|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 4,944 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,203 Lava scale 1 Always 2,925
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 13,716 Rune javelin 20 Common 2,260 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 6,448 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 8,010 Death rune 20 Uncommon 7,260 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 5,880 Law rune 20 Uncommon 3,840 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 101,364 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 15,885
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,602 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,901 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,838 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,406 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,676 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,519 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,360 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,771
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 15 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 109 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 485 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,533 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 922 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,275 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,941 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,142 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,729 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 879
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,421 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 16,050 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,068 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,358 Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon 36,409 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon 78,299 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 9,701,535 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 1,437 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,242 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,958 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,805 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,022 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 474 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,554 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,116 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,671 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,053 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,544 Rune javelin 5 Rare 565 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,400 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,482 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,640 Death rune 45 Rare 16,335 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,766 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,519 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,302 Shield left half 1 Very rare 70,453 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,899
- 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