Rune dragon osrs

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Table of Contents

1.0 - Introduction

Green Dragons were already in the game in RuneScape Classic. The "metal" Dragons (Bronze, Iron and Steel) were introduced into the game along with the Slayer Update (they are Slayer Monsters). Although the metal Dragons are not very good for raising your Slayer, they offer great rewards for those brave enough to slay them. Dragons are extremely popular throughout the world of Members and their levels range hugely allowing players of almost any level to have a chance at killing them. Green, Blue, Red and Black Dragons all drop Dragonbones and Dragonhide (of their respective colour), the bones can be buried to give a lot of Prayer experience and the hides can be tanned and then crafted into DragonHide Armour. Baby Dragons only drop Baby Dragon Bones, these can also be used to effectively train Prayer.

2.0 - Basics of Dragon Slaying

Before you start out on your dragon adventure, you'll need to know about some basic things that you should take along with you in order to protect yourself from the dragons dangerous flames. To begin with, you must always be wielding an Anti-Dragonfire shield (unless you are ranging or maging the dragons, but even then it's highly recommended to use one). Anti-Dragonfire shields can be obtained from Duke Horacio in Lumbridge after completing the Dragon Slayer quest. The Anti-Dragonfire shield, however, is not fully impervious to the dragons' breath. To fully protect yourself, you can take some Anti Dragon Breath Potions.

When killing the dragons, you get dragonhides from doing so. You can use these dragonhides to make ranger armor with the crafting skill.


I'm sure you have heard about these already. Dragonhides can be obtained by killing dragons, and can be crafted into dragonhide armour. Dragonhide armour offers excellent protection for rangers and have a great magic resistance, although they don't offer much melee protection.

After you have managed to get the dragonhides, you must see the tanner. He can either be found in Al Kharid, in the Crafter's Guild, Ranged Guild and Canifis. You should also bring along a couple of gp's, a needle and thread, which can be bought from the crafting stores in Al Kharid and Rimmington.


Here is a list of some miscellaneous information about dragons and slaying them:

  • Anti Dragon Fire Shields are used to lessen the damage dealt by a Dragons Fire Attack.
  • Anti Dragon Breath Potion stops the Dragon's Fire Attack from doing any damage for a limited amount of time.
  • Dragon bones give 72 Prayer Xp
  • Baby Blue Dragons drop a unique type of bone: Babydragon bones, which give 30 Prayer xp each.
  • For more information on Prayer Experience check out the Prayer Guide

3.0 - Combat Styles

For Dragons, I have found 'Slash' and 'stab' attacks to be more effective against dragons. This is why I prefer using the Dragon Longsword for fighting dragons. For your own convenience, I will list the most-used weapons, along with their advantages vs. dragons.

3.1 - Melee

Dragon Battle Axe

Definately not a good choice to use against Dragons. If you are using an Axe, the best fighting style would be 'crush'. This isn't very effective against dragons, though. It does have a high Slash stat, but even then, it is too slow to really be of any use against dragons; you should try to use your axe for armoured foes instead. It is quite accurate, and you can hit very high with this weapon.

Special attack: The Axe's special attack will temporary raise your strength, but lower your attack, defense and magic. If you use this special attack, always be sure to have a restore stat potion with you to make up for the loss of attack and defense points! It only has to be used once; your stats will slowly recover, and each time you use the special attack your stats will go back to their maximum.

Dragon Longsword

With its high Stab and Slash stats, it's very accurate, and especially powerful against certain enemies, such as dragons. The damage of the sword usually lies quite a lot lower than that of a Dragon Battle Axe, but it makes up with this because of the fact it's much faster than the axe.

Special attack: This special attack is actually very useful. If you use it, your character will strike the enemy with increased power and accuracy. I'm not sure how much harder you can hit, but I think it's +5/6. This attack can be used 4 times before your special attack bar is completely empty, so if you're lucky and don't miss too often using it you can deal a lot of damage in a short time.

Dragon Dagger

Probably the most important thing about the Dragon dagger is the fact that it is poisonable. It's a new weapon in RS2, which is perhaps why it was so under-rated at first. However, this dagger packs quite a punch if used correctly. You can now also poison NPC's. On top of that, it never wears off unless used against other players. In other words, you can poison as many opponents you want to with this! Do keep in mind that you will not receive any xp from the damage your opponent takes from the poisoning. Most of you may think it is very weak, which is true, but it's much faster than both the Dragon axe and Longsword, and has moderate Stab and Slash stats, which makes it quite effective versus many monsters.

Another strategy with this weapon is to use it once to strike the enemy, then switch back to another weapon. Make sure that you actually hit the dragon though, meaning you have to take at least 1 hp off for the poison to take effect.

Special Attack: Comparable to the Dragon Longsword's attack - you will strike twice in a row if you use it, with increased accuracy and power. Although it's still not that strong, you will deal a lot of damage if you're lucky and hit high twice.

Dragon Mace

Perhaps the most interesting addition to this weapon is its prayer bonus you receive. Using this weapon means you can conserve prayer points a while longer, just like Monk Robes and Holy Symbols. Its speed is comparable to that of a Longsword, but the damage you can deal with this weapon lies lower. It can be used against dragons, but just like with the Axe, it has a high crush stat, so I'd recommend using it against armoured foes instead.

Special attack: Again, comparable to the Dragon Longsword's special attack. You can hit extremely high numbers with this special attack if used correctly! That means using a super strength potion, ultimate strength prayer and any other ways you might find to temporary raise your strength. Even when you don't have a high strength level and don't use a SSP, it's still a very useful move, perhaps making the Dragon mace the best weapon vs dragons.

Dragon Scimitar

The Dragon Scimitar is another great weapon for slaying dragons that ranks up with the Dragon Longsword. It has increased speed, which helps you deal damage quicker, though unfortunately you need to have completed the Monkey Madness quest to be able to wield it. As you may be able to pick from its peculiar shape, the Dragon Scimitar is best suited to Slash attacks.

Special attack: Unlike the Dragon Longsword, the Dragon Scimitar's special increases only the accuracy of your attack, rather than the power. It also uses 55% of your special power, meaning you need to wait after only using it once. All-in-all, the Dragon Scimitar's special attack is (excuse the pun) nothing special.

Abyssal Whip

The Abbysal, or Abby whip, is one of the most powerful weapons in Runescape. As well as packing a mighty punch, it also hits faster than a Longsword or Battle Axe. Because of this, the weapon is widely used and can speed up the process of Dragon slaying. Downsides to this weapon is that it is costly. It also has a weak special and does not train Strength, but if you are training for money purposes this is ideal.

Special Attack: The whips attack steals opponents energy, striking once in a twirl of white. This is not needed for Dragon slaying, and your valuable attack bar could be used for a double Dagger strike instead. The attack uses half of the bar per use.

3.2 - Ranged

Ranged is a very useful style of combat when facing up against Dragons. The main reason being, you are firing from a distance away and the Dragon cannot attack you, therefore, you don't lose any hitpoints, saving time and money collecting food. Ranged attacks are most useful against Blue and Red Dragons because you can hide in areas near their respawn places. Ranged attacks against Green Dragons are also effective, however, Green Dragons are only found in the Wilderness and therefore, taking arrows can be risky. The Crystal Bow is very effective against killing all types of Dragons, but can be quite costly. The Magic shortbow is the recommended bow. It is fairly cheap, but has a very high Ranged Bonus, and it fires quickly. It's best used in conjunction with Steel+ arrows when fighting Dragons. *Ranged is not recommended against Bronze, Iron or Steel Dragons as they use a Ranged fireball attack.

Special Attack: Same as Dragon Dagger.

3.3 - Magic

Magic is very effective against Dragons due to their low magic defence. The recommended spells are; Fire Bolt, Fire Blast and Slayer Dart. Magic is also effective for the same reasons as ranged; you don't take any damage.

However, DO NOT use magic against a KBD. It is completely useless, and will just waste your money.

4.0 - Preparing For Combat

Right, everyone knows it takes a lot of guts to take a dragon down, but what exactly do you need, apart from that? An unprepared warrior is no match for a dragon, therefore you should stock up on food, armour and other goodies before going there.

4.1 - Food

Ah yes, this is without a doubt the one thing that will give you the true advantage over the dragon. The ability to heal yourself by eating food at an incredibly fast rate. Now, not just any food will do. I will agree with you when you tell me Apple pies are delicious, but there is better food out there, although it doesn't taste nearly as good.

