Killing lava dragons

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Killing lava dragons
RequirementsFighting lava dragons.png
  • Ranged 80+ recommended
  • Magic 75+ recommended
  • Defence 70+ recommended
  • Prayer 43+ recommended
  • Protection against dragonfire if not safespotting (Anti-dragon shield recommended)
  • 3-iteming gear to use either Ranged or Magic
  • 12-15 pieces of food (lobsters or better)
  • A knife to slash spider webs (not needed if using the shortcut)
  • Looting bag
  • Pestle and mortar for grinding lava scales (optional)
  • Super energy or stamina potion (optional)
  • Quest


    (Monkey Madness II recommended)
    ProfitExperience gained
    1,025,509Combat level 89,010 Hitpoints 29,670
    Inputs (224,955)Outputs (1,250,464)
    1,350 × Death rune.png Death rune (124,200)1,350 × Chaos rune.png Chaos rune (58,050)6,750 × Fire rune.png Fire rune (27,000)13,500 × Coins 100.png Coins (13,500)15 × Lobster.png Lobster (2,205)90 × Lava dragon bones.png Lava dragon bones (257,490)90 × Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide (244,710)90 × Lava scale.png Lava scale (15,210)0.009 × Draconic visage.png Draconic visage (19,866)42.19 × Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips (356,020)1.41 × Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield (45,075)0.7 × Rune full helm.png Rune full helm (14,464)1.41 × Rune longsword.png Rune longsword (26,221)50.63 × Rune dart.png Rune dart (5,265)0.7 × Rune med helm.png Rune med helm (7,868)1.41 × Adamant platebody.png Adamant platebody (13,331)1.41 × Rune axe.png Rune axe (10,205)1.41 × Adamant 2h sword.png Adamant 2h sword (4,894)22.5 × Rune knife.png Rune knife (2,700)127 × Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts (14,681)98.44 × Blood rune.png Blood rune (19,195)70.31 × Death rune.png Death rune (6,469)141 × Rune javelin.png Rune javelin (24,188)70.31 × Law rune.png Law rune (8,297)0.6 × Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed (3,965)73.83 × Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads (68,070)52.73 × Fire orb.png Fire orb (62,174)2.11 × Lava battlestaff.png Lava battlestaff (19,121)0.7 × Fire talisman.png Fire talisman (986)
    Reaching the lava dragons.

    This guide assumes 90 kills per hour. Your profit per hour will vary depending on your speed. You may get up to 120 kills per hour with max combat stats

    Lava dragons reside on their isle in level 36–42 Wilderness. A successful kill can take roughly 30 to 60 seconds. They are one of the most lucrative sources of income for high-level players if players can survive being intercepted and interrupted by PK clans. Aside from the dangers involved, willing players can travel there and safespot the dragons, and loot can also be telegrabbed from outside if the player chooses not to enter. Additionally, it is not recommended to go anywhere near them since they can easily kill you with their dragonfire breath if you chose a god book over the anti-dragon shield. You will have to bring items you are willing to risk, thus wearing only 3–4 items is strongly recommended. Anything else should be expendable and easily obtainable like a god cape, book, or Achievement Diary items. Magic bonuses are not required due to the low magic level of the dragons. Instead you should take Magic strength gear and the rest of your set up as tanking gear, for example an occult necklace, imbued god cape, and your weapon as your three risk slot items, with black d'hide body and black d'hide chaps in order to tank pkers. Lava dragons are prone to Magic and fire spells, so it's recommended to use them, but the Trident of the swamp is the ideal weapon of choice. At 74 Agility, or 69 with a summer pie boost, and with the hard Wilderness Diary completed, an Agility shortcut becomes available for quickly accessing the dragons and escaping an onslaught. You can use a waka canoe to travel to the Wilderness pond and run East to the shortcut, or a games necklace to teleport to the Corporeal Beast's lair, go north to the shortcut, kill some dragons, leave via the shortcut, go south into level 30 Wilderness, teleport to Edgeville with an amulet of glory, and repeat. You can also use a burning amulet to teleport to the Lava Maze, or Annakarl teleport and run southwest. Otherwise, you'll just have to traverse the deep Wilderness going to and from the Mage Arena bank, which is more dangerous and risky.

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