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Steel dragon POH

A Steel Dragon in a treasure room

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


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. 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.

Melee tacticsEdit

Steel dragons are no longer weak to stab, or any melee attacks, 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.


Steel dragons also have the ability to use their fire breath from a distance, an ability shared with other metal dragons, Elvarg during the Dragon Slayer quest, brutal green dragons, Celestial 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 easier 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.


Kuradal's DungeonEdit

One of the best locations to kill steel dragons (if assigned by Kuradal or Morvran) is in 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. 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.


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. It 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 northern and western 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 higher 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 dkq 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 dks 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), while 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 and most risky method 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 Dungeon, as this requires a Slayer task of Steel dragons from her, or Ghorrock, should they not have started the quest yet. The location has also been made easier to access with the addition of the Karamjan lodestone to the southeast.

Brimhaven Resource DungeonEdit

Located within Brimhaven Dungeon, this is a 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 so than the ones in Kuradal's Dungeon, but less so than the others found 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 more effective than the regular dungeon and should be used if the player can reach this area but cannot reach or does not wish to go to the other two areas.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,885
Steel barSteel bar5Always3,500


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 38,952 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common6,241
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,248
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Uncommon8,248
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Rare7,327
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon7,175
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,762
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Rare[1]157,281
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Rare[2]159,690
Rune javelinRune javelin7Common1,204
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon2,355
Rune dartRune dart9–12Uncommon1,125–1,500
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts2–14Uncommon1,960–13,720
Rune knifeRune knife7Uncommon9,051
Coins 250Coins470; 650Common470–650
Runite limbsRunite limbs1Common8,814
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common3,514
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon2,929
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Uncommon1,992
Rune barRune bar1–3Uncommon13,901–41,703

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Black dragon tail-boneSteel dragon tail-bone1Common[3]Not sold
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring1Uncommon[4]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1UncommonNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[5]Not sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[6]1,270,686
  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. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  6. ^ (1/10000),75,52,65949497,goto,21#205

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,032
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,858
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,557
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare160,065–195,635
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,240
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,675
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,606
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare522,270–638,330
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,797
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,606
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,079,280–1,319,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,687
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,305–942,175
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,551
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,442–32,058
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,355–1,282,545
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare401,765–506,842
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,310–145,468
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,275–53,585
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,645–37,455
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon248,175–303,325
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,616–18,270
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare339,300–414,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,522–45,168
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare381,105–465,795
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,064,610–1,301,190
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,703
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,545–764,555
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon339,390–414,810
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon187,740–229,460
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon195,840–239,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,340–200,860
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,044–10,336
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,702–11,088
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon432,516
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,154,680
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,355–17,545
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,800–266,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,525–40,975
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare392,580–479,820
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare47,559


  • 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 one, it makes a smaller, softer noise.