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Metal Dragons

Useful Items and unlocks

Elder overload salve elderovlsalve     • Acts as elderovl superantifire in one, also helps with prayer upkeep. ⬥ Dragon slayer gloves dragonslayergloves     • Increases slayer EXP per kill and accuracy. ⬥ Kethsi Ring kethsiring     • Provides a 4% damage boost towards metal dragons, making it the BIS ring to use if owned. ⬥ Metal dragon trinkets metaldragontrinket     • Can increase kph, XP per kill or note items; these were not used in testing the method. ​
Dragon slayer (perk) dragonslayerperk     • Increases damage and KPH. ⬥ [Dragon slayer (sigil)]( dragonslayer     • Increases damage and KPH if slaying actively. ⬥ Death Note deathnote     • Useful for AFK looting valuable metal dragon bones.

Desirable Drops

⬥ All metal dragons drop bones ranging from regular dragon bones to reinforced dragon bones.

⬥ All metal dragons also drop a guaranteed plated salvage corresponding to their type.

mithrildragon Mithril and adamantdragon Adamant dragons drop Dragon Full Helm - 1/8192* and 1/16384 respectively

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required for the Slayer log, may alternatively be obtained from the Abomination

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• *includes the drop chance from Chewed bones

adamantdragon Adamant and runedragon Rune dragons drop Forcae's Journal pages - 1/20

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• 20 are required for MQC masterquestcape

runedragon Rune dragons drop Kethsi Ring kethsiring - 1/1024, 1/512 from elites

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required for the Slayer log

runedragon Rune dragons drop Kethsi outfit scroll - 1/200 only from elites, 100% from Barry the destroyer

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required for the Slayer log (only 1 outfit required)

runedragon Rune dragons drop T85 boot upgrades

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required for the Slayer log, may alternatively be obtained from Elite Dungeons using Lucky Charms ed1luckycharm ed2luckycharm ed3luckycharm

Mithril Dragons

Mithril Dragons are often killed for their drops of Ancient Pages and Chewed bones/Dragon Full helm. You can obtain both all of these items in your PSD, making it a desirable AFK method and location for players hunting the Dragon Full Helm or the Barbarian Scavenger achievement.


slayer level: 1

slayer XP per kill: 564.4

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~700-730 necromancy

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour: ~412k necromancy

Location and Where to Stand

Due to bad respawn timers in habitat locations, it is highly recommended to kill Mithril Dragons in a large room in your PSD.

There is no precise positioning required as you may need to move for chewed bones to be in area loot range. Due to this, setting up an alt1 loot beam notifier is recommended if hunting for the Dragon Full Helm.

Method - AFK Necromancy

⬥ Pray soulsplit and sorrow/ruination

⬥ Sustain prayer with demonhornnecklace and bonecrusher

⬥ Ensure elderovlsalve and aggressionpotion are active


Necro AFK Mithril Dragon

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⬥ Necro AFK -

Adamant Dragons


slayer level: 1

slayer XP per kill: 655.6

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~420 magic

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour: ~275k magic

Location and Where to Stand

Place the cannon on the yellow tile and stand under it as in the below image. If you're taking too much damage using cannon, you can use an oldakcoil instead on the purple tile marked on the same map for a slower but safer experience.

dgcape 0,6 teleport or metal dragon trinkets are a fast way to get to the location.

Method - AFK Magic

⬥ Pray soulsplit and torment / Affliction

⬥ Ensure elderovlsalve and animatedead are active, with exsanguinate being on autocast

⬥ Sustain prayer with powderofpenance and holyscarab

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Alternatively you can use bonecrusher and demonhornnecklace but this will reduce profits


AFK Magic

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⬥ Magic AFK -

Rune Dragon


slayer level: 76

slayer XP per kill: 2051

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~190 range

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour: ~390k range

Location and Where to Stand

Place the cannon on the yellow tile and stand on the red tile marked in the below image. Using the eaglespeaklode and running south, or teleporting directly to the World Gate with the sixthagecircuit are the recommended ways to get to this location.

Method: Ranged (AFK)

Your main targets are the 2 southern spawns in the picture above. Kill all rune dragons around the statues when you initially arrive the spot to reset their spawn points. For the most part, these 2 dragons should be the only ones targeting you at any time.

Rune dragon aggression is permanent as long as you're in the area. This is makes it easy to trap stray dragons behind the pillar if the cannon hits them.

⬥ Pray soulsplit and desolation

⬥ Sustain prayer with penanceaura or powderofpenance and holyscarab

⬥ Ensure elderovl is active

telekeneticgrab can be utilised to loot without moving from the safespot

Set an Alt1 alert for Elite spawns if fully AFK as Elites require manual intervention most of the time. Use powerful abilities such as bolg spec or deadshotigneous along with dragonslayer and dommine on any Elite Rune Dragons that spawns. Use adrenrenewal if caught out on low adren.

⬥ With sgb this set-up obtains around 185 KPH off-task.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Note that kph varies as sometimes the west spawn will not be hit by cannon and walks out of range.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ When coming back to pot, attack the west spawn if the cannon cannot hit it to reset its spawn.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• kph figures are close to 200 KPH with bolg

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Link an example video in #suggestions if you wish to provide accurate KPH figures with bolg


AFK Ranged

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⬥ Ranged AFK -