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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 3,680.

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 52,000gp. 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.

Green dragons

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 bonesDragon bones1Always1,889
Green dragonhideGreen dragonhide1Always1,791

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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 platelegsSteel platelegs1Common1,692
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Common4,880
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,929
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Rare6,309
Mithril spearMithril spear1Uncommon9,169
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,141
Water runeWater rune75–150Common1,425–2,850
Fire runeFire rune37Common3,219
Nature runeNature rune15; 30; 75Common6,585–32,925
Law runeLaw rune3Common1,218
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,580
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common151
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon379
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,503
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,227
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon3,341
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon95
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,076
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon15,581
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon10,332
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon10,278
Coins 250Coins11–750Common11–750
BassBass1Rare194
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Uncommon253
Green dragon egg (unchecked)Green dragon egg (unchecked)1Very rare[1]231,484

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Perfect green dragon scalePerfect green dragon scale1Common[2]Not sold
Black dragon tail-boneGreen dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Green dragon eggGreen dragon egg1Very rare[4]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved 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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common446
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common823
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,306
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,777
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare124,965–152,735
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,756
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,036
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,809
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare576,405–704,495
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,424
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,917
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare649,080–793,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,894
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,992
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,351–17,399
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,068,255–1,305,645
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,354
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,190
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare250,055–315,454
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,245–14,186
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,850–10,990
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common57,915–70,785
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon204,750–250,250
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,288–13,612
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare340,020–415,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,800–130,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common32,940–40,260
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon45,540–55,660
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,558–22,352
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare188,595–230,505
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare97,290–118,910
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,525
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare97,875–119,625
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon777,510–950,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,355–215,545
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,500–203,500
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,252–16,288
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,704–13,376
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon204,860
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare502,910
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common41,400–50,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,330–15,070
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon275,400–336,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,036–14,514
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare119,475–146,025
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,850–18,150
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare237,870–290,730
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon17,225
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*74,132
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,072

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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