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Mithril dragon
Mithril dragon
Release date 3 July 2007 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 304
Always drops Dragon bones and 3 Mithril bars
Experimenting with mithril gone bad!
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 28 (Melee), 18 (Magic), 18 (Ranged), 50+ (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab, Magic, dragon hunter crossbow
Attack Styles
Melee, Magic, Ranged, Dragonfire (extra long-ranged)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 273
Category Mithril dragon
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
268 268 268 168 168
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+50 +100 +70 +30 +90
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Smoke spells only Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Mithril dragon icon

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. Player also must have entered the Ancient Cavern at least once to get mithril dragons as a slayer task. [1]

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. 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
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,605
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 Always [2] 2,322
  2. Dropped in bank notes if players have purchased the Duly noted unlock for 200 slayer reward points and are on an active slayer task of mithril dragons


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,556
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,288
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,294
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,754
Rune knife Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,680–8,280
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,010
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 25,526,294


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 27 Common 6,183
Rune javelin Rune javelin 8 Common 1,128
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 19,515
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 656
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 3,250–6,825
Soul rune Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,460
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Prayer mix(2) Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,244
Superattack mix(2) Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 938
Super def. mix(2) Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 883
Super str. mix(2) Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 1,658


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 600–876 Common Not sold
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Common 9,366
Runite bar Runite bar 2 Common 24,876
Shark Shark 1; 6 Common 1,065–6,390
Chewed bones Chewed bones 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Ancient page Ancient page 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,231,921

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 7,595
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 14,565
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 875
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,438
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 12,529
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,921
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,556
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 772
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,505
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,350
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,444
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,553
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,674
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,300
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,703
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,196
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,002
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,010
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,382
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,374
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,680
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 705
Mithril dragon attacks

The old appearance of the mithril dragon.


  • Prior to the release of Dragon Slayer II, mithril dragons were brighter in colour. Their old appearance was given to rune dragons to make them appear more like the metals' true colours.