|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 5,527 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,307 Lava scale 1 Always 2,690
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 13,584 Rune javelin 20 Common 2,520 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 5,584 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 5,880 Death rune 20 Uncommon 6,260 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 4,660 Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,420 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 102,156 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 14,685
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,636 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 20,647 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,814 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,493 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,782 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,470 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,681 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,542
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 101 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 460 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,650 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,192 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,199 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,344 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,641 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,720 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 955
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,239 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 17,955 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 909 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,628 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 11,804,973 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 1,621 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,599 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,764 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,059 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,013 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,254 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 287 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,683 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,569 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,781 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,375 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,856 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,931 Rune javelin 5 Rare 630 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,240 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,064 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,695 Death rune 45 Rare 14,085 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,819 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,470 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,904 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,635 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,368
- 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