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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.

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 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.

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 price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,685
Mithril barMithril bar3Always3,951

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 battleaxe1Common23,406
Rune dartRune dart14Common5,180
Rune javelinRune javelin8Common1,528
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,404
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts10–27Uncommon6,650–17,955
Rune knifeRune knife8–18Uncommon18,160–40,860
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow8–42Uncommon1,128–5,922
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,106
Rune spearRune spear1Uncommon10,065
Dragon full helmDragon full helm1Very rare[1]5,954,468
Super attack mix (2)Super attack mix (2)1Uncommon349
Super strength mix (2)Super strength mix (2)1Uncommon979
Super defence mix (2)Super defence mix (2)1Uncommon87
Prayer mix (2)Prayer mix (2)1Uncommon1,066
Coins 250Coins600Common600
Rune barRune bar1–2Uncommon13,850–27,700
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon6,585
Ancient pageAncient page1UncommonNot sold
SharkShark[2]1Uncommon916
Chewed bonesChewed bones1RareNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SharkShark1–6Uncommon916–5,496
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]1,208,885
  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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common922
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,856
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,310
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,427
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,215–243,485
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,505
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,565
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,041
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare586,845–717,255
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,749
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,570
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,226,880–1,499,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,179
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,685–929,475
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,400
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,102,680–1,347,720
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare73,982
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare968
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare907
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare431,470–544,316
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare122,395–154,406
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,225–63,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,285–15,015
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon224,100–273,900
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,784–33,480
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare303,300–370,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon32,000–176,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,340–13,860
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,680–203,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,826–40,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare345,465–422,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare970,290–1,185,910
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,550
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,250–761,750
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon504,000–616,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon399,960–488,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon260,325–318,175
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,065–173,635
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,314–15,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,118–14,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon380,480
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,089,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,060–14,740
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon137,700–168,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,085–39,215
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,860–698,940
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.
Facts about "Mithril dragon"RDF feed
All Combat experience1,809 +
All Combat level112 +
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All Release date3 July 2007 +
Combat experience1,809 +
Combat level112 +
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Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date3 July 2007 +

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