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|Release date||19 July 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1,085.4 (and 358.1 experience)|
|Always drops||Frost dragon bones|
|Examine text||A dragon covered in frost and ice.|
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 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 13,689 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 380,000 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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Frost dragon bones 1 Always 13,689
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 34,827 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 1 Uncommon 9,596 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,812 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,678 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,392
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 33,320 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 1,920–2,880 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 286 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 1,100–4,400 Law rune 10 Uncommon 4,120 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 2,900
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 735 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 122 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 42 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 178 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 2,947 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 3,136 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,412 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 4,590 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 2,346 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,971 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,183 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 4,641
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–1,337 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2, 3 Common 1,641–4,923 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 2,980 Adamant bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 10,659 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,792 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 2,520 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Court Summons 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,261,186
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,659 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,806 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,296 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,688 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,106 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,764 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,822 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,669 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,618 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,226 Rune javelin 5 Rare 855 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,537 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,324 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,549 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 830,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,077 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,886 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,484 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,373 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 16,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,267,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,602,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 102,957 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,660 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 92,825–129,955 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 93,125–130,375 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 981 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 383 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 11,000–330,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,840–23,360 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,720 Law rune 45 Rare 18,540 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,600–23,232 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,000–408,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 418,000–836,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 103,050–343,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 36,300–1,815,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,082,700 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,553,000–24,871,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,296–714,800 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 120,700–1,207,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 139,740–558,960 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 100,010–1,000,100 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,659 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 68,689–3,434,450 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 125,730–880,110 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,313,780 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,674 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,250–8,100,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 1 Rare Not sold
- 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.