Dragon warhammer

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The dragon warhammer is a warhammer that requires an Attack level of 60 to wield and is currently the strongest warhammer available in Old School RuneScape. It is obtained as a very 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 be used in the Chambers of Xeric to stun Jewelled Crabs and build any storage chest, assuming they have the appropriate amount of mallignum root planks and the Construction level needed to create the chest.

The dragon warhammer is popular for its special attack, as it can drastically reduce the opponent's defence and make them an easier target.

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 (the hit has to deal damage).[1] When used against Tekton, it will reduce 5% of his Defence level if 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 1st hit will drain the Defence by 30%, the 2nd by 21%, the 3rd by 14.7%, the 4th by 10.3%, the 5th by 7.2% and the 6th by 5%. The Defence percentage of a monster after each respective hit will be 70, 49, 34.3, 24, 16.8 and 11.8.

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.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat Options Combat Style Type Experience
CombatStyles blunt.png Pound Crush Attack and Hitpoints
Pummel Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Crush Defence and Hitpoints

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
This content is present in Twisted League. Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/5,000

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 March 2016
(update)
The Dragon Warhammer can now open the Big Door to the Bandos Encampment.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dragon warhammer's special attack animation and effect are similar to that of Statius's warhammer.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "While special attacks usually do trigger on a successful roll even if the damage comes out as 0, the DWH blog said this one wouldn't."