Pickaxe

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Pickaxe
Bronze pickaxeIron pickaxeSteel pickaxeBlack pickaxeMithril pickaxe
Adamant pickaxeRune pickaxeDragon pickaxe3rd age pickaxeInfernal pickaxe Crystal pickaxe
Primary typeStab
Secondary typeCrush
Attack speed
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Pickaxes, often abbreviated to picks, are tools used to mine any type of ore or otherwise mineable items, and some types of blockages in Gielinor. Pickaxes can either be held in the inventory or wielded; but, to wield a pickaxe, the wielder's Attack level must be high enough. Wielding the pickaxe provides extra space in the inventory. This is useful when mining for a profit, as one extra ore can be held.

Higher level pickaxes grant more frequent opportunities to obtain an ore from a rock, but have no effect upon the chance of successfully doing so.[1]

Pickaxes cannot be made by players. They can be bought from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop, Yarsul's Prodigious Pickaxes, Pickaxe-Is-Mine, Toothy's Pickaxes, and Gwyn's Mining Emporium.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: PickaxeCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Pickaxe.pngSpikeStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
ImpaleStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SmashCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Standard pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Item Mining Attack Shop price Grand Exchange price Weight Ticks between rolls
Bronze pickaxe inventory image Bronze pickaxe 1 1 1 coin at Nurmof and Bob 115 2.267 kg 8
Iron pickaxe inventory image Iron pickaxe 1 1 140 coins at Nurmof 244 2.267 kg 7
Steel pickaxe inventory image Steel pickaxe 6 5 500 coins at Nurmof 695 2.267 kg 6
Black pickaxe inventory image Black pickaxe 11 10 Not sold 1,315 0.01 kg 5
Mithril pickaxe inventory image Mithril pickaxe 21 20 1,300 coins at Nurmof 414 1.814 kg 5
Adamant pickaxe inventory image Adamant pickaxe 31 30 3,200 coins at Nurmof 1,637 2.721 kg 4
Rune pickaxe inventory image Rune pickaxe 41 40 32,000 coins at Nurmof 18,732 2.267 kg 3
Dragon pickaxe inventory image Dragon pickaxe 61 60 Not sold 8,137,337 2.4 kg 2.83[a 1]
Crystal pickaxe inventory image Crystal pickaxe 71[a 2] 70[a 3] Not sold Cannot be traded 1.36 kg 2.75[a 4]
  1. ^ 3 ticks by default, 1/6 chance to be 2 ticks.
  2. ^ Also requires completion of Song of the Elves to use.
  3. ^ Also requires 50 Agility to wield.
  4. ^ 3 ticks by default, 1/4 chance to be 2 ticks.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe4-22000100050%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Iron pickaxeIron pickaxe5-23000100070%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe8-26000100090%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Black pickaxeBlack pickaxe10-280001000110%000.0Free-to-play icon.png
Mithril pickaxeMithril pickaxe12-2100001000130%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Adamant pickaxeAdamant pickaxe17-2150001000190%002.7Free-to-play icon.png
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
Crystal pickaxeCrystal pickaxe38-2320001000420%001.4Member icon.png

Other pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Item Mining Attack Shop price Grand Exchange price Weight Ticks between rolls
Gilded pickaxe inventory image Gilded pickaxe 41 40 Not sold 5,555,010 2.267 kg 3
3rd age pickaxe inventory image 3rd age pickaxe 61 65 Not sold 2,147,483,647 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded) inventory image Dragon pickaxe (upgraded) 61 60 Not sold Cannot be traded 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
Dragon pickaxe (or) inventory image Dragon pickaxe (or) 61 60 Not sold Cannot be traded 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer) inventory image Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer) 61 60 Not sold Cannot be traded 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
Infernal pickaxe inventory image Infernal pickaxe 61[b 2] 60 Not sold Cannot be traded 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
Infernal pickaxe (or) inventory image Infernal pickaxe (or) 61[b 2] 60 Not sold Cannot be traded 2.4 kg 2.83[b 1]
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 3 ticks by default, 1/6 chance to be 2 ticks.
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 Also requires 85 Smithing to use.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Gilded pickaxeGilded pickaxe26-2240001000290%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Dragon pickaxe (or)Dragon pickaxe (or)38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer)Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer)38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
Infernal pickaxe (or)Infernal pickaxe (or)38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
3rd age pickaxe3rd age pickaxe38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded)Dragon pickaxe (upgraded)38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png
Infernal pickaxeInfernal pickaxe38-2320001000420%002.4Member icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the early days of RuneScape Classic, there was only one type of pickaxe available, named simply Pickaxe. It resembled a steel pickaxe and could not be equipped. When different types of pickaxes were released in May 2003, all pickaxes in the bank became the bronze pickaxes that are commonly found today.
  • Broken pickaxes, before being removed after an update, were able to be wielded. But once unequipped, they could no longer be equipped by the player. They possessed the same bonuses as their unbroken counterparts.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 28 October 2019. (Archived from the original on 16 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Your level affects the chance of getting ore each time the game rolls; your pickaxe affects how often that happens."