Killing rune dragons

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Killing rune dragons
RequirementsRune dragon.png

85+ Herblore (97 recommended)
92+ Prayer recommended for Ancient curses


Super antifire or Searing overload potion (Recommended) or Supreme overload salve (Best)
Have T80 Ranged Armour
Have T90+ ranged weapons
Have Dragonbane arrow or Dragonbane bolts
Sixth Age Circuit

Fate of the Gods required to access the World Gate
Ritual of the Mahjarrat for dragonbane ammunition
The World Wakes (optional) to get Sixth Age Circuit

Spring cleaner Highly recommended
Advanced gold accumulator recommended
Bone crusher upgraded (to instantly pick Reinforced dragon bones)
Sixth Age Circuit or Kethsi ring for quicker access
Luck of the Dwarves (HSR chance)

ProfitExperience gained
Inputs (1,159,397.31)Outputs (6,161,452.83)
10 × Super restore flask (6).png Super restore flask (6) (246,840)
101.72 × Spring.png Spring (355,405.31)
250,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins (250,000) For gear repair
262.5 × Rune bolts (unf) 5.png Rune bolts (unf) (51,450)
236.25 × Magic logs.png Magic logs (95,681.25)
59.06 × Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide (137,674.69)
31.5 × Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips (236,502)
11.81 × Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone (117,569.81)
17.72 × Large plated rune salvage.png Large plated rune salvage (541,803.94)
2.63 × Dragon longsword.png Dragon longsword (151,759.13)
2.63 × Off-hand dragon longsword.png Off-hand dragon longsword (149,850.75)
0.16 × Draconic visage.png Draconic visage (193,917.28)
0.33 × Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt (52,712.63)
0.33 × Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs (52,932.14)
0.11 × Ragefire gland.png Ragefire gland (22,401.31)
0.11 × Steadfast scale.png Steadfast scale (1,440,749.62)
0.11 × Glaiven wing-tip.png Glaiven wing-tip (164,225.03)
84 × Reinforced dragon bones.png Reinforced dragon bones (1,428,924)
84 × Small plated rune salvage.png Small plated rune salvage (1,241,268)
82,031.25 × Coins 10000.png Coins (82,031.25)

The profit rate assumes 84 kills per hour. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

Rune dragons are the strongest metal dragon in the game. They have a combat level of 127 and 68,250 lifepoints.

Rune dragons has a special mechanic which is divided into 3 phases. The fight starts with the Armoured Phase which will last until the rune dragon has 45,025 lifepoints or below which will let it enter onto the Flying Phase and lastly Enraged Phase which starts at 22,522 lifepoints

Note: Every time the rune dragon transitions between phases, the attack that dealt the damage which caused the transition will be reduced to deal only 10% of its original damage.

Phase 1 - Armoured Phase

  • Any attacks that are not dragonbane will significantly be reduced.
  • Use only Dragonbane ammunition or dragon bane weaponry (sword, longsword, 2h sword)

Phase 2 - Flying Phase

  • Will be immune to all melee attacks
  • Will not be able to do melee hits
  • Throughout this phase, the rune dragon may breathe a bright blue plume of enhanced dragonfire, dealing magic damage. This attack cannot be fully blocked by a super antifire or wyrmfire potion, and will deal a minimum of 450 magic damage. However, if the player is far enough from the dragon, a small cloud appears under the player indicating the enhanced dragonfire is being used and can be avoided by moving away from it.

Phase 3 - Enraged Phase

  • The dragon becomes vulnerable to melee attacks
  • The dragon gets stronger with every attack. It stops using enhanced dragonfire and returns to standard dragonfire. It also starts using its melee attacks again.