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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 5,436 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.

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
1,081,628.66

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 bones1Always1,731
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always3,705

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
18–20%17–19%41–43%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 7,389 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,219
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common3,180
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common1,035
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,589
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,105
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon2,658
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon604
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon2,872
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,993

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon800
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon860
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon844

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common110
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common152
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common87
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,782
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,354
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,702
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,207
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,857
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,285
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,639

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon981
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,431
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 sapphire1Common888
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,785
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,221
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,785
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare170,325–208,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,466
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,634
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,569
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare565,605–691,295
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,779
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,087
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,231,560–1,505,240
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,631
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,465–940,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,800
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,519
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,096,740–1,340,460
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare70,854
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare962
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,214
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare449,540–567,112
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,010–143,828
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare44,625–62,475
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,500–247,500
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,840–30,600
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,580–380,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon38,400–211,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon129,240–157,960
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common34,034–38,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare328,185–401,115
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare991,890–1,212,310
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,412
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,180–759,220
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon419,130–512,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,980–288,420
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,015–179,685
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon12,796–14,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,936–14,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon266,124
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,005,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,475–14,025
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon10,880–13,120
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare108,000–132,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,825–37,675
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare564,840–690,360
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
Facts about "Red dragon"RDF feed
All Combat experience404 +
All Combat level84 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date27 February 2002 +
Combat experience404 +
Combat level84 +
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Drops itemDragon bones +, Red dragonhide +, Mithril 2h sword +, Mithril javelin +, Mithril hatchet +, Mithril kiteshield +, Adamant platebody +, Mithril battleaxe +, Rune arrow +, Rune dart +, Rune longsword +, Law rune +, Death rune +, Blood rune +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Coins +, Perfect red dragon scale +, Chocolate cake +, Adamant bar +, Red dragon tail-bone +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Red dragon egg +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date27 February 2002 +

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