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For the pet version, see Frosty.
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.
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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 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 13,146 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 370,000 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.

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 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.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 1 1 Always 13,146

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

15%

18–19%

44–45%

18%

4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 37,153 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 Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,470
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 2 Common 1,812
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 2,840
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,305

Runes and talismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water talisman Water talisman 2 (noted) 2 Common 33,232
Death rune Death rune 10, 15 3 Uncommon 2,670–4,005
Air talisman Air talisman 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 320
Pure essence Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) 3 Uncommon 750–3,000
Law rune Law rune 10 3 Uncommon 5,280
Blood rune Blood rune 10 3 Uncommon 3,650

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 (noted) 2 Common 639
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) 2 Common 152
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) 2 Common 44
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 (noted) 2 Common 148
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) 2 Common 3,399
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 (noted) 2 Common 2,581
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) 2 Common 4,565
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) 2 Common 3,460
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) 2 Common 2,417
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,329
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,348
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 5 Very rare 4,625

Other dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 200–1,337 2 Common Not sold
Shark Shark 1, 2, 3 2 Common 1,222–3,666
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) 2 Common 2,656
Adamant bar Adamant bar 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,036
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,855
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 3,192
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Court summons Court Summons 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [1] 1,384,813
  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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350;3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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.

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