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Dragon pickaxe

Members iconDragon pickaxe
Dragon pickaxe inventory icon
Tradeable Yes
Lendable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stacks No
Quest item No
High alchemy 75,000 coins
Low alchemy 50,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
GE Price 15259 coins
GE History
Today GE:15259
30 day GE:15259
90 day GE:15259
180 day GE:15259
Buy Limit 10
Protect on Death Unknown [Edit]
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 2.3 kg

A dragon pickaxe is a Mining tool and basic melee weapon, which requires level-60 Attack to wield and level-61 Mining to use for mining rocks. It was released with the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest on 9th September 2009. Dragon pickaxes are a very rare drop from chaos dwogres, chaos dwarf hand cannoneers and the chaos dwarves on the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield.

It is currently the second-fastest pickaxe in the game (except for the imcando pickaxe, which is faster only in the Lava Flow Mine). It is about 0.3 game ticks on average (0.6 seconds) faster than the rune pickaxe and inferno adze.

While it is not designed to be a melee weapon, the dragon pickaxe has a special attack called Shock which drains an opponent's Ranged, Magic, and Attack levels by 5% and uses 100% adrenaline.

A dragon pickaxe can be added to a player's Tool Belt, provided a higher-level pickaxe is not already stored there. Once the pickaxe has been added to the belt it cannot be removed.


After a player receives the full golden mining suit, the dragon pickaxe can be gilded by the liquid gold nymph in the Lava Flow Mine to become the gilded dragon pickaxe. A gilded dragon pickaxe gives no bonuses and is purely cosmetic.

After completing Plague's End, Lady Ithell will upgrade a dragon pickaxe to a crystal pickaxe for 4,000 harmonic dust. Lady Ithell can upgrade a pickaxe in the player's inventory or Tool Belt. Note that a gilded pickaxe will lose its gilding when upgraded.


Combat Statistics
In Legacy mode, damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down).
Equip: 60 Attack
Use: 61 Mining
Slot: Class: Type: Level:
Main Hand slot icon Melee Crush icon 60
Damage: Accuracy: Armour:
447 1132 0
Speed: Average - 3.6 seconds
Constitution Prayer Strength Ranged Magic
0 0 0 0 0
Special attack
Shock 100%
Inflicts 25-150% weapon damage and drains the target's Attack, Ranged, and Magic by 5%.


  • An earlier concept of a dragon pickaxe was first seen on the RuneScape highscores in 2006 more than 3 years before its actual release. At RuneFest 2011 members of the QA team mentioned that the problem with this version was that it looked too much like an umbrella from certain angles.
old rs highscores.gif
The picture of the old pickaxe (click to see larger)
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Melee weapons 2h sword (Lucky)Battleaxe (Off-handCorrupt)Claw (Off-handLuckyLucky off-hand)Dagger (Off-handCorrupt)HalberdHatchetHastaLongsword (Off-handCorrupt)Mace (Off-handCorrupt)Pickaxe (Gilded)Scimitar (Off-handCorrupt)Spear (Corrupt)Warhammer (Off-hand)
Shields DefenderKiteshield (ornamentalspiked)Square shield (Corruptornamentalspiked)Ward
Armour Boots (Dragonbone)Chainbody (CorruptLucky)Full helm (DragonboneLuckyornamentalspiked)Gauntlets (Worn-out)Helm (chargedCorruptenchanted)Platebody (DragonboneLuckyornamentalspiked)Platelegs (CorruptDragonboneornamentalspiked)Plateskirt (CorruptDragonboneornamentalspiked)
Magic weapons Battlestaff
Ranged weapons/ammo 2h crossbowArrow (Fire)Crossbow (Off-hand)Dart (Off-hand)Javelin (Off-hand)Knife (Off-hand)Throwing axe (Off-hand)
Ornament kits Dragonbone upgrade • Full helm (ornamentalspiked) • Platebody (ornamentalspiked) • Platelegs/skirt (ornamentalspiked) • Kiteshield (ornamentalspiked) • Square shield (ornamentalspiked)
Sets Chain armour (lgsk) • Plate armour (lgsk)Lucky claws
Miscellaneous ArrowheadsDart tipLimbs • Ruined armour (lumpshardslice) • Shield half (leftright)Unstrung crossbow

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