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This article is about the tier 60 non-degradable equipment available to pay-to-play players. For the free-to-play, degradeable version, see Corrupt dragon equipment.
A player wearing full Dragon armour
Graphically updated Dragon armour and claws

Dragon equipment is a range of tier 60 equipment available to pay-to-play players. Dragon items are made of a hard, dark-red metal called Orikalkum (with the exception of darts and arrows, which are made of dragon talons). It is believed that Dragon equipment was created by the Necrosyrtes, a faction of the dragonkin, and distributed to shops by the Consortium of Extra-Planar Merchandise Transferral Specialists. Dragon equipment are forged from Orikalkum by the dragonkin with direct, controlled dragonfire, which causes it to have different properties from Orikalkum equipment. Dragon equipment cannot be forged directly by players.

Effect on the economy[edit | edit source]

Since their initial release, Dragon equipment has had a profound effect on the economy of the game. For a long time, Runite equipment was the best available to players and was highly sought-after for that reason. The introduction of the rarer and significantly-better Dragon items caused Rune to permanently fall in price. Dragon equipment has declined in price over time as higher-level items have become available. Many Dragon items have settled at around their high-alchemy price, however some items, such as the Dragon full helm and the Dragon platebody, have remained valuable due to their rarity, cosmetic appearance, and prestige.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Dragon weapons are weapons requiring level 60 Attack to wield (or level 60 Ranged for several existing ranged weapons or 60 Magic for battlestaves respectively). Except for darts, arrows and crossbows, they cannot be created by players, and are generally obtained as drops from various high-levelled monsters, though some can be bought from specific stores (and of course from the Grand Exchange or from other players). Most offer access to a Special attack, except for darts and every weapon released after the Evolution of Combat. Many require the completion of a specific quest to be wielded.

Daggers, claws, longswords, maces and scimitars can be upgraded to a superior tier 70 version using a Wilderness hilt.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon battleaxe.pngDragon battleaxe [w 1][wr 1]Slash8941132---000---119,548
Dragon claw.pngDragon claw [wr 2]Slash5761132---000---51,826
Dragon dagger.pngDragon dagger [w 2][wr 3]Stab5761132---000---16,628
Dragon hasta.pngDragon hasta [wr 4]Stab7351132---000---28,743
Dragon hatchet.pngDragon hatchet [wr 5]Slash3671132---000---1,346,492
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword [w 2][wr 1]Slash7351132---000---57,370
Dragon mace.pngDragon mace [w 1][wr 3]Crush5761132---005---29,051
Dragon pickaxe.pngDragon pickaxe [wr 6]Crush4471132---000---2,146,201
Dragon scimitar.pngDragon scimitar [w 3][wr 7]Slash5761132---000---64,181
Dragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammer [w 4][wr 8]Crush8941132---000---132,824

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon defender.pngDragon defender [wr 9]---Stab144113211300----
Off-hand dragon battleaxe.pngOff-hand dragon battleaxe [w 1][wr 10]---Slash4471132000---118,289
Off-hand dragon claw.pngOff-hand dragon claw [wr 10]---Slash2881132000---40,232
Off-hand dragon dagger.pngOff-hand dragon dagger [w 2][wr 10]---Stab2881132000---17,766
Off-hand dragon longsword.pngOff-hand dragon longsword [w 2][wr 10]---Slash3671132000---56,985
Off-hand dragon mace.pngOff-hand dragon mace [w 1][wr 10]---Crush2881132000---28,994
Off-hand dragon scimitar.pngOff-hand dragon scimitar [w 3][wr 10]---Slash2881132000---90,523
Off-hand dragon warhammer.pngOff-hand dragon warhammer [w 4][wr 8]---Crush4471132000---44,298

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon 2h sword.pngDragon 2h sword [wr 11]Slash13411132---000---131,278
Dragon halberd.pngDragon halberd [w 5][wr 12]Slash13411132---000---196,695
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear [wr 13]Stab13411132---000---36,849

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon arrow 5.pngDragon arrow [wr 14]Arrow576----000---238
Dragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbow [wr 10]Bolt-1132---000---5,468,181
Dragon dart.pngDragon dart [wr 14]Thrown5761132---000---157
Dragon javelin.pngDragon javelin [w 6][wr 15]Thrown8941132---000---422
Dragon throwing axe.pngDragon throwing axe [w 4][wr 8]Thrown8941132---000---319
Dragon knife.pngDragon knife [wr 4]Thrown5761132---000---1,477

