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Metal Dragon Hunting

Written by: Vincent

Original guide by: henderson66

Special Thanks to: wildman, Full Mith777, Roy, Info1994, Jamtoast2, Evolution, Blyaunte, iToast,

Australian, Ancient Magician, Poke, mad max and Dark Runescape, Milkomania

 

 

 

Why Kill Metal Dragons?

 

Metal Dragons. They have sent people to the bank, crying with joy... And to their respawn points, with only three items. You may ask why you are taking such a big risk. First you have to buy the correct items, costing hundreds of thousands of your hard earned coins. Then you have to buy food, potions, teleports etc. So, why would you risk all of this? To fight the fearsome metal dragons. There are four kinds of metal dragons in RuneScape. Bronze, Iron, Steel and Mithril dragons, ranging from levels 131, 189, 246 and 304 respectively. They all drop Dragon Plateskirts, Platelegs, but only iron, steel and mithril dragons drop the fabled Draconic Visage, worth millions. Mithril dragons also drop the dragon full helmet, a very rare drop indeed. Are you ready to kill these beasts? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about hunting metal dragons.

 

 

 

Requirements

 

Melee:

70+ Attack, Strength, Defense and Hitpoints - Without that, you won't do much damage.

43+ Prayer - You WILL get slaughtered without Protect from Melee.

Anti-Dragon shield - Requires dragon slayer to be started. You will get slaughtered if you don't bring one.*

 

Mithril Dragons:

80+ Attack, Strength and Hitpoints - They are level 304, so those are just the bare minimum to be able to do damage.

80+ Defense - If you are melee'ing them, you won't get far without this and protect from melee.

 

Magic:

60+ Magic - Increases damage done to dragons. You should use the best spell you can.

60+ Defense - Just in case you get too close to them, a high defense and some armor will decrease damage

Anti-Dragon shield - Requires dragon slayer to be started. You will get slaughtered if you don't bring one.

 

Ranged:

61+ Ranged - For the Rune C'bow... You can only use crossbows or knives so you can wield an anti-dragon shield

Anti-Dragon shield - Again, you will be killed without it.

 

 

*Anti-Dragon shield can be replaced with a dragonfire shield, though it is more expensive.

 

 

What to bring

To kill metal dragons, you will need the right equipment. Below is the suggested equipment to kill metal dragons using magic, melee and ranged.

 

 

 

Melee:

 

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  • Helmet: Helmet of Neitzinot -> Prosylete Helm
  • Amulet: Amulet of Fury -> Amulet of Glory
  • Torso: Prosylete Platebody -> Monk's Robe
  • Cape: Skill Cape -> God Cape (If you don't have either, a fire cape, or any cape will work just fine)
  • Weapon: Whip -> Dragon Scimitar
  • Shield: Dragonfire Shield -> Anti-dragon shield
  • Legs: Prosylete Platelegs -> Monk's Robe
  • Boots: Dragon Boots -> Rune Boots
  • Ring: Ring of Wealth -> Ring of Life (For beginners)
  • Gloves: Barrows -> Any other gloves that don't have a negative impact on your stats. Its okay if you don't have any.

 

If you have metal dragons as a slayer assignment, this is what you should use:

 

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  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet -> Black Mask
  • Amulet: Amulet of Fury -> Amulet of Glory
  • Torso: Prosylete Platebody -> Monks Robe
  • Cape: Obsidian Cape -> Any cape works fine
  • Weapon: Whip -> Dragon Scimitar
  • Shield: Dragonfire Shield -> Anti-dragon shield
  • Legs: Prosylete Platelegs -> Monks Robe
  • Boots: Dragon Boots -> Rune boots
  • Ring: Ring of Wealth -> Ring of Life
  • Gloves: Barrows -> Any gloves are fine

 

Magic:

 

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  • Helmet: Farseer Helmet -> Any helmet that doesn't take from magic
  • Amulet: Amulet of Fury -> Amulet of Magic
  • Torso: Mystic -> Infinity
  • Cape: Skill Cape -> God Cape
  • Weapon: Staff of the rune your chosen spell uses most of
  • Shield - Dragonfire Shield -> Anti-dragon shield (Works just as well)
  • Legs: Mystic -> Infinity
  • Boots: -> Any
  • Ring: Ring of Wealth -> Ring of Life
  • Gloves: Any

 

Ranged:

 

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  • Helmet: Archer Helmet -> Coif
  • Amulet: Amulet of Glory -> Any
  • Torso: Black D'hide -> Red d'hide
  • Cape: Skill Cape -> God Cape
  • Weapon: Rune C'bow -> Knives
  • Ammo (Rune C'bow only): Steel darts or better
  • Shield: Dragonfire Shield -> Anti-dragon shield
  • Legs: Black d'hide -> Red d'hide
  • Boots: Ranger boots -> Any
  • Ring: Ring of Wealth -> Ring of life (For beginners)
  • Gloves: Any

 

 

Inventory

 

Melee:

 

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10-15 Prayer potions (4) - If you have over 70 prayer and are using good prayer equipment, you can bring less prayer potions. It all depends on how long you want your trip to be. More prayer potions means longer trips.

