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Pickaxe wanging
Pickaxe wanging
Release date 24 April 2017 (Update)
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Quest No
Location Lumbridge Crater
Examine 2017: A rock used in a game of pickaxe wanging. Pick up a pickaxe and have a go! Gives Mining XP. (1 token)

2018: A rock used in a game of pickaxe wanging. Pick up a pickaxe and have a go! Gives Mining XP.

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Pickaxe wanging is part of the Spring Fayre found in the north-western part of the crater. Wanging a pickaxe at the rocks during the event allows players to gain Mining experience.

There are three rocks available, and each interaction with a rock results in ten attempts without interruption, with each action taking three seconds. An attempt may result in one of the three outcomes:

  • A direct hit!
  • That almost hit! So close.
  • What was that? A total miss. Try again!

Players cannot renew their remaining attempts, attempting to do so will result in the message: You are already wanging!

Around 75% of the attempts end up being successful.

During a Happy Hour, around 1200 throws can be made.

There is a confirmation prompt about gaining experience when starting throwing that can be toggled off permanently.

At level 99 mining, hitting a rock successfully yields 104.8 Mining experience, or 115.2 during a Happy Hour.

Experience per hour Happy Hour
94,320 103,680

2017

Wanging cost one fayre attraction token per successful throw.

Attempting to wang a pickaxe without enough fayre attraction tokens prompted the messages:

  • You do not have enough fayre tokens to play this game. You need 1 token.
  • You can get more fayre tokens and tickets from the stall by the Bucking Baroo.

At level 99 mining, hitting a rock successfully yielded 157.4 Mining experience (173.1 during a Happy Hour), and had a roughly 75% chance to yield six fayre prize tickets, or one during a Happy Hour.

During a Happy Hour, approximately 675 tickets could be obtained.

Trivia

  • The name "pickaxe wanging" is likely a reference to the British folk-sport and fair event known as "welly wanging", which involves throwing a wellington boot. The event is a staple of many country fairs and events, and multiple places in the UK claim to be the origin of the sport. The actual nature of pickaxe wanging, throwing for accuracy over a grass pitch, also reflects British outdoor pub games such as Aunt Sally and Quoits.
  • It used to be possible to enter the middle of the wanging area. This was blocked on 2 May 2017 because people kept obstructing others by placing objects in the way and making it harder to click the rocks.