Green dragon/Strategies

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Requirements[edit | edit source]

Green dragons are fairly easy monsters to kill for profit, even for lower level players. Killing them is also the fastest way of banking Prayer experience on an Ironman account. It is recommended to have at least level 70+ in all Melee skills or Ranged for reasonable kills per hour. Gear setups can vary greatly depending on stats, how much money the player has available and how much one is willing to risk in case of a death. As the green dragons located primarily in the Wilderness, players should only take equipment and items that they do not mind potentially losing.

Completing the elite tasks in the Wilderness diary grants noted bones in the Wilderness.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • Attack 70+
  • Strength 70+
  • Defence 70+
  • Hitpoints 70+
  • Ranged 70+

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Melee is one of the best ways to kill green dragons at any levels, and becomes the most effective way in terms of kills per hour and cost when using a dragon hunter lance. Setups can vary depending on the player's equipment, stats and how much the player is willing to risk in case of a death. With dragon hunter lance, high stats and the Wilderness elite diary completed (for noted bones) the player can kill up to 300-330 dragons per hour.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Viggora's chainmace offers the highest damage output, but due to the cost of using revenant ether it is best to use the dragon hunter lance for better profit per hour. Proselyte armour is recommended for its prayer bonus if using damage-boosting prayers such as Piety. Otherwise, the player should wear cheap defensive armour (such as dragonhide or rune armour) for extra defence against the dragons and player killers. Dragonfire shield is strongly recommended for its strength bonus and good defensive stats.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotRune full helm.pngRune full helmAdamant full helm.pngAdamant full helm [1]N/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of torture [2]Amulet of strength.pngAmulet of strengthAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of glory [3]N/AN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal cape [4]Fire cape.pngFire cape [4]Ardougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4, 3, 2 or 1Mythical cape.pngMythical capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of Accomplishment
BodyProselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberkFighter torso.pngFighter torso [4]Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body[1]Rune platebody.pngRune platebodyN/A
LegsVerac's plateskirt.pngVerac's plateskirt [5]Proselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisse / Proselyte tasset.pngProselyte tassetBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chaps[1]Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegsAdamant platelegs.pngAdamant platelegs[1]
WeaponViggora's chainmace.pngViggora's chainmace [6]Dragon hunter lance.pngDragon hunter lanceZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whipDragon sword.pngDragon sword
ShieldDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shield[1]N/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRune gloves.pngRune gloves[1]Combat bracelet.pngCombat braceletMithril gloves.pngMithril glovesN/A
BootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsRune boots.pngRune boots[1]Climbing boots.pngClimbing boots[1]N/AN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Ring of wealth (i).pngRing of wealth (i)[7]Ring of dueling.pngRing of dueling[1]N/AN/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Low-risk option
  2. If 3-iteming, amulet of strength should be worn instead.
  3. While amulet of strength offers slightly superior damage output, amulet of glory can be used to teleport out of the Wilderness, which saves an inventory space.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 This item is lost on death at level 20 Wilderness and higher. Only bring this item if you do not mind potentially risking it on death.
  5. Verac's plateskirt has high Melee and Ranged defences, which can be helpful against player killers. However, it adds a significant amount of extra risk.
  6. Using this weapon is somewhat expensive and likely to cut down profit compared to using a dragon hunter lance.
  7. For the doubled clue drop chance.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Looting bag.pngRing of dueling.pngDivine super combat potion(2).pngAntifire potion(2).png
Burning amulet.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Cooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.png
Cooked karambwan.png

Craw's bow and toxic blowpipe offer slightly higher kills per hour than using a dragon hunter lance, but due to the high cost of using these weapons it is only recommended for Ironmen who wish to bank dragon bones for Prayer experience. Otherwise, melee usually offers higher kills and better profit per hour.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Void Knight equipment is the best option due to its damage-boosting set effect. If wearing full Void Knight equipment however, it is recommended to only use the spot west of Dark Warriors' Fortress between level 12 and 14 Wilderness, as you will not risk untradeable items on death. If wearing black d'hide, it is recommended to use the spot east of black salamanders in level 20-22 Wilderness as there are more green dragon spawns. If not wearing an anti-dragon shield, the player must use Protect from Magic or extended super antifire potions.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helm [1]Helm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotSnakeskin bandana.pngSnakeskin bandanaN/AN/A
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/AN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assembler [1]Ranging cape.pngRanging capeAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorN/AN/A
BodyElite void top.pngElite void top [1]Void knight top.pngVoid knight top [1]Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyN/AN/A
LegsElite void robe.pngElite void robe [1]Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robe [1]Black d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsN/AN/A
WeaponCraw's bow.pngCraw's bowToxic blowpipe.pngToxic blowpipeDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowMagic shortbow (i).pngMagic shortbow (i)Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbow
ShieldAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shield if using a crossbowN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4 if using Craw's bow or toxic blowpipeGod blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2 if using Craw's bow or toxic blowpipeBroad bolts 5.pngBroad bolts if using a crossbowAmethyst arrow 5.pngAmethyst arrows if using magic shortbow (i)Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrows if using magic shortbow (i)
GlovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves [1]Barrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesArmadyl bracers.pngBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambracesN/A
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian boots [2]Ranger boots.pngRanger boots [2]Armadyl d'hide boots.pngBlessed boots [2]Snakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin bootsN/A
RingRing of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Ring of wealth (i).pngRing of wealth (i)[3]Ring of dueling.pngRing of duelingN/AN/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 This item is lost on death at level 20 Wilderness and higher. Only bring this item if you do not mind potentially risking it on death.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 If 3-iteming, ring of suffering and snakeskin boots should be worn instead.
  3. For the doubled clue drop chance.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Looting bag.pngRing of dueling.pngDivine ranging potion(2).pngAntifire potion(2).png
Burning amulet.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Cooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.png
Cooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan.png

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The Corporal Beast's cave is marked with the red exclamation point Dungeon map link icon.png.

Getting there is quite simple, as the Games necklace offers a teleport to the Corporeal Beast lair. Clicking on the opening in the wall, the player will enter the Wilderness and only has to run west to reach the dragons, which are located north of the Graveyard of Shadows. Players can also use obelisks, or simply walk.

Safespot for green dragons
Alternate view on map

You can also use a canoe to get to the lava maze, then you can safespot them from inside. You will need to take law and air runes to telegrab the drops.