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Normal Catacombs of Kourend

Iron dragons are one of the six types of metal dragons. Although they are the second weakest of the six, it is especially dangerous to kill them as with all metal dragons, due to their ability to shoot long-range dragonfire. A dragonfire shield, or an anti-dragon shield, coupled with an antifire potion is necessary for full dragonfire protection. Having only one form of protection will result in some dragonfire damage being inflicted onto the player. 

Magic/Ranged is a common method of killing these creatures since they will not attempt to close in the distance to Melee, thus rendering the character invulnerable as long as they keep their dragonfire protection (with both an antifire potion AND an anti-dragon shield). Melee users are recommended to use the Protect from Melee prayer, as they can hit very hard. Their defence is also high, so ranged (with range boosting prayers/potions), magic, or a stabbing weapon like the Zamorakian hasta are effective in taking them out.

With the completion of the Elite Karamja Diary, Iron dragons killed in Brimhaven Dungeon will have their iron bars noted.

If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,957
Iron bar Iron bar 5 Always 465


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Common 1,021
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 Common 2,121
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,498
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,046  
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,507
Rune knife Rune knife 5 Uncommon 2,090
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,064
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,259
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,271
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/1,024 for a specific legging, or 1/512 for any leggings.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Common 4,935
Rune javelin Rune javelin 4 Common 692
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 350–2,100
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 9 Uncommon 8,766 
Soul rune Soul rune 3 Uncommon 441
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2–12 Rare 1,038–6,228


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 270; 550; 990 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 3,830
Curry Curry 1 Uncommon 884
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,289
Super strength(1) Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 375
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/203.33)[1] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/305)[1] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/305)[1] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/305)[1] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,598,510
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,970
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,280
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 562
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 464
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 735
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,335
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 721
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,688
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,320
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,415
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,065
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,630
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,507
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,848
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,482
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,801
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,918
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,997
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,089
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,926
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,436
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,476

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