Onyx dragon

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

Onyx dragons are high-level Slayer monsters requiring level 98 Slayer to kill. They are part of the gemstone dragon group, and are the second strongest dragon of this type.

A total of six onyx 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 Slayer task for gemstone dragons, however, they may enter the gemstone cavern without the need for charges, and, if the player has already donated gems for charges, the charges will not be consumed while on-task.

Entrance fee to killing onyx dragons
Uncut gem Kills per gem Cost per kill
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone 2 6,201
Uncut onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut onyxUncut onyx 400 6,142
Incomplete hydrix.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incomplete hydrixIncomplete hydrix 4000 14,423

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

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

Onyx dragons will periodically use their special attack which steals some of the player's life points and heals the dragon for 5,000 life points. This can be avoided by moving away from the black spikes that come towards the player as a ripple effect, when they reach the player's location they will emerge as a 3 by 3 area of effect attack (AoE) and can be avoided completely by moving out of that area. They will not use their special attack if the player is within melee range.

Resonance may be used to heal from their special attack, but the attack will still heal the dragon. Of all the gemstone dragons' special attacks, this attack's effect is the least punishing, so it may be safer to do so with these dragons. Beware that overuse of Resonance to block the special attack over the course of the task results in having to deal a lot more damage to complete it. Similarly, Devotion may be used with Protect / Deflect Magic to block the attack's damage, but this does not prevent the attack from healing the dragon.

If the dragon dies before the special attack hits, the attack deals no damage.

It is possible to kill onyx dragons with an aggression potion active and while not paying attention to the possible special attacks rather safely by placing an onyx 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% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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58–64%7–10%20–25%6–9%0.8–2.3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 683 kills.
3 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Monster often drop two from this table.

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 Onyx dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common89415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,46330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,45960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,322120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare329,490-402,7105,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,1890
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,3350
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,401600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare558,045-682,05527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,99660,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,63460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,09937,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare556,920-680,680756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,65840,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,844-850,476720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,07666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,47360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,024,515-1,252,1851,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare293,080-353,420136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare7,752-9,348136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common49,815-60,88522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon486,900-595,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,844-19,1060
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare337,860-412,9400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon13,350-18,690Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,172Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon24,625-29,550Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,970Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare64,650-77,580Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,971Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,325-14,455Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon427,140-522,0600
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon132,750-162,2500
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon97,830-119,5708,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon217,575-265,9255,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,944-7,936532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon51,786-59,184532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon125,6441,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare278,4601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common56,250-68,7501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common30,555-37,34545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon340,200-415,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,688-17,7126,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare145,800-178,20064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,275-38,22513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare589,680-720,720243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]180,7476,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,71818
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Onyx 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 Onyx dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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 Onyx 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.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.