Adamant and rune dragons are here, which worth a lot of Runescape Gold. Courtesy of Dragon force and voted for by you, they’re fresh from RuneLabs and ready for battle.

Delve beneath Brimhaven and jaunt through the World Gate to Kethsi to face these new monsters in high-level combat.

Earn new rewards such as upgrades to make level 90 power boots, a dragon slaying ring and rare, prestigious cosmetics. Learn forgotten lore, too, as you uncover the lost secrets of the Dragonkin.

This week we’ve also got two new bank boosters in Solomon’s Store – available free to members – details of the week’s streams and news on the winners of our recent community competitions.

How to Start

Adamant dragons can be found in Brimhaven Dungeon. They’re formidable foes, so you’ll need high combat levels and anti-dragon breath equipment to survive. You’ll find more dragons behind magical barriers – passable at 70, 80 and 90 Slayer. Adamant dragons are available as a slayer assignment from Kuradal or Morvran.

Rune dragons are farther away – on Mount Firewake on the world of Kethsi. This new area is only accessible through the World Gate south of Eagle’s Peak, once you’ve completed Fate of the Gods and Ritual of the Mahjarrat. The only slayer master who will assign them is Morvran.

To stand a chance against these mightiest of monsters, you’ll – of course – need anti-dragon gear. It’s also wise to come packing dragonbane ammo, as anything else will deal greatly reduced damage until the rune dragons’ armour plating is breached.

Rune dragons also have a flight phase – all the more reason to come geared for range – and an enrage phase where their maximum damage increases with each attack.

Regular rune dragons are challenging enough, but elite rune dragons can also spawn on their death. These have all the deadly abilities of their kin, with a significant boost in power – and more lucrative loot.

For two weeks following today’s release, there are increased spawn rates on both adamant and rune dragons, and an increased chance for elites to spawn when rune dragons are killed. There’s also twice the chance to get an adamant or rune dragon slayer assignment.

Rune Dragons

Speaking of loot, there are bags of it to be had for intrepid dragon slayers. Their drop tables are brimming with valuables, including some all-new rewards unavailable anywhere else.


Rune dragons can drop items to upgrade steadfast, glaiven or ragefire boots, making level 90 power boots in all three styles. You’ll need two of the appropriate item to make an upgrade. The boots degrade, eventually reverting to their level-85 base items. Note that rune dragons only drop the upgrade components while on a Slayer task from Morvran. Elite rune dragons always have a chance to drop them.

The Kethsi ring is a possible drop from elite rune dragons, and imparts a 4% damage boost against metallic dragons when worn – 8% against those in Kuradal’s dungeon. It also gives teleports to adamant or rune dragons – which can be shared by a social slayer partner, if they’re also able to reach the dragons. The ring has five teleport charges, and is destroyed when those are used up.

Elite dragons will – rarely – drop a Kethsi scroll, which unlocks part of the cosmetic Kethsi outfit – styled after the long-dead mages of that world.

There are murals in Brimhaven and on Kethsi which can be cleansed with a fully charged dragonfire shield at 60 and 80 Firemaking. This grants a lump of Firemaking XP, and adds words to your Dragonkin primer.

Adamant and rune dragons also drop pages of the journal of a Dactyl Dragonkin who continued Kerapac’s experiments on metal dragons.

Check in at RuneLabs!

Today’s update really shows the awesome things we can accomplish through RuneLabs.

This month, we’re looking for similarly monstrous high-level mobs – keep submitting, keep supporting, and look forward to more RuneLabs content in the future!

The RuneScape ‘Guardians’ Team

Solomon’s Store – Bank Boosters

Solomon’s offering two more free bank boosters for RuneScape!

Active RuneScape members can claim these two new bank boosters at no cost by simply log into the store and do so! They’re are also available for free players to purchase, as normal.

On top of that, all bank boosters on the store are available at a 50% discount this week, so it’s a great time to complete the set!

Enjoy! If you need more RuneCoins, you can get them by redeeming Bonds in-game, clicking ‘Earn’ within the store, or purchasing via the website.

This Week’s Live Streams

There are dragons aplenty this week, over on our Twitch channel:

Developer Q&A & Beach Teaser | 16:00 UTC, Tuesday 16th June

Mod Pi, Mod Stu and Mod Kelpie are ensconced on the sofa this week to answer all your dragon-related questions, and for a cheeky preview of the Lumbridge Crater Beach content!

Ask your questions on the Q&A forum thread, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag RSDevQA.

