OSRS Red Dragon Guide

The Red Dragon is Runescapes second most powerful adult chromatic Dragon, inferior only to the Black Dragon. As with all adult Dragons, dragonfire protection in the form of a shield or potion is highly advised when fighting. Players who have complete the Elite Karamja Diary will receive noted red dragonhides when killing Red Dragons.

In this OSRS Red Dragon guide, we will take look at some of the most efficient strategies to kill this monster.

Where to kill Red Dragons in OSRS?

  • Brimhaven Dungeon
  • Corsair Cove Dungeon
  • Forthos Dungeon

Red Dragons Gear Setup

Finding the most efficient gear to use when killing Red Dragons in OSRS can be very important. Helping to increase your kills per hour and reduce supply costs. Typically, Range and Melee combat styles are the most effective, below you can see example setups for each style, with a variety of different budgets.

Range Gear Setup Examples

Max Range

max DHCB range gear setup for red dragons osrs
Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Range

mid-tier ranged gear with ward for red dragons osrs
Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Range

budget range gear for red dragons osrs
Example Budget Setup

Melee Gear Setup Examples

Max Melee

Max Melee Gear for red dragons osrs
Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Melee

mid-tier melee gear for red dragons osrs
Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Melee

budget melee gear for red dragons osrs
Example Budget Setup

Red Dragons Guide FAQs

Below is some of the most frequently asked questions by players reading this strategy guide and looking to kill Red Dragons for the first time.

Can you Safespot Red Dragons?

Yes, you can trap Red Dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon and other locations behind rocks and walls. Due to their large size it is easy to do so.

Are Red Dragons worth killing?

No, they give slow combat and slayer experience rates. In addition they are the second strongest of the chromatic dragons. Meaning, if you want to collect dragon bones, killing green or blue dragons will result in more kills per hour. Also, players can completely avoid having to kill them to train slayer as they are a task that must be unlocked with the use of slayer points.

What are Red Dragons weak to?

Red Dragons, like most dragons, are weak to bolts. This makes the dragon hunter crossbow especially powerful. Although, the dragon hunter lance is also just as strong against red dragons. If you can not afford or attain a dragon hunter weapon, then its recommended to use a dragon crossbow with your best available bolts.

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