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Recruiting a captain[edit | edit source]

Items required: Crandor map

After fully repairing the Lady Lumbridge, you'll need to find a captain. You won't find one in Port Sarim that will accept the job; Klarense, Seaman Lorris, Seaman Thresnor, Captain Tobias, and Ahab will all decline. Cabin boy Jenkins on your ship will direct you to "a retired 'un who lives in Draynor Village who's so desperate to sail again 'e'd take any job. I can't remember 'is name, but 'e lives in Draynor Village an' makes rope." Jack Seagull, located in the pub just like Ahab, will decline as well, but he will direct you to Longbow Ben who can also be found there. Ben will not take the job either but directs you to either Jack Seagull or "Old Ned, the ropemaker in Draynor Village".

So, go to Draynor Village and locate Ned. He can be found in the house just north-east of the Wise Old Man's home. Ask him to be the captain of your ship. He'll agree to sail you to Crandor if you have already repaired the ship and show him the Crandor map.

Preparing for the fight[edit | edit source]

Items required: the anti-dragon shield, combat equipment and food.
Items recommended: quick-escapes, like teleport runes, teleport tablets or the ectophial. Antifire potions, and Prayer potions or restore potions.

General preparations[edit | edit source]

Prior to the journey to Crandor, you will need to prepare yourself. An anti-dragon shield should be equipped. If a player chooses to battle without it, Elvarg's dragonfire can deal up to 65 damage. Members can drink a dose of antifire potion, which reduces the attack damage of her dragonbreath. If combined with an anti-dragon shield, her dragonfire damage is significantly mitigated. In that case, Elvarg can only hit a maximum of 7 (3 or 4 if combined with Protect from Magic) with her magical attack instead of 11, thus saving you a lot of food. Being struck by her dragonfire attack without either an anti-dragon shield or antifire potion can drastically reduce Combat and Prayer stats. Even with the shield and/or a potion, her fiery breath will drain your Prayer, so you would do well to have prayer potions or restore potions on you.

Lower-levelled players and iron men without antifire potions are advised to use a ring of recoil, as Elvarg's fast hits make it particularly useful in dealing back damage.

Also, bring teleportation runes or another teleport method just in case you are about to die during the fight.

The rest of your inventory should be filled with food. Lobsters, swordfish or better are optimal for fighting her. Swordfish are preferable to lobsters since they heal more per use (14 vs 12), but with a combat level of around 40 and appropriate gear, you should be able to easily defeat Elvarg using lobsters. If your stats are lower, you can buy meat pizzas or anchovy pizzas (or, with level 45 Cooking, you could cook them yourself), as they heal more hitpoints per inventory slot, but require multiple uses to fully consume. A meat pizza heals 8 HP per bite (16 total) while an anchovy pizza heals 9 per bite (18 total).

Choosing a combat style[edit | edit source]

Obviously, you'll need to select a combat style: either melee, ranged or magic.

Melee

Equip good-quality armour; preferably adamant armour or better.

Like all dragons, Elvarg is weak to stab attacks; see the page about Attack types. As such, consider wielding a stab weapon: a sword or dagger instead of a scimitar. Adamant or better is recommended. For free-to-play players, a rune sword is recommended as it possesses the highest stab bonus in F2P. The same goes for the rune longsword, which has a much higher strength bonus yet a slightly slower attack speed than the rune sword. A scimitar, battleaxe or mace made of runite are also effective. Elvarg is not immune to poison, so adding weapon poison would turn the battle even more in your favour; thus a poisoned dagger would be superb.

Ranged

Elvarg is also weak against ranged attacks. For F2P players, using ranged may not be a viable option. With no access to antifire potions, equipping an anti-dragon shield is a must. This limits the player to a crossbow, but F2P players only have access to the weakest types and to bronze bolts. Members can effectively use ranged on the dragon. Optimally, rangers should still equip an anti-dragon shield, so they should use a one-handed weapon such as a crossbow. Use the best crossbow with the best bolts they can use (preferably poisoned, see under Choosing melee). Make sure you have Auto Retaliate on and select the Rapid firing style.

