Dragonfire is the fiery breath attack used by most dragons, hence the name. It can deal considerable damage to players without an antifire potion in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield, dragonfire shield, ancient wyvern shield or dragonfire ward.
Overview[edit | edit source]
An adult dragon can deal up to 50 damage to players without the proper equipment. Regular armour doesn't offer any additional protection from the flames. However, there is a chance that the player will "resist some of the dragonfire", which usually causes the dragonfire to not inflict much damage when this occurs.
Some dragons, like the King Black Dragon, brutal dragons (green, blue, red and black), Elvarg and metal dragons, have long-ranged dragonfire, and use it in both close or long-ranged combat situations. Metal dragon dragonfire is unique for not being reduced by Protect from Magic.
The King Black Dragon is able to use additional kinds of dragonfire besides standard, each with a different effect, including freezing, poisoning and stat-reducing. Vorkath also possesses different kinds of dragonfire; venomous, Prayer-deactivating, freezing, rapid-fire, as well as a slow but high damaging attack. Not having a form of dragonfire protection while fighting Vorkath can result in the player being hit for most if not all of their maximum hitpoints.
Baby dragons cannot use dragonfire.
Wyverns don't use dragonfire; instead, they use an ice-type breath, which is even more dangerous. It can reduce the stats of a player and prevent them from moving.
Protection[edit | edit source]
There are several methods to protect oneself against dragonfire. All methods apart from Protect from Magic require the player to have started Dragon Slayer to be used.
|Protect from Magic||Offers more or less the same protection as wielding an anti-dragon shield, but only against the four basic chromatic dragons. If used in conjunction with antifire potions against brutal dragons, all dragonfire damage is negated.||Requires 37 Prayer.|
|Anti-dragon shield||Significantly reduces the damage taken from most dragonfire. When combined with an antifire potion, provides complete protection against most dragonfire.||Obtained during Dragon Slayer.|
|Elemental or Mind shield||Provides significant protection from Wyvern ice breath.||Obtained during Elemental Workshop I and II.|
|Dragonfire shield||A strong melee variant of the Anti-dragon shield. Significantly reduces the damage taken from most dragonfire. When combined with an antifire potion, provides complete protection against most dragonfire. Also provides significant protection from Wyvern ice breath.||Requires 90 Smithing, an Anti-dragon shield, and a Draconic visage to create.|
|Ancient wyvern shield||A strong magic variant of the Elemental shield. Significantly reduces the damage taken from most dragonfire. When combined with an antifire potion, provides complete protection against most dragonfire. Also provides significant protection from Wyvern ice breath and blocks their freeze attack.||Requires 66 Smithing, 66 Magic, an Elemental shield, and a Wyvern visage to create.|
|Dragonfire ward||A strong ranged variant of the Anti-dragon shield. Significantly reduces the damage taken from most dragonfire. When combined with an antifire potion, provides complete protection against most dragonfire. Also provides significant protection from Wyvern ice breath.||Requires 90 Smithing, an Anti-dragon shield, and a Skeletal visage to create.|
|Antifire potion||Reduces the damage taken from most dragonfire. When combined with an Anti-dragon shield, Dragonfire shield, Ancient wyvern shield, or Dragonfire ward, provides full protection from most dragonfire.||Requires 69 Herblore to create.|
|Extended antifire||Provides the same protection as the regular Antifire potion for 12 minutes.||Requires 84 Herblore to create.|
|Super antifire potion||Provides full protection from dragonfire for 3 minutes, freeing up your offhand for other items. This excludes Galvek's and Vorkath's attacks and the King Black Dragon's poisonous/shocking/freezing dragonbreath.||Requires 92 Herblore and completion of Dragon Slayer II to create.|
|Extended super antifire||Provides the same protection as the regular super antifire potion for 6 minutes.||Requires 98 Herblore and completion of Dragon Slayer II to create.|
|Shield and an antifire potion||Provides immunity against normal dragon fire.|
|Shield and a super antifire potion||Provides immunity against Vorkath's special dragon breaths.|
Using dragonfire[edit | edit source]
Players can also use dragonfire in combat, but only under one condition. The dragonfire used by players has the same effect as dragonfire used by dragons. Therefore, it can hit very high against players without proper protection.
One way to use dragonfire is by using enchanted dragon bolts in Ranged. These bolts have, like other enchanted bolts, a special attack. This special attack enables the wearer to occasionally hit the opponent with a blast of dragonfire, adding extra damage to a bolt hit (visible Ranged level * 20%).
Just like regular dragonfire, this methods will not cause damage if the opponent is a fire monster or a dragon. In PvP situations, if the opponent is wearing an anti-dragon shield, dragonfire shield or under the effects of antifire potions (or both), the special effect will not activate.
Players are able to discharge a blast of dragonfire with the dragonfire shield by right clicking the shield.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The message when you are partially protected from dragonfire is different depending on what kind of protection you have.