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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 4,825 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
934,288.81

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 bones1Always2,010
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always2,815

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
20–21%17–19%40–42%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 6,302 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 sword1Common980
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common1,600
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common125
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon816
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,250
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon626
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon792
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,330

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon956
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon1,700
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon1,000

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common337
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common168
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common80
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,359
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,994
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,975
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,630
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,492
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,111
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,525

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins30–690CommonNot sold
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common [1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,395
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,762
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 sapphire1Common761
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,367
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,257
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,988
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,460–219,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,966
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,244
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,735
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,075–700,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,340
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,205
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,420–1,588,180
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,166
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,490–954,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,438
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,021
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,155,060–1,411,740
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon854
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon207
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare761,800–961,040
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,140–242,392
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,400–99,960
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon187,200–228,800
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,560–36,630
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon361,800–442,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,600–382,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon240,660–294,140
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,430
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,870–455,730
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,020–1,163,580
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,534
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare638,010–779,790
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon445,230–544,170
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon319,050–389,950
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,865–175,835
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,925–146,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,876–154,144
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon185,164–211,616
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon583,284
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,467,560
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,390–7,810
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,650–119,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,496–22,304
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare183,600–224,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,075–40,425
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare593,460–725,340
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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