|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. Specifically the entrance is at the very top of the Ice 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 12,821 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 360,000 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 12,821
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 37,247 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 9,371 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,812 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,620 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,355
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 21,076 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 3,120–4,680 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 292 Pure essence 50 (noted) Uncommon 850 Law rune 10 Uncommon 4,340 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 4,940
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 411 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 101 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 31 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 83 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 2,431 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 1,575 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 3,115 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 2,691 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 1,645 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 6,912 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,262 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 3,541
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2, 3 Common 1,052–3,156 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 2,188 Adamant bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 7,554 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,669 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,692 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 1,357,969
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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,338 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,560 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,046 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,670 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,437 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,608 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,432 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,959 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,468 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,206 Rune javelin 5 Rare 915 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,466 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,474 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,722 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,547,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,335 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,560 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,213 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,571 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,277,700 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 96,512 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,538 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 61,325–85,855 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 61,425–85,995 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 713 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 442 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 17,000–25,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 18,480–24,640 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,120 Law rune 45 Rare 19,530 Death rune 50 Rare 15,600 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,700 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 60,000–120,000 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 280,250 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 85,200–102,240 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 194,700–324,500 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,105,000 Rune bar 1 Common 14,090 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 704,500 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 116,550–149,850 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 106,290–124,005 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 91,104–193,596 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,446 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 20,536 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,634 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 506,913–1,182,797 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,286,130 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 160,200–195,800 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.