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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 5,757 coins.

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

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. With a Dragonfire deflector and at least Royal dragonhide equipment, one can completely negate the need to bring food with moderate use of the Rejuvenate ability.

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
1,154,303.15

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 bones1Always1,821
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always3,936

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
18–20%17–19%42–43%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 7,789 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,291
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common3,480
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common1,234
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,513
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,738
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon2,620
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon2,696
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,916

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon836
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon860
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon918

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common104
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common133
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common91
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,752
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,728
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,092
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,357
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,547
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,957
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,913

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,506
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,552
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 sapphire1Common927
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,851
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,302
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,951
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare177,795–217,305
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,713
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,325
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,641
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare613,845–750,255
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,762
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,089
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,235,340–1,509,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare995
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,463
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,945–936,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,315
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,596
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,566–24,934
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,083,780–1,324,620
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare74,460
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare997
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare989
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare488,280–615,984
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare128,180–161,704
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,625–69,475
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,525–18,975
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon222,750–272,250
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon26,220–31,050
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare327,780–400,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon39,000–214,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,728–40,832
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare344,520–421,080
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,019,610–1,246,190
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,453
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,795–778,305
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon427,050–521,950
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon369,900–452,100
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon236,520–289,080
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,975–195,525
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,552–15,488
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,478–18,832
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon302,640
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,211,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,535–17,765
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon170,550–208,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,940–40,260
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare579,420–708,180
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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All Combat level84 +
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All Release date27 February 2002 +
Combat experience404 +
Combat level84 +
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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 date27 February 2002 +

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