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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Red dragon (Dungeoneering).
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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 5,838 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 armour, 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
1,171,747.67

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 bones1Always1,910
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always3,928

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 sword1Common2,521
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common3,800
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common1,186
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,593
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,946
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon2,482
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon2,632
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,032

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon932
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon855
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon834

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common101
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common117
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common74
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,718
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,255
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,797
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,910
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,094
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,613
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon4,351

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 bar1Uncommon2,800
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 sapphire1Common1,064
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,058
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,652
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,485
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare201,825–246,675
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,178
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,471
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,937
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare627,165–766,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,650
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,894
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,271,340–1,553,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare960
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,793
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare551,895–919,825
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,470
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,109
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,064,070–1,300,530
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,377
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare875
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare512,720–646,816
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare157,365–198,522
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare58,175–81,445
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,500–302,500
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,460–30,150
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare343,800–420,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,000–198,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon188,460–230,340
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,200–44,800
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,000–462,000
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare994,590–1,215,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,534
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare638,010–779,790
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon490,050–598,950
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon358,290–437,910
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon270,180–330,220
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,755–189,145
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,384–15,296
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,266–16,304
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon316,500
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,362,960
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,140–16,060
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,900–265,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,770–49,830
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare655,560–801,240
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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