Dragon Slayer II
|Dragon Slayer II (#136)|
|Released||4 January 2018 (Update)|
|Lead developer(s)||Mod Ed|
Dragon Slayer II: The Legacy of Elvarg is a quest that was released on 4 January 2018. It was announced during RuneFest 2017, and is a sequel to the original Dragon Slayer I quest, which was released in 2001. Following the player's defeat of Elvarg, Crandor is now (fairly) safe to investigate; one such researcher, Dallas Jones, seeks to investigate Elvarg's lair in hopes of uncovering the mystery behind her attack on the island.
Details[edit | edit source]
|Start point||Speak to Alec Kincade outside the Myths' Guild.|
|Description||30 years prior to the fateful day a mighty adventurer awakened Elvarg from her slumber, Crandor was a thriving and very much alive island, with a great tradition of mages and adventurers. The history of Crandor is a bold one, enough so that many a Crandorian earned the right to be part of the Champions' Guild! The Crandor we know today is very different from that of the past and there are so many questions that remain unanswered - your chance to uncover the secrets of the past starts with Dragon Slayer II.|
|Official length||Very Long|
|Enemies to defeat||
Starting off[edit | edit source]
Items recommended: Amulet of glory, 600 coins (to travel to Corsair Cove on a charter ship), Digsite pendant, weapons and armour
To start the quest, first speak to Alec Kincade outside the Myths' Guild. A quick way there is using the Spirit tree to Feldip Hills. He will let you join the guild if you can discover an ancient secret, and tells you to meet up with Dallas Jones at Karamja Wines, Spirits, and Beers on Musa Point. The fastest way to get to him is use the Karamja teleport on an Amulet of Glory and walk south. Another quick way is to use the TzHaar Fight Pit minigame teleport. You can also use fairy ring DKP then travel south, over the log then north, then use the shortcut (mithril grapple required).
Speak to Dallas Jones, who will realise you are the Hero of Crandor after learning that you slew Elvarg. He tells you to meet him in her old lair. You can get back to Crandor by travelling through the caves in the volcano on Karamja, the opposite direction as if you were going to TzHaar. Once inside, you will have to climb over the wall. Speak to Dallas Jones again, and then use a pickaxe on a covered up wall at the north-eastern corner (there is a rock with a bronze pickaxe embedded in it just outside of Elvarg's lair). When the wall crumbles, enter the tunnel to find an ancient laboratory.
Inspect the machinery to the east for some old notes, then attempt to inspect the ancient mural. A Level 100 spawn will burst out from the nearby strange egg and attack you; kill it. Once it is killed, inspect the mural again, which illustrates dragons and fungi with the word "Lithkren". Dallas recalls an old settlement on Fossil Island with similar architecture as the laboratory, with one of the many books he found there mentioning a place called Lithkren. He will ask that you make your way to the House on the Hill to meet him there.
Note: Goutweed is required later on, if you do not already have one it can be obtained by stealing it from the Troll Stronghold kitchen which is cheap and faster, or it can be farmed in a herb patch using gout tuber, requiring 29 Farming and takes 80 minutes.
The House on the Hill[edit | edit source]
Items recommended: 7+ free inventory spaces.
Optional: 24 free inventory spaces will minimize walking.
The quickest way to reach the House on the Hill is with an enchanted digsite pendant; this requires having travelled to the House at least once. If players have not done so, they must reach the House by foot.
Once inside, climb down the trapdoor and speak to Dallas. He will tell the player that he had read through the ancient books again, and determines that the grid on the floor is a map of the island. He will ask you to find 24 map pieces, which are found near or around the House; don't go past the bridges, as there's nothing there. As you find pieces, you can return them to Dallas to look after, so you don't need enough inventory space to hold them all at once.
- There are five scraps in the open chest at the same floor as you.
- There are three more scraps in the open chest at the top floor.
- There are seven scraps in a hook briar south of the house.
- There are five in a mushtree just east of the house, near the strange stone.
- There are four in the fungi next to the west staircase, outside.
Once all map parts are given to Dallas, the map now must be completed. The map consists of 24 tiles, five of which will be stuck to the board, signifying that's their final position. The free pieces must be rotated and dragged around the interface in order to make progress. If the puzzle looks correct but does not automatically close, check the rotation of the pieces, specifically the top-left piece.
Once all the map tiles have been correctly positioned, the puzzle will automatically close and appear on the floor, with Dallas determining the north-westernmost island to be Lithkren. Dallas will then ask you to look for Jardric for a boat, since he does not wish to ask the Museum expedition for it, as it requires a lot of paperwork and time to do so. Jardric can be found by the General Store within the Museum Camp.
To Lithkren![edit | edit source]
Items recommended: Digsite pendant.
Speak to Jardric. You will ask on Dallas Jones's behalf for a boat, but he tells you that all the boats around the island are owned by the Varrock Museum, so he suggests that you build one instead. He will tell you that you will need eight oak planks, 10 swamp paste, 12 nails of any kind (note: extra nails are recommended, in case some bend), a saw, and a hammer.
