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Dragon pickaxe

member badge tiny.pngDragon pickaxe
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 GE:15259 coins
GE History
Today GE:15259
30 Day GE:15259
90 Day GE:15259
180 Day GE:15259
Buy Limit Unknown [Edit]
Protect on Death Unknown [Edit]
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 2.3 kg

The Dragon pickaxe is currently the fastest pickaxe in Runescape. It's about .3 game ticks on average (0.6 seconds) faster than the Rune pickaxe and Inferno adze. 60 Attack and 61 Mining are required to wield the pickaxe. The Dragon pickaxe has a special attack called Shock which drains an opponent's Ranged, Magic, and Attack levels by 5% and uses 100% of the special attack bar. Due to Eoc update the special attack is now 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.

Dragon pickaxes were released with the quest Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf on the 9th of 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.

Equipment stats

Combat Details
Equip: 60 Attack
Use: 61 Mining
Slot: weapon slot.jpg
Item level: 60
Item class: Melee
Armour type: Unknown [Edit]
Damage: 447 Unknown [Edit]
Accuracy: Unknown [Edit]
Attack speed: Speed 6
Armour rating: 0
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0 0 0% 0% 0%
Unknown hit bonus [Edit]


  • 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.
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The picture of the old pickaxe (click to see larger)

Metal Pickaxes BronzeIronSteelMithrilAdamantRuneDragon
Special Pickaxes Inferno adzeDwarven army axe
Dungeoneering Pickaxes NoviteBathusMarmarosKratoniteZephyriumArgoniteKatagonGorgonitePromethiumPrimal
Gilded Pickaxes (m) Gilded bronze pickaxeGilded iron pickaxeGilded steel pickaxeGilded mithril pickaxeGilded adamant pickaxeGilded rune pickaxeGilded dragon pickaxe

Dragon Equipment
Armour BootsChainbody (lucky, corrupt)Full helm (lucky, ornamental, spiked)GauntletsHelm (charged, enchanted, corrupt)Platebody (lucky, ornamental, spiked)Platelegs (ornamental, spiked, corrupt)Plateskirt (ornamental, spiked, corrupt)
Melee Weapons 2h sword (lucky)Battleaxe (off-hand, corrupt)Claw (off-hand, lucky, luck off-hand)Dagger (off-hand, corrupt)HalberdHatchetHastaLongsword (off-hand, corrupt)Mace (off-hand, corrupt)PickaxeScimitar (off-hand, corrupt)Spear (corrupt)Warhammer (off-hand)
Magic weapons Battlestaff
Ranged Weapons 2h crossbowPistol crossbow (off-hand)Dart (off-hand) • Knife (off-hand) • Throwing axe (off-hand)
Shields DefenderKiteshield (ornamental, spiked)Square shield (ornamental, spiked, corrupt)Ward
Ammunition ArrowsBolts (enchanted)Fire arrows
Kits Full helm kit (ornamental, spiked) • Platebody kit (ornamental, spiked) • Platelegs/skirt kit (ornamental, spiked) • Kiteshield kit (ornamental, spiked) • Square shield kit (ornamental, spiked)
Sets Chain armour set (lg, sk) • Plate armour set (lg, sk)Claw set
Miscellaneous Shield half (left, right) • Ruined armour (slice, lump, shard)Crossbow limbsArrowheadsBolt tipsDart tips

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