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Steel dragon POH

A Steel Dragon in a treasure room.

Steel dragons are powerful dragons composed of metal and can be found in the Brimhaven Dungeon, Kuradal's Dungeon and the Fortress of Ghorrock. They can also be bought as a guard for player-owned dungeons (only for the treasure room) for 10 million coins if the player's Construction level is 95 (see Steel dragon (POH)).

Please note that as with all player-owned dungeon monsters, the monsters in the dungeon will not drop any items and will not give any experience in combat.

Steel dragons DO drop the famous draconic visage. They also drop rune items, and drop the dragon platelegs/plateskirt more often than their iron and bronze counterparts. These beasts also drop a variety of metal items (including rune hatchets, maces, and limbs), which can be alched for a decent profit.

WeaknessesEdit

Like most metal dragons, steel dragons have a high defence. Since they are made out of metal, they are fairly weak to magic. Their main weakness is water spells, so spells like Ice Barrage or Water Surge are useful against them. With staves now being 2-handed, the use of a wand is recommended if the player does not have access to super antifires.  Anti-fire potions and an anti-fire shield or a dragonfire shield are a must. The spell of a polypore staff is also very effective when used in conjunction with Mystic Might (or if possible Augury and at best, Torment if a player is on the curses prayerbook) and/or a magic potion, but at the cost of accuracy due to being an air spell rather than a water spell. If using none of these then a high Magic level of at least 85 is suggested. An anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield will reduce most damage from dragonfire, an antifire potion or antifire mix reduces some dragonfire damage, and an appropriate shield and potion/mix used together negate all damage from dragonfire. Dragonfire damage can also be negated with the use of protection from magic prayers after the Evolution of Combat updates. 

Melee tacticsEdit

Steel dragons are no longer weak to stab (or any melee for that matter). Despite this, melee can be almost as effective as magic at higher levels, if chaotic or drygore weapons are used. Nevertheless, it is generally slightly less effective than using water spells, particularly with higher-levelled magic weapons.

CautionsEdit

Steel dragons also have the ability to use their fire breath from a distance, an ability shared with the other metal dragons, Elvarg during the Dragon Slayer quest, brutal green dragons, the King Black Dragon, the Queen Black Dragon, and frost dragons. This is their only danger; however, super antifires can negate their effect and make them easy to kill.

It is recommended to put the game setting (under the chat box) on "filter". Otherwise, the message stating that the player's dragonfire resistance is running out may get lost.

LocationsEdit

Kuradal's DungeonEdit

One of the best locations to kill steel dragons (if assigned by Kuradal or Morvran) is Kuradal's Dungeon, due to its close proximity to a fairy ring and the ferocious ring's bonus in the dungeon. However, cannons cannot be used in Kuradal's Dungeon. Players with at least level 86 or 90 Agility will find shortcuts in the dungeon, reducing the time required to reach the dragons. This location is fairly popular and can become crowded with more slayers than there are spawns. There are four steel dragons in this location; the dragons are tightly grouped together, and the area in which they are located is rather small.

GhorrockEdit

The fortress of Ghorrock, at the far north-west corner of the Wilderness is accessible once a certain point has been reached in the Temple at Senntisten, contains several spawns of both iron and steel dragons. Like in Kuradal's Dungeon the two species occupy the same space without mingling, allowing players to kill one type with minimum interference from the other. Steel dragons occupy the north and west sides of the outer courtyard of the fortress. It is within the area where the Stone of Jas' residual effects will boost damage, making it an appealing option.

The dragons in this area however, are quite spread out despite the large numbers and few players. The best area to kill these dragons is the northern area, as there are no iron dragons and the steel dragons here are quite close allowing for easier kill rates.

The fortress can be reached in several ways. The quickest safe way requires completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat; by using the fairy ring code d•k•q to the Glacor Cave (gaining the damage-boosting effect of the Stone of Jas energy as well), exiting the cave and running directly north over the Ritual Plateau players can enter the fortress among the iron dragons and run west to the steel dragons. A slower safe option is to go to the d•k•s fairy ring, run north to the canoe at the west edge of the snowy hunter area and then run east from the landing point to enter the fortress from the west.

