|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 5,774 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,487 Lava scale 1 Always 3,099
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 14,712 Rune javelin 20 Common 1,920 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 45–90 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 5,720 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 5,880 Death rune 20 Uncommon 6,360 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 4,780 Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,700 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 102,300 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 14,670
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,640 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 20,294 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,943 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,602 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,796 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,211 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,653 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,585
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 138 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 636 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,764 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,525 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,927 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,153 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,669 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,404 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,374
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,289 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 20,460 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 975 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,852 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 14,364,928 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 1,600 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,833 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,332 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,082 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,051 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 627 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 519 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,800 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,571 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,613 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,152 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,848 Rune javelin 5 Rare 480 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 13,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,534 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,326 Law rune 45 Rare 8,325 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,827 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,211 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,793 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,203 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,788
- 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