  • Lobsters: Probably the most-used food. Get them from Karamja, Catherby or the Fishing guild. Lobsters heal 12Hp so you won't last very long with these. However, they are easy to fish.
  • Swordfish: The best food available on F2P, and definetly the kind you will need to defeat Elvarg. However, it is hard to fish and you burn them a lot until higher cooking levels. They heal 14hp.
  • Anchovie/Pineapple Pizzas: Takes a long time to prepare, but the worst thing is that you have to eat them in 2 pieces, thus you will have to skip 2 combat rounds. Not recommended.
  • Gnome Food: Not used a lot and quite hard to prepare, there are several Gnome recipes which heal much hp, ranging from 7-15.
  • Sharks: That's right, in this game your character can eat over 100 sharks in 1 minute. Sharks are hard to catch, and require a high fishing and cooking level, but they heal 20HP each. These huge fish are often used when fighting the stronger dragons, such as the Black and King Black Dragon.
  • Ughtanki kebabs: They require some time to prepare, but it's worth it: they heal 19Hp each. You have to kill Ughtanki Camels in the desert south of Al Kharid, cook their meat, and get the other various ingredients to ultimately get a kebab.
  • Monkfish: These can be fished at the completion of the Swan Song quest. They heal 16HP each.
  • Tuna & Sweetcorn potatoes: These heal 22Hp each, but take a very long time to prepare.

4.2 - Equipment

Anti-Dragonfire Shield

Of course, you can't do a thing without this shield. It is part of the Dragon Slayer quest, in which you will receive it from the Duke of Lumbridge. Don't worry - even if you have lost it, you can get an unlimited amount of shields back from the Duke! A good trick to stock up on them is to drop the shield, and talk to him again. Drop the other shield, and talk to him again. Repeat until you get the desired amount.

Dragonfire Potion

These potions are commonly used when fighting Bronze, Iron and Steel Dragons. You will have to make these potions in order to prevent the Dragon's breath from hurting you. If you have Protect from Melee enabled, are wielding an Anti-Dragonfire shield and have drunk a dose of this potion, you can kill the dragon without any problems, and without losing a single hitpoint yourself.

First of all, they are P2P only. This means that Free players won't get hold of them in any way, thus they will have accept the additional damage they may receive from the dragon's breath. How does one make such a potion, you may be wondering? First, you must obtain the herb Lantadyme. Put the herb in a water-filled potion, and put a ground Blue Dragon Scale in it (69 Herblore required). These can be acquired from the Blue Dragons' nest, located in the Members Dungeon nearby Taverley. For more information on how to make this potion, visit the Zybez Herblore Guide


Ah yes, this isn't required to kill the Dragons, but it sure helps you out a lot. Let's just say you can kill 5 dragons on average without prayer, and over 20 with prayer. However, your prayer will drain soon if you keep using Protect from Melee. The simple, yet expensive solution to this: Restore Prayer potions. To make these, mix Ranarr weed with some Snape Grass (38 herblore required). You should have about 50 Prayer Potions before you start your dragon killing spree.

Armour & Weapons

Of course, you can't fight a dragon with your bare hands. Instead, to effectively kill them, you should get yourself some good Dragon - how ironic - weapons. If you need some help deciding what weapon to use, refer to the "New Combat System" section. If you have skipped it, it all comes down to this: a Dragon Longsword/Poisoned Dagger should work the best. As for armour, you should just get the best you have. Although you should think twice before taking a Dragon Medium or Dragon Square! It's ok to take it if you know you can take some of the lower-level dragons down, but don't take it to the KBD's lair! Sometimes it would be best to '3-item', so please read section VERY thoroughly, so you know where to be extra careful.

5.0 - Dragons

5.1 - Normal Dragons

Green Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Green Dragon
Combat Level:79
Location:Wilderness (Level 37, 13, 24, NW of Ice Mountain)

Drops:Coins (1-440), Rune Full Helmet, Rune Dagger, Rune Javelin (5), Adamantite Full Helmet, Adamantite Ore, Mithril Kite, Mithril Spear, Mithril Hatchet, Steel Plate Legs, Steel Battle Axe, Dragon Spear, Dragon Left Half Shield, Water Rune (75), Fire Rune (37), Nature Runes (4-15), Law Rune (3), Herbs, Clue Scroll (Level 3), Nature Talisman, Cooked Bass, Half Key, Dragon Bones and Green Dragon hide (100%).
Recommended Skill Levels:60 Attack, 60 Defense, 60 Strength, 60 Hitpoints, 60 Ranged.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Range
Other Notes:Only found in the Wilderness. Anti-Dragonfire Shield is a must for Warriors. Ranging is only recommended at the Dragons North of the Graveyard.

Brutal green dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Green Dragon
Combat Level:227
Location:Ancient Cavern

Drops:Rune chainbody, Rune sq shield, Rune full helm, Dragon spear, Shield left half, Dragon bone (100%), Green dragonhide (2), Coins (200-700), Steam rune (37), Lava rune (35), Rune throwing axe (8), Blood rune (20), Mithril hasta, Adamant knife (8), Adamant dart (p) (25), Mithril ore (5), Nature rune (25-30),
Recommended Skill Levels:80 Attack, 80 Defense, 80 Strength, 80 Hitpoints, 80 Ranged.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Range
Other Notes:Anti-Dragonfire Shield is a must for Warriors

Baby Blue Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Baby Blue Dragon
Combat Level:48
Location:Taverley Dungeon

Drops:Baby Dragon Bones (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:50 Attack, 50 Defense, 50 Strength.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee
Other Notes:No Anti-Dragonfire Shield is needed but recommended in case you run into a large Blue Dragon. You require a Dusty Key to enter their Lair.

Blue Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blue Dragon
Combat Level:111
Location:Hero's Guild (Basement), Taverley Dungeon, Ogres Cave.

Drops:Rune Dagger, Rune Spear, Rune Javelins, Adamantite bar, Adamantite Full Helmet, Adamantite Ore, Mithril Kite, Mithril Hatchet, Mithril Mace, Mithril Spear, Steel Hatchet, Steel Platebody, Steel platelegs, Steel Battleaxe, Chaos Talisman, Dragon Spear, Dragon Medium, Dragon Left Half Shield, Herbs, Nature Runes (15), Clue Scroll (Level 3), Fire Runes (37), Iron Arrows, Water Runes (75), Law Runes (3), Coins, Gems, Bass, Half Key, Nature Talisman, Dragon Bones and Blue Dragon hide (100%).
Recommended Skill Levels:70 Attack, 70 Defense, 70 Strength, 70 Hitpoints, 70 Ranged.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Ranged
Other Notes:Anti-Dragonfire Shield is a must. Whip or Dragon Scimitar along with Dragon Dagger Posion is recommended. If ranging, Magic Short Bow (Steel Arrows+) or Crystal Bow.

Baby Red Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Baby Red Dragon
Combat Level:65
Location:Brimhaven Dungeon

Drops:Baby Dragon Bones (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:60 Attack, 60 Strength, 60 Defense.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee
Other Notes:Better off killing Baby Blue Dragons; Drops are the same and they alot easier to get to.

Red Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Red Dragon
Combat Level:152
Location:Red Dragon Isle (39 Wilderness), Brimhaven Dungeon.

Drops:Coins (10-690), Half Key, Rune Longsword, Adamantite Plate, Adamantite Bar, Mithril Two-Hander, Mithril Battleaxe, Mithril Kite, Mithril Hatchet, Herb, Gem, Fire Rune (50), Air Rune (50), Law Rune (4), Death Rune (5), Blood Rune (2), Shield left half, Chocolate Cake (3), Rune Arrows (4), Nature Talisman, Treasure Trail Clue (Level 3), Rune Javelins (20), and Rune Darts (8), Dragon Bones, Red Dragon hide (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:75 Attack, 75 Defense, 75 Strength, 80 Hitpoints, 75 Ranged.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee and/or Range with Mithril+ Arrows in Brimhaven.
Other Notes:Anti-Dragonfire Shield is a must. Whip or Dragon Scimitar along with Dragon Dagger Posion is recommended.

Baby Black Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Baby Black Dragon
Combat Level:83
Location:Lair of the Evil Chicken

Drops:Baby Dragon Bones (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:70 Attack, 70 Defense, 70 Strength, 70 Hitpoints.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee
Other Notes:Anti-Dragonfire Shield is not needed. Better off killing Baby Blue Dragons as the drops are the same.

