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Steel dragons are powerful dragons found in the Brimhaven Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend. Steel dragons are the fourth strongest of the six kinds of metallic dragons, behind mithril dragons, adamant dragons and rune dragons. They have a chance of dropping the draconic visage, which is the motivation of many steel dragon killers. Like their fellow metallic brethren, steel dragons can use long-range dragonfire in addition to using melee. The steel dragon boasts a higher max hit and accuracy compared to the iron dragon, although it is far weaker than a mithril dragon.

When given a task of steel dragons for Slayer, they can be an extremely hard and long task for unprepared players. The cheapest way for players to kill them are using bolt spells with chaos gauntlets to increase damage. Players can also use a slayer's staff (e) and Magic Dart. Alternatively, players can use ranged with an imbued slayer helmet to cover up lost accuracy against the dragon's high ranged defence. Higher levelled players can use the Zamorakian hasta or trident of the seas/swamp to kill steel dragons.

They drop rune items frequently and have an increased chance of dropping dragon platelegs and dragon plateskirts over their weaker metal counterparts (being the iron and bronze dragons). However, the runite limbs, axes and maces generate quite a nice sum of coins when high-alched to conserve inventory space.

Players can pick up the steel bars they drop to make profit, as they drop 5 at a time. However, this is unviable because players will need to bank after 4-5 kills which can hamper kill rates. Even with the completion of the Elite Karamja Diary, which notes their steel bars, it is somewhat impractical as they are surrounded by many iron dragons.

If they are fought without complete dragonfire protection, it is recommended to stay in melee range and use Protect from Melee, to reduce the amount of dragonfire damage taken.

Locations

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,986
Steel bar Steel bar 5 Always 2,770

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Common 8,375
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 3,017
Rune knife Rune knife 5–7 Uncommon 2,760–3,864
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Rare 7,371
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,765
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,506
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,631

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 15; 20 Common 4,995–6,660
Rune javelin Rune javelin 2–7 Common 310–1,085
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 12 Uncommon [2] 12,168
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 2–12 Uncommon 1,002–6,012
Rune dart(p) Rune dart(p) 9–12 Uncommon 9,900–13,200  
Soul rune Soul rune 5 Uncommon 735

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Common 9,353
Super attack(3) Super attack(3) 1 Common 283
Coins 250 Coins 470; 650 Uncommon Not sold
Curry Curry 1–2 Uncommon 751–1,502
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,369
Super defence(2) Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 583
Super strength(1) Super strength(1) 1 Uncommon 557
Gem drop table Gem drop table 1 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold

Tertiary drops

These items are dropped alongside the other items listed above.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/166.66)[3] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/290)[3] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/290)[3] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/290)[3] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,558,391

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 1/32 chance to access the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare
(1/128; 1/96)[G 1]
994
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare
(1/256; 1/192)[G 1]
961
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare
(1/512; 1/384)[G 1]
1,805
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare
(1/1,365.33; 1/1,024)[G 1]
1,032
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare
(1/2,048; 1/1,536)[G 1]
3,716
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare
(1/4,096; 1/3,072)[G 1]
775
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare
(1/4,096; 1/3,072)[G 1]
9,332
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare
(1/4,096; 1/3,072)[G 1]
14,612
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare
(1/65,536; 1/5,760)[G 1]
12,134
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare
(1/131,072; 1/11,520)[G 1]
65,651
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare
(1/174,762.67; 1/15,360)[G 1]
37,762
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.
  2. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.