|Released||4 January 2018 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones|
|Its scales seem to be made of runite.|
|Weakness||Stab, dragonbane weapons|
|Attack style||Melee (slash), Ranged, Magic, Dragonfire (extra long-ranged)|
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.
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]
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune mace 1 Common 8,327 Rune scimitar 1 Common 15,106 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,804 Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,816 Rune platebody 1 Common 38,618 Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,955 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,417 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,421 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,301
Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,970–4,158 Chaos rune 76–150 Common 7,448–14,700 Death rune 40–100 Common 8,920–22,300 Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,510–20,850
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,583 Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,154 Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,142 Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 6,818
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 12,789–17,661 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common  30,976–38,720 Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 12,040 Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,726–56,815 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 7,620–15,240 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 32,240–64,480 Runite bar 1 Common 12,461
- Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/50) Not sold Wrath talisman 1 Rare 1,148 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 5,647,107 Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 6,184,386 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 6,913,084
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,942 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,633 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 631 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,461 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,975 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,599 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 775 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,045 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,035 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,158 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,663 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,040 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,419 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,220 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,301 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,690 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Not sold Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,888 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,863 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
- The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|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.|
Dragons and dragon-like races