|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. Player also must have entered the Ancient Cavern at least once to get mithril dragons as a slayer task. 
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.
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.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/jagexash/status/713721069136449537
- ↑ 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 1 Common 24,556 Rune dart(p) 14 Common 15,288 Rune mace 1 Common 8,294 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,754 Rune knife 8–18 Uncommon 3,680–8,280 Rune spear 1 Uncommon 12,010 Dragon full helm 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 25,526,294
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 27 Common 6,183 Rune javelin 8 Common 1,128 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon  19,515 Rune arrow 8 Uncommon 656 Runite bolts 10–21 Uncommon 3,250–6,825 Soul rune 10 Uncommon 1,460
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Prayer mix(2) 1 Uncommon 5,244 Superattack mix(2) 1 Uncommon 938 Super def. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 883 Super str. mix(2) 1 Uncommon 1,658
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 600–876 Common Not sold Runite limbs 1 Common 9,366 Runite bar 2 Common 24,876 Shark 1; 6 Common 1,065–6,390 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) 7,231,921
Rare drop tableIn 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 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 7,595 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 14,565 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 875 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,438 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 12,529 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,921 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,556 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 772 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,350 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,150 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,444 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,553 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,674 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,300 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,703 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,196 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,002 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,010 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,382 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,374 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,680 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 705
- 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.
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