Red dragon

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Red dragons are the second strongest chromatic dragons. They primarily attack using a Fire Bolt spell, but as with all dragons, they can use a magic-based dragonfire attack. They also use melee if the player gets within melee range. The dragonbreath attack can hit from a distance as well as up close, so an anti-dragon shield, the Protect from Magic prayer, or an antifire potion are essential when fighting them as they can otherwise hit over 1500. Money can be made by selling their drops. Collecting the hides and bones makes each kill worth approximately 5,088 coins.

If assigned red dragons as a slayer task, baby red dragons may be killed as an alternative.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As with all dragons, protection from their dragonfire is required. The following can be combined to provide full dragonfire protection:

Alternatively, a super antifire potion provides complete immunity to dragonfire.

The dragons are weakest to bolts, so Ranged is the most effective style. Melee is not recommended without high combat stats and equipment.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 4,784 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Red dragon kill is worth 6,216 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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17–19%17–18%43–44%16–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 12,221 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only after completing the Player Owned Farm tutorial

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. ^ Requires level 99 Summoning.

Rare drop table drops[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 Red dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common41415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common27130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36460
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common743120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare33,435-40,8655,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,374600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare241,830-295,57027,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common9,8491
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,6541
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,37660,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,02060,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare34,24337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare658,440-804,760756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,76040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare697,680-852,720720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare62,94866,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,02260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,001-24,249678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare887,625-1,084,8751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare34,884-42,066136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare13,396-16,154136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common53,325-65,17522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon158,400-193,60040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,368-18,53268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare564,840-690,360180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon4,575-6,405Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common500Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon5,525-6,630Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common442Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,250-7,500Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common4,134Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,075-5,705Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon14,770-16,880532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon21,602-24,688532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon155,8561,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare28,8301,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon375,390-458,81090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon176,310-215,49090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Red dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,470-163,1308,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Red dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon433,035-529,2655,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common42,300-51,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common46,395-56,70545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon538,200-657,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,768-22,6326,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare186,300-227,70064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon22,275-27,22513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare450,090-550,110243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]292,7806,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5811
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,25118
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Red 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.

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.

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!
  • ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • Red dragons now drop between one to eight rune darts. Eight is no longer guaranteed.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Red Dragons.
  • patch 9 September 2009 (Update):
    • Improved various dragons’ fire-breath code behaviour to match the KBD's existing behaviour. The actual animation has not changed.