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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. They are the only metal dragon to be found inside Daemonheim. 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 blood runes, 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).

This is a very attractive place to kill Iron and Steel dragons after Ritual of the Mahjarrat due to fact that the player gains increased damage from the Stone of Jas.

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).

DaemonheimEdit

Iron Dragons are sometimes encountered in Daemonheim while Dungeoneering on the Furnished Floors. See Iron dragon (Daemonheim). These dragons have different loot and also use magic attacks in addition to their usual attacks.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 1 Always 2,729
Iron bar Iron bar 5 1 Always 1,915

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

40%

12–13%

32%

13%

3%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 34,719 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant hatchet Adamant hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 413
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 1,916
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 3,235
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,632
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 1 4 Rare 7,235
Rune mace Rune mace 1 4 Rare 7,926
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 4 Rare 18,339
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,280

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 1,740
Rune helm Rune helm 1 4 Rare 10,683
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 4 Rare 20,341
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4 Rare 22,148
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 4 Rare 31,782
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 5 Very rare [1] 160,898
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 5 Very rare [2] 161,059

AmmunitionEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 4–8 2 Common 732–1,464
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 2–12 3 Uncommon 132–792
Rune dart Rune dart 9 3 Uncommon 891
Rune knife Rune knife 1–7 3 Uncommon 69–483
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 4 Rare 1,950
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2, 4, 8 4 Rare 944–3,776

BarsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bar Adamant bar 2 3 Uncommon 5,208
Rune bar Rune bar 1 4 Rare 14,125

PotionsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 2 Common 957
Super attack (3) Super attack (3) 1 4 Rare 1,102
Super defence (4) Super defence (4) 1 4 Rare 755

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 270, 550 2 Common Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Iron dragon tail-bone 1 2 Common [3] Not sold
Curry Curry 1–2 3 Uncommon 614–1,228
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 3 Uncommon 9,200
Ferocious ring Ferocious ring 1 3 Uncommon [4] Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [5] 1,336,334
  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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,388
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,534
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,475
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,626
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 33,447
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,167
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,602
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,280
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 915
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,394
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,565,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,148
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,782
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,841
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 97,624
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,553
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,400–88,760
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,250–88,550
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 486
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,420–24,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,500
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,710
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,600
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 60,250–120,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 294,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 83,550–100,260
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,132,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,125
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 706,250
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 116,025–149,175
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,990–120,155
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,272–187,578
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,379
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 18,928
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,679
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 486,141–1,134,329
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,243,510
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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