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Mithril dragons are metal dragons found in the Ancient Cavern and the extended area of the Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon. To access the Ancient Cavern, the player needs to start the Pyre ship section of Firemaking in Barbarian Training. To access the extended area of the Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon, the player must wear the Daemonheim Aura 4 from the elite set of the Daemonheim tasks. These dragons have extremely high defence, but since they are made of metal, are relatively weak to magic, with earth spells being their primary weakness. Mithril dragons are often killed for their possible drops, which includes the Dragon full helm, Draconic visage, Chewed bones and Elite clue scroll.

Mithril dragons are an excellent source of charms, as they drop four of them at a time. They are also a good source of rune weaponry.

Mithril dragons are currently the sixth strongest dragons, behind the adamant dragons, celestial dragons, rune dragons, elite rune dragons, and the Queen Black Dragon. Their release shattered the King Black Dragon's long standing record as being the strongest dragon in RuneScape.

HabitatEdit

Creating dragon-mithril key

A mithril dragon forging a key

Mithril dragons can be found on the top level of the Ancient Cavern and in Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon. Please note that dwarf multicannons are not allowed in the Ancient Cavern, and you must pay a small fee to enter the Brimhaven dungeon if you have not completed the Karamja Hard tasks.

  1. Enter the cavern by jumping into the whirlpool near Otto Godblessed's cabin. Go down the stairs, run east past Brutal green dragons, and climb the stairs to the mithril dragons. Partial completion of Barbarian Training is required to use this entrance.
  2. Use Fairy ring B•J•Q to teleport inside the cavern. Run east past the Waterfiends and the brutal green dragons, and climb the stairs. Partial completion of Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen and repairing the fairy ring with 5 bittercap mushrooms are required before the ring can be used.
  3. Use a Ferocious ring to teleport to Kuradal, run north, go down the stairs, run north-east past barbarian spirits and brutal green dragons, and climb the stairs. A ferocious ring can only be obtained in Kuradal's Dungeon and only when on a Slayer task assigned by Kuradal or Morvran.

To use the ancient cavern, one must have completed the first part of barbarian firemaking training, and then talked to Otto about pyre ships. After the conversation is over, the player can now go in the whirlpool. Upon entering, one must climb down stairs and then run south to a set of stairs leading up to the mithril dragons. 

The whirlpool entrance is closer to the stairs and only involves running past brutal green dragons. However, its drawback is that players cannot have a familiar summoned when jumping into the whirlpool, which wastes an inventory space for the pouch. Many players therefore prefer using the fairy ring or a ferocious ring.

To access the ones in Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon, the player needs to wear the Daemonheim Aura 4, obtained from the elite set of the Daemonheim tasks, the area is located on the other side of the cave, through a magical barrier. This area contains 4 dragons.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,952
Mithril barMithril bar3Always4,110

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
8%19–20%49–51%19–20%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 11,105 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Common24,302
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,400
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,464
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,829
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon2,140–5,778
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon1,008–2,268
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,216–6,384
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,156
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon11,086
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare[1]5,861,623

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Soul runeSoul rune10Uncommon4,070

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon236
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon867
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon40
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,220

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins600CommonNot sold
SharkShark1–6Uncommon[2]887–5,322
Ancient page AAncient page1RareNot sold
Black dragon tail-boneMithril dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Chewed bonesChewed bones1RareNot sold
Mithril barMithril bar5 (noted)Uncommon6,850
Rune barRune bar1–2Rare14,064–28,128
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[4]1,243,025
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/32,873 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Also dropped in unison with other drops.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  4. ^ Estimated at 1/9,819 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common879
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,491
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,509
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,441
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,845–244,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,179
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,653
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,183
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare593,235–725,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,679
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,122
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,297,080–1,585,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,925
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,875–948,125
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,431
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,954
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,165–28,085
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,123,605–1,373,295
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon866
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon515
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare817,505–1,031,314
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare238,810–301,268
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,350–113,890
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,650–251,350
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,835–32,850
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon351,360–429,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,600–399,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon237,420–290,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,005
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,045–506,055
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare913,230–1,116,170
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,192
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare632,880–773,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon515,160–629,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon378,990–463,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,720–209,880
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,850–150,150
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon98,938–113,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon122,024–139,456
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon395,968
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,509,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,660–8,140
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon83,250–101,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,436–18,614
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare153,225–187,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,725–38,775
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare608,580–743,820
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • During the fusing of the dragonkin key, the mithril dragon temporarily appears as level 150.
  • In a Postbag from the hedge, Oziach pointed out that there are bronze dragons, iron dragons, steel dragons, and mithril dragons when he was chatting with Evil Dave. Oziach deduced that there will be adamant dragons, rune dragons, and even Dragon dragons.
  • When killed, it says on the Adventurer's Log: I killed [number] of mithril dragons. If you killed 1, it would be "I killed a mithril dragon."
  • Their examine text indicates that metallic dragons, or at least mithril ones, may be the result of unnatural experimentation; of course, this may also refer to how they were created by the Dragonkin. With the release of the quest One of a Kind, this has been confirmed.

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