|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Red dragon (Daemonheim).|
|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 120|
|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 8,216 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 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.
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|
|1,702,690.35||Elite Karamja Tasks recommended|
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 4,622 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 1,007 Mithril javelin 20 Common 1,920 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 75 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 808 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,467 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 641 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 600 Rune dart 8 Uncommon 720 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,420
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Law rune 4 Uncommon 1,168 Death rune 5 Uncommon 570 Blood rune 2 Uncommon 540
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 622 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 83 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 44 Grimy harralander 1 Common 190 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,772 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,461 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,460 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,379 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,993 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,397 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,847
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 30–690 Common Not sold Perfect red dragon scale 1 Common Not sold Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,104 Adamant bar 1 Uncommon 3,903 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 1,729 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,242 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,955 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,358 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,385 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,768 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,430 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,903 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,714 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,010 Rune javelin 5 Rare 895 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,020 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,345 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,186 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,862 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 835,700 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,300 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,641 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,502 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,858 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,264,800 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,559,200 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,018,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,439,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 145,761 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,282 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 35,150–49,210 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 69,600–97,440 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 195 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 385 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,660–26,640 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940 Law rune 45 Rare 13,140 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,700–13,794 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,500–396,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 449,250–898,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–278,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,350–1,417,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 441,600–2,355,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,046,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,903,000–27,321,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,146–1,971,900 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 94,479 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 101,400–1,014,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 112,860–451,440 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,280–532,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 117,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,821 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 86,212–4,310,600 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 190,878–1,336,146 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,198,020 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,952 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,282–597,742 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,416 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 28,250–11,300,000 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
- 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
Dragons and dragon-like races