Dragon warhammer

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The dragon warhammer is a warhammer that requires 60 Strength 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 in the Chambers of Xeric to stun Jewelled Crabs and build any storage chest (with the required mallignum root planks and Construction level).

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.

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, will be 70%, 49%, 34.3%, 24%, 16.8% then 11.8% of the original. The target's Defence level will be rounded up after each reduction. For example, starting from 75, after the first drain the level will be 53 (52.5), and the next one 38 (37.1).

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 OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Blunt.pngPoundCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
PummelCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Item sources[edit | edit source]

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

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
21 April 2021
(update)

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

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.
  • There are 2 dragon warhammer spawns inside a chest in the Lizardman Temple, but these are inaccessible.

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."