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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Red dragon (Dungeoneering).
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Red dragons are the second strongest chromatic dragons. They primarily attack using a Fire Bolt spell, but as with all dragons, they can use a magic-based dragonfire attack. They also use melee if the player gets within melee range. The dragonbreath attack can hit from a distance as well as up close, so an anti-dragon shield, the Protect from Magic prayer, or an antifire potion are essential when fighting them as they can otherwise hit over 1500. Money can be made by selling their drops. Collecting the hides and bones makes each kill worth approximately 5,224 coins.

If assigned red dragons as a slayer task, baby red dragons may be killed as an alternative.

These dragons do not drop the draconic visage.

LocationsEdit

The Red Dragon Isle is recommended for players willing to risk death and the loss of all their items, because it provides a relatively unused area but unfortunately it is extremely dangerous as players in that area can be a target for player killers, it is very deep in the wilderness, and players can only keep one item on death (if using Protect Item).

The Brimhaven Dungeon location is a safer place to fight Red dragons. If you are fighting them here, you will need 875 coins for the entrance fee, or alternatively Karamja gloves 3 which also provide a teleport. You will also need 30 agility or Karamja gloves 4. It can be useful to bring Bones to Peaches tablets to turn bones from wild dogs in the area into food.

StrategyEdit

As with all dragons, protection from their dragonfire is required. An Anti-dragon shield or type of dragonfire shield can be combined with an antifire potion and a one-handed weapon to negate the deadly breath. With 85 herblore, super antifire potions allow the use of offhand or two-handed weapons.

Using RangedEdit

Red dragons are weak to bolts, although other ranged weapons will prove effective. Ranged armour will protect you from their magic attacks, and you can place yourself out the range of their melee attacks.

Using MagicEdit

If magic is your preference, you should use the highest levelled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield. Without a specific magical weakness, use the most damaging spell you can cast.

Using MeleeEdit

Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat. If melee is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.

Money makingEdit

Killing red dragons
ProfitSkill requirementsOther requirementsExperience
1,033,171.69

85 Herblore-icon recommended
80 Ranged-icon recommended
70 Defence-icon recommended
67 Summoning-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon
28+ Divination-icon

Elite Karamja Tasks recommended


DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,979
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always3,245

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
19–20%17–19%41–43%16–17%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 7,114 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,485
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common2,120
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common950
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,505
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,176
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon2,474
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon4,024
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,117

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon884
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon1,065
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon916

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common158
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common154
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common101
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,437
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,035
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,597
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,494
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,267
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,245
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,964

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,215
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,814
Black dragon tail-boneRed dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Red dragon eggRed dragon egg1Rare[3]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. ^ Requires 99 Summoning

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 sapphire1Common948
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,672
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,957
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,803
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,135–209,165
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,120
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,957
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,376
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare556,920–680,680
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,810
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,201
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,238,760–1,514,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,215
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,545
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,175–938,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,963
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,717
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,854–21,646
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,089,720–1,331,880
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare913
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare431,210–543,988
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,305–139,154
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,225–59,115
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon203,175–248,325
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,623–30,330
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare356,220–435,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon46,000–253,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon170,640–208,560
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,396–45,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare379,890–464,310
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare929,070–1,135,530
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,791
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare611,865–747,835
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon371,160–453,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon270,360–330,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,940–194,260
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,620–21,280
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon19,656–22,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon263,252
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare769,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,125–12,375
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,464–16,236
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare133,650–163,350
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,290–30,910
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare534,870–653,730
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

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