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This article is about the tier-60 non-degradable equipment available to pay-to-play players. For the free-to-play, degradeable version, see Corrupt dragon equipment.
Dragon plate armour set (lg) equipped

A player wearing full Dragon armour

Dragon armour update

Graphically updated Dragon armour and claws

Dragon equipment is a range of tier-60 equipment available to pay-to-pay players, and is some of the best non-degradeable equipment in Gielinor. With the exception of dragon darts and dragon arrows, Dragon items are made of a hard, dark-red metal called Orikalkum (the former being made of dragon talons). It is believed that Dragon equipment was created by the Necrosyrtes, a faction of an ancient race known as the Dragonkin, and distributed to shops by the Consortium of Extra-Planar Merchandise Transferral Specialists.

Effect on the EconomyEdit

Since their initial release, Dragon equipment has had a profound effect on the economy of the game. For a long time, Runite equipment was the best available to players and was highly sought-after for that reason. The introduction of the rarer and significantly-better Dragon items caused Rune to permanently fall in price. Dragon equipment has declined in price over time as higher-level items have become available. Many Dragon items have settled at around their high-alchemy price, however some items, such as the Dragon full helm and the Dragon platebody, have remained valuable due to their rarity, cosmetic appearance, and prestige.

Weapons Edit

Dragon weapons are weapons requiring level 60 Attack to wield (or level 60 Ranged/Magic in the case of Dragon darts/arrows and battlestaves respectively). Each weapon has its own abilities and functions except for Dragon battlestaff, Dragon darts and Dragon knives. Dragon weapons cannot be created by players, and are generally obtained as drops from various high-levelled monsters, though some can be bought from specific stores (and of course from the Grand Exchange or from other players). Many require the completion of a specific quest to be wielded.

Current dragon weaponsEdit

In order of release:

Item Requires Exchange price Release date
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword

Level 60 Attack
Lost City

56,688 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon battleaxe Dragon battleaxe

Level 60 Attack
Heroes' Quest

123,920 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon spear Dragon spear Level 60 Attack 35,682 coins (update) 14 April 2003
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger

Level 60 Attack
Lost City

17,016 coins (update) 25 February 2004
Dragon mace Dragon mace

Level 60 Attack
Heroes Quest

26,745 coins (update) 25 February 2004
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd

Level 60 Attack
Level 40 Strength

205,786 coins (update) 20 September 2004
Dragon scimitar Dragon scimitar

Level 60 Attack
Monkey Madness

58,980 coins (update) 29 March 2005
Dragon hatchet Dragon hatchet

(To use) Level 61 Woodcutting
(To equip) Level 60 Attack

1,685,106 coins (update) 7 November 2005
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword Level 60 Attack 133,606 coins (update) 20 February 2006
Dragon arrow


Dragon arrow 5 Level 60 Ranged 235 coins (update) 11 June 2007
Dragon dart


Dragon dart Level 60 Ranged 240 coins (update) 11 June 2007
Dragon claw Dragon claw Level 60 Attack 176,483 coins (update) 26 November 2008
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe

(To use) Level 61 Mining
(To equip) Level 60 Attack

8,682,451 coins (update) 9 September 2009
Dragon crossbow Dragon crossbow Level 60 Ranged 11,306,593 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Dragon 2h crossbow Dragon 2h crossbow Level 60 Ranged 5,634,395 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Dragon warhammer Dragon warhammer

Level 60 Attack
Birthright of the Dwarves

210,769 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Dragon throwing axe Dragon throwing axe

Level 60 Ranged
Birthright of the Dwarves

422 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Dragon battlestaff Dragon battlestaff

Level 60 Magic
Birthright of the Dwarves

207,950 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Dragon hasta Dragon hasta Level 60 Attack 28,267 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Dragon knife Dragon knife Level 60 Ranged 3,170 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Dragon javelin Dragon javelin Level 60 Ranged 605 coins (update) 29 June 2015

