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Mithril dragons are 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. Due to their high stats, using abilities when fighting them is highly recommended.

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 third strongest dragons, behind the Queen Black Dragon and Celestial dragons. Their release shattered the King Black Dragon's long standing record as being the strongest dragon in RuneScape.

HabitatEdit

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 initial repairs of ring B•J•Q 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 bones1Always2,066
Mithril barMithril bar3Always4,398

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
2%19–20%49–51%19–20%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 10,605 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Common24,322
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,372
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,464
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,918
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon3,050–8,235
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon392–882
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,208–6,342
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,366
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon11,561
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare [1]8,433,207

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Soul runeSoul rune10Uncommon2,470

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon253
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon822
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon39
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,203

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins600CommonNot sold
SharkShark1–6Uncommon [2]690–4,140
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)Uncommon7,330
Rune barRune bar1–2Rare14,317–28,634
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare [4]1,295,927
  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 sapphire1Common742
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,338
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,232
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,976
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,920–218,680
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,596
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,670
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,508
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,860–687,940
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,387
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,005
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,301,040–1,590,160
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,291
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare574,365–957,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,539
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,136
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,747–30,003
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,139,265–1,392,435
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,008
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon882
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon203
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare756,015–953,742
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare181,025–228,370
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare67,425–94,395
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,380–31,020
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon175,275–214,225
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon31,600–36,000
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon371,880–454,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,800–383,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,930–19,470
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon253,800–310,200
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,125
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare388,125–474,375
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare951,210–1,162,590
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,951
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,265–787,435
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon437,400–534,600
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon324,360–396,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon132,570–162,030
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon123,165–150,535
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,120–153,280
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon194,390–222,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon559,428
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,476,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,615–8,085
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon86,850–106,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,836–22,714
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare186,975–228,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,570–41,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare580,230–709,170
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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