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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 2,780
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,395

Armour/Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,198
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 520
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 95
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,029
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,430
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 718
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 260
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 7,824
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,669

Runes/Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 664
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,065
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 588

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 162
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 629
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,905
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 883
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,828
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,220
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,546
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,556
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 622

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 705
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 1,930
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 9,550
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 9,365
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 9,859
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,849
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 775
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 476
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 672
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,290
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,269
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 870
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,420
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,346
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,410
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,509
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,693
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,447
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,400
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,590
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,904
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,001
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,109
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,893
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,587
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,932


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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