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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 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.

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. It is also very far from a bank. 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 bones Dragon bones 1 1 Always 3,753
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 1 Always 5,532

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

8%

19–20%

49–51%

18–20%

3–4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 8,947 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons and ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 2 Common 24,136
Rune dart Rune dart 14 2 Common 1,204
Rune javelin Rune javelin 8 2 Common 1,440
Rune mace Rune mace 1 3 Uncommon 7,721
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 10–27 3 Uncommon 4,860–13,122
Rune knife Rune knife 8–18 3 Uncommon 624–1,404
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 8–42 3 Uncommon 1,152–6,048
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,143
Rune spear Rune spear 1 3 Uncommon 11,433
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm 1 5 Very rare [1] 6,508,228

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune 27 2 Common 6,750
Soul rune Soul rune 10 3 Uncommon 1,510
Law rune Law rune 4 4 Rare 1,056

PotionsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Super attack mix (2) Super attack mix (2) 1 3 Uncommon 215
Super strength mix (2) Super strength mix (2) 1 3 Uncommon 627
Super defence mix (2) Super defence mix (2) 1 3 Uncommon 30
Prayer mix (2) Prayer mix (2) 1 3 Uncommon 1,032

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 283–8,441 2 Common Not sold
Shark Shark 1–6 3 Uncommon [2] 1,730–10,380
Ancient page A Ancient page 1 4 Rare Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Mithril dragon tail-bone 1 3 Uncommon [3] Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Chewed bones Chewed bones 1 4 Rare Not sold
Rune bar Rune bar 1–2 4 Rare 14,190–28,380
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [4] 1,278,883
  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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,434
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,772
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,643
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,590
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,005
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,326
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,867
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,237
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,300
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,136
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,522
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,433
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,336
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 815,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,348
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,840
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,812
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,386
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 20,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,600–72,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,635,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 90,593
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,984
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,225–122,115
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,875–131,425
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 303
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,640–22,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,880
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 6,950–16,819
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,750–422,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 441,000–882,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 98,550–328,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,600
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,130,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,190–709,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,020–508,080
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 73,460–734,600
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,624
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 66,914–3,345,700
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 133,460–934,220
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,045,090
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,045
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,000–8,000,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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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