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member badge tiny.pngDragon defender
dragon defender.gif
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stacks No
High alchemy Unknown [Edit]
Low alchemy Unknown [Edit]
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Protect on Death No
Examine A defensive weapon.
Weight 0 kg

A player wearing a Dragon defender

The Dragon defender is a defender made of dragon metal, and is currently the most powerful defender that players can obtain. It was released on the December 7, 2010, beating the Rune defender. Because of its high Attack and Strength bonuses, it is often used. To equip the defender in the shield slot, the player must have 60 attack and 60 defence.

This is the best off-hand slot item to use in most situations with melee, offering the best accuracy bonuses for the slot as well as only being 1 strength bonus under the highest strength bonus item in the off-hand slot, the Dragonfire shield. The Dragon defender is considered better than the Dragonfire shield due to offering the accuracy bonuses it has. It also is far less costly, as it only takes you time to get, instead of upwards of 10 million coins for the Dragonfire shield.


To equip a Dragon Defender, you must have:

  • 60 Attack
  • 60 Defence

Please note: In order to gain access to the Warriors' Guild, your Attack and Strength levels must add up to 130 or above. Alternatively, if you have 99 Attack or Strength, you can also get in. This is the only exception.

Obtaining One

To obtain a Dragon Defender, you must go to the Warriors' Guild and kill Cyclopes.

Gaining access to the top floor of the Warriors' Guild requires tokens, which are acquired on the lower floors.

Once inside the room, you need to kill Cyclopes and start getting defenders. The defender is also dropped by the Cyclossus which can only be attacked when weilding a Rune or Dragon defender, but has a higher drop rate of Dragon defenders than a Cyclops.

The order of the defenders from worst to best (stat-wise):

Note: You must have a Bronze defender to have a chance at getting an Iron defender, an Iron for getting a chance at Steel defender, and so on.


Combat Details
Equip: 60 Attack
60 Defence
Slot: shield slot.jpg
Item level: 30
Item class: Melee
Armour type: Unknown [Edit]
Damage: 288 Unknown [Edit]
Accuracy: Unknown [Edit]
Attack speed: Speed 4
Armour rating: 60
constitution icon.png prayer icon.png attack icon.png ranged icon.png magic icon.png
450 0 0% 0% 0%
Unknown hit bonus [Edit]

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Dragon equipment
Main-hand melee weapons Dagger (corrupt)Mace (corrupt)ClawHatchetLongsword (corrupt)Scimitar (corrupt)Spear (corrupt)HalberdPickaxeBattleaxe (corrupt)2h sword
Off-hand melee weapons DaggerMaceClawLongswordScimitarBattleaxe
Armour Square shield (corrupt)KiteshieldHelm (corrupt)Full helmChainbody (corrupt)PlatebodyPlateskirt (corrupt)Platelegs (corrupt)GauntletsBootsDefender
Ammo/ranged weapons ArrowsDarts2h crossbowPistol crossbowOff-hand crossbow
Miscellaneous Shield left halfShield right halfCrossbow limbsArrowheadsDart tips • Ruined armour sliceRuined armour lumpRuined armour shard