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Dwarven army axe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dwarven army axeBronze pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze pickaxeIron pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron pickaxeSteel pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel pickaxeMithril pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril pickaxeAdamant pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant pickaxeRune pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune pickaxeDragon pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon pickaxePickaxe (class 5).png: RS3 Inventory image of Pickaxe (class 5)Inferno adze.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inferno adzeImcando pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando pickaxeCrystal pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal pickaxe
Slot main hand
Style Crush
Average (3.6s)

Pickaxes (often abbreviated as picks) are used to mine any type of ore in Gielinor. Pickaxes can be held in the inventory, stored in the tool belt, or wielded (provided the player's Attack level is high enough). Storing in the tool belt or wielding the pickaxe provides an extra inventory space, allowing one extra ore to be held. The pickaxe in the tool belt has a right-click option to remove it, and adding a pickaxe to the tool belt will return the previous one to your inventory. Pickaxes are rarely used as weapons, as they have half the same damage compared to weapons of the same tier and speed.

Players can smith their own pickaxes, using 2 bars of the desired metal. The dwarven army axe, sacred and volatile clay pickaxes, dragon pickaxes, inferno adze, Imcando pickaxe, and crystal pickaxe cannot be smithed.

Types of pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Gilded pickaxes[edit | edit source]

Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Gilded bronze pickaxe.png Gilded bronze pickaxe 1 1 Crush 0 110 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a bronze pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded iron pickaxe.png Gilded iron pickaxe 10 10 Crush 0 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a iron pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded steel pickaxe.png Gilded steel pickaxe 20 20 Crush 0 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a steel pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded mithril pickaxe.png Gilded mithril pickaxe 30 30 Crush 0 257 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a mithril pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded adamant pickaxe.png Gilded adamant pickaxe 40 40 Crush 0 316 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a adamant pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded rune pickaxe.png Gilded rune pickaxe 50 50 Crush 0 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a rune pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine
Gilded dragon pickaxe.png Gilded dragon pickaxe 60 60 Crush 0 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Gilding a dragon pickaxe in Lava Flow Mine

Stealing Creation pickaxes[edit | edit source]

These pickaxes can only be obtained and used in the Stealing Creation minigame.

Table of pickaxes
IconClassLevel to useLevel to make
Pickaxe (class 1).pngClass 11 MiningMining1 SmithingSmithing
Pickaxe (class 2).pngClass 220 MiningMining20 SmithingSmithing
Pickaxe (class 3).pngClass 340 MiningMining40 SmithingSmithing
Pickaxe (class 4).pngClass 460 MiningMining60 SmithingSmithing
Pickaxe (class 5).pngClass 580 MiningMining80 SmithingSmithing

Rewards[edit | edit source]

These can be used outside of the minigame.

Dungeoneering pickaxes[edit | edit source]

These pickaxes can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.

Table of pickaxes
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite pickaxe.png Novite pickaxe1 Attack-icon.png Attack; 1 Mining-icon.png Mining
2Bathus pickaxe.png Bathus pickaxe10 Attack-icon.png Attack; 10 Mining-icon.png Mining
3Marmaros pickaxe.png Marmaros pickaxe20 Attack-icon.png Attack; 20 Mining-icon.png Mining
4Kratonite pickaxe.png Kratonite pickaxe30 Attack-icon.png Attack; 30 Mining-icon.png Mining
5Fractite pickaxe.png Fractite pickaxe40 Attack-icon.png Attack; 40 Mining-icon.png Mining
6Zephyrium pickaxe.png Zephyrium pickaxe50 Attack-icon.png Attack; 50 Mining-icon.png Mining
7Argonite pickaxe.png Argonite pickaxe60 Attack-icon.png Attack; 60 Mining-icon.png Mining
8Katagon pickaxe.png Katagon pickaxe70 Attack-icon.png Attack; 70 Mining-icon.png Mining
9Gorgonite pickaxe.png Gorgonite pickaxe80 Attack-icon.png Attack; 80 Mining-icon.png Mining
10Promethium pickaxe.png Promethium pickaxe90 Attack-icon.png Attack; 90 Mining-icon.png Mining
11Primal pickaxe.png Primal pickaxe99 Attack-icon.png Attack; 99 Mining-icon.png Mining

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Previously, players needed to repair their pickaxe if it had been damaged during the exploding rock random event. Players had to visit Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine or Bob at the Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge to repair it for a small cost. Players also used to find their pickaxe head flying off their handle, which they then needed to pick up and rejoin to the handle. However, pickaxes no longer get damaged or lose their heads, due to the removal of random events.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • The rate you receive warning messages for getting reduced rates due to your pickaxe level when mining has been lowered.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to attempt to store pickaxes on your toolbelt in free to play worlds if you have a member's only pickaxe already stored.
    • When having a high-level members pickaxe on your toolbelt on F2P, when mining, this will now default to runite.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Pickaxes can be smithed as high as level 90, but smithable pickaxes can't be augmented.
  • patch 19 May 2009 (Update):
    • Woodcutting and Mining now try to use the axe/pickaxe you're currently wielding. If you don't have one in your hands, it'll try to select the best one in your inventory.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A TzHaar using an obsidian pickaxe.