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Dragon equipment are some of the most powerful pieces of armour and weapons in Gielinor. All dragon equipment are dark red in appearance, with the exception of dragon darts and dragon arrows. They are suspected to be created by an ancient race called the Dragonkin.

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Dragon weapons in the RuneScape Economy

Since their initial release, dragon weapons have profoundly affected the economy of the game. They have affected the economy for weapons in many ways - specifically runite weapons. At a time runite items were arguably the best in the game, and the introduction of dragon items encouraged players to save for and obtain them instead of runite, reducing demand and causing the prices of those items to fall.

Weapons

Dragon weapons are some of the most powerful weapons. Like dragon armour, (except the dragon platebody and dragon square shield) they are not smithable. Most dragon weapons are Pay-to-play only, with the exception of corrupt dragon equipment and require level 60 Attack to wield. All dragon weapons (except for the dragon darts) have special attacks; each weapon has its own abilities and functions. Most dragon weapons require the completion of a specific quest to be wielded. They were created by the Dragonkin, as revealed by Mr. Mordaut in a Postbag from the Hedge. Dragon weapons are very popular with new members with level 60+ Attack, as Lost City is very easy to complete and is an easy pathway to the Dragon longsword and Dragon dagger.

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Current dragon weapons

In order of release:

Item Poisonable? Requires Exchange price Release date
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword No Lost City 98,000 coins update 27 February 2002
Dragon battleaxe Dragon battleaxe No Heroes Quest 120,400 coins update 27 February 2002
Dragon spear Dragon spear Yes 37,500 coins update Unknown
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger Yes Lost City 30,400 coins update 25 February 2004
Dragon mace Dragon mace No Heroes Quest 31,000 coins update 25 February 2004
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd No Regicide 195,500 coins update 20 September 2004
Dragon scimitar Dragon scimitar No Monkey Madness 100,200 coins update 29 March 2005
Dragon hatchet Dragon hatchet No 2,500,000 coins update 7 November 2005
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword No 1,800,000 coins update 20 February 2006
Dragon arrow Dragon arrow Yes Dark bow 3,790 coins update 11 June 2007
Dragon dart Dragon dart Yes 984 coins update 11 June 2007
Dragon claws Dragon claws No 35,200,000 coins update 26 November 2008
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe No 14,200,000 coins update 9 September 2009

Dragon arrow and dragon dart tips are actually made from a dragon's talons and not from dragon metal, which may explain why the darts are the only "dragon" item with no special attack. They are the only dragon items that can be made using the Fletching skill.

Armour

A player getting 60 Defence and gaining the ability to wear dragon equipment.
A female player wearing full dragon armour.

Dragon armour is considered the next step up from Rune armour. All dragon armour requires level 60 Defence to wear and is members-only. They are a distinctive dark red in colour and are generally sold at fairly high prices, or are dropped by high-levelled monsters at a low drop rate.

Dragon armour is considered one of the highest valued melee armour in the game. It is often debated whether it is cheaper to buy Dragon armour or Barrows equipment, since Barrows equipment requires repairs every 15 hours of combat, though barrows equipment has a much larger Defence bonus than dragon armour does.

The Dragon square shield is created by combining a Shield left half with a Shield right half on an anvil, which requires level 60 Smithing. Note that the Legends' Quest has to be completed to be able to wield or make this shield. To repair the Dragon platebody, level 92 Smithing is needed, along with a Blast fusion hammer. There are 3 parts needed to repair the Dragon platebody: the Ruined dragon armour slice, the Ruined dragon armour lump and the Ruined dragon armour shard. Players can only smith this in the Ancient Caverns, and 2,000 Smithing experience is gained for this. The Assist System may be used to repair** the Dragon platebody.

    • Dragon does NOT degrade unlike Barrows.

Current dragon armour

In order of release:

Item Requires Exchange price Release date
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 60,300 coins update 21 February 2001
Dragon sq shield Dragon sq shield Legends Quest 300,400 coins update 20 August 2003
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 7,100,000 coins update 7 September 2004
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 943,023 coins update 17 January 2005
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 173,800 coins update 29 March 2005
Dragon gloves Dragon gloves Recipe for Disaster 100,000 coins
(from Culinaromancer's Chest)
15 March 2006
Dragon full helm Dragon full helm 26,900,000 coins update 3 July 2007
Dragon boots Dragon boots 391,600 coins update 28 August 2007
Dragon gauntlets Dragon gauntlets buy it from Fist of Guthix (for 300 tokens) 197,700 coins update 9 April 2008
Dragon platebody Dragon platebody While Guthix Sleeps (Only to obtain and smith, NOT to wear) 13,200,000 coins update 26 November 2008

Non-existent dragon items

Main article: Upcoming updates

Non-existent dragon items are often the subject of Jagex's April Fools jokes. Dragon plates and Dragon kites, released on April Fool's Day, were actually toys that players can buy from Diango in the Draynor Village.

There are several dragon items that have yet to be released. These items include:

Non-existent dragon weapons

Non-existent dragon armour

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Mod Fetzki. RuneScape Content's Answers. 10-Sep-2009. Developers' Blogs. Retrieved 21:08, December 19, 2009 (UTC).

This article uses material from the "Dragon equipment" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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