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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.

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 bones1Always2,817
Mithril barMithril bar3Always4,614

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 10,213 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 battleaxe1Common24,093
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,386
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,432
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,879
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon4,130–11,151
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon544–1,224
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,216–6,384
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,149
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon11,460
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare [1]7,882,908

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Soul runeSoul rune10Uncommon1,360

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon253
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon779
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon34
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,095

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins600CommonNot sold
SharkShark1–6Uncommon [2]1,115–6,690
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)Uncommon7,690
Rune barRune bar1–2Rare14,214–28,428
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare [4]1,311,420
  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 sapphire1Common894
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,850
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,623
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,046
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare182,070–222,530
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon19,369
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,377
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,070
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,150–663,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,038
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,728
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,284,300–1,569,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,070
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,050–951,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,429
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,103
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,001–24,249
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,134,000–1,386,000
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon56,857
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon636
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon222
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare705,965–890,602
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare169,325–213,610
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare64,725–90,615
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,835–36,465
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon279,450–341,550
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,320–36,360
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon507,060–619,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon65,000–357,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,010–20,790
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon224,100–273,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,755
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,795–481,305
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare977,220–1,194,380
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,642
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,630–781,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon486,000–594,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon384,300–469,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,310–237,490
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,375–169,125
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon236,880–270,720
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon293,972–335,968
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon688,184
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,679,170
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,000–22,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,620–12,980
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon106,650–130,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon20,332–24,518
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare201,825–246,675
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,595–43,505
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare541,890–662,310
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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