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Dragon defender
Dragon defender
Release date 7 December 2010 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Value 90,000 coins
Alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Examine A defensive weapon that can parry attacks, reducing damage and increases the accuracy of your next hit.
Weight 0.4 kg
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The dragon defender is the strongest defender in the game, requiring 60 Attack and Defence to wield. It is exclusively obtained as an uncommon drop in the Warriors' Guild from the cyclopes, and as a common drop from their stronger brethren, the Cyclossus. Cyclossi have a higher chance of dropping a dragon defender than regular cyclopes, and can only be fought while wielding a rune or a dragon defender. In addition, using the multi-token option in the cyclopes room increases the chance of receiving a dragon defender as well as encountering a cyclossus.

Some players choose to train combat on cyclopes. They should note that wearing a dragon defender whilst fighting the cyclopes may lead to the summoning of a cyclossus. Many players consider fighting the cyclossus difficult, troublesome, and costly in terms of food. Players who desire to train on cyclopes, but do not wish to confront a cyclossus, should use alternatives such as an off-hand weapon or shield. Also, they may choose to use a two-handed weapon; do note acquiring a dragon defender requires a rune or dragon defender to be wielded or in the player's inventory.

The dragon defender was very popular before the Evolution of Combat, as it was the only off-hand melee weapon in the game. It has since been displaced by ordinary dragon off-hands and stronger weapons like the enhanced excalibur.

When using the defender in combat, it will randomly block a hit, similar to Saradominist and Zamorakian warpriest armour. This effect was added with the release of Legacy Mode.

The defender reduces the damage of this attack by X.

Combat StatsDragon defender equipped

A player wielding a dragon defender

Skill requirements
60 Attack-icon, 60 Defence-icon
Attack MeleeShield slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cyclops58; 671Uncommon


  • A player can get as many dragon defenders as they wish, however, they must have another rune or dragon defender in their inventory or wielded.
  • The Dragon defender used the same blade as the dragon scimitar before its third graphical update.
  • If killed in red portal clan wars each Dragon Defender turns into 1,000 coins for the killer.

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