|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Iron dragon (Daemonheim).|
- This article has a related strategy guide here.
|Release date||17 January 2005 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 140|
|XP per kill||661 (and 218.1 experience)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, 5 iron bars|
|Examine text||Its scales seem to be made of iron.|
|Assigned by||Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
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 204, not 148.
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.
Brimhaven Dungeon Edit
Brimhaven Dungeon is a very good location as rangers and mages will find it easy to safespot. However, players can be attacked by steel dragons in the same location. Players using melee will be more affected by this, but this can be combated by standing at one of the four corners. Usually, a couple of iron dragons will gather at the south-eastern corner. A one-click teleport is recommended in case of dire need. There is an entrance fee of 875 coins to gain entrance into this dungeon (free if completed the hard Karamja Tasks). When exiting the dungeon, it is recommended that a player has a fair amount of life points remaining as various monsters in the dungeon may hit for large amounts of damage, possibly resulting in death, unless you have a generally high defence level. Guthan's set may be helpful, but it is generally recommended to teleport out of the dungeon when done.
Since the update of Lodestones, the Karamja Lodestone teleports you within steps of the Brimhaven Dungeon.
If you have 80 dungeoneering, you can use the resource dungeon to teleport away (no dragons are near the entrance of the resource room). However, if you go back out, there's a small chance that the close Steel dragon will attack you with melee or dragonfire as soon as you get out.
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.
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.
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).
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.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 27,680 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,489 Adamant battleaxe 1 Uncommon 1,894 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 439 Rune hatchet 1 Rare 7,100 Rune mace 1 Rare 7,914 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,363 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,096 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,472
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,795 Rune helm 1 Rare 10,630 Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,364 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,509 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 31,959 Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare 160,579 Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare 161,819
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune javelin 4–8 Common 712–1,424 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 188–1,128 Rune dart 9 Uncommon 846 Rune knife 1–7 Uncommon 162–1,134 Steel arrow 150 Rare 2,100 Runite bolts 2, 4, 8 Rare 946–3,784
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Blood rune 15 Common 4,260 Soul rune 3–5 Uncommon 414–690 Death rune 15, 45 Rare 1,770–5,310 Chaos rune 25, 50 Rare 1,025–2,050 Nature rune 60–79 Rare 19,860–26,149 Law rune 45, 90 Rare 13,185–26,370
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Super strength (1) 1 Common 415 Super attack (3) 1 Rare 1,190 Super defence (4) 1 Rare 238
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 270, 550, 3,000 Common Not sold Iron dragon tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Curry 1–2 Uncommon 454–908 Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,104 Ferocious ring 1 Uncommon Not sold Court summons 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,283,059
- ^ Estimated at 1/1,105 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/1,054 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
- ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon
- ^ 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,751 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,275 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,896 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,335 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,937 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,195 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,437 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,899 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,748 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,096 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,472 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,460 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,432 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 837,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,509 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,959 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,625 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,788 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,271,250 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,554,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,965,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,454,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 146,706 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,160 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 40,750–57,050 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 80,650–112,910 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 176 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 376 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,620–26,480 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,760 Law rune 45 Rare 13,185 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,900–14,278 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,875–407,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 448,750–897,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 85,650–285,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,200–1,410,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 463,350–2,471,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,064,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 4,040,000–28,280,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,006–1,950,900 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 89,298 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 102,200–1,022,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 112,560–450,240 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,090–530,900 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 107,500 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,097 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 89,325–4,466,250 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 196,328–1,374,296 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,169,430 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,043 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,713–611,103 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,338 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 29,400–11,760,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
Dragons and dragon-like races