Onyx dragon

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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 3,260
Uncut onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut onyxUncut onyx 400 2,665
Incomplete hydrix.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incomplete hydrixIncomplete hydrix 4000 19,519

Locations[edit | edit source]

They may also spawn as part of a flash mob if the player has a combat level of 80 or higher.

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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62–67%6–9%19–23%5–8%0.7–1.9%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 917 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.

  1. ^ a b 1/2,000 chance during a Slayer assignment; 1/5,000 chance otherwise.[1]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250–500High Level Alchemy icon.png250–500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common41715
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common31630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common43360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common1,053120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare47,385–57,9155,400–6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,520600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare293,400–358,60027,000–33,000
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)1Common8,8021
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)1Common8,8761
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not 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)1Very rare[d 2]Not 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)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common56,68160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common55,76660,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,27637,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare656,460–802,340756,000–924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon37,52540,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare675,450–825,550720,000–880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,40366,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon57,55760,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common27,572–33,428678–822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare784,215–958,4851,104,165–1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare50,116–60,434136–164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare14,484–17,466136–164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common71,550–87,45022,950–28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon241,650–295,35040,500–49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon23,664–28,53668–82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare653,040–798,160180–220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon4,750–6,650Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common508Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon6,250–7,500Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common500Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,350–7,620Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common3,600Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,325–6,055Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon12,908–14,752532–608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon87,696–100,224532–608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon121,0801,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare27,3201,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon347,130–424,27090–110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon115,470–141,13090–110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon170,685–208,6158,100–9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon422,460–516,3405,130–6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common44,100–53,9001,350–1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common40,500–49,50045–55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon845,100–1,032,900450–550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon23,392–28,2086,528–7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare232,200–283,80064,800–79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,985–40,31513,500–16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare575,370–703,230243,000–297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]511,4256,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]6081
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]17,21918
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Wilderness drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt1Rare47,97148,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal5–15 (noted)Uncommon35,845–107,53512,000–36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch1Uncommon2,882Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch1Very rare821,241Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed1–3Uncommon63,042–189,12638–114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Onyx dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

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

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ramen's Twitter account. 22 March 2022. (Archived from the original on 22 March 2022.) Mod Ramen: "
    Gemstone dragons death:

    Rare chance off task=2500
    Rare chance on task=1000

    Dragonstone dragons drop: Boots or Gloves (50/50)
    Onyx dragons drop: Legs or Helm (50/50)
    Hydrix dragons drop: Body only"
  2. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. (Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.) Existing Game Updates Forums.