Killing red dragons

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Killing Red dragons
RequirementsKilling red dragons.png
  • 30 Agility
  • 85 Herblore recommended
  • 80 Ranged recommended
  • 70 Defence recommended
  • 67 Summoning recommended
  • 28+ Divination recommended
Tier 70 + ranged weapon
War tortoise pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of War tortoise pouchWar tortoise pouch or Pack yak pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack yak pouchPack yak pouch recommended
Karamja gloves 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karamja gloves 4Karamja gloves 4 recommended for shortcut
TokKul-Zo.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokKul-ZoTokKul-Zo recommended
Super antifire (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super antifire (4)Super antifire (4)
Elite Karamja Tasks recommended
ProfitROIExperience gained
765,570606.92%100,000 Combat
33,000 Constitution
Inputs (126,140)Outputs (891,710)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Super antifire (4).pngSuper antifire (4)2.5126,140
ItemQuantityGE Price
Red dragonhide.pngRed dragonhide230385,020
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones230506,690

Killing Red dragons gives good combat experience and also decent money in the form of their guaranteed drops, dragon bones and red dragonhide, which sell for 2,203 and 1,674, respectively. This makes each kill worth 3,877 coins.

The only non-Wilderness location to kill red dragons is in the Brimhaven Dungeon. Access it using either the Karamja lodestone, a Brimhaven tablet, a charter ship to Brimhaven, or an amulet of glory. Entrance to the dungeon costs 875 coins, unless the Hard Karamja Tasks have been completed. Take the long path south and use the shortcut to enter the area. See the map of Brimhaven Dungeon for more information. Alternatively, if Karamja gloves 4 are worn, the shortcut near the dungeon entrance can be used to get to them much faster.

For those willing to take the risk of high level wilderness, Red Dragon Isle potentially offers the advantage of a nearby banker, William, who wanders both inside and outside of the gates. Alternately, those who have the Wilderness sword can use it to teleport to the Wilderness herb patch, which allows for quick returns from regular banks outside the Wilderness.

Red dragons are weak to crossbow bolts, but with high level weapons, any style will work. Super antifire is strongly recommended, as it will allow players to dual-wield weapons instead of having to wield anti-dragon shield or equivalent. Using a Beast of Burden is also helpful to cut down on the number of bank runs. With relatively high combat stats, each kill takes about 10 to 13 seconds on average. It is suggested to use a TokKul-Zo or ring of duelling to quickly bank.

Using a Sign of the porter II (28 Divination) or higher will automatically bank red dragonhides.

If a player doesn't have the level for super antifire potions but does have level 37 Prayer, they can instead use regular Antifire potions combined with Protect from Magic, which will provide complete immunity from chromatic dragonfire.