Mithril dragon/Strategies

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A player fighting a mithril dragon.

At level 304, Mithril dragons are the third strongest tier of metal dragons. They attack from all sides of the Combat triangle in addition to utilising extra long-ranged dragonfire. Players seeking to kill these powerful dragons will need to tank at least one combat style, especially when fighting within Melee distance.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • Attack 85+
  • Strength 85+
  • Defence 70+ (85+ recommended)
  • Magic 75+
  • Ranged 80+
  • Hitpoints 80+ (85+ recommended)
  • Prayer 44+ (75 recommended)

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Melee is one of the most effective ways to kill mithril dragons with high stats and when using the dragon hunter lance. If the player does not have the dragon hunter lance, ghrazi rapier and zamorakian hasta are still viable options, however Magic is usually more effective depending on the player's equipment. For the best damage output, it is strongly recommended to use a defender and use extended super antifire potions to negate the dragonfire damage. When meleeing, players take damage from two combat styles and will have to tank both in order to survive. It is best to wear Bandos armour for its strength bonus and good defensive bonuses, and use Protect from Magic. If the player does not have Bandos armour, wearing armour with high Magic defence (such as Karil's armour or black dragonhide armour) and using Protect from Melee will suffice. Piety should also be used in conjunction with the chosen protection prayer for better damage output and higher Defence.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (task only)Neitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguardSerpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotVerac's helm.pngVerac's helm
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackInfernal cape.gifInfernal capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3Fire cape.gifFire capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCape of Accomplishment
BodyBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplateKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBlessed body.gifBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyN/A
LegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassetsKaril's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtElite void robe.pngElite void robe / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robeBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chaps
WeaponDragon hunter lance.pngDragon hunter lanceGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapierZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal dagger.pngAbyssal daggerN/A
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defender[1]Dragon defender.pngDragon defender[1]Dragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shieldN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletN/AN/A
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsN/AN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringN/AN/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Games necklace.pngTeleport to house (tablet).pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngDivine super combat potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Extended super antifire(4).pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 When using a shield other than dragonfire shield or anti-dragon shield, super antifire (or its extended variant) must be used to negate dragonfire damage.
  2. A one-click teleport like a Teleport to House should be brought in case of emergency
  3. A super set can also be used without the Super defence potion.
  4. Saradomin brews and super restores can also be used, but try to keep the ratio 3:1 where it's 3 brews to 1 restore.

Magic is the most effective way to kill mithril dragons with high-level equipment. The harmonised nightmare staff and casting Fire Surge while wearing the tome of fire offers the highest damage output. Powered staves, such as the sanguinesti staff or trident of the swamp are still viable even at lower levels, and usually the best options for those who cannot afford expensive high-level equipment. However, using Melee is much more cost-effective, and the dragon hunter lance offers comparable or higher damage output in most cases. Players should wear equipment that maximises Magic damage and accuracy bonuses. When maging, players should stand at a distance and use Protect from Missiles. Lastly, Augury or Mystic Might should be used for better damage output and higher Magic defence. If the player is not wearing an ancient wyvern shield or an anti-dragon shield, players must use extended super antifire potions (or their unextended versions) to negate the dragonfire damage.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (task only)Ancestral hat.pngAncestral hatFarseer helm.pngFarseer helmAhrim's hood.pngAhrim's hoodN/A
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCape of AccomplishmentArdougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3N/A
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopMystic robe top.pngMystic robe topN/AN/A
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirtMystic robe bottom.pngMystic robe bottomN/AN/A
WeaponHarmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staffSanguinesti staff.pngSanguinesti staffTrident of the swamp.pngTrident of the swampTrident of the seas.pngTrident of the seasSlayer's staff (e).pngSlayer's staff (e)
ShieldTome of fire.pngTome of fire[1]Arcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shieldBook of darkness.pngBook of darknessAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shield
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletN/AN/A
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsBloodbark boots.pngBloodbark bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsMystic boots.pngMystic boots
RingSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringSeers ring.pngSeers ringLunar ring.pngLunar ringBeacon ring.pngBeacon ring

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Games necklace.pngTeleport to house (tablet).pngImbued heart.pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Extended super antifire(4).pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngRune pouch.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Tome of fire should only be used when using the harmonised nightmare staff.
  2. A one-click teleport like a Teleport to House should be brought in case of emergency
  3. Saradomin brews and Super restores can also be used, but try to keep the ratio 3:1 where it's 3 brews to 1 restore.

Ranged is a similar option to Magic in that damage taken will be largely prevented by Protect from Missiles and high magic defence bonuses from equipment. Due to the high ranged defence of Mithril dragons, the high Ranged Attack bonus granted by using crossbows like the dragon hunter crossbow is necessary. Ruby dragon bolts (e) and diamond dragon bolts (e) are very effective, but come at a high cost and can only be used if using a Dragon crossbow or better. If using enchanted ruby dragon bolts, players should switch to their enchanted diamond dragon bolts at 100-150 HP. Amethyst broad bolts can be used instead as a more cost-effective ammunition alternative, but can significantly increase the time taken for a kill. Players should use Protect from Missiles with Rigour or Eagle Eye. Since Ranged armour has high Magic defence, all magic damage should be tanked but Rigour will be a large boost as unlike Eagle Eye it provides some defensive bonuses of its own.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (task only)Armadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetKaril's coif.pngKaril's coifBlessed coif.gifBlessed coifArcher helm.pngArcher helm
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerRanging cape(t).pngRanging cape(t)Ava's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractor
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBlessed body.gifBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyN/A
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtKaril's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsN/A
WeaponDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowArmadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbowN/A
ShieldDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardAnti-dragon shield.pngAnti-dragon shieldN/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellDiamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e)Ruby dragon bolts (e) 5.pngRuby dragon bolts (e)Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e)Ruby bolts (e) 5.pngRuby bolts (e)Amethyst broad bolts 5.pngAmethyst broad bolts
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesBlessed vambraces.gifBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambracesN/AN/A
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ring / Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of suffering.pngRing of sufferingRing of wealth.pngRing of wealthRing of life.pngRing of life

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Games necklace.pngTeleport to house (tablet).pngDivine ranging potion(4).pngDivine ranging potion(4).png
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
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. A one-click teleport like a Teleport to House should be brought in case of emergency
  2. Saradomin brews and super restores can also be used, but try to keep the ratio 3:1 where it's 3 brews to 1 restore.