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.
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.
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.
In order of release:
|Item||Poisonable?||Requires||Exchange price||Release date|
|Dragon longsword||No||Lost City||98,000 coins update||27 February 2002|
|Dragon battleaxe||No||Heroes Quest||120,400 coins update||27 February 2002|
|Dragon spear||Yes||37,500 coins update||Unknown|
|Dragon dagger||Yes||Lost City||30,400 coins update||25 February 2004|
|Dragon mace||No||Heroes Quest||31,000 coins update||25 February 2004|
|Dragon halberd||No||Regicide||195,500 coins update||20 September 2004|
|Dragon scimitar||No||Monkey Madness||100,200 coins update||29 March 2005|
|Dragon hatchet||No||2,500,000 coins update||7 November 2005|
|Dragon 2h sword||No||1,800,000 coins update||20 February 2006|
|Dragon arrow||Yes||Dark bow||3,790 coins update||11 June 2007|
|Dragon dart||Yes||984 coins update||11 June 2007|
|Dragon claws||No||35,200,000 coins update||26 November 2008|
|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.
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.
In order of release:
|Item||Requires||Exchange price||Release date|
|Dragon med helm||60,300 coins update||21 February 2001|
|Dragon sq shield||Legends Quest||300,400 coins update||20 August 2003|
|Dragon chainbody||7,100,000 coins update||7 September 2004|
|Dragon platelegs||943,023 coins update||17 January 2005|
|Dragon plateskirt||173,800 coins update||29 March 2005|
|Dragon gloves||Recipe for Disaster||100,000 coins
(from Culinaromancer's Chest)
|15 March 2006|
|Dragon full helm||26,900,000 coins update||3 July 2007|
|Dragon boots||391,600 coins update||28 August 2007|
|Dragon gauntlets||buy it from Fist of Guthix (for 300 tokens)||197,700 coins update||9 April 2008|
|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 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: