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|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 15,531 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 430,000 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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Frost dragon bones 1 Always 15,531
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 33,950 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 Uncommon 9,447 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,812 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,744 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,377
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 26,376 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 1,630–2,445 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 234 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 800–3,200 Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,670 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 2,510
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 748 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 96 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 35 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 168 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 3,110 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 2,826 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,560 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 4,772 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 2,198 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,981 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,405 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 4,280
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2, 3 Common 1,689–5,067 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 2,272 Adamant bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 9,039 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,269 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,938 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 1,270,341
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 1,338 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,767 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,705 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,459 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,334 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,250 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,092 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,036 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,531 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 23,978 Rune javelin 5 Rare 910 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,481 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,484 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,509 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 826,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,309 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,020 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,920 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,208 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,263,000 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,593,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,852 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,188 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 98,400–137,760 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 96,625–135,275 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 1,026 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 255 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,000–240,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,240–20,960 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,060 Law rune 45 Rare 12,015 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 8,150–19,723 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,550 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,750–398,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 464,500–929,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 96,150–320,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 281,550–1,501,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,700 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,113,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,013,000–21,091,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,133–706,650 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 135,525–1,355,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 131,910–527,640 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 85,440–854,400 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,132 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 69,574–3,478,700 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 126,715–887,005 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,127,890 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,729 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,100–8,040,000 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly 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.