Adamant dragon

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Adamant dragons are metal dragons found within the Dragonkin Lair and the adamant dragon dungeon inside Brimhaven Dungeon. They drop pages for Forcae's journal, the journal of the Dragonkin scientist who created them, along with being the only dragons besides mithril dragons to drop dragon full helms.

The dragons were first announced in the June 2015 BTS. They won the first RuneLabs poll, alongside rune dragons.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Adamant dragons can use all three attack styles, as well as dragonfire. Super antifires are highly recommended, with some form of dragonfire protection being needed. While in melee range it will not use its Ranged attack, while outside of melee range it will be unable to use melee. For this reason, it is suggested that:

  • If wearing Magic type armour, they should stay inside melee attack range (due to Magic armour being weak to Ranged type attacks)
  • If wearing Ranged type armour with dragonbane ammunition, they should stay outside melee attack range.

On a side note, they will use Magic attacks in melee range.

Wearing a Kethsi ring provides a 4% damage boost when fighting adamant dragons.

Use of magic notepaper, metallic dragon trinkets and/or a pack yak with Pack Yak scroll (Winter Storage)s is highly recommended due to the large number of unstackable commodities dropped by adamant dragons, namely adamant salvage and hardened dragon bones. Prior to the 2019 Mining/Smithing update these always dropped adamant bars.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 56,319 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Adamant dragon kill is worth 22,227 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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23–26%15–18%36–40%11–14%8–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,684 kills.
4 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Continues to be dropped until all 10 pages are obtained.
  2. ^ a b c d Journals are dropped in order: Sakirth's, Strisath's, Kalibath's, Phalaks'. Sakirth's journal is guaranteed after a kill count of 200, Strisath's at 400, Kalibath's at 600, and Phalaks' at 800. Drop chance significantly improves and continues improving (toward 100%) with a kill count of at least 800. Mod Rowley. Patch Notes | 6/3 6 March 2017. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  3. ^ a b c d Having a Lorehound summoned with the Lore Helper perk increases the drop rate.
  4. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue. Should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common57415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35530
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36060
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common851120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,295-46,8055,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,991600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare269,595-329,50527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common11,1761
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common11,2571
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,94260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,61760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,43637,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare723,780-884,620756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9351,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,90640,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare700,308-855,932720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,88166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,12760,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,888-24,112678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare963,630-1,177,7701,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare57,256-69,044136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,404-12,546136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common48,195-58,90522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon239,175-292,32540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,952-21,64868-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare396,540-484,660180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon6,300-8,820Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common524Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon7,900-9,480Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common632Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,550-7,860Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,052Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,150-5,810Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,978-6,832532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,980-33,120532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon166,1121,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare28,5101,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,084,500-1,325,50090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon122,670-149,93090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,775-164,7258,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon438,165-535,5355,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common52,650-64,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common29,520-36,08045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon445,950-545,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,060-24,1906,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare199,125-243,37564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,260-34,54013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare484,650-592,350243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]318,7656,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Adamant dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 6 March 2017 (Update):
    • We have added bad luck mitigation to some lore drops so that cumulative monster kills shift the drop rate towards 100% once a certain threshold has been reached. This affects drops which have a drop rate of 1/100 (or worse). The affected drops from Adamant dragons are the Dragonkin journals but not Forcae's journal
  • patch 22 June 2015 (Update):
    • The quantity of summoning charms dropped by adamant & rune dragons has been increased from 3 to 4, to be in line with the desired maximum from mithril dragons.
    • The number of adamant dragons assigned by a slayer master has been increased - 40-50 for Kuradal and 40-60 for Morvran.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 12,652 kills.[2]
    • This had increased to 13,497 by 6 May 2018.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 17 November 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  3. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"