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Dragonfire ward
Dragonfire ward (uncharged)
Release date 4 January 2018 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 1,200,000 coins
Low Alch 800,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 46,379,128 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 4.5 kg
Examine
A light shield with a haunting, skeletal visage.
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Dragonfire ward (uncharged) detail

The dragonfire ward is a ranged shield requiring a Ranged level of 70 and a Defence level of 75 to equip.

The ward offers two special characteristics: it acts like a regular anti-dragon shield in terms of dragonfire protection, and it also protects against the icy breath of Wyverns, similar to the elemental, mind, ancient wyvern, and dragonfire shields.

Bonuses
Hover over image for type Dragonfire ward (uncharged) equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
-10 -10 -10 -10 +15
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
-25 -20 -22 +28 +18
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Shield slotlist

-2 0 0% +0
Dragonfire ward
Dragonfire ward
Release date 4 January 2018 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 1,200,000 coins
Low Alch 800,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Weight 4.5 kg
Examine
A light shield with a haunting, skeletal visage.
[view]
Dragonfire ward detail

The dragonfire ward is a ranged shield requiring a Ranged level of 70 and a Defence level of 75 to equip.

The ward offers two special characteristics: it acts like a regular anti-dragon shield in terms of dragonfire protection, and it also protects against the icy breath of Wyverns, similar to the elemental, mind, ancient wyvern, and dragonfire shields.

Bonuses
Hover over image for type Dragonfire ward equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
-10 -10 -10 -10 +15
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+25 +30 +28 +28 +68
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Shield slotlist

-2 0 0% +0

























CreationEdit

The dragonfire ward is created by attaching a skeletal visage to an anti-dragon shield at any anvil. The process requires 90 Smithing and a hammer, giving 2,000 Smithing experience and an uncharged dragonfire ward. Players who do not have the required Smithing level to make the ward can go to Oziach in Edgeville, who will smith the ward for any player at a cost of 1,250,000 coins.

The skeletal visage is dropped exclusively by Vorkath.

Dragonfire chargesEdit

ChargingEdit

As it absorbs the dragonfire attacks of adult dragons, the dragonfire ward builds charges. The ward can also be charged by absorbing the breath attacks of wyverns, although it will still discharge dragonfire. Each breath attack gives the ward one charge, and each charge increases its Melee and Ranged defensive bonuses by +1. The ward can hold up to 50 charges, giving a total bonus of +50 to Melee and Ranged defences, in addition to the ward's base Defence bonuses. The Check option, while the ward is in the inventory, can be used to check its current number of charges.

A quick and efficient way to charge an uncharged dragonfire ward is to be attacked by a metal dragon's long-range dragonfire attack, which is not only quicker than a chromatic dragons's attacks, but also will not include Melee attacks. Use of food or an antifire potion is recommended due to the fact that 50 dragonfire attacks, even significantly weakened by the dragonfire ward, can build up and cause substantial damage. Food isn't necessary with an antifire potion.

Additionally, there are two ways to charge a dragonfire ward in complete safety.

  1. Elvarg in the Nightmare Zone by setting up a Practice dream. Requires completion of Dragon Slayer.
Charging dragonfire ward in Catacombs of Kourend

A player charging a shield in the Catacombs of Kourend.

  1. A steel dragon in a player-owned house's Treasure Room. If not using another player's POH, it costs 10,000,000 coins (10M) to build, and requires 95 Construction.

The fastest way to recharge the dragonfire ward is by recharging it in the Catacombs of Kourend. If entered at the centre using the Teleport to Kourend spell (or Xeric's Heart teleport via Xeric's talisman), just run directly north to the iron dragons. You can let yourself be hit by the two iron dragons and the three bronze dragons there. It will take less than 1 minute to get 50 charges if none of the dragons are in melee range, but be sure to bring an antifire with you.

DischargingEdit

Operating dragonfire ward

A player operating a charged dragonfire ward.

During Combat, the dragonfire ward can expend one charge to unleash a blast of dragonfire at one target, which can hit approximately 25 damage. This attack can only be used once every two minutes, and each expended charge reduces the ward's Melee and Ranged defensive bonuses by one. Note: you do not have to use these attacks, as it does lower the wards defensive bonuses per attack. The dragonfire attack follows the standard rules for dragonfire; it will be less effective against a target that has resistance to dragonfire, such as a player that used an antifire potion and/or an anti-dragon shield or dragonfire ward. Furthermore, the dragonfire attack will not work against chromatic dragons, skeletal wyverns and some boss monsters, although metal dragons are vulnerable to it.

The dragonfire attack can be used at range (up to 10 squares away) and over obstacles, after which the user will initiate a normal attack with their equipped weapon,
Emptying dragonfire ward

A player emptying all the charges from a dragonfire ward.

if possible. The damage splat is rolled with accordance to the user's Defence level and target's Magic Defence bonus. When used upon an NPC, Magic, Defence and HP experience is gained; however, when used upon another player, only Defence experience is gained.

Players can drain all of the dragonfire ward's charges at once by right-clicking the ward in the inventory and selecting Empty. This will release all of the ward's charges in a harmless burst. This function is useful when selling or trading the ward, as it can only be traded when completely uncharged.

Also, if dropped on death in an unsafe environment, when recovered, the dragonfire ward will be completely uncharged.