Dragons are a semi-intelligent race of quadrupedal reptiles. Although they have wings, they are rarely seen flying. Dragons tend to be very hostile such as the instance of the dragon Elvarg destroying the island of Crandor. It is unknown how long dragons live, but as evidence from accounts of the destruction of Crandor, they most likely live to at least several hundred years. One ability that is unique to dragons is breathing fire. These flames, known as Dragon fire, are normally devastating to anyone without an anti-dragon shield. Players may get away from their damage, however, if they are the first to engage in combat against regular dragons.
Dragons tend to live in desolate areas devoid of civilization, mostly in northern Gielinor. Several types of dragons are found in Gielinor. In order from weakest to strongest, there are the blue dragons, red dragons and lastly the black dragons. red dragons dwell in the Wilderness. Red dragons inhabit their namesake isle in the Wilderness. Blue dragons live in Taverley dungeon, a cave in western Asgarnia. Black dragons live in caves deep in the Wilderness.
Elvarg, the only green dragon in RuneScape Classic, is known for destroying the isle of Crandor. The King black dragon is an immensely powerful black dragon who dwells deep in the wilderness. Both of those dragons not only have the dragon fire but also drain on the player's prayer points. Magers and Rangers should be wary on these dragons and they will hit them badly in return.