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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Iron dragon (Daemonheim).
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Iron dragons are one of the four types of metal dragons. Their appearance is like that of a "normal" dragon with scales composed of iron. As with all adult dragons, iron dragons have the ability to breathe fire. Thus, protection such as an anti-dragon shield, dragonfire shield or super antifire potion is essential. The combination of praying against magic and an antifire potion does not work against metal dragons. They can be found deep in the Brimhaven Dungeon, outside the fortress of Ghorrock just out of the Wilderness, and in Kuradal's Dungeon. As with all metal dragons except for the bronze dragon, they have a chance of dropping the famous draconic visage, which is one of the main reasons that metal dragons are hunted. They can be placed in a dungeon pit with level 97 construction after the completion of the Love Story quest, costing 7,500,000 coins. However, the pit iron dragon would be level 112, not 98.

Iron dragons commonly drop adamant items and can also occasionally drop rune items. They are also a viable source of green charms.

LocationsEdit

Brimhaven DungeonEdit

Brimhaven Dungeon is a very good location due to the largest amount of iron dragons available in one area in the game. There is an entrance fee of 875 coins to gain entrance into this dungeon (free if completed the hard Karamja Tasks). A one-click teleport is recommended in case of dire need.

Since the update of Lodestones, the Karamja Lodestone teleports you within steps of the Brimhaven Dungeon.

If a player has 80 Dungeoneering, they can use the resource dungeon to kill them as well.

Brimhaven Resource DungeonEdit

Set within the Brimhaven Dungeon, the Brimhaven Resource Dungeon requires a Dungeoneering level of 80 to access. Despite this high requirement, it is a very good place to hunt and slay metal dragons. The dungeon is separated into two halves; one with iron dragons, one with steel dragons. There's a hammer and a few anvils to smith the bars you obtain from killing the dragons into stackable items, assuming the player has the Smithing level to do so. Players may be interested in smithing the iron bar drops into high demand low level ranged ammo, such as iron knives, to be later used or sold. If you're making items from the bars and get attacked by an iron dragon, you can use the anvil to block it off until you are done. If you die you might lose your items, unless you have someone with a high enough dungeoneering level to go with you, so they can bless your grave. You can also go on a popular world for killing them (w27 is a good example), in hopes that someone will bless your grave in case you die. A cannon can be used here, though if placed in the wrong spot, you can end up attacking a Steel dragon by accident.

GhorrockEdit

Iron dragon Ghorrock

Fire v. Fire at Ghorrock.

Ghorrock is great for those that have compeleted the required quest, more so for a player who has 89 Magic and is on the Lunar spellbook or has 96 Magic and is on the Ancient Magicks spellbook. If a player meets these requirements, this spot becomes an excellent place to kill iron dragons as the Ice Plateau Teleport and Ghorrock Teleport take the player very close to the fortress. This is very helpful, especially if the player is planning on banking all the bones without a pack yak.

What makes this spot attractive to some players without access to Kuradal's dungeon is that the iron and steel dragons are separated, precluding the possibility of a player being attacked by the other undesired type of dragon. With 43 prayer and prayer potions (if meleeing), a dragonfire or anti-dragon shield and a couple of antifire potions or super antifire potions, a player can attack them and take minimal damage. Once a player's prayer points have been depleted, they may either drink a dose of prayer potion or run south to find an altar and recharge their prayer points there. When a player is out of antifires, he/she may either run to the Mage Arena or teleport out. If banking in the Mage Arena, be sure to have extra food in case of player killer attacks. However, it is recommended to teleport out to avoid this risk.

A Dwarf Cannon can be set up here to help kill dragons faster. This may be an attractive option if the player wants to pay less attention to RuneScape and continue killing with auto-retaliate toggled on, as the cannon would attack dragons for the player. This is, however, hindered by the limit of 30 cannonballs being used as ammunition in a cannon at any given time.

Contrary to popular belief this area is not in the wilderness; the fortress itself is completely safe from player killers (although running through the wilderness from the mage arena may expose a player prior to entering the fortress).

The fortress can safely be entered from the west, the same valley that houses the entrance to the Mahjarrat Ritual Site Cavern, making this location more attractive.

Kuradal's DungeonEdit

Kuradal's Dungeon may only be accessed if Kuradal assigns a player iron dragons as a slayer task. This is an excellent location as it is generally less busy than the Brimhaven Dungeon, and it is slightly less risky to reach than Ghorrock. The iron dragons here may drop the ferocious ring, a bonus drop only available in this dungeon. The ring increases all damage by 4%, provides ring of life functions (teleports to Kuradal at less than 10% life points), and has teleports to Kuradal; it is recommended to wear this ring if received as a drop. The recommended inventory here is the same as the other locations (dragonfire/anti-dragon shield with antifire potions or super antifires; prayer potions for meleers).

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always2,011
Iron barIron bar5Always1,990

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
20–21%12%31–32%13%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 37,544 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Uncommon419
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Uncommon1,933
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Uncommon3,410
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Uncommon8,521
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Rare7,081
Rune maceRune mace1Rare7,975
Rune longswordRune longsword1Rare18,374
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare24,327

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,822
Rune helmRune helm1Rare10,892
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare20,297
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Rare22,212
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare31,802
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Very rare [1]160,510
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Very rare [2]160,747

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelinRune javelin4–8Common736–1,472
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts2–12Uncommon184–1,104
Rune dartRune dart9Uncommon891
Rune knifeRune knife1–7Uncommon51–357
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow150Rare1,950
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts2; 4; 8Rare616–2,464

BarsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant barAdamant bar2Uncommon5,542
Rune barRune bar1Rare14,231

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common1,383
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Rare1,432
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)1Rare3,690

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins270; 550CommonNot sold
Black dragon tail-boneIron dragon tail-bone1Common [3]Not sold
CurryCurry1–2Uncommon640–1,280
Runite limbsRunite limbs1Uncommon9,166
Ferocious ringFerocious ring1Uncommon [4]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare [5]1,290,145
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/1,105 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/1,054 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  4. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/10,275 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common737
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,357
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,254
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,020
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,900–221,100
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,041
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,182
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,618
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare567,810–693,990
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,283
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,306
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,293,120–1,580,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,060–955,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,438
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,148
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,069–29,181
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,470–1,406,130
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon897
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon207
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare756,665–954,562
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare187,525–236,570
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,150–99,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon24,975–30,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon185,850–227,150
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,560–36,630
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon361,980–442,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,400–381,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon243,000–297,000
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,565
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare374,085–457,215
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare954,000–1,166,000
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,693
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,395–782,705
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon447,660–547,140
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon316,170–386,430
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,455–170,445
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,675–143,825
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,308–152,352
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon184,114–210,416
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon575,172
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,511,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,300–7,700
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,200–118,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,768–22,632
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare186,300–227,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,570–41,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare591,570–723,030
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

See alsoEdit

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