Once these materials have been obtained, players should make their way north-west to the coast just west of the task only Wyvern Cave entrance in the Mushroom Forest and build the rowboat. It is suggested that players unlock the Magic Mushtree for quick-access to the boat for future use. This is located just north-east of the rowboat at the transportation icon . With the enchanted digsite pendant, this is the fastest way to Lithkren.
After the rowboat has been built, players can freely travel to and from the island.
Take the boat to Lithkren. Head north, then go up the stairs on the eastern side of the south-western building. Go down the trapdoor to the south, down the stairs to the north, then follow the path. Meet Dallas at the bottom. He tells you that he found these doors but can't open them.
Search the nearby burnt skeleton along the east wall for Aivas' diary. Read it to discover that a battle took place on Lithkren, led by none other than Robert the Strong, a hero who lived during the Fourth Age, well known for defending humanity against the dragonkin. Speak to Dallas again, telling him that Robert the Strong was reincarnated into Bob the cat. While finding the notion absurd, he asks you to track down Bob while he processes this new information.
Bob the Cat[edit | edit source]
Find Bob, who can be located in a large array of places. Using your catspeak amulet (e) from A Tail of Two Cats will prove very useful here (to operate the catspeak amulet(e) you must press the whiskers to rotate the dial and go in the general direction indicated by the eyes lighting up). Bob begins in Burthorpe when the servers reset and has the largest wander radius in the game, but a few common places he can be found are listed below:
- Varrock west bank anvils
- Wise Old Man's House in Draynor
- Burthorpe in front of the games room
- Catherby docks or inside the Fletching shop
- Falador east bank/Party room
- South-western part of White Wolf Mountain, directly north of the Catherby fishing shop
- Draynor Manor graveyard
- Mudskipper Point near Thurgo
- Farming shop south of Falador near the herb patch
- Seth Groats' chicken pen north of Lumbridge
- Seers' Village anvil
- Murder Mystery House's front garden
These are some locations, refer to the A Tail of Two Cats quest guide to find a full list of locations.
(Make sure you have your amulet of catspeak to understand him. A very quick way to find Bob is to go to Varrock west bank anvils and hop worlds until you find him.)
With your amulet of catspeak equipped, speak to Bob. You tell Bob about you needing his memories as Robert the Strong, which he can't remember. You suggest to talk to the Sphinx again, to which he agrees.
Travel to Sophanem, and speak to the Sphinx. Before asking for her help, the Sphinx will grant you the ability to speak with cats without the amulet of catspeak, as you've proven yourself to be a friend of the felines. Tell the Sphinx of your problems; unfortunately, she can't help you, as she can't enter Bob's mind and choose specific memories of his life. However, you then remember the Oneiromancer, who may be more capable to help you and Bob. Head to Lunar Isle, and make sure you bring your seal of passage if you haven't completed the Fremennik Elite Diaries yet! Note: You can still use the bank booth operated by 'Bird's-Eye' Jack even without a seal of passage.
Robert the Strong[edit | edit source]
Head to the Oneiromancer, who is near the Astral Altar, and ask her about unlocking Bob's memories. She will tell you that you must make another dream potion. She will give you a dream vial. Fill it with water, and use your goutweed on it. Next, use a hammer on an astral rune, and use the resulting astral rune shards on a pestle and mortar, and use the ground astral rune on the dream vial to finish the dream potion. Once you make the potion, light the ceremonial brazier to the building at the far west and use the dream potion on it.
Entering Bob's dream, Not Bob tells you that the guardian needs to be defeated to bring back Bob's memories. You must fight Robert the Strong. He is level 224 and uses Ranged. Prayer can be used during this fight; however, he is able to hit through prayer; it's highly recommended to bring food as he is quite accurate and his normal attacks can hit in the 20's. Crush attacks work the best, as his crush defence is the lowest. Make sure to maximise your Ranged Defence and crush attack. Using Verac the Defiled's equipment can be a great option due to its crush bonuses alongside having a 25% chance to ignore Robert's defences. For players with lower levels (less than 70 Defence and Attack), granite equipment with a leaf-bladed battleaxe can be a good alternative. Alternatively, for those on a budget, the four specs of a dragon mace can also be a surprisingly powerful budget option with the potential to max 40-60s (depending on the player's stats and gear) with the spec and then finishing off the remaining hp with a few more hits.
When Robert says: "Let's see if you can hide from this!", run to a pillar and hide behind it. This will protect you from a strong arrow, which will deal very heavy damage (50+) and deactivate your current prayer(s) if it hits you. It is best to eat any food to heal at this point while running to allow you to continuously hit without pause during the fight. Robert will then teleport you back to him for being a coward. Wait until he teleports you to attack, as clicking before will cause your character to path away from Robert before attacking. Repeat until he is defeated. If your attack level is particularly low you can vengeance this attack to inflict large amounts of damage back.
