Frost Dragons Guide
This area has been rated as HIGH-RISK. Frost dragons have a number of dangerous attacks that can catch unwary players off their guard.
After level 85 Dungeoneering, a resource dungeon becomes available to players containing creatures previously found in the frozen floors of Daemonheim: frost dragons. These monsters drop a special set of bones that are extremely valuable to players looking to train their prayer skill, making the dragons one of the best consistent money-making creatures in-game.
About the Frost Dragons
While their counterparts in the dungeons of Daemonheim are powerful, the surface-world variants are even more dangerous, using every attack style as well as a special damage reflection ability that can swiftly kill any unsuspecting player. They are particularly weak to stab attacks.
There are many routes to the Frost Dragon Cave. As shown in the map above, the quickest methods are either travel via fairy ring AIQ, or use of a Rimmington house teleport, and running south-east to the dungeon entrance. Alternatively, you can use the Explorer's ring cabbage patch teleport, or use the Glory amulet to teleport to either Draynor or Karamja. For banking, you can either use a Glory amulet if you brought one, a Ring of duelling, or a home teleport spell.
Ranged is not as effective as melee in terms of kill speed, but it has the advantage of being safer from damage, as you will be using protection prayers to cover all of the dragons' normal attacks. However, the dragons will still be able to use its reflect damage ability. Using the Void Knight set is highly recommended.
Strategy and Tactics
After entering the cave, set up your cannon so as to draw attention from all the surrounding dragons. You can do so in either the north or south region of the cave, but the monster spawn arrangement in the southern section is slightly better for cannoning. Although the cavern is a single combat zone, your cannon will still increase your kill rate significantly by damaging your target dragon as well as others when you are out of combat. When fighting, remember to watch out for the damage reflect orb, and cease combat immediately when it appears. Using curses is optimal as it will allow you to switch between Soul Split and deflect curses in order to heal from any mistakes. Keep track of your cannon's ammunition and try to refill in between rounds of combat.
If using a pack yak, pick up bones and use the yak's winter storage scroll ability to bank them. As this drains summoning special move energy, you will have to occasionally drink summoning potions to be able to continue banking efficiently. If using a lower beast of burden, simply continue killing until your inventory and familiar is full of bones, teleport to a bank, and repeat.
Frost Dragons are known as one of the best creatures to hunt for consistent money-making. Every kill, you will receive their unique drop, Frost dragon bones, which are the highest valued bones set on the market. Like other high level dragons, they also have a small chance of dropping the rare Draconic visage. Combined with a decent effigy rate, these monsters are an all-around good choice for low-risk, high-profit monster hunting. For a full list of drops, visit the Frost dragon bestiary entry. Good luck hunting!
Original Guide by: Warriormonkx
Thanks to: essiw
Last updated by: Aurhora
Last updated: 12-Apr-2012
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