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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.

Attacks

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 resembles Water Wave), as well as two special 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.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 3,028
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Always 12,370

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,373
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Common 15,183
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 18,806
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Common 24,717
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 38,664
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common 38,025
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare 161,412
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare 161,531
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,432

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 30–42 Common 2,610–3,654
Chaos rune Chaos rune 76–150 Common 7,676–15,150
Death rune Death rune 40–100 Common 11,560–28,900
Wrath rune Wrath rune 30–50 Uncommon 14,340–23,900

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 (noted) Uncommon 2,140
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1 (noted) Uncommon 9,091
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,371
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 (noted) Uncommon 7,970

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin heads 5 Rune javelin heads 21–29 Common 12,243–16,907
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 32–40 Common [1] 30,496–38,120
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 (noted) Common 12,225
Runite ore Runite ore 2–5 (noted) Uncommon 21,794–54,485
Runite bolts (unf) 5 Runite bolts (unf) 20–40 Uncommon 11,560–23,120
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 20–40 Rare 29,620–59,240
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,370
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Rare 693
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/300) Not sold
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 Rare (1/800) 8,901,844
Dragon metal lump Dragon metal lump 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 4,927,343
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/8,000) 8,245,278

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 9,287
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 14,705
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 980
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,370
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,554
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,947
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,592
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 976
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 12,465
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 13,005
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,654
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,619
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,225
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,812
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,223
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,432
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,029
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,358
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,413
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,737
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 745

Trivia

  • 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.