Elvarg is a green dragon, and is considerably stronger than her usual kind. She is the dragon that players have to kill in the Dragon Slayer quest in the dungeon below Crandor. Unlike other chromatic dragons, Elvarg has a ranged dragonfire attack.
Elvarg was confirmed to be female in the 16th Postbag from the Hedge, by such quotes as "She wouldn't 'a had second thoughts about roasting yer with her breath… and That's what she done to Crandor, after all…"
She can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the quest is complete. An anti-dragon shield is provided in the arena. Elvarg will always drop Dragon bones when killed in the arena and will lower stats if you have insufficient dragonfire protection.
An anti-dragon shield should be equipped before fighting Elvarg. As Elvarg is weak to stab attacks, a rune sword is recommended as it possesses the highest stab bonus in F2P. A rune scimitar, rune battleaxe or rune mace are effective. Good-quality armour is a must; preferably adamant armour or better. Foods such as lobsters or better are optimal for fighting her.
The original adventurer who woke Elvarg
- If a player chooses not to wield an anti-dragon shield, Elvarg's dragonfire can deal up to 65 damage.
- Being struck by her dragonfire attack without either an anti-dragon shield or antifire potion can drastically reduce Combat and Prayer stats.
- Members can drink an Antifire potion so that her fiery breath attack's damage is reduced. If combined with an anti-dragon shield, her dragonfire damage is significantly mitigated.
- Standing close within her melee range could reduce the number of times she will use her dragonfire attack, as she may choose to attack with melee instead, which has a lower max hit.