Dragon defender

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The dragon defender is the eighth and final defender obtained in the Warriors' Guild, and is held in the off-hand in place of a shield. It is dropped by Cyclopes on the top floor of the Warriors' Guild, but only if the player is wielding or carrying a rune defender or higher. Like all defenders, it allows the use of both dual-wielding and shield abilities, and provides a 3% accuracy boost.
All defenders have style and defence bonuses equal to that of half their tier.

Wielding a rune or dragon defender can cause a Cyclossus to spawn, which has a much higher drop rate of the dragon defender. In addition, using the multi-token option in the cyclopes room increases the chance of receiving a dragon defender as well as encountering a cyclossus.

Some players choose to train combat on cyclopes. They should note that wearing a dragon defender whilst fighting the cyclopes may lead to the summoning of a cyclossus. Many players consider fighting the cyclossus difficult, troublesome, and costly in terms of food. Players who desire to train on cyclopes, but do not wish to confront a cyclossus, should use alternatives such as an off-hand weapon or shield. Also, they may choose to use a two-handed weapon; do note acquiring a dragon defender requires a rune or dragon defender to be wielded or in the player's inventory.

If one were to open the loot chest of the Barrows minigame when a dragon defender or better is equipped or in the player's inventory, there is a chance that the corruption sigil may drop, which can be combined with different (new or fully repaired) barrows weapons in order to further upgrade the tier 60 dragon defender to a tier 70 melee/magic/ranged equivalent.

When using the defender in combat, it will randomly block a hit, similar to Saradominist and Zamorakian warpriest armour. This effect was added with the release of Legacy Mode. This has a chance of 1/15, reduces damage by 50%-100% and provides +20% accuracy for the next attack.

The defender reduces the damage of this attack by X.

A dragon defender is used during a master emote clue step. This item is stored together with the Dragon Rider amulet and any colour Dragon mask in the hidey-hole inside the Dragontooth Island resource dungeon (south-east corner).

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A player can get as many dragon defenders as they wish; however, they must have another rune or dragon defender in their inventory or wielded.
  • The dragon defender used the same blade as the dragon scimitar before its third graphical update.
  • If killed in red portal clan wars each Dragon Defender turns into 1,000 coins for the killer.
  • The dragon defender was very popular before the Evolution of Combat because it was the best of the defenders, which were the only off-hand melee weapon in the game at the time.