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Bronze dragons are a type of Metal dragon found in Brimhaven Dungeon and the Chaos tunnels. While they are the weakest of the metallic dragons, they are still powerful monsters. An anti-dragon shield or an anti-fire potion is essential when fighting them, as they can reduce the maximum hit of their fire to below 10, and when used simultaneously, they block dragonfire damage altogether. Their appearance was updated on 08-May-2007.



Strengths and Weaknesses

Bronze dragons, like all metal dragons, have extremely high Defence, although they are weak against Magical attacks. However, using the Staff of Iban to cast Iban's blast will not be effective against them.

Fighting Strategies

The following sections outline information on how to fight Bronze Dragons.


Fire-Breath Attack (Both methods)

As with all dragons, a dragonfire shield, an anti-dragon shield or an anti-fire potion is essential when fighting them. Without one, the player can be hit extremely hard by their breath.

They have the ability shared with Elvarg, the King Black Dragon, and other metal dragons to use their fire from a distance as a Ranged-like attack, so safe spotting will not help against these beasts in combating the breath attack.

There are four possibilities:

  1. Use a Dragonfire Shield (Best Method)
  2. Use an Anti-dragon shield & anti-fire potion (Useful)(This method makes it impossible to be hit by dragon fire)
  3. Use an Anti-dragon shield or anti-fire potion and take minor damage
  4. Use a Super antifire potion to take no damage without the need of an Anti-dragon Shield or Dragonfire Shield

Melee Attack

They also have a fairly high damaging melee attack. Again there are a number of options.

  1. Use a range/magic attack and stand more than one square away from them, as they will never move towards you to melee. *Refer to picture about where to stand*
    As you can see, the player is well protected by standing at least 1 square away from the dragons head. Using Low Detail is recommended as you can judge where the squares are.
  2. Use a melee attack and use prayer potions
  3. Use a melee attack and use food. (Worst)
  4. For people who have completed Regicide, use a Dragon Halberd and stand one square away. However, this method is not recommended. An anti-dragon shield cannot be worn, and the ranged dragonfire attack may hit through an Anti-fire potion on occasion.
  5. Wear Guthan's armour and melee them, use a one-handed weapon. After each fight, or every few (based on how much damage you take), kill the Wild dogs in the adjacent room.
    1. Do not use Guthan's spear against the dragon unless you're using a Super Anti-Fire potion. The fire breath will possibly kill you otherwise.
    2. Do not kill the wild dogs in the room with the dragons. As soon as you kill the dog, a dragon will use fire breath on you (you won't have your shield equipped) and do massive damage.
    3. Do not switch to the spear until you are at least half way through the adjacent room. A nearby dragon (or if you run from a dragon) could use fire breath on you long-range.

Other Problems

In the Brimhaven Dungeon, moreover, Wild dogs and a Black demon are located in the rooms with the Bronze dragons, so the player may be attacked by them while waiting to fight a dragon. If safe-spotting where you're not in reach of the breath, wild dogs may attack you.

This can be partially circumvented (particularly if you are in the mid level range and are assigned them as a slayer task) by using the Chaos Tunnels, and fighting the Bronze Dragons which spawn there. There are three Bronze Dragon spawns, two of them sharing a room with Earth Warriors, and one sharing a room with Fire Elementals.

Because the Chaos Tunnels are Multi-Combat, it is recommended (as the Earth Warriors will attack the player as Wild Dogs do if you have a combat level below 103, and the two Bronze Dragons will team up on the player in the meantime) that one should only take advantage of the dragon near the fire elementals, as they will not be aggressive towards the player, allowing them to kill the dragon uninterrupted. It should be noted that as this location lacks major safe-spots, it is primarily suited for melee combat. Caution should be used as well, many powerful monsters exist between the nearest entrances to the tunnels and BOTH Bronze Dragon spawns, with the more useful one even further secluded.

Visitors to the Chaos Tunnels should also be aware of misfiring portals, which can be both a hindrance and a blessing, as they may teleport the player to dangerous areas housed with aggressive monsters, and generally make the trip longer, or force a player to teleport out would the trip trap them behind rooms of monsters the player is not prepared to deal with, but at the same time might also bring the player closer to their goal. It is recommended that a map of the Tunnels be kept on hand for those attempting to explore it, preferably with the contents of rooms clearly labeled.

Recommended Armour

Either wear highly melee-defensive armour such as Dragon or Barrows. If using a prayer potion strategy, wear armour that gives prayer bonuses such as Initiate or Proselyte.


Bronze Dragons have drops similar to that of Black dragons but do not drop black dragonhide or the draconic visage.

100% drops





Please add your charm drop rates to the next template:

Charm drop percentages
No Charm


5 - 13%

20 - 33%

10 - 22%

2 - 9%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 112 kills.
1 charm is dropped at once.

Please add to the log (only if fifty or more creatures killed)


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