Here Be Dragons! | 20:00 UTC, Tuesday 16th June

Not quite ready to take on the adamant and rune dragons yet? Never fear – Mod Stu will be taking us to meet them in a hands-on stream, as well as answering any additional questions you may have.

Competition Winners

There have been some awesome community competitions on offer over the last couple of months. Huge congratulations to these lucky winners!

Summer Sweepstake

This prize draw offered some awesome gaming loot:

1st Place | Alienware Gaming Laptop: Truss
2nd Place | Razer Chroma Suite: Fort40
3rd Place | Razer Goodie Bag: mastercjason
Community Road Trip

A month-long quiz and contest marathon with Cooler Master gaming peripherals, Bonds and RS merchandise as the prize:

1st Place | Ezra Scarlet
2nd Place | Haertew
Name Our Beach Boss

Last week, we offered you the chance to write yourself into RuneScape folklore by naming our new Beach Boss, hitting Lumbridge Crater this June.

We had loads and loads of fantastic entries, but the winning name – Clawdia – came from Sunwheel, who won some signed Tuska concept art.

Want to win prizes like this? Keep an eye on the news and the forums for more competitions coming this summer.


Mod Stu’s been hard at work in RuneLabs and is ready to unleash Dragonforcae’s mighty adamant and rune dragons on RuneScape! And if you have enough Runescape Gold, you can own a rune dragon in the game. Behind the Scenes caught up with him for the full details.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep up with our official RuneScape video!

Podcast – Invention & Elite Skills

This week’s podcast is a doozy, as Mod Matthe grills Mods Osborne, Moltare and Timbo on Invention and Elite Skills. Find out more as they answer your questions on this all-new type of content.

Listen to the podcast on YouTube right now, or find us on PodBean or iTunes.

Q&A Recap – Adamant & Rune Dragons Preview

Missed this week’s Developer Q&A live stream? We’ve got you covered – catch up with our video recap:

Have Fun!

Have a cracking weekend, and start warming up those dragon slaying muscles for Monday’s update!

Setting up an action bar can be a little overwhelming for newcomers, so this section is dedicated to helping you get started. But to be honest, if you have enough RS Gold, this does not matter. Abilities vary based on the type of combat and whether a two-handed or dual-wield weapon setup is used.

A third option is to use a shield, but in most cases a shield is inferior to using both slots for a weapon. The table below shows sample ability bars for each of the three types of combat and styles (dual wield and 2H). To add these abilities to your action bar, do the following:

Open the Powers Powers interface by clicking on it.
Observe there are several categories: Melee, Ranged, Magic, and Defensive.
To find a particular ability (see the sample ability bars below), first note the TYPE in parentheses around the text on hover over. This can be Attack, Strength, Ranged, Magic, Defence, or Constitution.

Click the appropriate tab in the Powers interface:
Melee for Attack/Strength;
Ranged for Ranged;
Magic for Magic;
Defensive for Defence/Constitution.

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To flip between Attack/Strength or Defence/Constitution abilities, click the tiny icons Attackstrengthicons just under the text “Melee Abilities” or “Defensive Abilities” respectively. A white border appears around the type currently selected.

Match the picture of the ability to the picture in the list. If it’s not there, you may not have access to it. You can use the toggle option Toggle to show/hide abilities that are not accessible. Should a requirement to use an ability not be met, such as a skill level, it will show up in red Requirementnotmet in the popup menu when hovered over. Abilities unlocked via quests and other means will not be shown regardless of the toggle setting.

Drag it onto the desired spot in your action bar. Remember that there are multiple action bars, and you can cycle through them Abilitybarswitch as desired to set up different bars. Continue until you are satisfied with the bar.
You are now all set to use your ability bar! Right click any slot and choose ‘Customize-keybind [ability name]’ if you wish to change keyboard shortcuts for any of the specific ability slots.

These persist even if you replace them with other abilities or other actions, unless they are changed directly. Combat mode can also be changed by right-clicking the cog icon in the top-right corner – choose Revolution to automatically fire off basic abilities for you. This is a good idea for beginners or players trying Evolution of Combat for the first time, as it automates a substantial chunk of the work. Threshold and Ultimate abilities can still be triggered at any time, but must be done automatically.

Runescape: Foods

Posted: 2015-06-13 in Runescape Guides

We all need food to be alive – not only in the real world but also in Runescape world. It’s obviously that food is every important in the game – you can get food with your RS Gold or make food by your own hands.

