Monei Dragon (roughly translated as pathetic failure/weakling/runt in the dragonkin's language) is a draconic boss-monster first encountered during the Dragon Slayer II quest as the penultimate boss. Created by Zorgoth during the Fourth Age's Dragonkin Conflicts, the blue dragon is one of his subjects that have survived his experiments in the laboratory beneath the dragonkin fortress on Ungael. Despite its phenomenal strength, he notes that it lacked the aggression he desired, and abandons it to guard the fortress from invading human forces as a "little distraction".
The quest variant of Monei Dragon is significantly weaker than his post-quest counterpart; however, both share the same attacks. After the quest, a stronger variant of Monei Dragon may be fought. Both the quest and post-quest fights take place in an instance; if the player dies battling Monei Dragon, they can pay 100,000 coins to Torfinn to reclaim their items. If the player dies elsewhere before reclaiming their items, their unclaimed items will be permanently lost. In addition to this, Torfinn's holding capabilities do not stack with others (e.g Zulrah, Grotesque Guardians), so if players have items being held by one of these fights and dies to Monei Dragon, the items there will be lost.
Monei Dragon is considered a blue dragon for the purpose of a Slayer assignment. As Monei Dragon is also undead, the Salve amulet and its variants will work on him. However, it does not stack with the Slayer helmet.
Monei Dragon uses a variety of attacks, primarily range and mage attacks, as well as melee if standing next to him. He can also use three types of dragonfire: regular, venomous, and prayer-disabling kind. His dragonfire is stronger than other dragons' and requires more tiers of protection to block. The final common attack is a fireball he launches high in the air that must be dodged or it will deal substantial damage.
Occasionally (after six normal/dragonfire attacks), he will use one of two special attacks and alternate between them:
- Freezing the player in place and summoning a Zombified Spawn that will approach the player and explode violently if not killed, resulting in up to 60 damage
- Launching acid pools around the area and rapidly spitting fireballs at the player that must be dodged or they will deal high damage very quickly
Once Monei Dragon is killed, he will return to his original pose, and if Dragon Slayer II is completed, can be re-woken for another battle.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Superior dragon bones 2 Always 24,868 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,758
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,348–56,022 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,152–160,380 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,244 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,324 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,263 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,293 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 41,135–123,405 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 69,041
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 57,200–88,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 74,700–124,500 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 13,380–44,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 38,050–48,704 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 37,580–56,370 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 36,855–61,425 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 47,655–79,425
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 550–770 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,425–1,995 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,425–3,395 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,350–6,090 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,825–6,990 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,505–6,020 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,250–247,500 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,300–135,596 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 31,650–158,250 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 16,000–32,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 10,290–30,870 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 18,590–55,770 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 48,020–144,060 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 27,000–32,508 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 50,650 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,841–35,523 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 54,200–108,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 2,542 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,350 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 69,952 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 86,762 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 57,219 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 2,845 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 61 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 34,040 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 95 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,607 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 38,465 Yew seed 1 Rare 73,956 Magic seed 1 Rare 114,569 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 38,300–84,260 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 1,335 Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 21,000–84,000 Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 64,646 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,474,238 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 28,991,341
- ↑ Players will always receive Vorkath's head on their 50th Vorkath kill.
Rare drop tableIn addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,914 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,676 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 445 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,516 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 19,296 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,820 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,466 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 676 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,585 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,205 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,066 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 860 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,506 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,841 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,100 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,312 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,076 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,994 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,990 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,417 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,066 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,733 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 615
- Originally, the post-quest Monei Dragon had 640 Hitpoints. This was changed to 1,000 with increased stats due to players being able to use a tactic in order to deal damage during the poison pool attack without taking any damage. Kill times were reset following this fix.
- Many players criticised this, as it made Monei Dragon incredibly hard to kill, especially for players who could not afford a dragon warhammer or were off-task. As a result, Monei Dragon's health was reduced to 750 the following day, with any damage dealt to him during the poison pool attack being reduced. In addition, it also made the salve amulet and its variants work against him. Like the first hotfix, kill times were reset again.
- Due to player requests of how poor Monei Dragon's drops were given the time needed to kill it, several of Monei Dragon's drops were increased, and given the ability to roll for two drops at a time. However, player complaints about how overpowered it was and the drop values being similar to Zulrah caused fears of items crashing, so some of the more lucrative drops were reduced as a result. The same update also increased the damage players could deal to Monei Dragon during his poison pool attack, up to 50% of their maximum hit.
- Monei Dragon's post-quest examine is a reference to a similar saying Let sleeping dogs lie, which means to avoid interfering with situations where nothing is currently wrong.
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