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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Green dragon (Dungeoneering).
For the stronger variant found in the Ancient Cavern, see Brutal green dragon.
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Green dragons are the weakest of the four adult chromatic dragons and the weakest adult dragon that can breathe fire in RuneScape, with a combat level of 63. They mainly attack with magic and a long-ranged dragonbreath attack. If the player is in melee distance, they can also use melee. As with all adult dragons, wielding an anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield, using Protect from Magic, or being under the effects of a super antifire potion are a must, otherwise they can breathe fire which can deal extremely high damage (1000+). They are also the only one of the four chromatic dragons that don't have an attackable baby form; baby green dragons are only available as level 99 Summoning pets. They can be found in various locations throughout the Wilderness as well as the Chaos Tunnels. The minimum money made upon one kill is 3,834.

Killing Green dragons for their bones and hides is an old and renowned method of money making. A combined inventory of dragon bones and green dragonhides is worth approximately 54,000gp. The bones and dragonhides are commonly utilised by players training Prayer and Crafting respectively, creating the demand for these two items.

If assigned for a slayer task, brutal green dragons may take their place. This requires the completion of the Barbarian Firemaking training.

Crowded green dragons in the Wilderness, before the 1st February 2011 update


Locations

There is no guarantee that there will be no PKers, and it is up to players to take caution.

Free to play areas:

  • 3 Green dragons: (level 12–15 Wilderness) North of Goblin Village and west of Dark Warriors' Fortress. Players in the Wilderness may also attack you, though this is rarely patrolled due to players being able to teleport immediately out. Seldom crowded.
  • 12 Green dragons: (level 18–24 Wilderness) East of Boneyard. The most popular area to kill green dragons. The chance to get player killed in this area is small.
  • 5 Green dragons: (level 48–52 Wilderness) South-east of the Lava Maze. This spot may be patrolled by pkers.
  • 5 Green dragons: Forinthry Dungeon (around level 17–18 Wilderness). They are just beside the Greater demons area. It can be accessed in level 39 or level 22 Wilderness, near the southwest entrance to the Wilderness Volcano. Although it was considered the safest place for Green dragon hunting, there has been a rise in player killers at this area due to its popularity, and the fact players must bypass this area to access the revenants. Warning: If you take the level 39 entrance you may have to pass through revenants and other dangerous monsters in the dungeon to get to the spot.
  • Daemonheim: On the Abandoned set of floors. These dragons are much more dangerous, as they range from low to very high levels and also do magic attacks, plus long-range firebreath.

Members areas:

  • 3 Green dragons in one cave and 4 Green dragons in another in the Chaos Tunnels. Baby black dragons make this area somewhat irritating for many players. See the map of the Tunnels in the article for more information.

Strategy

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones1Always2,136
Green dragonhide.pngGreen dragonhide1Always1,698

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
66–67%8–9%16–17%7–8%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 19,035 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel platelegs.pngSteel platelegs1Common1,692
Adamant full helm.pngAdamant full helm1Common4,880
Mithril kiteshield.pngMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Steel battleaxe.pngSteel battleaxe1Common1,929
Mithril hatchet.pngMithril hatchet1Rare5,242
Mithril spear.pngMithril spear1Uncommon9,149
Rune dagger.pngRune dagger1Uncommon4,141
Water rune.pngWater rune75–150Common1,875–3,750
Fire rune.pngFire rune37Common5,883
Nature rune.pngNature rune15; 30; 75Common6,075–30,375
Law rune.pngLaw rune3Common1,710
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Common5,008
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Common741
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Coins 250.pngCoins11–750Common11–750
Bass.pngBass1Rare299
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore1Uncommon227
Green dragon egg (unchecked).pngGreen dragon egg (unchecked)1Very rare[1]377,348

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Perfect green dragon scale.pngPerfect green dragon scale1Common[2]Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone.pngGreen dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Green dragon egg.pngGreen dragon egg1Very rare[4]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
Court summons.pngCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only after completing the Player Owned Farm tutorial
  2. ^ Only while performing Vannaka's Slayer challenge.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  4. ^ Must be 99 Summoning.

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

  • On 5 July 2010, green dragons received a graphical update with the release of the Love Story quest.
  • There used to be four different variations of Green dragons; after the above mentioned update, however, there are only three variations of Green dragons.
  • There is a wallpaper called Return of the Wilderness that was available from 26 January 2011 that has the Green dragon featured on the right hand side of it.
  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event the player had to choose a green dragon to represent Death in statue form.
  • Green dragons are the only chromatic dragons to not have an attackable baby counterpart.
  • There is a rare breed of green dragons which are quite small. The only known one is Eski.
  • Prior to 9 October 2017, the Wilderness green dragons only spawned on members worlds.

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