Crystal pickaxe

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

The crystal pickaxe is a level 70 Mining pickaxe. The pickaxe is obtained by trading a dragon pickaxe and 4,000 harmonic dust to Lady Ithell in the Ithell district of Prifddinas (also requiring Plague's End). Players may convert their crystal pickaxe back to a dragon pickaxe by speaking to Lady Ithell; however, they will not be given back the harmonic dust previously used to upgrade the tool.

The augmented crystal pickaxe cannot be reverted directly; the augmentation must first be removed by using an augmentation dissolver. All installed gizmos will be destroyed in the process.

If the player has an Imcando pickaxe or a gilded dragon pickaxe, Lady Ithell will first downgrade it to a dragon pickaxe before upgrading it to the crystal pickaxe. If a gilded dragon pickaxe was used to create a crystal pickaxe, it will remain gilded if it is downgraded again.

The crystal pickaxe may be added to the tool belt. Players who wish to augment a crystal pickaxe already on their tool belt they may right-click it in their toolbelt to remove.

It is also one of the three required items to make the Pickaxe of Earth and Song.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Crystal pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal pickaxeCrystal pickaxe
Mining level Mining 70
Penetration 140
Damage (per swing)
Minimum 39
Maximum 109
Average 74

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crystal pickaxe.png Crystal pickaxe
MiningCraftingHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
0 XP0 XP?-
Mining Mining level75
Crafting Crafting level75
Quests Completed Plague's End
P2P icon.png Members only
Dragon pickaxe.pngDragon pickaxe12,373,4252,373,425
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 pickaxe are given as follows.

Perk Icons Perks Effect
Honed.png Honed 6 Has a 12% chance of giving double ores.
Furnace (perk).png Fortune.png Furnace 4 + Fortune 3 Has a 20% chance of granting double experience, without any progress.
Has a 1.5% chance to double and bank what you have gathered.

The recommended perks for an off-hand item such as the Augmented enhanced Excalibur, that is to be worn along with a pickaxe while training mining, 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
Furnace (perk).pngFurnace Has a 5% chance per rank of granting double experience, without any progress. 4
Honed.pngHoned Has a 2% chance per rank of giving double ores. 6
Polishing.pngPolishing Has a 3% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a higher tier. 4
Refined.pngRefined Increases the chance of finding a geode by 2% per rank. 4
Wise.pngWise When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 experience per day. 4
Ancient invention
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. 3

To use an augmented pickaxe's perks, the player must have charges in their charge pack. Use of charges can be reduced by researching charge drain improvements or by adding the efficient perk to the item.

The Wise perk can also be put on an off-hand weapon or shield, and it will give the bonus experience regardless, enabling players to have two useful perks on their pickaxe in combination with their skilling outfit.

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
    • Crystal pickaxes 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even though the mining requirement is level 70, the pickaxe can only be obtained in Prifddinas after finishing Plague's End which has a non-boostable requirement of 75 mining.
  • When trying to gild the crystal pickaxe, the nymph will say "That pickaxe is coated with crystal. I'm so sorry. I don't understand elven magic well enough to add gold to crystal."
  • Currently a bug exists where more than 4,000 harmonic dust can be taken by Lady Ithell if attempting to upgrade a dragon pickaxe to a crystal pickaxe.
  • Prior to the Mining and Smithing rework, the Crystal pickaxe had a special attack, Shock, which required 100% adrenaline and drained the opponent's Attack, Ranged, and Magic by 5%. It was removed with the rework, as well as the combat bonuses of all pickaxes, making pickaxes a skilling-only tool.