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 5,944
Uncut onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut onyxUncut onyx 400 6,218
Incomplete hydrix.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incomplete hydrixIncomplete hydrix 4000 15,215

Locations[edit | edit source]

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]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
54–57%8–9%26–28%6–8%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,046 kills.
3 items 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.

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Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

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.png1Common83015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,06730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,12160
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,298120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare283,410-346,3905,400-6,600
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.png1Common14,7650
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.png1Common15,0110
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,888600
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)Rare534,960-653,84027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,59160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,18960,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,11137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare553,500-676,500756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,87340,000
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)Rare699,714-855,206720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare99,64666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,77060,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,368-18,632678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,028,295-1,256,8051,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare221,272-266,828136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,296-10,004136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common51,705-63,19522,950-28,050
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)Uncommon434,250-530,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,416-17,3840
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare342,180-418,2200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon8,725-12,215Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,484Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon12,275-14,730Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common982Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare68,550-82,260Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,372Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare6,100-8,540Not 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)Uncommon463,860-566,9400
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)Uncommon148,770-181,8300
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)Uncommon116,055-141,8458,100-9,900
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)Uncommon175,365-214,3355,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,226-10,544532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon30,072-34,368532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon130,6121,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare275,5201,520
Flax.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common58,500-71,5001,350-1,650
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)Common28,575-34,92545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon333,450-407,550450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192-15,9086,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare130,950-160,05064,800-79,200
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)Uncommon24,300-29,70013,500-16,500
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)Rare542,430-662,970243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]209,6886,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Hydrix dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
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]4361
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]1,400,846,250300,000
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.

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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/