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This article is a strategy guide for Green dragon.
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Green dragon location

Location of green dragons in the Wilderness near the boneyard.

Due to the return of the PvP Wilderness, it is far more profitable for players wishing to make money to kill blue dragons rather than green dragons, as if you choose to kill green dragons, you will very frequently be killed by waiting PKers, who nearly always have teleblocks and ice barrages in their arsenal, preventing escape. It is important to know that Clan Wars have been relocated, because the games necklace will no longer work here.

WARNING: If you kill these monsters in the wilderness, you should not take any items you are not willing to lose. If you are killed in the wilderness, you will only keep your 3 most valuable items, unless you initiate an attack on another player. In which case you will lose all items unless Protect Item is utilised, in which one item will be kept.

Most people fight the dragons with melee. This is not recommended unless you are using at least a dragon weapon (the cheapest feasible melee weapon that can be used is the dragon dagger, though the abyssal whip also works fairly well), as the dragons have moderately high melee defence and will deal consistent damage with their magic attacks. If fighting using melee, you will need to use a good rotation of both offensive and defensive abilities if you want a good kill rate, and even then, it will not be as good as using ranged or magic. If you use dual-wielded or two-handed weapons, you will either need to continuously use Protect from Magic or bring super antifires (as well as more food since you cannot use shield abilities). You also stand the biggest risk of death if you go after them in the Wilderness, as the most common player killer attack is from a mage, which will usually try to stun and/or teleblock you to prevent escape. They will succeed frequently as your melee armour will conduct magic.

Skill Recommended Minimum
Strength 70+ 60
Attack 70+ 50 (Rune weapons)
Defence 70+ 50 (Rune armour)
Recommended equipment for attacking Green Dragons with melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet /

Slayer helmet Slayer helmet (if on slayer task)

Torag's helm Torag's helm Helm of neitiznot Helm of neitiznot Dragon helm Dragon helm Rune full helm Rune full helm
Neck slot Saradomin's whisper Saradomin's whisper Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory Amulet of power Amulet of power Amulet of strength Amulet of strength
Back slot Fire cape Fire cape Ardougne cloak 4 Ardougne cloak (3 or 4 recommended) Defence cape Cape of Accomplishment Obsidian cape Obsidian cape Team-44 cape Team cape
Torso slot Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate Torag's platebody Torag's platebody Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody Rune platebody Rune platebody Rune chainbody Rune chainbody
Legs slot Bandos tassets Bandos tassets Torag's platelegs Torag's platelegs Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs Rune platelegs Rune platelegs Rock-shell legs Rock-shell legs
Main hand slot Abyssal vine whip Abyssal vine whip Abyssal whip Abyssal whip Korasi's sword Korasi's sword Dragon longsword Dragon equipment Rune sword Rune equipment
2h slot Bandos godsword Bandos godsword [1] Barrelchest anchor Barrelchest anchor [1] Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword [1] Dragon halberd Dragon halberd [1] Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword [1]
Off-hand weapon slot Enhanced Excalibur Enhanced Excalibur [1] Dragon defender Dragon defender [1] any off-hand dragon weapon [1] any off-hand rune weapon [1] any off-hand adamant weapon [1]
Off-hand slot Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield Anti-dragon shield Anti-dragon shield N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Regen bracelet Regen bracelet Dragon gauntlets Dragon gauntlets Rune gauntlets Rune gauntlets Adamant gauntlets Adamant gauntlets
Feet slot Bandos boots Bandos boots Dragon boots Dragon boots Rune boots Rune boots Adamant boots Adamant boots Mithril boots Mithril boots
Ring slot Ring of wealth Ring of wealth Berserker ring Berserker ring Ring of life Ring of life Explorer's ring 4 Explorer's ring Ring of recoil Ring of recoil
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j It is not recommended to bring an offhand weapon unless you are using Super antifire (4) Super antifire potions

InventoryEdit

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  • 5 Monkfish or other high-healing single bite food (this depends on your level).
  • 3+ antifire potions or 1+ super antifire potion.
  • A 140+ can bring about 20 trout. As they are relatively cheap, dropping them won't get you any big loss. Higher levels should just bring less trout.
  • Emergency one-click teleport (highly recommended). Note that many dragons are located beyond level 20 Wilderness, so the emergency teleports may not work. If you have taken an amulet of glory or a ring of wealth, you could teleport with those up to level 30 wilderness.
  • Make sure you have plenty of empty inventory slots or bring a Beast of Burden for drops.

