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For killing Mithril Dragons, see this section. For Bronze, Iron and Steel Dragons, see the following. They can be killed with all three Combat styles. Although it's not mentioned below, magic void can be used as well for accounts below 70 Defence. However, Ahrim's will prove to be better when you have level 70 defence.

Although Melee is an efficient way of killing them especially with a Zamorakian hasta, which is the best Stab weapon, use Proselyte armour for Prayer or high-tier armour, such as Bandos or Barrows equipment, for Defence. The Zamorakian hasta is the best choice followed by the Leaf-bladed sword and lastly followed by Dragon longsword set on stab. Using Slash weapons such as an Abyssal whip is not recommended as the dragons would take longer to kill. As their defense is extremely high, the higher the stab bonus the faster the kills will be, thus using less supplies.

Players can choose to either go gung-ho with Prayer or pray occasionally with said armour choices. Also, Piety can be used in conjunction with Protect from Melee. The dragons' max hits are 12, 20, and 22 for Bronze, Iron and Steel Dragons respectively, so it's wise to stay well above their maxes for good cushioning.


Helm of neitiznot
Ardougne cloak 4
Amulet of fury
Ammo slot
Zamorakian hasta
Proselyte hauberk
Dragonfire shield
Proselyte cuisse
Barrows gloves
Dragon boots
Treasonous ring (i)
Heavy-Prayer Setup

Skills:

  • 70+ Attack-icon
  • 70+ Strength-icon
  • 70+ Defence-icon
  • 70+ Hitpoints-icon
  • 70+ Prayer-icon (Piety)


Verac&#039;s helm
Ardougne cloak 4
Amulet of fury
Ammo slot
Zamorakian hasta
Verac&#039;s brassard
Dragonfire shield
Verac&#039;s plateskirt
Barrows gloves
Dragon boots
Treasonous ring (i)
Mid-Prayer/High-Defence Setup

Equipment:

Inventory:


Dragon dagger
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Holy wrench
Super combat potion(4)
Super combat potion(4)
Monkfish
Monkfish
Dragon axe
Coins
Nature rune
Fire rune


Notes:

  1. A Dragonfire or Anti-Dragon Shield is always needed when facing dragons of any sort!
  2. Wear a Slayer helmet or Black mask if on a Slayer task.
  3. A Dragon dagger (p++) is only used to deliver Special attacks that can poison your foe.
  4. If using little-to-no Prayer, then 6-7 Prayer potions will do just fine. Otherwise, max your Prayer.
  5. Coupling Antifires with said shield neutralizes all Dragonfire damage.
  6. Super defence can be omitted from the Super set.
  7. A Woodcutting axe is required to cut through vine blockage.
  8. It costs 30 coins to charter a ship and 875 coins to enter Brimhaven Dungeon for a total of 905 coins.
  9. The Holy wrench helps conserve Prayer potion usage and can be obtained by completing Rum Deal.
  10. Some drops are good for Alching on the spot instead of banking.

Although Melee is an efficient way of killing them especially with a Zamorakian hasta, which is the best Stab weapon, use Proselyte armour for Prayer or high-tier armour, such as Bandos or Barrows equipment, for Defence. The Zamorakian hasta is the best choice followed by the Leaf-bladed sword and lastly followed by Dragon longsword set on stab. Using Slash weapons such as an Abyssal whip is not recommended as the dragons would take longer to kill.

Players can choose to either go gung-ho with Prayer or pray occasionally with said armour choices. Also, Piety can be used in conjunction with Protect from Melee. The dragons' max hits are 12, 20, and 22 for Bronze, Iron and Steel Dragons respectively, so it's wise to stay well above their maxes for good cushioning.

Skills:

  • 70+ Attack-icon
  • 70+ Strength-icon
  • 70+ Defence-icon
  • 70+ Hitpoints-icon
  • 70+ Prayer-icon (Piety)


Serpentine helm
Fire cape
Amulet of fury
Ammo slot
Zamorakian hasta
Bandos chestplate
Dragonfire shield
Bandos tassets
Barrows gloves
Dragon boots
Berserker ring
Melee Setup

Equipment:



Dragon dagger
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Super attack(4)
Super attack(4)
Super strength(4)
Super strength(4)
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Teleport to house
Dragon axe
Coins
Nature rune
Fire rune


Inventory:

Notes:

  1. A Dragonfire or Anti-Dragon Shield is always needed when facing dragons of any sort!
  2. Wear a Slayer helmet or Black mask if on a Slayer task.
  3. A Dragon dagger (p++) is only used to deliver Special attacks that can poison your foe.
  4. If using little-to-no Prayer, then 6-7 Prayer potions will do just fine. Otherwise, max your Prayer.
  5. Coupling Antifires with said shield neutralizes all Dragonfire damage.
  6. Super defence can be omitted from the Super set.
  7. A Woodcutting axe is required to cut through vine blockage.
  8. It costs 30 coins to charter a ship and 875 coins to enter Brimhaven Dungeon, or it's free if Karamja Gloves 3 are unlocked.
  9. The Holy wrench helps conserve Prayer potion usage and can be gotten from doing Rum Deal.
  10. Some drops are good for Alching on the spot instead of banking.

