Iron dragons are one of the six types of metal dragons. Although they are the second weakest of the six, it is especially dangerous to kill them, as with all metal dragons, due to their ability to shoot long-range dragonfire. A dragonfire shield, or an anti-dragon shield, coupled with an antifire potion is necessary for full dragonfire protection. Having only one form of protection will result in some dragonfire damage being inflicted onto the player.
Magic/Ranged is a common method of killing these creatures since they will not attempt to close in the distance to Melee, thus rendering the character invulnerable as long as they keep their dragonfire protection (with both an antifire potion AND an anti-dragon shield). Melee users are recommended to use the Protect from Melee prayer, as they can hit very hard. Their defence is also high, so ranged (with range boosting prayers/potions), magic, or a stabbing weapon like the Zamorakian hasta are effective in taking them out.
With the completion of the Elite Karamja Diary, Iron dragons killed in Brimhaven Dungeon will have their iron bars noted.
If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.
Drop rates estimated based on 87,087 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/1,024 for a specific legging, or 1/512 for any leggings.
|Adamant 2h sword||1||4/128||3,569||3,840|
|Adamant sq shield||1||1/128||2,033||2,304|
|Rune med helm||1||1/128||11,190||11,520|
There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 3/128 chance of directly rolling the gem drop table.
|Loop half of key||1||1/378.27; 1/352.17[d 1]||14,239||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/378.27; 1/352.17[d 1]||11,708||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/154.57; 1/78.49[d 1]||661||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/2,730.67||37,956||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/309.13; 1/156.98[d 1]||826||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/4,096||22,625||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/4,096||7,600||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/618.26; 1/313.96[d 1]||1,493||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/8,192||59,229||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/7,869.24; 1/841.11[d 1][d 2]||12,026||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/15,738.48; 1/1,682.22[d 1][d 2]||65,594||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/1,648.7; 1/837.23[d 1]||721||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/20,984.64; 1/2,242.97[d 1][d 2]||37,755||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/2,473.06; 1/1,255.85[d 1]||3,024||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/4,946.11; 1/2,511.7[d 1]||840||1,200|