Killing red dragons
|Tier 70 + ranged weapon|
War tortoise pouch or Pack yak pouch recommended
Karamja gloves 4 recommended for shortcut
Super antifire (4)
|Elite Karamja Tasks recommended|
|Inputs (76,565)||Outputs (1,088,130)|
|2.5 x Super antifire (4) (76,565)||230 x Red dragonhide (664,700)|
230 x Dragon bones (423,430)
Killing Red dragons gives good combat experience, and also decent money in the form of their 100% drops, dragon bones and red dragonhide, which sell for 1,841 and 2,890 respectively. This makes each kill worth 4,731 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 you've completed the Hard Karamja Tasks. Take the long path south and use the shortcut to enter the area. See the map of Brimhaven Dungeon for more information. Alternatively, if you are wearing the Karamja gloves 4, you may use the shortcut near the dungeon entrance 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 you to use both hands for weapons instead of an anti-dragon shield or equivalent. Using a Beast of Burden is also helpful to cut down on the number of bank runs. Simply attack the red dragons and pick up the hides and bones. With relatively high combat stats, you can kill them in about 10 to 13 seconds on average. When your inventory and your familiar are filled, teleport to a bank using a TokKul-Zo, ring of duelling, or similar, bank, and repeat.
Using a Sign of the porter II (28 ) or higher will allow you to automatically bank the red dragonhide.
If you don't have the level for super antifire potions, but do have 37 Prayer, you can instead use regular Antifire potions combined with Protect from Magic, which will provide complete immunity from chromatic dragonfire.