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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 2,378
Iron bar Iron bar 5 Always 1,195


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Common 706
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 Common 2,219
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,557
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,058  
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568
Rune knife Rune knife 5 Uncommon 1,810
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,160
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,411
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare (1/1,024)[1] 161,460
  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 4,155
Rune javelin Rune javelin 4 Common 584
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 388–2,328
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 9 Uncommon 9,828 
Soul rune Soul rune 3 Uncommon 441
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2–12 Rare 518–3,108


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 270; 550; 990 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,236
Curry Curry 1 Uncommon 768
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,340
Super strength(1) Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 541
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) 8,975,435
  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 8,873
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,135
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 453
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 847
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 878
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,504
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 737
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,646
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 730
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 740
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,437
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,554
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,780
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,025
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,961
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,654
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,889
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,940
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,192
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,211
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,111
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,650
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,718