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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. 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.

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 12,781

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 37,347 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 Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,457
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 2 Common 1,824
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 2,614
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,234

Runes and talismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water talisman Water talisman 2 (noted) 2 Common 21,106
Death rune Death rune 10, 15 3 Uncommon 2,860–4,290
Air talisman Air talisman 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 284
Pure essence Pure essence 50 (noted) 3 Uncommon 850
Law rune Law rune 10 3 Uncommon 4,380
Blood rune Blood rune 10 3 Uncommon 4,920

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 (noted) 2 Common 420
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) 2 Common 98
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) 2 Common 29
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 (noted) 2 Common 79
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) 2 Common 2,312
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 (noted) 2 Common 1,709
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) 2 Common 3,164
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) 2 Common 2,861
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) 2 Common 1,757
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,266
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,264
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 5 Very rare 3,339

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 1,023–3,069
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) 2 Common 2,286
Adamant bar Adamant bar 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,812
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,775
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,725
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] 1,336,334
  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 1,385
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,535
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,910
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,550
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,626
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 34,365
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,622
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,167
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,602
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,267
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,287
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,281
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,565,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,135
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,757
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,813
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 96,512
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,553
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,400–88,760
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,250–88,550
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 462
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,480–24,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,280
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,710
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,600
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,125–124,250
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 284,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 83,550–100,260
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,124,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,107
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 705,350
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 116,025–149,175
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,990–120,155
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,272–187,578
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,389
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 19,111
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,679
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 486,141–1,134,329
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,910
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
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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