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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 12,563 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 350,000 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 bones1Always12,563

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 43,426 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,496
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon2,710
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,447

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water talismanWater talisman2 (noted)Common28,012
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon3,270–4,905
Air talismanAir talisman2 (noted)Uncommon374
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon750
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon3,120
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon4,890

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1 (noted)Common460
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1 (noted)Common190
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1 (noted)Common27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1 (noted)Common115
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1 (noted)Common3,465
Grimy iritGrimy irit1 (noted)Common2,631
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1 (noted)Common5,302
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1 (noted)Common6,799
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1 (noted)Common3,810
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1 (noted)Uncommon7,966
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1 (noted)Uncommon8,690
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare4,643

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337CommonNot sold
SharkShark1; 2; 3Common1,107–3,321
Water orbWater orb2 (noted)Common2,852
Adamant barAdamant bar3 (noted)Uncommon8,739
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1 (noted)Uncommon1,499
Mahogany logsMahogany logs3 (noted)Uncommon3,309
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]1,266,562
  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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,194
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,138
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,764–317,020
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,851
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,380
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,086–774,730
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,620
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,195
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,383,300–1,690,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,932
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,818
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,081
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,133,595–1,385,505
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon910,390–1,148,492
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon299,000–377,200
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,000–145,600
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon596
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon291
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon44,955–54,945
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon257,850–315,150
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon38,080–42,840
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,400–545,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,200–347,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,800–24,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon246,420–301,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,695
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,255–480,645
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare959,400–1,172,600
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,960
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,400–787,600
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon603,630–737,770
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,870–510,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon250,695–306,405
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,090–209,110
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon253,736–289,984
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon324,072–370,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon589,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,493,230
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon11,250–13,750
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,450–132,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,065–52,635
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon655,290–800,910
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.

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