|Released||4 January 2018 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones|
Adamantite bar (2)
|Its scales seem to be made of adamantite.|
|Poison||No, but has special attack that deals more damage if player is not immune to poison|
|Weakness||Stab, dragonbane weapons|
|Attack style||Melee, Range, Magic, Dragonfire (extra long-ranged)|
Adamant dragons are metal dragons first encountered during Dragon Slayer II, in which the player must fight against one during Zorgoth's assault. After completion of the quest, they can be found in the western chamber of the Lithkren Vault.
To get back to the laboratory underneath Lithkren, players can travel using the rowboat from the quest or, after completion, taking a digsite pendant and using it on the strange machine north of the rune dragon room, adding a teleport straight to Lithkren on it.
Adamant dragons are the result of a side project of Zorgoth's after being inspired by another dragonkin, Forcae, which involves infusing dragon eggs with various metals. While Forcae's metal dragons were created to find a solution to the dragonkin's infertility, Zorgoth had bred his metal dragons for his war against humanity.
Attacks[edit | edit source]
Adamant dragons have multiple attacks, similar to mithril and rune dragons. Along with standard dragonfire attacks, they have a standard melee, ranged and magic attack (which resembles Earth Wave), as well as two unique attacks.
The first attack is a poison projectile, which lands on the player's position and splits into two more projectiles around the original projectile in a 5x5 area. These projectiles can hit from 14-25, but can be reduced to 4-8 by being under the effect of any poison protection. Players can avoid the attack entirely by moving three squares away from their original position when the attack was launched.
The second attack is a Ranged attack that hits through Protect from Missiles, and uses the Blood Forfeit effect from enchanted ruby bolts, where the dragon sacrifices 10% of its current hitpoints to deal damage equal to 20% of the player's current hitpoints. Because of this effect, it is recommended to keep the player's hitpoints around 40-50 to minimise the damage dealt from this attack.
Drops[edit | edit source]
100%[edit | edit source]
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,598 Rune mace 1 Common 8,288 Rune scimitar 1 Uncommon 15,096 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,420 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,405 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,255
Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant arrow 30–39 Common 1,800–2,340 Chaos rune 62–130 Common 6,138–12,870 Death rune 23–90 Common 5,106–19,980 Wrath rune 10–30 Uncommon 4,400–13,200
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,554 Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,151 Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,167 Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 6,836
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts(unf) 22–40 Common 4,752–8,640 Adamant javelin heads 42–50 Common 7,224–8,600 Adamantite ore 2–30 (noted) Common 2,622–39,330 Diamond 1–3 (noted) Common 2,045–6,135 Adamantite bar 5–34 (noted) Uncommon 10,480–71,264 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,455 Dragon javelin heads 20–24 Uncommon  19,680–23,616 Dragon bolts (unf) 15–40 Rare 24,390–65,040
- Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/52.4) Not sold Wrath talisman 1 Rare 1,071 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/320) Not sold Dragon limbs 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 5,635,691 Dragon metal slice 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 2,224,585 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/9,000) 6,913,084
Changes[edit | edit source]
|8 January 2018 (update)||Adamant dragons' ranged special attack was changed from enchanted diamond bolts' Armour Piercing to enchanted ruby bolts' Blood Forfeit.|
|25 January 2018 (update)||Adamant dragons no longer have a 1/5 chance to have their dragon bones replaced by superior dragon bones.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When the special attack was changed from the diamond bolts effect to the ruby bolts effect on 8 January, the slayer tip given by slayer masters was not changed until an update on 26 July. Previously, the tip was "Adamant dragons can fire metal bolts right through your armour as though it weren't there. Watch out for their poison bombs too."
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