Mithril dragons can be found and fought in the Ancient Cavern. To access the Ancient Cavern, the player needs to start the pyre ship section of Firemaking in Barbarian Training. Be wary as these monsters are extremely powerful. Their release broke the King Black Dragon's long-standing record as being the strongest dragon in RuneScape. It is strongly recommended to use antifire potions in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield (or a Dragonfire shield) when fighting these along with the appropriate protection prayer.
The ability to be assigned mithril dragons can be purchased for 80 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 80 points to unlock them again. Players also must have entered the Ancient Cavern at least once to get mithril dragons as a slayer task. 
Slayer Masters offer to convince mithril dragons to drop their bars in noted form while on a slayer assignment, for a cost of 200 slayer points.
Mithril dragons can be found on the top level of the Ancient Cavern. Note that dwarf multicannons are not allowed in the Ancient Cavern.
To access the Ancient Cavern, one must have completed the first part of Barbarian Firemaking training and then talked to Otto about pyre ships. After the conversation is over, the player can now go in the whirlpool. Upon entering, one must climb down stairs and then run south to a set of stairs leading up to the mithril dragons.
- Dropped in bank notes if players have purchased the Duly noted unlock for 200 slayer reward points and are on an active slayer task of mithril dragons
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,487 Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,372 Rune mace 1 Common 8,238 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588 Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 2,504–5,634 Rune spear 1 Uncommon 11,933 Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 40,474,531
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 27 Common 9,909 Rune javelin 8 Common 1,400 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon  14,310 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 560 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 4,030–8,463 Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,460
- Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,608 Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 322 Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 356 Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 571
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 600–876 Common Not sold Runite limbs 1 Common 9,428 Runite bar 2 Common 24,736 Shark 1; 6 Common 921–5,526 Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,940,340
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679 Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
- Prior to the release of Dragon Slayer II, mithril dragons were brighter in colour. Their old appearance was given to rune dragons to make them appear more like the metals' true colours.
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