|Release date||10 March 2014 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1,878 (and 619.7 experience)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones|
|Examine text||Its wings shine with the old light of distant stars.|
|Assigned by||Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
Celestial dragons are modified white dragons that use temporal abilities to stun their opponents. They can be found in the Dragontooth Island resource dungeon after the One of a Kind quest is complete. They drop various hides, in addition to rare Dragon rider armour and the very rare celestial handwraps.
During the quest, an instanced version of the resource dungeon is visited with around six attackable Celestial dragons which drop only Dragon bones - they do not appear to respawn. After that stage is complete, the full version of the dungeon is available.
The celestial dragon's special ability freezes the player in time and prevents the dragon from receiving any damage, as well as stopping any damage over time effects for roughly three seconds. It also traps your familiar/follower in space and time, making it disappear from the current realm for the duration of the freeze, at the end of which it will return. The animation for this ability shows the dragon raising its wings as it casts a spell, followed by a green orb expanding around you. The only way to stop this effect is to simply wait it out and resume attacking, as the effect cannot be prevented with Anticipation, nor can it be removed with Freedom. For this reason, you should drink another dose of antifire or super antifire potion when you have around 15-30 seconds of immunity remaining to avoid being hit heavily. However, if your antifire or super antifire does run out during a freeze, the potion effect will stay active until the freeze is over.
Celestial dragons seem to use their time trapping ability roughly every 5-6 attacks, and will always attack with dragonfire or melee (depending on the player's distance away) 5-6 times after being engaged before using this. As such, if the player can deal enough damage to kill the dragon in a short period of time, this attack can be avoided altogether. One may stun a dragon with Binding Shot to delay its next attack, effectively delaying the time trap.
Note: The time trap ability does not reset if the dragon has been left alone. Therefore, if a dragon attacks four times and is left alone (full lifepoint restoration), the next attack or second attack from the dragon when attacked will result in a time trap.
There is currently a glitch where the celestial dragon will restore to full lifepoints if the player does not attack it after it has used its time trapping ability. Thus, it is advised to leave auto-retaliate on, and attack the dragon immediately once the time trap is over.
Because mages or rangers will take no damage from celestial dragons other than dragonfire, (unless, of course, they stand within melee range) it is recommended to use the gear with the best damage bonuses specific to the style used. For those who don't use expensive degradable gear, Warpriest of Bandos/Armadyl armour is a good choice due to its high chance of reducing the cooldown of abilities.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Dragon bones 1 Always 4,114
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 11,881 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel platebody 8 (noted) Uncommon 9,008 Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,943 Celestial handwraps 1 Very rare 5,112,281 Dragon Rider body 1 Very rare 2,502,560 Dragon Rider cape 1 Very rare 743,624 Dragon Rider chaps 1 Very rare 1,881,620 Dragon Rider helm 1 Very rare 950,852
- ^ Only while on a slayer assignment for celestial dragons. They also appear with the regular drop.
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Astral rune 15 Common 4,125 Cosmic rune 20 Common 5,260 Fire talisman 4 (noted) Uncommon 13,244 Water talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 27,402
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Unicorn horn 4 (noted) Common 11,148 Adamant bar 4 (noted) Common 13,072 Green dragonhide 2 (noted) Common 4,848 Blue dragonhide 2 (noted) Common 5,776 Red dragonhide 2 (noted) Uncommon 7,760 Black dragonhide 2 (noted) Uncommon 8,924 Dagannoth hide 4 (noted) Uncommon 19,140 Battlestaff 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,163 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Rare 1,270,592 Dragon Rider kit 1 Very rare 1,394,102 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- There is a glitch where, if a dragon is killed just as the player is about to be trapped in time, no death animation will occur.
- Celestial dragons originally counted as steel dragons for slayer assignments. With the update on 14 April 2014, they were made a category of their own.
- When a Dragon uses the trapped in time ability, any followers or familiars temporarily disappear for the duration of the move. Dreadnips will not, as they are not actual followers.
- This ability also seems to negate the effects of the spring cleaner for that kill. If the dragon dropped a Rune platebody, the spring cleaner will not dismantle/convert into xp.
- Despite the fact that they are dragons, the dragon slayer gloves do not work against them.
|Items||Hannibus Hunted • Dragonkin Primer • Animate Rock scroll • Iron oxide • Dragonkin memory|
|Rewards|| Dragon Rider amulet • Bonus experience in Divination
|Music||Contemplation • Confrontation|
|Locations||Varrock Museum • Robert the Strong's library • Brimhaven Dungeon • Forinthry Dungeon • Grotworm Lair • Dragontooth Island|
Dragons and dragon-like races
|Chromatic dragons||Green dragon (brutal) (Daemonheim) (baby) • Blue dragon (baby) • Red dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • Black dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • White dragon ( Celestial dragon)|
|Metal dragons||Bronze dragon • Iron dragon (Daemonheim) • Steel dragon • Mithril dragon|
|Other||Frost dragon (Daemonheim) • Skeletal Wyvern • Revenant dragon • Fairy Dragon|
|Notable dragons||King Black Dragon•Queen Black Dragon • Elvarg • Mr. Mordaut• Therragorn • K'klik • Tutorial dragon • Three-headed dragon|
|Dragonkin||Dragonkin (NPC) • Sakirth • Sithaph • Strisath • Kerapac • Taraket|