|Release date||13 March 2014 (Update)|
|Always drops||Black dragonhide, Lava dragon bones, Lava scale|
|It's dripping with molten lava.|
Lava dragons reside in the Lava Dragon Isle in the Wilderness (between level 36 and 42 Wilderness). They were formerly red dragons, but have spent too long surrounded by lava and have been transformed. Lava dragons attack with Melee, as well as with dragonfire. They are particularly weak to Magic, thus making Fire Bolt a slow but profitable method of killing them.
Lava dragons can be safespotted both inside and outside their isle. The many piles of skeletons and edges at the isle allow for players to safespot them inside. Alternatively, players can camp some of the southern spawns outside the isle, although they should be careful as Vet'ion can walk to their safespot and attack the players. Having 74 Agility and the hard Wilderness Diary completed is recommended when killing them to use the stepping stones to escape potential player killers, as their habitat is a popular PK'ing spot.
Bringing a pestle and mortar is optional to grind the scales into shards, in addition to High Level Alchemy runes to alch their common adamant and rune equipment drops. If killing them from outside the isle, Telekinetic Grab will be needed to grab their drops. Players should remember that although they can stay as long as they want using this method, they should rebank every 10-20 minutes due to the risk of PK'ers.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Lava dragon bones 1 Always 5,711 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,368 Lava scale 1 Always 2,301
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 13,272 Rune javelin 20 Common 2,320 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 45–90 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 6,728 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 6,210 Death rune 20 Uncommon 6,340 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 5,240 Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,560 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 102,672 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 16,125
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,664 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 20,185 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,931 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,479 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,714 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,312 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,860 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,881
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 12 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 115 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 449 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,138 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 981 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,063 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,963 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,513 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,940 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 894
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,657 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 16,800 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,134 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,552 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 9,899,094 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,617 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,713 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,016 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 939 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,891 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,843 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,584 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,711 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,050 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,751 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,862 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,480 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,948 Law rune 45 Rare 8,010 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,846 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,312 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,477 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,513 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 43,947
- Despite being a non-metallic dragon, lava dragons do not drop ensouled dragon heads. The same also applies for the King Black Dragon, although players can use a knife on his heads to get three ensouled dragon heads.
Dragons and dragon-like races
Wilderness bosses and rewards