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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 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 aiq.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 11,686 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.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always11,686

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 54,381 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,143
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,080
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,867

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common15,544
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,800–2,700
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon680
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,250
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon2,630
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon5,140

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common129
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common195
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common93
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common2,908
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common4,434
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common2,969
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common6,750
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common6,268
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon4,229
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,585
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare5,436

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common959–1,918
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common6,474
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon8,574
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon2,094
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon2,253
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]1,273,620
  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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,003
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,182
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,224
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,881
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare219,645–268,455
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,300
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,461
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,583
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare611,235–747,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,115
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,897
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,252,080–1,530,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare935
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,478
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,170–936,950
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,159
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,547
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,809–26,441
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,053,675–1,287,825
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,410
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,170
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare505,180–637,304
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare155,675–196,390
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,250–68,950
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon254,475–311,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,064–32,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,920–372,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon209,340–255,860
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,012–45,728
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare385,830–471,570
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,000,890–1,223,310
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,517
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,755–761,145
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon436,860–533,940
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon489,240–597,960
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon279,990–342,210
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon175,770–214,830
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,206–11,664
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,778–10,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon387,108
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,454,950
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,025–13,475
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon145,800–178,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,780–48,620
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare656,640–802,560
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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