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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 bones1Always1,629
Mithril barMithril bar3Always3,300

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 battleaxe1Common23,503
Rune dartRune dart14Common1,778
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,376
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,068
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon8,670–23,409
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon12,080–27,180
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,184–6,216
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,586
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon10,674
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare[1]5,501,098
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon425
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon954
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon180
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,463
Coins 250Coins600–868Common600–868
Rune barRune bar1–2Uncommon13,845–27,690
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon5,500
Ancient pageAncient page1UncommonNot sold
SharkShark[2]1Uncommon1,302
Chewed bonesChewed bones1RareNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SharkShark1–6Uncommon1,302–7,812
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
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[4]1,229,452
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/32,873 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  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. ^ 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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,038
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,069
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,506
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,508
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare202,860–247,940
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,324
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,012
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,299
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare553,455–676,445
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,664
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,008
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,231,200–1,504,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,631
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,465–940,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,578
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,705–1,284,195
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,259
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,763
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare373,685–471,418
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare124,605–157,194
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare34,200–47,880
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,575–23,925
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon311,625–380,875
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,792–34,740
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,220–358,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon30,600–168,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon211,860–258,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,688–43,072
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare363,420–444,180
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,004,400–1,227,600
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,535
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,025–761,475
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon386,460–472,340
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon331,920–405,680
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon304,605–372,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,850–271,150
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,736–17,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,428–17,632
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon445,636
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,879,840
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,185–16,115
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon405,450–495,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,670–50,930
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare615,870–752,730
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*235,588
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*56,764,489
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

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.

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