Black Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Dragon
Combat Level:227
Location:Members Dungeon, Wilderness Dungeon, Evil Chicken Lair

Drops:Adamantite Bars (1,2), Adamantite Darts[p](16), Adamantite Javelins (30), Adamantite Plate, Air Runes (50), Blood Runes (15), Death Runes (3,30), Fire Runes (50), Law Runes (3,10,30), Black Hatchet, Chaos Talisman, Chocolate Cake (1,2), Coins (16-3,000), Draconic Visage, Dragon Medium Helm, Dragon Spear, Half Key, Dragonstone, Herbs, Mithril Two-Hander, Mithril Hatchet, Mithril Battleaxe, Mithril Kite, Mithril Square, Nature Taislman, Rune Chain, Rune Two-Hander, Rune Arrows (67), Rune Bar, Rune Boots, Rune Kite, Rune Knives (2), Rune Spear, Rune Square, Rune Legs, Rune Battleaxe, Rune Longword, Dragon Shield Left Half, Silver Notes (100), Clue Scroll (Level 3), Gems, Dragon Bones and Black Dragon Hide (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:80 Attack, 80 Strength, 80 Defense, 85 Hitpoints, 85 Ranged.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee and/or Ranged
Other Notes:AntiDragonfire Shield is a must. They can be safey ranged in the Members Dungeon (still bring anti-fire shield).

5.2 - Metal Dragons

Metal Dragon are weak to CRUSH attacks.
For more information about the Metal Dragon Killing check out the Brimhaven Dungeon Guide.

Bronze Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Dragon
Combat Level:131
Location:Brimhaven Dungeon

Drops:Adamant Bar, Adamant Platebody, Adamant Dart (16), Adamant Dart [p] (16), Adamant Javelin (30-60) [Common], Air Rune (50), Blood Rune (15), Law Rune (10), Nature Rune (67), Death Rune (25), Fire Rune (50), Chaos Talisman, Clue Scroll [Level-3], Coins (1-3,000), Dragon Medium Helmet, Dragon Platelegs, Dragon Plateskirt, Half of a Key, Left Half Shield, Mithril Two Handed Sword, Mithril Hatchet, Mithril Battle Axe, Mithril Kiteshield, Mithril Warhammer, Rune Two Handed Sword, Rune Arrows (42), Rune Battleaxe, Rune Kiteshield, Rune Knife (2), Rune Longsword, Rune Medium Helmet, Super Strength Potion (1 dose), Swordfish (2-noted), Uncut gems (Sapphire-Diamond), Dragon Bones (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense, 75 Hitpoints, 50 Prayer
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Mage
Other Notes:Prayer helps a great deal.

Iron Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Iron Dragon
Combat Level:189
Location:Brimhaven Dungeon

Drops:Adamant Two Handed Sword, Adamant Hatchet, Adamant Battleaxe, Adamant Kiteshield, Adamant Square Shield, Adamant Bar (2), Clue Scroll [Level-3], Coins (270), Curry (2), Death Rune (15), Nature Rune (67), Law Rune (45), Soul (3), Draconic Visage, Blood Rune (10-30), Dragon dagger, Dragon medium helmet, Dragon Platelegs, Dragon Plateskirt, Dragon Spear, Dragon Stone, Half of Key, Mithril darts (5), Rune Axe, Rune battleaxe, Rune darts (9), Rune darts [p] (9), Rune Javelins (4), Rune knife (2-7), Rune medium helmet, Rune square shield, Runite Bar, Dragon shield left half, Super Attack potion, Super Strength Potion, Adamant Bolts, Gems (Sapphire-Diamond), Dragon Bones (100%)
Recommended Skill Levels:80 Attack, 80 Strength, 80 Defense, 80 Hitpoints, 60 Prayer
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Mage
Other Notes:Anti Fire Breath potions are a must.

Steel Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Dragon
Combat Level:246
Location:Brimhaven Dungeon

Drops:Adamant Two Handed Sword, Draconic Visage, Adamant Kiteshield, Blood Rune (15-20), Soul Rune (5), Rune knife (7), rune arrows (42) Clue Scroll [Level-3], Coins (300-3000), Rune Limbs, Curry, Dragon medium helm, Dragon platelegs, Dragon plateskirt, Dragonstone, Gems (Sapphire-Diamond), Rune square shield, Rune battleaxe, Super strength potion(1), Super attack potion(3), Super defence potion (2).
Recommended Skill Levels:85 Attack, 85 Strength, 85 Defense, 85 Hitpoints, 65 Prayer
Suggested Killing Method:Melee or Mage
Other Notes:Anti Fire Breath potions are a must.

Mithril Dragon
Picture of Mithril dragon
Combat Level:304
Location:Ancient Cavern

Drops:Dragon full helm, Dragon med helm, Dragon spear, Shield left half, Draconic visage, Clue scroll (level-3), Half keys, Rune battleaxe, Rune full helm, Rune arrows (8), Rune darts p (13-21), Rune javelin (8-14), Rune mace, Rune spear, Rune knife, Rune 2h sword, Rune bolts (11-21) Mithril bar (3) and Dragon bones (100%), Chewed bones, Ancient page, Coins (600-3000), Adamant dart p (14), Rune med helm, Soul runes (10), Blood runes (27), Nature runes (67), Super attack mix, Super strength mix, Super defence mix, Prayer mix, Uncut gems, Runite bar (1-2), Shark (1-6), noted Silver ore (100)
Recommended Skill Levels:90 Attack, 90 Strength, 85 Defense, 90 Hitpoints, 65 Prayer
Suggested Killing Method:Range or Magic
Other Notes:Anti Fire Breath potions are a must. It also shoots bolts at you so range prayer is a must.

5.3 - Elvarg

Elvarg is the Dragon that needs to be defeated in order for you to complete the Dragon Slayer Quest. Although her combat level isn't too high, she has 120 hitpoints and can hit up to 40 damage when she uses her fire breath attack. Lobsters are the recommended food and you should take some combat potions aswell.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Elvarg
Combat Level:83
Location:Crandor Isle

Recommended Skill Levels:50 Attack, 50 Defense, 50 Strength, 55 Hitpoints, 50 Ranged, 35 Magic.
Suggested Killing Method:Melee, Mage or Range
Other Notes:An Anti-Dragon Fire Shield is a must! If you plan on Ranging you will have to wield a cross-bow and shield in order to kill Elvarg.

5.4 - The King Black Dragon

The King Black Dragon is one of RuneScape's fiercest foes, at a whopping level 276. It's three heads prove to be extremely tough to defeat, and its desolate locale doesn't make it any easier, what with the possibility of PKer's, and distance from banks. It is suggested that no one under level 100 attempt to challenge the KBD alone.

King Black Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the King Black Dragon
Combat Level:276
Location:Lava Maze (Level 41 Wilderness)

Drops:Coins (3,000), noted Yew logs (100), Law runes (14-35), Mithril battleaxe, Adamant platebody, Adamantite bar, Uncut Gems, Half keys, Dragon Spear, Dragon med helm, Shield left half, Dragonic Visage, King black dragon head, Dragon Bones (100%).
Recommended Skill Levels:75 Attack, 75 Defense, 75 Strength, 85 Hitpoints, 75 Magic, 60 Prayer
Suggested Killing Method:Melee, Mage or Range
Other Notes:The King Black Dragon uses melee attacks and magic fireballs aswell as ranged attacks. He is extremely dangerous and should be approached with caution.

Flying Solo

Defeating the KBD by yourself is a taxing task. It can take a number of trips to the bank to restock supplies so you are able to continue fighting it.

Recommended Equipment

Helm: The helm can be substituted for a Mystic hat or any other hat which gives Magic defence bonus. Since you are going into the wilderness you may only want to use Mystic to not risk losing valuable armour.
Cape: The cape can substituted for an Obsidian cape or any other cape which you choose; the bigger bonus the better.
Amulet: The amulet can be substituted for any amulet which you feel will give you good attack/defence bonuses, yet let me remind you again; since you are going into the wilderness you may not want to risk valuable armour.
Robe Top: The robe top can be substituted for a Mystic top, Dragonhide body or any top which you feel gives good magic defence bonuses.
Weapon: The weapon can be substituted for a Abyssal whip, Dragon 2h or any other Melee weapon which you feel like using. NOTE! subsituting for a 2H weapons is not recommended since it means you loose out on a shield!
Shield: An anti-dragon breath shield is a MUST! Without this you get hit for 40+ and will die easily.
Robe Bottom: The robe bottom can be substituted for a Mystic bottom, Dragonhide chaps or any other bottom which you feel gives good Magic defence bonuses.
Gloves: The gloves can be substituted for Barrows gloves or any gloves which you feel gives good magic defence bonuses and/or Melee attack bonuses.
Boots: The boots can be substituted for Rune boots or any boots which you feel gives good magic defence bonuses. Those boots are wizard boots.
Ring: The ring can be substituted for a ring of life or ring of recoil, for their different special effects.
Note: Ahrims is useful as it provides high magic attack and defence bonuses

Bayney's Equipment ScreenshotBayney's Inventory Screenshot

Recommended Inventory

There is nothing you can really change here, except for the amount of Prayer and Anti-fire potions you take.

