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 Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,44596
Mithril bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Mithril bar with rarity Always in quantity 3Mithril bar3Always[A 1]1,899540

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Common24,59024,960
Rune dart(p).png: Mithril dragon drops Rune dart(p) with rarity Common in quantity 14Rune dart(p)14Common15,2042,940
Rune mace.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune mace with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune mace1Common8,3198,640
Rune full helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune full helm1Uncommon20,70921,120
Rune knife.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8-18Rune knife8–18Uncommon2,032-4,572800-1,800
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune spear with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune spear1Uncommon11,96812,480
Dragon full helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon full helm with rarity 1/32,768 in quantity 1Dragon full helm11/32,76841,410,90090,000

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Blood rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 27Blood rune27Common9,8016,480
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Common in quantity 8Rune javelin8Common1,3681,920
Dragon javelin heads.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Dragon javelin heads15Uncommon[A 2]14,56517,550
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8Rune arrow8Uncommon6641,920
Runite bolts.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-21Runite bolts10–21Uncommon4,480-9,4081,800-3,780
Soul rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Soul rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Soul rune10Uncommon1,4401,800

Potions[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Prayer mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Prayer mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Prayer mix(2)1Uncommon4,25368
Superattack mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Superattack mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Superattack mix(2)1Uncommon56881
Super def. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Super def. mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super def. mix(2)1Uncommon528118
Super str. mix(2).png: Mithril dragon drops Super str. mix(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super str. mix(2)1Uncommon92399

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Mithril dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 600 - 876Coins600–876Common600-876600-876
Runite limbs.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite limbs with rarity Common in quantity 1Runite limbs1Common9,3549,600
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Common in quantity 2Runite bar2Common24,8866,000
Shark.png: Mithril dragon drops Shark with rarity Common in quantity 1,6Shark1; 6Common791-4,746102-612
Chewed bones.png: Mithril dragon drops Chewed bones with rarity 1/42 in quantity 1Chewed bones11/42Not sold2,100
Brimstone key.png: Mithril dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/59.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/59.2[A 3]Not soldN/A
Ancient page.png: Mithril dragon drops Ancient page with rarity 1/64 in quantity 1Ancient page11/64Not 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 visage11/10,0006,340,811450,000
  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.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Mithril dragon drops Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000Coins3,000Rare3,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Mithril dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Loop half of key1Rare11,48760
Tooth half of key.png: Mithril dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Rare11,14460
Uncut sapphire.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Rare62015
Runite bar.png: Mithril dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1Runite bar1Rare12,4433,000
Nature rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67Nature rune67Very rare13,8027,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Very rare37,95238,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Very rare24,59024,960
Uncut emerald.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Very rare77430
Law rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45Law rune45Very rare8,4606,480
Death rune.png: Mithril dragon drops Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45Death rune45Very rare10,0354,860
Steel arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150Steel arrow150Very rare4,2001,050
Rune arrow.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42Rune arrow42Very rare3,48610,080
Adamant javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20Adamant javelin20Very rare1,2001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Very rare22,60923,040
Dragonstone.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragonstone1Very rare12,0156,000
Silver ore.png: Mithril dragon drops Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)Very rare7,2004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Very rare1,39360
Rune kiteshield.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Very rare32,19032,640
Dragon med helm.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Very rare59,20160,000
Rune spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Very rare11,96812,480
Shield left half.png: Mithril dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Very rare65,60166,000
Rare drop table talisman.png: Mithril dragon drops Unknown talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Unknown talisman
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1Very rareNot soldN/A
Dragon spear.png: Mithril dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Very rare37,10837,440
Uncut diamond.png: Mithril dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Very rare2,875120
Rune javelin.png: Mithril dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Very rare8551,200
  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 is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
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."