|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Blue dragonhide, Dragon bones|
|Examine text||A mother dragon.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Kuradal|
Blue dragons are the second weakest of the chromatic dragons, but are still fairly powerful monsters. An anti-dragon shield is essential when meleeing them, but this may be skipped if ranging or maging them from a safespot because they do not shoot long range fireballs. They are a very popular monster to kill because the blue dragonhide and dragon bones that they drop may be sold for 7,241 coins, together.
When fighting these with melee, an abyssal whip is a good choice for players with 75+ Attack and Strength, especially with a super strength and/or super attack potion. Players may use an antifire potion if they do not want to take any damage from their firebreath attacks, and if using this method instead of using an abyssal whip, they may choose to use a Leaf-bladed sword, Korasi's sword, Brackish blade, or a Chaotic rapier since dragons are weak to the stab attack style. A Zamorakian spear might be used as well, though super antifire potions will be needed to negate all dragonfire damage. If magic is your preference, a Polypore Staff is the best weapon for players who haven't done the Ritual of the Mahjarrat. If the latter has been completed, an Armadyl battlestaff paired with the Storm of Armadyl spell would be the best choice for high level mages.
- Taverley Dungeon (3) - commonly crowded on busier worlds; has lots of stalagmites for safe spots for rangers and mages.
- Taverley resource dungeon (8) - dungeon requires level 60 Dungeoneering to enter. Released with the new Dungeoneering Resource Dungeons on the 19 July 2010 Dungeoneering update.
- Ogre Enclave (6) - often crowded, even if on a less busy world.
- Heroes' Guild (1) - often there will be another player there. Safe spots available to range or mage, partially because it is a caged area. It is possible to enter to get your loot without being attacked.
- Kuradal's Dungeon (5) - blue dragons can only be killed here when assigned as a slayer task from Kuradal.
Blue dragons are popular monsters, for Slayers and players wishing to make some money.
This area is an ideal spot for rangers and mages. There are three adult blue dragons here. Players of low to medium combat levels may face more potential dangers than those of higher levels. As baby blue dragons stop being aggressive after a player reaches 97 combat, level 97+ players should consider this a very good spot in an unpopulated world. You will need a dusty key in order to reach the blue dragons within the dungeon, unless you have an Agility level of at least 70 (or 65 with summer pies), in which case a shortcut by the entrance leads straight to where the dragons are. Fighting these while collecting the blue dragon scales can earn up to 400k coins per hour. This will only happen if you have 70 Agility.
The best way to get to the dungeon entrance is to use the Taverley lodestone and going south through Taverley. There is a bank nearby in Taverley just north of the dungeon entrance.
The blue dragons here are only available for players who have a Dungeoneering level of 60 and above. There are a total of eight blue dragons in this Resource Dungeon. There are two ways to get to the resource dungeon. The first is to go through Taverley Dungeon ensuring that you have a dusty key and enter the blue dragons' enclosure with the dusty key, then within the enclosure you will see the resource dungeon containing the blue dragons. The second, quicker route, is using the Agility shortcut (requiring a level of 70 to use, or 65 with a summer pie). There are also twelve respawn spots of blue dragon scale in the resource dungeon.
There are six dragons inside the ogre enclave under Gu'tanoth, south of Yanille. The quickest way to get to the enclave is to use Home Teleport and select Yanille, if you have it. Other ways are Watchtower Teleport, a house, or Yanille tablet. Alternatively players can use a ring of duelling to teleport to Castle Wars, or the fairy rings to reach any of the rings in the area.
The blue dragons here are only available for players who have completed or partially completed the Watchtower quest. This place has many safespots for ranging or maging, and with six dragons here. This spot is not too far from the Yanille or Castle Wars bank.
A safe-spot in the enclave is a pillar just east of the entrance. Players can stand just next to it, and range/mage the dragon that spawns to the north. This is useful for lower-levelled players, as the dragon is unable to attack.
This location has a single dragon, in a cage in the guild basement. Completion of the Heroes' Quest is required to access this dragon. The guild can be reached by using a lodestone teleport to Burthorpe and running south, or by using the combat bracelet to reach the Warriors' Guild and running east then south.
This dragon is contained inside a cage, making it ideal for mages or rangers to fight, although the cage must be entered to pick up the drops.
