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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.



100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,199
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,461


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,325
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 440
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 116
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,593
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 796
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 472
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,712
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,800


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 836
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,145
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 534


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 20
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 168
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 816
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,463
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 803
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,467
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,073
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,212
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,062
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 586


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 771
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,071
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 9,690
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 8,022
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 8,990
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 11,949
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 559
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 638
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 802
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,430
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 989
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,956
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,390
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,405
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,305
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,597
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,933
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,637
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,978
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,868
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,046
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,232
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,095
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,678
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,797


  • 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.