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The Rune pickaxe is a pickaxe that is stronger than the Adamant pickaxe. It requires level 50 Attack to wield and level 41 Mining to mine with. It can be used in combat or in Mining to extract ore from rocks. It is also the strongest pickaxe available for non-members.

When a player mines with a rune pickaxe, they will obtain ores at a significantly faster rate than when 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. It is also a drop from Warped tortoises. A rune pickaxe (or better) is required to complete the TokTz-Ket-Dill quest.

The Rune pickaxe can be gilded by the Liquid gold nymph after receiving the full Golden mining suit, creating the Gilded rune pickaxe. It is cosmetic and gives no more bonuses than the regular pickaxe.

As of 17 June 2013, this pickaxe can be stored on a toolbelt, although it cannot be taken off. Doing this has no requirements, and it will act as the highest-level pickaxe you can use.

Combat StatsRune pickaxe equipped
Skill requirements
50 Attack-icon
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average


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Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
General Graardor 210; 6241Uncommon
Living rock striker921Very rare
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Vyrewatch 49; 70; 72; 75; 78; 86; 91; 971Uncommon
Warped terrorbird821Very rare
Warped tortoise721Uncommon

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop32,000Coins 100Coins 10No
Pickaxe-Is-Mine32,000Coins 100Coins 10Yes


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

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