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For the pet version, see Frosty.
This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Frost dragon (Daemonheim).
This article has a related strategy guide here.
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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 to kill. 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 16,367 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 460,000 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 any damage you would've dealt 80%. 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 bones Frost dragon bones 1 1 Always 16,367

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

15–16%

18–19%

44–45%

17–18%

4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 30,655 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,508
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 2 Common 1,812
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 2,728
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,384

Runes and talismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water talisman Water talisman 2 (noted) 2 Common 27,078
Death rune Death rune 10, 15 3 Uncommon 1,830–2,745
Air talisman Air talisman 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 240
Pure essence Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) 3 Uncommon 900–3,600
Law rune Law rune 10 3 Uncommon 2,870
Blood rune Blood rune 10 3 Uncommon 3,360

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 (noted) 2 Common 870
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) 2 Common 84
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) 2 Common 33
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 (noted) 2 Common 179
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) 2 Common 3,620
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 (noted) 2 Common 2,811
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) 2 Common 4,876
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) 2 Common 3,936
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) 2 Common 1,849
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,772
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 12,715
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 5 Very rare 5,015

Other dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 200–1,337 2 Common Not sold
Shark Shark 1, 2, 3 2 Common 1,598–4,794
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) 2 Common 2,714
Adamant bar Adamant bar 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,918
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,922
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,325
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Court summons Court Summons 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [1] 1,270,592
  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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,413
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,930
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,807
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,769
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,060
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 44,316
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 16,111
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,596
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,377
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,071
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 855
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,080
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,122
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,457
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,381
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 818,850
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,464
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 32,042
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,578
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,197
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 22,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,272,750
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,632,600
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,618,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 1,991,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,335
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,539
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 84,300–118,020
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 82,925–116,095
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,016
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 314
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,000–270,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,100–24,400
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,240
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 12,915
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,150–22,143
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 16,800
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,750–382,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 398,250–796,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,950–296,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,050–1,702,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 346,650–1,848,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,100
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,153,200
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,306,000–23,142,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,516–2,177,400
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 123,618
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,025–1,260,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,220–620,880
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 78,430–784,300
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 175,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,042
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 65,359–3,267,950
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 161,950–1,133,650
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,034,390
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,537
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 24,485–759,035
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,234
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 25,050–10,020,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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.

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