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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 4,617
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,012
Lava scale Lava scale 1 Always 3,218


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart Rune dart 12 Common 12,732
Rune javelin Rune javelin 20 Common 3,360
Fire rune Fire rune 75 Common 375
Lava rune Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120
Rune knife Rune knife 8 Uncommon 2,216
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 11,280
Death rune Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,400
Blood rune Blood rune 20 Uncommon 7,120
Law rune Law rune 20 Uncommon 4,280
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 99,648
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,820
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,553
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,750
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,702
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,312
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,571
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,178
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,170
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,697


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 13–26
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Uncommon 12–24
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Uncommon 123–246
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 607–1,214
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 6,596–13,192
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 748–1,496
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,701–3,402
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,212–2,424
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,393–2,786
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,209–2,418
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 524–1,048


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 3,477
Fire orb Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 20,520
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 801
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,144
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40)[1] 179,863
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare (1/136)[1] 1,560
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250)[2] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,865,165
  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 13,796
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,885
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 654
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,456
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 705
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,953
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,587
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 818
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 9,630
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,900
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,864
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,280
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,576
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,062
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,463
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,178
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,229
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,994
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,388
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,755
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,069
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 840


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