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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, dragon hunter crossbow
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 Magic icon Ranged icon
284 284 276 196 246
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +14 +0% Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Rune dragon icon

Rune dragons are metal dragons first encountered during Dragon Slayer II, in which the player must fight against one during Zorgoth's assault. After completion of the quest, they can be found in the eastern chamber of the Lithkren Vault.

To get back to the laboratory underneath Lithkren, 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 are the result of a side project of Zorgoth's after being inspired by another dragonkin, Forcae, which involves infusing dragon eggs with various metals. While Forcae's metal dragons were created to find a solution to the dragonkin's infertility, Zorgoth had bred his metal dragons for his war against humanity.

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


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 (which is Water Wave), as well as two unique attacks.

The first attack is two small electric bolts, which are launched around the player's position and homes in on them. This deals 4-7 damage per tick for a few seconds. If a player is wearing insulated boots this damage is reduced to 1-2 per tick. Players can avoid the attack entirely by running four to five squares away from their original position when the attack was launched.

The second attack is a Ranged attack that hits through Protect from Missiles, and uses the Life Leech effect from enchanted onyx bolts, where the dragon will heal itself for 100% of the damage dealt to the player.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,759
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Always 12,451


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,306
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Common 15,119
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 18,739
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,570
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 38,588
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,914
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,433
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,399
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,354


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,250–3,150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 76–150 Common 7,676–15,150
Death rune Death rune 40–100 Common 10,520–26,300
Wrath rune Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 12,450–20,750


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 2,178
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 8,495
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 10,496
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,587


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads 5 Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 12,495–17,255
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 35,488–44,360
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 11,726
Runite ore Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 22,608–56,520
Runite bolts (unf) 5 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 9,280–18,560
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 29,260–58,520
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,451
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Rare 448
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 8,245,311
Dragon metal lump Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 3,247,590
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 6,799,353

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,331
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,793
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 977
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,451
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,946
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,841
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,555
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 928
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 10,125
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 11,835
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,150
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,605
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,726
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,788
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,187
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,354
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,564
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,686
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,746
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 635


  • 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.