Hydrix dragon

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For the Dragonkin Laboratory monster, see Hydrix dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory).
Hydrix dragon icon.png

Hydrix dragons are high-level Slayer monsters requiring level 101 Slayer to kill. They are part of the gemstone dragon group, and are the strongest dragon of this type.

A total of six hydrix dragons are located in the gemstone cavern under the Shilo Village mine. They require the completion of the hard Karamja achievements in order to access them in the gem rock cavern underneath. In order to pass the barrier to confront them, players are also required to sacrifice a number of uncut dragonstone, uncut onyx, or uncut hydrix gems - with each gem type allowing the player to kill a certain number of dragons within their respective chamber; up to a limit of storing 60,000 kills at a time.

If the player is on a gemstone dragon Slayer task, charges are neither needed nor consumed.

Entrance fee to killing hydrix dragons
Uncut gem Kills per gem Cost per kill
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone 2 6,006
Uncut onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut onyxUncut onyx 400 3,243
Incomplete hydrix.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incomplete hydrixIncomplete hydrix 4000 4,873

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The cave is located inside the gem mine in the northern part of Shilo Village in Karamja.

To be able to enter the cave players must have completed the hard Karamja achievements. To access the mine players can teleport directly to the gem mine with the option in the Karamja gloves 3 or 4.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Hydrix dragons attack primarily with magic, although they will use both magic and melee if within melee range in addition to the regular dragon fire attack.

Hydrix dragons have a special attack in which they send a row of spikes towards the area that the player is currently standing on. After a short delay, there is a 3 by 3 square area where spikes appear, dealing magic damage and draining adrenaline to 0, while also applying a debuff where adrenaline gained is reduced to half for a few seconds. However, they will not use this special attack if the player remains within melee distance of them.

Devotion in conjunction with Protect / Deflect Magic does block all damage done by the special attack, but it does not block the adrenaline loss nor does it prevent the debuff from occurring. While one may also use Resonance to heal from the attack, due to the debuff still occurring and its crippling nature, one should dodge it instead.

It is possible to kill hydrix dragons with an aggression potion active and while not paying attention to the possible special attacks rather safely by placing a hydrix dragon soul in their own Slayer dungeon and standing on top of the dragon's spawn point. This makes it likely that the dragon targets the player before it gets out of melee distance, and thus prevents it from using its special attacks.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Hardened dragon bones.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Hardened dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Hardened dragon bones (m)P2P icon.png1Always8,5840

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
54–57%8–9%26–28%6–8%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,788 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Players will receive two drops from the main drop table each kill.

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_1.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 2500;3000;4500;10000;14000;17000CoinsF2P icon.png2,500; 3,000; 4,500; 10,000; 14,000; 17,000Common2,500-17,0002,500-17,000
Tiny spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Tiny spiky rune salvage with rarity Common in quantity 1Tiny spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png1Common7,0688,000
Onyx bolt tips.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Onyx bolt tips (m)P2P icon.png1–2Uncommon7,552-15,1045,400-10,800
Diamond bolt tips.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Diamond bolt tips with rarity Common in quantity 26; 35; 40; 43Diamond bolt tipsF2P icon.png26; 35; 40; 43Common2,548-4,2142,054-3,397
Runite bolts.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Runite bolts with rarity Common in quantity 6Runite boltsF2P icon.png6Common8701,080
Diamond.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Diamond with rarity Common in quantity 2 - 4 (noted)DiamondF2P icon.png2–4 (noted)Common1,266-2,5322,400-4,800
Dragonstone.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted)Dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Common7,9926,000
Onyx.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Onyx with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Onyx (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare1,299,078180,000
Dragonstone bracelet.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragonstone bracelet with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Dragonstone bracelet (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon10,12511,475
Ring of wealth.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Ring of wealth with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted)Ring of wealth (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Common9,40610,575
Draconic visage.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity Rare in quantity 1Draconic visageF2P icon.png1Rare1,202,822450,000
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 25-35Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png25–35Common1,375-1,925Not alchemisable
Diamond ring.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Diamond ring with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted)Diamond ringF2P icon.png(noted)Common2,4632,115
Gemstone hauberk.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Gemstone hauberk with rarity 1/1024 in quantity 1Gemstone hauberk (m)P2P icon.png11/102496,88684,000

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Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common31615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common67530
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,09360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,418120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare108,810-132,9905,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,1670
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,4130
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,012600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare540,540-660,66027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,69660,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,12837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare636,120-777,480756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,93940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare700,902-856,658720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,60066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon59,02960,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,464-17,536678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,053,540-1,287,6601,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare203,660-245,590136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare11,560-13,940136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common82,755-101,14522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon344,700-421,30040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,628-14,0220
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare528,300-645,7000
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon21,600-26,400Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,950-6,050Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,900-12,100Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common770-880Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,425-9,075Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare45,090-55,110Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,503Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare22,545-27,555Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon757,350-925,6500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon155,250-189,7500
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,085-204,2158,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,600-202,4005,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon20,580-23,520532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon23,030-26,320532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon373,3361,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare697,5901,520
Flax.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common44,550-54,4501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common12,015-14,68545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon283,050-345,950450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260-15,9906,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare131,625-160,87564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,095-16,00513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare216,540-264,660243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]74,1916,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]16,25218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4031
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,626,392,973300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It was the first monster to have a static Slayer level above 99.
  • Upon release, the highest possible Slayer level was still 99, thus meaning one would've needed to utilise boosts to be allowed to kill them no matter what level they were. Wilder pies were released alongside the gemstone dragon update to ensure people could get consistent kills without having to reboost.
  • The experience rates were buffed a few months after release due to player complaints.
  1. ^ Gemstone Hauberk drop rate https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/deg45c/with_the_slayer_log_can_he_have_all_the_unknown/