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.
Reaching the lava dragons.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
|Adamant 2h sword||1||2/128||3,524||3,840|
|Rune med helm||1||1/128||11,091||11,520|
|Rune full helm||1||1/128||20,618||21,120|
There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table, and is rolled twice. The displayed drop chance represents a single roll.
|Grimy guam leaf||1–2||1/102.4||14-28||7-14|
|Grimy ranarr weed||1–2||1/297.9||8,118-16,236||18-36|
|Grimy irit leaf||1–2||1/409.6||867-1,734||10-20|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1–2||1/1,092.3||569-1,138||14-28|
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.
|Loop half of key||1||1/250.26; 1/231.51[d 1]||10,744||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/250.26; 1/231.51[d 1]||9,288||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/93.62; 1/47.54[d 1]||512||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/1,820.44||37,778||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/187.25; 1/95.09[d 1]||687||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/2,730.67||22,461||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/2,730.67||6,100||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/374.49; 1/190.17[d 1]||1,363||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/5,461.33||59,089||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/5,194.18; 1/550.84[d 1][d 2]||11,927||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/10,388.37; 1/1,101.68[d 1][d 2]||65,581||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/998.64; 1/507.12[d 1]||834||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/13,851.16; 1/1,468.91[d 1][d 2]||37,946||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,497.97; 1/760.69[d 1]||2,790||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/2,995.93; 1/1,521.37[d 1]||885||1,200|
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 2.0 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.
The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.