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Red dragons are second-to-most powerful of the adult chromatic dragons As with all adult dragons, an anti-dragon shield and/or antifire potion is essential when fighting them to mitigate damage from their dragonfire. The red dragonhides and dragon bones that they drop are worth substantial amounts of money, but red dragons are rarely killed as they are only found in two locations: Brimhaven Dungeon (which requires 875 coins, an axe, and 30 Agility to access) and the western side of Feldip Hills Underground beneath the Myths' Guild (which requires the completion of the Grandmaster quest Dragon Slayer II to access).

The ability to be assigned red dragons can be purchased for 50 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 50 points to unlock them again. Killing brutal red dragons in the Catacombs of Kourend will also count toward a red dragon task.

After completing the Karamja Elite Diary, red dragons in Brimhaven Dungeon will drop noted red dragonhides when killed.

Locations

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,945
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,338

Armour/Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,186
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 320
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 186
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,034
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,438
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 730
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 256
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,040
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,659

Runes/Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 608
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,080
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 662

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 8
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 142
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 587
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,432
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 878
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,978
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,422
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,487
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,662
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 553

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 615
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 1,924
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 9,350
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 10,481
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,692
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,984
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 554
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 467
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 739
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,358
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 776
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,688
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 870
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,260
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,427
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,621
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,840
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,720
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,473
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,846
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,506
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,800
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,818
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,885
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,080
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,083
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,958
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,547
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,270


Trivia

  • Red dragons formerly inhabited the Red Dragon Isle (now Lava Dragon Isle) in the Wilderness, but they were replaced with Lava dragons in the Wilderness Rejuvenation update (in canon, this transformation was due to the fact that they had been living surrounded by lava for a very long time).
  • Red dragons are the rarest type of chromatic dragon.


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