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Off-hand dragon crossbow.pngOff-hand dragon crossbow [wr 10]---Bolt-1132000---5,716,921
Off-hand dragon dart.pngOff-hand dragon dart [wr 10]---Thrown2881132000---222
Off-hand dragon javelin.pngOff-hand dragon javelin [w 6][wr 15]---Thrown4471132000---277
Off-hand dragon throwing axe.pngOff-hand dragon throwing axe [w 4][wr 8]---Thrown4471132000---201
Off-hand dragon knife.pngOff-hand dragon knife [wr 4]---Thrown2881132000---1,334

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon 2h crossbow.pngDragon 2h crossbow [wr 10]Bolt7651132---000---3,435,251

Magic weapons[edit | edit source]

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Magic.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon battlestaff.pngDragon battlestaff [w 4][wr 8]Spell-
casting
-1132---000---272,989

Weapon references (w)

  1. ^ a b c d You need to have completed the Heroes' Quest to use this item.
  2. ^ a b c d You need to have completed the Lost city quest to use this item.
  3. ^ a b You need to have completed the Monkey Madness quest to use this item.
  4. ^ a b c d e You need to have completed the Birthright of the Dwarves quest to use this item.
  5. ^ You need to have completed the Regicide quest to use this item.
  6. ^ a b You need to have completed the Hero's Welcome quest to use this item.

Weapon release references (wr)

  1. ^ a b This item was released on 27 February 2002.
  2. ^ This item was released on 26 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b This item was released on 25 February 2004.
  4. ^ a b c This item was released on 19 May 2014.
  5. ^ This item was released on 7 November 2005.
  6. ^ This item was released on 9 September 2009.
  7. ^ This item was released on 29 March 2005.
  8. ^ a b c d e This item was released on 2 October 2013.
  9. ^ This item was released on 7 December 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This item was released on 20 November 2012.
  11. ^ This item was released on 20 February 2006.
  12. ^ This item was released on 20 September 2004.
  13. ^ This item was released on 14 April 2003.
  14. ^ a b This item was released on 11 June 2007.
  15. ^ a b This item was released on 29 June 2015.

Armour[edit | edit source]

Dragon armour is tier 60 power armour, requiring level 60 Defence (and, in many cases, a quest) to wear. lt is seen by many players as the next step up from the tier 50 Rune armour, although tier 55 Granite armour offers defensive bonuses between the two, despite not being a metal and consisting of only six items.

The Dragon square shield is created by combining a Shield left half with a Shield right half on an anvil, which requires level 60 Smithing. Note that the Legends' Quest has to be completed to be able to wield or make this shield. To repair the Dragon platebody, level 92 Smithing is required, along with a Blast fusion hammer. There are 3 parts needed to smith the Dragon platebody: the Ruined dragon armour slice, the Ruined dragon armour lump and the Ruined dragon armour shard. Players can only smith this in the Ancient Caverns, and 2,000 Smithing experience is gained for doing so. The Assist System may be used to repair the Dragon platebody.

Dragon plate armour set with gold ornament kits after the 6 March 2012 graphical update.

Melee armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon full helm.pngDragon full helm [ar 1]1960014--1,054,901
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm [ar 2]1960014--59,094
Dragon platebody.pngDragon platebody [a 1][ar 3]2260022--1,291,021
Dragon chainbody.pngDragon chainbody [ar 4]2260022--151,801
Dragon kiteshield.pngDragon kiteshield [ar 5]22600---333,568
Dragon sq shield.pngDragon sq shield [a 2][ar 6]21400---525,420
Dragon gauntlets.pngDragon gauntlets [ar 7]49009--28,673
Culinaromancer's gloves 9.pngDragon gloves [a 3][ar 8]3600777100,000
Dragon platelegs.pngDragon platelegs [ar 9]2160018--160,264
Dragon plateskirt.pngDragon plateskirt [ar 10]2160018--164,057
Dragon boots.pngDragon boots [ar 11]49009--10,750

