For other variants of this item, see non-imcando, gilded, enchanted.
Imcando pickaxe detail

The Imcando pickaxe is a gilded dragon pickaxe combined with Imcando pickaxe fragments obtained from the geyser random event in the Lava Flow Mine after completing the Birthright of the Dwarves quest. To combine them, the player must bring all four fragments (1, 2, 3, 4), a gilded dragon pickaxe, 1,000,000 coins, and a redberry pie to Thurgo. A normal dragon pickaxe cannot be used. The Imcando pickaxe requires 60 Attack to wield and 81 Mining to mine with. A gilded dragon pickaxe that is stored on the tool belt can be used to create the Imcando pickaxe, but doing so will remove the stored pickaxe from the tool belt and an iron pickaxe will automatically take its place. The Imcando pickaxe itself cannot be placed on the tool belt.

The Imcando pickaxe has the same mining speed as a dragon pickaxe, but has a boosted speed within the Lava Flow Mine. When used to mine ore, it has a 25% chance of instantly incinerating the ore, which grants Smithing experience equivalent to smelting that ore (coal grants experience equivalent to smelting steel) in addition to the Mining experience for mining it. Like the inferno adze, no resources are received if the incineration effect activates, which can reduce the need to travel to a bank.

The incineration effect will not occur when mining materials that cannot be smelted, such as rune essence, granite, or red sandstone. It also will not activate on ores mined from divine locations. The incineration effect can apply to extra ores produced by the Varrock armour, but both ores still have an individual 25% chance of being incinerated, so the effect may activate on one or both ores.

The effect can also trigger on corrupted ore mined from Seren stones in Prifddinas, immediately granting the 150 Smithing experience earned normally from a furnace. However, when the Voice of Seren is active in the Trahaearn district the Smithing experience from incinerating the ore is not boosted by 20% (to 180) like it is when the Trahaearn furnace is used. Only the Mining portion of the experience is boosted. The incineration effect also does not trigger on corrupted ores found while mining harmonised rocks that appear while the Voice of Seren is active, only the standard ores received from those rocks can be affected.

The Imcando pickaxe is first received from Thurgo as a fully-charged enchanted version, the Imcando pickaxe (e), which grants 20% bonus Mining experience until it runs out of charges and reverts back into a standard Imcando pickaxe. A charge is consumed for each successful Mining action. The pickaxe can be recharged by the geyser random event in the Lava Flow Mine. If a player is carrying an Imcando pickaxe with them (equipped or not) when they finish mining a geyser, no additional pickaxe fragments will be received. Instead, the Imcando pickaxe in their possession will be restored to the maximum number of charges (100). However, if a player leaves their Imcando pickaxe in the bank, then they will continue receiving pickaxe fragments from geysers instead.

By collecting multiples of each fragment, it is possible to create multiple Imcando pickaxes (although there is no practical reason to do so). If the player is carrying multiple Imcando pickaxes, a lava geyser will only recharge one of them. Imcando pickaxes stack in the bank when uncharged, but enchanted Imcando pickaxes do not stack even if all are at the same charge level. If both an enchanted and unenchanted Imcando pickaxe are carried at the same time, the enchanted version will be used for mining unless the player intentionally equips the unenchanted one.

If a player is carrying both an Imcando pickaxe and a standard pickaxe in their inventory or tool belt, the Imcando pickaxe will always be used for mining by default. Equipping another pickaxe to the main hand slot is the only way to use it over an Imcando pickaxe. If the other pickaxe is being stored on the tool belt, there is no way to use it while carrying an Imcando pickaxe, equipped or not. This applies to pickaxes of any tier, including the crystal pickaxe, as well as the inferno adze.

The Imcando pickaxe cannot be reverted to a dragon pickaxe by any straightforward means, but it can used in place of a dragon pickaxe for the creation of a crystal pickaxe. If the player asks Lady Ithell to revert their crystal pickaxe it will be changed back into a standard, non-gilded dragon pickaxe. As usual, the 4,000 harmonic dust required for creating the crystal pickaxe will not be refunded.

If a player decides to have Nastroth reset their Defence level to 1, the Birthright of the Dwarves quest will be reset and the Imcando pickaxe will revert back into a dragon pickaxe.

When killed in the Wilderness and holding it in the inventory or wielding it, on drop it will remain as an Imcando Pickaxe and not revert to gold or any other item.


Ore Smithing Experience
Copper ore Copper 6.25
Tin ore Tin 6.25
Iron ore Iron 12.5
Silver ore Silver 13.7
Coal Coal 17.5
Gold ore Gold 22.5
Mithril ore Mithril 30
Adamantite ore Adamantite 37.5
Runite ore Runite 50
Corrupted ore Corrupted 150


Combat Stats
RequirementsImcando pickaxe equipped
60 Attack
Attack MeleeMain hand slot
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses



  • Initially, a blast fusion hammer was going to be one of the items required for creating the pickaxe, but since that required the completion of While Guthix Sleeps, it was changed to a 1,000,000 coin fee.
  • This was one of three player-created pieces of content released with the Birthright of the Dwarves quest.[1]
  • The Imcando pickaxe will incinerate ores that the player does not have the required Smithing level to smelt (Birthright of the Dwarves requires level 82 Smithing, so this only applies to Runite and Corrupted ore).


  1. ^ The RuneScape Community Team. "Dwarf Quest Competition Winners." 11 August 2013. RuneScape News.
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