Dragon scimitar

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The dragon scimitar is a level 60 scimitar. It can be wielded by members who have at least 60 Attack and have completed the Master quest Monkey Madness.

It can be bought from two different shops for 100,000 coins: either from Daga's Scimitar Smithy on Ape Atoll, or from Dealga's Scimitar Emporium in the Varrock Sword Shop. Players who have freed King Awowogei in Recipe for Disaster can easily reach Ape Atoll through the Ape Atoll Teleport spell, which requires 64 Magic. It is also a possible loot from monkey knife fighters after completing Do No Evil.

Along with the Abyssal whip, it used to be one of the most popular non-degrading weapons for melee training, but both were commonly ridiculed for their weak special attacks.

An off-hand version of this scimitar can be bought for 100,000 coins from the two aforementioned shops in Ape Atoll and Varrock.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Special attack[edit | edit source]

The dragon scimitar's special attack.

The dragon scimitar has a special attack called Sever which prevents the target from using protection prayers for 4.8 seconds, and deals 50-210% ability damage. This attack has an added 25% accuracy when hitting the target. Successful hits will grant the player a 25% accuracy buff against all targets when using slash weapons for one minute. The special attack requires 25% adrenaline. It should be noted that the special attack will not disable monster protection prayers.

The increase in accuracy for one minute makes it a feasible weapon to use against high-defence targets at lower levels, and very useful in the Essence of finality or as a weapon switch at higher levels in tandem with other high-tier slash weapons, such as the Noxious scythe or the Dark shard of Leng. It is also greatly beneficial to tuned bane weapons, which deal very high damage against their respective targets, but are usually limited by their low accuracy.

The special attack is useful against enemies who can regenerate their stats such as Telos and Vorago. Additionally, the special attack is useful against boss mechanics where the mechanics in the boss fight have a higher Defence than the main boss, such as the Echo of Kerapacs in the hard mode Kerapac fight. The opposite is also true where the mechanics in the boss fight are lower Defence than the main boss and therefore the special attack can be used on them rather than the boss itself to receive the buff, such as the minion spawns in the Kalphite King fight.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Detailed[edit | edit source]

Equipped[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 28 November 2022 (Update):
    • Dragon weapons had their special attacks re-balanced.
      • Now deals 50-210% ability damage.
      • Adrenaline cost has been reduced to 25.
      • Now grants a new buff on-hit:
        • Increases hit chance with slash attacks by 25% for 1 minute.
  • update 20 November 2012 (Update):
    • Graphical improvements to dragon weapons, previously only available in the Evolution of Combat Beta, are now live in the game.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • The Dragon Scimitar's special attack now has a sound effect attached.
  • update 1 December 2010 (Update):
    • Dragon scimitar is graphically updated.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • You'll now open the shop interface if you wish to buy a dragon scimitar from Daga on Ape Atoll.
  • hidden 17 September 2009 (Update):
    • Animations and model of dragon scimitar have been updated.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Scimitar models have been enlarged slightly.
    • Scimitar wield position updated.
  • update 28 July 2009 (Update):
    • Appearance and attack animations of the dragon scimitar are updated.
  • update 4 April 2005 (Update):
    • Special attack changed due to the original special attack not working as intended and being unable to be fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the dragon scimitar image in the Grand Exchange Database was replaced by the new model. Players found the image and posted about it in the RuneScape Forums, making it widely known before Jagex removed the image a few hours later. Five days later, the image was once again put up along with the official release.
  • On 10 August 2009, an update gave the blade of the dragon scimitar a more red-plastic colour and a metallic luster effect.
  • If the player asked Zeke to sell them a Dragon scimitar, he would say, "Seriously, you'll be a monkey's uncle before you'll ever hold a dragon scimitar." In the Monkey Madness quest (the quest a player must complete to wield a dragon scimitar), players have to play the role of a monkey's uncle to complete a certain part of the quest.