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.
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.
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 40,854. Without the unique drops, the average kill is worth 35,961
|Dragon med helm||1||1/127||59,113||60,000|
|Runite bolts (unf)||20–30||11/127||10,020-15,030||0|
|Rune javelin heads||20–30||10/127||12,020-18,030||16,200-24,300|
|Dragon javelin heads||30–40||5/127[d 1]||28,770-38,360||35,100-46,800|
|Dragon bolts (unf)||20–40||1/127||19,520-39,040||1,680-3,360|
There is a 1/127 chance of rolling the rare drop table.
|Loop half of key||1||1/806.5; 1/800.48[d 1]||10,520||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/806.5; 1/800.48[d 1]||10,236||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/3,251.2; 1/1,651[d 1]||530||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/5,418.67||37,932||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/6,502.4; 1/3,302[d 1]||691||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/8,128||22,597||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/8,128||6,200||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/13,004.8; 1/6,604[d 1]||1,381||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/16,256||59,113||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/17,160.97; 1/1,991.16[d 1][d 2]||11,948||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/34,321.95; 1/3,982.31[d 1][d 2]||65,446||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/34,679.47; 1/17,610.67[d 1]||718||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/45,762.6; 1/5,309.75[d 1][d 2]||37,413||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/52,019.2; 1/26,416[d 1]||2,874||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/104,038.4; 1/52,832[d 1]||835||1,200|
|Brimstone key||1||1/50[d 1]||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||1/300||Not sold||12|
|Dragon metal lump||1||1/5,000||2,686,921||90,000|