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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Iron dragon (Dungeoneering).
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Iron dragons are metal dragons. As with all adult dragons, iron dragons have the ability to breathe fire. Thus, protection such as an anti-dragon shield, dragonfire shield or super antifire potion is essential. The combination of praying against magic and an antifire potion does not work against metal dragons. They can be found deep in the Brimhaven Dungeon, outside the fortress of Ghorrock just out of the Wilderness, and in Kuradal's Dungeon. As with all metal dragons except for the bronze dragon, they have a chance of dropping the draconic visage, which is one of the main reasons that metal dragons are hunted. They can be placed in a dungeon pit with level 97 construction after the completion of the Love Story quest, costing 7,500,000 coins. However, the pit iron dragon is level 112, not 98 and does not give any experience and does not count towards a Slayer task.

Iron dragons commonly drop adamant items and can also occasionally drop rune items. They are also a viable source of green charms.

Locations

Brimhaven Dungeon

Brimhaven Dungeon is a very good location due to the largest amount of iron dragons available in one area in the game. There is an entrance fee of 875 coins to gain entrance into this dungeon (free if completed the hard Karamja tasks). A one-click teleport is recommended in case of dire need.

The Karamja lodestone teleports you within steps of the Brimhaven Dungeon.

If a player has 80 Dungeoneering, they can use the resource dungeon to kill them as well.

Brimhaven Resource Dungeon

Set within the Brimhaven Dungeon, the Brimhaven Resource Dungeon requires a Dungeoneering level of 80 to access. Despite this high requirement, it is a very good place to hunt and slay metal dragons. The dungeon is separated into two halves; one with iron dragons, one with steel dragons. There's a hammer and a few anvils to smith the bars you obtain from killing the dragons into stackable items, assuming the player has the Smithing level to do so. The iron bar drops can be smithed into low level ranged ammo, such as iron knives, to be later used or sold. If you're making items from the bars and get attacked by an iron dragon, you can use the anvil to block it off until you are done. A cannon can be used here, though if placed in the wrong spot, you can end up attacking a steel dragon by accident.

Ghorrock

Iron dragon Ghorrock

Fire v. Fire at Ghorrock.

Ghorrock is great for those that have completed the required quest (The Temple at Senntisten), more so for a player who has 89 Magic and is on the Lunar spellbook or has 96 Magic and is on the Ancient Magicks spellbook. If a player meets these requirements, this spot becomes an excellent place to kill iron dragons as the Ice Plateau Teleport and Ghorrock Teleport take the player very close to the fortress. This is very helpful, especially if the player is planning on banking all the bones without a pack yak.

What makes this spot attractive to some players without access to Kuradal's dungeon is that the iron and steel dragons are separated, precluding the possibility of a player being attacked by the other undesired type of dragon. With 43 prayer and prayer potions (if meleeing), a dragonfire or anti-dragon shield and a couple of antifire potions or super antifire potions, a player can attack them and take minimal damage. Once a player's prayer points have been depleted, they may either drink a dose of prayer potion or run south to find an altar and recharge their prayer points there. When a player is out of antifires, he/she may either run to the Mage Arena or teleport out. If banking in the Mage Arena, be sure to have extra food in case of player killer attacks. However, it is recommended to teleport out to avoid this risk.

A dwarf cannon can be set up here to help kill dragons faster. This may be an attractive option if the player wants to pay less attention to RuneScape and continue killing with auto-retaliate toggled on, as the cannon would attack dragons for the player. This is, however, hindered by the limit of between 30 and 90 cannonballs being used as ammunition in a cannon at any given time, unless if one has the reloading perk from the Artisans Workshop.

Contrary to popular belief this area is not in the wilderness; the fortress itself is completely safe from player killers (although running through the wilderness from the mage arena may expose a player prior to entering the fortress).

The fortress can safely be entered from the west, the same valley that houses the entrance to the Mahjarrat Ritual Site Cavern, making this location more attractive.

Kuradal's Dungeon

Kuradal's Dungeon may only be accessed if Kuradal or Morvran assigns a player iron dragons as a slayer task. This is an excellent location as it is generally less busy than the Brimhaven Dungeon, and it is slightly less risky to reach than Ghorrock. The iron dragons here may drop the ferocious ring, a bonus drop only available in this dungeon. The ring increases all damage by 4%, provides ring of life functions (teleports to Kuradal at less than 10% life points), and has teleports to Kuradal; it is recommended to wear this ring if received as a drop. If you have a Kethsi ring, use it instead, as it gives a 8% damage bonus compared to the 4% from Ferocious. The recommended inventory here is the same as the other locations (dragonfire/anti-dragon shield with antifire potions or super antifires; prayer potions for meleers).

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,915
Iron barIron bar5Always5,350

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
39–40%12–13%32–33%13%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 40,849 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common8,860
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common5,541
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Common8,231
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Common8,412
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Rare8,456
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,165
Rune longswordRune longsword1Rare17,883
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare24,988
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon5,225
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,533
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,892
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Rare22,047
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare30,650
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Very rare[1]161,630
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Very rare[2]161,579
Rune javelinRune javelin4–8Common720–1,440
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts2–12Common238–1,428
Rune dartRune dart9Common432
Rune knifeRune knife1–7Common402–2,814
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow150Rare1,950
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts2; 4; 8Uncommon356–1,424
Adamant barAdamant bar2Uncommon3,128
Rune barRune bar1Rare2,333
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common2,178
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common3,919
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)1Common7,812
Coins 250Coins270–990Common270–990
CurryCurry1–2Uncommon215–430
Runite limbsRunite limbs1Common8,530
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/1,105 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/1,054 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Black dragon tail-boneIron dragon tail-bone1Common[t 1]Not sold
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring1Uncommon[t 2]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[t 3]Not sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[t 4][1]1,202,816
  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  2. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon
  3. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  4. ^ Has a drop rate of 1/10,000.

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 sapphire1Common322
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,720
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,158
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,838
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare487,710–596,090
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,206
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,377
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare872,100–1,065,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,486
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,368–18,632
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare946
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,775–437,470
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare46,280–58,384
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare19,400–27,160
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275–247,225
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare344,700–421,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common23,400–28,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,896–25,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare211,140–258,060
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,999
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare104,985–128,315
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510–466,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970–157,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,200–4,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,536–5,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,400–39,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,270–11,330
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,650–328,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405–22,495
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*203,836
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 rare9,849

References

  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 17-Nov-2017 10:07:21 UTC. Existing Game Content Forums. QFC:74-75-52-65949497