|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 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. 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 1,590–3,180 Adamant dart 16 Uncommon 256 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 100 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,109 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 679 Mithril bolts 2–8, 10, 11, 13, 16 Uncommon 60–480 Rune knife 2, 5 Uncommon 206–515 Rune javelin 1 Rare 182 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,654 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,036
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 939 Adamant kiteshield 1 Rare 2,721 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,530 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,516 Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare 160,732 Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare 162,742
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Law rune 10, 45 Common 3,460–15,570 Fire rune 50–150 Uncommon 1,100–3,300 Blood rune 15, 30 Uncommon 3,405–6,810 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,028 Death rune 25, 45 Uncommon 2,600–4,680
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 3,139 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 124–248 Bronze dragon tail-bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 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 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 1,786 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,373 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,959 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,830 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 25,472 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,357 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,680 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,299 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,895 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,036 Rune javelin 5 Rare 910 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,772 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,394 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,089 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 844,750 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,516 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,963 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,927 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,371 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,244,400 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 4,020,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,392,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 87,486 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,525 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 17,900–25,060 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 80,625–112,875 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 96 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 145 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,000–300,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,680–22,720 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 15,570 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,200–12,584 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,350 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 38,750–310,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 455,250–910,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 80,400–268,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 25,050–1,252,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 469,950–2,506,400 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,034,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,906,000–27,342,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 12,961–1,944,150 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 66,693 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 119,400–1,194,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 135,390–541,560 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 58,260–582,600 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 48,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,739 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,337–3,666,850 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 153,607–1,075,249 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,439,890 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,568 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,823–614,513 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,012 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,200–9,640,000 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
- Bronze dragons have the least 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.
- There is a glitch where the bronze dragon breathes fire while you have a Dragonfire shield and it hits, but it only does 1 damage.
Dragons and dragon-like races