Strategies for Green dragon

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This article is a strategy guide for Green dragon.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.
Location of green dragons in the Wilderness near the boneyard.

Due to the return of the PvP Wilderness, it is far more profitable for players wishing to make money to kill blue dragons rather than green dragons, as if you choose to kill green dragons, you will very frequently be killed by waiting PKers, who nearly always have teleblocks and ice barrages in their arsenal, preventing escape. It is important to know that Clan Wars have been relocated, because the games necklace will no longer work here.

WARNING: If you kill these monsters in the wilderness, you should not take any items you are not willing to lose. If you are killed in the wilderness, you will only keep your 3 most valuable items, unless you initiate an attack on another player. In which case you will lose all items unless Protect Item is utilised, in which one item will be kept.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • 60+ Strength (70+ Recommended)
  • 50+ Attack (70+ Recommended)
  • 50+ Defence (70+ Recommended)
  • 60+ Ranged
  • 55 Slayer

Most people fight the dragons with melee. This is not recommended unless you are using at least a dragon weapon (the cheapest feasible melee weapon that can be used is the dragon dagger, though the abyssal whip also works fairly well), as the dragons have moderately high melee defence and will deal consistent damage with their magic attacks. If fighting using melee, you will need to use a good rotation of both offensive and defensive abilities if you want a good kill rate, and even then, it will not be as good as using ranged or magic. If you use dual-wielded or two-handed weapons, you will either need to continuously use Protect from Magic or bring super antifires (as well as more food since you cannot use shield abilities). You also stand the biggest risk of death if you go after them in the Wilderness, as the most common player killer attack is from a mage, which will usually try to stun and/or teleblock you to prevent escape. They will succeed frequently as your melee armour will conduct magic.

Recommended equipment for attacking Green Dragons with melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet / Slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer helmetSlayer helmet (if on slayer task)Torag's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's helmTorag's helmHelm of neitiznot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Helm of neitiznotHelm of neitiznotDragon helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon helmDragon helmRune full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune full helmRune full helm
NeckSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisperAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of powerAmulet of powerAmulet of strength.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of strengthAmulet of strength
BackFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeArdougne cloak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ardougne cloakArdougne cloak (3 or 4 recommended)Cape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of AccomplishmentObsidian cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Obsidian capeObsidian capeTeam cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Team capeTeam cape
BodyBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplateTorag's platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's platebodyTorag's platebodyDragon chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbodyRune platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune platebodyRune platebodyRune chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune chainbodyRune chainbody
LegsBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassetsTorag's platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's platelegsTorag's platelegsDragon platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon platelegsDragon platelegsRune platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune platelegsRune platelegsRock-shell legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rock-shell legsRock-shell legs
Main handAbyssal vine whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal vine whipAbyssal vine whipAbyssal whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal whipAbyssal whipKorasi's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Korasi's swordKorasi's swordDragon equipment#Weapons.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon equipment#WeaponsDragon equipmentRune equipment#Weapons.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune equipment#WeaponsRune equipment
Two-handed weaponBandos godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos godswordBandos godsword [1]Barrelchest anchor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrelchest anchorBarrelchest anchor [1]Dragon 2h sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword [1]Dragon halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon halberdDragon halberd [1]Rune 2h sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword [1]
Off-hand weaponEnhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur [1]Dragon defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon defenderDragon defender [1]any off-hand dragon weapon [1]any off-hand rune weapon [1]any off-hand adamant weapon [1]
Off-hand weaponDragonfire shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire shieldDragonfire shieldAnti-dragon shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anti-dragon shieldAnti-dragon shieldN/AN/AN/A
GlovesCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10Regen bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Regen braceletRegen braceletDragon gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon gauntletsDragon gauntletsRune gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune gauntletsRune gauntletsAdamant gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets
FeetBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsDragon boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bootsDragon bootsRune armoured boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune armoured bootsRune armoured bootsAdamant armoured boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant armoured bootsAdamant armoured bootsMithril armoured boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril armoured bootsMithril armoured boots
RingRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of WealthBerserker ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ringBerserker ringRing of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of lifeRing of lifeExplorer's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explorer's ringExplorer's ringRing of recoil.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of recoilRing of recoil
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j It is not recommended to bring an offhand weapon unless you are using Super antifire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Super antifireSuper antifire potions

