|Release date||13 March 2014 (Update)|
|Always drops||Black dragonhide, Lava dragon bones, Lava scale|
|It's dripping with molten lava.|
Lava dragons reside in the Lava Dragon Isle in the Wilderness (between level 36 and 42 Wilderness). They were formerly red dragons, but have spent too long surrounded by lava and have been transformed. Lava dragons attack with Melee, as well as with dragonfire. They are particularly weak to Magic, thus making Fire Bolt a slow but profitable method of killing them.
Lava dragons can be safespotted both inside and outside their isle. The many piles of skeletons and edges at the isle allow for players to safespot them inside. Alternatively, players can camp some of the southern spawns outside the isle, although they should be careful as Vet'ion can walk to their safespot and attack the players. Having 74 Agility and the hard Wilderness Diary completed is recommended when killing them to use the stepping stones to escape potential player killers, as their habitat is a popular PK'ing spot.
Bringing a pestle and mortar is optional to grind the scales into shards, in addition to High Level Alchemy runes to alch their common adamant and rune equipment drops. If killing them from outside the isle, Telekinetic Grab will be needed to grab their drops. Players should remember that although they can stay as long as they want using this method, they should rebank every 10-20 minutes due to the risk of PK'ers.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Lava dragon bones 1 Always 5,258 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,363 Lava scale 1 Always 1,675
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 12,108 Rune javelin 20 Common 2,220 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 45–90 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 4,208 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 10,020 Death rune 20 Uncommon 4,700 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 4,620 Law rune 20 Uncommon 4,360 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 100,224 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 14,790
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,655 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,843 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,749 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,398 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,687 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,300 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,226 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,755
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 7 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 121 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 536 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,787 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,068 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,438 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,698 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,630 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,924 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 928
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,478 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 15,225 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 873 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,500 Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon  3,118 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/40) 107,128 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,850,797 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
- ↑ 1/125 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 963 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,471 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,976 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 863 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,713 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 801 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 254 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,568 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,067 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,573 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,948 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,425 Rune javelin 5 Rare 555 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,400 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,631 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,864 Law rune 45 Rare 9,810 Death rune 45 Rare 10,575 Dragonstone 1 Rare 14,946 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,300 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,135 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,404 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,377
- Despite being a non-metallic dragon, lava dragons do not drop ensouled dragon heads. The same also applies for the King Black Dragon, although players can use a knife on his heads to get three ensouled dragon heads.
Dragons and dragon-like races
Wilderness bosses and rewards