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.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesA player wielding the dragon warhammer.
A player wielding the dragon warhammer.
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
-4-4+95-4+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+85+0+0%+0List
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6.png

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 - even if it is a successful hit but rolls a zero, it does not work).[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). Two successful special attacks thus reduce an opponent's Defence by a total of 51%.

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.

The dragon warhammer's special attack does not lower offensive stats even if the opponent's Defence is zero. If planning to drain offensive stats after draining defensive stats, use a Bandos godsword.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

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

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/5,000

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dragon warhammer's special attack animation and effect are similar to that of the Statius's warhammer.
  • On release, the dragon warhammer was not considered a substitute for accessing Bandos' Stronghold in the God Wars Dungeon. This was changed by an update on 24 March 2016.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 May 2017. 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."