NotesEdit

  • The amount of food you use depends almost entirely on your combat level, your equipment, and luck; especially since you are at a disadvantage on the combat triangle. Play around with the amount of food you bring until you have a good balance; enough to get a full inventory of green dragonhide and/or bones without risking your life or wasting too much money on food. But remember, better safe than sorry.

Since dragons are magic-class monsters, they are weak against ranged attacks. Their specific weakness is bolts, but unless players wish to use Protect from Magic or Super antifires while killing them, they will be forced to wear an Anti-dragon shield or equivalent. Players who have completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat can alternatively opt for Dragonbane bolts, which deal extra damage to dragons (this stacks with abilities), and are considerably useful when used with the Royal crossbow.

Skill Recommended
Ranged 60+
Slayer 55 (For Broad-tipped bolts and Broad arrows)

EquipmentEdit

Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Pernix cowl Pernix cowl Armadyl helmet Armadyl helmet Robin Hood hat Robin Hood hat Archer helm Archer helm Studded leather coif Studded leather coif
Neck slot Saradomin's murmur Saradomin's murmur Amulet of ranging Amulet of ranging Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory Amulet of power Amulet of power
Back slot Completionist cape Completionist cape Ava's accumulator Ava's accumulator/Ava's attractor attractor N/A N/A N/A
Torso slot Armadyl chestplate Armadyl chestplate Royal dragonhide body Royal dragonhide body Royal dragonhide body Royal dragonhide body Black dragonhide body Black dragonhide body Red dragonhide body Red dragonhide body
Legs slot Armadyl chainskirt Armadyl chainskirt Royal dragonhide chaps Royal dragonhide chaps Black dragonhide chaps Black dragonhide chaps Red dragonhide chaps Red dragonhide chaps N/A
Main hand slot Ascension crossbow Ascension crossbow Chaotic crossbow Chaotic crossbow Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow/Karil's pistol crossbow Karil's pistol crossbow Sagaie Sagaies Blisterwood stake Blisterwood stakes
2h slot Royal crossbow Royal crossbow Zaryte bow Zaryte bow Hand cannon Hand cannon (with shot) Black salamander Black salamander (with tar) Crystal bow Crystal bow
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand chaotic crossbow Off-hand chaotic crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow Off-hand blisterwood stake Off-hand blisterwood stake Off-hand dragon crossbow Off-hand dragon crossbow
Off-hand slot Elysian spirit shield Elysian spirit shield* Eagle-eye kiteshield Eagle-eye kiteshield* Armadyl buckler Armadyl buckler* Dragonfire deflector Dragonfire deflector Anti-dragon shield Anti-dragon shield
Ammo slot Dragonbane arrow 5 Dragonbane arrows/Dragonbane bolt 5 Dragonbane bolts (after Ritual of the Mahjarrat) Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrows (with Dark bow Dark bow only)/Dragon bolts (e) 5 Dragon bolts (e)/Diamond bolts (e) 5 Diamond bolts (e) (with Armadyl or better crossbow) Broad arrow 5 Broad arrows/Broad-tipped bolts 5 Broad-tipped bolts/Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts Rune arrow 5 Rune arrows N/A
Gloves slot Pernix gloves Pernix gloves Swift gloves (black) Swift gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 10/Armadyl gloves Armadyl gloves Royal dragonhide vambraces Royal dragonhide vambraces > Black dragonhide vambraces Black dragonhide vambraces Black dragonhide vambraces Black dragonhide vambraces
Feet slot Spined boots Spined boots Ranger boots Ranger boots Snakeskin boots Snakeskin boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Ring of wealth Ring of wealth Ring of life Ring of life Explorer's ring 4 Explorer's ring (3/4) N/A N/A

