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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.

If blue dragons are given as a Slayer task, a player may kill baby blue dragons as a substitute.

Locations

  • 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.

Taverley Dungeon

Taverley dragons
Blue dragons being slaughtered in Taverley Dungeon.
File:BlueDragontaverleyDungeonsafespot1283629.png
One of the many safespots for rangers

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.

Taverley Dungeon resource dungeon

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.

Ogre Enclave

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.

Heroes' Guild

File:HeroesGuildSafeSpot.png
Safespotting the guild dragon

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.

Kuradal's Dungeon

File:Kuradels blue dragon safespot.png
A player using a safe spot in Kuradal's Dungeon

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.

Drops

100% drop

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 1 Always 4,265
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 1 1 Always 2,976

Charms

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

49%

11%

27%

11%

2%

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).


Weapons

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 140
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 102
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 3 Uncommon 192
Adamant dagger Adamant dagger 1 3 Uncommon 198
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 4 Rare 4,381

Armour

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel platelegs Steel platelegs 1 2 Common 239
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 881
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 3 Uncommon 1,757

Runes

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 75 2 Common 1,500
Nature rune Nature rune 15 3 Uncommon 4,860
Fire rune Fire rune 37 3 Uncommon 1,295
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 879
Death rune Death rune 5 5 Very rare 565

Herbs

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 497
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 72
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 40
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 204
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,010
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,821
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,650
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,028
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,992
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,250
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 10,592

Others

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 11–454 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20 2 Common Not sold
Perfect blue dragon scale Perfect blue dragon scale 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Blue dragon tail-bone 1 2 Common [2] Not sold
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 3 Uncommon 2,471
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 328
Blue dragon egg Dragon egg 1 4 Rare [3] Not sold
Ferocious ring Ferocious ring 1 4 Rare [4] Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spin ticket Spin Ticket 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. ^ Must be 99 Summoning.
  4. ^ 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 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,405
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,148
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,240
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,722
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,784
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,664
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,352
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,543
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,312
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,127
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,359
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,832
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,166
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,262
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,350–74,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,594,000
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,908,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,097,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 140,908
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 447
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,480–25,920
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,860
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,185
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,650–13,673
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 10,400
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,375–315,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 411,250–822,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 86,250–287,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 370,650–1,976,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,400
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,404,000–23,828,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,567
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,880–638,800
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 99,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,700
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 67,803–3,390,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 155,959–1,091,713
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 16,095–498,945
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,858
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

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