|Release date||12 April 2010 (Update)|
|Combat level||82, 123|
|XP per kill||Varies, Depending on life of dragon|
|Always drops||Dragon bones|
|Examine text||Its scales are made of iron.|
An Iron Dragon may be encountered while training Dungeoneering, they normally appear alone in rooms in the furnished floors (floors 18-29), even on free-to-play servers, although they have been known to appear with other monsters. The three species of dragons (Frost, Iron and Green) found in Daemonheim floors accessible to free players are the only dragons apart from Elvarg that free players can fight. This monster uses a long-range dragonfire attack in addition to its regular dragonfire attack. This can prove very deadly to those without an anti-dragon shield or a cure potion, or those with two-handed weapons such as bows or two-handed swords. Protect from/Deflect Magic may also be used to avoid heavy damage from Dragonfire, but the dragon will still regularly hit in the 300s. Unlike normal iron dragons found on the surface of RuneScape, these monsters are weak to crush weapons, so those with mauls or warhammers will have an advantage.
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
Iron dragons, like all metal dragons, have very high defence. As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield, or cure potion is essential when fighting them. Without the shield, you can be hit extremely hard by the dragon's firebreath, while Protect from Magic and the cure potion will only provide added protection. It is possible to reduce the damage from the dragon's breath using protect from magic, but this effect does not stack with the shield or the potion, and the dragon will still hit over 300 without a miss when it uses its breath.
Dragons will use all melee, magic and dragonfire attacks while in melee range, but will only use ranged dragonfire and magic attack while the player is out of melee range. The dragon will not change target unless the player it initially locked on to runs away or dies.
A recommended strategy for hunting iron dragons when using magic is to use the high power Fire spells. The gear that should be taken with you is armour that increases magic bonus and your anti-dragon. Team fighting would only require the piling players to use fire spells or stab, not requiring full armour as it would not easily change target.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Dragon bones 1 Always Not sold
- Please note that the quantities and rarities are random.
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Heim crab 1 72 No Red-eye 2 180 No Dusk eel 3 252 No Giant flatfish 4 360 No Short-finned eel 5 432 No Web snipper 6 540 Yes Bouldabass 7 612 Yes Salve eel 8 720 Yes
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Novite dagger 1 105 No Bathus dagger 2 255 No Marmaros dagger 3 480 No Kratonite dagger 4 660 No Fractite dagger 5 915 No
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Air rune None 1 No Mind rune None 1 No Water rune None 1 No Earth rune None 2 No Fire rune None 3 No Body rune None 3 No Cosmic rune None 3 No Chaos rune None 3 No Astral rune None 3 Yes Nature rune None 3 No Law rune None 6 No Death rune None 6 No Blood rune None 6 Yes Soul Rune None 12 Yes
- Torn bags
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Protoleather torn bag 1 93 No Subleather torn bag 2 213 No Paraleather torn bag 3 399 No Archleather torn bag 4 546 No Dromoleather torn bag 5 759 No Spinoleather torn bag 6 888 No Gallileather torn bag 7 1101 No Stegoleather torn bag 8 1260 No Megaleather torn bag 9 1434 No Tyrannoleather torn bag 10 1695 No
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Novite ore 1 105 No Bathus ore 2 225 No Marmaros ore 3 480 No Kratonium ore 4 660 No Fractite ore 5 915 No
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Tangle gum branches 1 45 No Seeping elm branches 2 90 No Blood spindle branches 3 165 No Utuku branches 4 225 No Spinebeam branches 5 315 No
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Salve nettles 1 84 No Wildercress 2 204 No Blightleaf 3 384 No Roseblood 4 528 No Bryll 5 732 No
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Grimy sagewort 1 225 Yes Grimy valerian 1 300 Yes Grimy aloe 1 405 Yes Grimy wormwood leaf 2 450 Yes Grimy magebane 2 600 Yes Grimy featherfoil 2 810 Yes Grimy winter's grip 3 900 Yes Grimy lycopus 3 1050 Yes Grimy buckthorn 3 1350 Yes
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Cave potato seed N/A 162 Yes Gissel mushroom spore N/A 270 Yes Edicap mushroom spore N/A 900 Yes Sagewort seed 1 675 Yes Valerian seed 1 900 Yes Aloe seed 1 1215 Yes Wormwood seed 2 1350 Yes Magebane seed 2 1800 Yes Featherfoil seed 2 2430 Yes Winter's grip seed 3 2700 Yes Lycopus seed 3 3150 Yes Buckthorn seed 3 4050 Yes
Item Tier Smuggler value Members only? Gold charm None 895 Yes Green charm None 2647 Yes Crimson charm None 4393 Yes Blue charm None 5538 Yes Coins N/A N/A No Anti-dragon shield (Daemonheim) None 360 No Bow string N/A 18 Yes Vial (Dungeoneering) N/A 3 No Thread N/A 3 No Fly fishing rod N/A 15 No Feather (Dungeoneering) N/A 1 No Marmaros and Thok None Untradeable No Chronicles of Bilrach None Untradeable No Rune essence None 16 No
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