Bob will then remember everything now that the guardian is killed. A cutscene ensues, with Aivas, Tristan, Odysseus, Robert the Strong, and Camorra confronting a dragonkin in the dungeon beneath Lithkren.
If you and Robert kill each other at the same time, talking to Bob and saying "I'm ready" will take you to the cutscene where Bob remembers everything.
If you leave the dream you do NOT have to remake the dream potion. You can re-enter the dream by talking to Bob.
The Dragon key[edit | edit source]
Bob tells you that he hid several key pieces around the world after the incident.
(Using fairy rings and teleport tablets will reduce some of the time of the trip. One example of quickly getting to the Kharazi Jungle is to use a Brimhaven teleport and taking the cart to Shilo Village)
Karamja key piece[edit | edit source]
Bob tells you that he hid the Karamja key on the south coast of Karamja; the Kharazi Jungle. Head towards the south-eastern area of the shore, where there's staircases leading underground. This takes you to the Karamjan Temple, a maze with the key piece in the centre.
You have to navigate the maze, with traps consisting of spike and man traps. The spikes can be disabled through Thieving, and man traps leaped over with Agility. Note that toggling running off while leaping over the traps seems to improve the chance of success. To make matters worse, there are also multiple level 124 stone guardians wandering the area in a multi-combat environment. Each stone guardian only uses one combat style (indicated by the colour on them), so pray accordingly. It is recommended to disable auto-retaliate.
Follow the route as indicated on the map to the right. The traps will do more damage than the guardians, so be on the lookout for wall traps. Additionally, players may take a detour to the blue route to search a skeleton and obtain Malumac's journal, which provides some insight into the history of the Temple.
Once you reach the centre, grab the key piece. The plinth also activates a two-way transport between the entrance and centre.
Morytania key piece[edit | edit source]
Note: The effects of swamp decay and Ghasts are nullified with an active Fire of Dehumidification with 50 Construction and completion of the quest Making Friends with My Arm. You should still bring food because the device will damage you while searching for the key, and food is cheaper than brews.
Bob tells you that Tristan held onto this key piece. Go to Varrock, and speak to Reldo regarding this. He'll tell you of a book containing census records, and that he doesn't remember where it was, but knows that it had a red cover. Look for the bookcase that has a red book on it and search it to find the Varrock census records. Bring it back to Reldo for further inquiry. According to the records, it appears Tristan's descendants may have settled in Port Phasmatys, as that is where most Morytania migrants settle.
Make your way to Port Phasmatys, and make sure you have your ghostspeak amulet equipped. Speak to the ghost villagers, and they'll lead you to Sarah in the house with a range just west of the bank. Alternatively, you may go straight to Sarah as well. Speak to her about the key; she buried it in the swamp to prevent the vampyres from obtaining it, and does not wish for it to be found, as she believes it is safer that way.
You'll remark about a device that may find it, so head to Draynor Manor and speak to Ava. She can make you the device if you make her a locator orb, from two pieces of molten glass and a cut dragonstone with a glassblowing pipe. Make an inert locator orb, then give it to her. After some adjustments, she will give you a locator orb.
The orb acts much like similar items, damaging the player when used in return for telling you where it is. The key piece will be located in a semi-random location within Mort Myre Swamp. Make sure you have food, taking 12-20 lobsters to last the trip. Be wary of ghasts as they may rot your food. Once you find the exact location denoted by a red game text message, use your spade to dig it up.
Note: While you can't die from the orb's damage directly, the ghasts in the Mort Myre Swamp can sometimes deal 1-3 hitpoints of damage if you have no food or druid pouches in your inventory.
Ungael key piece[edit | edit source]
Note: Vorkath is a boss with multiple mechanics and attack styles. It is highly advised to read the sections below in its entirety before taking him on.
Note: Unlike the post-quest boss fight, the quest version of Vorkath will wake up and start attacking immediately after entering his arena. While doing the quest, prepare your equipment and drink your potions before clicking on the Ice chunks leading to his arena.
Bob tells you that he hid another key in an abandoned dragonkin fortress north-west of Rellekka. Talk to Brundt the Chieftain about this fortress, and he tells you that a deadly beast has slain many of his warriors who went there. He'll give you permission to fight the dragon, and that Torfinn will take you there. In order to pass through, you will have to slay Vorkath, an undead blue dragon. You will want to bring venom immunity items, as both Vorkath and the spiders in the dragonkin laboratory are capable of envenoming the player.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Vorkath has numerous attacks. In addition to being able to hit up to 32 with all standard combat styles (32 with melee, 28 with ranged, and 30 with magic), Vorkath's normal dragonfire can hit up to 72, and his aerial dragonfire can hit your max health even with dragonfire protection. Finally, he can also summon a Zombified Spawn that's able to hit you for 30 damage.
