|Release date||3 July 2007 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones and 3 Mithril bars|
|Experimenting with mithril gone bad!|
Mithril dragons can be found and fought in the Ancient Cavern. To access the Ancient Cavern, the player needs to start the pyre ship section of Firemaking in Barbarian Training. Be wary as these monsters are extremely powerful. Their release broke the King Black Dragon's long-standing record as being the strongest dragon in RuneScape. It is strongly recommended to use antifire potions in conjunction with an anti-dragon shield (or a dragonfire shield) when fighting these along with the appropriate protection prayer.
The ability to be assigned mithril dragons can be purchased for 80 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 80 points to unlock them again.
Slayer Masters offer to convince Mithril Dragons to drop their bars in noted form while on a slayer assignment, for a cost of 200 slayer points
If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.
Mithril dragons can be found on the top level of the Ancient Cavern. Please note that dwarf multicannons are not allowed in the Ancient Cavern.
To access the Ancient Cavern, one must have completed the first part of Barbarian Firemaking training and then talked to Otto about pyre ships. After the conversation is over, the player can now go in the whirlpool. Upon entering, one must climb down stairs and then run south to a set of stairs leading up to the mithril dragons.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,547 Rune dart 14 Common 14,224 Rune mace 1 Common 8,365 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,689 Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,400–7,650 Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,051 Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 19,153,897
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 27 Common 5,886 Rune javelin 8 Common 864 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 15,600 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 752 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 3,150–6,615 Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,450
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Prayer mix (2) 1 Uncommon 5,115 Superattack mix (2) 1 Uncommon 2,013 Super def. mix (2) 1 Uncommon 890 Super str. mix (2) 1 Uncommon 2,668
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 600–876 Common Not sold Runite limbs 1 Common 9,401 Runite bar 2 Common 25,120 Shark 1; 6 Common 961–5,766 Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,661,733
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 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,333 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,493 Chaos talisman 1 Common 260 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 895 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 980 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,684 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 554 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,948 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 540 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 900 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,560 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,395 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,250 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,547 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,925 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,579 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,265 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,818 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,264 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,183 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,051 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,459 Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,959
Dragons and dragon-like races