Depending on the spell used, Magic can be a make or break. The most cost-efficient ways for killing these metal dragons involve using a Trident of the seas or casting Fire Bolt with Chaos gauntlets and wielding a Smoke staff. The best way to obliterate them is by using the Trident since it hits hard and fast while also being semi cost-effective. It works well against all metal dragons including Mithril dragons and even lava dragons since it can deliver swift, hard hits especially at high levels. Always keep a distance of several spaces away from the dragon to avoid its devastating Melee attack! All the caster has to do is make sure his or her Antifire is up to par, and bomb away on them at a distance.

As a great alternative to the listed gear choices, Mage Void Knight equipment is also fair game especially since the full set boosts the player's accuracy. Thus, it will make the player's spells hit more frequently.


Ahrim&#039;s hood
Magic cape (t)
Occult necklace
Ammo slot
Trident of the seas
Ahrim&#039;s robetop
Anti-dragon shield
Ahrim&#039;s robeskirt
Barrows gloves
Infinity boots
Seers ring
Superior Magic Gear

Skills:


Mystic hat (blue)
Saradomin cape
Amulet of glory
Ammo slot
Smoke battlestaff
Mystic robe top (blue)
Anti-dragon shield
Mystic robe bottom (blue)
Chaos gauntlets
Mystic boots (blue)
Ring of wealth
Inexpensive Setup

Equipment:

Inventory:


Prayer potion (4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Magic potion(4)
Magic potion(4)
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Teleport to house
Coins
Dragon axe
Chaos rune
Fire rune
Nature rune


  1. A Smoke staff is only needed alongside Chaos runes if planning to cast Fire Bolt, but the better Fire spells, namely Fire Blast with Death runes, may also be used in lieu of Fire Bolt.
  2. A Dragonfire or Anti-dragon shield is always needed when facing dragons of any sort! An anti-dragon shield is preferred as it does not give a negative Magic attack bonus.
  3. Wear a Slayer helmet (i) or Black mask (i) if on a Slayer task.
  4. Use Chaos gauntlets only if casting Fire Bolt!
  5. Said runes are only required if planning to cast Fire Bolt.
  6. Unlike Melee, Prayer potions are really not needed when using Magic or Ranged unless Mystic Might or Eagle Eye is put into play. Activating Protect from Melee while en route to the dragons could help nonetheless.
  7. Coupling Antifires with said shield neutralizes all Dragonfire damage.
  8. A Woodcutting axe is required to cut through vine blockage.
  9. It costs 30 coins to charter a ship and 875 coins to enter Brimhaven Dungeon, or it's free if Karamja Gloves 3 are unlocked.
  10. Some drops are good for Alching on the spot instead of banking.

Ranged can be feasible and very economical if using Broad bolts, but using Diamond bolts (e) can be expensive. Although they're the best bolts to use, they're not really worth it, so Broad bolts should be used instead. As a great alternative to the listed gear choices, Ranger Void Knight equipment is also fair game especially since the full set boosts the player's damage. If a special bolt is desired, then bring some Emerald bolts (e) to dish out some poison, and switch to using broads for the remainder of the kill. Always keep a distance of several spaces away from the dragon to avoid its devastating Melee attack! All the archer has to do is make sure his or her Antifire is up to par, and snipe away at a distance.


Armadyl helmet
Ava&#039;s accumulator
Amulet of fury
Broad bolts 5
Armadyl crossbow
Armadyl chestplate
Anti-dragon shield
Armadyl chainskirt
Barrows gloves
Ranger boots
Archers ring
Superior Ranged Gear

Skills:


Archer helm
Ava&#039;s accumulator
Amulet of glory
Broad bolts 5
Rune crossbow
Black d&#039;hide body
Anti-dragon shield
Black d&#039;hide chaps
Black d&#039;hide vamb
Snakeskin boots
Ring of wealth
Inferior Ranged Gear

Equipment:

Inventory:


Prayer potion (4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Antifire potion(4)
Ranging potion(4)
Ranging potion(4)
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Monkfish
Teleport to house
Coins
Dragon axe
26
Fire rune
Nature rune


Notes:

  1. A Dragonfire or Anti-Dragon Shield is always needed when facing dragons of any sort! An anti-dragon shield is preferred as it does not give a negative Ranged attack bonus.
  2. Wear a Slayer helmet (i) or Black mask (i) if on a Slayer task.
  3. Emerald bolts (e) are great for their poisonous special in a similar fashion to the Dragon dagger (p++). Once the special connects, switch to your primary bolts.
  4. Unlike Melee, Prayer potions are really not needed when using Magic or Ranged unless Mystic Might or Eagle Eye is put into play. Activating Protect from Melee while en route to the dragons could help nonetheless.
  5. Coupling Antifires with said shield neutralizes all Dragonfire damage.
  6. A Woodcutting axe is required to cut through vine blockage.
  7. It costs 30 coins to charter a ship and 875 coins to enter Brimhaven Dungeon, or it's free if Karamja Gloves 3 are unlocked.
  8. Some drops are good for Alching on the spot instead of banking.

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