|Released||18 June 2007 (Update)|
|Examine||A heavy shield with a snarling, draconic visage.|
|High alch||1,200,000 coins|
|Low alch||800,000 coins|
|Exchange||3,792,507 coins (info)|
A dragonfire shield is an upgraded anti-dragon shield, and one of the best shields in the game behind the elysian spirit shield and Dinh's bulwark. Equipping it requires 75 Defence and having started Dragon Slayer I. It retains the same dragonfire protection as the anti-dragon shield and it also protects against the icy breath of wyverns, like the dragonfire ward, elemental, mind, and ancient wyvern shields.
When uncharged, it is tradeable and offers slightly more defensive bonuses than a mithril sq shield, however, each charge it gains increases melee defensive bonuses and the range defensive bonus by 1 for a total of +50 at maximum those four defensive stats. To charge the shield, dragonfire needs to be absorbed from dragonfire attacks while it is equipped.
Creation[edit | edit source]
- Due to Grand Exchange prices changing based on trade volume, this profit may not be fully accurate if the components are infrequently traded.
Charging[edit | edit source]
Up to a maximum of 50 charges, the shield will absorb one charge per adult dragon dragonfire attack and icy breath attack from wyverns, although it will still discharge dragonfire. Alternatively, it can be fully charged with one bottled dragonbreath used on it. Each charge increases its melee and Ranged defensive bonuses by 1, giving a maximum total bonus of +50 to melee and Ranged defensive bonuses on top of the shield's base defensive bonuses.
Quickly gaining charges requires a multi-combat zone with multiple metal dragons as they will always use dragonfire when at a distance. The best location for this is the iron and bronze dragons area in the Catacombs of Kourend. Avoid being in melee range and drink an antifire potion to avoid all damage from the dragons. Charging to full with this method will take less than a minute. Elvarg in a practice run of Nightmare Zone may also be used as a free and completely safe alternative.
The Check option, while the shield is in the inventory, can be used to check its current number of charges.
Discharging[edit | edit source]
During Combat, right-click "activate" on the equipped dragonfire shield to expend one charge and unleash a blast of dragonfire at a target, hitting up to 25 damage. This attack has a cooldown of about 1 minute and 56 seconds , has a range of 10 tiles including over obstacles, after which the player will initiate a normal attack if possible. The damage is rolled with accordance to the player's Defence level. Against NPCs Magic, Defence, and HP experience is gained, however, against another player, only Defence experience is gained.
Each charge expended reduces the shield's melee and Ranged defensive bonuses by 1. The dragonfire attack follows the standard rules for dragonfire; it will be less effective against a target that has dragonfire protection, such as a player that used an antifire potion and/or an anti-dragon shield. Furthermore, the dragonfire attack will not work against chromatic dragons, wyverns, and some boss monsters, although metal dragons up to mithril are vulnerable to it.
A dragonfire shield can be drained of all charges at once by right-clicking the shield in the inventory and selecting Empty, releasing it all in a harmless burst. This is useful when selling or trading the shield, as it can only be traded when completely uncharged.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|5 July 2018
Players are now required to have started Dragon Slayer in order to use Anti-fire protection.
|9 November 2017
The uncharged version was made darker to distinguish it from charged versions.
|5 February 2015
The Dragonfire shield no longer has stats on free worlds.
|3 October 2013
Players with uncharged dragonfire shields should no longer be warned that their dragonfire shield will lose its charges if dropped.
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|18 June 2007 –
9 November 2017
|9 November 2017 –|
References[edit | edit source]