InventoryEdit

NotesEdit

  • Void knight equipment could be used instead of the helm, body, legs, and gloves, However it is not recommended if killing the dragons in the Wilderness as all items are lost on death.
  • Using two-handed or dual wielded crossbows can be dangerous as their dragonbreath can hit from a distance as well as up close. Protect from Magic significantly reduces its damage (to low 200s rather than 1500+), and Super antifires make it deal only one damage.
  • When faced with competition from other players, it is vital for the player to know/learn the respawn points of each dragon, in order to guarantee the kill by getting the first strike. This can be especially tricky due to the large number of macroers in the area.

Magic is rarely used as a method of killing green dragons due to the slightly higher cost compared to melee, but it hits more often than melee and can still be done with a profit. 80+ Magic is recommended but optional. A polypore staff, which requires 80 Magic to use (80 Farming to charge, but this is optional) would be a good choice if you have to use magic against them, as the staff's built-in spell hits quite hard, you don't lose runes if you die, and the charges for the staff is relatively cheap. If using this approach however, be sure to bring Super antifires or use Protect from Magic, as you will be unable to use a shield. If you lack the required level for the polypore staff you can instead use another staff. If you want to play it safe, bring a wand and an anti-dragon shield. Use the strongest air spell you have access to (to save on rune costs).

Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Ahrim's hood Ahrim's hood Batwing hood Batwing hood N/A N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of glory Amulet of glory Amulet of magic Amulet of magic Amulet of power Amulet of power N/A N/A
Back slot Saradomin cape God cape N/A N/A N/A N/A
Torso slot Ahrim's robe top Ahrim's robe top Batwing torso Batwing torso N/A N/A N/A
Legs slot Ahrim's robe skirt Ahrim's robe skirt Batwing legs Batwing legs N/A N/A N/A
Main hand slot Ahrim's wand Ahrim's wand/Wand of treachery Wand of treachery Master wand Master wand Grifolic wand Grifolic wand N/A N/A
2h slot Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff (with Air Surge) Polypore staff Polypore staff Staff of light Staff of light Ahrim's staff Ahrim's staff N/A
Off-hand slot Dragonfire ward Dragonfire ward Anti-dragon shield Anti-dragon shield N/A N/A N/A
Feet slot Batwing boots Batwing boots Splitbark boots Splitbark boots N/A N/A N/A
Ring slot Ring of wealth Ring of wealth Ring of life Ring of life Explorer's ring 4 Explorer's ring (3/4) N/A N/A

ProfitEdit

A good method for quickly banking drops from the eastern green dragons involves the use of the Ring of kinship at level 20 wilderness or below. Teleport to Daemonheim, bank with the Fremennik banker, then run southwest and north to return to the dragons. Using an amulet of glory or the Edgeville lodestone teleport is a fast method for banking from the western green dragons. The wilderness obelisks can be used for the northern dragons.

People seeking a profit by killing these creatures can make approximately 49,952 per inventory of bones and hides. To make greater profit, however, the only other items recommended worth taking are:

Green dragons

Crowded area of Green Dragons

Miscellaneous tipsEdit

  • Using the highest Beast of Burden familiar possible increases money-making.
  • Players with 60 Dungeoneering and a high combat level may find it more time-efficient to kill the blue dragons in the Taverley resource dungeon. Since relatively few players can access this dungeon, there is almost always free space. In addition, there are no pkers and few bots to worry about. The only downside is the dungeon's long distance from a bank. However, if the player has at least an Agility level of 70 they can use the shortcut inside Taverley dungeon, making banking a lot easier.