Wikia

RuneScape Wiki

Red dragon

35,488pages on
this wiki
Discuss15
Old School RuneScape icon
Classic Runestone
Coins 10000
This article has a money making guide here.
Please add tips to the subpage, rather than the article below.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Red dragon (Dungeoneering).
[FAQ] • [doc]
Red dragon face

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 4,727 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. With a Dragonfire deflector and at least Royal dragonhide armour, one can completely negate the need to bring food with moderate use of the Rejuvenate ability.

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
919,580.97

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 dragonhide1Always2,996

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
18–20%17–19%42–43%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 7,789 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log
(Requires JavaScript to be enabled)

Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,362
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common4,200
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common1,284
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,269
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,251
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon2,546
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow4Uncommon592
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon2,944
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,892

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon884
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon800
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon806

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common94
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common117
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common75
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,353
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,756
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,582
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,859
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,512
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,584
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,642

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins30–690Common30–690
Perfect red dragon scalePerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]Not sold
Chocolate cakeChocolate cake3Uncommon1,554
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon2,456
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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common875
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,764
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,144
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,205
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare189,225–231,275
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,111
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,357
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,625
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare568,125–694,375
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,097
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,158
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,232,460–1,506,340
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare965
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,216
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,240–930,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,834
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,532–22,468
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,102,680–1,347,720
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,619
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare968
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare903
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare409,890–517,092
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare116,220–146,616
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,950–60,130
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,555–15,345
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,580–380,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,000–181,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,320–203,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common34,384–39,296
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare331,560–405,240
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare993,870–1,214,730
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,163
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,445–754,655
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon497,970–608,630
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon400,590–489,610
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon269,370–329,230
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,330–180,070
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,986–15,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,636–15,584
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon398,900
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,118,600
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,060–14,740
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon142,650–174,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,308–14,842
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare122,175–149,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,465–37,235
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,480–667,920
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

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki