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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 Magic icon Ranged 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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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 2,739
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 1 Always 2,469


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,301
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 20 Common 580
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 181
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,059
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,628
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 802
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 4 Uncommon 392
Rune dart Rune dart 8 Uncommon 8,912
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,770


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 4 Uncommon 1,028
Death rune Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,295
Blood rune Blood rune 2 Uncommon 652


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 125
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 671
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,956
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 871
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,960
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,705
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,389
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,513
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,007


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30–690 Common Not sold
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 963
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,073
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 11,910
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/40) 8,942
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 9,370
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,817
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 753
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,002
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 968
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,832
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 884
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,400
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,116
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 745
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,380
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,351
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,281
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,565
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,655
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,551
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,946
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,576
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,838
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,680
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,066
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,178
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,001
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,508
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,197


  • 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.