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]

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]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Mithril dragon kill is worth 13,496.75.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,99396
Mithril bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Mithril bar with rarity Always in quantity 3Mithril bar3Always[d 1]1,845540
  1. 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.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 12/128 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe112/12824,46924,960
Rune dart(p).png: Mithril dragon drops Rune dart(p) with rarity 7/128 in quantity 14Rune dart(p)147/12814,0562,940
Rune knife.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune knife with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8Rune knife83/1283,504800
Rune mace.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune mace with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Rune mace13/1288,2138,640
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune spear12/12811,87912,480
Rune full helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune full helm11/12820,60521,120
Dragon full helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon full helm with rarity 1/32,768 in quantity 1Dragon full helm11/32,76850,109,29590,000

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Blood rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 19/128 in quantity 27Blood rune2719/1288,7216,480
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 14/128 in quantity 8Rune javelin814/1281,4321,920
Runite bolts.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bolts with rarity 6/128 in quantity 10-21Runite bolts10–216/1285,330-11,1931,800-3,780
Soul rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Soul rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10Soul rune105/1281,4701,800
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8Rune arrow83/1285361,920

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Shark.png: Mithril dragon drops Shark with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Shark16/1281,097102
Prayer mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Prayer mix(2) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Prayer mix(2)12/1285,35168
Shark.png: Mithril dragon drops Shark with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6Shark62/1286,582612
Superattack mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Superattack mix(2) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Superattack mix(2)12/12837281
Super def. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Super def. mix(2) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Super def. mix(2)12/128449118
Super str. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Super str. mix(2) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Super str. mix(2)12/12871199

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Mithril dragon drops Coins with rarity 17/128 in quantity 600Coins60017/128600600
Coins_250.png: Mithril dragon drops Coins with rarity 7/128 in quantity 876Coins8767/128[d 1]876876
Dragon javelin heads.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity 7/128 in quantity 15Dragon javelin heads157/128[d 2]14,49017,550
Chewed bones.png: Mithril dragon drops Chewed bones with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Chewed bones13/128Not sold2,100
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bar with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Runite bar23/12824,7926,000
Ancient page.png: Mithril dragon drops Ancient page with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Ancient page12/128Not soldN/A
  1. 876 coins are only dropped if Monkey Madness II has not been completed.
  2. Dragon javelin heads are only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

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.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Mithril dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/780.19 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/780.193,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Mithril dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/678.25 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/678.25; 1/581.31[d 1]9,85060
Tooth half of key.png: Mithril dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/678.25 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/678.25; 1/581.31[d 1]10,03360
Uncut sapphire.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/123.19 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/123.19; 1/62.56[d 1]47815
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bar with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Runite bar11/3,276.812,3963,000
Nature rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Nature rune with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 67Nature rune671/5,461.3317,0187,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/5,461.3337,84538,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/5,461.3324,46924,960
Uncut emerald.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/246.38 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/246.38; 1/125.11[d 1]74830
Law rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Law rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Law rune451/8,1926,8406,480
Death rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Death rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Death rune451/8,1929,4504,860
Steel arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/8,1924,9501,050
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/8,1922,81410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/8,1921,3001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/8,19222,51523,040
Dragonstone.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/8,19211,7576,000
Silver ore.png: Mithril dragon drops Silver ore with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/8,1924,9004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/492.75 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/492.75; 1/250.23[d 1]1,33260
Rune kiteshield.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/16,38432,07032,640
Dragon med helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/16,38459,16460,000
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/13,684.52 in quantity 1Rune spear11/13,684.52; 1/1,325.02[d 1][d 2]11,87912,480
Shield left half.png: Mithril dragon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/27,369.03 in quantity 1Shield left half11/27,369.03; 1/2,650.03[d 1][d 2]65,48166,000
Nature talisman.png: Mithril dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,314.01 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,314.01; 1/667.27[d 1]7802
Dragon spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/36,492.04 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/36,492.04; 1/3,533.38[d 1][d 2]37,42837,440
Uncut diamond.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,971.01 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,971.01; 1/1,000.9[d 1]2,962120
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,942.02 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,942.02; 1/2,001.8[d 1]8951,200
  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 of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The rune spear, shield left half and dragon spear will have a slightly reduced chance of dropping if Legend's Quest has not been completed.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Mithril dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/59.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/59.2[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Mithril dragon drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/350 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/350Not sold12
Draconic visage.png: Mithril dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,0005,697,951450,000
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Deadman mode[edit | edit source]

The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Draconic visage.png: Mithril dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/2,500 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/2,5005,697,951450,000
The old appearance of the mithril dragon.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
30 January 2014
(update)
Mithril Dragons no longer interrupt your combat with another 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 metal's 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."