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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-play players. With the exception of darts and 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 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.

WeaponsEdit

Dragon weapons are weapons requiring level 60 Attack to wield (or level 60 Ranged for several existing ranged weapons or 60 Magic for battlestaves respectively). Except for darts, arrows and crossbows, they 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). Most offer access to a Special attack, except for darts and every weapon released after the Evolution of Combat. Many require the completion of a specific quest to be wielded.

Daggers, claws, longswords, maces and scimitars can be upgraded to a superior tier 70 version using a Wilderness hilt.

Current dragon weaponsEdit

In order of release:

Item Requires Exchange price Release date
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword

Level 60 Attack
Lost City

55,246 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon battleaxe Dragon battleaxe

Level 60 Attack
Heroes' Quest

116,796 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon spear Dragon spear Level 60 Attack 35,946 coins (update) 14 April 2003
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger

Level 60 Attack
Lost City

17,844 coins (update) 25 February 2004
Dragon mace Dragon mace

Level 60 Attack
Heroes Quest

26,714 coins (update) 25 February 2004
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd

Level 60 Attack
Level 40 Strength
Regicide

202,895 coins (update) 20 September 2004
Dragon scimitar Dragon scimitar

Level 60 Attack
Monkey Madness

59,410 coins (update) 29 March 2005
Dragon hatchet Dragon hatchet

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

1,603,438 coins (update) 7 November 2005
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword Level 60 Attack 162,336 coins (update) 20 February 2006
Dragon arrow

*

Dragon arrow 5 Level 60 Ranged 226 coins (update) 11 June 2007
Dragon dart

*

Dragon dart Level 60 Ranged 174 coins (update) 11 June 2007
Dragon claw Dragon claw Level 60 Attack 171,995 coins (update) 26 November 2008
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe

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

7,998,887 coins (update) 9 September 2009
Dragon crossbow Dragon crossbow Level 60 Ranged 11,052,135 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Dragon 2h crossbow Dragon 2h crossbow Level 60 Ranged 5,898,434 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Dragon warhammer Dragon warhammer

Level 60 Attack
Birthright of the Dwarves

208,495 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Dragon throwing axe Dragon throwing axe

Level 60 Ranged
Birthright of the Dwarves

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

Level 60 Magic
Birthright of the Dwarves

217,043 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Dragon hasta Dragon hasta Level 60 Attack 27,404 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Dragon knife Dragon knife Level 60 Ranged 3,258 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Dragon javelin Dragon javelin Level 60 Ranged

Hero's Welcome

599 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
130,933 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon crossbow Off-hand dragon crossbow 60 Ranged 10,227,569 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon dagger Off-hand dragon dagger 60 Attack
Lost City
19,473 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon dart Off-hand dragon dart 60 Ranged 319 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon longsword Off-hand dragon longsword 60 Attack
Lost City
98,018 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon claw Off-hand dragon claw 60 Attack 145,720 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon mace Off-hand dragon mace 60 Attack
Heroes' Quest
45,087 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon scimitar Off-hand dragon scimitar 60 Attack
Monkey Madness
96,789 coins (update) 20 November 2012
Off-hand dragon warhammer Off-hand dragon warhammer 60 Attack
Birthright of the Dwarves
52,380 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Off-hand dragon throwing axe Off-hand dragon throwing axe 60 Ranged
Birthright of the Dwarves
186 coins (update) 2 October 2013
Off-hand dragon knife Off-hand dragon knife 60 Ranged 1,309 coins (update) 19 May 2014
Off-hand dragon javelin Off-hand dragon javelin 60 Ranged

Hero's Welcome

328 coins (update) 29 June 2015

ArmourEdit

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 defensive 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

58,205 coins (update) 27 February 2002
Dragon sq shield Dragon sq shield Level 60 Defence and Legends' Quest 349,703 coins (update) 20 August 2003
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody Level 60 Defence 209,035 coins (update) 7 September 2004
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs Level 60 Defence 160,781 coins (update) 17 January 2005
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt Level 60 Defence 161,128 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 6,260,150 coins (update) 3 July 2007
Dragon boots Dragon boots Level 60 Defence 13,657 coins (update) 28 August 2007
Dragon gauntlets Dragon gauntlets Level 60 Defence 31,497 coins (update) 9 April 2008
Dragon platebody Dragon platebody Level 60 Defence (While Guthix Sleeps required to make one) 2,000,246 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 330,495 coins (update) 29 May 2012
Dragon ward Dragon ward Level 60 Defence 30,008 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.

TriviaEdit

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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