Note that when fighting Vorkath, two layers of dragonfire protection are required, drinking only the potion and praying against range or melee will NOT be enough to protect from the dragonfire effects. A normal or extended antifire potion must be used along with either protect from magic or an anti-dragon item equipped.
Vorkath also has different dragonfire attacks, each with their own colours that help identify them. His purple attack will disable your prayers, thus forcing you to reactivate them. This can be negated by using quick prayers to immediately switch the necessary prayers back on after the attack.
When Vorkath uses his freeze attack, kill the Zombified Spawn (using Crumble Undead is strongly recommended) that will spawn before it can hit you as it deals a decent amount of damage (30~). Vorkath also occasionally launches a fireball into the air, which will target the tile the player is on. RUN! If hit by this attack, it can easily deal up to 70 damage.
When he barrages poison into the air, it will fall spread among random tiles in the arena; do not stand on these tiles as they deal damage and heal Vorkath. Turning off run is strongly recommended to navigate the poison spots. After this attack, Vorkath will rapidly barrage the player with fire attacks. The player must then walk (not run) as they land on the tile you were standing on. Be careful to avoid the poison spread out by his earlier attack, and always keep moving during the dragonfire barrage, or you will incur heavy damage rapidly. One trick to avoid the fire barrage is to rapidly click (spam click) a few squares ahead of the player while avoiding the poison splashes.
Longer-lasting potions such as anti-venom+ and extended antifire potions will allow you to spend less time keeping up protection and more time focusing on the fight. They are well worth the cost, if possible.
Order of importance[edit | edit source]
|Mechanic||Order of importance||Notes|
|Special attacks||Highest||See below|
|Dragon bomb||Highest||As soon as you see him launch the aerial dragonfire attack, you MUST move out of the way, or face an extremely high chance of getting hit for your full hp. There will be several ticks after the attack that you can use to drink any potions needed or heal up.|
|Dragonfire||Very High||If using a two-handed weapon such as the toxic blowpipe, it is imperative that magic is prayed against at all times. If not, ranged prayers may be used. Set quick-prayers to protect from magic, and keep an eye out for the purple dragonfire attack. As soon as you see it, be prepared to turn your prayers back on via the quick-prayer interface.|
|Hitpoints||High||Keep an eye on your hitpoints, and do not let them drop below 32 at any point in time. If walking during the poison attack section, it's possible to let them drop further, as the main objective is now to avoid the magic attacks by walking away. If several squares ahead are open, you can use the walking time before your next click to heal up then. You will not be attacked by any of his other attacks at this time.|
|Venom||Medium||Drink an anti-venom potion as needed.|
|Melee attacks||Lowest||Stand a tile or more away from Vorkath to avoid melee damage altogether.|
|Poison attack||Special||When the poison attack comes on, you will only be attacked by his rapid fire attacks, which can only be mitigated by walking. For this reason, it no longer becomes necessary to pray magic have any other protection. If you can get the timing, this is a good time to re-pot and eat back to full hp.|
|Zombified Spawn||Special||When you see a white dragonfire attack, you will be frozen, and a Zombified Spawn will appear several tiles away. As soon as you see the fire attack, click on your spellbook, select Crumble Undead, and look to see where Vorkath shoots the Spawn (marked by a visible projectile). As soon as the Spawn appears, cast Crumble Undead on it. You will have a few ticks after this to eat, so use this time to drink potions or heal if necessary.|
The fight[edit | edit source]
One method to kill it is to keep Protect from Missiles activated at all times if using ranged and an anti-dragon item. Another method when using ranged is to wear high damage output equipment (Toxic blowpipe with adamant or better darts, Karil the Tainted's equipment or better), using Protect from Magic and Extended or normal Super Antifire potions. If the player has access to a Salve amulet(ei) then it should also be used for increased damage against the boss.
After the fight[edit | edit source]
Once he is defeated, move past him to the north-west to find a Dragonkin laboratory. Small level 35 spiders are here that can inflict venom, so make sure to bring an anti-venom potion. Inside the laboratory, you can inspect various Ancient Machinery, Equipment and Incubators scattered throughout the room to find Old Notes which detail the progress of experiments done within the lab. A total of 6 exist. To progress, pull a lever in the south-west with at least 15% run. Once that lever is pulled, run to the locked room in the east for a dragon key piece and an ancient key. Make sure to grab both of these before leaving! If you forget one of these items, you will need to return; fortunately, you do not need to fight Vorkath again.
Kourend key piece[edit | edit source]
Bob tells you that Camorra hid her key piece in a land far west. Note: Players can directly visit Amelia in her house south of the archery shop in Shayzien. The next two paragraphs are optional should the player wish to read additional dialogue.
Make your way to Port Piscarilius and speak to Veos (or Cabin Boy Herbert if A Kingdom Divided has been started), asking him about Camorra. One fast way to reach him is to use Kharedst's memoirs/Book of the Dead to teleport to Piscarilius and running south to the piers. He will recommend that you go to the Library Historical Archive, where you may be likely to find your answer. You can also teleport a short run south-east from the Grand Library using the memoirs.
