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Killing red dragons
Requirements Slayer Assignment Rework (2).png

70+ Ranged icon.png recommended
40+ Defence icon.png recommended
34 Woodcutting icon.png required
30 Agility icon.png required


Protection against dragonfire (Anti-dragon shield recommended)
Good Ranged equipment
Amulet of glory
A few pieces of food
Some energy potions
An axe to chop through vines
875 coins to pay Saniboch




Completion of the elite Karamja tasks (optional)
55 Slayer icon.png for Broad bolts recommended (optional)
40 Construction icon.png (optional for player-owned house in Brimhaven)



Profit Experience gained
194,700 per hour

22,400 Ranged icon.png
7,448 Hitpoints icon.png

Inputs Outputs

3,500 coins (for entrance fees)

40 x Dragon bones (108,520)
40 x Red dragonhide (89,640)

This guide assumes 40-45 kills per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed.

Red dragons, found in the Brimhaven Dungeon, always drop dragon bones and red dragonhide (along with many other chance drops), which sell for 2,713 and 2,241 respectively. This makes each kill worth 4,954 coins.

Players who have completed Dragon Slayer II may prefer killing red dragons in the Myths' Guild basement, as they are much closer to a bank alongside ease of access with the mythical cape teleport.

Each trip will last about 20 minutes including banking hides and bones and returning to the dungeon. The best method of banking is to teleport to Edgeville using an Amulet of glory, and return to the dungeon via teleporting to your player-owned house in Brimhaven (requires 40 Construction) via House tab. Otherwise, banking in Mor Ul Rek and running to the dungeon will be very tedious and long. Another method is by using Karamja gloves 3 to teleport to Shilo Village, banking, and returning via the cart to Brimhaven.

Those who've done the whole diary can have access to a shortcut to the red dragons as well as noted red dragonhide with Karamja gloves 4.

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