Dragon defender

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Dragon defender
Dragon defender.png
Released5 February 2015 (Update)
Also calledDdef
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableYes
StackableNo
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineA defensive weapon.
Values
Value68,007 coins
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight0.453 kg
Advanced data
Item ID12954
Dragon defender detail.png
Dragon defender (broken) detail.png
Dragon defender detail.png

The dragon defender is the second strongest defender in Old School RuneScape, behind the Avernic defender. It is used for its attack and strength bonus and is held in the shield slot. It requires level 60 Defence to equip.

A player must show a rune defender to Lorelai once to gain permanent access to the cyclopes in the basement. Players can obtain a dragon defender without having a rune defender in their bank.

Its defensive bonuses are comparable to those of an adamant square shield, with slight differences. Its strength bonus is surpassed by both the dragonfire shield and the Avernic defender, which give +7 and +8 strength bonuses, respectively. However, the dragon defender is more commonly used than either of these for melee training, due to its superior melee attack bonuses over the dragonfire shield and the overall rarity of the Avernic defender.

If the player dies below level 20 Wilderness, it will remain in the player's inventory, but will be unusable and must be repaired with 40,000 coins by using the item on Perdu. If the player dies above level 20 Wilderness, it will be dropped as 8,160 coins.

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Attack icon.png Attack bonusesDragon defender equipped.pngDragon defender equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+25+24+23-3-2
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+25+24+23-3-2
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngShield slot.png
+6+0+0%+0List

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Avernic defender.pngAvernic defender
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Dragon defender (t).pngDragon defender (t)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Raspberry Warriors' Guild bank Dragon defender.png dragon battleaxe.png slayer helmet.png 1,358,755

The dragon defender is the item Falo requires players to show him when he sings about: A sword held in the other hand, red its colour, Cyclops strength you must withstand.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

Defenders are only dropped by cyclopes found within the Warriors' Guild.

This item is only dropped from the level 106 variant.

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Cyclops Warriors' Guild Basement106 Multicombat.png11/100

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Players can attach a dragon defender ornament kit, obtained from master clue scrolls, to create a dragon defender (t). This is a cosmetic upgrade only, as it only alters its appearance and gives no stat enhancements. It can later be dismantled, returning the defender and ornament kit.

Players can upgrade a dragon defender by attaching an Avernic defender hilt to it, creating the Avernic defender, which requires an Attack and Defence level of 70 and has increased bonuses. This process can be reversed, but the hilt will be destroyed in the process.

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 February 2019
(update | poll)

The defender was graphically updated, removing the pink tint.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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5 February 2015 –
28 February 2019
21 July 2016 –
28 February 2019
28 February 2019 –
present

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dragon defender is the only defender which does not require a corresponding Attack level to equip.