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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).
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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. 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 12,117 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 340,000 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 80% of any damage you would've dealt. 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 bonesFrost dragon bones1Always12,117

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 50,199 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,455
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,824
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon2,555

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water talismanWater talisman2 (noted)Common25,530
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon2,920–4,380
Air talismanAir talisman2 (noted)Uncommon312
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,150
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon2,560
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon3,800

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1 (noted)Common344
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1 (noted)Common209
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1 (noted)Common40
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1 (noted)Common119
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1 (noted)Common2,590
Grimy iritGrimy irit1 (noted)Common2,413
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1 (noted)Common4,700
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1 (noted)Common6,324
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1 (noted)Common6,160
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1 (noted)Uncommon6,586
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1 (noted)Uncommon6,829
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare4,185

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337CommonNot sold
SharkShark1; 2; 3Common885–2,655
Water orbWater orb2 (noted)Common3,924
Adamant barAdamant bar3 (noted)Uncommon9,312
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1 (noted)Uncommon1,424
Mahogany logsMahogany logs3 (noted)Uncommon2,208
Clue scroll (hard)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]1,251,463
  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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common882
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,481
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,490
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,475
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare201,375–246,125
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,196
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,698
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,116
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,568
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,904
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,292,220–1,579,380
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,109
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,635–952,725
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,308
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,067
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,391–28,359
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon888
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare829,725–1,046,730
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare234,845–296,266
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare84,175–117,845
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon27,135–33,165
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon201,375–246,125
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,388–33,480
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon350,460–428,340
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,600–399,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon239,580–292,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,560
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare419,040–512,160
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare908,910–1,110,890
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,054
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,810–770,990
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon484,740–592,460
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,650–460,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,130–204,270
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,100–152,900
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon98,056–112,064
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon126,700–144,800
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon418,164
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,471,710
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,840–8,360
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,320–19,680
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare162,000–198,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,825–37,675
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare604,800–739,200
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 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 tokenKey token1RareNot 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.
  • 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.

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