4-6 Antifire potions (4) - Again, the more you bring, the longer the trip will be.

Axe - Required to cut through the vines in Brimhaven dungeon.

Super Set - For lower levels, mainly if your combat is under 90.

Food - Bring a lobster or two, just in case you get hit by any of the monsters on the way.

905 Coins - To get there is 30gp and to get in the dungeon you need to pay 875gp. Required for all methods.

Teleportation Method - Bringing a teleport tablet is highly recommended, for a quick way out of the dungeon when you are done, or if you get in trouble.

Optional: Holy Wrench, to increase the effect of the prayer potions.

 

Ranged:

 

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1-2 Prayer potions (4) - When you fight them you don't need to use prayer (explained further below), but it will deflect any hits on the way to them.

10-15 Antifire potions - When you fight metal dragons with ranged or magic, you don't get close to them. You stay one step away from them, and all they will use is their fire breath attack. They will not approach you, so all you need is an anti-dragon shield and antifire potions.

Food - Just in case you get too close to the dragons, or get hit on the way there.

Ranging potion - If you have less than 70 Ranging, this is recommended so you hit higher. Not required, but it will help.

Axe - Required to cut through the vines in Brimhaven dungeon.

905 Coins - To get there is 30gp and to get in the dungeon you need to pay 875gp. Required for all methods.

Teleportation Method - A quick way out when you are done, or if you get in trouble.

Optional: Holy Wrench, to increase the effect of the prayer potions.

 

Magic:

 

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1-2 Prayer Potions (4) - Not required, but using protect from melee on the way to metal dragons will stop any damage from being dealt en route there.

10-15 Antifire Potions - When you fight metal dragons with ranged or magic, you don't get close to them. You stay one step away from them, and all they will use is their fire breath attack. They will not approach you, so all you need is an anti-dragon shield and antifire potions.

Runes: You should be wielding a staff of the runes used most in your spell. Use the best spell you can use.

Food - Again, just in case you get hit on the way there.

Magic Potion - Not required, but will help for lower level magicians.

Axe - Required to cut through the vines in Brimhaven dungeon.

905 Coins - To get there is 30gp and to get in the dungeon you need to pay 875gp. Required for all methods.

Teleportation Method - Again, a quick way out when you are done, of if you get in trouble for whatever reason.

Optional: Holy Wrench, to increase the effect of the prayer potions.

 

 

How to get there

 

To get to metal dragons you need to bring 905 coins, or 875 coins if you are already on the island. The dungeon is located to the south-west of Brimhaven. You must pay 875 coins to enter the dungeon, and will need an axe to cut through the vines. A rune axe is strongly recommended.

If you have Karamja Gloves (3) you don't have to pay the entrance fee to the Brimhaven dungeon.

 

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Follow the lines to get to the dungeon.

 

Once inside the dungeon, follow the map to get to the metal dragons.

 

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Fighting Them

 

It is recommended to skip over bronze dragons entirely, unless they are your slayer task. They have an extremely low chance of dropping a dragon item, even lower than iron and steel, so just skip them. Before you chop the final vines to enter the room with the black demons, take a drink of your antifire potion, and turn on protect from melee. Chop through the final vine, and go into the room with the iron and steel dragons. If you are a warrior, keep protect from melee on, drink any super sets you may have, and attack the metal dragons. Make sure that you keep your prayer up. It is recommended that you take a sip of your prayer potions before you get below 10 prayer, in case something happens.

 

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Bronze Dragons

 

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Iron Dragons

 

For rangers and mages, do the same, except when you attack the metal dragons, make sure you stay at least one square away from them. They will not approach you. They will use their dragon breath on you, so make sure that you watch out for when your resistance to dragon fire will run out. That is why you have so many antifire potions. When your resistance to dragon fire is about to run out, a message will appear in the chatbox. When it says:

"Your resistance to dragon fire is about to run out." take a sip of your antifire potion. And last, NEVER approach them. If you do they will melee you, and if you don't have protect from melee on, you will be slaughtered.

