The dragon battleaxe is the strongest battleaxe that can be used outside of Daemonheim. It can only be wielded by members who have at least 60 Attack and who have completed the Heroes' Quest. It can be bought in the Heroes' Guild for 200,000 coins or as reward of Gold Chest from Shades of Mort'ton Activity. However, it is advised that players buy this weapon from the Grand Exchange in Varrock or another player as it is cheaper to do so, as prices are normally lower.
Before the items kept on death update, a player would keep the item with the highest high alchemy value first. Because of the dragon battleaxe's high alchemy value, it was commonly used in luring scams. A player would bring another player with at least one valuable item into the Wilderness and trade or drop dragon battleaxes. Because of the steep high alchemy value of the battleaxes, they would often be kept instead of the player's more street-valuable items upon death. Despite the popularity of the dragon battleaxe for scamming, there are many other inexpensive items with high alchemy values that worked just as well. For example: torag's hammers, dragon plateskirts, verac's Flail.