|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||289.8 (and 95.6 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Kuradal|
|Always drops||Blue dragonhide, Dragon bones|
|Examine text||A mother dragon.|
Blue dragons are the second weakest of the chromatic dragons, but are still fairly powerful magic-class monsters. They primarily attack with magic, by shooting a Fire Bolt spell at the player, as well as both close-range and long-distance dragonbreath. Thus, an anti-dragon shield, a Dragonfire shield, a Super antifire potion, or the Protect from Magic prayer are essential when fighting them, as they can hit well over 1000 with their breath otherwise (Resonance does not work against their breath). They also use melee if the player is standing next to them. They are a very popular monster to kill because the blue dragonhide and dragon bones that they drop may be sold for 4,517 coins, together. They do not drop the draconic visage. Blue dragons are popular targets for bot farming, which accounts for much of the player crowding in their locations.
- Taverley Dungeon (3) - commonly crowded on busier worlds.
- 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 one or more other players there.
- Kuradal's Dungeon (5) - blue dragons can only be killed here when assigned as a slayer task from Kuradal.
There are three adult blue dragons here. This area has been botted in more recent times, but can be circumvented by quickly clicking on the dragons as soon as they spawn in. The bots will join in and give you easy kills. 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 or can boost to 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 also twelve respawn spots of blue dragon scale.
There are two ways to get to there. The first is to travel through the Taverley Dungeon until reaching the room with the blue dragons. (dusty key is required to enter). Within this enclosure is the resource dungeon. The second, quicker route, is using the Agility shortcut (requiring level 70 Agility to use) which leads directly from the Taverley dungeon entrance to the blue dragon room.
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 a Watchtower Teleport (especially if the destination is set to inside Yanille) or 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.
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, and the dragon can still use its magic and dragonbreath through the bars.
The blue dragons here may only be attacked if you are assigned blue dragons as your slayer task by Kuradal. 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.
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
Being mages, blue dragons are weak to ranged attacks, most notably arrows. Since bows require two hands to wield and do not provide dragonbreath protection, super antifires or the Protect from Magic prayer are required if this method is to be used. Because of the resources required for exploiting the dragons' exact weakness, most players will generally prefer to use one-handed crossbows or thrown weapons in tandem with Anti-dragon shields or Dragonfire shields when engaging them. While not as effective as bows, they still provide a consistent kill rate if the player is using a strong enough weapon and ammunition, and has a sufficiently high Ranged level. If the player has 85 Herblore or is willing to pay for the required prayer potions, however, it is strongly advised to use a bow as this will ensure the fastest kills if abilities are timed properly, especially when using stronger bows such as the Crystal bow and Zaryte bow.
If magic is your preference, you should use the highest levelled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield or a Dragonfire shield (magic). Use the most damaging spell you can cast, and time your abilities carefully. If you have access to super antifires, you can opt to instead use an Armadyl battlestaff in tandem with Storm of Armadyl, or a polypore staff.
Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat. If melee is still preferred, the best option is to bring a dragonfire shield or anti-dragon shield, high-tier armour, and a high-levelled one-handed weapon such as the Chaotic rapier or abyssal whip. Attack and Strength levels of at least 75, a super set or better, and careful use of both offensive and defensive abilities as well as prayer are essential to attaining a consistent kill rate with melee due to being at a disadvantage on the combat triangle.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 45,456 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 268 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 195 Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 373 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 347 Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,403
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel platelegs 1 Common 423 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 964 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,826
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 75 Common 975 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 1,680 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 370 Law rune 3 Uncommon 537 Death rune 5 Very rare 465
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 516 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 43 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 225 Grimy harralander 1 Common 612 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,169 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,772 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,171 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,557 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,538 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 7,733 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 8,069
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 1,459 Bass 1 Uncommon 193 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.
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