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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 2,920
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,426


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,236
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 400
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 231
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,013
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,487
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 708
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 280
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,800
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,682


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 756
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,190
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 796


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 112
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 527
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 11,018
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 807
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,756
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,249
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,516
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,384
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 608


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 696
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,041
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 9,270
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 10,643
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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,997
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,039
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 655
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 480
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 793
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,418
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,286
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 635
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,080
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,481
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,760
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,505
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,710
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,490
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,856
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,550
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,914
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,784
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,987
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,122
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,935
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,404
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,445


  • 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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