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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.


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.



100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always2,795
Mithril barMithril bar3Always3,354


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 11,155 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Common24,098
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,372
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,448
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,934
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon1,690–4,563
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon624–1,404
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,208–6,342
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,231
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon11,274
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare[1]6,802,722


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon259
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon917
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon44
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,133


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins600Common600
Black dragon tail-boneMithril dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Rune barRune bar1–2Uncommon14,314–28,628
Mithril barMithril bar5 (noted)Uncommon5,590
Ancient page AAncient page1UncommonNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Chewed bonesChewed bones1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[4]1,243,194
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/32,873 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Dropped 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; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,841
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,845–211,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,689
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,654
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,030–656,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,720
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,980
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,700–949,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,145
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,835–660,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare131,105–165,394
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,775–58,485
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,950–28,050
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon503,100–614,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,400–453,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare910,170–1,112,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,430–497,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,860–357,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,085–226,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,925–157,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,564–53,216
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,406–72,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,429,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,760–7,040
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare554,580–677,820
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


  • 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.

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