|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 12,781 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 12,781
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 37,347 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 9,457 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,824 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,614 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,234
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 21,106 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 2,860–4,290 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 284 Pure essence 50 (noted) Uncommon 850 Law rune 10 Uncommon 4,380 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 4,920
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 420 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 98 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 29 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 79 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 2,312 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 1,709 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 3,164 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 2,861 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 1,757 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,266 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,264 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 3,339
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2, 3 Common 1,023–3,069 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 2,286 Adamant bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 7,812 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,775 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,725 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 1,336,334
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 1,385 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,535 Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,910 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,550 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,626 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,365 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,622 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,167 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,602 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,267 Rune javelin 5 Rare 910 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,287 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,281 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,976 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,565,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,135 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,757 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,813 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,243 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,262,550 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 96,512 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,553 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,400–88,760 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,250–88,550 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 684 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 462 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 4,280 Law rune 45 Rare 19,710 Death rune 50 Rare 14,300 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,600 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 62,125–124,250 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 284,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–100,260 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 198,150–330,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,124,700 Rune bar 1 Common 14,107 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 705,350 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 116,025–149,175 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 102,990–120,155 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 88,272–187,578 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,389 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 19,111 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,679 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 486,141–1,134,329 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,234,910 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 163,800–200,200 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.