Head to the Arceuus Library and have Archeio teleport you to the Library Historical Archive. There, speak to Imerominia about Camorra. As Shayzien and Hosidius were founded during the Dragonkin Conflicts, she will direct you to two historians specialising in the history of those two cities: Amelia of Shayzien and Jonathan of Hosidius.
The correct historian to visit is Amelia, so make your way to her house south of the archery shop in Shayzien. Players can use the fairy ring code DJR or Kharedst's memoirs/Book of the Dead to reach Shayzien quickly.
While you are at it, grab a tinderbox and a light source from the bank if you haven't already. Speak to her, and she will tell you to go to the Shayzien Crypts, whose entrance is found in the south-western part of the Graveyard of Heroes.
There are three levels in the crypt, and you will need to make your way to the bottom level. Activate Protect from Magic, as there are multiple high-levelled zombies and skeletons (level 132) in a multi-combat environment. The zombies and skeletons use Ranged, Magic or Melee, so run past them as fast as you can until you reach the crypt. From the upper level, take the ladder in the north-east corner down to the middle level. Then, make your way to the far east ladder to get to the bottom level. Once you reach the bottom level, head to the centre, and enter the southern doors.
The puzzle can be solved in a few steps (fill in with table):
"The one from [Location] sat at the north of the table": Place this statue north.
"Opposite the one with [Weapon]": Place this statue south.
"The one with [Weapon] asked the .....": Place this statue west.
Place the leftover statue east.
Note: If you get the puzzle wrong, you'll be teleported back to the top floor, and the puzzle resets and changes.
Once you unlock the crypt, take the dragon key piece inside.
Reforging the key[edit | edit source]
Items recommended: Food, armour, anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield AND antifire potion, Barbarian Outpost teleport, stamina potion, Digsite pendant
Travel to the Ancient Cavern (whirlpool south of Barbarian Assault), it is not necessary to talk to Dallas before forging the pieces. It is essential that you have completed the first Firemaking part of Barbarian Training, and then obtained instruction from Otto on how to create Pyre ships to gain access to the Ancient Cavern, or you will end up failing to gain entry and will thus be washed up at the shore to the south.
Once on the floor with the brutal green dragons, follow the east wall until you reach stairs leading to the mithril dragons. Once up the stairs, travel west to a door on the south-facing wall and open the mithril door with the ancient key. Go inside. Use Fire Wave or Fire Surge on the three dragon head structures. Go back out and travel east and down the stairs. Run to the south-west corner where the barbarians are and go up the stairs. Continue to the end and forge the four pieces together by using one of the several anvils.
The Ultimate Weapon[edit | edit source]
Enter through the grandiose doors and continue down the hallway. Talk to Dallas or Bob, a cutscene will then play. You, Bob and Dallas will find a live dragon, before a Dragonkin approaches. The Dragonkin, Zorgoth, reveals its name as Galvek, the Dragonkin word for "Fate". Zorgoth notices that Robert has changed forms, and reveals that the attempt on his life by Robert had failed. He somehow recognises the player, but not Dallas, who will then ask Zorgoth about Elvarg, and why she attacked Crandor.
Zorgoth reveals that as their numbers were dwindling, the dragonkin required a new weapon to turn the tide against the humans. Elvarg was the first of these dragons intended to destroy humanity, but remarks that it was a failure, and continued experimenting on various other creatures in various laboratories, including the one on Lithkren, where they began working on the ultimate weapon: a dragon that can control the minds of other dragons. However, Robert had launched an assault on the island, forcing him to seal the laboratory, with himself in it, in hopes that his kind will reopen the grandiose doors to resume their work. However, due to Robert's actions, this never happened.
Zorgoth will state that being sealed in here has given him hundreds of years to perfect his creation, the dragonkin's salvation. Dallas will interrupt, asking why he intends to annihilate humanity. Zorgoth answers by saying that they were defending themselves from the humans, while Robert argues that they were the ones being attacked. Zorgoth continues, saying that only a handful of dragonkin who gave in to the curse of the Stone attacked the humans, but they were not willing to distinguish the aggressive dragonkin from the peaceful ones, and neither will he, stating humanity is a disease. He calls Galvek out of the incubation chamber, and Galvek launches fireballs at the group, killing Dallas. You grab Bob and narrowly avoid them.
Outside, Jardric will investigate and find Zorgoth and Galvek. He fires a shot at Galvek, before being knocked away by Zorgoth. Galvek smashes through the roof and flies off with Zorgoth, who is preparing to organise the dragons for the assault on humanity.
A World United[edit | edit source]
Jardric and Bob suggest that you should get King Roald's aid, so go to Varrock and tell him of the threat. Roald trusts your judgement, so he asks you to get the other kingdoms and nations to work together; King Lathas (or King Thoros), Sir Amik Varze and Brundt the Chieftain, while his advisor Aeonisig Raispher attempts to reach out to other people, as they will need all the help they can get.
Once all three have made their way to Varrock, head back to the castle and speak to Roald, who has organised a meeting in the dining room, and have agreed to launch an assault on Ungael, where the dragons are gathering. Regardless of what you say of the plan, Bob will ask to speak with you outside.
Bob will tell you that dragonkin are immune to most weapons, and that the dragon's assault will not cease until Zorgoth is dead. He reveals that when Jardric attacked Galvek, Zorgoth was injured as well, leading him to the conclusion that Galvek and Zorgoth are linked, and share each other's pain; killing Galvek will kill Zorgoth as well.
After talking to Bob, head to Rellekka.
The Assault[edit | edit source]
Items recommended: Antidote++, ranged gear, toxic blowpipe, 2 super antifire potion, stamina potion, insulated boots.
The combined fleet will make its way towards the Dragonkin Fortress on Ungael to stop Zorgoth. Zorgoth will send his own powerful dragon army to counter the advance. Checkpoints are listed in parts and stages.
Completing each part acts as a "checkpoint", so you are free to teleport out after completing a part if you are low on supplies and will not have to restart from the beginning.
Part I[edit | edit source]
Speak to Torfinn in Rellekka who is on the dock north of the market. You will be placed on Brundt's ship, and will need to repel a dragon assault for four minutes. The dragons will launch dragonfire towards the ship, either causing leaks, damaging the masts, wounding the rowers, or causing fires. There are several crates containing items to repair the ship and maintaining its integrity. If the ship's integrity falls to 0%, you will need to start over.
- Revitalisation potion - Used to heal Fremennik warriors
- Hammer - Used to repair damaged masts
- Water container - Used to douse fires
- Swamp paste - Used to fill leaks
When you are nearing the end of the 4 minutes you will notice that the frequency of damage to the ship will increase significantly and it will be impossible to have the ship cleared of all damage. The best tactic here is to always repair damage/heal the warrior closest to you. A stamina potion could be useful here.
Part II[edit | edit source]
What remains of the army advances onward, while the rest take their time to catch up. Before navigating through the shipwrecks, make sure you have full dragonfire protection, as there are several dragons, which will launch dragonfire at you throughout the area. You will want to bring a lot of food, as you can fail some of the obstacles and take damage. There are several fancier ships, which act as "milestones". Several of the leaders will be fighting a lone dragon; you will need to kill it to proceed. The first "fancy" ship has a red dragon; the second has an iron dragon, and the last has a brutal green dragon.
Part III[edit | edit source]
Help the Varrock guard fight several dragons on Varrock's grand ship. This consists of two green dragons and blue dragons. The dragons fight the guards, but will shift their aggression towards you when you get near.
Part IV[edit | edit source]
Once these four dragons are killed, Zorgoth and Galvek board the ship. Galvek launches dragonfire, which kills four Varrock guards. He then launches dragonfire at you, prompting you to leap away. However, Bob is killed in the process as he was right behind you.
There are two waves of dragons to deal with, with another dragon taking its place once the previous one is killed. Checkpoint occurs after completion of each wave.
During these fights, Galvek will launch a dragonfire ball attack from the sky that can deal up to 115 damage regardless of your dragonfire protection if you don't move from your spot. If you are adjacent to the dragonfire, it deals half damage (up to 57) instead. Either stay within visible range of Galvek and look out for dragonfire animation, or turn on sound effects and listen for the sound effect (a long sustained rumbling noise).
At the start of Wave 2, the leaders will appear and assist you in battling the dragons, though you shouldn't expect them to do much for you. If you happen to leave or die here, you will return on Wave 2 and do not have to complete Wave 1 again. Lower levels can use this to their advantage by switching from Ranged gear to Magic gear between waves. You should teleport out, because the debris you can use to escape has a confirmation that may be difficult to click on during combat.
The Dragons[edit | edit source]
The following table will run down each dragon that you will face, in order from top to bottom. The table assumes you are ranging, using protect from magic, and standing out of melee distance.
|Wave||Dragon||Level||Attack styles||Special attacks||Tricks||Weak to|
|One||Black dragon||227||Melee only||Dragonfire||Stay out of melee range||Range|
|Steel dragon||246||Melee only||Dragonfire||Stay out of melee range||Magic|
|Brutal red dragon||289||Melee, magic||Dragonfire||Stay out of melee range||Range|
|Two||Mithril dragon||304||Melee, magic, ranged||Dragonfire||Stay out of melee range||Magic|
|Adamant dragon||338||Melee, magic, ranged||Dragonfire, poison bomb||Bring an antidote++, stay lower hp (40-50)||Magic|
|Rune dragon||380||Melee, magic, ranged||Dragonfire, electric strike||Switch to insulated boots, stay high hp||Magic|
The poison attack of the adamant dragon and the electricity attack of the rune dragon can be completely avoided by moving out of the way; however, it may be hard to juggle this with all the other mechanics. For this reason, following the advice above (antipoison for the adamant dragon and insulated boots for the rune dragon) may help you focus on other attacks such as Galvek's fireball.
