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

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 bones.pngDragon bones1Always2,136
Iron bar.pngIron bar5Always5,265

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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 hatchet.pngAdamant hatchet1Common10,119
Adamant battleaxe.pngAdamant battleaxe1Common5,541
Adamant 2h sword.pngAdamant 2h sword1Common8,231
Fire battlestaff.pngFire battlestaff1Common8,011
Rune hatchet.pngRune hatchet1Rare9,120
Rune mace.pngRune mace1Uncommon7,165
Rune longsword.pngRune longsword1Rare17,883
Rune battleaxe.pngRune battleaxe1Rare24,988
Adamant sq shield.pngAdamant sq shield1Uncommon5,225
Rune helm.pngRune helm1Uncommon10,533
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm1Uncommon20,892
Rune sq shield.pngRune sq shield1Rare22,047
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield1Rare30,650
Dragon plateskirt.pngDragon plateskirt1Very rare[1]164,077
Dragon platelegs.pngDragon platelegs1Very rare[2]160,990
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin4–8Common724–1,448
Adamant bolts 5.pngAdamant bolts2–12Common226–1,356
Rune dart.pngRune dart9Common693
Rune knife.pngRune knife1–7Common395–2,765
Steel arrow 5.pngSteel arrow150Rare2,550
Runite bolts 5.pngRunite bolts2; 4; 8Uncommon394–1,576
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar2Uncommon3,522
Rune bar.pngRune bar1Rare2,985
Super strength (1).pngSuper strength (1)1Common4,796
Super attack (3).pngSuper attack (3)1Common5,392
Super defence (4).pngSuper defence (4)1Common10,724
Coins 250.pngCoins270–990Common270–990
Curry.pngCurry1–2Uncommon203–406
Runite limbs.pngRunite limbs1Common7,065
  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-bone.pngIron dragon tail-bone1Common[t 1]Not sold
Ferocious ring (5).pngFerocious ring1Uncommon[t 2]Not sold
Court summons.pngCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite).pngSealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[t 3]Not sold
Draconic visage.pngDraconic visage1Very rare[t 4][1]1,187,911
  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 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

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
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Dragon bones (1, 1, Always) +, Iron bar (5, 5, Always) +, Adamant hatchet (1, 1, Common) +, Adamant battleaxe (1, 1, Common) +, Adamant 2h sword (1, 1, Common) +, Fire battlestaff (1, 1, Common) +, Rune hatchet (1, 1, Rare) +, Rune mace (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rune longsword (1, 1, Rare) +, Rune battleaxe (1, 1, Rare) +, Adamant sq shield (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rune helm (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rune full helm (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rune sq shield (1, 1, Rare) +, Rune kiteshield (1, 1, Rare) +, Dragon plateskirt (1, 1, Very rare) +, Dragon platelegs (1, 1, Very rare) +, Rune javelin (4, 8, Common) +, Adamant bolts (2, 12, Common) +, Rune dart (9, 9, Common) +, Rune knife (1, 7, Common) +, Steel arrow (150, 150, Rare) +, Runite bolts (2, 8, Uncommon) +, Adamant bar (2, 2, Uncommon) +, Rune bar (1, 1, Rare) +, Super strength (1, 1, Common) +, Super attack (1, 1, Common) +, Super defence (1, 1, Common) +, Coins (270, 990, Common) +, Curry (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Runite limbs (1, 1, Common) +, Iron dragon tail-bone (1, 1, Common) +, Ferocious ring (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Court summons (1, 1, Very rare) +, Sealed clue scroll (hard) (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Sealed clue scroll (elite) (1, 1, Very rare) +, Draconic visage (1, 1, Very rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
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