Dragon bones

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Dragon bones are associated with the Prayer skill, and are dropped by all adult dragons.

The relative ease of collecting dragon bones, combined with the amount of experience earned from them, makes them widely viewed as a fast, cost-effective way to train Prayer.

Dragon bones give 72 Prayer experience when buried, 252 Prayer experience when offered at a gilded altar with 2 burners lit, or 288 Prayer experience when offered at the Ectofuntus.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Almost all dragons, with the exception of baby dragons, lava dragons and Elvarg, drop dragon bones. Most dragons are strong opponents. However, green and blue are the weakest types of dragons, and dragon bones are mostly accumulated by killing them.
  • Green dragons are the lowest level dragons in the game. They can be mainly found in various places in the Wilderness, where players may be attacked by player killers while fighting them to collect their bones.
  • The high value of dragons' drops (bones plus hides every kill for chromatic dragons) makes dragon-hunting a highly profitable combat activity. Players can make 150K to over 450K coins per hour fighting green dragons, depending on how fast they can kill the dragons and bank the loot. About 75 to 100K can be made per run on dragons (depending on inventory space), and more if more valuable items are brought back as well.
  • Baby dragons do not drop dragon bones. Instead, they drop babydragon bones.
  • Burying dragon bones is not recommended; usually they are best used on a gilded altar.
  • Dagannoth bones and ourg bones are faster ways to train Prayer than Dragon bones, but cost much more per Prayer experience point.
  • While gilded altars give the fastest experience, some prefer to use the Ectofuntus due to the fact that gilded altars give 36 less experience per bone. Although it's slower, the Ectofuntus gives more experience per bone, decreasing costs, and eliminates the need to obtain marrentill and/or find a house party offering an altar.
  • It is recommended to use an anti-dragon shield when fighting any dragon, as their fire breath attack can hit very high otherwise.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png1Always
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png30 (noted)6/101
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png50–751/32
Black dragon227; 247 Multicombat.png1Always
Blue dragon111 Multicombat.png1Always
Bronze dragon131; 143 Multicombat.png1Always
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png1Always
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png1Always
Brutal green dragon227 Multicombat.png1Always
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png1Always
Callisto470 Multicombat.png30 (noted)Uncommon
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png20 (noted)5/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Dragon impling83 Hunter icon.png50–100 (noted)1/19
Dragon impling jarN/A Casket.png50–100 (noted)1/19
Elvarg83; 214 Multicombat.png1Always
Green dragon79; 88 Multicombat.png1Always
Grubby ChestN/A Casket.png10 (noted)Unknown
Hydra194 Multicombat.png3–5 (noted)Uncommon
Iron dragon189; 215 Multicombat.png1Always
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png1Always
Mithril dragon304 Multicombat.png1Always
Red dragon152 Multicombat.png1Always
Rune dragon380 Multicombat.png1Always
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png10–15 (noted)Common
Steel dragon246; 274 Multicombat.png1Always
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png100 (noted)Uncommon
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png15–20 (noted)4/150
Zombie (Sepulcher of Death)159 Multicombat.png1–3Varies
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png12 (noted)8/248

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
20 September 2018
(update)
The value was changed from 110 to 160 so that it would appear above less valuable items when on the ground.
18 January 2018
(update)
The value was changed from 0 to 110 so that it would appear above vials when on the ground.

Trivia[edit | edit source]