Players having trouble with Wave 2 can stand underneath the adamant and rune dragons, which prevents the dragons from attacking and allows the leaders to slowly kill them. It should be noted that Galvek will continue to launch dragonfire — walking south and tanking a hit from the dragons is advised when this occurs.
Lower level players may find it easier to use ranged for all three of the initial dragons, opening inventory space otherwise reserved for switch gear for additional food. Activating protect from magic alongside an extended super antifire potion, while attacking from melee distance will reduce ALL damage taken to 0. Keep an eye on the fireballs as well as your prayer.
For wave 2, players struggling to damage the dragons can turn off NPC attack and stand under the metal dragons to back them into a corner. The melee NPCs who will kill them for you should close in and lock the dragon in. Since the dragons are 4x4 (mithril dragon) or 5x5 (adamant dragon and rune dragon), you can focus on running to avoid Galvek's fireball attack while taking no damage at all. No prayers or antifires are required for this method, though it may be nice to have them ready in case the player accidentally steps out into attack range.
Part V[edit | edit source]
Galvek will finally confront you for a fight. The dragon has 1,200 Hitpoints and four phases. Two brutal black dragons will then drop down, but the leaders will hold them off for you so you can deal with Galvek.
- Phase 1 (1200-900 HP): Galvek can launch fire traps at range, which if touched, will deal up to your max health in damage. They automatically explode after a set amount of time or if Galvek is forced into the next phase. Fighting Galvek moving north to south in front of him will ensure you always avoid the traps and don't take physical damage. Pray Magic during this phase.
- Phase 2 (900-600 HP): Galvek will harness the power of air on the west side, and begins to use Ranged attacks. He can launch a hurricane that will drain stats, especially run energy. Pray Ranged from this phase on.
- Phase 3 (600-300 HP): Galvek will harness the power of water on the east side. He can launch a tsunami, which has one gap as the escape route. After launching tsunamis, he will follow up with the launched dragonfire ball attack. Tsunamis can deal up to 109+ damage if hit, although this can sometimes be survived if healing above max health with the help of brews or anglerfish. Warning: Turn Auto Retaliate off, otherwise there's a chance you'll walk into a tsunami when he attacks you.
- Phase 4 (300-0 HP): Galvek will harness the power of earth, landing on the middle of the ship. He can launch an earth projectile that entombs the player in stone if they are hit by it.
- If one moves as soon as Galvek fires an ability, it is possible to never be frozen by Galvek's earth attacks and never damaged by Galvek's special dragonfire. If you are hit, you can wait until you are freed while making sure the special dragonfire is not being fired. If it is fired while you are stuck, teleport out to save yourself the cost of reclaiming your items.
For this fight, it's highly recommended to use Ranged, as while he is weakest against stabbing attacks, he is just as weak against Ranged. His high health pool means that Ruby bolts (e) can deal up to 100 damage, which significantly speeds up the battle. Once he is below 150 health, you should switch to Diamond bolts (e).
If the player is having trouble with Ranged (or simply is looking for a unique fight experience), it is possible (and not excessively difficult) to defeat Galvek entirely with Melee, provided the player has high melee stats (90+ in Attack, Strength, and Defence). Players with 90+ Attack and high Stab bonuses will consistently hit Galvek, reducing his health rather quickly, and at a much more consistent rate than utilising Ruby bolts (e), which can be unreliable at times. Another advantage to a Melee attempt is that Galvek's own Melee attack is fairly inaccurate (far less accurate than any of his other standard attacks) provided the player has a respectable Defence level (90+). If attempting this, a Zamorakian hasta (as Galvek is weak to Stab attacks) and Dragonfire shield are essential here. As well, melee users should have Protect From Magic and Piety active for the entirety of the fight (all phases), and "tank" armour should be equipped, such as full Torag (for example).
For lower-levelled players (under 70 Defence), this fight is highly based on luck, so using Blessed dragonhide armour along with a Dragon crossbow, if possible, will be very useful. This fight can take multiple tries at a low level because of the randomness of the enchanted bolts that do the majority of the damage so be prepared for this. It's highly likely that in your first few tries you may need to teleport out if you've run out of food by the end of phase 3. Using Super restores alongside Saradomin brews in a 1:3 ratio will prolong the fight and give you a better chance of defeating him.
Once Galvek reaches zero health, he spirals out, falling to the ground. In a last-ditch effort to destroy the player, he fires a massive fireball which shoots backwards, completely incinerating Zorgoth.
Note: If both you and Galvek die at the same time, you don't need to fight it again. When you go to the fleet, the cutscene of Galvek dying will play.
With Galvek slain and the Dragonkin menace defeated, the battle has been won.
