|Release date||29 May 2012 (Update)|
|High alch||330,000 coins|
|Low alch||220,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||328,987 coins (info)|
|Examine||A large metal shield.|
The dragon kiteshield is a rare reward from the Queen Black Dragon's coffers. It requires 60 Defence to be wielded. It was much sought after by players upon its release. The shield was initially introduced with a median price of 800,000 coins. However, due to high demand, it was impossible to secure the item from the Grand Exchange at the introductory price, and the shield saw a tremendous price increase over the following days.
The dragon kiteshield is the tenth-strongest shield in the game in overall defensive capability, behind the blessed spirit shield. It is the fourth-strongest kiteshield in the game, behind the malevolent kiteshield, chaotic kiteshield and third-age kiteshield.
A dragon kiteshield can be combined with a dragon kite ornament kit (or) to make a gold-trimmed dragon kiteshield (or), or with a dragon kite ornament kit (sp) to make a spiked dragon kiteshield (sp). None of these cosmetic enhancements change the stats in any way.
Due to the Evolution of Combat, the Toktz-ket-xil has the exact armour rating and life point boost, and is cheaper and lighter, thus making the dragon kiteshield a cosmetic alternative. Wealthy players tend to use this instead of the sq shield counterpart as it has better defence stats than the Dragon sq shield, and no need for players to complete Legends' Quest to equip it.
A player wielding a dragon kiteshield.
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|Queen Black Dragon||900||1||Rare|
- The shield's release was first confirmed definitively in a post by Mod Ajd on Jagex's Youtube channel in the summer of 2010. However, the post emphasized that it would not be added until an ideal method of releasing it was developed.
- The dragon kiteshield has been requested and spoken of by players since the introduction of dragon equipment. Jagex referenced this through an April Fools joke on 1 April 2008, during which Diango was said to be selling "dragon kites," a slang term often applied to dragon kiteshields. When Diango was spoken to, it was revealed that these were in fact toy kites bearing a dragon symbol.
- An anagram of dragon kiteshield, "a soldiered knight", was mentioned in Chaos Elemental Letter 16, hinting that it would be dropped by the Queen Black Dragon, which was confirmed in the May 2012 Behind the Scenes.