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|Release date||19 July 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1,085.4 (and 358.1 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 13,714 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 380,000 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 13,714
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 34,827 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 9,590 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,812 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,737 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,433
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 27,820 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 2,060–3,090 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 262 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 1,000–4,000 Law rune 10 Uncommon 3,560 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 3,190
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 727 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 116 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 40 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 155 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 3,045 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 2,869 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,726 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 4,337 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 2,195 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,390 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,649 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 4,785
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2, 3 Common 1,613–4,839 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 3,088 Adamant bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 10,908 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,863 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 2,067 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 1,266,802
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 1,609 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,808 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,126 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,260 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,261 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,929 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,284 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,602 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,509 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,218 Rune javelin 5 Rare 870 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,520 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,526 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,913 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 825,450 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,198 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,320 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,131 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 14,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,601,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 104,649 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,910 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 76,400–106,960 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 76,575–107,205 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 972 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 373 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,000–300,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,880–23,520 Soul rune 20 Rare 5,060 Law rune 45 Rare 16,020 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,300–24,926 Blood rune 50 Rare 15,950 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,625–413,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 466,250–932,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 106,800–356,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 39,450–1,972,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 335,400–1,788,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,126,900 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,636,000–25,452,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,337–716,850 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 128,350–1,283,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 149,760–599,040 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 97,900–979,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,959 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 69,971–3,498,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 136,022–952,154 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,339,420 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,569 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 21,150–8,460,000 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.