Ending[edit | edit source]
You will be brought back to Burthorpe, where you, Unferth and Neite will mourn Bob's death. Make your way back to Alec and inform him of your achievements; he will be impressed and initiate you as a member of the Myths' Guild.
Congratulations, Quest Complete!
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 5 Quest points
- 25,000 Smithing experience
- 18,000 Mining experience
- 15,000 Agility experience
- 15,000 Thieving experience
- Ability to speak to cats without the Catspeak amulet
- Access to the Myths' Guild
- Access to the pettable dog
- Ability to make Super antifire potions by speaking to Primula
- 4x 25,000 experience in Magic, Ranged, Strength, Attack, Defence or Hitpoints by speaking to Ellen
- Access to Fountain of Uhld where dragonstone jewellery (excluding the ring of wealth) can be recharged
- Access to the Pool of Dreams where players can refight Galvek or rewatch cutscenes from the quest
- Access to the Wrath Altar
- Access to the shop to buy the Mythical cape
- Access to adamant and rune dragons in the Lithkren Vault
- Access to a stronger version of Vorkath on Ungael
- Ability to reforge the dragon platebody and kiteshield
- Ability to have a rune dragon as a Treasure Room guardian (requiring 99 Construction and 25,000,000 coins)
- Ability to create an Ava's assembler by bringing Vorkath's head, 75 Mithril arrows, and 4,999 gp (or Ava's accumulator) to Ava in Draynor Manor
- Ability to craft Ferocious gloves from Hydra leather in the Lithkren Vault (requires a hammer)
- Ability to construct Mythical cape (mounted) in your POH
- Ability to go back through the grandiose doors on Lithkren and use your Digsite pendant on the Strange Machine north of the dragons. This will allow you to teleport there.
- Locator orb
Music unlocked[edit | edit source]
|Name||Unlock details||Music track|
|Relics||Unlocked after discovering the Crandor dragonkin laboratory|
|Lucid Dream||Unlocked upon entering Bob's Dream World|
|Lucid Nightmare||Unlocked during the fight with Robert the Strong|
|On Thin Ice||Unlocked during the fight with Vorkath|
|The Walking Dead||Unlocked upon entering the Shayzien Crypts|
|The Forsaken||Unlocked upon entering the Lithkren Vault|
|Oncoming Foe||Unlocked during Zorgoth's assault|
|The Dragon Slayer||Unlocked during the fight with Galvek|
|Mythical||Unlocked upon entering the Myths' Guild|
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|2 February 2022
Fixed an issue where Galvek’s waves were killing safe players as he changed phases.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A log in screen competition was held around 2 weeks before release to use a player-made log in screen to commemorate release of the quest. The winner of the competition, Runezilla, was awarded an "exclusive Old School goodiebag!".
- The first player to complete the quest on the day of release was Rambo The 3 in a time of 2 hours and 55 minutes.
- When the player first meets Zorgoth, he addresses the player as if they've already met before ("Ah, I see you [Robert] brought your friend with you. I'm surprised to see you here after all this time. Curious.") While initially believed to have implied that he was addressing the player as someone Robert the Strong knew in his past life, it was later confirmed by Mod Ed, who wrote the quest, that Zorgoth was referring to the player themselves, not someone else.
- When telling Juna a story about the quest, the player says "... so I slew the dragon which killed the dragonkin as well. Not everyone survived the fight though." to which she responds "The dragonkin once brought this world to the brink of ruin. It is good you stopped them from doing so again."
- The dialogue in Bob's memory of Robert the Strong confronting the Dragonkin: "Now it begins" "No, now it ends" is a reference to the Tower of Joy battle scene in the television show Game of Thrones.
- The spawn that appears in the Crandor laboratory, along with Vorkath's zombified spawn, are a reference to Facehuggers from the movie Alien.
- When Amelia tells the player that the Shayzien Crypts are overrun by the undead, the player says "I ain't afraid of no ghosts". This is a reference to the film Ghostbusters.
- If players use a spade on Bob's grave after completing the quest, a message will appear in the chatbox stating "You would desecrate Bob's grave? You monster!"
- While speaking to King Roald for help to defeat the dragonkin, if players have completed the quest Darkness of Hallowvale, Aeonisig tries to recommend against military action. King Roald will interrupt him, stating that the situation is completely different from Morytania's and needs to be acted upon.
- When telling Dallas Jones Robert the Strong was reincarnated to Bob, Dallas responds "Just think once before you speak please!" This could be in reference to a popular RuneScape meme.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 4 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "Congratulations to 'Rambo The 3' on being the first ever player to complete Dragon Slayer II with a total time of 2 hrs 55 mins!"
- Jagex. "Q&A Summary 07/04/2022". 12 April 2022. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News. "Zorgoth was referring to the player. He did not make any mistakes there; he recognized the player. As for what that means, the answer's in a future quest. But not a quest that is planned for anytime soon."