Adamant dragon/Strategies

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After completion of Dragon Slayer II, Adamant Dragons make residence in the Lithkren Vault and can be fought. They are the second strongest metal dragons, so caution should be exercised at all times.

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.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

The fastest way to get there is by using a Digsite Pendant teleport to Lithkren Vault directly. An alternative route is using a Digsite Pendant teleport to Fossil Island, using the magic mushtree to Mushroom Meadow, traveling southwest to the shore and taking the boat to the Lithkren island and entering the vault.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • Attack 90+
  • Strength 90+
  • Defence 90+
  • Magic 94+ (optional)
  • Ranged 90+
  • Prayer 70+

Equipment[edit | edit source]

With base 90 Melee stats and a Ghrazi rapier or Dragon hunter lance, using melee against adamant dragons is a reliable option. With worse weapons magic or ranged may be more effective. Adamant Dragons have accurate and strong attacks, so Bandos, Justiciar or Barrows equipment is recommended along with Protect from Magic and Piety in tandem to reduce damage taken. Also, Vengeance can be used for dealing with their Blood Forfeit Ranged attacks. As soon as a number appears in a hitsplat on the dragon, prepare Vengeance.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (on task)Serpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmJusticiar faceguard.pngJusticiar faceguard(set effect)Neitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguardHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznot
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCape of accomplishment
BodyBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplateJusticiar chestguard.pngJusticiar chestguardTorag's platebody.pngBarrows bodyFighter torso.pngFighter torsoObsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebody
LegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassetsJusticiar legguards.pngJusticiar legguardsVerac's plateskirt.pngVerac's plateskirtObsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegsN/A
WeaponDragon hunter lance.pngDragon hunter lanceGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapierZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal dagger.pngAbyssal daggerDragon sword.pngDragon sword
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shieldN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsBandos boots.pngBandos bootsGranite boots.pngGranite boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Treasonous ring (i).pngTreasonous ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringN/A
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammer / Bandos godsword.pngBandos godswordN/AN/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon warhammer.pngDigsite pendant.pngExtended super antifire(2).pngDivine super combat potion(2).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Antidote++(4).pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngTeleport to house (tablet).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngRune pouch.png

With level 90 Ranged and a dragon hunter crossbow, Adamant dragons can easily be killed due to the crossbow's passive effect, as well as circumventing their melee attack. Armadyl or Karil's equipment is recommended along with Protect from Missiles and Rigour or Eagle Eye in tandem. Also, Vengeance could be used for dealing with their Blood Forfeit Ranged attacks, which hits through Protect from Missiles. As soon as a number appears in a purple hitsplat on the dragon, prepare Vengeance.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (on task)Armadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotSerpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helm
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorN/AN/A
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopArmadyl d'hide body.pngBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyElite void top.pngElite void top
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtKaril's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtArmadyl chaps.pngBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsElite void robe.pngElite void robe
WeaponDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowArmadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbowN/A
ShieldDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shieldN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellDiamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e)Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e)Runite bolts 5.pngRunite boltsN/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsArmadyl d'hide boots.pngBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringArchers ring.pngArchers ring

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Divine ranging potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngExtended antifire(1).png
Digsite pendant.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngAntidote++(4).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngTeleport to house (tablet).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngRune pouch.png

Adamant dragons have a relatively low magic defence. While this method is not as effective as using dragonbane weaponry, such as the dragon hunter lance or the dragon hunter crossbow, people who can either not afford such items, or cannot easily obtain them because they are playing on an ironman, Magic can be a viable alternative, especially on a slayer task.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (on task)Ancestral hat.pngAncestral hatSerpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmAhrim's hood.pngAhrim's hoodN/A
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackImbued god capes.gif Imbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeInfernal cape.pngInfernal cape / Fire cape.pngFire capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCape of accomplishmentN/A
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopMystic robe top.pngMystic robe topN/AN/A
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirtMystic robe bottom.pngMystic robe bottomN/AN/A
WeaponHarmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staffSanguinesti staff.pngSanguinesti staffTrident of the seas.pngTrident of the seas/swampSlayer's staff (e).pngSlayer's staff (e) (on task)N/A
ShieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shieldArcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shieldN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletN/A
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneBoots of darkness.pngBoots of darkness
RingBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Seers ring.pngSeers ringN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Imbued heart.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngExtended antifire(1).png
Digsite pendant.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngAntidote++(4).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngTeleport to house (tablet).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngRune pouch.png