Killing rune dragons

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Killing rune dragons
RequirementsFighting rune dragon.png
90+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png, AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
75+ MagicMagic icon.png, PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

For recommended equipment and recommended inventory, see this page:

Dragon Slayer II
ProfitExperience gained
1,182,57546,200 CombatMulticombat.png
15,361.5 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Inputs (290,430)Outputs (1,473,005)
20 x Prayer potion(4).png: Inventory image of Prayer potion(4)Prayer potion(4) (189,780)
5 x Super combat potion(2).png: Inventory image of Super combat potion(2)Super combat potion(2) (24,870)
5 x Extended antifire(1).png: Inventory image of Extended antifire(1)Extended antifire(1) (950)
90 x Shark.png: Inventory image of SharkShark (71,190)
1 x Digsite pendant.png: Inventory image of Digsite pendantDigsite pendant (1,500)
5 x Teleport to house.png: Inventory image of Teleport to houseTeleport to house (2,140)
35 x Runite bar.png: Inventory image of Runite barRunite bar (435,505)
35 x Dragon bones.png: Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones (85,575)
0 x Draconic visage.png: Inventory image of Draconic visageDraconic visage (27,741)
0.01 x Dragon metal lump.png: Inventory image of Dragon metal lumpDragon metal lump (18,459)
0.04 x Dragon limbs.png: Inventory image of Dragon limbsDragon limbs (174,554)
2.48 x Rune platebody.png: Inventory image of Rune platebodyRune platebody (95,723)
2.2 x Rune longsword.png: Inventory image of Rune longswordRune longsword (41,376)
1.93 x Rune mace.png: Inventory image of Rune maceRune mace (16,048)
1.93 x Rune scimitar.png: Inventory image of Rune scimitarRune scimitar (29,093)
1.93 x Rune warhammer.png: Inventory image of Rune warhammerRune warhammer (48,414)
1.65 x Rune platelegs.png: Inventory image of Rune platelegsRune platelegs (62,836)
0.28 x Dragon platelegs.png: Inventory image of Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs (44,484)
0.28 x Dragon plateskirt.png: Inventory image of Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt (44,481)
0.28 x Dragon med helm.png: Inventory image of Dragon med helmDragon med helm (16,315)
88.19 x Wrath rune.png: Inventory image of Wrath runeWrath rune (34,041)
217.03 x Chaos rune.png: Inventory image of Chaos runeChaos rune (19,967)
144.69 x Death rune.png: Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune (32,265)
75.79 x Runite bolts (unf).png: Inventory image of Runite bolts (unf)Runite bolts (unf) (37,818)
68.9 x Rune javelin heads.png: Inventory image of Rune javelin headsRune javelin heads (42,096)
77.17 x Rune arrow.png: Inventory image of Rune arrowRune arrow (6,405)
48.23 x Dragon javelin heads.png: Inventory image of Dragon javelin headsDragon javelin heads (46,830) (Only after completion of Monkey Madness II)
8.27 x Dragon bolts (unf).png: Inventory image of Dragon bolts (unf)Dragon bolts (unf) (9,119)
0.69 x Grimy avantoe.png: Inventory image of Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe (1,048)
0.55 x Grimy ranarr weed.png: Inventory image of Grimy ranarr weedGrimy ranarr weed (3,993)
0.55 x Grimy snapdragon.png: Inventory image of Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon (4,329)
0.41 x Grimy torstol.png: Inventory image of Grimy torstolGrimy torstol (3,087)
1.93 x Dragonstone.png: Inventory image of DragonstoneDragonstone (23,179)
5.79 x Runite ore.png: Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore (65,600)
0.28 x Wrath talisman.png: Inventory image of Wrath talismanWrath talisman (248)
0.28 x Rare drop table.png: Inventory image of Rare drop tableRare drop table (2,377)
Dragon warhammer.pngDigsite pendant.pngSuper combat potion(2).pngExtended antifire(1).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngTeleport to house.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngRune pouch.png

The average Rune dragon kill, including its unique drops, is worth 42,629.11. Without the unique drops, the average kill is worth 36,321.

To get back to the laboratory underneath Lithkren, players can travel using the rowboat from the quest; on the west side of the island or, after completion, taking a digsite pendant and using it on the strange machine north of the rune dragon room, adding a teleport straight to Lithkren on it. This guide assumes 7 kills per trip and 5 trips per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed. At maximum efficiency, it is possible to obtain 55-60 kills per hour.

Rune dragons have multiple attacks, similar to mithril and adamant dragons. Along with standard dragonfire attacks, they have a standard melee, ranged and magic attack (which resembles Water Wave), as well as two special attacks.

The first attack is two small electric bolts, which are launched around the player's position and homes in on them. This deals 4-7 damage per tick for a few seconds. If a player is wearing insulated boots this damage is reduced to 1-2 per tick.

The second attack is a ranged attack that hits through Protect from Missiles, and uses the Life Leech effect from enchanted onyx bolts, where the dragon will heal itself for 100% of the damage dealt to the player.

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