Pickaxe

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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 and Pickaxe-Is-Mine.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat Options Combat Style Type Experience
CombatStyles pickaxe.png Spike Stab Attack and Hitpoints
Impale Stab Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Stab Defence and Hitpoints

Standard pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Item Mining Attack Shop price Weight Ticks between rolls
Bronze pickaxe.png Bronze pickaxe 1 1 1 coin at Nurmof and Bob 2.267 kg 8
Iron pickaxe.png Iron pickaxe 1 1 140 coins at Nurmof 2.267 kg 7
Steel pickaxe.png Steel pickaxe 6 5 500 coins at Nurmof 2.267 kg 6
Black pickaxe.png Black pickaxe 11 10 Not sold 0.01 kg 5
Mithril pickaxe.png Mithril pickaxe 21 20 1,300 coins at Nurmof 1.814 kg 5
Adamant pickaxe.png Adamant pickaxe 31 30 3,200 coins at Nurmof 2.721 kg 4
Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe 41 40 32,000 coins at Nurmof 2.267 kg 3
Dragon pickaxe.png Dragon pickaxe 61 60 Not sold 2.4 kg 3

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonus
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe4-22000100050%00
Iron pickaxeIron pickaxe5-23000100070%00
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe8-26000100090%00
Black pickaxeBlack pickaxe10-280001000110%00
Mithril pickaxeMithril pickaxe12-2100001000130%00
Adamant pickaxeAdamant pickaxe17-2150001000190%00
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%00
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe38-2320001000420%00

Other pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Item Mining Attack Shop price Weight Ticks between rolls
3rd age pickaxe.png 3rd age pickaxe 61 60 Not sold 2.4 kg 3
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded).png Dragon pickaxe (upgraded) 61 60 Not sold 2.4 kg 3
Dragon pickaxe(or).png Dragon pickaxe(or) 61 60 Not sold 2.4 kg 3
Infernal pickaxe.png Infernal pickaxe 61[p 1] 60 Not sold 2.4 kg 3
Crystal pickaxe.png Crystal pickaxe 71[p 2] 70 Not sold 1.36 kg 3
  1. Also requires 85 Smithing to use.
  2. Also requires 50 Agility to use.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonus
3rd age pickaxe3rd age pickaxe38-2320001000420%00
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded)Dragon pickaxe (upgraded)38-2320001000420%00
Infernal pickaxeInfernal pickaxe38-2320001000420%00
Crystal pickaxeCrystal pickaxe38-2320001000420%00

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."