Blue dragons are one of the lower levelled dragons and are killed by many people to make money. They have dangerous dragonbreath in close range as do all dragons. Due to this, players should equip an anti-dragon shield, dragonfire shield or drink a dose of their super antifire potion. Contrary to popular belief, they do not drop the draconic visage. However, they do have a 100% drop of blue dragonhide and dragon bones which can be sold on the Grand Exchange for a tidy profit
They can be found in Taverley Dungeon (and the resource dungeon), the Ogre Enclave, the Heroes' Guild and Kuradal's Dungeon. When you are killing these, you may find it useful to use some type of stat boosting if you are finding it hard to kill them with your stats.
These dragons require to have completed the Watchtower quest. It is quite close to Yanille and Castle Wars. Rings of Duelling are often used to bank bones and dragonhide. This spot is fairly popular so expect competition with other players over dragons. Other methods use teleports such as house tablets and watchtower teleports. The entrance to them is in Gu'Tanoth Market (centre area).
Taverley Dungeon has several safespots for rangers. To get to the area a dusty key is needed to get through the gate, and it is a long walk around. This can be avoided if you're 70 agility, as you can squeeze through the pipe near the entrance which leads directly to them. This spot is a common area for low level rangers to train.
You may have realised that there is a mysterious entrance in Taverley Dungeon. This leads to a resource dungeon which contains several blue dragons. However, to reach here you will need at least 60 Dungeoneering. There are 8 more adult dragons in here and it is an excellent place to kill them as it is generally less crowded than Taverley Dungeon. It should also be noted there are blue dragon scales that respawn towards the southwest corner quite frequently and can be collected for a nice profit, as well.
The Heroes' Guild is quite an unsuitable spot to kill them as only one spawns in the cage. It is a hassle to get to because it requires the completion of the Heroes' Quest. There is a bank relatively nearby, just south of the Burthorpe lodestone.
To kill dragons here, a Blue Dragon task from Kuradal is required and getting tasks from Kuradal has a requirement of 75 Slayer and 110 Combat. Teleporting back to here is quite easy, simply teleport using a ferocious ring (dropped by all monsters in Kuradal's Dungeon). There is also a fairy ring nearby in the Ancient Caverns but this needs repairing first.
As with all monsters, blue dragons require a strategy although they are not too challenging. Blue dragons are weakest to ranged attacks, making any range weapon very useful to kill them.
Higher-levelled players may find other weapons such as an Abyssal Whip a sufficient weapon to kill them with as Blue Dragons have relatively low defence.
An anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire Shield is required when fighting them unless using an anti-fire or super anti-fire potion. If not, players will take high amounts of damage from their fire breath.
Blue dragons, although they don't drop a Draconic Visage, have notable drops:
- Dragon bones (100%)
- Blue dragonhide (100%)
- Various herbs including lantadyme and dwarf weed
- Ancient effigy
- Ferocious ring (5)*
- Rare drop table
- Crystal key halves (tooth and loop)
Just like any other monster in RuneScape, there is a chance of receiving a redeemable Spin Ticket.
* - Only in Kuradal's Dungeon
Guide Made by: Lord Arma
Corrections submitted by: Deathslayer, Ashwin, Simon, Wise Choice, Power of Five, Zooki30, Valerie, Jack, 26