|Released||21 January 2016 (Update)|
|Examine||Spikey, close combat weapon.|
|High alch||72,000 coins|
|Low alch||48,000 coins|
|Exchange||28,626,967 coins (info)|
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.
|Base attack speed||Range|
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Blunt||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Pound||Crush||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints||+3 Attack|
|Pummel||Crush||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints||+3 Strength|
|Block||Crush||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints||+3 Defence|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
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). 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]
Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]
|5||Down Do Specs (Melee)|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|21 April 2021
Dragon warhammers now require level 60 Strength to wield instead of level 60 Attack.
|7 April 2017
|24 March 2016
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.
- There are two dragon warhammers inside an inaccessible chest in the Lizardman Temple.
References[edit | edit source]