The prayer potions are there for obvious reasons: to keep your prayer points above 0 and keep your prayers active. The Super antipoisons are in case you get poisoned due to the poisonous spiders or the KBD's magic attacks. One Dose of a Super Antipoison lasts quite a long time so you don't really need to worry about more than two potions. The Super attack and strength potions are so you hit the KBD harder and quicker, rather than needing to teleport out before you kill it.

You can bring a teleport tablet, ectophial or any other teleport you want. You could bring a weapon such as a mace, dragon dagger(p++), dragon halberd or any other weapon which has a good strong special you could use at the start.

The Slaying

ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PLAYER KILLERS! Once you pass level 20 wilderness you won't be able to teleport out quickly, so make sure you are aware and ready to run (You may teleport at 30 or below wilderness with the Amulet of Glory).

One boost you could use providing you have 100+ Combat and 70+ Slayer is go to the shilo village master and do tasks until you have black dragons, then bring along a black mask and it will increase your attack and strength by 15% while fighting the dragon, also if it is fully charged it may lower the dragons defense by 15%.

Once you reach the entrance to the KBD's lair, stand outside the gate and use your potions. Take one dose of the: Super attack, Super strength, Super antipoison and antifire potions. Once you've drunk a dose of each, enable protect from melee, open the door and climb down the ladder. Quickly go and pull the lever, then run and attack the KBD. Use your weapons special (if it has one) and then switch to your normal weapon and hit away. You may get hit a bit, but never freak out. Stay calm and you can react faster than if you're freaking out and don't know what to do. Always use Protect from Melee while with the KBD, as it hits a LOT harder with Melee than Magic. Heal when your health gets low and always watch your prayer. There is no real strategy on where to stand, just hit him. Don't run away unless you have no prayer and are about to die. Sometimes it takes two trips, but most of the time it only takes one trip.

You will most probably only be able to make one trip (kill him once) and then you will have to teleport out. That is alright, just go back and kill it again. Pick up the drops (it drops a Black dragonhide, and a Dragon bone 100% of the time) and teleport out.


Here it gets a little bit easier. The more players you have on your team, the lower combat level you need to kill it. With 2-4 people I suggest around 90 combat, 5+ people you could be anywhere from 80 combat and above, or lower.

Recommended Equipment

There is no real change between the equipment you take if you solo the KBD or if you team it, you just don't necessarily have to bring equipment that is as expensive because you won't take as much damage. Your best dragonhide or mystic armour is great as it won't matter if you die and you can still kill it relatively easy.

Recommended Inventory

Again, the inventory doesn't have to change whether you're teaming or solo'ing the KBD. The main changes you could have would be more Super attack/strength potions, less Sharks, more Prayer potios and a weapon, for its special attack. Note that you will probably be killing it more than once in a trip depending on your team's combat levels, so make the changes you feel are necessary.

The Slaying

Do the same start as you would solo'ing the KBD. Once you reach the entrance to the lair, stand outside the gate and pot up. Take one dose of the: Super Attack, Super Strength, Super Antipoison and Antifire. After you've finished potting up, chuck on Protect from Melee, open the door and climb down the ladder. Quickly go and pull the lever, and run and attack the KBD. Use your weapons special (if you have one) and then switch to your normal weapon and hit away. The difference here is you and your team should split up and surround it from different sides. This way, it spends more time spinning around.

Same goes if you were solo'ing the KBD; heal when needed, take a dose of your prayer potion when needed, and do this until you kill it. Once dead, pick up the loot, run about 10-15 squares away from the respawn area and turn off your prayer. Remain focused at all times as you can still easily die next time. As soon as the KBD spawns, turn on protect from melee, run to it and attack it. If you need to drink more of your potions, do it while attacking him rather than just as it respawns because you may get hit. Again, separate your group so it spends more time spinning around. I must stress this: do not think that because you're owning it, you can just relax. Remain on CONSTANT alert and watch your Prayer points and your Hit points. If you do this and heal/pot when necessary you should be fine. Pick up the drops and teleport out when you're all out of Potions and food. A tip would be to share food in case someone is getting attacked a lot and is low while you're very high.

6.0 - Money Making

There are several ways that you can make a great deal of money by slaying these dragons, but there are mainly only two dragon types that are really popular to make money from.

Green Dragons

There are several locations in the Wilderness where Green Dragons are found. The most easily accessible are the three Green Dragons that lie North-West of Edgeville. Here there are three Green Dragons.

For these Dragons I recommend that you melee them. When you go to fight them bring the item's listed above in the "Inventory Set-up" section of this guide. I also recommend you bring a form of teleportation because there can be Pk'ers lurking there.

If you have a higher magic level, you may also have easy access to the Green Dragons, north-west of the Graveyard (Located at ~23 Wilderness). Here you may use Ancient Magicks (Level 84, Carrallangar Teleport) to teleport yourself to Level 20 wilderness. From there, walk just a little north-west, and you have reached another accessable Dragon Slaying area.

Killing them is quite simple. All you have to really do it drink your potions and then kill them. I would recommend that you only pick up their Bones and Hides and leave the other items dropped unless they are worth more than 2,000gp. When you have a full inventory; teleport to Edgeville by using your Amulet of Glory. Bank and repeat. If you kill the Dragon's effectively you can make upwards of 100,000 GP an hour. The hides can be sold for around 1,600gp each and the Bones for about 1,500gp each.

Blue Dragons

Blue Dragons are found in various locations around the map. To kill them you can use any of the Melee, Range or Mage combat styles. A very effective weapon to use is a Halberd, which allows you to Melee attack Dragons from a distance without getting hurt. The best locations for killing Blue Dragons are the Hero's Guild and the Gu'Tanoth dungeon, which is south of Yanille (requires completion of Watchtower Quest).

If you are planning to Range them I recommend you have 70+ Ranged and use Steel+ Arrows. If you are a Mage then Fire Bolts and/or Blasts are very effective. To kill them efficiently you need to have about 80+ Combat if you are going to Melee them. And 70+ Combat if you plan to Halberd them. Killing Blue Dragons can make you about 140,000 GP an hour if you are very efficient. Their hides sell for around 1,900gp each and their Bones for around 1,500gp each

Blue Dragons are more efficient for Money Making than Greens if you are a lower level because they are not located in the Wilderness and you can use the three different Attack Styles.

7.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much damage can Dragons do?

A: Dragons can hit up to 50 damage with their Fire Attacks if you don't have an Anti Fire Shield or Potion.

Q: Do Dragons 1-hit me if I am not wearing a shield?

A: They are able to do so, but it is not 100%. They can hit very high if you don't use the shield, but a 1-hit is not automatic. Still, it's a possibility, so be careful.

Q: I have a low/medium/high combat level, which dragon should I train on?

A: Low - Probably best if you start fighting baby blue dragons with good armor, good food and teleport runes.
Medium - Baby blue dragons are going to become less of a challenge to you, so you could start with the blue dragons, bring your trusty antifire shield, good food, weapons and teleport runes.
High - You could pretty much battle most of the dragons. Black dragons could be entertaining, if you bring your antifire shield and food then you can have a go at them.


What Are The OSRS Dragon Slayer II Rewards?

As we write this, just a few days ago Jagex released the Dragon Slayer II quest in Old School Runescape. Many people have been excited for this and we have noticed more people coming here to buy Old School Runescape Gold so that they are ready! Dragon Slayer II is one very long and complex quest, but the rewards you get make it more than worthwhile. Have a look at what you can get for completing this quest.

What Are The OSRS Dragon Slayer II Rewards?

Once you have completed the Dragon Slayer II quest you will get?

You will no longer need the CatSpeak Amulet in order to talk to cats… and who does not love talking to cats?

