Lava dragon

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Lava dragons are former red dragons that have been transformed after being surrounded by lava for too long. They reside in the Lava Dragon Isle in the Wilderness (between level 36 and 42 Wilderness), and attack with melee as well as with dragonfire. Due to their low magic level, they are particularly weak to magic, thus making Fire Bolt a slow but profitable method of killing them.

Lava dragons can be safespotted both inside and outside their isle. The many piles of skeletons and edges at the isle allow for players to safespot them inside. Alternatively, players can camp some of the southern spawns outside the isle, although they should be careful as Vet'ion can walk to their safespot and attack the players. Having 74 Agility and the hard Wilderness Diary completed is recommended when killing them to use the stepping stones to escape the isle, as the area is frequented by player killers.

Bringing a pestle and mortar is optional to grind the scales into shards, in addition to High Level Alchemy runes to alch their common adamant and rune equipment drops. If killing them from outside the isle, Telekinetic Grab will be needed to grab their drops. Although it is possible to stay at the isle indefinitely using this method, it is advisable to bank every 10–20 minutes as the isle is commonly targeted by player killers.

Lava dragons are the only monsters to drop the lava dragon bones, which give 85 Prayer experience when buried. However, burying them on Lava Dragon Isle grants 340 Prayer experience instead.

Although they drop black dragonhide, they do not count as black dragons for a Slayer task.

Location[edit | edit source]

Reaching the lava dragons.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Lava dragon bones.png: Lava dragon drops Lava dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Lava dragon bones1Always[d 1]4,31490
Black dragonhide.png: Lava dragon drops Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Black dragonhide1Always2,90490
Lava scale.png: Lava dragon drops Lava scale with rarity Always in quantity 1Lava scale1Always2,90630
  1. Lava dragon bones are dropped in bank note form if players have completed the Wilderness Diary and have enabled it via speaking to the Lesser Fanatic.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune dart.png: Lava dragon drops Rune dart with rarity 6/128 in quantity 12Rune dart126/12812,0962,520
Rune knife.png: Lava dragon drops Rune knife with rarity 4/128 in quantity 8Rune knife84/1282,256800
Lava battlestaff.png: Lava dragon drops Lava battlestaff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Lava battlestaff13/1289,50910,200
Adamant 2h sword.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant 2h sword with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Adamant 2h sword12/1283,5243,840
Adamant platebody.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant platebody with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Adamant platebody12/1289,4559,984
Rune axe.png: Lava dragon drops Rune axe with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune axe12/1287,1837,680
Rune kiteshield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield12/12832,10232,640
Rune longsword.png: Lava dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune longsword12/12818,70319,200
Rune med helm.png: Lava dragon drops Rune med helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune med helm11/12811,09111,520
Rune full helm.png: Lava dragon drops Rune full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune full helm11/12820,61821,120

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 10/128 in quantity 20Rune javelin2010/1283,5404,800
Fire rune.png: Lava dragon drops Fire rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 75Fire rune757/128375150
Blood rune.png: Lava dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 20Blood rune207/1286,1204,800
Runite bolts.png: Lava dragon drops Runite bolts with rarity 6/128 in quantity 30Runite bolts306/12814,5205,400
Death rune.png: Lava dragon drops Death rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 20Death rune205/1284,1402,160
Law rune.png: Lava dragon drops Law rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 20Law rune205/1283,6002,880
Lava rune.png: Lava dragon drops Lava rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 15Lava rune154/12860180
Lava rune.png: Lava dragon drops Lava rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 30Lava rune304/128120360

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table, and is rolled twice. The displayed drop chance represents a single roll.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1-2Grimy guam leaf1–21/102.414-287-14
Grimy marrentill.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/136.5 in quantity 1-2Grimy marrentill1–21/136.517-348-16
Grimy tarromin.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/182 in quantity 1-2Grimy tarromin1–21/182157-3149-18
Grimy harralander.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/234.1 in quantity 1-2Grimy harralander1–21/234.1638-1,2769-18
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/297.9 in quantity 1-2Grimy ranarr weed1–21/297.98,118-16,23618-36
Grimy irit leaf.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1-2Grimy irit leaf1–21/409.6867-1,73410-20
Grimy avantoe.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1-2Grimy avantoe1–21/546.11,968-3,93610-20
Grimy kwuarm.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/655.4 in quantity 1-2Grimy kwuarm1–21/655.41,217-2,43412-24
Grimy cadantine.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/819.2 in quantity 1-2Grimy cadantine1–21/819.21,561-3,12213-26
Grimy lantadyme.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/1,092.3 in quantity 1-2Grimy lantadyme1–21/1,092.31,348-2,69613-26
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/1,092.3 in quantity 1-2Grimy dwarf weed1–21/1,092.3569-1,13814-28

