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Mithril dragon icon

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 Dragon bones 1 Always 3,039
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 Always [2] 1,824
  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 Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,505
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 14 Common 13,664
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,183
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,542
Rune knife Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,800–8,550
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Uncommon 11,802
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 47,846,229


Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 27 Common 8,154
Rune javelin Rune javelin 8 Common 1,432
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 14,340
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 552
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 5,810–12,201
Soul rune 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) Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,169
Superattack mix(2) Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 420
Super def. mix(2) Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 492
Super str. mix(2) Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 800

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 600–876 Common Not sold
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Common 9,233
Runite bar Runite bar 2 Common 24,656
Shark Shark 1; 6 Common 1,145–6,870
Chewed bones Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Ancient page Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,068,233

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 10,356
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,590
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 459
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,328
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,812
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,790
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,505
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 686
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,515
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 8,730
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,898
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,478
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,695
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,300
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,306
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,068
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,964
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,802
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,399
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,246
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,912
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 895
Mithril dragon attacks

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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