Hardened dragon bones

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Hardened dragon bones are obtained as a drop from adamant dragons and gemstone dragons. Hardened dragon bones give 144 Prayer experience when buried (288 when wearing the Dragon Rider amulet), 576 Prayer experience when offered at the Ectofuntus, or 504 Prayer experience when offered at a gilded altar with 2 burners lit.

Cost and XP analysis[edit | edit source]

Bury with the Dragon Rider amulet Gilded altar[a 1] or
Chaos Temple
Ectofuntus Cremation
XP 144 288 504 576 648 (Total) 360 (Prayer) + 288 (FM)
GP/XP -64.9 -32.5 -18.6 -16.2 -14.4 (Total) -26 (Prayer) or -32.5 (FM)
  1. ^ This table assumes that two burners are lit while using the gilded altar, and excludes the cost of clean marrentill.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 10 April 2017 (Update):
    • Renamed from "Adamant dragon bones" to "Reinforced dragon bones", with the examine text changed from "Dragon bones infused with adamantite ore." to "Tougher than average dragon bones."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hardened dragon bones were changed to their current name on 10 April 2017 due to gemstone dragons sharing the same bone drop.
  • There are multiple ways to use hardened dragon bones to get from 1-99 Prayer:
    • A player choosing to use a gilded altar with lit burners and no other experience boosts would spend 241,861,109 if all the bones were bought at the current medium price on the Grand Exchange.
      • Additionally, the first bone would take them straight to level 5 Prayer.
    • Using the ectofuntus would cost 211,628,470, but it would take far longer to do so.
    • Cremating the bones would cost 746,655,656, and would additionally give 10,427,545 Firemaking experience.
    • Simply burying the bones would cost 846,513,880.