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|Release date||19 July 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1085.4 (and 358.2 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 attacks, making the chaotic rapier a popular weapon choice.
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 100%. 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. Another thing to take note, is if damage reflecting actions are performed(such as the Reflect ability, followed by simply attacking while the orb is circling), you will deal damage to the dragon, most likely because the two damage reflections cancel either other out. This can be useful for more efficient trips.
This makes frost dragons a slightly tougher monster to fight, but should not heavily hinder any legitimate 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.
Following the release of EOC, cannons are highly unadvisable due to the multi-combat nature of frost dragons.
After release of the Dungeoneering skill, players noticed that Frost Dragons were an efficient way of making money, millions of coins could be gained in a fairly short amount of time because of the high price of Frost dragon bones and the small chance of getting a Draconic visage. With the realization that a vast amount of wealth could be gained in this resource dungeon, players soon crowded the area making it difficult for many people to get high amount of coins per hour.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Frost dragon bones 1 Always 10,937
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 13,877 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 Common 9,748 Rune arrow 12 Common 2,388 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,818 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,488 Rune scimitar 1 Uncommon 15,170
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water talisman 2 (noted) Common 9,442 Death rune 10, 15 Uncommon 930–1,395 Air talisman 2 (noted) Uncommon 290 Pure essence 50, 200 (noted) Uncommon 4,250–17,000 Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,800 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 1,630
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 (noted) Common 539 Grimy marrentill 1 (noted) Common 44 Grimy tarromin 1 (noted) Common 249 Grimy harralander 1 (noted) Common 652 Grimy ranarr 1 (noted) Common 2,160 Grimy irit 1 (noted) Common 1,743 Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Common 4,128 Grimy kwuarm 1 (noted) Common 2,471 Grimy cadantine 1 (noted) Common 2,507 Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) Common 7,850 Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) Common 8,195 Grimy snapdragon 1 Very rare 3,617
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–60,000 Common Not sold Shark 1, 2 Common 849–1,698 Water orb 2 (noted) Common 1,648 Adamant bar 3–15 (noted) Uncommon 9,504–47,520 Limpwurt root 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,128 Mahogany logs 3 (noted) Uncommon 1,695 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Court Summons 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,232,961
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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- 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.
- Frost dragons are the only attackable dragon that does not drop a hide or bar upon death.
Dragons and dragon-like races