|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.
- ↑ Dropped in bank notes if players have purchased the Duly noted unlock for 200 slayer reward points
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune battleaxe 1 Common 24,518 Rune dart(p) 14 Common 14,140 Rune mace 1 Common 8,396 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,748 Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,744–8,424 Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,069 Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 17,869,482
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 27 Common 5,670 Rune javelin 8 Common 1,152 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon  15,855 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 640 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 2,980–6,258 Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,440
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Prayer mix (2) 1 Uncommon 5,084 Superattack mix (2) 1 Uncommon 1,751 Super def. mix (2) 1 Uncommon 872 Super str. mix (2) 1 Uncommon 2,473
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 600–876 Common Not sold Runite limbs 1 Common 9,338 Runite bar 2 Common 24,978 Shark 1; 6 Common 723–4,338 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) 8,031,699
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 9,500 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,861 Chaos talisman 1 Common 430 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 779 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,596 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 399 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,200 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 720 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,360 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,489 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,209 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,765 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,890 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,518 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,956 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,553 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,270 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,385 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,223 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,183 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,069 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,324 Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,708
Dragons and dragon-like races
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