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This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.

Dragon Slayer is a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. This quest is regarded as the most difficult for free-to-play players. Upon successful completion, players gain the ability to equip the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and their variants. It was also the last quest in RuneScape to be released before the addition of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Details

Start point Speak to the Guildmaster in the Champions' Guild. Speak to the Guildmaster in the Champions' Guild.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Prove yourself a true champion. Kill the mighty dragon Elvarg of Crandor and earn the right to buy and wear the Rune platebody.
Length Long
Requirements
  • 32 Quest point icon.png Quest points to enter the Champions' Guild
  • Crafting icon.png Crafting Optional unless you're an ironman
  • The ability to defeat a level 83 dragon

Recommended:

  • 33 Magic icon.png Magic, otherwise you will have to pay 10,000 coins
Items required

Strongly recommended:

Enemies to defeat

Walkthrough

Talk to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and ask him for a quest. He will then tell you to visit Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., who is located in the north-west corner of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., very close to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Oziach says that to be able to buy a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). from him, you have to kill the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., located on the desolate island of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Return to the Champions' Guild, and talk to the Guildmaster again. He will be shocked and will tell you that you will need to obtain three pieces of the map to get to the island, a boat to reach Crandor, and a shield to protect yourself from the dragon's fire.

Important: You must ask him every question you can; otherwise, you won't be able to progress in the quest.

Ask him where Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).'s piece is to obtain the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (must have open inventory slot), and make sure you ask him where the maps are and where to get an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Note: To save time, make sure you talk to the Guildmaster about buying a boat (ask how you can get to Crandor and where to get a ship) before you go see Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). later in the quest. This will save you having to walk back to the Guild after collecting the map.

Obtaining the anti-dragon shield

A free Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). may be obtained by speaking to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. He is located on the 1st floor[?] floor of the castle, in the northern room. Alternately, you may purchase a shield from the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). very cheaply.

Obtaining the map pieces

These map pieces may be obtained in any order. When you have all three, use any piece on another piece to form the complete Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Melzar's map piece

Main article: Melzar's Maze
Items required: The Maze key, food and combat equipment. (The most difficult enemy is the lesser demon; you can safespot it with Magic/Ranged and with melee as well.)

Melzar's Maze

The lesser demon in Melzar's Maze can be safe spotted using Ranged or Magic.

The first piece is found in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. You will need food if you have a low Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Melzar's Maze can be found north-west of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., south of the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and west of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. (If your Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). is located here, you may wish to teleport to house and exit portal.) To get inside of Melzar's Maze, you must use the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). you get from the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). when you've started the quest. Once inside Melzar's Maze, do the following:

  1. Kill the small Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). with a long tail to get a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Once you have the red key, use it on the door that is most north (the room has a bookcase, poster, table and chairs in it), and go up the ladder.
  2. You will find yourself in a room full of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s; kill the hooded ghost wearing a tube top and without a cape to receive an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. To the east of the ladder that you came up, go through the second door from the north, and go up the ladder.
  3. You will find yourself in a room full of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s. Kill the skeletons with small, round shields until you get a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).; open the southwestern door, and go down the ladder at the end of the room.
  4. Go down the ladder again, and again, until you find yourself in a room with two Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and a blue door. Don't use the normal exit door. If by chance you exit through the normal door, you will have to start the maze over again. Kill the zombies until you get a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Use the key on the blue door to get to the next room.
  5. In this room, you will need to kill Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (level 43). For lower level Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s or Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., it might be possible to trap a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). between you and Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., preventing him from using his Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). attack, which causes him to do nothing for long periods of time during the fight. After you have killed him, pick up his Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and use it to open the magenta door.
    Dragon Slayer - Lesser demon melee flinch safe spot.gif
  6. In this room, there is a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (level 82). There is a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). for rangers/mages and for meleers as well. For mages and rangers, stand one square to the right of the magenta door when looking north (this spot can also be used with a halberd). For meleers, lure the demon to the western part of the room, and attack it at his maximum attack range then walk one square west to make it lose interest, repeating that strategy as many times as needed (see gif to the right). Kill it to get a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).; use this key on the green door then open and search the chest to get a map part.
  7. Go up the ladder, and exit through the doors.