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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  • 5 Monkfish or other high-healing single bite food (this depends on your level).
  • 3+ antifire potions or 1+ super antifire potion.
  • A 140+ can bring about 20 trout. As they are relatively cheap, dropping them won't get you any big loss. Higher levels should just bring less trout.
  • Emergency one-click teleport (highly recommended). Note that many dragons are located beyond level 20 Wilderness, so the emergency teleports may not work. If you have taken an amulet of glory or a ring of Wealth, you could teleport with those up to level 30 wilderness.
  • Make sure you have plenty of empty inventory slots or bring a Beast of Burden for drops.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The amount of food you use depends almost entirely on your combat level, your equipment, and luck; especially since you are at a disadvantage on the combat triangle. Play around with the amount of food you bring until you have a good balance; enough to get a full inventory of green dragonhide and/or bones without risking your life or wasting too much money on food. But remember, better safe than sorry.

Since dragons are magic-class monsters, they are weak against ranged attacks. Their specific weakness is bolts, but unless players wish to use Protect from Magic or Super antifires while killing them, they will be forced to wear an Anti-dragon shield or equivalent. Players who have completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat can alternatively opt for Dragonbane bolts, which deal extra damage to dragons (this stacks with abilities), and are considerably useful when used with the Royal crossbow.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

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 helmetRobin Hood hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Robin Hood hatRobin Hood hatArcher helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archer helmArcher helmStudded leather coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Studded leather coifStudded leather coif
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 furyAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of powerAmulet of power
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeAva's accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's accumulatorAva's accumulator/Ava's attractor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's attractorattractorN/AN/AN/A
BodyArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateRoyal dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide bodyRoyal dragonhide bodyRoyal dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide bodyRoyal dragonhide bodyBlack dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide bodyBlack dragonhide bodyRed dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Red dragonhide bodyRed dragonhide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtRoyal dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide chapsRoyal dragonhide chapsBlack dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide chapsBlack dragonhide chapsRed dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Red dragonhide chapsRed dragonhide chapsN/A
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbowArmadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow/Karil's pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's pistol crossbowKaril's pistol crossbowSagaie.png: RS3 Inventory image of SagaieSagaiesBlisterwood stake.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blisterwood stakeBlisterwood stakes
Two-handed weaponRoyal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbowZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bowHand cannon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannonHand cannon (with shot)Black salamander.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black salamanderBlack salamander (with tar)Crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal bowCrystal bow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbowKaril's off-hand pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's off-hand pistol crossbowKaril's off-hand pistol crossbowOff-hand blisterwood stake.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand blisterwood stakeOff-hand blisterwood stakeOff-hand dragon crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand dragon crossbowOff-hand dragon crossbow
Off-hand weaponElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shield*Eagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshield*Armadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl buckler*Dragonfire deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire deflectorDragonfire deflectorAnti-dragon shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anti-dragon shieldAnti-dragon shield
Ammo/SpellDragonbane arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbane arrowDragonbane arrows/Dragonbane bolt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbane boltDragonbane bolts (after Ritual of the Mahjarrat)Royal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal bolts/Onyx bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx bolts (e)Onyx bolts (e) (with Ascension, royal, or chaotic crossbow)Dragon arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon arrowDragon arrows (with Dark bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark bowDark bow only)/Dragon bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bolts (e)Dragon bolts (e)/Diamond bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond bolts (e)Diamond bolts (e) (with Armadyl or better crossbow)Broad arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Broad arrowBroad arrows/Broad-tipped bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Broad-tipped boltsBroad-tipped bolts/Runite bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite boltsRunite boltsRune arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune arrowRune arrows
GlovesPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10/Armadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl glovesRoyal dragonhide vambraces.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide vambracesRoyal dragonhide vambraces > Black dragonhide vambraces.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide vambracesBlack dragonhide vambracesBlack dragonhide vambraces.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide vambracesBlack dragonhide vambraces
FeetSpined boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spined bootsSpined bootsRanger boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranger bootsRanger bootsSnakeskin boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snakeskin bootsSnakeskin bootsN/AN/A
RingRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of WealthRing of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of lifeRing of lifeExplorer's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explorer's ringExplorer's ring (3/4)N/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Void knight equipment could be used instead of the helm, body, legs, and gloves, However it is not recommended if killing the dragons in the Wilderness as all items are lost on death.
  • Using two-handed or dual wielded crossbows can be dangerous as their dragonbreath can hit from a distance as well as up close. Protect from Magic significantly reduces its damage (to low 200s rather than 1500+), and Super antifires make it deal only one damage.
  • When faced with competition from other players, it is vital for the player to know/learn the respawn points of each dragon, in order to guarantee the kill by getting the first strike. This can be especially tricky due to the large number of macroers in the area.

