Dragon bones

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"Dragon bone" redirects here. For the ornament kit, see Dragonbone upgrade kit.
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Dragon bones (Dungeoneering).
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Dragon bones are associated with the Prayer skill, and are dropped by most adult dragons. Dragon bones give 72 Prayer experience when buried (144 when wearing the Dragon Rider amulet), 180 Prayer experience when cremated, 288 Prayer experience when offered at the Ectofuntus, or 252 Prayer experience when offered at a gilded altar with 2 burners lit. The relative ease of collecting dragon bones, combined with the amount of experience earned from them, makes them widely viewed as a fast, cost-effective way to train Prayer.

Members can also get dragon bones as a reward from the Soul Wars minigame by selecting the 'Gamble' option when choosing rewards. If a player gets dragon bones, they will likely be noted in quantities of 11 or 22.

Cost and XP analysis[edit | edit source]

Bury Gilded altar or
Chaos Temple
Ectofuntus Cremation
Experience 72 252 288 324 (Total) 180 (Prayer) + 144 (FM)
Cost per XP -43 -12.3 -10.7 -9.6 (Total) -17.2 (Prayer) or -21.5 (FM)
  • It is assumed that two burners are lit while using the gilded altar and does not include the cost of clean marrentill.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Green and Blue dragons are the weakest types of dragons, resulting in dragon bones mostly being accumulated by killing them.
  • Green dragons are the lowest level dragons in the game. They can be found in various places in the Wilderness, as well as in two locations in the Chaos Tunnels. Green dragons in the Chaos Tunnels are grouped together with Baby black dragons, while players may be attacked by Player Killers while fighting green dragons in the Wilderness locations.
  • The high value of dragons' drops (bones plus hides every kill for chromatic dragons) makes dragon-hunting a highly profitable combat activity. Players can make 120K to over 1M coins per hour fighting green dragons, depending on how fast they can kill the dragons and bank the loot. About 35K to 100K can be made per run on dragons (depending on inventory space /B.O.Bs), and more if more valuable items are brought back as well.
  • Baby dragons do not drop dragon bones. Instead, they drop Baby dragon bones.
  • Burying dragon bones is not recommended; usually they are best used on a Gilded altar or the altar in the Chaos Temple (Wilderness), which gives the same experience and doesn't require 75 Construction.
  • Airut bones, Dagannoth bones, Ourg bones, Hardened dragon bones, Dinosaur bones , Reinforced dragon bones, and Frost dragon bones are faster ways to train Prayer than Dragon bones, but cost much more per Prayer experience point.
  • While gilded altars give the fastest experience, some prefer to use the Ectofuntus due to the fact that gilded altars give 36 less XP per bone. Although it's slower, the Ectofuntus gives more experience per bone, decreasing costs, and eliminates the need to obtain marrentill and/or find a house party offering an altar.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Barbarian Assault/Rewards(noted)UnknownN/A
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Barbarian Assault/Rewards27 (noted)CommonN/A
Black dragon100 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Black dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)108 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Blue dragon74 Multicombat.png1AlwaysF2P icon.png
Bronze dragon86 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Brutal green dragon105 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Celestial dragon127 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Celestial dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)114 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Challenge Mystery Bag/RewardsN/A Challenge Mystery Bag/Rewards1–100VariesN/A
Chaos Elemental P2PNot available Multicombat.png1UncommonN/A
Dragon impling83 Hunter-icon.png52–100 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Dragon impling jarN/A Reward52–100 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Falador resource bundleN/A Reward1–3UnknownF2P icon.png
Ghost treatN/A Reward15 (noted)Uncommon[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Golden chinchompa (Squeal of Fortune)Not available Multicombat.png10CommonN/A
Green dragon63 Multicombat.png1AlwaysF2P icon.png
Hefin worker96 Thieving-icon.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Iron dragon98 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png1AlwaysF2P icon.png
Medium parcelN/A Medium parcel10 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Mithril dragon112 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Queen Black Dragon900 Multicombat.png8AlwaysP2P icon.png
Rare drop tableNot available Multicombat.png180–220 (noted)UncommonN/A
Red dragon84 Multicombat.png1AlwaysF2P icon.png
Red dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)105 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Soul Wars/RewardsN/A Reward11UnknownN/A
Steel dragon100 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Vindicta1000 Multicombat.png150–250 (noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Vindicta1000 Multicombat.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Zombie (random event)14; 29; 49; 79; 120; 159; 170 Multicombat.png1–3RareF2P icon.png
Zombie impling87 Hunter-icon.png3UncommonP2P icon.png
Zombie impling jarN/A Reward3UncommonP2P icon.png
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Ghost treat page for details

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dragon bones became available to free-to-play players on 29 February 2017, and buryable in free-to-play on 9 October 2017.
  • A player choosing to use dragon bones all the way from 1-99 Prayer, using a gilded altar with lit burners and no other experience boosts, would spend 160,085,572 coins if all bones were bought at the current price on the Grand Exchange.
    • Using the ectofuntus would cost 140,074,875 coins, but would take far longer to do. Simply burying the bones would cost 560,299,500 coins.