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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, 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 RangedStrength-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 powerful monsters that can breathe dragonfire. As with all adult dragons, an anti-dragon shield and/or antifire potion is essential when fighting them as they can reduce the maximum hit of the dragonfire to under 10. The red dragonhides and dragon bones that they drop are worth large 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 2,653
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,389


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,354
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 400
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 337
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,123
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,664
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 791
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 316
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,704
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,863


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 728
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,135
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 452


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 122
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 599
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,397
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 972
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,453
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,348
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,031
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,777
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 787


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 927
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,087
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 15,940
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 10,049
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 6,756
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,630
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 164
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 810
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 820
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,537
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 479
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 685
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,482
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,601
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,190
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,215
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,693
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,674
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,702
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,137
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,109
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,163
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,096
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,172
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,504


  • 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 fewest in number than any other chromatic dragon.