Magic

Using Magic is not optimal, as dragons deflect magic fairly easily. If you still choose to use magical attacks, make sure you are using tier-2 Magic (i.e. Bolt spells such as Wind Bolt, Water Bolt, etc.) or higher (and, obviously, the anti-dragon shield).

Travelling to Crandor & locating Elvarg[edit | edit source]

The surface of Crandor.
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Sailing Theme 2
Plays while sailing to Crandor.
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Elvarg's Theme
Plays when Elvarg attacks the ship.
A reason why dragonfire protection is needed to face Elvarg.

Head back to and board your ship to meet up with Ned and Cabin boy Jenkins. Speak with Ned to depart and a cutscene will begin...


After crashing on the southern side of the island, make your way to the top of the volcano (the dungeon marker on your minimap), avoiding aggressive skeletons, moss giants, hobgoblins, and lesser demons. Enter the hole and a short cutscene plays, followed by abruptly finding yourself surrounded by skeletons (level 25). Down the corridor you'll find large skeletons (level 45), and you'll see Elvarg in the main chamber behind stalagmites and stalactites.

Note: If you walk south, past Elvarg's chamber and past the lesser demons, you'll find a wall. One piece of it has an 'Open' option. Unlocking this secret entrance or shortcut from Karamja to Crandor will allow you to more easily return to Elvarg in the event that you die or teleport away during battle. If you do open the shortcut, you will not be able to travel to Crandor again by boat. You must then use the entrance underneath Karamja Volcano. Members can use an amulet of glory to teleport to Musa Point and go down the volcano to return to Elvarg quickly. If you don't open the secret door before attempting the fight and you die or teleport away, you'll need to repair the ship again. (In that scenario, Ned in Draynor Village will answer the player's question how he got back from Crandor with "I got towed back by a passing friendly whale." When talking to Klarense again, he'll exclaim: "Wow! You sure are lucky! Seems the Lady Lumbridge just washed right up into the dock by herself!" Miraculously, the ship is not nearly as damaged as after the crash. Only the initial hole in the hull needs fixing once again, requiring the same materials as before. Ned is standing on the deck just like before, but Cabin boy Jenkins is nowhere to be seen - obviously, since he died during Elvarg's attack on the ship.)

Now, go back to the main chamber, climb over the low stalagmites, and fight Elvarg.


Tips for the fight & potential strategies[edit | edit source]

A player battles against Elvarg, the destroyer of Crandor. In the top-left, the remains of the original adventurer who woke the dragon can be seen.
  • Before you enter the chamber to commence the fight with Elvarg, make sure that you have your anti-dragon shield equipped.
  • It is advisable to stand under Elvarg while eating, as it takes her a moment to move and hit you again. Alternatively, utilize the safe spot used for flinching (see below) to eat, and then run back into the fight.
  • If you have a decent Defence level (35 or more), it is advisable to stand within Elvarg's melee range, rather than safespotting her from a distance, as her dragonfire attacks can easily outweigh her melee hits. Standing next to her could reduce the number of times she will use her dragonfire attack, as she may choose to attack with melee instead, which has a lower max hit.
A player standing in a safespot to heal up, or to use the flinching method.
  • Elvarg can be flinched using melee attacks. This is fairly easy for players who know and have practiced flinching before, and the successful flincher may successfully slay the dragon while using little to no food. For players who don't know what flinching is, it is still recommended to take a lot of food, as getting her in the right position is quite tricky. In order to flinch this boss, you'll need to stand in the south-eastern corner of her cave, in the game square directly next to the north-west corner of the little lava pool. You'll also need to get Elvarg to stand directly left of the skeleton on the ground to the north-west. (See the image for the place to stand.) If you pull this off, you will notice she does not use melee or magic attacks while you're standing on this particular square; it is a safespot. From there, begin to attack her, and immediately click on the north-west corner of the little lava pool to walk back to the safespot. There are often rats occupying this particular square, so be mindful to click the square and not the rat. Wait for Elvarg's health bar to disappear, and repeat the process. This can and will still go wrong every now and then, so it is still recommended to bring food and have a decent combat stat.
  • If you happen to die, the next time you return to the fight, Elvarg's health will be the same as you left her. If you happen to teleport away during battle, she will not fully heal if you return quick enough. This may prove to be a major advantage to the player who needs to take their time.








