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Mithril dragon
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Location: Ancient Cavern
Aggressive monster icon
Non-poisonous icon
Can be stunned icon
Can be leeched from icon
Can be shoved icon
Poison immunity icon
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Attack Strength Magic Ranged Defence
80 1 1 1 80
Level: 112
Attack style: Slash Slash icon
Max hit: Unknown [Edit]
Life points: 17800
Weakness: Earth Earth icon
Combat XP Constitution XP
Unknown [Edit] Unknown [Edit]
Attack speed:
Fastest - 2.4 seconds
Always: Dragon bones
Notable: Draconic visage, Dragon full helm
Other: See drop table
Slayer master: Duradel or Lapalok
Duradel or Lapalok
Slayer level: 1
Slayer XP: 593

Mithril dragons are the second most powerful dragons, only falling behind the Queen Black Dragon, which now tops the King Black Dragon's long standing record as the strongest dragon in Gielinor. They are found in the Ancient Cavern and are commonly killed for their rare drops, including the Dragon full helm and Draconic visage. They are also the only monsters to drop chewed bones which can be burnt on a pyre ship with the chance of receiving rare items, such as a Dragon full helm. Mithril dragons also drop clue scrolls, both level 3 (hard) and level 4 (elite), both of which are highly rare items.

Mithril dragons attack with all three attack styles as well as dragonfire so an Anti-dragon shield, Dragonfire shield, or Super antifires are strongly recommended. Mithril dragons are assigned by Duradel/Lapalok and Kuradal. Duradel/Lapalok assigns 4-11 of them while Kuradal assigns 20-35 of them, making them a fast task even with their high defence.

Combat Methods

The combat method used for fighting these foes varies but mainly consists of Magic or Ranged. They can also be fought using Melee providing you are a reasonably high level (175+).

Ranged Gear: Most tend to use either Black Dragonhide or Karil's armour, Rune crossbow, Anti-dragon/Dragonfire shield or the Unholy Book of Zamorak so long as they are able to use Super antifire potions.

Magic Gear: Ganodermic poncho, Ahrims Robes, Dagon'hai robes, Staff of Light, Polypore Staff or preferred Elemental Battle staff (Air or Fire are common), Infinity boots and either the Anti Shields or the Mages' book.

Melee Gear: The Melee gear varies quite significantly, some tend to use the Verac set as it has the ability to hit through high defence but most use the Chaotic Rapier/Abyssal Whip along side the Dragonfire Shield. Torags and Karils can also be used provided you use the appropriate Protection Prayers.

A popular method of melee attack for those who do not have access to a chaotic rapier is by using a zamorakian spear. However this method does require Super antifires. To use this method it is recommended you use a healing familiar such as a unicorn and either activate the Protect from Melee / Deflect Melee prayers, as well as Turmoil or Piety. Players may always wish to bring a weapon suited to special attacks such as Dragon claws or Korasi's sword. In fact some players opt to bring several Recover special potions to use the special moves repeatedly. With the inventory below and using both the Deflect Melee prayer and Turmoil it is possible to get 35+ kills per trip.

Inventory Setup

What follows is a sample inventory setup for fighting Mithril dragons. The Extreme sets could be replaced by Overloads and Saradomin brews for the less cash concerned player. This also provides more space and may extend the trip. With 3 overloads it is quite easy to kill 50+ a trip. Please also note that unless you are using a Ferocious ring's teleport or the Fairy ring the unicorn must be spawned inside the ancient cavern - you cannot jump through the whirlpool with the unicorn summoned.

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Extreme attack
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Extreme defence
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Extreme strength
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Super antifire
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Extreme attack
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Extreme defence
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Extreme strength
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Super antifire
Unicorn stallion pouch
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Healing aura scroll
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Prayer potion
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Prayer renewal
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Prayer renewal

Drop Table

There are six rolls: one for the draconic visage, one for charms, one for the dragon full helm, one for the hard clue scroll, one for the elite clue scroll, and another for the remaining drop table items.

Click here to see how the rarity of the drop is established
Rate From To Notes
Always 1 N/A This is a guaranteed drop.
Common 0.1 0.99 Up to a 1 in 10 chance
Uncommon 0.01 0.099 Up to a 1 in 100 chance
Rare 0.001 0.0099 Up to a 1 in 1,000 chance
Very Rare 0.0001 0.00099 Up to a 1 in 10,000 chance
Super Rare - - Greater than a 1 in 10,000 chance
(Usually a 1 in 100,000 or a 1 in 1,000,000)
Image Name Quantity Price (each) Drop rate
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 2359 coins Always
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 536 coins Always
Mithril dragon tail-bone ^ 1 N/A Common
Ancient page Ancient page 1 N/A Uncommon
Green charm Green charm 4 N/A Common
Crimson charm Crimson charm 4 N/A Common
Gold charm Gold charm 4 N/A Common
Blue charm Blue charm 4 N/A Common
No charms N/A N/A drop-table-uncommon.gif
Onyx bolts (e) Onyx bolts (e) 10 - 22 9245 coins Uncommon
Rune dart Rune dart 14 811 coins Uncommon
Rune arrow Rune arrow 8 892 coins Uncommon
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 1373 coins Uncommon
Rune spear Rune spear 1 1247 coins Uncommon
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 1373 coins Uncommon
Rune knife Rune knife 1 868 coins Uncommon
Rune javelin Rune javelin 1 830 coins Uncommon
Rune mace Rune mace 1 1432 coins Uncommon
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 1163 coins Rare
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm * 1 11335 coins Rare
Super attack mix (2) 1 11469 coins Uncommon
Prayer mix (2) 1 11465 coins Uncommon
Super strength mix (2) 1 11485 coins Uncommon
Super defence mix (2) 1 11497 coins Uncommon
Coins Coins 600 N/A Common
Drop table: Rare Items N/A N/A Uncommon
Drop table: Rare Gems N/A N/A Uncommon
Shark Shark 6 385 coins Uncommon
Mithril bar Mithril bar (noted) 5 2359 coins Uncommon
Chewed bones + 1 N/A Uncommon
Shark Shark 1 385 coins Uncommon
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2363 coins Uncommon
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) * 1 N/A Rare
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) * 1 N/A Very rare
Draconic visage 1 11286 coins Very rare
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 N/A Very rare

^ This will only drop for the Fur 'n' Seek wishlist.
* This item has a higher chance of dropping if the ring of wealth is equipped.
+ Although this item is included in the main drop table, you will get a separate roll for this item if you are wearing the collector's insignia.

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