Rune Dragons are able to be hired as a Treasure Room Guardian, although you will need 99 construction and also a rather hefty, 25,000,000 coins.

You can gain access to Unagel. Here there is a much stronger version of Vorkath that you can fight.

You can now recharge your Dragonstone Jewelry as by completing Dragon Slayer II, you now have access to the Fountain Of Uhld.

You can get 4 X XP in Magic, Attack, Defense, Strength, Ranged or even Hit Points. This is done by talking to a lady called Ellen in the Myths Guild.

You get a rather handy 5 Quest Points

One thing that is neat is the fact you also get 25,000 Smithing XP

Mining XP is also rewarded as you get a very nice 18,000

You Agility XP is increased by 15,000

Also, Thieving XP is boosted by 15,000 as well

You will now be able to access The Myths Guild (where you can find Ellen)

Also, you will now find that you are able to make Super Antfire Potions

So while this is a lengthy and in places, challenging quest. OSRS Dragon Slayer II is offering you some amazing rewards for taking on the quest.

  1. West fargo parks
  2. Trussville veterinarian
  3. Jtag lauterbach
  4. Original hobo coins
  5. Extra fabulous comics

Can I Range Rune dragons?

Can I Range Rune dragons?

With level 90 Ranged and a dragon hunter crossbow, rune dragons can easily be killed due to the crossbow’s passive effect, as well as circumventing their melee attack. Also, Vengeance could be used for dealing with their healing Ranged attacks, which hits through Protect from Missiles.

Where are adamant dragons?

Adamant dragons are metal dragons found within the Dragonkin Lair and the Adamant dragon dungeon inside Brimhaven Dungeon. They drop pages for Forcae’s journal, the journal of the Dragonkin scientist who created them, along with being the only dragons besides mithril dragons to drop dragon full helms.

Are adamant Dragons a good task?

Adamant dragons are very high-level creatures and having to rely on a shield with them – I’m assuming you don’t have super antifires – cuts down your damage and accuracy drastically. There are ways to improve them, but I think the other commenter is right. At your levels and stats, they’re not worth it.

How do you protect Dragons Osrs?

Protection. There are several methods to protect oneself against dragonfire. All methods apart from Protect from Magic require the player to have started Dragon Slayer I to be used. Offers more or less the same protection as wielding an anti-dragon shield, but only against the four basic chromatic dragons.

Where are Mithril Dragons rs3?

Mithril dragons are metal dragons found in the Ancient Cavern and the extended area of the Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon. To access the Ancient Cavern, the player needs to start the Pyre ship section of Firemaking in Barbarian Training.

How do you kill Mithril dragons in RuneScape?

Mithril dragons are weak to earth spells, although with a chaotic staff or better and a high Magic level, any type of spell will have 100% accuracy against them. Super antifires are highly recommended, as using an anti-dragon shield or equivalent will inhibit your efficiency, and cut into your profit per hour.

Do you need antifire for Mithril dragons?

Notes. Magic is the most effective way to kill mithril dragons with high-level equipment. If the player is not wearing an ancient wyvern shield or an anti-dragon shield, players must use extended super antifire potions (or their unextended versions) to negate the dragonfire damage.

What should I pray or Mithril dragons?

Either Verac’s or Karil’s armour are both viable gear with the apporopriate protection prayer to protect from the armour’s weakness (i.e. Protect from Magic if wearing Verac’s). The Zamorakian hasta is the best choice followed by the Abyssal dagger and followed by Leaf-bladed sword set on stab.

Are Mith Dragons worth it Osrs?

They have 100% drops of dragon bones and 3 mithril bars, thus making them worth over 4,699 coins per kill. Players should use the correct protection prayer corresponding to their weakness. For example, a player wearing Verac’s armour, which is Melee armour, should use Protect from Magic.

Are Red Dragons worth unlocking Osrs?

It appears intelligent and savage. Brutal red dragons are found in the north-west section in the Catacombs of Kourend, between the brutal blue and brutal black dragons. They can be killed as part of a red dragon Slayer task. This could make red dragons a Slayer task worth unlocking.

AFK Efficiently at Rune Dragons [1500K GP/Hr]


You need to complete the Dragon Slayer 2 quest beforehand to be able to access Rune Dragons. 


  • Poisoned dragon dagger. If you can afford it, bring a Dragon Warhammer instead.
  • Two doses of super combat potion.
  • Two doses of extended super anti-fire potion.
  • Four prayer potions.
  • Death runes.
  • Astral runes.
  • Earth runes.
  • A digsite pendant.
  • Some teleport to house.
  • A couple of doses of stamina potion.

Melee Gear Setup 

  • Slayer Helmet.
  • Fire Cape.
  • Amulet of Torture. An Amulet of Fury and an Amulet of Glory are both excellent and cheaper replacements. 
  • Peaceful Blessing.
  • Dragon Defender. Using an extended super anti-fire potion is the only way you can wear this. If you don’t want to use this potion, you can bring a Dragon Fire Shield and a regular anti-fire potion. 
  • Bandos Chestplate. You can replace it with a Torag platebody. 
  • Bandos Tassets.
  • Dragon Hunter Lance -> Ghrazi Rapier -> Zamorakian Hasta.
  • Barrows Gloves.
  • Insulated Boots. You need to wear insulated boots when killing Rune Dragons because they have an electricity attack that will otherwise hit you extremely hard. 
  • Berserker Ring (I).

Rune Dragon Location

Rune Dragons can be found in Lithkren Vault, and to get there, you have two main routes. 

If you haven’t unlocked the pendant yet, teleport to the digsite and drink a dose of your stamina potion right after.

Remember to bring the digsite pendant with you. Quick travel to the barge guard that stands right by the Digsite barge. Talking to him, with quickly teleport you to Fossil Island.

Once there, drink another dose of your stamina potion and run towards the transportation site that is on the western part of the island. When you are there, find Jardric right by the shore. He will take you to another location, head north, and then northwest. You will find a building along the path, take the stairs and then run south.

Climb down the trapdoor, take the staircase, and you will be already in the lair. You will have to use the digsite pendant on the machine in the passageway.

Keep running north until you encounter the giant doors, click them open and find the Rune Dragons to your right, behind the gates. Keep running north and then take the first east, and that’s where you will find the machine for the digsite pendant. 

That will unlock the teleport.

Once you have done that, you will be able to use the pendant to teleport yourself to Lithkren. If you have already unlocked the pendant, you can save yourself all the previous processes and teleport directly to Lithkren. 

When you get there, head north and climb down the stairs, click open the giant doors, and this time enter the gates to your right to access the rune dragons.

How to Kill Rune Dragons

You don’t need any special skill set to fend off these dragons because they are straightforward to kill. Make sure that you keep using your vengeance and your special attack on your dragon dagger, and you should be perfectly fine.

The first thing you will have to do is pass the barrier to the room where the dragons are. Before you do, make sure to drink a dose of your super anti-fire potion and your super combat. Remember to turn on your quick prayers, which should be set to protect from magic, piety, and preserve.

Once you have done that, go in and start attacking the rune dragons. Be mindful of the special attack that they have.

It resembles an electricity type of attack, so if you stand in one spot without moving, it will constantly hit you. Run away a few squares from where you are to avoid being hit by these attacks.

There are some other attacks that you won’t be able to doge no matter what you do, so keep an eye out for your health, prayer points, and extended super anti-fire. 

  • If you use the RuneLite Client it will tell you exactly how much time left you have on your super anti-fire. Each dose lasts about six minutes.

Drink a super combat as well as you keep attacking the dragons. As you will see, they are effortless to kill.