Magic armour[edit | edit source]

Magic.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon ward.pngDragon ward [ar 12]22600---29,210

Armour references (a)

  1. ^ You need to have completed the While Guthix Sleeps quest to create this item.
  2. ^ You need to have completed the Legends' Quest quest to use this item.
  3. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 9 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Armour release references (ar)

  1. ^ This item was released on 3 July 2007.
  2. ^ This item was released on 27 February 2002.
  3. ^ This item was released on 26 November 2008.
  4. ^ This item was released on 7 September 2004.
  5. ^ This item was released on 29 May 2012.
  6. ^ This item was released on 20 August 2003.
  7. ^ This item was released on 9 April 2008.
  8. ^ This item was released on 15 March 2006.
  9. ^ This item was released on 17 January 2005.
  10. ^ This item was released on 29 March 2005.
  11. ^ This item was released on 28 August 2007.
  12. ^ This item was released on 19 May 2014.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Spiked and ornamental dragon armour have the same stats as normal dragon armour.

Spiked[edit | edit source]

These items are obtained by using a dragon ornament kit (sp) on a normal dragon armour piece.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon full helm (sp).pngDragon full helm (sp)1960014--
Dragon platebody (sp).pngDragon platebody (sp)2260022--
Dragon kiteshield (sp).pngDragon kiteshield (sp)22600---
Dragon sq shield (sp).pngDragon sq shield (sp)21400---
Dragon platelegs (sp).pngDragon platelegs (sp)2160018--
Dragon plateskirt (sp).pngDragon plateskirt (sp)2160018--
TotalsWith kiteshield
8640054--
TotalsWith sq shield
8520054--

Ornamental[edit | edit source]

These items are obtained by using a dragon ornament kit (or) on a normal dragon armour piece.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon full helm (or).pngDragon full helm (or)1960014--
Dragon platebody (or).pngDragon platebody (or)2260022--
Dragon kiteshield (or).pngDragon kiteshield (or)22600---
Dragon square shield (or).pngDragon square shield (or)21400---
Dragon platelegs (or).pngDragon platelegs (or)2160018--
Dragon plateskirt (or).pngDragon plateskirt (or)2160018--
TotalsWith kiteshield
8640054--
TotalsWith sq shield
8520054--

Other variants[edit | edit source]

Dragonbone[edit | edit source]

These items have the same stats as normal dragon armour. These items are obtained by using a dragonbone upgrade kit on a normal dragon armour piece.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragonbone full helm.pngDragonbone full helm1960014--
Dragonbone platebody.pngDragonbone platebody2260022--
Dragonbone platelegs.pngDragonbone platelegs2160018--
Dragonbone plateskirt.pngDragonbone plateskirt2160018--
Dragonbone gloves.pngDragonbone gloves3600777
Dragonbone boots.pngDragonbone boots49009--
Totals723007077

Corrupt[edit | edit source]

These are a Free-to-play version of the dragon armour. It is the strongest armour available in Free-to-play, but it crumbles to dust after 30 minutes of wearing.

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Corrupt dragon battleaxe.pngCorrupt dragon battleaxeSlash8941132---000---78,282
Corrupt dragon dagger.pngCorrupt dragon daggerStab5761132---000---54,388
Corrupt dragon longsword.pngCorrupt dragon longswordSlash7351132---000---63,054
Corrupt dragon mace.pngCorrupt dragon maceCrush5761132---005---64,439
Corrupt dragon scimitar.pngCorrupt dragon scimitarSlash5761132---000---91,607

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Corrupt dragon spear.pngCorrupt dragon spearStab13411132---000---702,113

Melee armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Corrupt dragon helm.pngCorrupt dragon helm1960014--48,289
Corrupt dragon chainbody.pngCorrupt dragon chainbody2260022--82,282
Corrupt dragon sq shield.pngCorrupt dragon sq shield22600---69,650
Corrupt dragon platelegs.pngCorrupt dragon platelegs2160018--74,232
Corrupt dragon plateskirt.pngCorrupt dragon plateskirt2160018--70,235
Totals8640054--344,688

Lucky[edit | edit source]

The lucky dragon equipment is an item that was won on the Squeal of Fortune but is now discontinued.

