Iron dragon

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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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 87,087 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Iron dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,43396
Iron bar.png: Iron dragon drops Iron bar with rarity Always in quantity 5Iron bar5Always64580

Unique[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon plateskirt.png: Iron dragon drops Dragon plateskirt with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Dragon plateskirt11/1,024[d 1][1]161,388162,000
Dragon platelegs.png: Iron dragon drops Dragon platelegs with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Dragon platelegs11/1,024[d 1][1]161,422162,000
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/1,024 for a specific legging, or 1/512 for any leggings.

Weapons and Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant axe.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Adamant axe13/128960768
Adamant battleaxe.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant battleaxe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Adamant battleaxe13/1282,2262,496
Adamant 2h sword.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant 2h sword with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Adamant 2h sword14/1283,5693,840
Adamant sq shield.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant sq shield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamant sq shield11/1282,0332,304
Rune battleaxe.png: Iron dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/12824,58724,960
Rune knife.png: Iron dragon drops Rune knife with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5Rune knife53/1281,385500
Rune med helm.png: Iron dragon drops Rune med helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune med helm11/12811,19011,520

Runes and Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Blood rune.png: Iron dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 19/128 in quantity 15Blood rune1519/1285,5653,600
Rune javelin.png: Iron dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 20/128 in quantity 4Rune javelin420/128672960
Adamant bolts.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant bolts with rarity 6/128 in quantity 2-12Adamant bolts2–126/128408-2,44868-408
Rune dart(p).png: Iron dragon drops Rune dart(p) with rarity 7/128 in quantity 9Rune dart(p)97/1289,6661,890
Soul rune.png: Iron dragon drops Soul rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 3Soul rune35/128441540

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Iron dragon drops Coins with rarity 20/128 in quantity 270Coins27020/128270270
Coins_250.png: Iron dragon drops Coins with rarity 10/128 in quantity 550Coins55010/128550550
Coins_250.png: Iron dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 990Coins9901/128990990

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamantite bar.png: Iron dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Adamantite bar23/1284,142768
Curry.png: Iron dragon drops Curry with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Curry13/12863312
Runite limbs.png: Iron dragon drops Runite limbs with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Runite limbs15/1289,4189,600
Super strength(1).png: Iron dragon drops Super strength(1) with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Super strength(1)18/12847966

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

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.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Iron dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/390.1 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/390.13,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Iron dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/378.27 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/378.27; 1/352.17[d 1]14,23960
Tooth half of key.png: Iron dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/378.27 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/378.27; 1/352.17[d 1]11,70860
Uncut sapphire.png: Iron dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/154.57 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/154.57; 1/78.49[d 1]66115
Runite bar.png: Iron dragon drops Runite bar with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Runite bar11/1,638.412,4553,000
Nature rune.png: Iron dragon drops Nature rune with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 67Nature rune671/2,730.6714,6067,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Iron dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/2,730.6737,95638,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Iron dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/2,730.6724,58724,960
Uncut emerald.png: Iron dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/309.13 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/309.13; 1/156.98[d 1]82630
Law rune.png: Iron dragon drops Law rune with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 45Law rune451/4,0969,6306,480
Death rune.png: Iron dragon drops Death rune with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 45Death rune451/4,09610,0804,860
Steel arrow.png: Iron dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/4,0964,9501,050
Rune arrow.png: Iron dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/4,0963,86410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Iron dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/4,0961,2801,920
Rune sq shield.png: Iron dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/4,09622,62523,040
Dragonstone.png: Iron dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/4,09612,0626,000
Silver ore.png: Iron dragon drops Silver ore with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/4,0967,6004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Iron dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/618.26 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/618.26; 1/313.96[d 1]1,49360
Rune kiteshield.png: Iron dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/8,19232,18032,640
Dragon med helm.png: Iron dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/8,19259,22960,000
Rune spear.png: Iron dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/7,869.24 in quantity 1Rune spear11/7,869.24; 1/841.11[d 1][d 2]12,02612,480
Shield left half.png: Iron dragon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/15,738.48 in quantity 1Shield left half11/15,738.48; 1/1,682.22[d 1][d 2]65,59466,000
Nature talisman.png: Iron dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,648.7 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,648.7; 1/837.23[d 1]7212
Dragon spear.png: Iron dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/20,984.64 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/20,984.64; 1/2,242.97[d 1][d 2]37,75537,440
Uncut diamond.png: Iron dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/2,473.06 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/2,473.06; 1/1,255.85[d 1]3,024120
Rune javelin.png: Iron dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/4,946.11 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/4,946.11; 1/2,511.7[d 1]8401,200
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Iron dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/82.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/82.2; 1/77[d 1][2]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Iron dragon drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128[1]Not sold12
Ancient shard.png: Iron dragon drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/203.33 in quantity 1Ancient shard11/203.33[d 2]Not sold122
Dark totem base.png: Iron dragon drops Dark totem base with rarity 1/305 in quantity 1Dark totem base11/305[d 2]Not sold123
Dark totem middle.png: Iron dragon drops Dark totem middle with rarity 1/305 in quantity 1Dark totem middle11/305[d 2]Not sold123
Dark totem top.png: Iron dragon drops Dark totem top with rarity 1/305 in quantity 1Dark totem top11/305[d 2]Not sold123
Draconic visage.png: Iron dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,000[1]5,865,165450,000
  1. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.
  2. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 16 January 2019. Mod Kieren: "It follows a curve up until level 100 then scales linearly between those 2 values upto level 350 combat. Creatures over thsi[sic] will cap at 1/50. [1]"