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Lava dragons reside in the Lava Dragon Isle in the Wilderness (between level 36 and 42 Wilderness). Lava dragons attack with Melee, as well as with dragonfire. They are particularly weak to Magic, thus making Fire Bolt a slow but profitable method of killing them.

Lava dragon routes

Reaching the lava dragons.

Lava dragons can be safespotted both inside and outside their isle. The many piles of skeletons and edges at the isle allow for players to safespot them inside. Alternatively, players can camp some of the southern spawns outside the isle, although they should be careful as Vet'ion can walk to their safespot and attack the players. Having 74 Agility and the hard Wilderness Diary completed is recommended when killing them to use the stepping stones to escape the isle, as the area is frequented by player killers.

Bringing a pestle and mortar is optional to grind the scales into shards, in addition to High Level Alchemy runes to alch their common adamant and rune equipment drops. If killing them from outside the isle, Telekinetic Grab will be needed to grab their drops. Although it is possible to stay at the isle indefinitely using this method, it is advisable to bank every 10-20 minutes as the isle is commonly targeted by player killers.

Lava dragons are the only monsters to drop the lava dragon bones, which give 85 Prayer experience when buried. However, burying them on Lava Dragon Isle grants 340 Prayer experience instead.

Although they drop black dragonhide, they do not count as black dragons for a Slayer task.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Lava dragon bones Lava dragon bones 1 Always 5,311
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,965
Lava scale Lava scale 1 Always 3,371


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart Rune dart 12 Common 12,576
Rune javelin Rune javelin 20 Common 3,220
Fire rune Fire rune 75 Common 375
Lava rune Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120
Rune knife Rune knife 8 Uncommon 2,000
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 10,920
Death rune Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,440
Blood rune Blood rune 20 Uncommon 5,360
Law rune Law rune 20 Uncommon 4,140
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 100,464
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,520
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,600
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,789
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,723
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,321
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,611
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,204
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,204
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,736


Two herbs are dropped when the herb table is rolled.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Uncommon 19–38
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Uncommon 14–28
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Uncommon 175–350
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 848–1,696
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,550–15,100
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 810–1,620
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,506–3,012
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,103–2,206
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,259–2,518
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,062–2,124
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 606–1,212


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,641
Fire orb Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 19,350
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 762
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,142
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40)[1] 162,934
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare (1/136)[1] 1,080
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250)[2] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,704,775
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  2. 1/125 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,094
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 12,216
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 642
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,391
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 941
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,400
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,945
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,580
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 806
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 9,315
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,956
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,632
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,016
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,459
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,204
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,195
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,097
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,631
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,355
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,785
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805


  • They were formerly red dragons, but have spent too long surrounded by lava and have been transformed.