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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. Red dragons are found in three locations:

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.

After completing the Karamja Elite Diary, red dragons in Brimhaven Dungeon will drop noted red dragonhides when killed.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,24096
Red dragonhide.png: Red dragon drops Red dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Red dragonhide1Always2,42887

Armour/Weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril 2h sword.png: Red dragon drops Mithril 2h sword with rarity Common in quantity 1Mithril 2h sword1Common1,2601,560
Mithril javelin.png: Red dragon drops Mithril javelin with rarity Common in quantity 20Mithril javelin20Common740760
Mithril axe.png: Red dragon drops Mithril axe with rarity Common in quantity 1Mithril axe1Common136312
Mithril kiteshield.png: Red dragon drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield1Uncommon1,0601,326
Adamant platebody.png: Red dragon drops Adamant platebody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant platebody1Uncommon9,5369,984
Mithril battleaxe.png: Red dragon drops Mithril battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril battleaxe1Uncommon7291,014
Rune arrow.png: Red dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Rune arrow4Uncommon336960
Rune dart.png: Red dragon drops Rune dart with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8Rune dart8Uncommon8,3281,680
Rune longsword.png: Red dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune longsword1Uncommon18,73719,200

Runes/Talismans[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Law rune.png: Red dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Law rune4Uncommon760576
Death rune.png: Red dragon drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Death rune5Uncommon1,040540
Blood rune.png: Red dragon drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Blood rune2Uncommon670480

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Red dragon drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf1Common197
Grimy marrentill.png: Red dragon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy marrentill1Common238
Grimy tarromin.png: Red dragon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy tarromin1Common1509
Grimy harralander.png: Red dragon drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander1Uncommon7229
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Red dragon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed1Uncommon7,74918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Red dragon drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf1Uncommon82610
Grimy avantoe.png: Red dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy avantoe1Uncommon2,07310
Grimy kwuarm.png: Red dragon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm1Rare1,21212
Grimy cadantine.png: Red dragon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine1Rare1,61613
Grimy lantadyme.png: Red dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme1Rare1,65813
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Red dragon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed1Very rare54714

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chocolate cake.png: Red dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Chocolate cake3Uncommon642126
Adamantite bar.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamantite bar1Uncommon2,007384
Dragon javelin heads.png: Red dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Dragon javelin heads10Uncommon[1]9,90011,700
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3000Coins3,000Common3,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Red dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of key1Common10,34260
Tooth half of key.png: Red dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Common10,20660
Chaos talisman.png: Red dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity Common in quantity 1Chaos talisman1Common4282
Uncut sapphire.png: Red dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common53215
Uncut emerald.png: Red dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon70830
Uncut ruby.png: Red dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Uncommon1,40660
Nature talisman.png: Red dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Nature talisman1Uncommon7072
Steel arrow.png: Red dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150Steel arrow150Uncommon4,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Red dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42Rune arrow42Uncommon3,52810,080
Rune javelin.png: Red dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Rune javelin5Uncommon8551,200
Adamant javelin.png: Red dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Adamant javelin20Uncommon1,3001,920
Runite bar.png: Red dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite bar1Uncommon12,4523,000
Nature rune.png: Red dragon drops Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 67Nature rune67Uncommon14,6067,236
Law rune.png: Red dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Law rune45Uncommon8,5506,480
Death rune.png: Red dragon drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Death rune45Uncommon9,3604,860
Rune battleaxe.png: Red dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Uncommon24,54624,960
Rune 2h sword.png: Red dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Uncommon37,93338,400
Rune sq shield.png: Red dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Uncommon22,59723,040
Silver ore.png: Red dragon drops Silver ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)Uncommon6,3004,500
Dragonstone.png: Red dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragonstone1Uncommon11,8886,000
Uncut diamond.png: Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Rare3,002120
Dragon med helm.png: Red dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Rare59,25260,000
Rune kiteshield.png: Red dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Rare32,14032,640
Rune spear.png: Red dragon drops Rune spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Rare12,01612,480
Shield left half.png: Red dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Rare65,79366,000
Dragon spear.png: Red dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Rare38,09337,440

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ensouled dragon head.png: Red dragon drops Ensouled dragon head with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Ensouled dragon head11/40[1]7,906390
Brimstone key.png: Red dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/89.6 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/89.6[2]Not soldN/A
Tattered moon page.png: Red dragon drops Tattered moon page with rarity 1/10 in quantity 1Tattered moon page11/10[3] [d 1] [d 2]Not sold1
Tattered sun page.png: Red dragon drops Tattered sun page with rarity 1/10 in quantity 1Tattered sun page11/10[3] [d 1] [d 2]Not sold1
Tattered temple page.png: Red dragon drops Tattered temple page with rarity 1/10 in quantity 1Tattered temple page11/10[3] [d 1] [d 2]Not sold1
Grubby key.png: Red dragon drops Grubby key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Grubby key11/50[3] [d 1] [d 2]43,60119
Clue scroll (hard).png: Red dragon drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128[4] [5]Not sold12
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tattered pages and grubby keys are only dropped by those found in the Forthos Dungeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The drop rate to receive any tattered page is 1/10. When rolled, the player will receive the page they have the fewest of.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 18 Jan 2016. Mod Kieren: "Fair few people asking about ensouled head drop rates... Here you go! [1]"
  2. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jagex. Mod Husky's Twitter account. 1 August 2019. (Archived from the original on 1 August 2019.) Mod Husky: "For those interested, here are the drop-rates for the unique items within the Forthos Dungeon.[2]"
  4. Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."
  5. Jagex. Mod Husky's Twitter account. 1 August 2019. (Archived from the original on 1 August 2019.) Mod Husky: "Clue drops from Forthos are as follows:"