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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.

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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Red dragon kill is worth 7,045.1.

The average Red dragon kill while on a Konar task is worth 8,133.14.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Red dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,27896
Red dragonhide.png: Red dragon drops Red dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Red dragonhide1Always[1]2,22087
  1. Red dragonhide is dropped in bank note form if players have completed the Karamja Diary and are killing red dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril 2h sword.png: Red dragon drops Mithril 2h sword with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Mithril 2h sword14/1281,2221,560
Mithril axe.png: Red dragon drops Mithril axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mithril axe13/12878312
Mithril battleaxe.png: Red dragon drops Mithril battleaxe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mithril battleaxe13/1287111,014
Rune dart.png: Red dragon drops Rune dart with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8Rune dart83/1288,0321,680
Mithril javelin.png: Red dragon drops Mithril javelin with rarity 1/128 in quantity 20Mithril javelin201/128200760
Mithril kiteshield.png: Red dragon drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield11/1281,0421,326
Adamant platebody.png: Red dragon drops Adamant platebody with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamant platebody11/1289,4819,984
Rune longsword.png: Red dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune longsword11/12818,65219,200

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune arrow.png: Red dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 8/128 in quantity 4Rune arrow48/128212960
Law rune.png: Red dragon drops Law rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 4Law rune45/128576576
Blood rune.png: Red dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 2Blood rune24/128822480
Death rune.png: Red dragon drops Death rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5Death rune53/1281,025540

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Red dragon drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/256167
Grimy marrentill.png: Red dragon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/341.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/341.3158
Grimy tarromin.png: Red dragon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/455.1 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/455.11139
Grimy harralander.png: Red dragon drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/585.1 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/585.16009
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Red dragon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/744.7 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/744.76,83918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Red dragon drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/1,02470810
Grimy avantoe.png: Red dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/1,365.3 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/1,365.31,74210
Grimy kwuarm.png: Red dragon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/1,638.41,59112
Grimy cadantine.png: Red dragon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/2,0481,37213
Grimy lantadyme.png: Red dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/2,730.7 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/2,730.71,38213
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Red dragon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/2,730.7 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/2,730.748314

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_100.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity 40/128 in quantity 196Coins19640/128196196
Coins_25.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity 29/128 in quantity 66Coins6629/1286666
Coins_250.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity 10/128 in quantity 330Coins33010/128[1]330330
Coins_250.png: Red dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 690Coins6901/128690690
  1. 330 coins are only dropped if Monkey Madness II isn't completed.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon javelin heads.png: Red dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10Dragon javelin heads1010/128[1]9,69011,700
Chocolate cake.png: Red dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity 3/128 in quantity 3Chocolate cake33/128585126
Adamantite bar.png: Red dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamantite bar11/1281,900384
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/51.29; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Red dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 2]40815
Uncut emerald.png: Red dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 2]65430
Uncut ruby.png: Red dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 2]1,29260
Chaos talisman.png: Red dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2]5652
Uncut diamond.png: Red dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]2,508120
Loop half of key.png: Red dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]9,98460
Tooth half of key.png: Red dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]10,11560
Rune javelin.png: Red dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]8901,200
Rune spear.png: Red dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 3]11,94212,480
Shield left half.png: Red dragon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 1Shield left half11/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 2][d 3]65,40766,000
Dragon spear.png: Red dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 3]37,58937,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tattered moon page.png: Red dragon drops Tattered moon page with rarity 1/10 in quantity 1Tattered moon page11/10[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[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[d 1] [d 2]Not sold1
Ensouled dragon head.png: Red dragon drops Ensouled dragon head with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Ensouled dragon head11/409,148390
Grubby key.png: Red dragon drops Grubby key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Grubby key11/50[d 1]41,53119
Brimstone key.png: Red dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/89 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/89[d 3]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Red dragon drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128Not 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 The drop rate to receive any tattered page is 1/10. When rolled, the player will receive the page they have the fewest of.
  3. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
(update | poll)
Red dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon now drop noted hides if you have completed the Karamja Elite Diary.

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.