Thalzar's map piece

Items required: An unfired bowl, a wizard's mind bomb, a lobster pot, and silk.

Dwarven Mine

To obtain this piece, you'll need an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., created in the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). skill, a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., which can be bought in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). for 3 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., which can be bought in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). for 20 coins, and a piece of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., which can be bought in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). or stolen from a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). with level 20 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. When you have all these items, talk to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., who is located on the northern end of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Then, when the Oracle is done talking, go into the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). with all those items. Look for a magic door in the northeastern part of the mines. It is just before you see Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s. When you've found it, you must use all of your items on the door to open it. Open the chest and search for the second map piece.

Note: Placing the wrong items into the door or putting some in, leaving, then coming back, and putting in the rest of the items will not cancel out the items already placed in the door. Be careful not to left click your Wizard's Mind Bomb, as you will consume it rather than use it.

Lozar's map piece

Items required: 10,000 coins or Ranged/Magic combat equipment, an air rune and a law rune (33+ Magic required).

Port Sarim Jail

The third and final piece can be obtained by talking to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Not Required: You can make your way to the Goblin Village and talk to the General who will tell you that Wormbrain has been arrested and is located in the jail in Port Sarim. Use one of two different ways to get the map piece from Wormbrain, located in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

  • You can attack him using Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). or Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Once his health reaches zero, he will say "Ow!" and drop the map part for you to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (if you bought an extra Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., you can drink it to boost your Magic level +2).
  • Wormbrain can be attacked and will drop his map piece whether the player has spoken to the Goblin General or not.
  • Alternatively, you can pay him 10,000 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in exchange for it.

With all three map pieces, simply use two together, and they will all combine into the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Obtaining a boat

Items required: A hammer, the Crandor map, 90 steel nails, 3 planks, and 2,000 coins.

Crandor Map with all 3 pieces combined.

Note: You will need to talk to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). about buying a boat before you go see Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., but only if you haven't asked him already.

You will need 90 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and three Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s. To obtain the steel nails, you can either Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). six Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s into nails (requires level 34 Smithing, which is boostable), or you can buy them from the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). north-east of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). or from other players. If you are a free to play ironman, the only place to get planks is at the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in level 19 Wilderness. Next, get a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and 2,000 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Go to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and look for Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a sailor. He is located on the second-most southern dock. He will sell you his boat named Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). for 2,000 coins. Pay him the 2,000 coins, and the boat is now yours. Go on the ship and go inside it. Repair the hole in the ship by using the planks with the hole.

Note: If you forgot your hammer, and are on a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).' world, you can buy one from a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). on the dock to the south, travel to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and buy one from the general store, or you can attack the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). to the west until one is dropped. If you are on a free world you can kill goblins west of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). until they drop a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Do this three times, and the hole will be repaired. Next, go to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and find Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., the person who makes Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s for you. Ask him to be the captain and help sail you to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Make sure you have the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in your inventory, or you will need to retrieve it from your bank. He will agree and tell you to meet him on your ship.

The fight

Items required: Food, combat equipment and the anti-dragon shield.

Crandor (island) map.png

Now, it is time to prepare. Equip the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., some Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). is weak against Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., so consider bringing a sword or dagger instead of a scimitar. Adamant or better is recommended. Elvarg is also weak against Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., so Rangers should bring their best Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). with the best Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). they can use. Elvarg is not immune to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., so adding Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). will make the battle go much smoother, thus a p++ dagger would be superb. The rest of your inventory should be filled with food; Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s or Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). should do. Swordfish are preferable to lobsters since they heal more per bite (14 vs 12), but with a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). of around 40 and appropriate gear, you should be able to easily defeat Elvarg with just lobsters. If your stats are lower, you can buy or cook Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s or Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s with level 45 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). to bring as they heal more Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). per inventory slot, but require a second bite to consume. A meat pizza heals 8 HP per bite (16 total) while an anchovy pizza heals 9 per bite (18 total).

