Steel pickaxe

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For this item's upgraded variants, see +1.
Steel pickaxe detail.png

A steel pickaxe is level 20 pickaxe. It requires level 20 Mining to use.

It can be made at a forge and anvil using 2 steel bars, requiring 600 progress to complete, granting a total of 150 Smithing experience. It can be upgraded to a steel pickaxe + 1 with another 2 bars.

Upgrades
Item Level Penetration Min damage Max damage Avg damage Bars Cumulative bars
Steel pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe 20 15 10 30 20 2 2
Steel pickaxe + 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel pickaxe + 1Steel pickaxe + 1 20 15 11 31 21 2 4

The steel pickaxe can be gilded by the Liquid Gold Nymph after receiving the full golden mining suit, creating the gilded steel pickaxe. It is cosmetic and gives no more bonuses than the regular pickaxe.

This pickaxe can be stored on the tool belt.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Steel pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe
Mining level Mining 20
Penetration 15
Damage (per swing)
Minimum 10
Maximum 30
Average 20

Creation[edit | edit source]

Steel pickaxe.png Steel pickaxe
Smithing-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
150 XP-Varies [recipe 1]5,410
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level20
You must use a normal Anvil or Forge
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Steel bar.pngSteel bar28431,686
Profit3,724
  1. ^ See smithing page for details.

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Other[edit | edit source]

A steel pickaxe can be obtained from the tomb with a pickaxe on it, in the Tomb of Catolax. This requires having started Smoking Kills.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • update 3 February 2020 (Update):
    • Adjusted disassembly to give 4 materials per bar used in creating the item from scratch

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The steel pickaxes wielded by dwarves still use the old graphics.
  • The Mining instructor on Tutorial Island appeared to be wielding a steel pickaxe.