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For the pet version, see Frosty.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Frost dragon (Dungeoneering).
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Frost dragons reside in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon. The dungeon requires a minimum level of 85 Dungeoneering to access, and inside are a total of 12 dragons. Frost dragons attack with all three combat styles, as well as with dragonfire. The dungeon can be accessed easily by using the fairy ring network with the combination aiq.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 10,664 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 300,000 coins per full inventory of bones, or more if using Magic notepaper or a Beast of Burden familiar.

Combat

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 the player should keep an eye on the first attack, and pray accordingly for that kill, unless using Soul Split or a healing familiar such as a Bunyip or Unicorn stallion to heal.

When fighting frost dragons, a blue recoil orb will appear and start circling the dragon. It is important that players do not attack while the orb is out, as it will rebound 80% of any damage that would've been dealt. It is important to have 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 killing the dragon can resume. This makes frost dragons a slightly tougher monster to fight, but should not heavily hinder any higher level player trying to kill them.

Strategies

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always10,664

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 57,494 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,955
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,824
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,773
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,009
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common14,582
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,410–2,115
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon1,374
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,250
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon3,710
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon6,090
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common328
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common210
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common24
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common90
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common1,936
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common3,159
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common933
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common4,372
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common2,476
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon2,622
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,128
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare985
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common912–1,824
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common4,876
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon8,058
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon1,446
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon1,470

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[1]1,232,656

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common683
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,575
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,181
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare96,615–118,085
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,695
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,243
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,932
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare491,940–601,260
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,024
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,204
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,760–1,338,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,905
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,575–947,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,688
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,863
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,010–1,307,790
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,526
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,437
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare473,915–597,862
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare151,385–190,978
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,550–63,770
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,925–25,575
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,300–282,700
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,592–20,008
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare312,300–381,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,800–147,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon261,720–319,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,604–42,976
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare362,610–443,190
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,052,640–1,286,560
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,881
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare613,215–749,485
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon286,200–349,800
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon88,650–108,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,230–159,170
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon140,940–172,260
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,306–6,064
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,254–10,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon394,820
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare859,470
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,820–10,780
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,000–264,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,660–41,140
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare287,550–351,450
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,734
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,411
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare10,059

Trivia

  • 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.
  • For a while after release, Frost dragons only used melee and magic attacks, and did not have their orb reflector ability. However, due to heavy botting at the time, Jagex added a ranged attack and the orb reflector ability to combat botting.
  • Frost dragons were created with experimentation by Kerapac, as detailed in Forcae's journal.
  • 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.