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Iron dragons are metal dragons. 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 is 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.

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 (The Temple at Senntisten), 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 between 30 and 90 cannonballs being used as ammunition in a cannon at any given time, unless if one has the reloading perk from the Artisans Workshop.

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 or Morvran 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 price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,974
Iron barIron bar5Always2,340

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
40%12–13%32%13%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 38,578 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common1,918
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common3,840
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Common5,937
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Common8,519
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Rare7,737
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,770
Rune longswordRune longsword1Rare18,138
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare23,907

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon3,373
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,681
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,817
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Rare22,038
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare31,177
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Very rare[1]160,323
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Very rare[2]160,283

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune javelinRune javelin4–8Common936–1,872
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts2–12Common490–2,940
Rune dartRune dart9Common4,671
Rune knifeRune knife1–7Common2,564–17,948
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow150Rare2,100
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts2; 4; 8Uncommon1,044–4,176

BarsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant barAdamant bar2Uncommon5,374
Rune barRune bar1Rare13,717

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common1,613
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common1,809
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)1Common6,541

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins270; 550Common270–550
Black dragon tail-boneIron dragon tail-bone1Common[3]Not sold
CurryCurry1–2Uncommon504–1,008
Runite limbsRunite limbs1Common8,928
Ferocious ringFerocious ring1Uncommon[4]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[5]1,216,375
  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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common934
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,702
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,963
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,699
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare166,455–203,445
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common14,916
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,885
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,719
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,355–699,545
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,889
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,222
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,170
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,859
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,885–946,475
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,876
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,878
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,306–22,194
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,088,910–1,330,890
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,093
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare870
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare437,255–551,614
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,630–139,564
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,925–55,895
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon206,550–252,450
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,781–30,510
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon45,600–250,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,860–203,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,618–42,992
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare362,745–443,355
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare940,770–1,149,830
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,151
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,265–754,435
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon380,250–464,750
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon260,190–318,010
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,655–201,245
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon137,385–167,915
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,564–21,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,422–18,768
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon293,120
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare824,080
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,835–14,465
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,335–30,965
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,470–680,130
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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