|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||276.4 (and 91.2 experience)|
|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 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 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 8,511 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) - usually less crowded than Taverly.
- 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 600k 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 the Lodestone Network to Yanille, or 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.
As with all dragons, protection from their dragonfire is required. An Anti-dragon shield or type of dragonfire shield can be combined with an antifire potion and a one-handed weapon to negate the deadly breath. With 85 herblore, super antifire potions allow the use of offhand or two-handed weapons.
Blue dragons are weak to bolts, although other ranged weapons will prove effective. Ranged armour will protect you from their magic attacks, and you can place yourself out the range of their melee attacks.
If magic is your preference, you should use the highest leveled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield. Without a specific magical weakness, use the most damaging spell you can cast.
Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat. If melee is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 51,521 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 151 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 94 Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 289 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 263 Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,496
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel platelegs 1 Common 314 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 955 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,829
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 75 Common 1,425 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 3,915 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 777 Law rune 3 Uncommon 945 Death rune 5 Very rare 480
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 528 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 67 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 60 Grimy harralander 1 Common 199 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 1,986 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,853 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,838 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,568 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 3,208 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 10,483 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 12,710
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 11, 44, 132, 200 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 3,194 Bass 1 Uncommon 184 Swordfish 1 Uncommon 128 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 dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but 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 1,593 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,194 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,420 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,460 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 25,001 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,649 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,047 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,255 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,671 Rune javelin 5 Rare 885 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,641 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,242 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,655 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 833,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,489 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,091 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,610 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,627 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 14,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,279,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,200–74,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,477,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,131,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 90,518 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,828 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 15,900–22,260 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 77,700–108,780 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 101 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 119 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 11,000–330,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,220–20,880 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,480 Law rune 45 Rare 14,175 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,800–11,616 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,550 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 36,250–290,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 412,750–825,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 78,000–260,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,750–1,237,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 479,100–2,555,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,032,300 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,900,000–27,300,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,055–1,958,250 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,749 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 108,150–1,081,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 134,970–539,880 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 59,000–590,000 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 55,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,412 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,222–3,661,100 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 168,622–1,180,354 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,377,630 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,444 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,725–611,475 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,192 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,600–9,720,000 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
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