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Table of Contents

  • Level Prerequisites
  • Items Required
  • Details
  • Item Drops
  • Boss Walkthrough

Level Prerequisites

  • 80+ Melee Stats
  • 90+ Ranged
  • 37 Prayer

Items Required

  • Dragonhunter Crossbow (or Rune at the minimum)
  • Enchated Ruby Bolts
  • Enchated Diamond Bolts
  • A God Book or Dragonfire Shield
  • Ava’s Accumulator
  • Dragonhide set or Blessed Dragonhide
  • Snakeskin Boots
  • Rune Gloves or Black Vambraces
  • Extended Super Antifire
  • Antidote ++ or Super Anti-poison
  • Ranging Potion or Bastion Potion
  • Saradomin Brews (optional)
  • Shark or better
  • Super or regular restoration potion

Item Drops

  • Dragon Bones
  • 2 Black Dragon Hides
  • Draconic Visage
  • Prince Black Dragon pet
  • Elite Clue Scroll
  • Dragon Helm
  • Dragon Pickaxe
  • Rune Longsword
  • Adamant Platebody
  • Addy Kiteshield
  • Rune Longsword
  • Rune Bolts
  • Air Runes
  • Iron Arrows
  • Law Rune
  • Blood Rune
  • Fire Rune
  • Noted Yew Logs
  • Noted Gold Ore
  • Adamant Bar
  • Runeite Bar
  • Dragon Ammo Tips (arrows, darts, javelins)
  • Runeite Limbs
  • Sharks
  • Amulet of Power
  • KBD Heads


  • While it is required to venture into the Wilderness to find the KBD, his lair is not considered to be in the Wilderness and players cannot attack each other.
  • This boss was introduced in Runescape Classic and has gone through multiple changes since then. While the drop table had retained some of the original drops, it had been re-worked to meet modern standards.
  • Since the boss is in a multi-combat zone, you can kill it along with other team members. Other players may also crash your kills, so be aware of that.
  • The king black dragon is very resistant to magic, unlike other dragons, and you probably would want to skip this method of killing him.
  • The most common way of dying would be on the way to the KBD since you need to run through one of the hottest Pking zones in the game. It would be advisable not to bring valuable items.
  • The KBD does not count as a Black Dragon task for Wilderness Slayer, so you won’t get experience in that regard.
  • Before the introduction of Mithril Dragons, the KBD was the most powerful dragon in the game.
  • He has the chance of dropping KBD heads, which can then be mounted in your POH in the rophy room. They can also be sacrificed at the Dark Altar for 2,500 prayer experience.
  • The KBD respawns after 9 seconds, so you might as well stay on the same world to camp him.

Boss Walkthrough

The King Black Dragon is one of the lesser bosses in the game, but it still shouldn’t be taken lightly due to his strong hits and varied attacks. There is a reason why he used to be killed in large teams, you know.

If you have a super anti-poison potion ready, you might as well take a sip now since you will likely get poisoned by the spiders outside or during the early portion of the fight. This can help save a bit of food since you won’t tick down any damage from poison.

His base melee attack does a stab/slash combo and can hit a maximum of 26. While he can vary with other attacks, this will be his base attack if you are within melee range. It’s still recommended to pray against magic to mitigate is fire breath. Some players may bring a god book and depend on anti-fire potions, but this isn’t the best route to go as making a mistake may end up with up to 65 damage, on top of his other attacks.

If using melee, you should bring out your best stab weapon as that’s his primary weakness, just like other dragons. Preferably, you should take out a Dragonhunter Lance as it has additional damage and accuracy against dragons. An abyssal dagger or Zammy hasta would still be sufficient, with the former providing some needed defense bonus.

As a ranger, only one-handed options should be considered as you will want to have a shield on for the duration of the fight. This means crossbows are preferred, especially in combination with enchanted bolts. The Dragonhunter crossbow has the same bonus against him as the Dragonhunter lance, but at least Rune would be required.

While ranging him, you should start with Ruby Bolts as you can hit up to 48. Once he is passed around half health, switch to Diamon Bolts (e) since the effect of ruby bolts won’t be that strong. Another budget option would be to use Broad Bolts, although it would be rather slow in comparison since there is no special effect in place.


Unlike other dragons, his fire breath comes in multiple forms with their special (and annoying) properties. His regular dragon fire has the same animation as other dragons and hits relatively the same. His freezing Dragonfire is similar to Wyvern’s and snares a player in place, plus it can hit some damage through your anti-dragon shield and potion. The electrical Dragonfire hits through your protection and has a chance to slightly reduce your stats. The poison Dragonfire poisons the player if they are not wearing a Serpentine helmet, and the damage ticks down from 8.

It is recommended for most players to fight within melee distance, even if using ranged attacks so that he will attack with mostly melee rather than his special Dragonfire attacks. There is no safe spot within the lair, so you might as well tank the damage. You may change up classes if you come in a group, in which you may have melee players tank the dragon and rangers at a distance.

You will always need to sustain your hitpoints above 50 as his damage can combo pretty quickly if you are tanking all of the damage. Bringing a saradomin brew to combo eat with your sharks is probably a good idea in case of lag or emergencies.

Keep in mind that once you need to bank, you can teleport from the lair as if it were a regular area. Some new players may be mistaken and try to leave via the lever and run down below 30 wilderness. Having a 1-click teleport would be handy, like the Seed Pod, Desert amulet or house teleport tablets.

A major part of this method is how to safely get to the KBD while evading player killers and banking efficiently. Fortunately, the majority of the path to get to him is accessible via F2P, so the best way to mitigate losses is to travel there on a F2P world. This can be done via the Canoe to Moss Giants and then running up to the western end of the Lave Maze. If you have an alt account, you can scout a members’ world before switching with your main.

A more typical way of returning would be to teleport to your house to restore and then teleport to your bank of choice. You can then teleport to the Lava Maze using the Burning Amulet and run-up to the Lesser Demon cage and go down the ladder. Keep in mind that there are Pkers throughout this entire route considering it’s near the Revenant Cave. If you’re on Ancient Magicks, you may have a better time using the Ghorrock teleport and running down to the ladder.

It can be quite tricky if you get attacked by a player killer, but you don’t have to accept death so quickly. If you are attacked while within the cage, just go straight for the ladder with protecting from magic on, hoping to make the ladder and the poisoned spiders below will likely prevent yours from being attacked again. Otherwise, you may have to take damage and rune South, rune towards the Ice Plateau with Ice Warriors, or run to the Rune Rocks where you can evade them using the red spiders.

While many players return to this classic boss for the sake of nostalgia, it is decent to do your regular non-Wilderness Slayer tasks and for profit. Getting the rare dragon pickaxe is typically over 5 million in profit and is one of the easier means to obtain it for Ironmen. Getting lucky with his various resource drops can be profitable and quite useful for skilling as an Ironmen. Otherwise, there are more profitable dragons to kill outside a Slayer task, like Vorkath or Rune Dragons.

A looting bag may be brought with to extend trips if you plan on looting every bone and hide along the way. Since it can’t be used within the lair, you will have to pull the lever to use it in the Wilderness and come back for another fight. Keep in mind that players may be lurking outside with Teleport block ready, but it is still less risky than going up the ladder.

If you have trouble managing health, some players prefer to teleport between only a few kills to restore their health and special attack and come back. While it’s riskier, you can come into every fight dealing Dragon Warhammer specials and other special attacks to reduce his Defense.

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​Metal Dragon Guide OSRS


​Metal Dragon Guide OSRS

Chromatic dragons have existed in Runescape since its classic days, but metal dragons introduced a new dynamic in 2005. They feature hardened defenses, long-range dragon breath, and unique drops compared to their chromatic dragon brothers. If you get them assigned as a slayer task, keep this article in mind before skipping them.

Bronze Dragons

Bronze dragons were the weakest of the preliminary metal dragons introduced to the game. As you might imagine, they drop bronze bars in addition to dragon bones upon death. Even though they are pure bronze, they still have a combat level of 131, a base defense of 112 and considerable defensive stats against all attack styles.

You may find them in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend, with the latter being preferable for Slayer tasks due to the chance at dropping totem pieces. These dragons are not desired as moneymakers since they only have a very rare chance at dropping dragon platelegs (or skirts) and cannot drop a Draconic Visage.

Like the other metallic dragons, they are weakest against magic attacks or stab attacks. If you are assigned a slayer task, you can quickly get it over by using Fire Wave, Fire Surge, a Zamorakian Hasta or a Dragon Hunter Lance.

Iron Dragons

These dragons are within the same vicinity as Steel Dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon. The attack with a stronger breath than Bronze dragons, especially when using ranged or magic against them. Be sure to always keep an anti-fire potion on to reduce damage.

Iron Dragons are commonly assigned as Slayer tasks from multiple masters, but players tend to skip them due to slow experience or lack-luster rewards. If you want to kill them quickly, you can finish your tasks using a Dragon Hunter Crossbow and stick to a safe spot. You at least get a chance at Dragon Platelegs or a Draconic Visage.

Steel Dragons

Steel dragons were the strongest of the metal dragons when they were first released with the Brimhaven Dungeon. They have the highest chance of dropping Dragon Platelegs or skirts, and they have a considerable chance of dropping a Draconic Visage.