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity 15/128 in quantity 66Coins6615/1286666
Coins_1000.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity 7/128 in quantity 2960Coins2,9607/128[d 1]2,9602,960
Coins_250.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 690Coins6901/128690690
  1. 2,960 coins are only dropped if Monkey Madness II isn't completed.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Fire talisman.png: Lava dragon drops Fire talisman with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fire talisman11/1284,3432
Fire orb.png: Lava dragon drops Fire orb with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15 (noted)Fire orb15 (noted)5/12820,5952,700
Chocolate cake.png: Lava dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity 3/128 in quantity 3Chocolate cake33/128672126
Adamantite bar.png: Lava dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity 5/128 in quantity 2Adamantite bar25/1283,924768
Onyx bolt tips.png: Lava dragon drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity 5/128 in quantity 12Onyx bolt tips125/12897,3807,200
Dragon javelin heads.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity 7/128 in quantity 15Dragon javelin heads157/128[d 1]14,38517,550
  1. Dragon javelin heads are only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/260.06 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/260.063,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Lava dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/250.26 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/250.26; 1/231.51[d 1]10,74460
Tooth half of key.png: Lava dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/250.26 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/250.26; 1/231.51[d 1]9,28860
Uncut sapphire.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/93.62 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/93.62; 1/47.54[d 1]51215
Runite bar.png: Lava dragon drops Runite bar with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Runite bar11/1,092.2712,3243,000
Nature rune.png: Lava dragon drops Nature rune with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 67Nature rune671/1,820.4416,0807,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Lava dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/1,820.4437,77838,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Lava dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/1,820.4424,50224,960
Uncut emerald.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/187.25 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/187.25; 1/95.09[d 1]68730
Law rune.png: Lava dragon drops Law rune with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 45Law rune451/2,730.678,1006,480
Death rune.png: Lava dragon drops Death rune with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 45Death rune451/2,730.679,3154,860
Steel arrow.png: Lava dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/2,730.674,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Lava dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/2,730.673,02410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/2,730.671,5001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/2,730.6722,46123,040
Dragonstone.png: Lava dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/2,730.6711,7386,000
Silver ore.png: Lava dragon drops Silver ore with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/2,730.676,1004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/374.49 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/374.49; 1/190.17[d 1]1,36360
Rune kiteshield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/5,461.3332,10232,640
Dragon med helm.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/5,461.3359,08960,000
Rune spear.png: Lava dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/5,194.18 in quantity 1Rune spear11/5,194.18; 1/550.84[d 1][d 2]11,92712,480
Shield left half.png: Lava dragon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/10,388.37 in quantity 1Shield left half11/10,388.37; 1/1,101.68[d 1][d 2]65,58166,000
Nature talisman.png: Lava dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/998.64 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/998.64; 1/507.12[d 1]8342
Dragon spear.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/13,851.16 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/13,851.16; 1/1,468.91[d 1][d 2]37,94637,440
Uncut diamond.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,497.97 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,497.97; 1/760.69[d 1]2,790120
Rune javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/2,995.93 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/2,995.93; 1/1,521.37[d 1]8851,200
  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 from the Gem Drop Table if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement. This monster also has access to the Rare Drop Table, so these can still be received as drops.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Lava dragon drops Looting bag with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Looting bag11/30Not soldN/A
Larran's key.png: Lava dragon drops Larran's key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Larran's key1Rare[d 1]Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Lava dragon drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/136 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/136[d 2]1,027720
Clue scroll (elite).png: Lava dragon drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/250 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/250; 1/125[d 3]Not sold12
Draconic visage.png: Lava dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,0005,339,667450,000
  1. Larran's keys are only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  2. Slayer's enchantments are only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. The elite clue scroll rarity changes to 1/125 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Deadman mode[edit | edit source]

The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Draconic visage.png: Lava dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/2,500 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/2,5005,339,667450,000

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
27 March 2014
(update)
Lava dragons now drop a Lava scale
20 March 2014
(update)
The drop tables for Callisto, Vet'ion, Venenatis and the Lava dragons have been buffed.