Crystal hatchet

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For this item's augmented variant, see augmented crystal hatchet.
Crystal hatchet detail.png

The crystal hatchet is the most powerful hatchet available. Level 70 Attack is required to wield it, and 71 Woodcutting to chop with it, although 75 Woodcutting is indirectly needed to complete Plague's End and thus to have access to Prifddinas to create the hatchet. It chops roughly 15% faster than the dragon hatchet.

It can be obtained by trading in a dragon hatchet, from either the inventory or the tool belt, and 4,000 harmonic dust to Lady Ithell, in the Ithell Clan district of Prifddinas.

The crystal hatchet can be added to the tool belt, and does not degrade like other crystal items. It features an improved woodcutting speed compared to a dragon hatchet and players using it have twice the chance to gain Shattered Heart and golden Shattered Heart rocks. Players may convert their crystal hatchet back to a dragon hatchet by speaking to Lady Ithell; however, they will not be given back the harmonic dust previously used to upgrade the tool.

The crystal hatchet has a special attack, Clobber, which requires 100% adrenaline and lowers your opponent's Defence and Magic by 5% of the previous level. It also applies a debuff that increases the target's Affinity values by 3.

Players who wish to augment a crystal hatchet already on their tool belt may speak with Doc, who will remove it from the tool belt. He will only perform this service once.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crystal hatchet.png Crystal hatchet
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Requirements
Quests Plague's End
Must be performed at Lady Ithell
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Dragon hatchet.pngDragon hatchet12,646,8832,646,883
Harmonic dust.pngHarmonic dust4,000N/A-

Perks[edit | edit source]

Recommended perks[edit source]

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99, and extreme invention potions are highly recommended.

The recommended perks for an augmented crystal hatchet are given as follows.

Perk Icons Perks Effect
Honed.png Honed 6 Has a 12% higher chance of successfully gathering items.
Furnace (perk).png Fortune.png Furnace 4 + Fortune 3 Has a 20% chance of consuming a gathered resource for an extra 100% XP.
Has a 1.5% chance to double and bank what you have gathered or produced.

The recommended perks for an off-hand item such as the Augmented enhanced Excalibur, that is to be worn along with a hatchet while training woodcutting, are given as follows.

Perk Icons Perks Effect
Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile Provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive at the cost of no adrenaline gain.

Possible perks[edit source]

Name Effect Number of ranks
Honed.pngHoned Has a 2% per rank higher chance of successfully gathering items. 6
Refined.pngRefined Has a 5% chance per rank of preventing a resource depleting when gathering. 4
Wise.pngWise When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day. 4
Prosper.pngProsper Allows you to find clue scrolls whilst skilling and a 1% chance for elite clues found this way to be upgraded to master. 1
Polishing.pngPolishing Has a 3% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a higher tier. 3
Furnace (perk).pngFurnace Has a 5% chance per rank of consuming a gathered resource for an extra 100% XP. When mining has a 5% chance per rank to generate no progress, but give double xp.

This perk has an increased chance to activate on level 20 items. Note this does not apply to crystal trees or chopping ivy.

4
Fortune.pngFortune Has a 0.5% chance per rank on gathering skills and 0.1% chance per rank on production skills to double and bank what you have gathered or produced.

This perk has an increased chance to activate on level 20 items. Note this does not apply to crystal trees or chopping ivy.

3

To use an augmented hatchet’s perks the player must have charges in their charge pack. Use of an augmented crystal hatchet costs at most 0.31 divine charges from the player’s charge pack per second and use of an augmented dragon hatchet costs at most 0.21 divine charges per second. This cost can be reduced by researching charge drain improvements or by adding the efficient perk (or enhanced efficient) to the item.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 5 August 2019 (Update):

    • Fixed an issue with this item clipping outside of the worn inventory slot.
  • patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
    • This item will now protect on death correctly.
  • patch 24 November 2014 (Update):
    • Crystal hatchets and pickaxes now appear in the player's gravestone if lost on death.
    • Players can now use a crystal hatchet to chop down teak trees in Etceteria.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Given a rate of 600 dust per hour at the harps, obtaining the crystal hatchet is worth it if you would spend 51 hours or more chopping trees normally. It is also worth considering that in earning the 4,000 harmonic dust, players earn between 320,000 and 384,000 experience in Crafting.