The blue dragons here may only be attacked if you are assigned blue dragons as your slayer task by Kuradal. There are safe spots for rangers and mages. Two safe spots exist; just inside the energy barrier just before the torches, and behind the stalagmites to the east. Players may bank relatively quickly using a bank teleport (such as the TokKul-Zo) and then returning to the dungeon using a Ferocious ring, a drop unique to the monsters in the dungeon. Alternatively, players may use the fairy ring in the ancient cavern and bank in Zanaris, providing that the player has repaired it. If players do not want to bank by Zanaris, teleporting to Lunar Isle (after completion of Lunar Diplomacy) or Edgeville will provide the fastest ways of banking. Players with at least 85+ Magic, an Arcane stream necklace, slayer helm and the Ferocious ring can hit up to 400s occasionally at times, and can be faster then players using melee without the use of a Chaotic rapier or longsword.
Strengths and weaknesses
Blue dragons, like most chromatic dragons, have moderate defence, but are weak against range and stab attacks. Their melee attack can hit up to 110 life points. As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield is essential when fighting blue dragons as it reduces the maximum hit of their breath from about 500 LP to 50 LP (0 LP if used with an antifire potion). If a player wishes to kill them with a two-handed weapon, a regular anti-fire potion will slightly decrease the accuracy and damage of the dragonfire. A super antifire will block all damage from dragon breath while removing the need for a protective shield. For melee, it is best to use stabbing weapons, most effectively the Chaotic Rapier or Chaotic Longsword (one must keep in mind that these require large sums of coins to maintain), but others such as a Brackish blade, leaf-bladed sword, Korasi's Sword or, to a lesser extent, a Dragon longsword, will perform well when killing these dragons. However, for higher levelled players, an Abyssal whip or other high levelled weapon will work decently. A particularly under-appreciated weapon for players with low defence is the Staff of Light as not only does it have a decent stab bonus (exactly that of a dragon longsword) but it also has a special ability that reduces melee damage by half. When used in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield/antifire or both, damage is reduced by a greater amount.
Ranging from a safe spot is another popular way to kill them (Rune crossbow is recommended, since it may be used in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield). They can also be attacked safely with melee using a halberd since a regular chromatic dragon's dragonfire is not long ranged. Players with access to Super antifire potions can kill these very quickly with a Magic shortbow or a Crystal bow. The special attacks of the Dark Bow and the Zamorak bow are also advised, though small misclicks can make you get hit up to 250 from dragonfire. If the player has the required levels and has completed the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest, dragonbane bolts are extremely effective.
If ranging or meleeing them isn't an option, then maging them is also quite profitable. When using chaos gauntlets with bolt spells, one can hit up to 10 less than the corresponding blast spell. A Polypore staff is also recommended for this.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 59,614 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel battleaxe 1 Uncommon 140 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 102 Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 192 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 198 Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,381
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel platelegs 1 Common 239 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 881 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,757
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 75 Common 1,500 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 4,860 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 1,295 Law rune 3 Uncommon 879 Death rune 5 Very rare 565
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 497 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 72 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 40 Grimy harralander 1 Common 204 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,010 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,821 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,650 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,028 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,992 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,250 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 10,592
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 11–454 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Perfect blue dragon scale 1 Common Not sold Blue dragon tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Uncommon 2,471 Bass 1 Uncommon 328 Dragon egg 1 Rare Not sold Ferocious ring 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spin Ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
- ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
- ^ Must be 99 Summoning.
- ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon.
Rare drop table drops
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,405 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,148 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,240 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,722 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,784 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,520 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,664 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,352 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,556 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,054 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,120 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,543 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,312 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,127 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 827,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,359 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,832 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,166 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,262 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,257,300 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,594,000 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,908,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,097,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 140,908 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,536 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 35,050–49,070 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 41,850–58,590 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 665 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 447 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,500–195,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,480–25,920 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,860 Law rune 45 Rare 13,185 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,650–13,673 Blood rune 50 Rare 10,400 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 39,375–315,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 411,250–822,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 86,250–287,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 370,650–1,976,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,055,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,404,000–23,828,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,124–1,968,600 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 105,567 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 128,490–513,960 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 63,880–638,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 99,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,700 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 67,803–3,390,150 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 155,959–1,091,713 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,016,350 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,406 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 16,095–498,945 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,858 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 26,350–10,540,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Dragons and dragon-like races