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Lucky dragon claw.pngLucky dragon clawSlash5761132---000---

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Lucky off-hand dragon claw.pngLucky off-hand dragon claw---Slash2881132000---

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Lucky dragon 2h sword.pngLucky dragon 2h swordSlash13411132---000---

Melee armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Lucky dragon full helm.pngLucky dragon full helm1960014--
Lucky dragon platebody.pngLucky dragon platebody2260022--
Lucky dragon chainbody.pngLucky dragon chainbody2260022--
Totals4220036--

Superior dragon weapons[edit | edit source]

Superior dragon weapons are dragon weapons that have been upgraded using a Wilderness hilt, purchased from the Slayer Bounty & Deathmatch Reward Shop. The upgrade increases the weapons' stats from tier 60 to 70 while retaining special attacks, and also increases the Attack level required to equip. They are distinguishable from regular dragon weapons in that superior dragon weapons have hilts and other details that are coloured a dark blue.

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Superior dragon claw.pngSuperior dragon clawSlash6721486---000---
Superior dragon dagger.pngSuperior dragon daggerStab6721486---000---
Superior dragon longsword.pngSuperior dragon longswordSlash8571486---000---
Superior dragon mace.pngSuperior dragon maceCrush6721486---000---
Superior dragon scimitar.pngSuperior dragon scimitarSlash6721486---000---

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Superior off-hand dragon claw.pngSuperior off-hand dragon claw---Slash3361486000---
Superior off-hand dragon dagger.pngSuperior off-hand dragon dagger---Stab3361486000---
Superior off-hand dragon longsword.pngSuperior off-hand dragon longsword---Slash4281486000---
Superior off-hand dragon mace.pngSuperior off-hand dragon mace---Crush3361486000---
Superior off-hand dragon scimitar.pngSuperior off-hand dragon scimitar---Slash3361486000---

Grand Exchange sets[edit | edit source]

Dragon chain armour set (lg)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Dragon chain armour set (lg).png Dragon chain armour set (lg) 463,030 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1960014--59,094
Dragon chainbody.pngDragon chainbody2260022--151,801
Dragon platelegs.pngDragon platelegs2160018--160,264
Totals6380054--371,159

Dragon chain armour set (sk)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Dragon chain armour set (sk).png Dragon chain armour set (sk) 517,375 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1960014--59,094
Dragon chainbody.pngDragon chainbody2260022--151,801
Dragon plateskirt.pngDragon plateskirt2160018--164,057
Totals6380054--374,952

Dragon plate armour set (lg)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Dragon plate armour set (lg).png Dragon plate armour set (lg) 2,768,034 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon full helm.pngDragon full helm1960014--1,054,901
Dragon platebody.pngDragon platebody2260022--1,291,021
Dragon platelegs.pngDragon platelegs2160018--160,264
Totals6380054--2,506,186

Dragon plate armour set (sk)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Dragon plate armour set (sk).png Dragon plate armour set (sk) 3,688,222 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Dragon full helm.pngDragon full helm1960014--1,054,901
Dragon platebody.pngDragon platebody2260022--1,291,021
Dragon plateskirt.pngDragon plateskirt2160018--164,057
Totals6380054--2,509,979

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Dragon armour is now power armour.
  • patch 25 March 2009 (Update):
    • The horns on dragon medium helms no longer float on female players. This was fixed alongside the dragon armour update.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

All dragon weapons confirmed.
More concept art.
  • Dragon equipment has been a frequent subject of Jagex's April Fools jokes in the past. Spinning plates (a white ceramic plate with a small picture of a dragon) were released on 4 April 2005 in reply to the constant demand for the then-unreleased Dragon platebody, and Toy kites were released on 1 April 2008 foreshadowing the actual release of the dragon kiteshield four years later.
  • Dragon arrow and dragon dart tips are actually made from a dragon's talons and not from dragon metal; this may explain why they are not red in colour.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, dragon arrows could only be fired from a Dark bow, which had two special attacks that depend on whether dragon or other arrows are equipped.
  • On 6 March 2012, Dragon armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework.
  • Dragon equipment is the only standard metal to incorporate weapons of all three Ranged, Melee and Magic attack styles.
  • Prior to the Mining and Smithing rework, Dragon equipment was tank armor.