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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 7,311 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.


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.


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

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


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always2,787
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always4,524


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 6,452 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common995
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common960
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common123
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon751
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,325
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon545
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon792
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,337


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon904
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon1,235
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon726


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common244
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common216
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common150
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,114
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,659
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,594
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,053
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,962
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,801
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon4,789


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,218
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,673
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common829
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,355
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,746
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare168,570–206,030
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,627
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,079
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,849
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,205–651,695
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,663
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,360–1,606,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,924
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,860–948,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,291
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon757
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,900–660,920
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare129,545–163,426
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,325–57,855
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,680–27,720
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon223,200–272,800
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,151–33,210
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon501,660–613,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon85,000–467,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,095
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare360,855–441,045
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare905,850–1,107,150
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,843
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,645–785,455
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon398,160–486,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon294,300–359,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,315–220,385
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,100–152,900
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon45,766–52,304
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,154–72,176
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon401,564
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,500,700
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,625–6,875
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon147,150–179,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,076–16,974
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare139,725–170,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,170–34,430
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,740–680,460
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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