Dragonkin Laboratory

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The Dragonkin Laboratory is the second Elite Dungeon, a 1-3 player combat/narrative experience that rewards unique loot and Dungeoneering experience and tokens, located in the Deep Wilderness Castle Ruins. Players must use the grouping system in order to attempt a raid in a team of 2-3.

Unlike its predecessor, the Dragonkin Laboratory is contained in one map. In addition to this, many of the monsters inside can be killed for slayer assignments. Souls can be collected from the slayer creatures while in both story and normal modes.

After Seiryu the Azure Serpent was freed from a corrupting influence, Bryll Thoksdottir heard of an underground laboratory where torturous experiments were conducted. She requests the aid of adventurers to help explore the laboratory, having erected a safe zone in the surrounding area. It was extensively used by the Dactyl Dragonkin in their attempts to find a cure to the Stone's curse, but it was soon abandoned after an experiment went terribly wrong.

The Dragonkin Laboratory consists of three bosses: Astellarn, Verak Lith and the Black Stone Dragon. The Dragon Slayer perk, along with Dragonbane ammunition will work on all dragons including the bosses themselves.

Similar to Temple of Aminishi, there are 3 lore books; the Dragonkin research, Diary of an Overzealous Gnome and Redacted Dragonkin Research. The dragonkin research is filled by finding 22 notes scattered throughout the dungeon, while the diary and redacted research books are obtained from killing Astellarn and Verak Lith respectively.

Rewards from the dungeon include: Codices unlocking greater versions of melee abilities Fury, Flurry, and Barge. Draconic energy, which is used to upgrade tectonic armour from tier 90 to tier 92, much like how ancient scales upgrade sirenic armour from tier 90 to tier 92.

Completing the boss collection log for this content will complete the Dragonkin Swag feat which rewards the player with the Black Stone [Name] title.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Minibosses[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • Players have a higher chance to receive rare drops if they are holding a Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory).png: RS3 Inventory image of Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory)Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory). A lucky charm is consumed every time it grants a rare drop.
  • If the Elite dungeon chest is enabled, all drops will automatically be stored in the chest. If it is disabled, players have a chance of doubling drops.
  • If players unlock the Elite dungeon chest upgrade, the chest will store all drops and allow all drops to have a chance of being doubled, including rare boss drops.

Rare drops[edit | edit source]

The monsters inside the dungeon drop a variety of items, with the unique items being:

Item Description G.E. price Monster
Laboratory relic (common).png: RS3 Inventory image of Laboratory relic (common)Laboratory relic (uncommon).png: RS3 Inventory image of Laboratory relic (uncommon)Laboratory relic (rare).png: RS3 Inventory image of Laboratory relic (rare) Laboratory relics Can be low, high alched or disassembled. N/A All monsters
Dragonfire ash.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire ash Dragonfire ash Can be disassembled for 3 dragonfire components N/A All monsters
Perfect gemstone scales.png: RS3 Inventory image of Perfect gemstone scales Perfect gemstone scales Can be disassembled for 4 precious components N/A All gemstone dragons
Onyx dust.png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx dust Onyx dust Can be transmuted into an uncut onyx 31,513 All monsters
Draconic energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Draconic energy Draconic energy Can be used to create elite tectonic armour 148,775 All monsters
Greater Flurry ability codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Flurry ability codex Greater Flurry ability codex Unlocks the Greater Flurry ability 77,103,169 Astellarn
Greater Fury ability codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Fury ability codex Greater Fury ability codex Unlocks the Greater Fury ability 184,870,162 Verak Lith
Greater Barge ability codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Barge ability codex Greater Barge ability codex Unlocks the Greater Barge ability 343,068,644 Black stone dragon
Diary of an Overzealous Gnome.png: RS3 Inventory image of Diary of an Overzealous Gnome Diary of an Overzealous Gnome Lore book required for the Dragonkin Swag feat N/A Astellarn
Redacted Dragonkin Research.png: RS3 Inventory image of Redacted Dragonkin Research Redacted Dragonkin Research Lore book required for the Dragonkin Swag feat N/A Verak Lith
Inert black stone crystal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inert black stone crystal Inert black stone crystal Pet item that unlocks Bisdi N/A Black stone dragon

Common drops[edit | edit source]

The following table has 1/25 chance to get rolled on for boss monsters, and 1/50 chance for other monsters when holding a Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory).[a 1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mod Sova. Drop Rates - Elite Dungeon II. 1 October 2018. 1/10 if Lucky Drop table hit, chance of hitting table differs; see above.*
  2. ^ RuneScape. mysterious perk :o. 21 July 2020. "Mod Orion: 'If you have the Mysterious perk on your equipment and you go into the dungeon, it's like 500x more common. So, enjoy your free pet.'" Significantly more likely to drop when the player has the Mysterious perk on one of their equipped items.*

If the above table is not rolled, a reward from the following table is given:

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Some achievements can be done in both story mode and normal mode, some only in normal mode.

There are 57 achievements in this elite dungeon (showing 57).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • The Black Hands of Xau-Tak's defence has been slightly reduced during the encounter with the Black Stone Dragon in the Dragon Laboratory Elite Dungeon.
    • The height of the overhead enemy NPC target panel has been adjusted for the black hands of Xau-Tak, as well as several minibosses, in the Dragonkin Laboratory.
    • Fire from the Blackstone Dragon fight in Elite Dungeon 3 no longer damages you once the encounter has concluded.
    • Adding Elite Dungeon lore pages to a partially complete lore book no longer creates a new lore book in your backpack if you already have one in the Bank.
    • Edward, the wilderness cape seller outside of Dragonkin Laboratory, now allows you to Bank while in combat.
    • Mopped up some blood in Astellarn's arena that could cause issues with targeted abilities such as Bladed Dive, and changed the blood in the Black Stone Dragon's arena into inactive scenery.
    • Players can no longer attack the boss from outside of the boss arena. Instead, players will now teleport inside the boss arena after the boss is activated.
    • Starting a boss fight will also teleport all players within the boss area to its centre.
    • Combat dummies can now no longer be placed inside Astellarn's arena in the Dragonkin Laboratory.
  • patch 13 July 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the red dragons in Elite Dungeons 2 were able to attack through barriers under certain circumstances.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Ironmen can now complete slayer tasks within the Dragonkin Laboratory
  • hotfix 30 November 2018 (Update):
    • Drop rates of codices in the Dragonkin Laboratory have been improved.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Elite Dungeon 2 music tracks now unlock more consistently when playing in group mode.
  • patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • Prevented a crash that occurred when the Black Stone Dragon was defeated in group mode, but the group wasn't aligned to the Dragonkin Laboratory.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the 25 February 2019 game update, successful completion of the Temple of Aminishi Elite Dungeon was required to gain access to the Dragonkin Laboratory.[1]
  • The Dragonkin Laboratory is the only Elite Dungeon in which all of its contents are contained in one map, along with its banner screen showing two bosses; Astellarn and the dungeon's final boss, the black stone dragon.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Poerkie. Game Update - Elite Dungeons - Shadow Reef. "That is correct. even better you can go straight into ED3 without doing Ed1 & 2!"*