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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.png Dragon bones 1 Always 2,713
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Always 12,368

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace.png Rune mace 1 Common 8,238
Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar 1 Common 14,969
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 1 Common 18,606
Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,832
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 1 Common 38,473
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,828
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,162
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,137
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,100–2,940
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 76–150 Common 6,764–13,350
Death rune.png Death rune 40–100 Common 8,120–20,300
Wrath rune.png Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,480–20,800

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,814
Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,405
Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,341
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,640

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads 5.png Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 12,495–17,255
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 30,528–38,160
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 11,932
Runite ore.png Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,338–55,845
Runite bolts (unf) 5.png Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 9,220–18,440
Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 22,980–45,960
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman.png Wrath talisman 1 Rare 917
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs.png Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 2,919,241
Dragon metal lump.png Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 1,251,182
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 4,940,340

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.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875

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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