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Red Dragon
Red Dragon.png
Released 27 February 2002 (Update)
Pay-to-play Yes
Combat level 140
Max hit 16 (50+ without anti dragon breath shield)
Stats (?) 140/140/140
Hitpoints 140
Experience (?) 225
Ranged XP (?) 300
Hits XP (?) 75
Fatigue (?) 3%
Hostility Aggressive (?)
Poisonous No
Poisonable Yes
Weakness
Examine A big powerful dragon

Red dragons are strong monsters found within the Red Dragon Isle — an area of the Wilderness south of the pay-to-play fence and east of the Lava Maze. Among dragons, they are killed least often due to their location in the Wilderness far from a bank and the threat of PKers.

Location

Strategy

Like all dragons (except the King Black Dragon), fighting them using the Paralyze Monster prayer is very helpful as they cannot fight back. Bring restore prayer potions. Consider bringing along a few super Attack and super Strength potions OR potions of Zamorak with sharks to increase the kill rate.

Regardless of which potions the player brings, sharks or other high-healing food should be included to counter the minimal dragonfire damage taken when initiating combat, and for emergencies. Fire+nature runes for high level alchemy are also recommended. Don't bother with a fire staff variant because fire runes are a common drop.

A teleportation method isn't particularly useful because the region is level 35—40 Wilderness and access is to the north.

Recommended equipment

Drops

100% drop

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon Bones.png Dragon bones 1 1Always

Weapons & Armour

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril Axe.png Mithril axe 1 2Common
Mithril battle Axe.png Mithril battle axe 1 2Common
Mithril 2-handed Sword.png Mithril 2-handed sword 1 2Common
Mithril Kite Shield.png Mithril kite shield 1 3Uncommon
Rune long sword.png Rune long sword 1 3Uncommon
Adamantite Plate Mail Body.png Adamantite plate mail body 1 4Rare

Runes

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Fire-Rune.png Fire rune 50 2Common
Death-Rune.png Death rune 3 3Uncommon
Blood-Rune.png Blood rune 1 3Uncommon
Law-Rune.png Law rune 2 3Uncommon

Other

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Coins.png Coins 66, 196, 330, 690 2Common
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 1 3Uncommon
Chocolate Cake.png Chocolate cake 1–2 3Uncommon
Strength Potion.png Strength potion 1 3Uncommon
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone 1 5Very rare

Herbs

All herbs are dropped in unidentified form. Torstol is not among them.

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Herb.png Guam leaf 1 2Common
Herb.png Marrentill 1 2Common
Herb.png Tarromin 1 2Common
Herb.png Harralander 1 2Common
Herb.png Ranarr weed 1 3Uncommon
Herb.png Irit leaf 1 3Uncommon
Herb.png Avantoe 1 3Uncommon
Herb.png Kwuarm 1 3Uncommon
Herb.png Cadantine 1 4Rare
Herb.png Dwarf weed 1 4Rare

Rare drop table

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 4Rare
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 4Rare
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 4Rare
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (tooth).png Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (loop).png Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half Dragon Square Shield 1.png Half Dragon square shield 1 5Very rare