Dragon pickaxe

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This article is about the dragon pickaxe. For other uses, see Dragon pickaxe (disambiguation).
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The dragon pickaxe was released with the Wilderness Rejuvenation on 13 March 2014. It requires 61 Mining to use and 60 Attack to wield. It is tied for the second strongest and second fastest pickaxe in-game with the 3rd age pickaxe, behind the crystal pickaxe.

Excluding waiting for ores to respawn or having to move to a new resource, the dragon pickaxe is effectively a 5.88% increase in overall mining speed compared to a rune pickaxe. By default, the dragon pickaxe provides a chance to mine an ore every three ticks, and there is an additional 1/6 chance to reduce this to two ticks.[1] An Attack level of 60 is required to wield the pickaxe, while 61 Mining is required to mine ores with the pickaxe. However, as long as a player has 60 Attack to wield the pickaxe, the special attack can be used to mine with the pickaxe starting at level 58.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Pickaxe.pngSpikeStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
ImpaleStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
SmashCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performs the Dragon pickaxes special attack, Rock Knocker.

The dragon pickaxe's special attack, Rock Knocker, temporarily boosts the player's Mining level by 3 (players will need to have 60 Attack to utilise this special). This consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy. The boosted level from the special attack does enable a player to mine a rock above their current mining level. As you must be level 58 mining to use the special attack, this means Lovakite is the first ore capable of being mined using this method while underneath the required mining level. It's not recommended to use this method for gaining xp as it will be much slower than mining lower level ores at a higher rate. It may be useful, however, if needing to complete a mining requirement for which you don't have the mining level to complete.

As long as a player has 60 Attack to wield the pickaxe, the special attack can be used to mine with the pickaxe starting at level 58.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

A player uses a smouldering stone to create an infernal pickaxe.

Players can combine a smouldering stone with a dragon pickaxe to create an infernal pickaxe, requiring 85 Smithing (boosts not allowed) to do so. This process cannot be undone. The infernal pickaxe will grant the player a 1/3 chance to smelt ores for Smithing experience whilst mining. The infernal pickaxe will be able to smelt 5,000 ores before degrading, requiring another smouldering stone or dragon pickaxe to charge it.

Players can also create a crystal pickaxe via a singing bowl by combining a dragon pickaxe, 120 crystal shards and a crystal tool seed. This requires level 76 Smithing and Crafting, which can be boosted. If players cannot create it on their own, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 60 crystal shards, for a total of 180.

Lastly, players can use a dragon pickaxe upgrade kit or Zalcano shard to cosmetically enhance their dragon pickaxes, creating a dragon pickaxe (upgraded) or dragon pickaxe (or), respectively. This only alters its appearance, and makes the pickaxe untradeable. The process can be reverted, but the kit will not be retained while the shard will be.

Products[edit | edit source]

Crystal pickaxe.pngCrystal pickaxe
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  • 76 Smithing
  • 76 Crafting
  • 6,000 Smithing
  • 6,000 Crafting
Dragon pickaxe (or).pngDragon pickaxe (or)
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  • None
  • None
Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer).pngDragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer)
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  • None
  • None
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded).pngDragon pickaxe (upgraded)
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  • None
  • None
Infernal pickaxe.pngInfernal pickaxe
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  • 85 Smithing
  • 61 Mining
  • 350 Smithing
  • 200 Mining

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Spin West of the soul altar Dragon pickaxe.png helm of neitiznot.png rune boots.png 4,126,573

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Callisto470 Multicombat.png10.75/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png11/256
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png11/1,500
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png10.75/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png10.75/128

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 January 2019

The inventory model of the dragon pickaxe has been slightly adjusted to be consistent with all other pickaxes.

18 December 2014

The dragon pickaxe special attack animation no longer activates when you don't have enough energy.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 July 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "The dragon [pickaxe] has a 1/6 chance to reduce the delay by a tick, yes."