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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.

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.png Lava dragon bones 1 Always 4,720
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,929
Lava scale.png Lava scale 1 Always 3,770


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart.png Rune dart 12 Common 13,608
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 20 Common 3,500
Fire rune.png Fire rune 75 Common 375
Lava rune.png Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120
Rune knife.png Rune knife 8 Uncommon 2,504
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 12,090
Death rune.png Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,060
Blood rune.png Blood rune 20 Uncommon 7,340
Law rune.png Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,320
Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 98,652
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,310
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant 2h sword.png Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,490
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,606
Lava battlestaff.png Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,454
Rune axe.png Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,181
Adamant platebody.png Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,407
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,015
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,084
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588


Two herbs are dropped when the herb table is rolled.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Uncommon 15–30
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1–2 Uncommon 13–26
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1–2 Uncommon 132–264
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 674–1,348
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,640–15,280
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 775–1,550
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,814–3,628
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,165–2,330
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,312–2,624
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,391–2,782
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 448–896


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold
Fire talisman.png Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 4,924
Fire orb.png Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 18,435
Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 906
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 3,808
Looting bag.png Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40)[1] 68,122
Slayer's enchantment.png Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare (1/136)[1] 1,661
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250)[2] Not sold
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,940,340
  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.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875


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