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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 2,991
Iron bar Iron bar 5 Always 475


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Common 668
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 Common 2,149
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,501
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,997  
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,467
Rune knife Rune knife 5 Uncommon 1,770
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,101
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,305
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,396
  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 5,865
Rune javelin Rune javelin 4 Common 492
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 368–2,208
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 9 Uncommon 9,405 
Soul rune Soul rune 3 Uncommon 435
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2–12 Rare 840–5,040


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 270; 550; 990 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,016
Curry Curry 1 Uncommon 885
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,420
Super strength(1) Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 402
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) 5,474,238
  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 9,855
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,529
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 572
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 445
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 676
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,312
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,233
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,024
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 615
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 900
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,522
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,162
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,180
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,935
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,467
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,760
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,532
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,800
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,022
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,733
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,828
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,095
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,966
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,573
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,805

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