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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 9,008 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

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
1,898,746.44

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 bones1Always3,160
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide1Always5,848

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
19–20%17–19%41–43%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 6,658 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common1,606
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common1,060
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common268
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon1,224
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon10,581
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon795
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon608
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon1,416
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,454

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon1,040
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon1,300
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon1,086

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common214
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common172
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common44
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common162
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,640
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,402
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,619
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,852
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,319
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,882
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon5,627

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,158
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon3,921
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,140
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,862
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare266,670–325,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,666
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common31,187
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,873
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare669,285–818,015
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,053
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,476
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,371,240–1,675,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,340
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,961
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,415–949,025
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,485
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,981
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,138,185–1,391,115
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare78,092
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,611
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare955
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare679,575–857,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare161,265–203,442
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare61,300–85,820
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,630–22,770
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,361–32,310
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare568,800–695,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon79,600–437,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,130–17,270
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon209,880–256,520
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common58,815
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare529,335–646,965
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare858,240–1,048,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,622
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,330–763,070
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon479,700–586,300
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon333,360–407,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon225,720–275,880
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon148,635–181,665
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon39,270–44,880
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon41,118–46,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon364,592
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,002,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,915–15,785
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon118,350–144,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,748–21,402
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,230–38,170
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare618,030–755,370
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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