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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 4,565
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,896
Lava scale Lava scale 1 Always 2,616


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart Rune dart 12 Common 13,128
Rune javelin Rune javelin 20 Common 3,420
Fire rune Fire rune 75 Common 375
Lava rune Lava rune 15–30 Common 75–150
Rune knife Rune knife 8 Uncommon 1,992
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 13,440
Death rune Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,380
Blood rune Blood rune 20 Uncommon 7,260
Law rune Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,760
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 98,580
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,565
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,573
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,735
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,691
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,282
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,563
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,178
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,148
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,694


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 11–22
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Uncommon 10–20
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Uncommon 125–250
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 661–1,322
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,217–14,434
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 753–1,506
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,510–3,020
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,330–2,660
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,380–2,760
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,189–2,378
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 526–1,052


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,920
Fire orb Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 18,585
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 759
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,056
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40)[1] 74,902
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare (1/136)[1] 1,402
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250)[2] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,418,206
  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 11,117
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,042
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 617
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,440
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 602
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,949
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,584
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 772
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,460
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,855
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,200
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,402
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,611
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,970
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,300
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,382
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,178
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,164
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,008
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,510
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,357
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,784
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 855


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

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