Below is some basic categories of food:


Raw Meat can be obtained by killing one of the following monsters:

Giant Rat
Each of these creatures will drop a piece of raw meat — such as Raw Chicken or Raw Beef — which, when cooked will become Cooked Meat (or Cooked Chicken, after cooking Raw Chicken). It’s worth noting that cooking a piece of already-cooked-meat will result in a piece of Burnt Meat.

Snails can also be killed by members to collect their meat. These creatures are found in the swamps of Morytania, near the town of Canifis. To access this area, players must complete the Priest in Peril quest.


Fish can be obtained using the Fishing skill, and are often the adventurer’s first choice in food to bring along on a journey since they are quick to cook and restore many Life Points when eaten.


To make Bread, combine a Pot of Flour with some Water (either in a bucket or pot). You will then be prompted with a menu to select which type of dough to make. In the case of Bread, you should make Bread Dough. Regardless of which type of dough you make, it must be cooked on a Range.


Pies are a type of food that is eaten in two bites. Each half of the pie will heal half of the pie’s total replenishing amount. For example, if you eat one half of a Meat Pie, it will replenish 60 Life Points. the other half will remain in your inventory until it is eaten. Some pies also yield a stat bonus (eg. the Farming Pie boosts Farming by +3). Each bite will boost by the full amount, but the effects do not stack with one another (so, eating one bit immediately after the other will not boost Farming by +6).

To make a pie, combine a Pot of Flour with some Water (either in a bucket or pot). You will then be prompted with a menu to select which type of dough to make. Select Pastry Dough, and use the newly-created dough with a Pie Dish to make an empty Pie Shell. Now, simply add the necessary fillings and cook the pie on a Range. You may also use the Lunar “Bake Pie” spell if you have access to the Lunar Magic spellbook, which guarantees that the pie will be cooked successfully.

Runescape foods


Pizzas, like pies, are eaten in two separate bites. Each half of the pizza will heal half of the pizza’s total replenishing amount. to make a pizza, combine a Pot of Flour with some Water (either in a bucket or pot). You will then be prompted with a menu to select which type of dough to make. Select the Pizza Base type. Now add a Tomato and some Cheese to make a Plain Pizza. Now you must Bake the pizza in a Range. Afterwards, additional toppings, such a Cooked Meat or Pineapple, can be added to the pizza to increase its healing properties.

Baked Potato

First, cook a Potato on a Range. Next, add a Pat of Butter to the Baked Potato. You can now add a topping to your Potato With Butter. Baked Potatoes are only available to members.

Potato Topping

Potato Toppings are added to Baked Potatoes to increase the number of life points they recover when eaten. They may also be eaten as-is, but obviously restore fewer Life Points than the complete meal would heal. Potato Toppings are a member-only feature.


Stews are made by combining a Bowl of Water, Potato, and a piece of Cooked Meat (or Cooked Chicken). The stew can then be cooked on either a Range or Fire.


Cakes are a type of three-bite food, in which each of the three slices account for one-third of the cake’s total healing properties. To make a cake, gather a Cake tin, Pot of Flour, Egg, and a Bucket of Milk. Now simply use one of the items with another (eg. use the Egg with the Cake Tin) to mix the ingredients into the Cake Tin. Now cook the cake on a Range to obtain a Cake, separated from its Cake Tin. Chocolate can also be added to the Cake by using a Chocolate Bar or Chocolate Dust on it to further enhance its healing properties.


Dairy items are made on a Dairy Churn, and can only be created on Members worlds.


Wine is created by adding Grapes to a Jug of Water. After waiting approximately ten seconds, the Wine will ferment and either become a Jug of Wine, or a Jug of Bad Wine. Bad Wine yields no experience and does not heal any Life Points.


Nettle Tea is made by adding Nettles to a Bowl of Water, creating Nettle Water. This can then be cooked on a Range or Fire to create Nettle Tea. Optionally, you can use the bowl of Nettle Tea with an Empty Cup. Also, you may add Milk to your tea, although it yields no additional effect to the tea.

Hi, guys, have you got your Runescape Gold ready? The new update on Treasure Hunter will be released from 00:00 UTC on 12th June until 23:59 UTC on 15th June – New Skilling Add-Ons is coming!

These add-ons are used to permanently upgrade headpieces from matching Treasure Hunter skilling outfits. Once this is done, they offer free items and teleports each day, and impart passive benefits while skill training.

