Strategies for Frost dragon

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This article is a strategy guide for Frost dragon.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Frost dragons are dangerous level 112 dragons residing in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon. Frost dragons are often killed for their valuable frost dragon bones, worth 13,546 coins, as well as the chance of other valuable drops such as the draconic visage.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

To access the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon, 85 Dungeoneering is needed. It is also suggested to have a good stab weapon, 80+ in all combat stats in your choice of combat class, 70+ prayer and 52+ summoning.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Due to their stab weakness, weapons such as the Chaotic rapier, Blade of Avaryss, Attuned crystal dagger, Drygore rapier and their off-hand counterparts can be effective against frost dragons. However, any mid to high level melee weapon can be 100% accurate against frost dragons with boosts applied, such as Overloads or the Piety/Turmoil prayers.

The frost dragons' magic attack is very inaccurate; however, it hits between 100-500 and can kill a player over time. Therefore, a familiar such as a Bunyip or Unicorn stallion will extend trips. Frost dragons always stick to ranged or magic attacks throughout the fight. The chance is random, so it is advised to change to the corresponding protection prayer depending on the first regular attack, whether it is a ranged attack (thin blue projectile) or a magic attack (Water spell).

The fastest method of killing the dragons is to use melee weapons with the Soul Split curse and Piety/Turmoil activated. Suggested for this is Bandos armour, Torva armour or Anima Core of Zaros armour because of the offensive bonuses. If the player has access to Invention perks, the Dragon Slayer perk can be used for a 7% damage increase against the dragons. Warpriest armour can prove to be a quality low level substitute to higher levelled armour, as it provides respectable balanced defence from their strong varied attacks without compromising melee accuracy. However, this is not recommended due to the low cost and high effectiveness of Bandos armour.

Using Magic or Ranged is not recommended, as ranged and magic armour have a low ranged defence, and as of the Halloween 2011 update, Frost Dragons now use a ranged attack which hits up to 500 life points. Players can still use Magic or Ranged, but would require a higher tier setup. Frost Dragons also have high magic defence, so spells can splash very often. With higher levelled gear, and the boosts mentioned above, Ranged/Mage weapons can reach a similar effectiveness to melee weapons.

Possibly the best way to bank Frost dragon bones, as of 14 February 2012, is to have a Tokkul-Zo equipped and bank using the teleport on the ring then lodestone back to Port Sarim while restoring prayer and summoning points as you run back to the dragons. Alternatively to the lodestone, just north of the fight caves, the Fairy ring aiq can be used to teleport to the Mudskipper Point, which is a short run from the dungeon.

Banking Alternative: Using Frost Dragon Bones on Magic notepaper will convert the bones to noted. Magic notepaper costs 1,011 so you will be making 12,535 a bone instead of 13,546 but will not have to bank as often. An upgraded Bonecrusher will automatically pick up the bones left behind by the dragons, which makes it easier for the player to use Magic notepaper on the bones. This also allows for more kills per hour, as the player won't have to worry about manually picking up the bones.

NOTE: Logging out in the Frost Dragon lair will put you outside of the resource dungeon entrance. If you die in the Frost Dragon lair, your gravestone will spawn outside the resource dungeon entrance.

Notes about the Orb attack[edit | edit source]

Frost Dragon with an active blue orb circling it.

When fighting Frost Dragons, a small blue orb will occasionally appear and start circling the dragon. It is important that you do NOT attack while the orb is out, as it will rebound 80% of any damage you would've dealt.

  • The Orb appears at random, and keeps circling the dragon for 2.5 circles, after which damage can then be dealt to the dragon normally.
  • Familiars can still attack the dragon during this period without any recoil damage to either the familiar or the player
  • The Orb attack only starts if the dragon is attacking you.
  • The Orb will reflect damage over time effects like Dismember, Slaughter, Combust, Fragmentation Shot, and Deadshot.

