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This article is about the the standard variant. For the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Red dragon (Daemonheim).
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Red dragons are the second strongest chromatic dragons. They primarily attack using a Fire Bolt spell, but as with all dragons, they can use a magic-based dragonfire attack. They also use melee if the player gets within melee range. The dragonbreath attack can hit from a distance as well as up close, so an anti-dragon shield, the Protect from Magic prayer, or an antifire potion are essential when fighting them as they can otherwise hit over 1500. Money can be made by selling their drops. Collecting the hides and bones makes each kill worth approximately 5,391 coins.

If assigned red dragons as a slayer task, baby red dragons may be killed as an alternative.

These dragons do not drop the draconic visage.

LocationsEdit

The Red Dragon Isle is recommended for players willing to risk death and the loss of all their items, because it provides a relatively unused area but unfortunately it is extremely dangerous as players in that area can be a target for player killers, it is very deep in the wilderness, and players can only keep one item on death (if using Protect Item).

The Brimhaven Dungeon location is a safer place to fight Red dragons. If you are fighting them here, you will need 875 coins for the entrance fee, or alternatively Karamja gloves 3 which also provide a teleport. You will also need 30 agility or Karamja gloves 4. It can be useful to bring Bones to Peaches tablets to turn bones from wild dogs in the area into food.

StrategyEdit

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As with all dragons, protection from their dragonfire is required. An Anti-dragon shield or type of dragonfire shield can be combined with an antifire potion and a one-handed weapon to negate the deadly breath. With 85 herblore, super antifire potions allow the use of offhand or two-handed weapons.

Using RangedEdit

Red dragons are weak to bolts, although other ranged weapons will prove effective. Ranged armour will protect you from their magic attacks, and you can place yourself out the range of their melee attacks.

Using MagicEdit

If magic is your preference, you should use the highest levelled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield. Without a specific magical weakness, use the most damaging spell you can cast.

Using MeleeEdit

Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat. If melee is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.

Money makingEdit

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DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always
File:Red dragonhide.pngRed dragonhide1Always

CharmsEdit

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Armour/WeaponsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common
Mithril javelinMithril javelin20Common
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Uncommon
File:Rune arrow.pngRune arrow4Uncommon
Rune dartRune dart8Uncommon
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon

Runes/TalismansEdit


Item Quantity Rarity
Law runeLaw rune4Uncommon
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon
Blood runeBlood rune2Uncommon

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common
File:Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common
File:Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common
File:Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Common
File:Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon
File:Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon
File:Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon
File:Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon
File:Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon
File:Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon
File:Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 250Coins30–690Common
File:Perfect red dragon scale.pngPerfect red dragon scale1Common[1]
File:Chocolate cake.pngChocolate cake3Uncommon
Adamant barAdamant bar1Uncommon
File:Black dragon tail-bone.pngRed dragon tail-bone1Uncommon[2]
File:Clue scroll (hard).pngClue scroll (hard)1Uncommon
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1Rare
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1Rare
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1Rare
File:Red dragon egg.pngRed dragon egg1Rare[3]
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rare
  1. Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  2. Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. Requires 99 Summoning

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon
File:Rune arrowheads.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common
File:Onyx bolts.pngOnyx bolts135–165Rare
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare
File:Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
File:Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon
File:Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon
File:Magic seed.pngMagic seed4Uncommon
File:Palm tree seed.pngPalm tree seed10Rare
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Rare
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Rare
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rare

Universal dropsEdit

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