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Rune dragons are metal dragons first encountered during Dragon Slayer II, in which the player must fight against one during Zorgoth's assault. After completion of the quest, they can be found in the eastern chamber of the Lithkren Vault.

To get back to the laboratory underneath Lithkren, players can travel using the rowboat from the quest or, after completion, taking a digsite pendant and using it on the strange machine north of the rune dragon room, adding a teleport straight to Lithkren on it.

Rune dragons are the result of a side project of Zorgoth's after being inspired by another dragonkin, Forcae, which involves infusing dragon eggs with various metals. While Forcae's metal dragons were created to find a solution to the dragonkin's infertility, Zorgoth had bred his metal dragons for his war against humanity.

At 99 Construction, players can add them to their player-owned house treasure room for 25,000,000 coins.

Attacks

Rune dragons have multiple attacks, similar to mithril and adamant dragons. Along with standard dragonfire attacks, they have a standard melee, ranged and magic attack (which resembles Water Wave), as well as two special attacks.

The first attack is two small electric bolts, which are launched around the player's position and homes in on them. This deals 4-7 damage per tick for a few seconds. If a player is wearing insulated boots this damage is reduced to 1-2 per tick. Players can avoid the attack entirely by running four to five squares away from their original position when the attack was launched.

The second attack is a Ranged attack that hits through Protect from Missiles, and uses the Life Leech effect from enchanted onyx bolts, where the dragon will heal itself for 100% of the damage dealt to the player.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,815
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Always 12,342

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,171
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Common 14,988
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 18,666
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Common 25,373
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 38,360
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,825
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,187
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,170
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,134

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 30–42 Common 1,980–2,772
Chaos rune Chaos rune 76–150 Common 5,396–10,650
Death rune Death rune 40–100 Common 8,200–20,500
Wrath rune Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,450–20,750

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,871
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,120
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,859
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,883

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads 5 Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 11,886–16,414
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 30,752–38,440
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 11,594
Runite ore Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,006–55,015
Runite bolts (unf) 5 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 11,380–22,760
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 18,340–36,680
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,342
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Rare 779
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 2,829,170
Dragon metal lump Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 1,682,058
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 5,061,224

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,643
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,770
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 487
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,342
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,008
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,773
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,491
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 684
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,200
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,225
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,772
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,468
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,594
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,339
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,117
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,134
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,987
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,535
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,759
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,932
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 860

Trivia

  • Upon release, rune dragons had a 1/3 chance of their dragon bones drop being replaced by superior dragon bones. This was removed from their drop table in an update on 25 January 2018 as part of a balancing change.


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