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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 4,929
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,082
Lava scale Lava scale 1 Always 2,889


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart Rune dart 12 Common 12,732
Rune javelin Rune javelin 20 Common 3,440
Fire rune Fire rune 75 Common 375
Lava rune Lava rune 15–30 Common 45–90
Rune knife Rune knife 8 Uncommon 2,168
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 14,250
Death rune Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,160
Blood rune Blood rune 20 Uncommon 6,720
Law rune Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,860
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 97,824
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,925
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,610
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,684
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,553
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,256
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,536
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,150
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,131
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,658


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 24–48
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Uncommon 149–298
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 705–1,410
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,768–15,536
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 830–1,660
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 2,075–4,150
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,235–2,470
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,591–3,182
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,642–3,284
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 556–1,112


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,400
Fire orb Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 20,895
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 636
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,024
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40)[1] 74,851
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare (1/136)[1] 1,092
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250)[2] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,444,789
  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 10,469
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,225
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 531
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,466
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 679
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,938
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,511
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 726
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,685
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,528
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,320
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,521
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,891
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,452
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,150
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,175
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,926
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,459
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,869
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,089
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 860


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

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