Equipment Setup[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadCustom-fit trimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork helmCustom-fit trimmed masterwork helmMasterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
Anima core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of ZarosAnima core helm of Zaros
Bandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmetSuperior rock-shell helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell helmSuperior rock-shell helm
NeckAmulet of zealots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of zealotsAmulet of zealotsAmulet of souls (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls (or)Brawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisperDesert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeStrength cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strength capeStrength capeN/A
BodyAugmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork Platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork PlatebodyAugmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork PlatebodyAugmented Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Torva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Torva platebodyAugmented Torva platebody
Augmented anima core body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented anima core body of ZarosAugmented anima core body of Zaros
Augmented Bandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Bandos chestplateAugmented Bandos chestplateSuperior rock-shell plate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell plateSuperior rock-shell plate
LegsAugmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork Platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork PlatelegsAugmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork PlatelegsAugmented Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Torva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Torva platelegsAugmented Torva platelegs
Augmented anima core legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented anima core legs of ZarosAugmented anima core legs of Zaros
Augmented Bandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Bandos tassetsAugmented Bandos tassetsSuperior rock-shell legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell legsSuperior rock-shell legs
Main handAugmented khopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of TumekenAugmented khopesh of TumekenAugmented drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented drygore longswordAugmented drygore longswordAugmented elite tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite tetsu katanaAugmented elite tetsu katanaAugmented ripper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ripper clawAugmented ripper clawN/A
Two-handed weaponAugmented Zaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Zaros godswordAugmented Zaros godswordAugmented noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented noxious scytheAugmented noxious scytheAugmented Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented AnnihilationAugmented AnnihilationAugmented mizuyari.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented mizuyariAugmented mizuyariN/A
Off-hand weaponAugmented khopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of ElidinisAugmented khopesh of ElidinisAugmented off-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand drygore longswordAugmented off-hand drygore longswordAugmented elite tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite tetsu wakizashiAugmented elite tetsu wakizashiAugmented off-hand ripper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand ripper clawAugmented off-hand ripper clawN/A
Ammo/SpellArmour spikes (alloy).png: RS3 Inventory image of Armour spikes (alloy)Armour spikes (alloy)Armour spikes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armour spikesArmour spikesN/AN/AN/A
GlovesCustom-fit trimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork glovesCustom-fit trimmed masterwork glovesGloves of passage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of passageGloves of passageBandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos glovesSuperior rock-shell gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell glovesSuperior rock-shell glovesN/A
FeetCustom-fit trimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork bootsCustom-fit trimmed masterwork bootsLaceration boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Laceration bootsLaceration bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsSuperior rock-shell boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell bootsSuperior rock-shell bootsN/A
RingHazelmere's signet ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Hazelmere's signet ring (i)Hazelmere's signet ring (i)
Luck of the Dwarves (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the Dwarves (i)Luck of the Dwarves (i)
Asylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitRing of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigourN/A
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraMahjarrat aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahjarrat auraMahjarrat auraReverence aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reverence auraReverence auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraN/A
PocketIlluminated Book of Wisdom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of WisdomIlluminated Book of WisdomN/AN/AN/AN/A
Holy overload potion (6).pngHoly overload potion (6).pngExtended super antifire flask (6).pngAncient elven ritual shard.png
Super prayer renewal potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Dungeoneering cape.pngMagic notepaper 5.png500

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Recommended equipment for ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlArmadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetHelm of neitiznot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Helm of neitiznotHelm of neitiznotAny Blessed dragonhide coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blessed dragonhide coifBlessed dragonhide coifN/A
NeckSaradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmurAmulet of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of rangingAmulet of rangingAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterN/AN/AN/A
BodyPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateRoyal dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide bodyRoyal dragonhide bodyKaril's top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's topKaril's topBlack dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide bodyBlack dragonhide body
LegsPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtRoyal dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide chapsRoyal dragonhide chapsKaril's skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's skirtKaril's skirtBlack dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide chapsBlack dragonhide chaps
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaiveChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow/
Attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakram
Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbowN/A
Two-handed weaponNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowWyvern crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbowRoyal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbowZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bow/
Attuned crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal bowAttuned crystal bow
Sunspear (ranged).png: RS3 Inventory image of Sunspear (ranged)Sunspear (ranged)
Off-hand weaponOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow/
Off-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakram
Off-hand Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbowN/A
Off-hand weaponDragonfire deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire deflectorDragonfire deflectorAnti-dragon shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anti-dragon shieldAnti-dragon shieldVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldN/A
Ammo/SpellBane ammunition.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane ammunitionDragonbane ammoAraxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrows/
Ascension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts
Royal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal bolts (crossbow only)Diamond bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond bolts (e)Diamond bolts (e) (crossbow only)N/A
GlovesAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsNightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsGlaiven boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glaiven bootsGlaiven bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsRanger boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranger bootsRanger bootsSnakeskin boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snakeskin bootsSnakeskin boots
RingArchers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitBerserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)TokKul-Zo.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokKul-ZoTokKul-Zo
AuraSupreme reverence aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme reverence auraSupreme reverencePenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenanceKnock-out aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Knock-out auraKnock-outSupreme sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme sharpshooter auraSupreme sharpshooterMaster sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master sharpshooter auraMaster sharpshooter

Items:

Your familiar should have:

  • High level food
Keep all the other spaces for your frost dragon bones or any other valuable item(s).