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]

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 bones1Always4,98490
Black dragonhide.png: Lava dragon drops Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Black dragonhide1Always3,03190
Lava scale.png: Lava dragon drops Lava scale with rarity Always in quantity 1Lava scale1Always2,93030

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune dart.png: Lava dragon drops Rune dart with rarity Common in quantity 12Rune dart12Common12,1682,520
Rune javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Common in quantity 20Rune javelin20Common3,3404,800
Fire rune.png: Lava dragon drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 75Fire rune75Common375150
Lava rune.png: Lava dragon drops Lava rune with rarity Common in quantity 15-30Lava rune15–30Common60-120180-360
Rune knife.png: Lava dragon drops Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8Rune knife8Uncommon1,656800
Runite bolts.png: Lava dragon drops Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30Runite bolts30Uncommon12,7505,400
Death rune.png: Lava dragon drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Death rune20Uncommon4,1602,160
Blood rune.png: Lava dragon drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Blood rune20Uncommon6,6604,800
Law rune.png: Lava dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Law rune20Uncommon3,1602,880
Onyx bolt tips.png: Lava dragon drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 12Onyx bolt tips12Uncommon97,7647,200
Dragon javelin heads 5.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Dragon javelin heads15Uncommon[d 1]14,40017,550
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant 2h sword.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant 2h sword1Uncommon3,5013,840
Rune longsword.png: Lava dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune longsword1Uncommon18,69719,200
Lava battlestaff.png: Lava dragon drops Lava battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lava battlestaff1Uncommon9,53810,200
Rune axe.png: Lava dragon drops Rune axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune axe1Uncommon7,2757,680
Adamant platebody.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant platebody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant platebody1Uncommon9,4619,984
Rune kiteshield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Uncommon32,09432,640
Rune med helm.png: Lava dragon drops Rune med helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune med helm1Uncommon11,13111,520
Rune full helm.png: Lava dragon drops Rune full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune full helm1Uncommon20,64521,120

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Two herbs are dropped when the herb table is rolled.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy guam leaf1–2Uncommon17-347-14
Grimy marrentill.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy marrentill1–2Uncommon19-388-16
Grimy tarromin.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy tarromin1–2Uncommon190-3809-18
Grimy harralander.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy harralander1–2Uncommon580-1,1609-18
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy ranarr weed1–2Uncommon7,763-15,52618-36
Grimy irit leaf.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy irit leaf1–2Uncommon941-1,88210-20
Grimy avantoe.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,913-3,82610-20
Grimy kwuarm.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Grimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon1,241-2,48212-24
Grimy cadantine.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Grimy cadantine1–2Rare1,654-3,30813-26
Grimy lantadyme.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Grimy lantadyme1–2Rare1,480-2,96013-26
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Lava dragon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Grimy dwarf weed1–2Rare503-1,00614-28

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 66-3000Coins66–3,000Common66-3,00066-3,000
Fire talisman.png: Lava dragon drops Fire talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fire talisman1Uncommon2,0912
Fire orb.png: Lava dragon drops Fire orb with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 (noted)Fire orb15 (noted)Uncommon20,0852,700
Chocolate cake.png: Lava dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Chocolate cake3Uncommon765126
Adamantite bar.png: Lava dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Adamantite bar2Uncommon4,006768
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
Mysterious emblem.png: Lava dragon drops Mysterious emblem with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Mysterious emblem11/40[d 1][1]68,70230,000
Slayer's enchantment.png: Lava dragon drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/136 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/136[d 1][2]1,089720
Clue scroll (elite).png: Lava dragon drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/250 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/250; 1/125[d 2]Not sold12
Draconic visage.png: Lava dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,0005,911,797450,000
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  2. 1/125 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Lava dragon drops Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000Coins3,000Rare3,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Lava dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Loop half of key1Rare9,82660
Tooth half of key.png: Lava dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Rare9,72760
Uncut sapphire.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Rare54515
Runite bar.png: Lava dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1Runite bar1Rare12,4353,000
Nature rune.png: Lava dragon drops Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67Nature rune67Very rare14,0707,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Lava dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Very rare37,83438,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Lava dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Very rare24,58124,960
Uncut emerald.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Very rare73430
Law rune.png: Lava dragon drops Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45Law rune45Very rare7,1106,480
Death rune.png: Lava dragon drops Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45Death rune45Very rare9,3604,860
Steel arrow.png: Lava dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150Steel arrow150Very rare4,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Lava dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42Rune arrow42Very rare2,56210,080
Adamant javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20Adamant javelin20Very rare1,1601,920
Rune sq shield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Very rare22,50323,040
Dragonstone.png: Lava dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragonstone1Very rare11,4496,000
Silver ore.png: Lava dragon drops Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)Very rare5,8004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Very rare1,38760
Rune kiteshield.png: Lava dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Very rare32,09432,640
Dragon med helm.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Very rare59,07760,000
Rune spear.png: Lava dragon drops Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Very rare11,95212,480
Shield left half.png: Lava dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Very rare65,22966,000
Nature talisman.png: Lava dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Nature talisman1Very rareNot sold2
Dragon spear.png: Lava dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Very rare37,56737,440
Uncut diamond.png: Lava dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Very rare2,858120
Rune javelin.png: Lava dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Very rare8351,200
  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 is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "It's calculated off the HP: 1 in (155 - (HP/2)) There's none with HP over 300, but it'd disregard values higher than that."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "For nastier bosses (e.g. Callisto) it's 1/30. For other things it scales between 1/320 and 1/80 as the NPC's HP scales from 0 to 300."