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|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||566.4 (and 186.9 experience)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, Red dragonhide|
|Examine text||A big powerful dragon.|
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 6,859 coins.
These dragons do not drop the draconic visage.
- Red Dragon Isle in level 51 to 57 Wilderness (4 spawns)
- Brimhaven Dungeon (6 spawns)
- Daemonheim - Occult floors.
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). Note: "Upon dying in the Wilderness, be it to player or monster, all items are dropped (unless the Protect Item prayer is active, in which case one item is kept)."
The Brimhaven Dungeon location is a safer place to combat 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.The biggest issue for players less than level 101 combat is the interference from the nearby level 50 Wild dogs. It can be useful to bring Bones to Peaches tablets to turn bones from a few dogs into food. After some time the dogs stop being aggressive, so longer sessions at the dragons have fewer such interruptions and make it a lot safer to collect the drops as long as a player stays within a fairly limited area.
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.
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.
If magic is your preference, you should use the highest leveled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield. Without a specific magical weakness, use the most damaging spell you can cast.
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.
|Profit||Skill requirements||Other requirements||Experience|
|1,396,620.97||Elite Karamja Tasks recommended|
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 5,634 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,046 Mithril javelin 20 Common 1,860 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 104 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 786 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,590 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 535 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 604 Rune dart 8 Uncommon 728 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,366
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Law rune 4 Uncommon 1,356 Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,030 Blood rune 2 Uncommon 648
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 732 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 116 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 40 Grimy harralander 1 Common 155 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,982 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,732 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,726 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,337 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,090 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,390 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 9,693
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 30–690 Common Not sold Perfect red dragon scale 1 Common Not sold Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,614 Adamant bar 1 Uncommon 3,636 Red dragon tail-bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Dragon egg 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
- ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
- ^ Must be 99 Summoning.
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,609 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,808 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,126 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,313 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,750 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,006 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,284 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,562 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,624 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,208 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,453 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,470 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,913 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 831,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,198 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,320 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,131 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,601,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 104,649 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,247 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,750–101,850 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,925–102,095 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 990 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 363 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,000–300,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,760–23,040 Soul rune 20 Rare 5,060 Law rune 45 Rare 15,255 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,300–24,926 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,625–413,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 466,250–932,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 107,700–359,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 40,500–2,025,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 335,400–1,788,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,126,900 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,636,000–25,452,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,392–719,600 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 132,650–1,326,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 143,820–575,280 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 97,900–979,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,959 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 69,971–3,498,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 139,865–979,055 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,339,420 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,549 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 21,000–8,400,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 Rare Not sold