This article is about the normal rune dragon. For the elite version, see Elite rune dragon.

Rune dragons are metal dragons that can be found on Mount Firewake, in Kethsi. Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Fate of the Gods are required to access the dragons, and they are accessible through the World Gate. (☀ It is accessed by the World Gate and right-clicking it for quick access.)  They won the first RuneLabs poll, alongside adamant dragons, and were first announced in the June 2015 Behind the Scenes.[1]

Rune dragons are found in the remains of Mount Firewake, where the Kethsians kept the Stone of Jas, until it was overused and awakened the Dragonkin. Also located in this area is the laboratory of the Dactyl Forcae, a disciple of Kerapac that created the adamant and rune dragons.

With the Patch Notes on 22 June 2015, rune dragons received a number of changes, including increased combat and slayer experience, a greater number of spawns, non-aggressiveness, and reduced damage from enhanced dragonfire.


Rune dragons have a total of three phases that must be completed with each kill, with the first phase requiring the use of dragonbane bolts or arrows in order to break through their metallic armour and with the second being unreachable with melee weapons.

In addition to magic and melee attacks, rune dragons use a very powerful dragonfire attack during their second phase that cannot be completely blocked even by a Dragonfire shield or Super antifire potions; however, full protection will reduce the damage to around 450. Their ranged attack will freeze the player for one second.

Armoured phaseEdit

  • Starts with 6,825 life points
  • Dragonbane ammunition is essentially required on this phase, as all other attacks, including those of familiars, will deal dramatically reduced damage.

Flying phaseEdit

  • Starts with 4,504.5 life points
  • The dragon will begin flying, during which time it is immune to melee attacks. Dragonbane is no longer required to deal full damage. If the dragon was damaged below this life point threshold, it will heal back to 45,045. In addition, it will stop using melee attacks and replace its standard dragonfire attack with the enhanced version.
  • Throughout this phase, the rune dragon may breathe a bright blue plume of enhanced dragonfire onto your character, dealing magic damage. This attack will still deal a portion of its full damage even if the player is protected by a super anti-fire or wyrmfire potion (a minimum of 425 magic damage). However, if the player is far enough from the dragon, a small cloud appears under the player indicating the enhanced dragonfire is being used and can be avoided by moving away from it.

Enrage phaseEdit

  • Starts with 2,252.2 life points. If the dragon was damaged below this threshold, it will heal back to 2,252.2.
  • The rune dragon will gain a blue aura about its head crest after landing, indicative of this phase beginning.
  • The dragon will land, making melee possible again. It will get stronger with every attack, so killing it quickly is important.
  • The dragon will stop using enhanced dragonfire and instead use standard dragonfire. It will also start using its melee attacks again.


100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Rune dragon bones.pngRune dragon bones1Always
Rune barRune bar1Always


These drops are only available while killing them on a slayer task.

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Steadfast scale.pngSteadfast scale1Rare
File:Glaiven wing-tip.pngGlaiven wing-tip1Rare
File:Ragefire gland.pngRagefire gland1Rare


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Item Quantity Rarity
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Common
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Common
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Common
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Rare
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Runite oreRunite ore4 (noted)Common
File:Runite bolts (unf).pngRunite bolts (unf)40Common
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common
Magic logsMagic logs30 (noted)Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone2 (noted)Uncommon
File:Black dragonhide.pngBlack dragonhide9 (noted)Uncommon
File:Onyx bolt tips.pngOnyx bolt tips8Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 10000Coins14,000Uncommon
Prayer potion (3)Prayer potion (3)3Uncommon
File:Forcae's journal page.pngForcae's journal page1Uncommon[2]
File:Clue scroll (hard).pngClue scroll (hard)1Uncommon
File:Clue scroll (elite).pngClue scroll (elite)1Rare
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Rare
  1. Mod Osborne. RuneScape's RuneLabs #2 (video). YouTube. 13 March 2015.*
  2. 1/20 drop chance. Continues to be dropped until all 10 pages are obtained.

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



  • Upon release, there was a bug that caused Rune Dragons to build up their rage outside of combat, due to players leaving combat during the 3rd phase. This caused them to easily kill players in a single hit. This bug was patched the following day.
  • There is currently a glitch where damage from a dwarf multicannon will deal full damage for phase one of the fight, even though dragonbane ammo is required in order to harm them. 
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