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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The Rune pickaxe is a pickaxe that's stronger than the adamant pickaxe. It requires level 40 Attack to wield, and level 41 Mining to mine with. It can be used in combat or in Mining to extract ores from rocks. It is also the strongest pickaxe available for non-members. (Members can acquire the Dragon pickaxe or Inferno Adze pickaxe - the former requires level 61 Mining; the latter requires level 41 Mining and level 92 Firemaking, and mines at the same speed as rune pickaxe.) When a player mines with a rune pickaxe, they will obtain ores at a significantly faster rate than using an adamant pickaxe. Players can make a rune pickaxe with the Smithing skill at level 90 by using 2 rune bars after the completion of the Perils of Ice Mountain quest. Rune pickaxes can be purchased from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop in the Dwarven Mine and at Tati's Pickaxe-Is-Mine in Keldagrim. One is also received at the completion of the Between a Rock... quest. A rune pickaxe is required for the TokTz-Ket-Dill quest.

On 9 September 2009, the rune pickaxe received an update to change its equipped figure and item image.

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A player wielding a rune pickaxe
A player wielding a rune pickaxe
Old image of rune pickaxe equipped before 9 September 2009.
Old image of rune pickaxe equipped before 9 September 2009.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+26 -2 +24 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 +1 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+29 0 0 +0%
Speed: File:speed5.gif

Combat styles

Pickaxe Combat Interface Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Spike Accurate Stab Attack
Impale Aggressive Stab Strength
Smash Aggressive Crush Strength
Block Defensive Stab Defence


  • When wielding the Rune Pickaxe, the attack screen shows that the combat style "Impale" is a stab attack, and that "Smash" is a crush attack. But, in battle, "Smash" shows the animation of a stab attack, and "Impale" shows the animation of a crush attack.

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