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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]

Drop rates estimated based on 302,906 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Rune dragon kill, including its unique drops, is worth 43,385.54. Without the unique drops, the average kill is worth 36,394

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,50696
Runite bar.png: Rune dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Always in quantity 1Runite bar1Always12,4493,000

Armour and weaponry[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune platebody.png: Rune dragon drops Rune platebody with rarity 9/127 in quantity 1Rune platebody19/12738,62039,000
Rune longsword.png: Rune dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity 8/127 in quantity 1Rune longsword18/12718,76219,200
Rune mace.png: Rune dragon drops Rune mace with rarity 7/127 in quantity 1Rune mace17/1278,2758,640
Rune scimitar.png: Rune dragon drops Rune scimitar with rarity 7/127 in quantity 1Rune scimitar17/12715,06615,360
Rune warhammer.png: Rune dragon drops Rune warhammer with rarity 7/127 in quantity 1Rune warhammer17/12724,81924,900
Rune platelegs.png: Rune dragon drops Rune platelegs with rarity 6/127 in quantity 1Rune platelegs16/12737,86338,400
Dragon platelegs.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon platelegs with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Dragon platelegs11/127161,377162,000
Dragon plateskirt.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon plateskirt with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Dragon plateskirt11/127161,364162,000
Dragon med helm.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/12759,19560,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Wrath rune.png: Rune dragon drops Wrath rune with rarity 8/127 in quantity 30-50Wrath rune30–508/12712,810-21,3509,000-15,000
Chaos rune.png: Rune dragon drops Chaos rune with rarity 7/127 in quantity 75-150Chaos rune75–1507/1277,350-14,7004,050-8,100
Death rune.png: Rune dragon drops Death rune with rarity 7/127 in quantity 50-100Death rune50–1007/12711,250-22,5005,400-10,800

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Runite bolts (unf).png: Rune dragon drops Runite bolts (unf) with rarity 11/127 in quantity 20-30Runite bolts (unf)20–3011/1277,920-11,8800
Rune javelin heads.png: Rune dragon drops Rune javelin heads with rarity 10/127 in quantity 20-30Rune javelin heads20–3010/12712,020-18,03016,200-24,300
Rune arrow.png: Rune dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 8/127 in quantity 30-40Rune arrow30–408/1272,730-3,6407,200-9,600
Dragon javelin heads.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity 5/127 in quantity 30-40Dragon javelin heads30–405/127[d 1]29,010-38,68035,100-46,800
Dragon bolts (unf).png: Rune dragon drops Dragon bolts (unf) with rarity 1/127 in quantity 20-40Dragon bolts (unf)20–401/12727,400-54,8001,680-3,360
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy avantoe.png: Rune dragon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/50.8 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy avantoe(noted)1/50.81,76810
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Rune dragon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/63.5 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed(noted)1/63.56,58518
Grimy snapdragon.png: Rune dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity 1/63.5 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy snapdragon(noted)1/63.57,70312
Grimy torstol.png: Rune dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity 1/84.7 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy torstol(noted)1/84.77,18715

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragonstone.png: Rune dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity 7/127 in quantity 1 (noted)Dragonstone(noted)7/12712,1336,000
Runite ore.png: Rune dragon drops Runite ore with rarity 6/127 in quantity 2-5 (noted)Runite ore2–5 (noted)6/12722,878-57,1953,840-9,600
Wrath talisman.png: Rune dragon drops Wrath talisman with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Wrath talisman11/1277222

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/127 chance of rolling the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Rune dragon drops Coins with rarity 1/774.1 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/774.13,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Rune dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/806.5 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/806.5; 1/800.48[d 1]13,72960
Tooth half of key.png: Rune dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/806.5 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/806.5; 1/800.48[d 1]11,79460
Uncut sapphire.png: Rune dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/3,251.2 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/3,251.2; 1/1,651[d 1]64715
Runite bar.png: Rune dragon drops Runite bar with rarity 1/3,251.2 in quantity 1Runite bar11/3,251.212,4493,000
Nature rune.png: Rune dragon drops Nature rune with rarity 1/5,418.67 in quantity 67Nature rune671/5,418.6714,6067,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Rune dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/5,418.67 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/5,418.6737,94638,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Rune dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/5,418.67 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/5,418.6724,57824,960
Uncut emerald.png: Rune dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/6,502.4 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/6,502.4; 1/3,302[d 1]81230
Law rune.png: Rune dragon drops Law rune with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 45Law rune451/8,1289,6306,480
Death rune.png: Rune dragon drops Death rune with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 45Death rune451/8,12810,1254,860
Steel arrow.png: Rune dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/8,1284,9501,050
Rune arrow.png: Rune dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/8,1283,82210,080
Adamant javelin.png: Rune dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/8,1281,3001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Rune dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/8,12822,63023,040
Dragonstone.png: Rune dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/8,12812,1336,000
Silver ore.png: Rune dragon drops Silver ore with rarity 1/8,128 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/8,1287,6004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Rune dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/13,004.8 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/13,004.8; 1/6,604[d 1]1,49460
Rune kiteshield.png: Rune dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/16,256 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/16,25632,16132,640
Dragon med helm.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/16,256 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/16,25659,19560,000
Rune spear.png: Rune dragon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/17,160.97 in quantity 1Rune spear11/17,160.97; 1/1,991.16[d 1][d 2]12,06812,480
Shield left half.png: Rune dragon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/34,321.95 in quantity 1Shield left half11/34,321.95; 1/3,982.31[d 1][d 2]65,57366,000
Nature talisman.png: Rune dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/34,679.47 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/34,679.47; 1/17,610.67[d 1]7052
Dragon spear.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/45,762.6 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/45,762.6; 1/5,309.75[d 1][d 2]37,96837,440
Uncut diamond.png: Rune dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/52,019.2 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/52,019.2; 1/26,416[d 1]3,033120
Rune javelin.png: Rune dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/104,038.4 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/104,038.4; 1/52,832[d 1]8351,200
  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 of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Rune dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/50[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Rune dragon drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/300 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/300[1]Not sold12
Dragon limbs.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon limbs with rarity 1/800 in quantity 1Dragon limbs11/800[1]4,460,31621,000
Dragon metal lump.png: Rune dragon drops Dragon metal lump with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Dragon metal lump11/5,000[1]3,390,66890,000
Draconic visage.png: Rune dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/8,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/8,000[1]5,900,857450,000
  1. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Old School RuneScape. Vorki/Rune/Addy Dragon Drop Rates Revealed! - OSRS Q&A. 10 Jan 2018.*