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For the pet version, see Frosty.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Frost dragon (Dungeoneering).
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Frost dragons reside in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon. The dungeon requires a minimum level of 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 aiq.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 11,944 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 330,000 coins per full inventory of bones, or more if using Magic notepaper or a Beast of Burden familiar.

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. Otherwise a cheap and effective option to consider may be the blades of the twin furies, provided the player has 85 attack, because they do stab damage, which is the dragon's weakness.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always11,944

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 55,935 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,963
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,038
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,818
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common12,714
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,730–2,595
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon798
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,700
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon4,990
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon6,040
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common207
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common223
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common102
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common3,534
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common3,647
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common2,291
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common5,834
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common5,237
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon4,329
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,756
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare3,494
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common1,371–2,742
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common5,530
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon9,366
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon3,314
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon2,208

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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]1,217,695
  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.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,077
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,328
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,781
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,676
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare210,420–257,180
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,260
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,920
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,029
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare586,305–716,595
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,254
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,657
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,231,380–1,505,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,164
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,460–929,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,249
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,132
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,148–26,852
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,680–1,281,720
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,874
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,703
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare413,205–521,274
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,280–173,184
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,175–54,845
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,520–25,080
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon324,675–396,825
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,152–35,190
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare264,960–323,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon31,800–174,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon229,320–280,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,708–49,952
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare421,470–515,130
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare993,240–1,213,960
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,166
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,490–754,710
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon396,180–484,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon314,460–384,340
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon284,265–347,435
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon239,715–292,985
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,246–17,424
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,362–14,128
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon467,312
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,097,200
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,880–14,520
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon320,850–392,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon51,075–62,425
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare669,870–818,730
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*197,461
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*69,592,674
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 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.
  • Frost dragons were created with experimentation by Kerapac, as detailed in Forcae's journal.

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