Anti-dragon shield
Anti-dragon shield
Release date 23 September 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? Dragon Slayer
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 12 coins
Low Alch 8 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 26 coins
Exchange price 70 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 5.4 kg
This provides partial protection from dragon-breath attacks.
Anti-dragon shield detail

The anti-dragon shield is an item obtained from Duke Horacio in Lumbridge Castle during the Dragon Slayer quest. After the quest, the shield can be purchased from Oziach. However, the shield has no requirements to equip and may be purchased on the Grand Exchange by any player.

The anti-dragon shield mitigates the effects of dragonfire, reducing the maximum hit of most dragon-breath attacks by >80%. It also prevents Elvarg from severely draining the player's combat stats. The effects of antifire potion stack with the anti-dragon shield; using both provides full protection from standard dragonfire attacks.

The shield's defensive bonuses are roughly akin to those of an iron sq shield, though it has no attack penalties. This gives it some usefulness as an all-purpose shield.

Hover over image for type Anti-dragon shield equipped
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+7 +9 +8 +2 +8
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Shield slotlist

+0 0 0% +0

Upgrading Edit

Using a hammer and anvil, players with 90 Smithing (can be boosted) can attach a draconic visage to an anti-dragon shield to create a dragonfire shield. Doing so grants 2,000 Smithing experience. Players without the required level can bring the components to Oziach, who will assist in creating the shield for a payment of 1,250,000 coins.

After Dragon Slayer II is complete, a Skeletal visage can be fused with the anti-dragon shield in a similar fashion, creating a Dragonfire ward.

Both of these shields inherit the anti-dragon shield's properties in addition to their own unique traits.

Trivia Edit

  • The shield's lack of requirements has led to controversy among players, mainly due to the issue of green dragons being targeted by bots.
  • Originally, multiple shields could only be sourced from Duke Horacio by use of the drop trick.