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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 eighth strongest dragon, behind the adamant dragons, celestial dragons, rune dragons, elite rune dragons, King Black Dragon, the Queen Black Dragon, and Gorvek. When they originally were released, they broke the King Black Dragon's record as the strongest dragon, though this has since changed.

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 BJQ 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 or Slayer Cape to teleport to Kuradal, run north, go down the stairs, run north-east past barbarian spirits and brutal green dragons, and climb the stairs.

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, a ferocious ring or their Slayer cape.

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 price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,728
Mithril barMithril bar3Always4,158

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
9–10%19–20%48–50%19–20%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 11,187 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Common23,917
Off-hand rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe1Common23,633
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,372
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,392
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,335
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Uncommon7,398
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon10,320–27,864
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon11,120–25,020
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,216–6,384
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,801
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon11,189
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare[1]7,083,767
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon519
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon732
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon315
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,606
Coins 250Coins600–868Common600–868
Rune barRune bar1–2Uncommon13,735–27,470
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon6,930
Ancient pageAncient page1UncommonNot sold
SharkShark[2]1Uncommon990
Chewed bonesChewed bones1RareNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SharkShark1–6Uncommon990–5,940
Black dragon tail-boneMithril dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[4]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[5]1,276,588
  1. ^ 1/32,768 - [1]
  2. ^ This is separate from the tertiary drop; it is possible to obtain 1 shark and nothing else.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  4. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  5. ^ (1/10000) http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?74,75,52,65949497,goto,21#205

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common708
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,883
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,564
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,369
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare151,605–185,295
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,861
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,145
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,404
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare513,180–627,220
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,872
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,247
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,820–1,330,780
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,721
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,815–943,025
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare66,914
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,638
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,278–28,222
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,076,490–1,315,710
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,458
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare455,910–575,148
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare125,320–158,096
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,900–65,660
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,200–305,800
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396–16,154
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,040–380,160
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon231,840–283,360
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,946–42,224
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,265–435,435
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,085,490–1,326,710
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,205
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,075–755,425
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon319,770–390,830
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,410–181,390
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,165–205,535
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,690–202,510
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,506–10,864
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,744–11,136
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon383,884
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,052,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,800–24,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,305–12,595
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,685–43,615
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare379,890–464,310
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,408
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*355,192
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare16,455

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.
  • Mithril dragons are the only metallic dragons that do not drop the dragon platelegs and plateskirt.