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Bronze dragons are metal dragons found in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Chaos Tunnels. While they are the weakest of the metallic dragons, they are still powerful monsters. An anti-dragon/dragonfire shield and/or an antifire potion are essential when fighting them as they can reduce the maximum hit of their dragonfire to below 100 and 1000 respectively, and when used simultaneously block dragonfire damage altogether; super antifire also completely blocks dragonfire. Their appearance has been updated on many occasions.

Locations

Bronze dragon and fire elementals

A bronze dragon

Chaos Tunnels

In the Chaos tunnels, the earth warriors are aggressive to players of all levels, and if the player has auto-retaliate on, they may cause the waste of a few runes when the player attacks them. Players should note that the earth warriors will not pass through the dragons, and therefore can be escaped by hiding behind your initial quarry.

Visitors to the Chaos Tunnels should also be aware of misfiring portals, which can be both a hindrance and a blessing. They may teleport the player to dangerous areas housed with aggressive monsters, and generally make the trip longer. They may also force a player to teleport out, should the trip trap them behind rooms of monsters the player is not prepared to deal with. This may also at the same time bring the player closer to their goal.

Brimhaven Dungeon

The Brimhaven Dungeon is potentially a safer place to fight bronze dragons. If you are fighting them here, you will need 875 coins for the entrance fee, unless you have Karamja gloves 3 or the dungeoneering skillcape, which also provide a teleport. This is now a much better place to hunt these dragons due to the fact that the wild dogs are now only level 35, and they are no longer aggressive. However, there is a lone aggressive Black demon in the area that can be quite dangerous if you are not prepared. Access the dungeon from the Karamja Lodestone. Run Northwest.

Brimhaven Dungeon map

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. With 85 herblore, super antifire potions allow the use of off-hand or two-handed weapons. Super antifires are a preferred option due to its high level of dragonfire resistance; no dragonfire resisting shield is needed, allowing two-handed weapons to be used effectively.

Using Magic

Bronze dragons are weak to water spells, although any magic attack will prove effective.

Using Melee

If melee is preferred, you should use your highest level one-handed weapon(s), in tandem with an anti-dragon shield/dragonfire shield. Without a specific melee style weakness, use the strongest weapon available to you.

Using Ranged

Due to their classification as melee combatants, it is not recommended to use ranged to take down these dragons. If ranged is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.

Drops

Bronze dragons have drops similar to those of black dragons, although they do NOT drop the draconic visage.

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,958
Bronze barBronze bar5Always2,655

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
39–41%13–14%30–32%12–13%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 5,226 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin30; 60Common1,920–3,840
Adamant dartAdamant dart16Uncommon944
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon5,633
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Uncommon3,569
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon3,550
Mithril bolts 5Mithril bolts2–8; 10; 11; 13; 16Uncommon170–1,360
Rune knifeRune knife2; 5Uncommon832–2,080
Rune javelinRune javelin1Rare178
Rune longswordRune longsword1Rare17,883
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare24,988
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Rare7,314
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Rare8,975
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Rare22,047
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Very rare[1]164,057
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Very rare[2]161,549
Law runeLaw rune10; 45Common4,200–18,900
Fire runeFire rune50–150Uncommon4,950–14,850
Blood runeBlood rune15; 30Uncommon10,725–21,450
Nature runeNature rune67Uncommon28,475
Death runeDeath rune25; 45Uncommon3,375–6,075
Adamant barAdamant bar1Rare1,759
Rune barRune bar1Rare2,532
Coins 1000Coins168–3,000Common168–3,000
SwordfishSwordfish1–2Uncommon134–268
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Black dragon tail-boneBronze dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[4]Not sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/2,011 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/2,112 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  4. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

Rare drop table

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common346
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common771
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,041
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare101,610–124,190
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,452
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,268
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,436
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,620–628,980
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,348
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,940
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare876,060–1,070,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,935
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,048
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,707–19,043
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,086,480–1,327,920
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,049
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,010–439,028
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare41,600–52,480
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,865–32,835
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon193,950–237,050
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare352,440–430,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,800–141,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,770–27,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,626–28,144
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,465–290,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare107,190–131,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,596
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,940–139,260
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon348,840–426,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon127,890–156,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,605–196,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,870–136,730
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,522–5,168
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,382–5,008
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,404
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare286,780
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,400–39,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon313,650–383,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,135–22,165
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare231,390–282,810
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*211,111
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,020

Trivia

  • Currently, the bronze dragon holds the record of being the lowest-levelled monster to drop elite clue scrolls.
  • Bronze dragons have the fewest number of spawns for any metallic dragon. There are only 6 spawns in total; 3 reside in Brimhaven Dungeon, while another 3 reside in the Chaos Tunnels.
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