|Release||3 April 2017 (Update)|
|A dragon decorated in onyx gems.|
|Equipment XP (2H/MH & Armour/OH)|
|428 / 285 / 142|
|5 ticks (3.0s)|
Onyx dragons are high-level Slayer monsters, released on 3 April 2017. They are part of the gemstone dragon group, and are the second strongest dragon of this type. They require the player to have 98 Slayer in order to kill them.
A total of six onyx dragons are located in the gemstone cavern under the Shilo Village mining site. They require the completion of the Hard Karamja Tasks in order to access them in the gem rock cavern underneath. In order to pass the barrier to confront them, players are also required to sacrifice a number of uncut dragonstone, uncut onyx, or uncut hydrix gems - with each gem type allowing the player to kill a certain number of dragons within their respective chamber; up to a limit of storing 60,000 kills at a time.
If the player is on a Slayer task for onyx dragons, however, they may enter the onyx dragon area without the need for charges, and, if the player has already donated gems for charges, the charges will not be consumed while on-task.
|Uncut gem||Kills per gem||Cost per kill|
Onyx dragons attack primarily with magic, although they will use both magic and melee if within melee range in addition to the regular dragonfire attack.
Onyx dragons will periodically use their special attack which steals some of the player's life points. While healing the dragon for 5,000 life points. This can be avoided by moving away from the black spikes that come towards the player as a ripple effect, when they reach the player's location they will emerge as a 3 by 3 area of effect attack (AoE) and can be avoided completely by moving out of that area.
|Hardened dragon bones||1||Always||7,379|
|Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 228 kills.|
3 charms are dropped at a time.
Monster often drops two from this table.
|Ring of life||1||Uncommon||2,663|
|Gold ore||25–30 (noted)||Uncommon||4,525–5,430|
|Onyx bolt tips||1||Common||6,726|
|Ring of duelling (8)||2||Common||3,562|
|Ruby bolt tips||48–60||Common||2,256–2,820|
|Gemstone helm||1||Very rare||7,718,571|
|Gemstone greaves||1||Very rare||13,017,268|
|Clue scroll (hard)||1||Rare||Not sold|