Add-On Benefits

Here are the benefits that the upgraded skilling headpieces offer. Note that the greater yields of daily items are given when you own 4 or 5 pieces of the skilling outfit:

Modified botanist’s mask:
Free noted water vials – 150/200 per day.
Catherby herb patch teleports – 3 per day.
5% chance to duplicate potions made. Duplicates grant XP and are automatically banked.
Modified sous chef’s toque:
Free pie shells – 6/10 per day.
Cooking Guild* teleports – 3 per day.
5% chance to duplicate cooked food. Duplicates grant XP and are automatically banked.


Modified First Age tiara:
Free dragon bones – 1/3 per day.
Player-Owned House entry portal* teleports – 3 per day.
2% chance to save bones buried or used on altars.
Modified farmer’s hat:
Free bird’s nests, containing seeds^ – 2/4 per day.
Ectofuntus allotment patch teleports – 3 per day.~
2% chance to save seeds when sown.
* These teleports take you outside the Cooking Guild and your Player-Owned House.

^ Not including tree seeds.

~ If you do not have access to Morytania, you will be teleported to Taverley instead.

Get Skilling!

If you missed out on the necessary outfit pieces before, you’ll have a chance to get these too. Note that you won’t receive a head add-on unless you’ve already received the necessary headpiece.

On top of all this, Treasure Hunter lamps and stars used for Herblore, Cooking, Prayer or Farming this weekend will give +25% XP.

Skillers have got it good this weekend – don your new and improved headwear, and start growing that XP.

I know that a list of drop rates and thresholds for the most recent boss pet additions was given by, but for the less mathematically-inclined players I’ve devised a similar table giving the effective drop rates. That is, adjusted for threshold changes in drop rates, how many kills are you likely to need to get a boss pet drop. All effective drop rates are given as 1/####. All numbers are rounded up.

Boss______________Effective Drop Rate
Kree’arra………………………2667 (1000)
Commander Zilyana……2667 (1000)
General Graardor………..2667 (1000)
K’ril Tsutsaroth…………….2667 (1000)
Nex ……………………………..1067
Kalphite Queen……………1334
Kalphite King………………..1067
Corporeal beast……………1334
Giant Mole……………………1334 (500)
King Black Dragon……….1334
Chaos Elemental………….1334
Dagannoth Kings…………2000
Queen Black Dragon……1334

Again, what this means is that if you were to kill QBD 1334 times, over the course of those kills you would have a 1/1334 chance of a pet dropping. This effectively makes her drop rate 1/1334.

RuneScape: Adjusted Boss Pet Drop Rates

Notice that all hard mode drop rates, as well as those for the Legio bosses, remain the same, as they were less than or equal to the thresholds. Legiones and Dag Kings are all treated as the same monster in terms of killcount, so the rates are given across kills of any included bosses.
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For those who would like the check my math (which I hope is everyone, being a stranger on the internet) I’ll use QBD as an example.

She has a drop rate of 1/2500 with a threshold of 500, which means:

Kills 1-500: 1/2500(500) = .2
Kills 501-1000: 2/2500(500) = .4
Kills 1001-1500: 3/2500(500) = .6, but we only need another .4 so (2/3)*500 = 333.33
This gives a total of 500+500+334 = 1334 kills

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As a level one smith, your only option to gain levels without completing quests is through smelting and smithing bronze bars – don’t assume that you will earn a lot of Runescape Gold at the beginning of being a successful smith.

Fortunately, you can easily train yourself to level 20 in a rather short period of time. You only require 2,411 experience to get to level 15 and this is equal to 126 bronze bars smelted and smithed. Gaining money from bronze is nearly impossible as this metal is commonly dismissed as worthless.

Primary purpose of bronze: Getting to the point where you are not smelting or smithing bronze.

Profitability: Major.
Key items (free) – None.
Key items (members) Bronze arrowheads
Suggested buy price: 10 – 20gp each for both tin and copper ore, 25 – 30gp each for bronze bars.
Suggested sell price: 50 – 100gp per bronze bar.

Free player strategy
Your best option to train this skill is to mine your own copper and tin ores from the mine south-east of Varrock. Be certain you use a pickaxe that you can actually wield as you will be mining fourteen copper ores and fourteen tin ores per run. Once you have a full load, simply return to Varrock and bank your ores in the eastern bank. You will need to continue doing this until you have 126 of both copper and tin ores. Every so often, you may always walk over to the General Store in the middle of Varrock to see if there are any copper or tin ores in stock. If so, purchase them. Most players will be glad that you are buying these ores so you can make for them to sell something more valuable to the shop. If you have the money, feel free to purchase iron, coal or higher quality ores if they are available. Buying ores from the General store will ALWAYS be cheaper than purchasing from another player. If there is a large number of these ores, do not hesitate to run back and forth to the bank to purchase another load.

