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 have a greater chance of obtaining an ore from a rock and thus are generally faster to mine with. However, certain low level rocks become attainable at maximum speed at higher Mining levels, even with lower level pickaxes.

Pickaxes cannot be made by players. They can be bought from Yarsul's Prodigious Pickaxes.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

CombatStyles pickaxe.png Combat style Type Experience
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 MiningMining icon.png AttackAttack icon.png Shop price Weight
Bronze pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe 1 1 1 coin at Nurmof and Bob 2.25 kg
Iron pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Iron pickaxeIron pickaxe 1 1 140 coins at Nurmof 2.25 kg
Steel pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe 6 5 500 coins at Nurmof 2.25 kg
Black pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Black pickaxeBlack pickaxe 11 10 Not sold 0 kg
Mithril pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Mithril pickaxeMithril pickaxe 21 20 1,300 coins at Nurmof 1.8 kg
Adamant pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Adamant pickaxeAdamant pickaxe 31 30 3,200 coins at Nurmof 2 kg
Rune pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe 41 40 32,000 coins at Nurmof 2.2 kg
Dragon pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe 61 60 Not sold 2.2 kg

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Bronze pickaxe.png Bronze pickaxe +4 -2 +2 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +5 0 0% 0
Iron pickaxe.png Iron pickaxe +5 -2 +3 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +7 0 0% 0
Steel pickaxe.png Steel pickaxe +8 -2 +6 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +9 0 0% 0
Black pickaxe.png Black pickaxe +10 -2 +8 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +11 0 0% 0
Mithril pickaxe.png Mithril pickaxe +12 -2 +10 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +13 0 0% 0
Adamant pickaxe.png Adamant pickaxe +17 -2 +15 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +19 0 0% 0
Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe +26 -2 +24 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +29 0 0% 0
Dragon pickaxe.png Dragon pickaxe +38 -2 +32 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +42 0 0% 0

Other pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Item MiningMining icon.png AttackAttack icon.png Shop price Weight
3rd age pickaxe.png: Inventory image of 3rd age pickaxe3rd age pickaxe 61 60 Not sold 2.2 kg
Dragon pickaxe (or).png: Inventory image of Dragon pickaxe (or)Dragon pickaxe (or) 61 60 Not sold 2.2 kg
Infernal pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Infernal pickaxeInfernal pickaxe 61[1] 60 Not sold 2 kg
  1. Also requires 85 Smithing to use.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
3rd age pickaxe.png 3rd age pickaxe +38 -2 +32 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +42 0 0% 0
Dragon pickaxe (or).png Dragon pickaxe (or) +38 -2 +32 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +42 0 0% 0
Infernal pickaxe.png Infernal pickaxe +38 -2 +32 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +42 0 0% 0

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.