 

 

Fighting Mithril Dragons

 

Mithril dragons are the most dangerous of all of the metal dragons. They are not found in the Brimhaven Dungeon like bronze, iron and steel dragons. They are found in the ancient cavern, and can be gotten to after you complete the firemaking part of barbarian training. They attack with magic and melee, both just as deadly. You must have the proper stats and equipment, so you best prepare yourself wisely. When fighting them, you should use either melee or range. Magic is not recommended, because dragons have a high magic defense bonus. Try and follow the recommended setup below.

 

Ranging:

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  • Helmet: Helm of Neitiznot -> Archer Helm
  • Amulet: Glory -> Any
  • Cape: Ava's Accumulator -> Any
  • Ammo: Ruby Bolts (e) -> Emerald Bolts (e)
  • Weapon: Rune C'bow (So you can wield an anti-dragon shield)
  • Body: Black D'hide -> Red D'hide
  • Shield: Dragonfire Shield -> Anti-dragon shield
  • Legs: Karil's -> Black D'hide
  • Gloves: Any
  • Boots: Any
  • Ring: Archer Ring -> Ring of Wealth

 

Inventory:

 

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Games Necklace - To teleport to Barbarian Assault. This is the by far the fastest method. Unless you want to use spirit trees to go to the Tree Gnome Stronghold and use the agility shortcut, you should bring a games necklace. This can be banked at barbarian assault.

Prayer Potions - Depending on how many you want to kill you should bring between 4-8. This also depends on your prayer level. The higher your prayer level the less you need to bring.

Antifire Potions - These are not required, but highly recommended. They will guarantee that their fire breath is worthless on you.

Beast of Burden*** - This is optional, but if you want a longer trip, you can bring a Bull Ant, Spirit Terrorbird or any other BoB. A bunyip will also greatly help you here.

Teleport Tablet - This is required. All levels should bring one, just in case you get in trouble.

Diamond Bolts (e) - These are for finishing the dragons off. If you brought Ava's Accumulator, you should be able to get some back from the dragon's respawn spot.

Food - Fill the rest of your inventory with high healing food, no lower than monkfish.

 

***YOU CANNOT TAKE FAMILIARS THROUGH THE WHIRLPOOL. YOU CAN ONLY SUMMON THEM INSIDE THE CAVERN!

 

Melee:

 

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Helm: Neitiznot Helm

Body: Bandos Chestplate/Fighter Torso

Legs: Bandos Tassets/Barrows legs/Dragon legs

Boots: Dragon boots

Gloves: Barrows gloves

Ring: Ring of wealth/Berserker Ring

Shield: Dragon fire shield/Anti Dragonfire shield

Cape: Fire cape/Skill cape/Legends Cape/Obsidian cape

Weapon: Leaf Bladed Sword/Whip

 

Inventory should be the same as above.

 

Getting There

To get to Mithril Dragons, follow the map below:

 

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Once inside, you must head to the south-west most part of the dungeon. Climb up the ladder, and you will be in the upper level of the dungeon, with the mithril dragons.

 

Fighting them

 

Before you climb up the ladder, turn on protect from magic. Once you have climbed up, rangers should stand next to the path to get to the dragons. You should be able to see the mithril dragons and their hitpoint bar. Make sure you keep an eye on your prayer, and heal when you need to.

 

Warriors should also turn on protect from magic, or melee, before they climb up the ladder. Once you do so, run down the path and attack the mithril dragon. Make sure you watch your prayer and health, and drink a potion when you need to.

 

When they die, pick up the loot, turn off your prayer and drink any potions, or heal if you need to. When you are finished, teleport out, and sell your loot. If you wish, repeat the process.

 

Conclusion

 

Metal dragons are a great, but risky source of income. They are fun and have great drops, and require a good deal of preparation and skill to fight. These beasts ranging from level 131 to 303 are extremely powerful, but following this guide will greatly reduce the risk, and increase your chance for success. Whether you are killing them for a slayer task, or just to see what it is like, metal dragons are mighty beasts, not to be taken lightly. Thank you for taking the time to read this guide, and good luck killing some metal dragons!

Edited by Veni vidi vici

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This guide will tell you everything you need to know, about hunting metal dragons.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about hunting metal dragons.

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Amulet: Amulet of Glory -> Amulet of Power

Torso: Prostylete Helm -> Monk's Robe

 

Amulet: Amulet of Fury -> Amulet of Glory

Torso: Prostylete Platebody -> Monk's Robe

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Magic:

60+ Magic - Increases damage done to dragons. You should use the best spell you can.

