Dragonbane arrow

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Dragonbane arrows are arrows that do additional damage to dragons. They are created by attaching dragonbane arrowheads to headless arrows, requiring level 76 Fletching, giving 187.5 experience per set of 15 feathered.

When used against dragons, these arrows deal 40% more damage with auto-attacks and 25% more damage with abilities, and they gain 30% hit chance bonus. Dragonbane arrows or bolts are necessary in order to break through the armour of a rune dragon and weaken it.

Dragonbane arrows can be used with:

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Using Kethsian smithing to smith Dragonbane arrows


The Magic, Smithing, and Fletching requirements can be boosted or assisted. Therefore, using spicy stews and an extreme magic potion, the lowest levels possible to obtain these arrows are 76 Mining (required to complete the quest), 80 Magic, 74 Smithing and 70 Fletching.

Steps to create dragonbone arrows:

  1. Mine Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore at any of these locations, or purchase the ore from the Grand Exchange at 3,990 a piece. To skip the next step, cast the spell Tune Banite Ore directly on the rock, which will allow the player to mine dragonbanite ore directly from the rock.
    1. Arctic habitat mine which has rocks on the East and West sides of the azure chinchompa hunting grounds.
    2. Pirates' Hideout mine located in the Wilderness near the Mage Arena.
    3. Glacor Cave which can be accessed using fairy ring DKQ, and running north past the energy barrier. Requires Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
    4. Jatizso dungeon mine accessible after The Fremennik Isles quest.
    5. Quest mine after completing Hero's Welcome in Tarshak's sanctum.
  2. Switch to the Lunar spellbook if you are not already on it. The magic skillcape can be used to switch magic books at a bank.
  3. Create Dragonbanite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbanite oreDragonbanite ore by casting the Tune Banite Ore lunar spell on an item from a dragon, such as dragon bones or dragonhide in your inventory.
    1. The dragon item used will not be lost.
    2. Each cast requires 4 x Earth rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth runeEarth runes and 2 x Astral rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Astral runeAstral runes.
  4. Smelt the ore into Dragonbane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbane barDragonbane bars at a furnace. Any furnace can be used, such as the one at Lumbridge.
  5. Use the sixth-age circuit to teleport to the World Gate and then use it to travel to Kethsi (faster) or use DIR then AKS (slower)
  6. Use the Kethsian anvil on the upper level to make 75 Dragonbane arrowheads.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbane arrowheadsDragonbane arrowheads per bar.
    1. The item can be found under the 'Kethsian smithing' section, under the 'Misc Smithing' header. (see picture)
    2. Periodically use the Kethsian forge to re-heat your project and smith it faster.
  7. Add Headless arrows to the Dragonbane arrowheads to craft the finished dragonbane arrows.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Dragonbane arrow 5.png Dragonbane arrow ×15
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
187.5 XP-2 (1.2s) -
Fletching Fletching level76
Quests Partial completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat after finding the tune banite ore scroll
P2P icon.png Members only
Dragonbane arrowheads 5.pngDragonbane arrowheads15N/A-
Headless arrow 5.pngHeadless arrow1546690

Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

In terms of damage, dragonbane arrows are less effective than Araxyte arrows. This is because Araxyte arrows provide 864 damage while with the extra 25% applied to abilities the dragonbane arrows only provides 720 damage. This means that, if accuracy is not an issue, Araxyte arrows are superior. Due to the inherently high accuracy of the Noxious longbow, players should find that Araxyte arrows are better against normal dragons, if only slightly so. When fighting a dragon like the Queen Black Dragon, dragonbane arrows are of much more use due to their increased accuracy. In addition, dragonbane arrows are less time-consuming to acquire.

In any other case, dragonbane arrows are generally better. It should also be noted that rune dragons take immensely reduced damage in their first phase if hit by anything besides dragonbane bolts/arrows, so much that they are required to kill them effectively.

Disassembly[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 4 March 2019 (Update):
    • Chargebows now take into account arrows equipped or held in an equipped quiver, so special effects like those of dragonbane and black stone arrows can be used with them. Damage will be reduced to the lowest tier of the arrow or chargebow. Chargebows will work as usual when no arrows or another type of ammunition is held in the ammo slot.
  • patch 9 November 2015 (Update):
    • The XP given when crafting dragonbane arrows has been altered to match the Make X interface.