Steel dragon

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Steel dragons are powerful dragons found in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend. Steel dragons are the fourth strongest of the six kinds of metallic dragons, behind mithril dragons, adamant dragons and rune dragons. They have a chance of dropping the draconic visage, which is the motivation of many steel dragon killers. Like their fellow metallic brethren, steel dragons can use long-range dragonfire in addition to using melee. The steel dragon boasts a higher max hit and accuracy compared to the iron dragon, although it is far weaker than a mithril dragon.

When given a task of steel dragons for Slayer, they can be an extremely hard and long task for unprepared players. The cheapest way for players to kill them are using bolt spells with chaos gauntlets to increase damage. Players can also use a slayer's staff (e) and Magic Dart. Alternatively, players can use ranged with an imbued slayer helmet to cover up lost accuracy against the dragon's high ranged defence. Higher levelled players can use the Zamorakian hasta or trident of the seas/swamp to kill steel dragons.

They drop rune items frequently and have an increased chance of dropping dragon platelegs and dragon plateskirts over their weaker metal counterparts (being the iron and bronze dragons). However, the runite limbs, axes and maces generate quite a nice sum of coins when high-alched to conserve inventory space.

Players can pick up the steel bars they drop to make profit, as they drop 5 at a time. However, this is unviable because players will need to bank after 4-5 kills which can hamper kill rates. Even with the completion of the Elite Karamja Diary, which notes their steel bars, it is somewhat impractical as they are surrounded by many iron dragons.

If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,197
Steel bar.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Steel bar with rarity Always in quantity 5 Steel bar 5 Always 1,860

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune mace with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune mace 1 Common 8,288
Adamant kiteshield.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Adamant kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 3,015
Rune knife.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-7 Rune knife 5–7 Uncommon 1,465–2,051
Rune axe.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune axe with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune axe 1 Rare 7,332
Rune full helm.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,723
Dragon plateskirt.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dragon plateskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,405
Dragon platelegs.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dragon platelegs with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,420

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 15, 20 Blood rune 15; 20 Common 4,320–5,760
Rune javelin.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Common in quantity 2-7 Rune javelin 2–7 Common 324–1,134
Dragon javelin heads 5.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 12 Dragon javelin heads 12 Uncommon [2] 11,808
Runite bolts.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-12 Runite bolts 2–12 Uncommon 698–4,188
Rune dart(p).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune dart(p) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 9-12 Rune dart(p) 9–12 Uncommon 9,837–13,116  
Soul rune.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Soul rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 Soul rune 5 Uncommon 735

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Runite limbs.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Runite limbs with rarity Common in quantity 1 Runite limbs 1 Common 9,340
Super attack(3).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Super attack(3) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Super attack(3) 1 Common 253
Coins 250.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 470, 650 Coins 470; 650 Uncommon Not sold
Curry.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Curry with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Curry 1–2 Uncommon 800–1,600
Runite bar.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,455
Super defence(2).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Super defence(2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 361
Super strength(1).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Super strength(1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 383
Gem drop table.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Gem drop table with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Gem drop table 1 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Clue scroll (hard).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

These items are dropped alongside the other items listed above.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Brimstone key.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Varies in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Varies [3] Not sold
Ancient shard.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Ancient shard with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/166.66)[4] Not sold
Dark totem base.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dark totem base with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/290)[4] Not sold
Dark totem middle.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dark totem middle with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/290)[4] Not sold
Dark totem top.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dark totem top with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/290)[4] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Steel dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold
Draconic visage.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,913,084

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 1/32 chance to access the gem drop table.

Show/hide gem drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/128; 1/64)[G 1] 616
Uncut emerald.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/256; 1/128)[G 1] 806
Uncut ruby.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Rare (1/512; 1/256)[G 1] 1,376
Chaos talisman.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Chaos talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare (1/1,365.33; 1/682.67)[G 1] Not sold
Uncut diamond.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/2,048; 1/1,024)[G 1] 2,943
Rune javelin.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/4,096; 1/2,048)[G 1] 810
Loop half of key.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Very rare (1/4,096; 1/2,048)[G 1] 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare (1/4,096; 1/2,048)[G 1] 9,664
Rune spear.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/65,536; 1/7,680)[G 1] 12,050
Shield left half.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/131,072; 1/15,360)[G 1] 65,700
Dragon spear.png: Steel dragon can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/174,762.67; 1/20,480)[G 1] 37,128
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.
  2. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  3. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.