Rune dragon

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Rune dragons are metal dragons first encountered during Dragon Slayer II, in which the player must fight one during Zorgoth's assault. After completion of the quest, they can be found in the eastern chamber of the Lithkren Vault.

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.

Rune dragons are the result of a side project of Zorgoth's after being inspired by another dragonkin, Forcae, which involves infusing dragon eggs with various metals. While Forcae's metal dragons were created to find a solution to the dragonkin's infertility, Zorgoth had bred his metal dragons for his war against humanity.

At 99 Construction, players can add them to their player-owned house treasure room for 25,000,000 coins.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

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. Players can avoid the attack entirely by running four to five squares away from their original position when the attack was launched.

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.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,234
Runite bar.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Always in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Always 12,461

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune mace with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune mace 1 Common 8,327
Rune scimitar.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune scimitar with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune scimitar 1 Common 15,106
Rune longsword.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,804
Rune warhammer.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune warhammer with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,816
Rune platebody.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune platebody with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune platebody 1 Common 38,618
Rune platelegs.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune platelegs with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,955
Dragon platelegs.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon platelegs with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,417
Dragon plateskirt.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon plateskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,421
Dragon med helm.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,301

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Common in quantity 30-42 Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,970–4,158
Chaos rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 76-150 Chaos rune 76–150 Common 7,448–14,700
Death rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 40-100 Death rune 40–100 Common 8,920–22,300
Wrath rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Wrath rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30-50 Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,510–20,850

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted) Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,583
Grimy snapdragon.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted) Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,154
Grimy torstol.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted) Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,142
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted) Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 6,818

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune javelin heads with rarity Common in quantity 21-29 Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 12,789–17,661
Dragon javelin heads.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon javelin heads with rarity Common in quantity 32-40 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 30,976–38,720
Dragonstone.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted) Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 12,040
Runite ore.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Runite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-5 (noted) Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,726–56,815
Runite bolts (unf).png: Rune dragon can drop the item Runite bolts (unf) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20-40 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 7,620–15,240
Dragon bolts (unf).png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon bolts (unf) with rarity Rare in quantity 20-40 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 32,240–64,480
Runite bar.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Common in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Common 12,461
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Brimstone key.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/50)[1] Not sold
Wrath talisman.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Wrath talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Wrath talisman 1 Rare 1,148
Clue scroll (elite).png: Rune dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon limbs with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 5,647,107
Dragon metal lump.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon metal lump with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 6,184,386
Draconic visage.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 6,913,084
  1. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,942
Tooth half of key.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,633
Uncut sapphire.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 631
Runite bar.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,461
Nature rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735
Rune 2h sword.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,975
Rune battleaxe.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,599
Uncut emerald.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 775
Law rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,045
Death rune.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,035
Steel arrow.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,158
Adamant javelin.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200
Rune sq shield.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,663
Dragonstone.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,040
Silver ore.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600
Uncut ruby.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,419
Rune kiteshield.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,220
Dragon med helm.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,301
Rune spear.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103
Shield left half.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,690
Rare drop table talisman.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Unknown talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,888
Uncut diamond.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,863
Rune javelin.png: Rune dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 January 2018 (update) The frequency of special attacks was reduced.
8 January 2018 (update) It is now more difficult for aggro to be stolen by another player whilst dealing with the special attack.
25 January 2018 (update) Rune dragons no longer have a 1/3 chance of their dragon bones being replaced by superior dragon bones.