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Released23 September 2001 (Update)
Combat level83
ExamineRoar! A dragon!
Combat info
XP bonus? (edit)
Max hit8 (Slash)
69 (Dragonfire)
10 (with anti-dragon shield)
Attack styleMelee, Magic, Dragonfire
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time50 ticks (30 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP80 xp
CategoryGreen Dragons
Assigned byVannaka chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID817,8033,6349
A player beheads Elvarg

Elvarg is the dragon that players have to kill in the Dragon Slayer I quest. She resides in the dungeon below Crandor. She is a green dragon, and is considerably stronger than the usual kind. Unlike other chromatic dragons, Elvarg has a ranged dragonfire attack. Despite being a dragon, she is not vulnerable to dragonbane weapons.

Elvarg can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the quest is completed. An anti-dragon shield is provided in the arena. Unlike her quest version, this version will only use dragonfire to attack, will always drop dragon bones, and will lower stats if you have insufficient dragonfire protection. The dragonfire max damage only depends on your dragonfire protection (prayer, potion, and/or shield).

Both the normal and hard Elvarg will have the same max damage that depends on which combination of dragonfire protection you're using. The super antifire potion (including the extended and mix versions) by itself is enough to prevent all damage (even without an anti-dragon shield) and stat drain, except for Prayer points which will still be drained every attack.

Every dragonfire attack will reduce Player's Prayer points by 10% of their current value, rounded down (minimum of 0).

Location[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Crandor and Karamja Dungeon83Free-to-play icon.png1Maplink

History[edit | edit source]

During the Dragonkin Conflicts, the Dragonkin needed to defend themselves from humans, who refused to distinguish peaceful and aggressive dragonkin.[1] Zorgoth and other unnamed Dragonkin worked on creating dragons with increased aggression.[2] The first of these experiments took place underneath Crandor, where they successfully created a green dragon with heightened aggression: Elvarg.[3][4] Eventually, she was abandoned by her creators, making her home in the underground system underneath the island.

Remains of the original adventurer who woke Elvarg

Elvarg went into a deep slumber, until the year 139 of the Fifth Age when a Crandorian adventurer discovered the cave system and explored the area, eventually stumbling into Elvarg's chamber.[5] The adventurer roused her from her sleep, and she torched them in retaliation before leaving the caverns and torched Crandor completely, its inhabitants not having any sort of dragonfire protection to fight back. Crandorian survivors made a small camp near Rimmington, but Elvarg pursued them and killed most of the survivors, with only three mages able to escape; Melzar, Lozar and Thalzar, each of whom split a map to the island and went their separate ways.[6] The human kingdoms of Misthalin were on high alert, worried she might devastate the continent, but fortunately she returned to her chamber on the island.[7]

During the year 169 of the Fifth Age, an adventurer who entered the Champions' Guild looked for a quest; the Guildmaster told them to speak to Oziach, who in turn told them to slay Elvarg. The adventurer acquired equipment, including an anti-dragon shield from Duke Horacio, and the map from the three mages (two of which had died, while the other went insane), a ship, and a captain who was not intimidated by her reputation. They soon came upon the chamber where Elvarg was, and successfully slew her after a grueling battle, ripping her head off as proof of her demise.

Strategy & tips[edit | edit source]

When planning to vanquish Elvarg, see the sections on the Dragon Slayer I page about preparing and tips and strategies.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Elvarg drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always[d 1]2,61696
  1. ^ Only in Nightmare Zone

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
29 August 2006

The NPC was graphically updated.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Elvarg (historical).png
29 March 2004 –
29 August 2006
29 August 2006 –

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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..."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Zorgoth in Dragon Slayer II. Old School RuneScape. "You attacked us, tried to destroy us. You took away our homes, our people. Were we expected to stand by and watch? [Bob the Cat: We were defending ourselves. You threatened to destroy us all.] Not all of us. Only a few gave in to the anger of the curse. Only a few waged war on you. But you were not willing to distinguish. And now, neither am I."
  2. ^ Zorgoth in Dragon Slayer II. Old School RuneScape. "After your failed attempt on my life, I realised that we were starting to lose the war against your kind. We needed to turn the tide. We needed a new weapon."
  3. ^ "Old notes (Dragon Slayer II)". Old School RuneScape. "This trial was different though, the subject did not reject the spores as previous ones did. Alas, the results were unsatisfactory. The subject displayed heightened aggression, as desired. However, its strength is unchanged and its mental capacity is limited."
  4. ^ Zorgoth in Dragon Slayer II. Old School RuneScape. "The creature you call Elvarg was the first. An attempt to create a being which would crush humanity once and for all. She was a failure. Too weak. Pathetic."
  5. ^ Guildmaster in Dragon Slayer I. Old School RuneScape. "Thirty years ago, Crandor was a thriving community with a great tradition of mages and adventurers. Many Crandorians even earned the right to be part of the Champions' Guild! One of their adventurers went too far, however. He descended into the volcano in the centre of Crandor and woke the dragon Elvarg."
  6. ^ Guildmaster in Dragon Slayer I. Old School RuneScape. "Some refugees managed to escape in fishing boats. They landed on the coast, north of Rimmington, and set up camp but the dragon followed them and burned the camp to the ground. Out of all the people of Crandor there were only three survivors: a trio of wizards who used magic to escape. Their names were Thalzar, Lozar and Melzar."
  7. ^ Duke Horacio in Dragon Slayer I. Old School RuneScape. "I remember my father being very scared. He posted lookouts on the roof to warn if the dragon was approaching. All the city rulers were worried that Elvarg would devastate the whole continent."
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