Steel dragon

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A Steel Dragon in a treasure room

Steel dragons are metal dragons that can be found in the Brimhaven Dungeon, Kuradal's Dungeon, and the Fortress of Ghorrock.

They can also be bought as a guard for player-owned dungeons (only for the treasure room) for 10,000,000 coins if the player's Construction level is 95. Please note that as with all player-owned dungeon monsters, the monsters in the dungeon will not drop any items and will not give any experience in combat.

Steel dragons drop the draconic visage. They also drop the dragon platelegs/plateskirt more often than iron and bronze dragons.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Like most metal dragons, steel dragons have a high defence. Since they are made out of metal, they are fairly weak to magic. Their main weakness is water spells, so spells like Ice Barrage or Water Surge are useful against them. The use of a wand is recommended if the player does not have access to super antifires.  Anti-fire potions and an anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield are a must. The spell of a polypore staff is also very effective when used in conjunction with Mystic Might (or, if possible, Augury and, in the best case, Torment or Affliction if a player is on the curses prayerbook) and/or a magic potion, but at the cost of accuracy due to being an air spell rather than a water spell. If using none of these, then a high Magic level of at least 85 is suggested. An anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield will reduce most damage from dragonfire; an antifire potion or antifire mix reduces some dragonfire damage, and an appropriate shield and potion/mix used together negate all damage from dragonfire. A shield and protection from magic prayer is also enough for immunity, but the prayer alone will not negate any damage.

Melee tactics[edit | edit source]

Steel dragons are no longer weak to stab, or any melee attacks, for that matter. Despite this, melee can be almost as effective as Magic at higher levels if chaotic or drygore weapons are used. Nevertheless, it is generally slightly less effective than using water spells, particularly with higher-levelled Magic weapons.

Cautions[edit | edit source]

Steel dragons also have the ability to use their fire breath from a distance, an ability shared with other metal dragons, Elvarg during the Dragon Slayer quest, brutal green dragons, Celestial Dragons, the King Black Dragon, the Queen Black Dragon and frost dragons. This is their only danger; however, super antifires can negate their effect and make them easier to kill.

It is recommended to put the game setting (under the chat box) on "filter". Otherwise, the message stating that the player's dragonfire resistance is running out may get lost.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 118,323 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Steel dragon kill is worth 9,161 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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33–34%14%35–36%14–15%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 40,154 kills.
3 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  2. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon
  3. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue, should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).
  4. ^ Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 17 November 2017. Developers' Blogs.

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 Steel dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250–500High Level Alchemy icon.png250–500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common42515
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common31230
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common41860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common1,045120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare47,025–57,4755,400–6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,324600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare284,580–347,82027,000–33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common8,7571
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common8,8371
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common56,60160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common55,66560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare34,60737,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare675,360–825,440756,000–924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9351,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon37,43940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare673,902–823,658720,000–880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare65,57166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon57,40460,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common27,120–32,880678–822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare777,195–949,9051,104,165–1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare46,104–55,596136–164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare16,320–19,680136–164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common71,415–87,28522,950–28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,850–282,15040,500–49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,848–27,55268–82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare637,200–778,800180–220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon4,825–6,755Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common504Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon6,250–7,500Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common500Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,300–7,560Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common3,459Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,175–5,845Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon12,110–13,840532–608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon85,638–97,872532–608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon125,7081,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare27,9701,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon337,680–412,72090–110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon111,690–136,51090–110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon170,865–208,8358,100–9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon427,680–522,7205,130–6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common45,000–55,0001,350–1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common38,835–47,46545–55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon876,150–1,070,850450–550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon24,548–29,6026,528–7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare243,675–297,82564,800–79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,425–42,07513,500–16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare556,740–680,460243,000–297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel 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 Steel dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]489,6956,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Steel dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]6081
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Steel 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 Steel 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.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[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!
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Steel Dragons.
  • patch 15 September 2010 (Update):
    • Iron and steel dragons now take advantage of the hill skew feature.
  • 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.
  • update 31 January 2005 (Update):
    • People may have noticed last week we also decreased the totals of bronze dragons and steel dragons being assigned to decrease crowding on those creatures.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As with all player-owned house dungeon monsters, steel dragons that are purchased and placed in dungeons do not drop items when they die. However, the dragon's dragonfire can still be used to charge the dragonfire shield.
  • As with most dragons, steel dragons have a graphical glitch where, if they use their dragonfire two times in a row in melee range, the second dragonfire will not be seen.
  • Steel dragons, like all other metallic dragons, received a voice update. Instead of hearing large noise when you hit one, it makes a smaller, softer noise.

References[edit | edit source]