Magic is rarely used as a method of killing green dragons due to the slightly higher cost compared to melee, but it hits more often than melee and can still be done with a profit. 80+ Magic is recommended but optional. A polypore staff, which requires 80 Magic to use (80 Farming to charge, but this is optional) would be a good choice if you have to use magic against them, as the staff's built-in spell hits quite hard, you don't lose runes if you die, and the charges for the staff is relatively cheap. If using this approach however, be sure to bring Super antifires or use Protect from Magic, as you will be unable to use a shield. If you lack the required level for the polypore staff you can instead use another staff. If you want to play it safe, bring a wand and an anti-dragon shield. Use the strongest air spell you have access to (to save on rune costs).

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadAhrim's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's hoodAhrim's hoodBatwing hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Batwing hoodBatwing hoodN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of magicAmulet of magicAmulet of power.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of powerAmulet of powerN/A
BackGod cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capeGod capeN/AN/AN/A
BodyAhrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's robe topBatwing torso.png: RS3 Inventory image of Batwing torsoBatwing torsoN/AN/A
LegsAhrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirtBatwing legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Batwing legsBatwing legsN/AN/A
Main handAhrim's wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's wandAhrim's wand/Wand of treachery.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of treacheryWand of treacheryMaster wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master wandMaster wandGrifolic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grifolic wandGrifolic wandN/A
Two-handed weaponArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff (with Air Surge)Polypore staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Polypore staffPolypore staffStaff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of lightAhrim's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff
Off-hand weaponDragonfire ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire wardDragonfire wardAnti-dragon shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anti-dragon shieldAnti-dragon shieldN/AN/A
FeetBatwing boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Batwing bootsBatwing bootsSplitbark boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Splitbark bootsSplitbark bootsN/AN/A
RingRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of WealthRing of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of lifeRing of lifeExplorer's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explorer's ringExplorer's ring (3/4)N/A

Profit[edit | edit source]

A good method for quickly banking drops from the eastern green dragons involves the use of the Ring of kinship at level 20 wilderness or below. Teleport to Daemonheim, bank with the Fremennik banker, then run southwest and north to return to the dragons. Using an amulet of glory or the Edgeville lodestone teleport is a fast method for banking from the western green dragons. The wilderness obelisks can be used for the northern dragons.

People seeking a profit by killing these creatures can make approximately 52,262 per inventory of bones and hides. To make greater profit, however, the only other items recommended worth taking are:

Crowded area of Green Dragons

Miscellaneous tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using the highest Beast of Burden familiar possible increases money-making.
  • Players with 60 Dungeoneering and a high combat level may find it more time-efficient to kill the blue dragons in the Taverley resource dungeon. Since relatively few players can access this dungeon, there is almost always free space. In addition, there are no pkers and few bots to worry about. The only downside is the dungeon's long distance from a bank. However, if the player has at least an Agility level of 70 they can use the shortcut inside Taverley dungeon, making banking a lot easier.