|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||566.4 (and 186.9 experience)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, Red dragonhide|
|Examine text||A big powerful dragon.|
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 7,994 coins.
These dragons do not drop the draconic visage.
- Red Dragon Isle in level 51 to 57 Wilderness (4 spawns)
- Brimhaven Dungeon (6 spawns)
- Daemonheim - Occult floors.
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). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Profit||Skill requirements||Other requirements||Experience|
|1,654,071.24||Elite Karamja Tasks recommended|
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 5,451 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,035 Mithril javelin 20 Common 1,580 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 116 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 823 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,508 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 571 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 604 Rune dart 8 Uncommon 720 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,418
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Law rune 4 Uncommon 1,148 Death rune 5 Uncommon 915 Blood rune 2 Uncommon 682
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 910 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 84 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 33 Grimy harralander 1 Common 179 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,662 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,811 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,876 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,936 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,849 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 10,772 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 12,613
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 30–690 Common Not sold Perfect red dragon scale 1 Common Not sold Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,788 Adamant bar 1 Uncommon 3,306 Red dragon tail-bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Dragon egg 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
- ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
- ^ 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 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,413 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,930 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,807 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,769 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,060 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,631 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,111 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,763 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,398 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,012 Rune javelin 5 Rare 875 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,080 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,122 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,462 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,381 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 819,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,464 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,042 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,578 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,197 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 22,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,750 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,632,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,618,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,991,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,335 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,701 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,075–114,905 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,775–115,885 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 965 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 314 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,000–270,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,100–24,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,240 Law rune 45 Rare 12,915 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,150–22,143 Blood rune 50 Rare 17,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 47,750–382,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 398,250–796,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 88,950–296,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 33,750–1,687,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 346,650–1,848,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,153,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,306,000–23,142,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,548–2,182,200 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 123,618 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 122,000–1,220,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 154,260–617,040 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 78,430–784,300 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 175,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,042 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 65,359–3,267,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 161,950–1,133,650 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,034,390 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,463 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 24,485–759,035 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,234 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 24,800–9,920,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 1 Rare Not sold
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|Chromatic dragons||Green dragon (brutal) (Daemonheim) (baby) • Blue dragon (baby) • Red dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • Black dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • White dragon ( Celestial dragon)|
|Metal dragons||Bronze dragon • Iron dragon (Daemonheim) • Steel dragon • Mithril dragon|
|Other||Frost dragon (Daemonheim) • Skeletal Wyvern • Revenant dragon • Fairy Dragon|
|Notable dragons||King Black Dragon•Queen Black Dragon • Elvarg • Mr. Mordaut• Therragorn • K'klik • Tutorial dragon • Three-headed dragon|
|Dragonkin||Dragonkin (NPC) • Sakirth • Sithaph • Strisath • Kerapac • Taraket|