|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Frost dragon (Daemonheim).|
- This article has a strategy guide here.
|Release date||19 July 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1,085 (and 358 experience)|
|Always drops||Frost dragon bones|
|Examine text||A dragon covered in frost and ice.|
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.
Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 16,733 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 470,000 coins per full inventory of bones, more if using a Beast of Burden familiar.
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 100%. 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 conventional dragons, Protect From Magic or Deflect Mage offer 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.
After release of the Dungeoneering skill, players noticed that frost dragons were an efficient way of making money, millions of coins could be gained in a fairly short amount of time because of the high price of frost dragon bones and the small chance of getting a Draconic visage. Even players who would have normally hunted other dragons in order to DIY prayer levels began to kill frost dragons instead, because the profit from even one frost dragon bone was enough for them to purchase three normal dragon bones. With the realization that a vast amount of wealth could be gained in this resource dungeon, players soon crowded the area making it difficult for many people to get high amount of coins per hour.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Frost dragon bones 1 Always 16,733
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 15,958 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 1 Common 9,555 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,788 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,910 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,643
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 21,588 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 970–1,455 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 186 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 1,050–4,200 Law rune 10 Uncommon 3,480 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 2,310
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 538 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 60 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 55 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 196 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 1,965 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 2,831 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,869 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 2,747 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 3,372 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,458 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,777 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 4,549
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2 Common 1,555–3,110 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 5,188 Adamant bar 3,15 (noted) Uncommon 11,478–57,390 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,142 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,137 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Court Summons 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,340,023
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,704 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,279 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,684 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,789 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,351 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,334 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,039 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,245 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,920 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,221 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,508 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,066 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,549 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 846,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,304 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,548 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,362 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,089 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,279,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,995,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,286,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,088 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,794 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 16,525–23,135 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 83,075–116,305 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 99 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 125 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,640–22,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 15,660 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,850–11,737 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,550 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 37,875–303,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 442,500–885,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,250–277,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,600–1,230,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 463,350–2,471,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,027,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,826,000–26,782,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,015–1,952,250 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,221 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 107,750–1,077,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 138,120–552,480 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 60,550–605,500 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 52,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 9,048 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,961–3,698,050 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 160,090–1,120,630 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,519,520 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,522 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,899–616,869 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,084 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,700–9,740,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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.
Dragons and dragon-like races