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Dragon pickaxe detail.png

The dragon pickaxe was released with the Wilderness Rejuvenation on 13 March 2014. It is dropped by all the Wilderness bosses (not demi-bosses) and the King Black Dragon. It is tied for the strongest and fastest pickaxe in-game, along with the 3rd age pickaxe.

The pickaxe mines ore at an increased speed (1/6 chance to mine an ore one tick faster than the rune pickaxe[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.

Special attack

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.

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.


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, requires 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 use a dragon pickaxe upgrade kit, obtained from the Bounty Hunter Store, to cosmetically enhance their dragon pickaxes, creating a dragon pickaxe (or). This only alters its appearance, and makes the pickaxe untradeable. The process can be reverted, but the kit will not be retained.

Combat styles

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

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Callisto 470 1 4; Rare (1/171)
Venenatis 464 1 4; Rare (1/171)
Vet'ion 454 1 4; Rare (1/171)
Chaos Elemental 305 1 4; Rare (1/256)
King Black Dragon 276 1 5; Very rare (1/1,500)


  • When the special attack is used, the player will say "Smashing!". This may be a reference to the catchphrase of the fictional character Nigel Thornberry from the cartoon The Wild Thornberrys.