|Release date||17 January 2005 (Update)|
|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, Morvran|
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.
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.
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 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 34,474 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 Rare 3,376 Adamant battleaxe 1 Uncommon 1,985 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 431 Rune hatchet 1 Rare 7,207 Rune mace 1 Rare 7,846 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,305 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,238 Fire battlestaff 1 Common 8,598
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,815 Rune helm 1 Rare 10,690 Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,069 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,272 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 31,603 Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare 161,070 Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare 161,071
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune javelin 4–8 Common 712–1,424 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 124–744 Rune dart 9 Uncommon 864 Rune knife 1–7 Uncommon 45–315 Steel arrow 150 Rare 1,800 Runite bolts 2, 4, 8 Rare 776–3,104
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Super strength (1) 1 Common 1,235 Super attack (3) 1 Rare 1,894 Super defence (4) 1 Rare 955
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 270, 550 Common Not sold Iron dragon tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Curry 1–2 Uncommon 636–1,272 Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,195 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 1,338,469
- ^ 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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,309 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,748 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,341 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,805 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,238 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,390 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,201 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,311 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,499 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,238 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,198 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,315 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,605 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,272 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,603 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,792 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,080 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,268,550 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 112,856 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,165 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 139,575–195,405 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 134,575–188,405 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 840 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 16,000–24,000 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,520–23,360 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,120 Law rune 45 Rare 17,325 Death rune 50 Rare 11,300 Blood rune 50 Rare 21,950 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 53,875–107,750 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 340,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 87,750–105,300 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 136,950–174,300 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 285,450–475,750 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,054,300 Rune bar 1 Common 13,910 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 695,500 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 143,570–184,590 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 150,510–175,595 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 130,672–277,678 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,443 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 29,470 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,655 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 412,698–962,962 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,123,210 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 165,600–202,400 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.