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 3,333 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]

A simulated Red dragon, found at an exhibit in the Varrock Museum.

As with all dragons, protection from their dragonfire is required. An Anti-dragon shield or type of dragonfire shield can be combined with an antifire potion and a one-handed weapon to negate the deadly breath. With 85 herblore, super antifire potions allow the use of off-hand or two-handed weapons.

Using Ranged[edit | edit source]

Red dragons are weak to bolts, although other ranged weapons will prove effective. Ranged armour will protect you from their magic attacks, and you can place yourself out the range of their melee attacks. With a Dragonfire deflector and at least Royal dragonhide armour, one can completely negate the need to bring food with moderate use of the Rejuvenate ability.

Using Magic[edit | edit source]

If magic is your preference, you should use the highest levelled wand you can wield, in tandem with an anti-dragon shield. Without a specific magical weakness, use the most damaging spell you can cast.

Using Melee[edit | edit source]

Due to their classification as mages, it is not recommended to engage these monsters in melee combat without sufficient equipment (level 60 or higher) and stats. If melee is still preferred, then seek to increase your accuracy with potions and prayers.

Drops[edit | edit source]

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 12,185 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 4,784 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only after completing the Player Owned Farm tutorial

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 4,784 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka.
  3. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  4. ^ Requires 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 Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common65715
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common51730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common51460
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common1,000120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare45,000-55,0005,400-6,600
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)P2P icon.png1Common8,6990
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)P2P icon.png1Common8,8140
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,522600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare248,490-303,71027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,72160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,40660,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,05437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare735,480-898,920756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,63140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,358-849,882720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,81466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,12960,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,950-20,550678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare987,930-1,207,4701,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare32,708-39,442136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,416-17,384136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common59,130-72,27022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon356,175-435,32540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,836-22,7140
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare254,700-311,3000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,800-5,320Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common740Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,400-7,680Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common512Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare9,250-11,100Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,964Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare4,150-5,810Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon689,670-842,9300
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon156,690-191,5100
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Red dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,445-204,6558,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Red dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon388,305-474,5955,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,844-5,536532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon59,990-68,560532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon168,1041,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare42,2901,520
Flax.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common60,750-74,2501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common23,895-29,20545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon366,750-448,250450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,032-26,5686,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare218,700-267,30064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon21,510-26,29013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare403,380-493,020243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]584,0356,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Red dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,446,846300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ 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 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.