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 4,988 coins.

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

Locations[edit | edit source]

The Red Dragon Isle is a dangerous place to kill red dragons, but is relatively empty. If killing them there, only bring items you are willing to lose, as it is a multi-combat area.

The Brimhaven Dungeon location is a safer place to fight Red dragons. If you are fighting them here, you will need 875 coins for the entrance fee, or alternatively Karamja gloves 3 which also provide a teleport. You will also need 30 agility or Karamja gloves 4. It can be useful to bring Bones to Peaches tablets to turn bones from wild dogs in the area into food.

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]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Dragon bones.png: Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bonesF2P icon.png1Always1,9750
Red dragonhide.png: Red dragon drops Red dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Red dragonhideF2P icon.png1Always3,01336

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
18–19%17–18%43–44%17–18%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 10,579 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Medium bladed mithril salvage.png: Red dragon drops Medium bladed mithril salvage with rarity 1/25 in quantity 1Medium bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png11/258,9451,800
Mithril javelin.png: Red dragon drops Mithril javelin with rarity 1/100 in quantity 20Mithril javelinF2P icon.png201/1001,7201,160
Tiny bladed mithril salvage.png: Red dragon drops Tiny bladed mithril salvage with rarity 2/75 in quantity 1Tiny bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png12/753,125600
Medium bladed rune salvage.png: Red dragon drops Medium bladed rune salvage with rarity 1/175 in quantity 1Medium bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png11/17522,94924,000
Medium plated mithril salvage.png: Red dragon drops Medium plated mithril salvage with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Medium plated mithril salvageF2P icon.png11/1002,5161,800
Huge plated adamant salvage.png: Red dragon drops Huge plated adamant salvage with rarity 1/125 in quantity 1Huge plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png11/12512,30710,000
Medium bladed mithril salvage.png: Red dragon drops Medium bladed mithril salvage with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Medium bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png11/508,9451,800
Rune arrow.png: Red dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 3/50 in quantity 4Rune arrowF2P icon.png43/506001,224
Rune dart.png: Red dragon drops Rune dart with rarity 1/25 in quantity 1-8Rune dartF2P icon.png1–81/2579-632210-1,680
Law rune.png: Red dragon drops Law rune with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4Law runeF2P icon.png41/252,104300
Death rune.png: Red dragon drops Death rune with rarity 2/75 in quantity 5Death runeF2P icon.png52/75590310
Blood rune.png: Red dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 1/25 in quantity 2Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png21/251,402220
Grimy guam.png: Red dragon drops Grimy guam with rarity 1/275 in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png11/27532118
Grimy marrentill.png: Red dragon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/375 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png11/3754580
Grimy tarromin.png: Red dragon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/475 in quantity 1Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png11/475350
Grimy harralander.png: Red dragon drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/600 in quantity 1Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png11/6001240
Grimy ranarr.png: Red dragon drops Grimy ranarr with rarity 1/750 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png11/7501,4780
Grimy irit.png: Red dragon drops Grimy irit with rarity 1/1025 in quantity 1Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png11/10253,8150
Grimy avantoe.png: Red dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/1400 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png11/14007600
Grimy kwuarm.png: Red dragon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/1700 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png11/17005,5790
Grimy cadantine.png: Red dragon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/2050 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png11/20502,5160
Grimy lantadyme.png: Red dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/2800 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png11/28004,2920
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Red dragon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/2800 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png11/28003,5730
Coins_250.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity 8/25 in quantity 30-690CoinsF2P icon.png30–6908/2530-69030-690
Chocolate cake.png: Red dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity 1/50 in quantity 3Chocolate cakeF2P icon.png31/501,035126
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity 1/125 in quantity 1Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png11/12563Not alchemisable
Red dragon egg (unchecked).png: Red dragon drops Red dragon egg (unchecked) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Red dragon egg (unchecked) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]450,722Not alchemisable
  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]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Perfect red dragon scale.png: Red dragon drops Perfect red dragon scale with rarity Common in quantity 1Perfect red dragon scale (m)P2P icon.png1Common[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Black dragon tail-bone.png: Red dragon drops Red dragon tail-bone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Red dragon tail-bone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon[d 3]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: Red dragon drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1UncommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: Red dragon drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: Red dragon drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: Red dragon drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Red dragon egg.png: Red dragon drops Red dragon egg with rarity Rare in quantity 1Red dragon egg (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 4]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Starved ancient effigy.png: Red dragon drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  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 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: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: Red dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common32515
Uncut emerald.png: Red dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common65530
Uncut ruby.png: Red dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,01860
Uncut diamond.png: Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,297120
Uncut diamond.png: Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare103,365-126,3355,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: Red dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,4950
Tooth half of a key.png: Red dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,2650
Uncut dragonstone.png: Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,806600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Red dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare486,270-594,33027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: Red dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,19260,000
Dragon spear.png: Red dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,25937,440
Battlestaff.png: Red dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare910,260-1,112,540756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: Red dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9151,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,02440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Red dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare585,360-975,600600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: Red dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,85766,000
Dragon helm.png: Red dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon59,02560,000
Rune arrowheads.png: Red dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,176-20,824678-822
Onyx bolts.png: Red dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,068,525-1,305,9751,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: Red dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,0022
Nature talisman.png: Red dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare9152
Water talisman.png: Red dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare347,750-438,700130-164
Earth talisman.png: Red dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare70,135-88,478130-164
Fire talisman.png: Red dragon drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare24,350-34,09050-70
Raw lobster.png: Red dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common27,405-33,49522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: Red dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon198,000-242,00040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: Red dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,172-14,6780
Dragon bones.png: Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare355,500-434,5000
Coal stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon5,200-28,600Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common7,020-8,580Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon11,340-13,860Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common882-1,008Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare8,505-10,395Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare80,190-98,010Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,673Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Red dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare40,095-49,005Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: Red dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon358,920-438,6800
Grimy snapdragon.png: Red dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon127,890-156,3100
Super restore (4).png: Red dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,915-180,7858,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: Red dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,280-153,1205,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: Red dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,650-7,600532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: Red dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon5,026-5,744532-608
Magic seed.png: Red dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon139,9201,012
Palm tree seed.png: Red dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare372,1601,520
Flax.png: Red dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common27,000-33,0001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: Red dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common8,145-9,95545-55
Soft clay.png: Red dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon274,950-336,050450-550
Yew logs.png: Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,132-12,2186,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: Red dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare100,575-122,92564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: Red dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,630-22,77013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: Red dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare217,080-265,320243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: Red dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]204,2996,000
Blurberry Special.png: Red dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,44418
Cheese+tom batta.png: Red dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]3941
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: Red dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,943,904,852300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. ^ 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.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: Red dragon drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Red dragon drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare12,352Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Red dragons come in different colours other than red.