Steel dragons are powerful dragons found in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend. Steel dragons are the fourth strongest metallic dragons, behind mithril, adamant 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.
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 in the Brimhaven Dungeon, it is somewhat impractical here 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.
One Steel dragon is fought during Dragon Slayer II.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Steel dragon kill is worth 8,053.86.
The average Steel dragon kill while on a Konar task is worth 9,392.83.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any legging.
|Rune full helm||1||1/128||20,608||21,120|
There is a 4/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 4/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/47.02; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Loop half of key||1||1/193.61; 1/183.87[d 2]||10,179||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/193.61; 1/183.87[d 2]||10,171||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/110.7; 1/56.22[d 2]||377||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/1,365.33||37,828||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/221.41; 1/112.43[d 2]||567||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/2,048||22,540||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/2,048||3,400||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/442.81; 1/224.86[d 2]||1,159||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/4,096||58,878||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/4,056.39; 1/444.52[d 2][d 3]||11,866||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/8,112.77; 1/889.05[d 2][d 3]||65,559||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/1,180.83; 1/599.64[d 2]||928||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/10,817.03; 1/1,185.4[d 2][d 3]||37,045||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,771.24; 1/899.46[d 2]||2,608||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/3,542.49; 1/1,798.92[d 2]||860||1,200|
The following drops are only accessible while killing the Catacombs of Kourend variants.
The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/128 for a specific dragon legging, or 1/64 for any dragon legging.
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