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:
Rune dragon strategies (Equipment)

Dragon Slayer II
ProfitExperience gained
1,297,420.565,340 CombatMulticombat.png21,780 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png16,335 SlayerSlayer icon.png
Inputs (515,960)Outputs (1,813,380.5)
25 × Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) (353,325)5 × Divine super combat potion(2).png Divine super combat potion(2) (40,720)5 × Extended antifire(1).png Extended antifire(1) (485)100 × Shark.png Shark (117,600)1 × Digsite pendant.png Digsite pendant (1,500)5 × Teleport to house.png Teleport to house (2,330)45 × Runite bar.png Runite bar (559,305)45 × Dragon bones.png Dragon bones (128,520)0.0056 × Draconic visage.png Draconic visage (26,207.33)0.009 × Dragon metal lump.png Dragon metal lump (13,121.95)0.056 × Dragon limbs.png Dragon limbs (155,888.61)3.19 × Rune platebody.png Rune platebody (122,829.8)2.83 × Rune longsword.png Rune longsword (52,866.14)2.48 × Rune mace.png Rune mace (20,333.62)2.48 × Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar (37,197.28)2.48 × Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer (61,913.62)2.13 × Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs (80,442.99)0.35 × Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs (57,101.81)0.35 × Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt (57,118.82)0.35 × Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm (20,958.66)113.39 × Wrath rune.png Wrath rune (47,508.66)279.04 × Chaos rune.png Chaos rune (20,090.55)186.02 × Death rune.png Death rune (41,483.27)97.44 × Runite bolts (unf) 5.png Runite bolts (unf) (49,110.24)88.58 × Rune javelin heads 5.png Rune javelin heads (48,720.47)99.21 × Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow (6,151.18)62.01 × Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads (58,845.47) Only after completion of Monkey Madness II10.63 × Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png Dragon bolts (unf) (11,342.13)0.89 × Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe (1,427.07)0.71 × Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed (7,390.63)0.71 × Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon (7,959.69)0.53 × Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol (4,182.82)2.48 × Dragonstone.png Dragonstone (29,118.9)7.44 × Runite ore.png Runite ore (82,936.77)0.35 × Wrath talisman.png Wrath talisman (408.9)0.35 × Rare drop table.png Rare drop table (2,898.12)
Dragon warhammer.pngDigsite pendant.pngDivine super 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
Nature rune.png1000Fire rune.png5000

The average Rune dragon kill, including its unique drops, is worth 40,812.6. Without the unique drops, the average kill is worth 36,474.

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 9 kills per trip and 5 trips per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed. At lower levels and equipment, you might get 33-38 kills per hour, while at maximum efficiency, it is possible to obtain 55-60 kills per hour[1].

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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