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.
- Brimhaven Dungeon (6 spawns, requires level 33 Agility)
- Corsair Cove Dungeon (3 spawns, requires completion of Dragon Slayer II)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,325 Mithril javelin 20 Common 440 Mithril axe 1 Common 116 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,593 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 796 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 472 Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,712 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,800
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Law rune 4 Uncommon 836 Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,145 Blood rune 2 Uncommon 534
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 20 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 168 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 816 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,463 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 803 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,467 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,073 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,212 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,062 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 586
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 30–690 Common Not sold Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 771 Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,071 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon  9,690 Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 8,022 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
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 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 8,990 Tooth half of key 1 Common 11,949 Chaos talisman 1 Common 559 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 638 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 802 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,430 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 989 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,500 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,956 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 800 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,390 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,405 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,305 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,597 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,933 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,637 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,978 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,868 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,046 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,232 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,095 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,678 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.