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Frost dragons reside in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon. The dungeon requires level 85 Dungeoneering to access, and inside are a total of 12 dragons. Frost dragons attack with all three combat styles, as well as with dragonfire. They are weak to stab, making chaotic or drygore rapiers popular weapons choices. The dungeon can be accessed easily by using the fairyring network with the combination a•i•q.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 12,001 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 340,000 coins per full inventory of bones, more if using Magic notepaper or a Beast of Burden familiar. Players should note that High Alchemy is not permitted within the resource dungeon.

CombatEdit

Frost dragons may attack with either Ranged or Magic. Each frost dragon will attack with EITHER their ranged or magic attack for the entire fight; which style it will use depends on whichever attack is randomly used FIRST - so keep an eye on the first attack, and pray accordingly for that kill.

When fighting frost dragons, a blue recoil orb will appear and start circling the dragon. It is important that you do NOT attack while the orb is out, as it will rebound 80% of any damage you would've dealt. Therefore, it is important that you have your auto-retaliate switched OFF when fighting these dragons; when the orb appears, click away from the dragon to stop attacking and wait. The orb will circle 3 times before it disappears, after which you can resume killing your dragon (you and your cannon are able to deal damage to the dragon slightly before the orb disappears, at about 2.3-2.5 rotations). NOTE that some have noticed damage rebound before the orb is visible, so it is important to pay close attention.

This makes frost dragons a slightly tougher monster to fight, but should not heavily hinder any higher level player trying to kill them. Also note that a dreadnip will be able to deal damage normally and the damage will not be reflected, which can allow a kill if the dragon is low on health while the orb is active.

In the area containing the dragons are randomly appearing Frost dragon bones spawns. The bones from these spawns are unobtainable, even by Telekinetic Grab — this formerly caused bots to 'try' to pick up the bones, effectively incapacitating them. However, it seems that bots have been able to differentiate the random spawns from the legitimate spawns, and bots have seemingly disappeared from the area after the release of Botwatch.

Unlike with metallic dragons, using Protect From Magic or Deflect Magic offers the same protection from Dragonfire breath as an anti fire potion or anti dragon fire shield, making the Saradomin Godsword a very good option for killing them.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always12,001

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 48,685 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,392
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon2,640
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,479

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water talismanWater talisman2 (noted)Common23,796
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon3,440–5,160
Air talismanAir talisman2 (noted)Uncommon342
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,000
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon2,380
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon5,090

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1 (noted)Common332
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1 (noted)Common184
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1 (noted)Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1 (noted)Common81
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1 (noted)Common2,333
Grimy iritGrimy irit1 (noted)Common1,952
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1 (noted)Common3,923
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1 (noted)Common4,819
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1 (noted)Common3,511
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1 (noted)Uncommon6,095
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1 (noted)Uncommon6,456
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare3,600

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337CommonNot sold
SharkShark1; 2; 3Common741–2,223
Water orbWater orb2 (noted)Common4,076
Adamant barAdamant bar3 (noted)Uncommon8,373
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1 (noted)Uncommon1,005
Mahogany logsMahogany logs3 (noted)Uncommon2,127
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare [1]1,284,522
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/6,929 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common800
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,340
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,293
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,825
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,125–210,375
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,070
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon35,818
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,678
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,510–697,290
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,816
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,846
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,960–1,588,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,216
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,240–955,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,127
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,052
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,450–1,397,550
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,405
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon823
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare773,370–975,636
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,750–241,900
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare72,150–101,010
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon181,125–221,375
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,080–36,090
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon362,340–442,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,000–379,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon245,520–300,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,865
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare376,785–460,515
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare942,750–1,152,250
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,762
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,430–783,970
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon443,160–541,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon324,000–396,000
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,500–192,500
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,595–142,505
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon129,430–147,920
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon164,192–187,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon593,140
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,497,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,705–8,195
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon92,250–112,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,428–22,222
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,925–223,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,355–39,545
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare607,500–742,500
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • When a player uses a bucket of milk on a Frost dragon, a message in their chat box will appear saying "They're great!" which is a reference to the Frosties/Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal.
  • For a while after release, Frost dragons only used melee and magic attacks, and did not have their orb reflector ability. However, due to heavy botting at the time, Jagex added a ranged attack and the orb reflector ability to combat botting.

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