Dwarven chainaxe

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Dwarven chainaxe is a Treasure Hunter reward.
If the associated promotion is not currently active, it may not be obtainable.
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Woodcutting with the chainaxe

A dwarven chainaxe is an item obtained from dwarven toolboxes, which were available on Treasure Hunter from 17 April 2015 to 20 April 2015. Inactive versions of the chainaxe are available after 13 July 2016.

It can be used in Resource mode to gain double the amount of logs cut with no experience gained, or it can be used in XP mode to double the amount of experience with no logs gained. It lasts for 100 charges, only consuming a charge upon success of an action.

If the item is used with an augmented dragon hatchet or augmented crystal hatchet, there will be double item XP gained in XP, and no item xp gained in Resource mode.

You can get a dwarven Toolbox from Vic's Store which you can convert to any of the five dwarven tools.

In XP mode, the dwarven chainaxe doubles base XP and bonus XP is awarded equally to the doubled base XP, earning a player 4x the amount of XP. Additional XP from skilling outfits is based on the already doubled base XP.

For example: Overgrown idols give 383.5 XP. Using a dwarven chain axe would double it giving 767 (383.5 x 2). Using a dwarven chainaxe with bonus XP would result in 1534 XP (383.5 x 4). Using a dwarven chainaxe with bonus XP and the full Lumberjack outfit (5% boost) would result in 1572 XP (383.5 x 2 x 2.05 or 383.5 x 4.1).

When training woodcutting, some methods of training have a greater focus on the quantity of logs for XP, such as chopping acadia trees, in these methods it is not advantageous to use a dwarven chainaxe in XP mode since charges are depleted quickly. Instead, chop a resource that gives a larger amount of base XP per successful chop.

Mechanics and restrictions[edit | edit source]

Places where the dwarven chainaxe's features work include:

  • The dwarven chainaxe stacks with bonus experience, meaning players can get quadruple experience. It will work on ivy as well as Golden Bamboo.
  • When used with golden bamboo in Resource mode, it causes the resource to deplete twice as fast, i.e a player cannot get more than 100 golden bamboo from one spot.
  • The double experience works on crystal trees, as well as trees affected by Crystallise, making it the best option for doubling experience as crystal trees and crystallised trees produce no logs.
  • The chainaxe works with divine locations; however, only gaining double logs stacks with the bonus from Guthixian Caches.
  • The chainaxe works on elder trees.
  • The chainaxe also provides double log and vine produce during Big Game Hunter.
  • The dwarven chainaxe XP mode works with overgrown idols.
  • The dwarven chainaxe Resource mode works when teleported to bank by evil trees buff, making it a good option for gathering many logs without having to make trips to banks.
  • The dwarven chainaxe Resource mode does provide double progress for a Daily Challenge. That is, when the chainaxe provides two logs for no experience the Daily Challenge will increment by two.
  • They work in combination with knowledge bombs.

Places where the dwarven chainaxe's features do not work or are incompatible with another effect:

  • The chainaxe does not work on Clan Citadel skilling plots.
  • XP mode will not work on evil trees.
  • Resource mode will not double the amount of crystal fragments gained when the chainaxe is used on a branching crystal on Tarddiad, but its charges will still be consumed.
  • Neither Resource mode nor XP mode work on jade roots in the Jadinko Lair, but no charges are consumed.
  • The experience bonus stacks additively, not multiplicatively, with the perfect juju woodcutting potion; the experience from the extra log is still added, but not doubled by it (totaling 300%, rather than 400%, XP for the action). This does not consume additional charges. Likewise, it stacks additively with the potion (i.e. you get 3 logs when both activate).
  • Resource mode does not work on bloodwood trees. This does not consume additional charges.
  • During certain bonus experience events (such as Double XP Live), the dwarven chainaxe cannot be used. Even if the item is in the player's inventory, it will not activate in either XP mode or Resource mode, and charges will not be used. If a bonus (degrading) experience event is active, the chainaxe will be used, but no charges will drain. This means the player can utilise the chainaxe as a free tier 75 tool similar to the crystal hatchet.
  • While on a Yak Track task for chopping logs, no progress will be made if set to XP mode.
  • In resource mode, the additional log will not count for additional Yak Track progress. (The first log will still count for one progress.)

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 19 July 2021 (Update):
    • You will now receive a warning message when attempting to use a Dwarven tool in resource mode on a divine location while the 'Shared Knowledge' buff is active. Previously, the buffs would wipe each other out and players would lose both benefits while still consuming tool charges.
  • patch 17 May 2021 (Update):
    • Dwarven Chainaxe abilities now work when wearing the full Nature's Sentinel outfit configured to consume logs.
  • patch 14 September 2020 (Update):
    • Using a Dwarven Chainaxe in Double XP mode will no longer double progress towards Daily Challenges, but using Double Resources mode will still increase your progress towards them.
  • patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
    • Dwarven tools with 1 charge left now correctly use the plural 'charges' when checking charges.
  • patch 30 August 2016 (Update):
    • Dwarven chainaxe and dwarven fish extractors now correctly deplete the rare resource twice as fast if double-resources mode is selected.
    • Dwarven chainaxe and dwarven fish extractors now correctly deplete the rare resource (at the same speed as other tools) when double-XP mode is selected.