60+ Defense - Just in case you get too close to them, a high defense and some armor will decrease damage

Ant-Dragon shield - Requires dragon slayer to be done. You will get slaughtered if you don't bring one.

 

Anti-Dragon Shield

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You should name the specific drops for each one. For example: bronze dragons drop dragon boots.

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Torso: Prostylete Platebody -> Monk's Robe

Prostylete -> Proselyte

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They have sent people to the bank, crying with joy... and to their respawn point, with only three items

Sorry, just a little nitpicky...

 

Great guide btw :eyebrows:

 

Also, the Anti-dragon Shield does not require Dragon Slayer to be completed to wield it, only started.

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u got no gloves

How about barrows gloves:

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looks good so far

 

my current slay assignment is steel drags so if u want i can get u a few screenies

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I suggest you add the people might want a better weapon. The Dragon Scimitar is cool and all, but against the strongest defense in the game, people might want something better. Also, put Mithril Dragons in a separate guide altogether, since they have different requirements.

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Image for the mage:

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For the equipment section, would it be better to use the > sign instead of an arrow sign? The arrow could be misleading in some cases, if you didn't know which equipment was better.

 

So instead of:

 

Fury -> Glory

 

It would become:

 

Fury > Glory

 

 

Not a big change, but it's the general trend that i've seen on Guides of this nature.

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Void Range gear for Metal Dragons.

 

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Slayer gear for Metal Dragons.

 

Sorry, I can't crop (very well)... But you can use the images if you like...

 

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For Mage, Boots should be Infinity -> Wizards -> Mystic -> Boots of Lightness -> Anything else that does not give negative magic attack

 

The gloves for magic should be Chaos Gauntlets -> Infinity Gloves -> Mystic Gloves as Fire Bolt with Chaos Gauntlets lets you hit up to 15 which is cost efficient and you'll splash less with Fire Bolt as opposed to say Fire Blast/Wave.

 

For Mage Top/Bottom, you should have Ahrims -> Infinity -> Mystic... You're rating gear from Best to Worst stat-wise...

 

Helm can/should be Farseer Helm -> Infinity Hat -> Ahrim's Hood -> Mystic Hat (Farseer Helm/Infinity Hat/Ahrim's Hood all give +6 magic bonus. Farseer helm is the cheapest out of them and Ahrim's Hood also degrades).

 

Shield for both Magic and Range should be Anti-dragon Shield -> Dragonfire shield as the Dragonfire shield gives -10 magic and -5 range attack bonus.

 

Your amulet for range should be a Fury. The Cape should be an Ava's Accumulator/Attractor. For your Ammo you have "Ammo (Rune C'bow only): Steel darts or better" which just brings question marks... I'm not sure how well knives work on Iron/Steel dragons, but I think you'd want Mithril at the very least, otherwise just a waste of time... Ammo for Rune C'bow would be Emerald bolts (e) to start off with, get the dragon poisoned, then switched to Diamond bolts (e) and finish off... Either that or just use Emerald bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e) to kill all the way through... Broad bolts are cheaper although you may take longer to kill a dragon, or if you're really on a budget, mithril bolts will get the job done as well. Boots should be Ranger boots -> Snakeskin boots -> Any other boots which do not give negative range attack bonus. Gloves should be -> "Barrows/Dark" gloves from Recipe for Disaster -> Best pair of gloves from Recipe for Disaster -> Dragon Slayer gloves from Fist of Guthix -> Best pair of d'hide vambracers that you can use.

 

Edit:

 

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Range gear as described (kind of anyhows)

 

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Non-Slayer melee gear.

 

They're uncropped :eyebrows:.

Edited by Info1994

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Thanks. I forgot they were slayer tasks, so I'll add in the slayer gear. I see Roy looking at this topic, and I have no doubt that I'll have those images cropped to the last pixel within 5 minutes :eyebrows:.

Roy, thank you in advance.

~Vincent

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Images of above cropped:

 

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Also made a inv of the ranger description myself:

 

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Pft! 7 Minutes! You're losing your touch Roy...

Anyways... Thanks, I'll credit all of you and will add it as soon as I'm done murdering these blue dragons.

~Vincent

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Pft! 7 Minutes! You're losing your touch Roy...

Anyways... Thanks, I'll credit all of you and will add it as soon as I'm done murdering these blue dragons.

~Vincent

7? It was 6. I wanted to try doing it with paint.net only but it doesn't have a decent autocrop tool (or I haven't discovered it yet).

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For the suggested inventory for mages, you've put "10-15 Prayer Potions" insetad of "10-15 Antifire Potions".

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