Although they are commonly skipped, Steel Dragons are excellent slayer tasks for high-level players. Using the Dragon Hunter Lance, prayers and your Slayer mask, you can melt through their defenses (which are infamous at being resistant against melee). They are also relatively weak to magic, so that’s another option if you’re on a budget.

If you have the Karamja Elite diary completed, they will drop noted bars, making this a game-changer as a money-making method. It is also very useful for ironmen as these bars can be later used for cannonballs or creating dart tips for fletching.

As for killing them off-task, they may be considered good for mage training for mid-level ironmen. Simply go the classic route of gearing up with any mage gear you have, anti-fire potions, an anti-fire shield and at least Fire Bolt as a spell. If you want to get decent tank legs for melee training, this is one of the best spots to get them as an alternative to Barrows.

Mithril Dragons

Before Dragon Slayer II, Mithril dragons were once the end-game metal dragons from the original version of the 2007 Runescape. They drop a mithril bar upon death, as well as a unique drop table including mix potions and various rune items. They are found in the Ancient Cavern nearby the barbarian fishing pools that are always occupied.

Most people who kill Mithril dragons do it to complete Slayer tasks or to relive the nostalgia of grinding for a Full dragon helmet. This helmet has a 1/32,000 chance to drop, with an additional chance coming from burning chewed bones (but don’t count on it). Otherwise, these are pretty abysmal for osrs gold per hour.

Adamant Dragons

Adamant Dragons were released with Dragon Slayer II and may be accessed via Lithkren Vault after completing the quest. Their body is made of Adamantite metal, and as you may have expected, they drop Adamantite bars after every kill. Unfortunately, they are not a very popular dragon to kill.

These fights are tough and require lots of concentration, unlike other metal dragons. Aside from regular dragon breath, this dragon has a special attack that splats points in a 5x5 area on the ground. You will have to use anti-poison or anti-venom, else you will die rather quickly.

The fighting method to kill them should be ranged or melee with Dragon Hunter Gear, but it will still be a tough fight. Considering you have to spend more time, effort and supplies to kill them than Rune Dragons, it is an easy decision to skip them.

Rune Dragons

Rune Dragons are the current meta for metal dragons and are considered one of the best semi-AFK money makers in the game. Just like Adamant dragons, they are locked behind the Dragon Slayer II quest with a harsh requirement of 200 quest points. Although, unlike Demonic Gorillas or raiding, it doesn’t require too high of skills or PvM ability to kill these.

The estimated gold per hour is at least 1 million+ with high melee stats. Considering it requires a very low effort to kill this with decent gear, players specifically create alternative accounts to kill these will playing on the pures or main accounts. It only takes around 2 months to create an account, taking into account the questing, skilling and melee training required.

Most drops are nothing special as players mostly count on rune bars, rune items, and resources to make up the bulk of the profit. There is still a rare chance to get the dragon crossbow limbs or a metal slice to make the dragon kite shield.

While it is possible to kill this with all three combat styles and a variety of gear setups, it is best to stick with very high defensive gear with a high-accuracy stab weapon. One common setup would be a Dragon Hunter Lance with full Justiciar armor. Using the Zamorakian Hasta and Barrows armor is another.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know a little more about metal dragons, they may be a little less scary to do them as slayer tasks. Keep in mind that it isn’t efficient to kill them as low-level players, unless you are going for unlocking content as an Ironman.


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Introduction to Green Dragons

Green dragons – the easiest dragon to slay in all of Runescape. Green Dragons can be found mostly in the Wilderness. Outside of the Wilderness, they are found in the Corsair Cove Dungeon, a cave system underneath south of Feldip Hills.

OSRS Green Dragons

They have 100 hit-points, and are aggressive. Their max melee hit is 8, and 50 for their dragonfire attack. Their attack speed is 6, and hit at an interval of 2.4 seconds.

Their weaknesses are stab and ranged attacks (also when a player uses a Dragonbane weapon, either the Dragon hunter crossbow or a Dragon hunter lance).

The combat level of Green dragons are either 79 or 88.

OSRS Green Dragons.

Green Dragons Slayer Guide

Green dragons are assigned as Slayer tasks, and require Slayer Level 1 to kill. They give 100 Slayer XP per kill. 

You get Green dragons as an assignment from Slayer Masters Krystilia (Edgeville Jail), Vannaka (Edgeville Dungeon) and Chaeldar (Zanaris Throne Room).

Read on to find out the fastest way to get to and kill Green dragons.

How to get to Green dragons

Green dragons are found at either the Wilderness, or at the Corsair Cove Dungeon.

To access Green Dragons at the Corsair Cove Dungeon, players would need to complete the Dragon Slayer II quest.

Getting to Green dragons at Corsair Cove Dungeon.

Enter the western side of the dungeon, known as the Myths’ Guild basement. You can do so via the Mythic Status at the centre of the guild, or by going through the batteries guarded by Ponts the Bridgemaster – located west of the ogresses.

There, you can find 2 Green dragons, and 1 baby Green dragon.

The more popular and more accessible spot would be the Wilderness.

Most players would pick the Wilderness as a popular spot for training on Green dragons. This is because it is easier to get to and from a bank. 

These Green dragon hunting spots are:

OSRS Dragon Hunting Spots.
  • Between Level 12 and 14 Wilderness: West of the Dark Warrior’s Fortress
  • Between Level 20 and 24 Wilderness: South of Venenatis
  • Between Level 24 and 26 Wilderness: North of the Graveyard of Shadows
  • Between Level 35 and 37 Wilderness: South of the Lava Maze
  • Revenant Caves: Entrance at Level 17 Wilderness and Level 40 Wilderness.
A Runescape player having a heyday at slaying them Green dragons.

But keep in mind that as it is the Wilderness, you run the risk of getting Player-Killed. So prepare an escape mechanism, and sufficient food and potions to fend them off.

Green Dragon Hunting Equipment Guide

Gearing up to hunt Green dragons doesn’t have to take any additional effort on your part – most melee equipment and armor work well.

However, note that you always need a dragonfire protection. And the only essential equipment you’ll need is a dragonfire protection shield.

The Essential – A Dragonfire Shield

There are a few shield options to choose from. 

Cheapest: Anti-dragon Shield

The cheapest dragonfire protection would be the Anti-dragon shield. You can get this by speaking with Duke Horacio in Lumbridge Castle during the Dragon Slayer quest. If you need it replaced, simply speak with him again to get it for free.

OSRS Anti dragon shield equipped.

Expensive: Dragonfire Shield/Ward

If you have gold pieces to spare, you can opt to go for the upgraded variant of the Anti-dragon shield. Either the Dragonfire Shield (Melee) or the Dragonfire Ward (Ranged). Both occupy the shield slot of your character.

Dragonfire Shield (Melee) – Provides additional defence bonuses as compared to the Anti-dragon Shield.

Dragon fire shield being charged

Dragonfire Ward (Ranged) – Provides additional defence bonuses as compared to the Dragonfire Shield, with an additional +15 for your ranged attacks. Overall, the stat bonuses from the Dragonfire Ward is higher than the Dragonfire Shield. This shield is also a good pick up if you’re opting to use Ranged as your attack style against the Green dragons.

Dragonfire ward equipped.

Dragonfire Charges

Both the Dragonfire Shield and Dragonfire Ward absorb the dragonfire attacks of all dragons. And while doing so, it accumulates charges.

Dragonfire shield charging up.

Each dragonfire breath it absorbs grants the shield 1 charge. And each charge increases the Melee and Ranged defensive bonuses of the shield by +1. The maximum is +50 to Melee and Ranged defenses. This is an additional bonus that stacks on top of the base stats of the shield.

During combat, you can utilise 1 Dragonfire charge from the shield to unleash a blast of dragonfire at 1 target. This deals around 25 damage. There is a cooldown of around 2 minutes for this attack method.

Recommended Weapon – Dragonbane

Dragonbane weapons are a special type of weapons that deal higher damage to draconic creatures – and this includes the Green dragons.

There are 2 types of Dragonbane weapons available – the Dragon hunter crossbow, and the Dragon hunter lance.

Having a go at the Rune dragons with Dragon Hunter Lance weapon equipped.

Dragon Hunter Crossbow

To equip the Dragon hunter crossbow, your character needs at least level 65 Ranged. Utilising it to fight against draconic creatures grants the player an increase of 30% in accuracy and damage.

Bolts are the ammunition used by crossbows, and the Dragon hunter crossbow is no different. You may use all types of bolts except the Long kebbit and kebbit bolts.

