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Rune dragon
Rune dragon
Release date 4 January 2018 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 380
Always drops Dragon bones
Runite bar
Its scales seem to be made of runite.
Combat info
Hitpoints 330
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 38
Weakness Stab, Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Ranged, Magic, Dragonfire (extra long-ranged)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 363
Category Rune dragon
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
284 284 276 246 196
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
+30 +115 +90 +30 +95
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +14 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Rune dragon icon

Rune dragons are a metal dragon that is first encountered and fought during the Dragon Slayer II quest.

They can be found in the Lithkren Vault after the quest in the eastern chamber. To get back to the laboratory, players can travel using the rowboat from the quest or, after completion, taking a digsite pendant and using it on the strange machine north of the rune dragon room, adding a teleport straight to Lithkren on it.

Rune dragons have multiple attacks, similar to mithril and adamant dragons. Along with standard dragonfire attacks, they have a standard Melee, Ranged and Magic attack, as well as two unique attacks:

  • Two small bolts of electricity are launched onto the floor, which will then move to other tiles around the player, dealing small but rapid damage if the player doesn't move. Wearing insulated boots will minimise this damage from 6-7 to 1-2.
  • A Ranged attack that takes the effect of enchanted onyx bolts, in which the dragon will heal for whatever it hits on the player. This hits through Protect from Missiles.

At 99 Construction, players can add them to their player-owned house dungeon for 25,000,000 coins.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,481
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Always 12,413


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,368
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Common 15,183
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 18,780
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,546
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 38,674
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,894
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,461
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,388
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,328


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,520–3,528
Chaos rune Chaos rune 76–150 Common 7,144–14,100
Death rune Death rune 40–100 Common 8,800–22,000
Wrath rune Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,060–20,100


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 2,912
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,148
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,416
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,190


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads 5 Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common [1] 13,272–18,328
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 50,816–63,520
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 13,787
Runite ore Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,626–56,565
Runite bolts (unf) 5 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 12,020–24,040
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 26,820–53,640
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 859
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 1,550,815
Dragon metal lump Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 1,949,754
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 7,169,760

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 6,755
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,418
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 257
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 907
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,592
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 589
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 785
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,413
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,055
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,900
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,614
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,855
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,608
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,787
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,200
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,328
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,214
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,950
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 42,428


  • Upon release, rune dragons had a 1/3 chance of their dragon bones drop being replaced by superior dragon bones. This was removed from their drop table in an update on 25 January 2018 as part of a balancing change.