Orikalkum, known to adventurers by the name dragon, is a strong, red metal. While not being an ore that is minable or smeltable (although reforgable and repairable) by the player, dragon equipment is still considered as the next level up from rune and thus is included in the metals category. Dragon items require level 60 Attack and/or Defence to wield/wear.
The equipment made from Orikalkum were created by the dragonkin, and is named "Dragon" after them.
- Orikalkum is based on the mythical metal Orichalcum (or Aurichalcum), a metal associated with Atlantis and found in Plato's writings, and is also used to describe the alloy in some Roman coins. It is currently believed to be a form of brass created by the Greeks.
- ^ Ava, "Dragon Slayer II", Old School RuneScape. "You said it was red right? [...] Must be Orikalkum, Dragon as you adventuring lot call it. Quite rare [...]"