Green dragons in OSRS are popular monsters often killed for their valuable drops, as well as Slayer experience. They are guaranteed to drop green dragonhides, and dragon bones, both of which are more expensive than guaranteed drops from other monsters of a similar level.
Since they are dragons, and able to breathe dragonfire, you must have some form of protection against their deadly breath. Therefore, you must have at least started the quest ‘Dragon Slayer I’ to fight green dragons at all.
You can use either an anti-dragon shield, or a antifire potion to protect yourself from dragonfire. Both these items require you to start ‘Dragon Slayer I’ by talking to the Guildmaster outside the Champion’s Guild, with at least 32 Quest Points.
During the quest, you will end up killing a specific green dragon named Elvarg on Crandor. Once you have done this, you can effectively kill green dragons in a variety of locations across the game. In this guide, I’ll show you where to find green dragons in OSRS.
As mentioned before, you can find green dragons in several locations throughout Gielinor. However, the majority of these locations are in the Wilderness. Therefore, you need to be prepared for the possibility of running into pk’ers, or player killers.
For this reason, I would recommend using the anti-dragon shield instead of antifire potions, as the anti-dragon shield is cheaper on the Grand Exchange and much more accessible, so it is easier to replace if lost to a pk’er. If you lose yours, you can simply get another from Duke Horatio in the Lumbridge Castle.
You should also keep in mind that the green dragon locations are very popular pk’ing spots, since the drops are so valuable for their level. It is not a matter of if you will run into pk’ers, but when. You should only bring equipment you would be ok with losing.
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Fortunately, green dragons are the weakest of the adult dragons in OSRS. Therefore, the gear necessary to kill them is cheaper and more easily replaced than the gear you would need to fight black or lava dragons.
The first place you can find green dragons in OSRS is just south of Venenatis’s lair, on the eastern edge of the Wilderness. This area is the one spot with the largest amount of green dragons, at eleven.
However, this location is also the second deepest into the Wilderness, meaning there will be higher discrepancies between you and any other players or pk’ers that can attack you. You also will not be able to teleport, outside of running to the obelisks found throughout the Wilderness.
Graveyard of Shadows
A second place you can find green dragons in Old School RuneScape is just north of the Graveyard of Shadows, which itself is just north of the Ferox Enclave. There are five dragons in this location.
This is a nice location due to its proximity to the Ferox Enclave, which is a safe settlement within the Wilderness. If you need to resupply, you can simply run south and get back into the Enclave. Note, however, that if you are teleport blocked by a pk’er, you WILL NOT be able to get into Ferox Enclave.
A third area to find green dragons in OSRS is just south of the Lava Maze, which is far north into the Wilderness. This location is the deepest into the Wilderness in this guide. Just as a reminder, this means more powerful pk’ers will be able to attack you.
There are also five dragons south of the Lava Maze, and you can actually teleport directly here with the use of a Burning Amulet. You will be able to teleport there, but not back out, since the maze is too deep into the Wilderness.
Dark Warrior’s Fortress
Another location to find green dragons in Old School RuneScape is west of the Dark Warrior’s Fortress, near the western border of the Wilderness. There are three dragons here, and this is the location in the lowest level Wilderness.
I like this location for its placement in the lower level Wilderness. This means more even fights if attacked by a pk’er, the ability to escape by teleporting, and that it is feasible to escape by running back over the Wilderness ditch into Edgeville.
Wilderness Slayer Cave
The next place you can find green dragons in OSRS is the Wilderness Slayer Cave. These green dragons are a little more powerful than the ones outside the cave, at level 88 as opposed to the outside dragons’ 79.
Since they are more powerful, the green dragons in the Slayer Cave have slightly better, more valuable possible drops. They are still guaranteed to drop green dragonhide and dragon bones, they just may drop additional items of value, such as the Larran’s Key.
The Wilderness Slayer Cave is still part of the Wilderness, though. You CAN still be attacked by other players and pk’ers in here. There are two entrances to the Cave, one west of Larran’s small chest, in 18 Wilderness, and another west of Venenatis’s nest in 29 Wilderness.
Corsair Cove Dungeon
There are also a few areas to find green dragons in OSRS that are not in the Wilderness. First, you can find a few green dragons in the Corsair Cove Dungeon. However, this area of the Dungeon is not accessible without completing the quest Dragon Slayer II.
You can start Dragon Slayer II by speaking to Alec Kincade outside the Myth’s Guild. You will need at least 200 Quest Points, 75 Magic, 70 Smithing, 68 Mining, 62 Crafting, 60 Agility, 60 Thieving, 50 Construction and 50 Hitpoints for this quest.
Dragon Slayer II also has a number of quest prerequisites. They include ‘Legend’s Quest,’ ‘Dream Mentor,’ ‘A Tail of Two Cats,’ ‘Ghosts Ahoy,’ ‘Bone Voyage,’ and ‘Client of Kourend.’ Most of these quests also have prerequisites themselves.
You can also find alternate variants of green dragons in various locations across OSRS. Each of the variants I will cover still count as green dragons for a Slayer Task. First, you can find baby green dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon. They are level 48, and can’t use dragonfire.
This makes them much easier to kill, but they only drop babydragon bones, which are not nearly as valuable as drops from an adult green dragon.
Finally, you can find brutal green dragons in the Ancient Cavern, which can be accessed by diving into the whirlpool near Otto Godblessed, after completing some of his barbarian training. The brutal green dragons are MORE powerful than their regular counterparts.
They are level 227, and can attack with dragonfire, melee and magic. Therefore, you should bring prayer potions to maintain your Protect from Magic, and use Ranged to kill them. I would recommend a crossbow and the anti-dragon shield.
There are a number of places to find green dragons in OSRS. Most of them are in the Wilderness, so you must be prepared to fight for your life and gear at any point. Alternatively, you can fight them in the Corsari Cove Dungeon after ‘Dragon Slayer II.’
You can also fight alternative variants of green dragons; the baby green dragons and the brutal green dragons. They are located in Brimhaven Dungeon and the Ancient Cavern, respectively.