|Release date||17 January 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||406 (and 133.9 experience)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, 5 Bronze bars|
|Examine text||Its scales seem to be made of bronze.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
Bronze dragons are a type of metal dragon found in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Chaos Tunnels. While they are the weakest of the metallic dragons, they are still powerful monsters. An anti-dragon/dragonfire shield and/or an antifire potion are essential when fighting them as they can reduce the maximum hit of their dragonfire to below 100, and when used simultaneously block dragonfire damage altogether; super antifire also completely blocks dragonfire. Their appearance has been updated on many occasions, the most recent being 5 July 2010.
- Chaos Tunnels (3) there are 2 near the earth warriors, and 1 near the fire elementals.
- Brimhaven Dungeon (3) NOTE: 875 gp (or Karamja Hard Diary completed) and a hatchet will be required to reach the bronze dragons. The one on your toolbelt will work.
In the Chaos tunnels, the earth warriors are aggressive to players of all levels, and if the player has auto-retaliate on, they may cause the waste of a few runes when the player attacks them. Players should note that the earth warriors will not pass through the dragons, and therefore can be escaped by hiding behind your initial quarry.
Visitors to the Chaos Tunnels should also be aware of misfiring portals, which can be both a hindrance and a blessing, as they may teleport the player to dangerous areas housed with aggressive monsters, and generally make the trip longer, or force a player to teleport out should the trip trap them behind rooms of monsters the player is not prepared to deal with, but at the same time might also bring the player closer to their goal
The Brimhaven Dungeon is potentially a safer place to fight bronze dragons. If you are fighting them here, you will need 875 coins for the entrance fee, unless you have Karamja gloves 3, which also provide a teleport. The biggest issue for players less than level 101 combat is the interference from the nearby level 50 Wild dogs. It can be useful to bring Bones to Peaches tablets to turn bones from a few dogs into food. After some time the dogs stop being aggressive, so longer sessions at the dragons have fewer such interruptions and make it a lot safer to collect the drops as long as a player stays within a fairly limited area.
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. Super antifires are a preferred option due to it's high level of dragonfire resistance; no dragonfire resisting shield is needed, allowing two-handed weapons to be used effectively.
Bronze dragons are weak to water spells, although any magic attack will prove effective.
If melee is preferred, you should use your highest level one-handed weapon(s), in tandem with an anti-dragon shield/dragonfire shield. Without a specific melee style weakness, use the strongest weapon available to you.
Due to their classification as melee combatants, it is not recommended to use ranged to take down these dragons. If ranged is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant javelin 30, 60 Common 1,830–3,660 Adamant dart 16 Uncommon 208 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 112 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,029 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 596 Mithril bolts 2–8, 10, 11, 13, 16 Uncommon 120–960 Rune knife 2, 5 Uncommon 148–370 Rune javelin 1 Rare 180 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,261 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,178
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 813 Adamant kiteshield 1 Rare 2,640 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,348 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,302 Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare 160,466 Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare 162,767
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Law rune 10, 45 Common 2,570–11,565 Fire rune 50–150 Uncommon 1,600–4,800 Blood rune 15, 30 Uncommon 3,690–7,380 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,626 Death rune 25, 45 Uncommon 3,625–6,525
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 4,284 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 Coins 168–3,000 Common Not sold Swordfish 1–2 Uncommon 235–470 Bronze dragon tail-bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare Not sold
- ^ Estimated at 1/2,011 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012
- ^ Estimated at 1/2,112 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- 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 1,374 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,751 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,601 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,553 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,077 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,664 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,117 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,248 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,370 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,178 Rune javelin 5 Rare 900 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,329 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,383 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,272 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 818,500 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,302 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,700 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,133 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,076 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,261,500 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,050–73,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,634,200 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 90,003 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,093 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 89,725–125,615 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 96,000–134,400 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 947 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 275 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 7,500–225,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,560–22,240 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,860 Law rune 45 Rare 11,565 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 7,250–17,545 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,300 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 53,500–428,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 449,000–898,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 96,900–323,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 34,650–1,732,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 300,000–1,600,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,400 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,130,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,192,000–22,344,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,213–710,650 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 129,250–1,292,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 128,910–515,640 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 75,030–750,300 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,816 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 66,676–3,333,800 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 137,430–962,010 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,069,440 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,998 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,550–8,220,000 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- Currently, the bronze dragon holds the record of being the lowest-leveled monster to drop elite clue scrolls.
- Bronze dragons have the fewest number of spawns for any metallic dragon. There are only 6 spawns in total; 3 reside in Brimhaven Dungeon, while another 3 reside in the Chaos Tunnels.