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This article is about the normal rune dragon. For the elite version, see Elite rune dragon.
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Rune dragons are metal dragons that can be found on Mount Firewake, in Kethsi. Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Fate of the Gods are required to access the dragons, and they are accessible through the World Gate. They won the first RuneLabs poll, alongside adamant dragons, and were first announced in the June 2015 Behind the Scenes.[1]

Rune dragons are found in the remains of Mount Firewake, where the Kethsians kept the Stone of Jas, until it was overused and awakened the Dragonkin. Also located in this area is the laboratory of the Dactyl Forcae, a disciple of Kerapac that created the adamant and rune dragons.

Upon death, players' gravestones spawn near the World Gate.

StrategyEdit

Rune dragons have a total of three phases that must be completed with each kill, with the first phase requiring the use of dragonbane bolts or arrows in order to break through their metallic armour and with the second being unreachable with melee weapons.

In addition to magic and melee attacks, rune dragons use a very powerful dragonfire attack during their second phase that cannot be completely blocked even by a Dragonfire shield or Super antifire potions; however, full protection reduces the damage to around 450. Their ranged attack freezes the player for one second.

During each phase, be careful of dealing too much damage past each threshold. If you deal damage that goes past the threshold, the rune dragon will automatically start the next phase, but will not lose any life points from your attack(s).

Armoured phaseEdit

  • Starts with 68,250 life points
  • Dragonbane ammunition is essential on this phase, as all other attacks, including those of familiars, deal dramatically reduced damage.

Flying phaseEdit

  • Starts with 45,045 life points. Any attacks during the transition will be reduced to 10% damage. [2]
  • The dragon begins flying, during which time it is immune to melee attacks. Dragonbane is no longer required to deal full damage. In addition, it stops using melee attacks and replaces its standard dragonfire attack with the enhanced version.
  • Throughout this phase, the rune dragon may breathe a bright blue plume of enhanced dragonfire onto your character, dealing magic damage. This attack still deals a portion of its full damage even if the player is protected by a super anti-fire or wyrmfire potion (a minimum of 425 magic damage). However, if the player is far enough from the dragon, a small cloud appears under the player indicating the enhanced dragonfire is being used and can be avoided by moving away from it.

Enrage phaseEdit

  • Starts with 22,522 life points. Any attacks during the transition will be reduced to 10% damage. [2]
  • The rune dragon gains a blue aura about its head crest after landing, indicative of this phase beginning.
  • The dragon lands, making melee possible again. It gets stronger with every attack, so killing it quickly is important.
  • The dragon stops using enhanced dragonfire and instead use standard dragonfire. It also starts using its melee attacks again.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune dragon bonesRune dragon bones1Always13,303
Rune barRune bar1Always13,867

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
31–35%11–14%19–23%26–30%4–6%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,190 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Common36,383
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Common28,069
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Common30,148
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon55,459
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Rare160,570
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Rare159,971
Runite oreRunite ore(noted)Common42,912
Runite bolts (unf) 5Runite bolts (unf)40Common31,480
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,601
Magic logsMagic logs30 (noted)Uncommon20,250
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone(noted)Uncommon23,392
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide(noted)Uncommon37,521
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon54,656
Coins 10000Coins14,000Uncommon14,000
Prayer potion (3)Prayer potion (3)3Uncommon9,585
RocktailRocktail2Uncommon5,768
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Steadfast scaleSteadfast scale1Rare[d 1]23,984,883
Glaiven wing-tipGlaiven wing-tip1Rare[d 1]20,621,394
Ragefire glandRagefire gland1Rare[d 1]21,651,544
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Rare1,212,484

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Forcae's journal pageForcae's journal page1Uncommon[d 2]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Kethsi ring (5)Kethsi ring1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b c 1/512 drop chance, while on Slayer task only[3]
  2. ^ 1/20 drop chance. Continues to be dropped until all 10 pages are obtained.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common951
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,237
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,869
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,332
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,940–238,260
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,265
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,278
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,320–643,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,459
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,640
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,880–1,477,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare945
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,060–930,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,827
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,985–1,272,315
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,695
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,098
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare395,980–499,544
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,195–164,246
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,575–56,805
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,056–31,320
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare300,960–367,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon186,660–228,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,264–46,016
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare388,260–474,540
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,520–1,180,080
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,601
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,015–762,685
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,150–509,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,790–421,410
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon262,755–321,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon206,730–252,670
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,982–19,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon459,888
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,983,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,300–172,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
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

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Upon release, there was a bug that caused Rune Dragons to build up their rage outside of combat, due to players leaving combat during the 3rd phase. This caused them to easily kill players in a single hit. This bug was patched the following day.
  • There is currently a glitch where damage from a dwarf multicannon deals full damage for phase one of the fight, even though dragonbane ammo is required in order to harm them. 
  • On release, rune dragons were aggressive and had less spawns. With the Patch Notes update on 22 June 2015, several changes were implemented, such as increased experience, tolerance towards players, more spawns and reduced damage from their enhanced dragonfire.
  • For a while, rune dragons' phase transition was bugged. As the dragon had to reach a specific "set" of life points to move to the next phase, overhitting the mark would result in the rune dragon healing all lost health to the specific health mark (e.g if the rune dragon had 46,000 life points and was hit by a Tuska's Wrath on task, it would have 34,000 hipoints; the next hit would result in its health returning to 45,050 life points). In addition, the rune dragon could not be attacked during phase transition. This was changed on 22 August 2016 due to player complaints as other monsters that had a similar mechanic did not have this problem.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Osborne. RuneScape's RuneLabs #2 (video). YouTube. 13 March 2015.*
  2. ^ a b Jagex. Patch Notes | 22/08. RuneScape Official Forums. 22 August 2016. "Made changes to rune dragons' phase transitions to allow players to continue attacking throughout. Damage that overshoots the lifepoint thresholds will no longer be healed back, but that hit, and hits during transition, are reduced to 10% power."*
  3. ^ Mod Stu. Isn't this outfit a little *too* rare?. RuneScape subreddit. 7 December 2015. "... level 90 boot upgrades are 1 in 512 from rune dragons (always on elite, task-only on regular)."*

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