Red dragons are second-to-most powerful of the adult chromatic dragons. As with all adult dragons, an anti-dragon shield and/or antifire potion is essential when fighting them to mitigate damage from their dragonfire. The red dragonhides and dragon bones that they drop are worth substantial amounts of money.
The ability to be assigned red dragons can be purchased for 50 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 50 points to unlock them again. Killing brutal red dragons in the Catacombs of Kourend will also count toward a red dragon task. One Red Dragon is fought during Dragon Slayer II.
After completing the Karamja Elite Diary, red dragons in Brimhaven Dungeon will drop noted red dragonhides when killed.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Red dragon kill is worth 6,677.43.
The average Red dragon kill while on a Konar task is worth 7,740.95.
|Mithril 2h sword||1||4/128||1,209||1,560|
There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
|Grimy guam leaf||1||1/256||19||7|
|Grimy ranarr weed||1||1/744.7||5,986||18|
|Grimy irit leaf||1||1/1,024||636||10|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1||1/2,730.7||548||14|
There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/51.29; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/102.4; 1/52[d 2]||410||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/204.8; 1/104[d 2]||606||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/409.6; 1/208[d 2]||1,190||60|
|Chaos talisman||1||1/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2]||627||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]||2,518||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||10,426||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||11,357||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||845||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 3]||11,877||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 2][d 3]||65,360||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 3]||37,172||37,440|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tattered pages and grubby keys are only dropped by those found in the Forthos Dungeon.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate to receive any tattered page is 1/10. When rolled, the player will receive the page they have the fewest of.
- ↑ Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
- Red dragons formerly inhabited the Red Dragon Isle (now Lava Dragon Isle) in the Wilderness, but they were replaced with Lava dragons in the Wilderness Rejuvenation update (in canon, this transformation was due to the fact that they had been living surrounded by lava for a very long time).
- Red dragons are the rarest type of chromatic dragon.