Anti-dragon shield

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Anti-dragon shield
Anti-dragon shield.png
Released23 September 2001 (Update)
Quest itemDragon Slayer I
OptionsWear, Drop
ExamineThis provides partial protection from dragonbreath attacks.
Value20 coins
High alch12 coins
Low alch8 coins
Weight5.443 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange82 coins (info)
Buy limit125
Daily volume16,068
Advanced data
Item ID1540
Anti-dragon shield detail.png

The anti-dragon shield is an item given by Duke Horacio in Lumbridge Castle during the Dragon Slayer I quest. After the quest, the shield can be purchased from Oziach, or obtained from Duke Horacio for free. It is tradeable, but can only be equipped if the player has started Dragon Slayer I.

The anti-dragon shield mitigates the effects of dragonfire, reducing the maximum hit of most dragon-breath attacks by roughly ~80%. It also prevents Elvarg from severely draining the player's combat stats. The effects of antifire potion stack with the anti-dragon shield; using both provides full protection from standard dragonfire attacks.

The shield's melee and ranged defensive bonuses are similar to those of an iron sq shield, but this shield also provides Magic defence and has no offensive penalties. This gives it some usefulness as an all-purpose shield and best-in-slot for free-to-play mages.

 Attack bonusesAnti-dragon shield equipped.pngAnti-dragon shield equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerShield slot

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Using a hammer and anvil, players with 90 Smithing (can be boosted) can attach a draconic visage to an anti-dragon shield to create a dragonfire shield. Doing so grants 2,000 Smithing experience. Players without the required level can bring the components to Oziach, who will assist in creating the shield for a payment of 1,250,000 coins.

After Dragon Slayer II is complete, a Skeletal visage can be fused with the anti-dragon shield in a similar fashion, creating a Dragonfire ward.

Both of these shields inherit the anti-dragon shield's properties in addition to having their own unique traits.

Money making[edit | edit source]

The following money making guide is available for Anti-dragon shield:

MethodHourly profitSkills
Collecting anti-dragon shields115,425 High Agility recommended to have increased running energy restoration.

Products[edit | edit source]

Anti-dragon shield (mounted) icon.pngAnti-dragon shield (mounted)
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  • Construction 47
  • Construction 280
Dragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shield
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  • None
  • None
Dragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shield
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  • Smithing 90
  • Smithing 2000
Dragonfire ward.pngDragonfire ward
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  • None
  • None
Dragonfire ward.pngDragonfire ward
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  • Smithing 90
  • Smithing 2000

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Oziach (shop)Edgeville350.6sCoins 25.png 26Coins 5.png 83.0%Free-to-play icon.png

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 July 2018

Players are now required to have started Dragon Slayer I in order to use Anti-fire protection.

18 June 2007

The item was graphically updated with the rework of Dragon Slayer I.

7 March –
18 April 2005
  • The item was renamed from "Dragonfire shield" to "Anti-dragon shield".
  • The item's examine was changed from "This shield is said to have magical properties against dragon flames." to "This provides partial protection from dragon-breath attacks."

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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29 March 2004 ⁠–
18 June 2007
18 June 2007 ⁠–