|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 5,684 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,368 Lava scale 1 Always 1,734
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune dart 12 Common 9,648 Rune javelin 20 Common 2,780 Fire rune 75 Common 375 Lava rune 15–30 Common 60–120 Rune knife 8 Uncommon 6,896 Runite bolts 30 Uncommon 4,920 Death rune 20 Uncommon 5,720 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 5,960 Law rune 20 Uncommon 4,240 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 102,240 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon 39,555
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,661 Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 20,536 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,899 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,536 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,734 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,224 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,881 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,529
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 69 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 512 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,927 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,158 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,994 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,238 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,183 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,801 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,891
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 66–3,000 Common Not sold Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,570 Fire orb 15 (noted) Uncommon 22,380 Chocolate cake 3 Uncommon 1,164 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Adamantite bar 2 Uncommon 4,848 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 13,026,577 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 1,678 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,059 Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,163 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,505 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,209 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 509 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 249 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,157 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,714 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,861 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,757 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,430 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,283 Rune javelin 5 Rare 695 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,300 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,138 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788 Law rune 45 Rare 9,540 Death rune 45 Rare 12,870 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,830 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,224 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,202 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,260 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,087
- 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