The other ways to access Ghorrock are from the east side, through the Wilderness. Players with 89 Magic can use Ice Plateau Teleport (Lunar Spellbook) or players with 96 Magic can use Ghorrock Teleport (Ancient Spellbook) to teleport slightly south of the entrance. Those without access to these spells can use the Wilderness obelisks to try and reach the level 44 obelisk and run north-west, although this method is subject to random chance. The final method, and most risky, is to use the Ardougne or Edgeville teleport lever to reach the Deserted Keep and run west past the Mage Arena and Wilderness Agility Course.

Brimhaven DungeonEdit

See Brimhaven Dungeon for how to get there efficiently.

Players who haven't earned Karamja gloves 3 (which do not need to be worn to enter the dungeon) must pay Saniboch 875 coins to enter Brimhaven Dungeon. This location is not recommended for players that have access to any of the other options, due to the low number of steel dragons available and how spread out they are from each other. However, this location may be safer/easier to reach if the player is unable to access Kuradal's (this requires a Slayer task of Steel dragons from her) or Ghorrock (if they haven't started the quest yet). The location has also been made easier to access with the addition of a Karamjan Lodestone to the southeast.

Brimhaven Resource DungeonEdit

Located within Brimhaven Dungeon, this is a much less crowded location available to players with level 80 Dungeoneering. The Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon houses about five steel dragons south of the entrance and about seven iron dragons to the northeast. The dragons here are somewhat spread out, more spread then the ones in Kuradal but less than the others found in other places. The lack of players in this location (since you do have to pay the fee if you don't have the gloves), and the requirement of 80 Dungeoneering usually results in less players coming in than in other places. There are also several anvils throughout the area, allowing players to smith their 100% drops of Steel bars into alchable items or stackable items to improve the profit generated per trip. The resource dungeon is much better than the regular dungeon, and should be used if the player can reach this area but not reach the other two areas.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 1 Always 3,138
Steel bar Steel bar 5 1 Always 4,880

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

33–34%

14%

35%

14–15%

3%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 33,134 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 2 Common 1,945
Rune mace Rune mace 1 2 Common 7,832
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 7,173
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,384

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 2,592
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,232
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 4 Rare [1] 161,184
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 4 Rare [2] 160,474

Ammunition and runesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 7 2 Common 1,246
Soul rune Soul rune 3–5 3 Uncommon 597–995
Rune dart Rune dart 9–12 3 Uncommon 900–1,200
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2–14 3 Uncommon 958–6,706
Rune knife Rune knife 7 3 Uncommon 427

Other itemsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 470, 650 2 Common Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Steel dragon tail-bone 1 2 Common [3] Not sold
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 2 Common 9,142
Super attack (3) Super attack (3) 1 2 Common 1,125
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20, 40 3 Uncommon Not sold
Super defence (2) Super defence (2) 1 3 Uncommon 326
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 3 Uncommon 1,058
Rune bar Rune bar 1 3 Uncommon 14,228
Curry Curry 1–2 3 Uncommon 648–1,296
Ferocious ring Ferocious ring 1 3 Uncommon [4] Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [5] 1,379,675
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/543 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/531 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  4. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/10,505 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,129
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,080
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,015
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 4,992
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,582
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,725
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 13,166
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,687
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,666
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,260
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,048
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,487
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 37,213
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,574,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,169
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,952
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,953
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,255
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 94,419
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,892
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,550–93,170
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 64,825–90,755
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 546
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 372
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,360–28,480
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,980
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,125
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,700
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,600
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 54,750–109,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 288,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 76,800–92,160
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,850–186,900
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 197,700–329,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,075,400
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,228
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,400
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 118,195–151,965
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,980–131,810
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 91,520–194,480
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,349
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 16,965
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,323
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 495,387–1,155,903
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,595,420
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 162,450–198,550
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • As with all POH dungeon monsters, Steel dragons that are purchased and placed in dungeons do not drop items when they die. However, the dragon's dragonfire can still be used to charge the dragonfire shield, making the dragon a highly desired guardian.
  • As with most dragons, Steel dragons have a graphical glitch where if they use their dragonfire two times in a row in melee range, the second dragonfire will not be seen.
  • Steel dragons, like all other metallic dragons, received a voice update. Instead of hearing large noise when you hit it, it makes a smaller, softer noise.

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