Dragon warhammer

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Dragon warhammer
Dragon warhammer.png
Released21 January 2016 (Update)
Also calledDwh
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Drop
ExamineSpikey, close combat weapon.
Value120,000 coins
High alch72,000 coins
Low alch48,000 coins
Weight2 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange28,626,967 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume1,187
Advanced data
Item ID13576
Dragon warhammer detail.png

The dragon warhammer is a warhammer that requires 60 Strength to wield and is currently one of the strongest warhammers available (second only to the Statius Warhammer) in Old School RuneScape. It is obtained as an extremely rare drop from Lizardman shamans.

The dragon warhammer can be used as a substitute for a regular hammer when banging the big door at the entrance of Bandos' Stronghold in the God Wars Dungeon, as well as in the Chambers of Xeric to stun Jewelled Crabs and build any storage chest (with the required mallignum root planks and Construction level). It can also be used in the Tombs of Amascut to repair the pillars in the monkey puzzle of the Path of Apmeken.

The dragon warhammer is popular for its special attack, as it can drastically reduce the opponent's defence and make them an easier target. Additionally, it is a popular weapon among strength pures due to the lack of an Attack requirement and considerable damage output.

 Attack bonusesDragon warhammer equipped male.pngDragon warhammer equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerWeapon slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: BluntCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Blunt.pngPoundCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PummelCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the dragon warhammer's special attack.

The dragon warhammer has a special attack, Smash, which deals 50% more damage, while lowering the target's current Defence level by 30% on a hit other than zero (i.e. the hit has to deal damage).[1] When used against Tekton, it will instead reduce 5% of his Defence level when it fails to hit. This attack consumes 50% of the player's special attack energy.

Defence level reductions will stack over multiple successful hits; each reduction is calculated from the current temporary level (so follow-up drains reduce fewer levels). The Defence level of the target after each respective hit, with no rounding, would be 70%, 49%, 34.3%, 24%, 16.8% then 11.8% of the original. However, fractional defence levels reduced by the special attack will be rounded down.
For example, on a monster with 75 defence, the first special attack will reduce 22 levels (rounded down from 22.5) leaving the enemy at 53 defence.
The next special attack will reduce 15 levels (rounded down from 15.6) leaving the enemy at 38 defence.

The dragon warhammer can be considered a one-handed variant of the Bandos godsword. While its bonuses may not be as high (and all of its attack styles being crush), it can be used with an avernic or dragon defender to boost its accuracy rate. Unlike the Bandos godsword, dragon warhammer's special attack does not lower offensive stats even if the opponent's Defence is zero.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/5,000

Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]

5Down Do Specs (Melee)

Special attack

1Abyssal Sire/Strategies (Melee)
1Abyssal Sire/Strategies (Ranged)
3Adamant dragon/Strategies (Melee)
3Alchemical Hydra/Strategies (Melee)
3Basilisk Knight/Strategies (Melee)
1Chambers of Xeric/Challenge Mode (Melee)
1Chambers of Xeric/Challenge Mode/Strategies (Melee)
1Chambers of Xeric/Strategies (Melee)
2Chompington (Melee)
1Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Team melee)
1Galvek Speed-Trialist (Melee)
4General Graardor/Strategies (Melee Attacker)
5General Graardor/Strategies (Solo (Melee))
4General Graardor/Strategies (Advanced Tank)
1General Graardor/Strategies (Ranged Attacker)
1Giant Mole/Strategies (Ranged Void)
4Glough Speed-Trialist (Melee)
5K'ril Tsutsaroth/Strategies (Solo Melee)
3K'ril Tsutsaroth/Strategies (Melee attacker)
1Kalphite Queen/Strategies (high DPS (phase one))
1Kalphite Queen/Strategies (mid-game players (phase two))
2The Nightmare/Strategies (5 man groups)
3Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Magic & Ranged)
3Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Ranged)
4Rune dragon/Strategies (Melee)
2Sarachnis/Strategies (Melee)
3Skotizo/Strategies (Melee)
1Skotizo/Strategies (Ranged)
1Theatre of Blood/Strategies (Learner)
1Theatre of Blood/Strategies (Freezer)
1Theatre of Blood/Strategies (Ranger)
1Theatre of Blood/Strategies (Melee DPS)
2TzHaar-Ket-Rak's Speed-Trialist (Melee Attacker)
1Ultimate Ironman Guide/Equipment
2Venenatis/Strategies (Melee)
2Vorkath/Strategies (Ranged (blowpipe))
4Vorkath/Strategies (Melee)

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
21 April 2021

Dragon warhammers now require level 60 Strength to wield instead of level 60 Attack.

7 April 2017

When using the special attack against Tekton, it will now reduce the Defence stat by 5% even if you fail to deal damage.

24 March 2016

The Dragon Warhammer can now open the Big Door to the Bandos Encampment.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The inaccessible stone chest containing two dragon warhammers, between the second and third shaman chambers.
  • The dragon warhammer's special attack animation and effect are similar to that of Statius's warhammer.
  • There are two dragon warhammers inside an inaccessible chest in the Lizardman Temple.

References[edit | edit source]

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