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Killing lava dragons
Requirements Lava Dragon Isle.png

80+ Ranged icon.png recommended
75+ Magic icon.png recommended
70+ Defence icon.png recommended
43+ Prayer icon.png recommended


Protection against dragonfire (Anti-dragon shield recommended)
3-iteming gear to use either Ranged or Magic
12-15 pieces of food (lobsters or better)
A knife to slash spider webs (not needed if using the shortcut)
Looting bag
Pestle and mortar for grinding lava scales (optional)
Super energy or Stamina potion (optional)




Completion of the hard Wilderness tasks and 74 Agility icon.png (optional but yields a handy shortcut to the south)
An Amulet of glory and Games necklace for easier commuting if said shortcut is unlocked
55 Slayer icon.png for Broad bolts recommended if using Ranged (optional)



Profit Experience gained
753,600 per hour

18,400 Multicombat.png
6,118 Hitpoints icon.png

Inputs Outputs

15 x Lobster (2,505)

45 x Black dragonhide (131,805)
45 x Lava dragon bones (212,400)
202.5 x Lava scale shard (93,757.5)
0.0045 x Draconic visage (22,182.690663874)
36 x Onyx bolt tips (295,956)

Reaching the lava dragons.

This guide assumes 20-45 kills per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed.

Lava dragons reside on their isle in level 37-42 Wilderness. A successful kill can take roughly 90 seconds to three minutes long. They are one of the most lucrative sources of income for high-level players if players can survive being intercepted and interrupted by PK clans. Aside from the dangers involved, willing players can travel there and safe-spot the dragons, and loot can also be telegrabbed from outside if the player chooses not to enter. Additionally, it is not recommended to go anywhere near them since they can easily kill you with their dragonfire breath if you chose a God book over the Anti-dragon shield. You will have to bring items you are willing to risk, thus wearing only 3-4 items, such as a top, bottom, weapon and shield, is strongly recommended. Anything else should be expendable and easily obtainable like a God cape, book, or Achievement Diary items. An example setup could be Xerician top, bottom, Culinaromancer's gloves, Trident, and a god book or anti-dragon shield. Lava dragons are prone to Magic and fire spells, so it's recommended to use them, but the Trident of the swamp is the ideal weapon of choice. At 74 Agility and with the hard Wilderness Diary completed, an Agility shortcut becomes available for quickly accessing the dragons and escaping an onslaught. You can use a games necklace to teleport to the Corporeal Beast's lair, go north to the shortcut, kill some dragons, leave via the shortcut, go south into level 30 Wilderness, teleport to Edgeville with an amulet of glory, and repeat. Otherwise, you'll just have to traverse the deep Wilderness going to and from the Mage Arena bank, which is more dangerous and risky.

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