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For the pet version, see Frosty.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Frost dragon (Dungeoneering).
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Frost dragons reside in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon. The dungeon requires a minimum level of 85 Dungeoneering to access, and inside are a total of 12 dragons. Frost dragons attack with all three combat styles, as well as with dragonfire. The dungeon can be accessed easily by using the fairy ring network with the combination aiq.

Killing frost dragons is highly profitable as their bones are currently worth 13,896 coins each. Players may gain upwards of 390,000 coins per full inventory of bones, or more if using Magic notepaper or a Beast of Burden familiar.

Combat

Each frost dragon will attack with either their Ranged or Magic attack for the entire fight; which style it will use depends on whichever attack is randomly used first, so the player should keep an eye on the first attack, and pray accordingly for that kill, unless using Soul Split or a healing familiar such as a Bunyip or Unicorn stallion to heal.

When fighting frost dragons, a blue recoil orb will appear and start circling the dragon. It is important that players do not attack while the orb is out, as it will rebound 80% of any damage that would've been dealt. It is important to have auto-retaliate switched off when fighting these dragons; when the orb appears, click away from the dragon to stop attacking and wait. The orb will circle 3 times before it disappears, after which killing the dragon can resume. This makes frost dragons a slightly tougher monster to fight, but should not heavily hinder any higher level player trying to kill them.

Strategies

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones1Always13,896

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
15%18–19%44–45%18%4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 57,494 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,975
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Common1,800
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon7,314
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common6,288
Death runeDeath rune10; 15Uncommon1,220–1,830
Air talismanAir talisman(noted)Uncommon954
Pure essencePure essence50 (noted)Uncommon1,400
Law runeLaw rune10Uncommon4,780
Blood runeBlood rune10Uncommon7,940
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common572
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Common4,042
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Common100
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Common310
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common2,162
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common5,363
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common1,226
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common13,888
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common3,491
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon11,033
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon10,944
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Very rare1,926
Coins 1000Coins200–1,337Common200–1,337
SharkShark1; 2Common806–1,612
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common12,250
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon4,524
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Uncommon3,810
Mahogany logsMahogany logs(noted)Uncommon993

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[1]1,195,130

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common441
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common812
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,467
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,787
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare125,415–153,285
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,260
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,940
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,190
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare593,550–725,450
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,549
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,183
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare574,020–701,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,271
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,860
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,125–17,125
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,715–1,271,985
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,456
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,281
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare204,360–257,808
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,740–16,072
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,375–11,725
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,810–99,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,550–329,450
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,716–15,334
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare431,820–527,780
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,800–130,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,020–41,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,020–52,580
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,112–24,128
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare203,580–248,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare81,720–99,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,507
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare97,605–119,295
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon774,000–946,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon173,340–211,860
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,690–180,510
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon192,780–235,620
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon39,326–44,944
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,958–23,952
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon404,680
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare927,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common45,000–55,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,265–17,435
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon232,650–284,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,300–18,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare248,670–303,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,775
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*96,580
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare6,652

Trivia

  • When a player uses a bucket of milk on a Frost dragon, a message in their chat box will appear saying "They're great!" which is a reference to the Frosties/Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal.
  • For a while after release, Frost dragons only used melee and magic attacks, and did not have their orb reflector ability. However, due to heavy botting at the time, Jagex added a ranged attack and the orb reflector ability to combat botting.
  • Frost dragons were created with experimentation by Kerapac, as detailed in Forcae's journal.
  • In the area containing the dragons are randomly appearing Frost dragon bones spawns. The bones from these spawns are unobtainable, even by Telekinetic Grab — this formerly caused bots to 'try' to pick up the bones, effectively incapacitating them. However, it seems that bots have been able to differentiate the random spawns from the legitimate spawns, and bots have seemingly disappeared from the area after the release of Botwatch.
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