Metal dragons/Strategies

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Bronze, Iron and Steel Metal dragons can be killed with all three combat styles. However, players who do not have any dragonbane weapons are highly recommended to use the Magic setup.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Melee is an efficient way of killing them, especially with a Dragon hunter lance (the best stab weapon against Dragons and draconic creatures) and using Proselyte armour for Prayer or high-tier armour, such as Bandos or Barrows equipment, for Defence. The Dragon hunter lance is the best choice followed by the Ghrazi rapier, the Zamorakian hasta and lastly followed by Dragon sword. Using slash weapons, such as an Abyssal whip, is not recommended due to their high slash defences. As their Defence is extremely high, the higher the stab bonus the faster the kills will be, thus using fewer supplies.

  1. ^ When assigned as a slayer task
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 This may be used over other options to reduce prayer drain
  3. ^ Requires (extended) super antifire potions

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Ranged can be feasible and very economical if using broad bolts, but using Diamond bolts (e) can be faster at a greater cost. Always keep a distance of several spaces away from the dragon to avoid its melee attack. All you have to do is make sure your antifire is active, and snipe away at a distance.

  1. ^ When assigned as a slayer task

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Magic is one of the quickest ways to kill metal dragons cheaply, and can be done without taking damage. All the caster has to do is make sure their antifire is active, anti-dragon shield is equipped and attack them at a distance. Although players can opt for better setups if maging, Void mage can be used as well for accounts below 70 Defence. However, Ahrim's will prove to be better when players have level 70 Defence or higher.

  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 When assigned as a slayer task

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Extended antifire(4).pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Rune pouch.png