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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. 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 aiq.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 11,888 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 330,000 coins per full inventory of bones, or more if using Magic notepaper or a Beast of Burden familiar.

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 price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always11,888

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 55,247 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,740
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon5,322
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,797

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common10,682
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,720–2,580
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon742
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,150
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon3,350
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon5,560

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common185
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common209
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common34
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common82
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common3,248
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common2,842
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common2,324
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common5,540
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common4,917
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon3,484
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare3,607

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common957–1,914
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common5,098
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon7,923
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon3,695
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon1,647
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]1,238,678
  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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common931
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,781
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,653
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,010
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,450–220,550
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,628
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,183
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,387
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare512,415–626,285
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,095
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,434
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,228,680–1,501,720
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,297
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,455–932,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,962
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,683
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,967–21,783
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,038,960–1,269,840
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare56,887
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,610
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,025
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare347,165–437,962
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare104,845–132,266
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare31,625–44,275
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,275–313,225
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,056–31,320
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare310,860–379,940
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,600–15,400
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon192,960–235,840
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,974–42,256
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,535–435,765
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare983,250–1,201,750
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,910
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,650–768,350
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon389,880–476,520
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon324,630–396,770
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,835–311,465
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon210,240–256,960
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon22,540–25,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,116–20,704
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon522,952
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,935,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,485–12,815
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,750–173,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,824–17,876
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare147,150–179,850
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,080–34,320
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare564,030–689,370
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 dropsEdit

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

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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