Mithril dragon

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Mithril dragons can be found and fought in the Ancient Cavern. To access the Ancient Cavern, the player needs to start the pyre ship section of Firemaking in Barbarian Training. Be wary as these monsters are extremely powerful. Their release broke the King Black Dragon's long-standing record as being the strongest dragon in RuneScape. It is strongly recommended to use antifire potions in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield (or a Dragonfire shield) when fighting these along with the appropriate protection prayer.

The ability to be assigned mithril dragons can be purchased for 80 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 80 points to unlock them again. Players also must have entered the Ancient Cavern at least once to get mithril dragons as a slayer task.[1]

Slayer Masters offer to convince mithril dragons to drop their bars in noted form while on a slayer assignment, for a cost of 200 slayer points.

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.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

Mithril dragons can be found on the top level of the Ancient Cavern. Note that dwarf multicannons are not allowed in the Ancient Cavern.

To access the Ancient Cavern, one must have completed the first part of Barbarian Firemaking training and then talked to Otto about pyre ships. After the conversation is over, the player can now go in the whirlpool. Upon entering, one must climb down stairs and then run south to a set of stairs leading up to the mithril dragons.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,197
Mithril bar.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Mithril bar with rarity Always in quantity 3 Mithril bar 3 Always [A 1] 2,070

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,579
Rune dart(p).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune dart(p) with rarity Common in quantity 14 Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,302
Rune mace.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune mace with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune mace 1 Common 8,288
Rune full helm.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,723
Rune knife.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8-18 Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 2,344–5,274
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,050
Dragon full helm.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragon full helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 38,691,382

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 27 Blood rune 27 Common 7,776
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Common in quantity 8 Rune javelin 8 Common 1,296
Dragon javelin heads.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [A 2] 14,760
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 728
Runite bolts.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-21 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 3,490–7,329
Soul rune.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Soul rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,470

Potions[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Prayer mix(2).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Prayer mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 4,666
Superattack mix(2).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Superattack mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 645
Super def. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Super def. mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 735
Super str. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Super str. mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 1,139

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 600 - 876 Coins 600–876 Common Not sold
Runite limbs.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Runite limbs with rarity Common in quantity 1 Runite limbs 1 Common 9,340
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Common in quantity 2 Runite bar 2 Common 24,910
Shark.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Shark with rarity Common in quantity 1,6 Shark 1; 6 Common 739–4,434
Chewed bones.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Chewed bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Brimstone key.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/59.2)[A 3] Not sold
Ancient page.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Ancient page with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,913,084
  1. Dropped in bank notes if players have purchased the Duly noted unlock for 200 slayer reward points and are on an active slayer task of mithril dragons
  2. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  3. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,506
Uncut sapphire.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 634
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455
Nature rune.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,936
Rune 2h sword.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,976
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,579
Uncut emerald.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 799
Law rune.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,090
Death rune.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,822
Adamant javelin.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180
Rune sq shield.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,671
Dragonstone.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,153
Silver ore.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500
Uncut ruby.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,396
Rune kiteshield.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,227
Dragon med helm.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,255
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050
Shield left half.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700
Rare drop table talisman.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Unknown talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,128
Uncut diamond.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,928
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 810
  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.
The old appearance of the mithril dragon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the release of Dragon Slayer II, mithril dragons were brighter in colour. Their old appearance was given to rune dragons to make them appear more like the metals' true colours.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 26 Mar 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 Dec 2018.) Mod Ash: "@iSpecificus Scabarites: Most of the Contact quest. Waterfiends & mithril dragons: Enter cave. Elves: Regicide quest."