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For the item used during Recruitment Drive, see Metal spade.
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Spade detail

A spade is a multi-functional tool in RuneScape. It has many uses, such as harvesting crops in the Farming skill, digging up caskets during Treasure Trails, digging mole hills at Falador, digging up the rusty chest, and performing various tasks during quests. When it was originally released, it was only used in Pirate's Treasure quest.

A spade can be stored on the tool belt, but it can't be used for activities that need the "dig" option like certain quests. However, Treasure Trail scrolls that require the player to dig can be right-clicked to dig with them. Since the Barrows revamp in January 2012, a spade is no longer needed to enter the tombs. Spades can also be stored with tool leprechauns.

Obtaining spades

They are sold in Farming shops, and an infinite supply can be gained in your house by making a Tool store 5 at 55 Construction. Alternatively, they can be derived from a Rogue kit.

In the Vinesweeper minigame, a spade can be bought for 5 coins from Mrs. Winkin. This must be done through a dialogue option instead of the trade interface.

Also, spades spawn in Falador (in the estate agent's building just east of the furnace), in the top floor of the Varrock general store, in the mining spot near Rimmington, Lumbridge Swamp (in the shack, with a rake), inside Draynor Manor, in Edmond's garden (in East Ardougne), the mining spot south of Falador, and in the Blast Furnace room on the east side of the coke collection bin in Keldagrim.

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Alice's Farming ShopAlice's farm3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Aurel's SuppliesBurgh de Rott3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Bandit Duty FreeBandit Camp (Wilderness)3Coins 3Coins 50No
Head Farmer Jones's Farming ShopTaverley3Coins 3Coins 10No
Jiminua's Jungle StoreKaramja3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Leprechaun Larry's Farming SuppliesTroll Stronghold (area)3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
The Lighthouse StoreLighthouse3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Lletya General StoreLletya3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
New Varrock General StoreNew Varrock3Zemomark10Yes
Obli's General StoreShilo Village (location)3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Papa Mambo's ShopHerblore Habitat3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Richard's Farming ShopArdougne3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Sarah's Farming ShopFalador farm3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Sigmund the MerchantRellekka3Coins 3Coins 10Yes
Vanessa's Farming ShopCatherby3Coins 3Coins 10Yes

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Animated spade721Always
Dorgesh-Kaan Average ChestN/A1Common

Disassembly

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