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.
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.
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.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Mithril dragon kill is worth 13,496.75.
- ↑ Mithril bars are dropped in banknote form if players have purchased the Duly noted unlock for 200 slayer reward points and are on an active slayer task of mithril dragons.
|Rune full helm||1||1/128||20,605||21,120|
|Dragon full helm||1||1/32,768||50,109,295||90,000|
There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 4/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Loop half of key||1||1/678.25; 1/581.31[d 1]||9,850||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/678.25; 1/581.31[d 1]||10,033||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/123.19; 1/62.56[d 1]||478||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/5,461.33||37,845||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/246.38; 1/125.11[d 1]||748||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/8,192||22,515||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/8,192||4,900||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/492.75; 1/250.23[d 1]||1,332||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/16,384||59,164||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/13,684.52; 1/1,325.02[d 1][d 2]||11,879||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/27,369.03; 1/2,650.03[d 1][d 2]||65,481||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/1,314.01; 1/667.27[d 1]||780||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/36,492.04; 1/3,533.38[d 1][d 2]||37,428||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,971.01; 1/1,000.9[d 1]||2,962||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/3,942.02; 1/2,001.8[d 1]||895||1,200|
The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.
The old appearance of the mithril dragon.
|30 January 2014
|Mithril Dragons no longer interrupt your combat with another Mithril Dragon.
- 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 metal's true colours.
- ↑ 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."