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Item Requires Exchange price Release date
Off-hand dragon battleaxe Off-hand dragon battleaxe 60 Attack
Heroes' Quest
137,155 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon crossbow Off-hand dragon crossbow 60 Ranged 11,081,751 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon dagger Off-hand dragon dagger 60 Attack
Lost City
31,973 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon dart Off-hand dragon dart 60 Ranged 414 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon longsword Off-hand dragon longsword 60 Attack
Lost City
99,811 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon claw Off-hand dragon claw 60 Attack 157,927 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon mace Off-hand dragon mace 60 Attack
Heroes' Quest
46,460 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon scimitar Off-hand dragon scimitar 60 Attack
Monkey Madness
96,326 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon warhammer Off-hand dragon warhammer 60 Attack
Birthright of the Dwarves
55,165 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Off-hand dragon throwing axe Off-hand dragon throwing axe 60 Ranged
Birthright of the Dwarves
211 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Off-hand dragon knife Off-hand dragon knife 60 Ranged 1,305 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Off-hand dragon javelin Off-hand dragon javelin 60 Ranged 400 coins (update) 29 June 2015


Dragon armour is tier-60 tank armour, requiring level 60 Defence (and, in many cases, a quest) to wear. lt is seen by many players as the next step up from the tier-50 Rune armour, although tier-55 Granite armour offers defencive bonuses between the two, despite not being a metal and consisting of only six items.

The Dragon square shield is created by combining a Shield left half with a Shield right half on an anvil, which requires level 60 Smithing. Note that the Legends' Quest has to be completed to be able to wield or make this shield. To repair the Dragon platebody, level 92 Smithing is required, along with a Blast fusion hammer. There are 3 parts needed to smith the Dragon platebody: the Ruined dragon armour slice, the Ruined dragon armour lump and the Ruined dragon armour shard. Players can only smith this in the Ancient Caverns, and 2,000 Smithing experience is gained for doing so. The Assist System may be used to repair the Dragon platebody.

Dragon equipment (or) equipped

Dragon plate armour set with gold ornament kits after the 6 March 2012 graphical update.

Current dragon armourEdit

In order of release:

Item Requires Exchange price Release date
Dragon helm Dragon helm

Level 60 Defence

57,988 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon sq shield Dragon sq shield Level 60 Defence and Legends' Quest 322,141 coins (update) 20 August 2003
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody Level 60 Defence 313,373 coins (update) 7 September 2004
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs Level 60 Defence 160,907 coins (update) 17 January 2005
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt Level 60 Defence 159,880 coins (update) 29 March 2005
Culinaromancer's gloves 9 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 (dragon-coloured gloves)

9/10 mini quests of Recipe for Disaster

100,000 coins
(from Culinaromancer's Chest)
15 March 2006
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm Level 60 Defence 6,698,825 coins (update) 3 July 2007
Dragon boots Dragon boots Level 60 Defence 13,386 coins (update) 28 August 2007
Dragon gauntlets Dragon gauntlets Level 60 Defence 28,358 coins (update) 9 April 2008
Dragon platebody Dragon platebody Level 60 Defence (While Guthix Sleeps required to make one) 1,963,372 coins (update) 26 November 2008
Dragon defender Dragon defender

60 Attack, 60 Defence

Warriors' Guild requirements

Not sold 7 December 2010
Dragon kiteshield Dragon kiteshield Level 60 Defence 326,653 coins (update) 29 May 2012
Dragon ward Dragon ward Level 60 Defence 28,628 coins (update) 19 May 2014

Unreleased dragon itemsEdit

Main article: Upcoming updates

Dragon equipment has been slowly released into the game over the last several years. At the present, the only standard weapon that does not exist in-game is the shortsword. While Jagex has confirmed all Dragon items will be added to the game at some point, no release date for the Dragon shortsword currently exists.


Dragon Weapons

All dragon weapons confirmed.

  • Dragon equipment has been a frequent subject of Jagex's April Fools jokes in the past. Spinning plates (a white ceramic plate with a small picture of a dragon) were released on 4 April 2005 in reply to the constant demand for the then-unreleased Dragon platebody, and Toy kites were released on 1 April 2008 foreshadowing the actual release of the dragon kiteshield four years later.
  • Dragon arrow and dragon dart tips are actually made from a dragon's talons and not from dragon metal; this may explain why they are not red in colour.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, dragon arrows could only be fired from a Dark bow, which had two special attacks that depend on whether dragon or other arrows are equipped.
  • Oddly, the Dragon platebody requires only 92 Smithing to repair, while the Rune platebody (requiring level 50 Defence to equip) requires 99 Smithing to make and the Tetsu platebody (for players with level 85 Defence) requires only level 90 Smithing to create.
  • On 6 March 2012, Dragon armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework.
  • Dragon equipment is the only standard metal to incorporate weapons of all three Ranged, Melee and Magic attack styles.

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