|Released||17 January 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, 5 Iron bars|
|Its scales seem to be made of iron.|
|Max hit||18 (Melee)|
|Weakness||Stab, Magic, dragonbane weapons|
|Attack style||Melee (slash), Dragonfire (long-ranged)|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
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.
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]
- Brimhaven Dungeon
- The task-only area contains 8 more iron dragons, which can only be killed while on a slayer assignment
- Catacombs of Kourend
Drops[edit | edit source]
100%[edit | edit source]
Armour/Weapons[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant axe 1 Common 617 Adamant battleaxe 1 Common 2,203 Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,588 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,059 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,579 Rune knife 5 Uncommon 1,465 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,197 Dragon plateskirt 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 161,405 Dragon platelegs 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 161,420
- The drop rate is 1/1,024 for a specific legging, or 1/512 for any leggings.
Ammunition/Runes[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 15 Common 4,320 Rune javelin 4 Common 648 Adamant bolts 2–12 Uncommon 424–2,544 Rune dart(p) 9 Uncommon 9,837 Soul rune 3 Uncommon 441 Runite bolts 2–12 Rare 698–4,188
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 270; 550; 990 Common Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,192 Curry 1 Uncommon 800 Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,340 Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 381 Brimstone key 1 Varies  Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/203.33) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/305) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/305) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/305) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,913,084
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 12,123 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,506 Chaos talisman 1 Common 455 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 634 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 799 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,396 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 708 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,650 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,822 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 810 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,180 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,455 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,090 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,990 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,579 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,976 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,671 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,500 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,153 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,928 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,255 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,227 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,050 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,700 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,128
Dragons and dragon-like races