|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.
|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. 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 16,017 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 450,000 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Frost dragon bones 1 Always 16,017
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 18,447 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 9,467 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,800 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,711 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,379
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 23,752 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 1,140–1,710 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 598 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 850–3,400 Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,950 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 2,750
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 625 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 80 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 43 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 190 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 2,693 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 2,526 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,460 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 2,343 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 2,003 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,397 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,845 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 3,650
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2 Common 1,538–3,076 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 3,596 Adamant bar 3,15 (noted) Uncommon 11,922–59,610 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,180 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,215 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Court Summons 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,283,059
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth 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 1,729 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,242 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,955 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,358 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,832 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,227 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,430 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,940 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,777 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,096 Rune javelin 5 Rare 895 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,020 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,396 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,284 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,862 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 838,850 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,300 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,641 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,502 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,902 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,264,800 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,559,200 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,018,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,439,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 145,761 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,876 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,925–51,695 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,750–101,850 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 185 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 388 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,660–26,640 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940 Law rune 45 Rare 13,275 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,700–13,794 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,750 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,500–404,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 449,250–898,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–278,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,200–1,410,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 441,600–2,355,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,048,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,974,000–27,818,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,101–1,965,150 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 94,479 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 100,550–1,005,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 114,180–456,720 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,280–532,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 117,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,821 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 86,212–4,310,600 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 195,100–1,365,700 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,174,250 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,957 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,282–597,742 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,416 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 28,950–11,580,000 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
- 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 1 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