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Strategy[edit | edit source]

An anti-dragon shield should be equipped before fighting Elvarg. As Elvarg is weak to stab attacks, a rune sword is recommended as it possesses the highest stab bonus in F2P. A rune scimitar, rune battleaxe or rune mace are effective. Good-quality armour is a must; preferably adamant armour or better. Foods such as lobsters or better are optimal for fighting her.

Remains of the original adventurer who woke Elvarg

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If a player chooses not to wield an anti-dragon shield, Elvarg's dragonfire can deal up to 65 damage.
  • Being struck by her dragonfire attack without either an anti-dragon shield or antifire potion can drastically reduce Combat and Prayer stats.
  • Members can drink an Antifire potion so that her fiery breath attack's damage is reduced. If combined with an anti-dragon shield, her dragonfire damage is significantly mitigated.
  • Standing close within her melee range could reduce the number of times she will use her dragonfire attack, as she may choose to attack with melee instead, which has a lower max hit.
  • If you happen to die, the next time you return to the fight, her health will be the same as you left her.
  • Make sure to open up Karamja's secret entrance to Crandor (By activating the wall south of Elvarg's Arena) so you can recover your equipment faster in case you die.


>> To prepare oneself for fighting her, see the sections of the Dragon Slayer I page about preparing and about tips and strategies.


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Elvarg[edit | edit source]

Items required: Crandor map, food, combat equipment, and the anti-dragon shield.
Items recommended: Teleport runes, ectophial, teleport tablets, or other quick-escapes. Prayer potions or restore potions, and antifire potions.

Crandor (island) map.png
A reason why good defence and dragonfire protection is needed to face Elvarg.
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Sailing Theme 2
The music which plays while sailing to Crandor.
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Elvarg's Theme
The music which plays when Elvarg attacks the Lady Lumbridge.

After fully repairing the ship, take a short walk to Draynor Village and find Ned. Located in the house just north-east of the Wise Old Man's home, Ned is the town ropemaker. Ask him to be the captain of your ship, and he'll agree to sail you to Crandor. Note: You must fully repair the ship before recruiting him for the journey. Make sure you have the Crandor map in your inventory, or you will need to retrieve it from your bank.

Now is your last chance to prepare. Equip the anti-dragon shield, some armour, and a weapon.

  • Elvarg is weak against stab attacks, so consider bringing a sword or dagger instead of a scimitar. Adamant or better is recommended.
  • Elvarg is also weak against Ranged Attack, so Rangers should bring their best crossbow with the best bolts they can use. Make sure you have Auto-retaliate on and select Rapid firing style.
  • Elvarg is not immune to poison, so adding weapon poison would turn the battle even more in your favor; thus a poison dagger would be superb.
  • The rest of your inventory should be filled with food; lobsters or swordfish should do. Swordfish are preferable to lobsters since they heal more per use (14 vs 12), but with a combat level of around 40 and appropriate gear, you should be able to easily defeat Elvarg using lobsters. If your stats are lower, you can buy meat pizzas or anchovy pizzas (or, with level 45 Cooking, you could cook them yourself), as they heal more hitpoints per inventory slot, but require multiple uses to fully consume. A meat pizza heals 8 HP per bite (16 total) while an anchovy pizza heals 9 per bite (18 total).

Head back to your ship to meet up with Ned and Cabin Boy Jenkins. Speak with Ned to depart and a cutscene will begin...

After crashing on the island, make your way to the top of the volcano (the dungeon marker on your minimap), avoiding skeletons, moss giants, hobgoblins, and lesser demons. Enter the hole, and a short cutscene plays, followed by abruptly finding yourself surrounded by aggressive skeletons (level 25). Walk down the corridor and you'll see Elvarg behind a door in the main chamber.

Before you enter the chamber, make sure that you have your anti-dragon shield equipped. Note: If you walk south past the chamber and past the lesser demons, you'll find a wall with an 'open' option. If you open this wall, you'll unlock a shortcut which will allow you to more easily return to Elvarg in the event that you die or teleport away during battle.

Now, go back to the main chamber, climb the wall, and fight Elvarg.

Potential Strategies[edit | edit source]

A player battles against Elvarg, the destroyer of Crandor.

Consider activating Protect from Magic, as Elvarg's Fire Blast magical attacks hit often and hard. You'll also do well to have prayer potions or restore potions, as her dragonbreath will drain your prayer.

Again, using a stab weapon can be a good idea since dragons are weak to stab.

If you use Ranged on the dragon, make sure you are using a one-handed weapon such as a crossbow, so that you may wield the anti-dragon shield.

If you are using magical attacks, make sure you are using tier-2 Magic (i.e. Bolt spells such as Wind Bolt, Water Bolt, etc.) or higher and can equip the anti-dragon shield. Also, bring teleportation runes just in case you are about to die.

It is important to note that if you use an anti-dragon shield, as well as a drinking a dose of antifire potion, Elvarg can only hit a maximum of 7 (3 or 4 if combined with Protect from Magic) with her magical attack instead of 11, thus saving you a lot of food. Additionally, without the use of the anti-dragon shield, Elvarg's max hit is 65.

If you have a decent Defence level (35 or more), it is advisable to stand next to Elvarg, rather than safespotting her from a distance, as her dragonfire attacks can easily outweigh her melee hits. It is also advisable to stand under her while eating, as it takes her a moment to move and hit you again. Alternatively, use the safe spot used for flinching to eat, and then run back into the fight.

Lower-levelled players and iron men without antifire potions are advised to use a ring of recoil, as Elvarg's fast hits make it particularly useful in dealing back damage.

A player standing in a safe spot to heal up, or to use the flinching method.

Elvarg can be flinched using melee attacks. This is fairly easy for players who know and have practiced flinching before, and the successful flincher may successfully slay the dragon while using little to no food. For players who don't know what flinching is, it is still recommended to take a lot of food, as getting her in the right position is quite tricky. In order to flinch this boss, you'll need to stand in the south-eastern corner of her cave, in the square directly next to the north-west corner of the little lava pool. You'll also need to get Elvarg to stand directly left of the skeleton on the ground to the north-west. See the image for the place to stand. If you pull this off, you will notice she does not use melee or magic attacks while you're standing on this particular square. From there, begin to attack her, and immediately click on the north-west corner of the little lava pool to walk back to your safespot. There are often rats occupying this particular square, so be mindful to click the square and not the rat. Wait for Elvarg's health bar to disappear, and repeat the process. This can and will still go wrong every now and then, so it is still recommended to bring food and have a decent combat stat.

If you die or teleport away, you will need to repair the boat again, unless you open the shortcut. If you did open the shortcut, you will not be able to travel to Crandor again by boat. You must use the entrance underneath Karamja Volcano. When returning you can use the amulet of glory to Karamja and go down the volcano to return to Elvarg quickly. Remember to open the secret door before attempting the fight, if you don't and you die you'll have to repair the ship again.

If you happen to teleport away during battle, Elvarg will not fully heal if you return quick enough. This may prove to be a major advantage to the player who needs to take their time.