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Drakes are high level slayer monsters found in the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon. They can drop their claws and teeth, which are used to upgrade the boots of stone and holy sandals into boots of brimstone and devout boots, respectively. These items are five times more common when killed on a Slayer task.

Many players consider Drakes to be tedious monsters to slay for their slayer task, because they have high defensive stats and can take a while to kill. Therefore the rates of combat and slayer experience per hour are relatively low. Many players decide to block Drakes as slayer tasks for this reason.

Drakes are considered draconic and as such Dragonbane weapons are very effective.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

  • Level Slayer 84 to deal damage or receive a task.
  • Access to Mount Karuulm.

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

  • High combat stats. Although not required, see the skill levels below for an indication of the advised stats:
    • If using Melee:
      • Level Attack 80 or higher
      • Level Strength 80 or higher
      • Level Defence 80 or higher
      • Level Hitpoints 80 or higher
      • Level Prayer 70 or higher for the Piety prayer
    • If using Ranged:
      • Level Ranged 75 or higher
    • If using Magic:
      • Level Magic 85 or higher

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Drakes normal ranged attacks can be fully blocked by protect from missiles.

Drakes do not require a fire protection shield or potion to be slain, unlike most other dragons. However, after seven auto-attacks, drakes will launch a volcanic breath towards the player's current position, which deals 6-8 damage for four hits if the player is struck by the projectile.

Alternatively, moving one tile elsewhere when the projectile is launched allows complete avoidance.

Together, a player can take no damage when using protect from missiles and dragonfire protection at range.

Equipment[edit | edit source]