OSRS Dragon Hunter Crossbow

How to get the Dragon Hunter Crossbow

You can obtain this weapon as a reward from the Chambers of Xeric, after slaying the Great Olm. As it is tradeable, you can also purchase it off the Grand Exchange – albeit at a hefy cost of around 90 million gold pieces (price is accurate as of 7 November 2020).

Chambers of xeric osrs great olm.

Dragon Hunter Lance

The other Dragonbane weapon is the Dragon hunter lance – a melee weapon that similarly grants the player an increase of 20% in damage and accuracy towards draconic creatures.

To equip the lance, your character needs at least level 70 Attack, along with completing the firemaking, fishing and smithing sections of Barbarian Training & the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.

Equipping Dragonlance in OSRS

How to get the Dragon Hunter Lance 

You can either create this lance yourself, or purchase it off the Grand Exchange for around 72 million gold pieces (price is accurate as of 7 November 2020).

To create the Dragon hunter lance, use a hydra claw (obtained from slaying the Alchemical Hydra boss found in the lower level of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon in Mount Karuulm, level 95 Slayer level required) on a Zamorakian hasta.

Slaying the Alchemical Hydra.

The Zamorakian hasta is made by bringing a Zamorakian spear (a drop from K’ril Tsutsaroth in the God Wars Dungeon), speaking with Otto Godblessed and paying him 300,000 gold pieces.

Green Dragons Drop Table

100% Drop Rate

Item NameQuantityRarity
Dragon bones1Always
Green dragonhide1Always


Item NameQuantityRarity
Steel battleaxe1Common
Steel platelegs1Common
Mithril axe1Uncommon
Mithril spear1Uncommon
Mithril kiteshield1Uncommon
Adamant full helm1Uncommon
Rune dagger1Uncommon


Item NameQuantityRarity
Grimy irit leaf1Common
Grimy harranlander1Common
Grimy avantoe1Uncommon
Grimy cadantine1Uncommon
Grimy marrentill1Uncommon
Grimy tarromin1Uncommon
Grimy ranarr weed1Uncommon
Grimy kwuarm1Uncommon
Grimy lantadyme1Uncommon
Grimy dwarf weed1Uncommon

Gem Drops

Item NameQuantityRarity
Uncut sapphire1Rare
Uncut emerald1Rare
Uncut ruby1Rare
Nature talisman1Very rare
Uncut diamond1Very rare
Rune javelin5Very rare
Loop half of key1Very rare
Tooth half of key1Very rare
Rune spear1Very rare
Shield left half1Very rare
Dragon spear1Very rare

Other Misc. Drops

Item NameQuantityRarity
Mithril ore2 (noted)Uncommon
Law rune9Uncommon
Death rune15Uncommon
Blood rune5Uncommon
Nature rune10Uncommon
Looting bag1Uncommon
Ensouled dragon head1Uncommon
Mysterious emblem1Rare
Slayer’s enchantment1Rare
Clue scroll (hard)1Rare


OSRS Money Making Guide: Hunting Green dragons

This money making method in OSRS involves you hunting Green dragons in the wilderness. Note that there is some player-kill risk involved. 

Slaying Green dragons in the Wilderness OSRS.

Depending on your equipment and combat level, this method easily nets you a profit of 330,000 to 1,000,000 gold pieces per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.

You will need to input around 20,000 to 100,000 gold pieces worth of consumables.

Ie. Burning amulet(5), Extended antifire(4), Super combat potions, Prayer potions and some food.

How to get to the Green dragons

  1. Use your Burning Amulet to teleport to the Bandit Camp at Level 17 Wilderness. 
  2. Run South-West, and you will find the Green dragons roaming about there. They are located at level 12 to 13 of the Wilderness. 
Run South-West from the Bandit Camp to the crater filled with Green dragons.

This method utilises the Green dragon crater at the lower level Wilderness (Level 12). This is because you will be able to go back after you die and pick up your untradeables if you get pk-ed.

Killing the Green Dragons at a higher level Wilderness (albeit with more of them around) will cause you to lose your untradeables if you get pk-ed and die. They will turn into coins and be picked up by your killers.

Steps for Money Making with Green dragons

  1. Kill the Green dragons using your preferred method of hunting – either melee or ranged.
  2. Pick up only the more valuable loot – Dragon bones, Green Dragonhide (and of course the gold pieces).
  3. Pick up other drops only if they are worth more than the Green Dragonhide. These would be the Rune Daggers, Nature Runes, Ranarr Weeds & Kwarms, some gems. Not forgetting the Ensouled dragon head, and Hard Clue Scrolls (1 in 128 drop/64 with Ring of Wealth).
  4. The key here is to maximise the space in your limited inventory.
  5. When your inventory is filled, use the Max cape (or your preferred means of teleportation) to teleport back to your bank. Choose the one at Warrior’s Guild, Crafting Guild or the Fishing Guild.
  6. Empty your loot from your inventory and your loot bag. 
  7. Top up on your food, super combat potions, prayer potions and anti-fire potions. 
  8. Use your Burning Amulet to teleport back to the Bandit Camp and run straight to the Green Dragons area.
  9. Rinse and repeat till you run out of potions or food to continue.
Potential loot after 1 hour at Green dragons

What equipment to use

To get a higher profit rate, here’s the set of equipment that we recommend you use:

Recommended Equipment setup

  1. Proselyte Armour (For Prayer Bonus – Protected Items upon death are Dragon Hunter Lance & Dragon Fire Shield)
  2. Weapon: Dragon Hunter Lance (Increases accuracy & damage by 20% when fighting dragons)
  3. Dragon Fire Shield
  4. Amulet of Torture, Berserker Ring
  5. Dragon boots
  6. Fire Cape
  7. Barrow’s Gloves
  8. Helmet of Neitiznot (Replaceable at 50,000 coins from Mawnis Burowgar)
  9. Rada’s Blessing 4 (For Prayer bonus)
Proselyte Armour setup for Green dragons.

Recommended Inventory setup

  1. Looting Bag
  2. Max Cape (For teleports). Alternatives to this would be a Strength, Crafting or Fishing Cape or any other teleport methods of your choice. Do keep in mind that all teleports will work below Wilderness Level 20.
  3. Divine Super Combat Potion
  4. Prayer Potions
  5. Extended AntiFire
  6. Burning Amulet (For ease of teleporting to dragons in Wilderness)
  7. Some food
Recommended inventory set up for Green dragon slaying.

If you lack the funds to go with the recommended set up, you may refer to the budget set up:

Budget Equipment Setup

  1. Adamant Helmet
  2. Amulet of Glory (4)
  3. Black Dragonhide Top
  4. Black Dragonhide Bottom
  5. Climbing Boots
  6. Rune Gloves
  7. Dragon Scimitar/Abyssal Whip/Dragon LongSword
  8. Ring of Dueling
  9. Anti Dragonfire Shield
Basic equipment set up for OSRS Green dragons.

Budget Inventory setup

  1. Combat Potion
  2. Antifire Potion
  3. Teleport Tablet
  4. Looting Bag
  5. Some Food

Steps to maximizing your gold/min at Green dragons

  1. Increase your Green dragon kills per hour by picking up the drops in rotation. As it takes a couple of seconds for the dragon’s drops to appear, you should not wait – but instead, move on to kill the next dragon.
  2. It is recommended that you pick up your drops only after coming back to the same spot.
  3. Consider turning on auto-retaliate to save time on the extra clicks.
  4. Completing the Elite Wilderness Diary will also allow you to automatically turn all dragon bones from your Green dragon kills in the Wilderness into notes. This allows you to extend the time you spend with the Green dragons as you will use only 1 slot for the dragon bones.
  5. Equip an Amulet of Avarice while slaying Green dragons – this will automatically note all the drops you get from the Green dragons.
Items dropped are automatically noted.

How to Evade the Player-Killers in the Wilderness

As this method involves being in the Wilderness, there is always a likelihood that a group of player-killers may chance upon you and decide to hunt you down.

If this happens, it is always recommended to immediately teleport away to a safe location of your choice. You would not want to engage as you risk getting skulled, and dying while skulled means you lose your progress and your entire equipment set.

If a Tele Block spell (Magic Level 85) is cast upon you, do not panic. From your Green dragon crater, run South to the Dark Wizards. As the Dark Wizards are aggressive, there is a high chance that they will attack the PKers.

While they are distracted, either kite them till the 5 minutes of Tele Block is up, or continue running South till you are out from the Wilderness.


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