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Adamant dragons are metal dragons first encountered during Dragon Slayer II, in which the player must fight against one during Zorgoth's assault. After completion of the quest, they can be found in the western chamber of the Lithkren Vault.

To get back to the laboratory underneath Lithkren, players can travel using the rowboat from the quest or, after completion, taking a digsite pendant and using it on the strange machine north of the rune dragon room, adding a teleport straight to Lithkren on it.

Adamant dragons are the result of a side project of Zorgoth's after being inspired by another dragonkin, Forcae, which involves infusing dragon eggs with various metals. While Forcae's metal dragons were created to find a solution to the dragonkin's infertility, Zorgoth had bred his metal dragons for his war against humanity.

Attacks

Adamant dragons have multiple attacks, similar to mithril and rune dragons. Along with standard dragonfire attacks, they have a standard melee, ranged and magic attack (which resembles Earth Wave), as well as two unique attacks.

The first attack is a poison projectile, which lands on the player's position and splits into two more projectiles around the original projectile in a 5x5 area. These projectiles can hit from 14-25, but can be reduced to 4-8 by being under the effect of any poison protection. Players can avoid the attack entirely by moving three squares away from their original position when the attack was launched.

The second attack is a Ranged attack that hits through Protect from Missiles, and uses the Blood Forfeit effect from enchanted ruby bolts, where the dragon sacrifices 10% of its current hitpoints to deal damage equal to 20% of the player's current hitpoints. Because of this effect, it is recommended to keep the player's hitpoints around 40-50 to minimise the damage dealt from this attack.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,293
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Always 4,192

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,609
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,346
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Uncommon 15,119
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,452
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,441
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,286

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 30–39 Common 1,740–2,262
Chaos rune Chaos rune 62–130 Common 6,200–13,000
Death rune Death rune 23–90 Common 5,129–20,070
Wrath rune Wrath rune 10–30 Uncommon 3,960–11,880

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,524
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,457
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,072
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,580

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts(unf) 5 Adamant bolts(unf) 22–40 Common 4,598–8,360
Adamant javelin heads 5 Adamant javelin heads 42–50 Common 7,308–8,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 2–30 (noted) Common 2,476–37,140
Diamond Diamond 1–3 (noted) Common 1,973–5,919
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 5–34 (noted) Uncommon 10,480–71,264
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,405
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 20–24 Uncommon [1] 19,560–23,472
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 15–40 Rare 21,810–58,160
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Rare 803
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/320) Not sold
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 6,398,986
Dragon metal slice Dragon metal slice 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 2,128,285
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/9,000) 7,844,716

Trivia

  • Upon release, adamant dragons used the Armour Piercing effect from enchanted diamond bolts, which would be halved if the player activated Protect from Missiles. This was changed to the current attack in an update on 8 January.
  • In addition, adamant dragons had a 1/5 chance of their dragon bones drop being replaced by superior dragon bones. This was removed from their drop table in an update on 25 January 2018 as part of a balancing change.
  • When the special attack was changed from the diamond bolts effect to the ruby bolts effect on 8 January, the slayer tip given by slayer masters was not changed until an update on 26 July. Previously, the tip was "Adamant dragons can fire metal bolts right through your armour as though it weren't there. Watch out for their poison bombs too."