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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Red dragon (Daemonheim).
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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 7,968 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 is extremely dangerous as players in that area can be a target for player killers, 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.

StrategyEdit

Dragon Plzzz
A simulated Red dragon, found at an exhibit in the Varrock Museum.

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 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.

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
Coins 10000 1,651,451.21

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

Elite Karamja Tasks recommended


DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 1 Always 4,286
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 1 Always 3,682

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

20–22%

17–19%

39–42%

16–17%

3–4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 4,772 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Armour/WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 2 Common 986
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 2 Common 1,720
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 2 Common 109
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 881
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,405
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 504
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 3 Uncommon 592
Rune dart Rune dart 8 3 Uncommon 616
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,401

Runes/TalismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Law rune Law rune 4 3 Uncommon 1,192
Death rune Death rune 5 3 Uncommon 575
Blood rune Blood rune 2 3 Uncommon 448

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 497
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 70
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 42
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 202
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,010
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,935
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,598
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,026
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,003
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,319
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,389

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 30–690 2 Common Not sold
Perfect red dragon scale Perfect red dragon scale 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 3 Uncommon 1,356
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1 3 Uncommon 3,470
Black dragon tail-bone Red dragon tail-bone 1 3 Uncommon [2] Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Red dragon egg Dragon egg 1 4 Rare [3] Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. ^ 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 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,421
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,161
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,358
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,875
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,170
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,612
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,536
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,148
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,595
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,309
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,482
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,141
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,689
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,192
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,015
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,604,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,072,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,225,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 139,818
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 419
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,860–27,440
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,410
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,750–13,915
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,875–319,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 404,000–808,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,303
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,840–628,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 101,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,922
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 71,783–3,589,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 160,443–1,123,101
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,493
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 15,974–495,194
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,874
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold


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