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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 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.

StrategiesEdit

LocationsEdit

Brimhaven Dungeon Edit

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.

Note: As of 1 February 2011, 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 4,144
Iron bar Iron bar 5 1 Always 2,910

CharmsEdit

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

40–41%

12–13%

31–32%

13%

3%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 29,225 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 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 3,287
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 1,926
Adamant hatchet Adamant hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 425
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 1 4 Rare 7,051
Rune mace Rune mace 1 4 Rare 7,783
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 4 Rare 18,443
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 24,227
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 1,712
Rune helm Rune helm 1 4 Rare 10,613
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 4 Rare 20,459
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4 Rare 22,475
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 4 Rare 31,642
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 5 Very rare [1] 161,675
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 5 Very rare [2] 160,616

AmmunitionEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 4–8 2 Common 692–1,384
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 2–12 3 Uncommon 114–684
Rune dart Rune dart 9 3 Uncommon 819
Rune knife Rune knife 1–7 3 Uncommon 96–672
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 4 Rare 1,800
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2, 4, 8 4 Rare 872–3,488

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune 15 2 Common 3,300
Soul rune Soul rune 3–5 3 Uncommon 402–670
Death rune Death rune 15, 45 4 Rare 1,665–4,995
Chaos rune Chaos rune 25, 50 4 Rare 1,025–2,050
Nature rune Nature rune 60–79 4 Rare 20,460–26,939
Law rune Law rune 45, 90 4 Rare 13,320–26,640

BarsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant bar Adamant bar 2 3 Uncommon 6,820
Rune bar Rune bar 1 4 Rare 13,043

PotionsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 2 Common 461
Super attack (3) Super attack (3) 1 4 Rare 1,420
Super defence (4) Super defence (4) 1 4 Rare 442

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 270, 550, 3,000 2 Common Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Iron dragon tail-bone 1 2 Common [3] Not sold
Curry Curry 1–2 3 Uncommon 573–1,146
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 3 Uncommon 9,048
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] 1,247,610
  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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,387
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,026
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,294
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,687
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 21,945
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,746
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,154
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,379
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,227
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,420
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 37,114
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 834,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,475
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,642
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,729
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,141
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,254,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,500–75,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,611,400
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,647,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,158,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 136,971
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,420
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,525–51,135
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,825–78,155
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 526
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 517
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,000–180,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,820–27,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,680
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,320
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,550–13,431
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,750–334,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 438,000–876,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 375,150–2,000,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,091,400
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,410,000–23,870,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,043–1,956,450
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,161
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 123,780–495,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,990–669,900
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 98,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 9,213
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,800–3,540,000
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 162,101–1,134,707
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,067,490
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,366
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 18,781–582,211
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,962
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,200–10,880,000
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

Universal dropsEdit

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 Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

See alsoEdit


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