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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 5,824 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

Red dragon display

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 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
1,163,189.68

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 market price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always2,712
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always3,112

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
19–21%17–19%41–43%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 6,186 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common925
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common1,540
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common108
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon726
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,246
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon559
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon784
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,225

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon1,176
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon1,575
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon1,014

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common440
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common200
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common99
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,051
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,941
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,029
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,847
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,567
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,178
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon7,292

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins30–690CommonNot sold
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common [1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,266
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon3,063
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 eggDragon 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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common984
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,865
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,388
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,987
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,415–219,285
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,799
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,107
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,251
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare551,295–673,805
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,562
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,325
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,281,420–1,566,180
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,012
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,180–950,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,210
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,020
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,129,815–1,380,885
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon62,390
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon622
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon254
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare845,975–1,067,230
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare210,600–265,680
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare87,350–122,290
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,510–37,290
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon288,000–352,000
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,280–37,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon488,160–596,640
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,600–338,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,190–21,010
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,600–268,400
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,945
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare413,505–505,395
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare963,810–1,177,990
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,834
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,510–785,290
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon514,440–628,760
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon461,700–564,300
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon203,434–232,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon290,766–332,304
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon700,704
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,863,600
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon99,000–121,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,788–23,862
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare196,425–240,075
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,795–41,305
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,210–667,590
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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