A reason why good defence and dragonfire protection is needed to face Elvarg.

Go to your ship and sail to the island Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. After crashing on the island, make your way through the island to the top, avoiding the monsters there. You'll see stairs behind some Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s. Run past them, and enter the hole. You'll be in a cave surrounded by Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Keep walking and you'll see Elvarg behind a door in a room.

Before you enter the room, make sure that your anti-dragon shield is equipped. Also, if you go south a little further past the lesser demons, you should see a wall with an open option. Push it to go through and unlock a shortcut back to Elvarg in the event that you die or teleport away. Now, go in and fight Elvarg.

Battle strategies

Note: You can return and continue the fight if you die, as well as pick up your items. But when returning you can use the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). to Karamja and go down the volcano to return to Elvarg quickly, If you have opened the secret door before the fight. If not you must refix the boat and return with Ned again.

A player battles against Elvarg, the destroyer of Crandor.

Consider having Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). activated, as Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).'s Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).-like magical attacks hit high. Again, using a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). like a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). is a good idea since Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). are weak to stab. If you also use Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). on the dragon, make sure you are using a one-handed weapon such as a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., unlike a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., which is two-handed. With a crossbow, you are still able to equip the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). necessary in the quest.

If you are using magical attacks, make sure you are using tier-2 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (i.e. Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). such as Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., etc.) or higher and can equip the anti-dragon shield. Also, bring Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). just in case you are about to die.

It is important to note that if you use an anti-dragon shield, as well as a drinking a dose of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Elvarg can only hit a maximum of 7 (3 or 4 if combined with Protect from Magic) with her magical attack instead of 11, thus saving you a lot of food.

If you are around 35 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., or more, it may be advised to stand next to Elvarg, rather than Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., as her mage hits can easily outweigh her Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). hits. It is also advised to stand under her while you eat, as it will save food by not getting hit whilst you can't hit.

Lower levels and Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). without antifire potions are advised to use a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., as Elvarg's fast hits make it particularly useful in dealing back damage.

Also, Elvarg can be flinched using melee attacks. This is fairly easy for players who know and practiced Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). before, to the point where it takes almost no food to kill her. For players who don't know what flinching is, it is still recommended to take a lot of food, as getting her in the right position is quite tricky. You need to stand in the southeastern corner of her cave, in the square directly next to the top-left corner of the little lava pool, and you need to get Elvarg to stand directly left of the skeleton on the ground to the northwest. If you pull this off, you will notice she does not use melee or magic attacks, while you're standing on the square mentioned above. From there, you simply attack her, and immediately click on the top-left corner of the little lava pool again to walk back to the safe square (as there are often rats occupying the actual square). Wait for her health-bar to disappear and repeat the process. As this can and will still go wrong every now and then, it is still recommended, but not strictly necessary, to bring food and have a decent combat stat (30+).

If you die or teleport away, you will need to repair the boat again, unless you open the shortcut. If you did open the shortcut, you will not be able to travel to Crandor again by boat. You must use the entrance underneath Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

If you happen to teleport away, Elvarg will not heal if you go back quick enough. So, if you get her down low enough and leave, she will still be injured, making her much easier to kill the second time around.

Finishing up

A player beheads Elvarg

Once Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). is defeated and you have triumphed, you will automatically collect Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (make sure you have an empty inventory slot). Either teleport out, or go through the shortcut and past the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s, to the south east of the dungeon where the skeletons are, and climb up the hanging rope to arrive on top of Karamja volcano. From here, journey to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., straight to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). with Elvarg's head in order to prove your feat (although the head is not required in order to complete the quest).

Rewards

Dragon Slayer reward scroll.png

Trivia

  • When speaking to Oziach at the start of the quest, he asks you how you found out he sells the rune platebody. If you reply 'I am a master detective,' and have completed the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). quest, your character will exclaim that they even solved the Sinclair murder mystery all by themselves.
  • When speaking to Duke Horacio during Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). quest, Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). mentions to him that you are the same adventurer who defeated Elvarg.


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