Bronze dragons are metal dragons 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 1000 respectively, and when used simultaneously block dragonfire damage altogether; super antifire also completely blocks dragonfire. Their appearance has been updated on many occasions.
- Chaos Tunnels (3) there are 2 near the earth warriors, and 1 near the fire elementals
- Brimhaven Dungeon (3) - 875 gp (or Karamja Hard Task set completed) and a hatchet will be required to reach the bronze dragons. The one on your tool belt 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. They may teleport the player to dangerous areas housed with aggressive monsters, and generally make the trip longer. They may also force a player to teleport out, should the trip trap them behind rooms of monsters the player is not prepared to deal with. This may also at the same time 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 or the dungeoneering skillcape, which also provide a teleport. This is now a much better place to hunt these dragons due to the fact that the wild dogs are now only level 35, and they are no longer aggressive. However, there is a lone aggressive Black demon in the area that can be quite dangerous if you are not prepared. Access the dungeon from the Karamja Lodestone. Run Northwest.
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 off-hand or two-handed weapons. Super antifires are a preferred option due to its 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.
|Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 5,226 kills.|
1 charm is dropped at a time.
|Adamant javelin||30; 60||Common||1,440–2,880|
|Mithril 2h sword||1||Uncommon||3,646|
|Mithril bolts||2–8; 10; 11; 13; 16||Uncommon||224–1,792|
|Rune knife||2; 5||Uncommon||2,856–7,140|
|Rune sq shield||1||Rare||21,908|
|Dragon plateskirt||1||Very rare||161,331|
|Dragon platelegs||1||Very rare||160,018|
|Law rune||10; 45||Common||3,710–16,695|
|Blood rune||15; 30||Uncommon||9,135–18,270|
|Death rune||25; 45||Uncommon||3,525–6,345|
|Rare drop table||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Bronze dragon tail-bone||1||Uncommon||Not sold|
|Sealed 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|
|Sealed 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
- ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
Rare drop table
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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|Uncut diamond||45–55 (noted)||Rare||96,615–118,085|
|Loop half of a key||1||Common||17,695|
|Tooth half of a key||1||Common||19,243|
|Uncut dragonstone||45–55 (noted)||Rare||491,940–601,260|
|Rune platebody||15–25 (noted)||Rare||568,575–947,625|
|Shield left half||1||Rare||64,688|
|Onyx bolts||135–165||Very rare||1,070,010–1,307,790|
|Water talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||473,915–597,862|
|Earth talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||151,385–190,978|
|Fire talisman||25–35 (noted)||Rare||45,550–63,770|
|Raw lobster||135–165 (noted)||Common||20,925–25,575|
|Raw shark||225–275 (noted)||Uncommon||231,300–282,700|
|Big bones||68–82 (noted)||Uncommon||16,592–20,008|
|Dragon bones||180–220 (noted)||Rare||312,300–381,700|
|Gold ore||90–110 (noted)||Common||14,850–18,150|
|Adamantite ore||180–220 (noted)||Uncommon||261,720–319,880|
|Adamant bar||14–16 (noted)||Common||37,604–42,976|
|Adamant bar||135–165 (noted)||Rare||362,610–443,190|
|Runite ore||90–110 (noted)||Rare||1,052,640–1,286,560|
|Rune bar||3 (noted)||Common||40,881|
|Rune bar||45–55 (noted)||Rare||613,215–749,485|
|Grimy torstol||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||286,200–349,800|
|Grimy snapdragon||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||88,650–108,350|
|Super restore (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||130,230–159,170|
|Prayer potion (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||140,940–172,260|
|Dwarf weed seed||14–16||Uncommon||9,254–10,576|
|Palm tree seed||10||Rare||859,470|
|Molten glass||45–55 (noted)||Common||8,820–10,780|
|Soft clay||450–550 (noted)||Uncommon||216,000–264,000|
|Yew logs||68–82 (noted)||Uncommon||10,336–12,464|
|Yew logs||675–825 (noted)||Rare||102,600–125,400|
|Teak plank||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||33,660–41,140|
|Mahogany plank||270–330 (noted)||Rare||287,550–351,450|
|Vecna skull||1||Very rare||241,411|
|Hazelmere's signet ring||1||Very rare||2,052,582,424|
|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|
|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|
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
|Key token||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Mimic kill token||1||Very rare||10,059|
- Currently, the bronze dragon holds the record of being the lowest-levelled 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.