For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand dragon scimitar.
For other variants of this item, see corrupt.
Dragon scimitar detail

The dragon scimitar is a level 60 scimitar. It can be wielded by members who have at least 60 Attack and have completed the Master quest Monkey Madness.

It can be bought from two different shops for 100,000 coins: either from Daga's Scimitar Smithy on Ape Atoll, or from Dealga's Scimitar Emporium in the Varrock Sword Shop. Players who have freed King Awowogei in Recipe for Disaster can easily reach Ape Atoll through the Teleport to Ape Atoll spell, which requires 64 Magic. It is also a possible loot from monkey knife fighters after completing Do No Evil.

Along with the Abyssal whip, it used to be one of the most popular non-degrading weapons for melee training, but both were commonly ridiculed for their weak special attacks.

An off-hand version of this scimitar can be bought for 100,000 coins from the two aforementioned shops in Ape Atoll and Varrock.

Combat Stats
RequirementsDragon scimitar equipped
60 Attack
Attack MeleeMain hand slot
Fastest (2.4s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses

Special attack

The dragon scimitar has a special attack called Sever which prevents the target from using protection prayers for 5 seconds, and deals 20-100% ability damage. The attack also has a higher chance of hitting the target. The special attack requires 55% adrenaline, which can be reduced to about 49.5% with a ring of vigour. It should be noted that the special attack will not disable monster protection prayers, and therefore is significantly less useful in PvM and training scenarios compared to other dragon weapons.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Motherlode MawN/A1Rare
Monkey knife fighterN/A1Very rare
Revenant dragon1261Very rare

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Daga's Scimitar SmithyApe Atoll100,000Coins 100Coins 10Yes
Dealga's Scimitar EmporiumVarrock Swordshop100,000Coins 100Coins 10Yes


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  • The dragon scimitar was not actually released until almost four months after the Monkey Madness quest, on 29 March 2005. Six days later on 4 April, it was announced that the special attack of the dragon scimitar was not working as intended and could not be fixed. It was changed to the old special attack on that day.
  • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the dragon scimitar image in the Grand Exchange Database was replaced by the new model. Players found the image and posted about it in the RuneScape Forums, making it widely known before Jagex removed the image a few hours later. Five days later, the image was once again put up along with the official release.
  • On 28 July 2009, the Animation Pack 1 update changed the appearance and attack animations of the dragon scimitar, along with godswords, longswords, and the abyssal whip.
  • On 10 August 2009, an update enlarged the blade of the dragon scimitar and gave it a more red-plastic colour and a metallic luster effect.
  • On 15 June 2010, an update enabled players that had completed Monkey Madness to buy dragon scimitars from Dealga in the Varrock Sword Shop for 100,000 coins.
  • If the player asked Zeke to sell them a Dragon scimitar, he would say,"Seriously, you'll be a monkey's uncle before you'll ever hold a dragon scimitar." In the Monkey Madness quest (the quest a player must complete to wield a dragon scimitar), players have to play the role of a monkey's uncle to complete a certain part of the quest.
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