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Blue dragons are the second weakest of the chromatic dragons, but are still fairly powerful magic-class monsters. They primarily attack with magic, by shooting a Fire Bolt spell at the player, as well as both close-range and long-distance dragonbreath. Thus, an anti-dragon shield, a Dragonfire shield, an antifire, or Super antifire potion, or the Protect from Magic prayer are essential when fighting them, as they can hit well over 1000 with their breath otherwise (Resonance does work against their breath). They also use melee if the player is standing next to them. They are a very popular monster to kill because the blue dragonhide and dragon bones that they drop may be sold for a combined value of 4,632. Blue dragons do not drop the draconic visage.

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Strategy

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. Super antifire potions are unnecessary as the dragonfire damage is negligible with just an antifire potion. At higher levels the need for such items will become unnecessary due to the speed the player is able to kill each dragon.

Using ranged

Blue 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 royal dragonhide armour is incredibly effective against their magic, so this is highly recommended.

Using magic

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. At higher levels of Defence and Magic, the use of an Antifire potion or an Anti-dragon shield becomes unnecessary. This allows for use of the Polypore staff, Staff of light, etc. Take caution when doing this, as at close range the dragons may still use their dragonfire, and will hit at about an average of 1100.

Using melee

Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat without at least level 60 equipment. If melee is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers. No matter what an Antifire potion or shield will almost always be necessary. The abyssal whip and Korasi's sword are good choices against these creatures if not using super antifires. If you are an extremely high level in all melee stats including defence, another option is to use a godsword or high-level halberd against them.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones1Always2,136
Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide1Always2,496

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
48–49%11%27–28%11%2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 89,985 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel battleaxe.pngSteel battleaxe1Uncommon1,929
Mithril hatchet.pngMithril hatchet1Uncommon5,242
Mithril spear.pngMithril spear1Uncommon9,149
Adamant dagger.pngAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,686
Rune dagger.pngRune dagger1Rare4,141
Steel platelegs.pngSteel platelegs1Common1,692
Mithril kiteshield.pngMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Adamant full helm.pngAdamant full helm1Uncommon4,880
Water rune.pngWater rune75Common1,875
Nature rune.pngNature rune15Uncommon6,075
Fire rune.pngFire rune37Uncommon5,883
Law rune.pngLaw rune3Uncommon1,710
Death rune.pngDeath rune5Very rare1,160
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Common709
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common2,307
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common105
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Common741
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,476
Coins 250.pngCoins11; 44; 132; 200; 900Common11–900
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore1Uncommon227
Bass.pngBass1Uncommon[1]299
Swordfish.pngSwordfish1Uncommon157
Lobster.pngLobster1Uncommon[2]141
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold
Blue dragon egg (unchecked).pngBlue dragon egg (unchecked)1Very rare[3]385,127

Tertiary drops


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Perfect blue dragon scale.pngPerfect blue dragon scale1Common[4]Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone.pngBlue dragon tail-bone1Common[5]Not sold
Blue dragon egg.pngBlue dragon egg1Rare[6]Not sold
Ferocious ring (5).pngFerocious ring1Rare[7]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in members' worlds; is replaced by lobster in free worlds.
  2. ^ Only in free worlds; is replaced by bass in members' worlds.
  3. ^ Only after completing the Player Owned Farm tutorial
  4. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka
  5. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  6. ^ Must be 99 Summoning
  7. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon

Rare drop table drops

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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Trivia

  • Like red dragons, blue dragons were exclusively members' monsters. This was changed with the 9 October 2017 update.
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