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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. Players 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 2,764
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 Always [2] 2,358
  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 24,567
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,400
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,389
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,731
Rune knife Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,776–8,496
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,042
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 34,914,443


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 27 Common 8,802
Rune javelin Rune javelin 8 Common 1,144
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 17,505
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 752
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 3,960–8,316
Soul rune Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,470
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Prayer mix(2) Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,306
Superattack mix(2) Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 847
Super def. mix(2) Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 836
Super str. mix(2) Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 1,411


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 600–876 Common Not sold
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Common 9,251
Runite bar Runite bar 2 Common 24,836
Shark Shark 1; 6 Common 907–5,442
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) 6,976,834

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,297
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,732
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 1,005
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,418
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,348
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,936
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,567
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 981
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 12,555
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 11,790
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 5,400
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,948
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,280
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,605
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,831
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,889
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,210
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,270
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,042
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,436
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,207
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,678
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 715
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.