The dragon defender is the strongest defender in the game. It is used for its attack bonus and is held in the off-hand slot in place of a shield. It requires 60 Defence to equip as well as a combined Attack and Strength of 130 or level 99 in either Attack or Strength to obtain. It is exclusively obtained as a rare drop in the basement of the Warriors' Guild from the cyclopes that reside there. The basement of the Warriors' Guild is outside west of the building.
Its defensive bonuses are comparable to those of an adamant square shield, with slight differences. Its strength bonus is only surpassed by the dragonfire shield, which gives a +7 strength bonus. However, the dragon defender is commonly regarded as the superior "offensive" item due to its unrivaled melee attack bonuses.
Players can attach a dragon defender ornament kit, obtained from master clue scrolls, to cosmetically enhance the defender, creating a dragon defender (t). This only alters its appearance, and gives no stat enhancements. It can be dismantled, returning the defender and ornament kit.
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A player wielding a dragon defender
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Cyclops 106 1
- The dragon defender is the only defender which does not require an attack level to equip.
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