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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. [1]

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.

If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.

Habitat

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.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png Dragon bones 1 Always 2,713
Mithril bar.png Mithril bar 3 Always [2] 1,986
  1. https://twitter.com/jagexash/status/713721069136449537
  2. 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

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,487
Rune dart(p).png Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,372
Rune mace.png Rune mace 1 Common 8,238
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588
Rune knife.png Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 2,504–5,634
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Uncommon 11,933
Dragon full helm.png Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 40,474,531


Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png Blood rune 27 Common 9,909
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 8 Common 1,400
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,310
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 560
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 4,030–8,463
Soul rune.png Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,460
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Prayer mix(2).png Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,608
Superattack mix(2).png Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 322
Super def. mix(2).png Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 356
Super str. mix(2).png Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 571

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 600–876 Common Not sold
Runite limbs.png Runite limbs 1 Common 9,428
Runite bar.png Runite bar 2 Common 24,736
Shark.png Shark 1; 6 Common 921–5,526
Chewed bones.png Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Ancient page.png Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage.png 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.

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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
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
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

The old appearance of the mithril dragon.

Trivia

  • 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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