Wikia

RuneScape Wiki

Frost dragon

35,322pages on
this wiki
Discuss95
For the pet version, see Frosty.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Frost dragon (Dungeoneering).
Invasion plans
This article has a strategy guide.
All information on mechanics, setups, and strategy are on the subpage.
Coins 10000
This article has a money making guide here.
Please add tips to the subpage, rather than the article below.
[FAQ] • [doc]

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 12,302 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.

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 bones1Always12,302

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 53,010 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log
(Requires JavaScript to be enabled)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,950
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,812
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,614
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,726

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common15,486
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,700–2,550
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon376
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,350
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon2,260
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon3,980

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common97
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common119
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common34
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common74
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common2,765
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common3,691
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common3,574
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common6,201
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common6,067
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon4,436
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon4,264
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare3,878

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common971–1,942
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common6,770
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon8,736
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon1,251
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon2,028
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]1,244,832
  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 or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,141
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,664
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,812
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare216,540–264,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,579
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,962
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,212
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare639,540–781,660
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,352
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,564
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,260,360–1,540,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare975
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,196
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,940–929,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,833
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,116
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,922–26,578
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,905–1,303,995
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,323
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare836
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare503,295–634,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare150,410–189,748
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare56,725–79,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon253,575–309,925
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,156–29,790
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare337,680–412,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,680–236,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,768–46,592
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,120–480,480
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,005,660–1,229,140
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,273
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare634,095–775,005
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon497,790–608,410
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon349,020–426,580
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon253,305–309,595
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon151,245–184,855
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,064–17,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,818–15,792
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon314,000
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,287,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,050–224,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon45,855–56,045
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare650,430–794,970
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.
Facts about "Frost dragon"RDF feed
All Combat experience1,085.4 +
All Combat level112 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date19 July 2010 +
Combat experience1,085.4 +
Combat level112 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Frost dragon bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Adamant platebody", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Rune arrow", "quantity": [12,12], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Adamant kiteshield", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Rune longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Water talisman", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Death rune", "quantity": [10,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Air talisman", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Pure essence", "quantity": [50,50], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Blood rune", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy snapdragon", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [200,1337], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Shark", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Water orb", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Adamant bar", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Limpwurt root", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Mahogany logs", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Clue scroll (hard)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Court summons", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Draconic visage", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemFrost dragon bones +, Adamant platebody +, Rune arrow +, Adamant kiteshield +, Rune longsword +, Water talisman +, Death rune +, Air talisman +, Pure essence +, Law rune +, Blood rune +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy snapdragon +, Coins +, Shark +, Water orb +, Adamant bar +, Limpwurt root +, Mahogany logs +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Court summons +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Starved ancient effigy +, Draconic visage + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date19 July 2010 +

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki