Fighting King Black Dragon

The King Black Dragon in action.

A dragon (Draconis Rex) is a large winged reptilian monster (though rarely seen flying) and possesses the ability to exhale dragonfire. Since a dragon's fiery breath attack can hit over 45+ damage, to safely fight them, an Anti-dragon shield or Anti-fire potion is almost always required. If both the shield and the potion are used, 100% of the damage is prevented in most cases (with the exception of the King Black Dragon's special breaths).

Dragons drop dragonhide of their particular colour (metal bars in the case of metallic dragons) and dragon bones. Brutal dragons and the KBD drop two dragonhide instead of one.

Chromatic dragonsEdit

Main article: Chromatic dragons

Metal dragonsEdit

Main article: Metal dragons


Main article: Miscellaneous dragons





  • In a letter to a dragon, it was stated that they can fly. They are not seen flying because they prefer to eat humans on the ground.
  • Dragons are thought to be the descendants of the powerful, extinct race known as Dragonkin.
  • During the Dragon Slayer quest, there's a short cutscene where you can see Elvarg fly. This is the only time in RuneScape when a dragon is seen flying.
  • The combat level of the chromatic dragons increases with a trend similar to that of the rank of the colour of a karate belt.