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Dharok's greataxe is part of Dharok the Wretched's set of equipment. It requires 70 Attack and 70 Strength to wield. If players are wielding this axe with the rest of the set, they will be subject to a passive effect which increases their maximum hit as their Hitpoints are lowered. The highest possible hit with this weapon is 104 damage against living foes. Because of this, it is often used as a "knock-out" weapon in PvP scenarios, as its high hits can easily finish off an injured player with one large blow. Dharok's greataxe currently has the fourth highest strength bonus of any weapon in Old School RuneScape, beaten by the crystal halberd, the godsword, and the elder maul.

In order to be able to hit the maximum damage, the player needs to have one hitpoint remaining at a Hitpoints level of 99, drinking a super combat potion or an overload either from the Nightmare Zone or from Chambers of Xeric, piety, and being equipped with barrows gloves, primordial/dragon boots, an amulet of torture/strength, an infernal cape and a berserker ring (i).

Combat styles

CombatStyles battleaxe.png Combat style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Hack Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints


Barrows equipment degrades as it is used. Equipment received from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and can be used for 15 hours of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again. Barrows armour degrades even if the player is using protection prayers or not taking damage. Unlike the crystal shield and crystal bow, Barrows equipment does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. Fully repaired Barrows items start out with no numbers in their names, e.g. Dharok's greataxe. It will become Dharok's greataxe 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Dharok's greataxe 75, then 50, then 25 and finally 0 at which point the armour will be unusable until repaired. Additionally, Barrows equipment may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded.

When dropped or lost on death, any piece of Barrows equipment will automatically degrade to 0. Players who attempt to drop Barrows equipment will receive a warning message about this.

There are two ways to repair Barrows armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
barrows equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 60,000 59,700 30,300
Body 90,000 89,550 45,450
Legs 80,000 79,600 40,400
Weapon 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 330,000 328,350 166,650
The price is exactly 50% when operating a Smithing cape.

Enter your smithing level here to calculate how much it would cost to repair the Dharok's greataxe on an Armour stand:

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result = repairResult
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param = level|Smithing Level (1-105)|1|int|1-105