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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 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).

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 bones1Always2,381
Iron barIron bar5Always2,675

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
20%12–13%32%13%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 35,861 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 hatchet1Uncommon447
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Uncommon1,924
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Uncommon3,315
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Uncommon8,495
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Rare7,174
Rune maceRune mace1Rare7,869
Rune longswordRune longsword1Rare18,421
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare24,370

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,787
Rune helmRune helm1Rare10,703
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare20,263
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Rare22,360
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare31,779
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Very rare [1]161,701
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Very rare [2]160,901

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelinRune javelin4–8Common724–1,448
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts2–12Uncommon134–804
Rune dartRune dart9Uncommon882
Rune knifeRune knife1–7Uncommon48–336
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow150Rare1,950
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts2; 4; 8Rare690–2,760

BarsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant barAdamant bar2Uncommon5,776
Rune barRune bar1Rare14,262

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common2,034
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Rare1,797
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)1Rare3,538

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins270; 550CommonNot sold
Black dragon tail-boneIron dragon tail-bone1Common [3]Not sold
CurryCurry1–2Uncommon742–1,484
Runite limbsRunite limbs1Uncommon9,204
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]1,246,283
  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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,194
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,138
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,764–317,020
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,334
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,914
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,086–774,730
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon58,058
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,813
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,384,920–1,692,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,063
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,135
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,127,250–1,377,750
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon910,390–1,148,492
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon298,870–377,036
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon106,425–148,995
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon588
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon294
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon47,250–57,750
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon251,550–307,450
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,600–42,300
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon428,580–523,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,800–328,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,700–25,300
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon242,820–296,780
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,320
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare389,880–476,520
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare954,720–1,166,880
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,786
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,790–784,410
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon597,150–729,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon414,450–506,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon247,860–302,940
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,715–226,985
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon248,738–284,272
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon318,570–364,080
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon569,608
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,387,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon31,950–39,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,330–15,070
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon105,750–129,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon44,100–53,900
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon658,260–804,540
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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