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Red dragon
Red dragon
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 152
Always drops Red dragonhide
Dragon bones
A big powerful dragon.
Combat info
Hitpoints 140
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 14 (Melee)
50 (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab, Magic, Ranged, dragon hunter crossbow
Attack Styles
Melee (Slash)
Dragonfire (Magic)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 143
Category Red dragon
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Ranged icon Magic icon
130 130 130 1 1
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 +70 +70 +60 +50
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Red dragon icon

Red dragons are second-to-most powerful of the adult chromatic dragons As with all adult dragons, an anti-dragon shield and/or antifire potion is essential when fighting them to mitigate damage from their dragonfire. The red dragonhides and dragon bones that they drop are worth substantial amounts of money, but red dragons are rarely killed as they are only found in two locations: Brimhaven Dungeon (which requires 875 coins, an axe, and 30 Agility to access) and the western side of Feldip Hills Underground beneath the Myths' Guild (which requires the completion of the Grandmaster quest Dragon Slayer II to access).

The ability to be assigned red dragons can be purchased for 50 Slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be disabled, but players must spend another 50 points to unlock them again. Killing brutal red dragons in the Catacombs of Kourend will also count toward a red dragon task.

After completing the Karamja Elite Diary, red dragons in Brimhaven Dungeon will drop noted red dragonhides when killed.



100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,553
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,291


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,342
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 580
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 190
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,126
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,528
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 814
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 268
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 9,496
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,728


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 644
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,095
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 414


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 148
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 617
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,220
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 884
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,250
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,915
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,278
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,473
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 564


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 960
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,024
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 10,550
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 8,824
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,502
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,891
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 365
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 837
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 707
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,494
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 722
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,814
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 705
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 980
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,482
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,065
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,245
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,855
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,584
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,864
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,590
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,256
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,101
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,126
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,161
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,993
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,284
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,781


  • Red dragons formerly inhabited the Red Dragon Isle (now Lava Dragon Isle) in the Wilderness, but they were replaced with Lava dragons in the Wilderness Rejuvenation update (in canon, this transformation was due to the fact that they had been living surrounded by lava for a very long time).
  • Red dragons are the rarest type of chromatic dragon.