Once you have reached 126 number of copper and tin ores, you will need to travel to Al-Kharid. There are three furnaces available in the game for free players: Lumbridge, Falador and Al-Kharid. The furnace in Lumbridge should NEVER be used unless you happen to have ores in your inventory while walking by it. The furnace in Falador is popular because it is close to the Mining Guild and a popular merchanting hub for purchasing coal and ores. However, Al-Kharid will be your best location for smelting as it is the closest furnace to a bank for free players. Once you arrive, withdraw fourteen copper and fourteen tin ores from the bank and head to the furnace. Once there, smelt your ores into bars and return to the bank for another load. Continue doing this until all of your ores are smelted into bars.

At this point you have a choice. If you want to gain smithing levels quickly but lose an opportunity to make some money, you can begin smithing your bronze bars into items in Varrock. Do not expect anyone to purchase your bronze armour and weapons. Your best bet is to smith the highest quality item you can make at your current Smithing level. Bank all the items you make. When you gain a Smithing level, stop making the item you were making and begin smithing the new item you earned with your advancement. Once all of your bars are smithed, withdraw all the items you made in notes and sell these items to your nearest General store. If you don’t mind the walk, you can always sell the items to the “specialty” store for that specific type of armour or weapon.

If you are more interested in making money, your best option is to continue mining or collecting copper and tin ore and continue smelting bronze bars. You will still gain levels quickly if you have a low Smithing level. Once you have a large quantity of bronze bars, you can sell them for an average of 50gp each. If you make a very large amount of bronze bars (in the thousands), you can ask for up to 100gp each. Yes, this is a more time-consuming way to train Smithing. But smelting is steady and consistent experience. You will discover this once you begin smelting steel. Use the money you gain from selling the bronze bars wisely. If you are using another skill to also, bring in money, use the money to bolster that skill (runite axe for woodcutting, better armour and weapons for combat, etc). Otherwise, spend the majority of this money to purchase iron ore from other players and few rubies (cut or uncut).

Optimal Smithing Item: None. As stated previously, bronze items are complete rubbish. They have nearly no value in the open market. Even bronze plate mail is not expensive enough to use High Alchemy on. It would be a waste of a nature rune. Simply sell your bronze items to a store to make a little income from your work.

Member strategy
Members will always have it easier than free players, as there are multitudes of different ways to make money quickly. One of the fastest ways to make money is to kill normal men and women. Along with the herbs that they occasionally drop, they will also drop level one clue scrolls. They are typically easy to complete requiring only a few teleport runes and sometimes a spade to complete. Just one piece of trimmed wizard robes or ranger leathers will give you enough money to purchase all the bronze bars you will need.

You will not even have to touch a pickaxe in order to get yourself to level 15 Smithing. All you will need to do is travel to Shantay Pass or Shilo Village and purchase the ten bronze bars in stock in Shantay’s shop and the General Store, respectively. While the bank chest is closer at Shantay Pass, Shilo Village is recommended as other people tend to purchase bronze bars at the Pass. Once you purchase all ten bronze bars in stock, bank the bars and server-hop to the next world and repeat. It will take roughly a minute to log in, purchase, bank, run back and log out to change servers. It will take roughly 10-20 minutes to collect the 126 bronze bars needed to reach level 15.

Once you have the required number of bronze bars, simply smith your bars until you are able to smith arrowheads. Continue making arrowheads exclusively; do not smith two, three or five bronze bars items. Also, do not smith bronze knives. They are not as profitable as iron knives. Finally, try to complete The Knight’s Sword, Priest in Peril and Ghosts Ahoy as quickly as possible.

Optimal Smithing Item: Bronze arrowheads – even with the variety of extra items available for member smiths, bronze is mostly an unimportant item in the open market. The only item which is remotely marketable is bronze arrows. Please note that you will lose money or break even if you purchase headless arrows to make bronze arrows. If you collect your own feathers and chop your own wood, the money you will gain from selling bronze arrows will not be worth your time. You should just work on getting out of bronze as quickly as possible.

Iron Smithing
If one plays their cards right and works on gathering buyers and sellers, this is where you will begin making a nice amount of money. It still requires a lot of work to train up your Smithing. But the money you will gain from these levels will form the foundation upon which all your future levels are financed.

Primary purpose of iron: Power training smithing experience towards steel, making money.

Profitability: Major.
Key items (free) – None.
Key items (members) Iron Knives
Suggested buy price: 80 – 100gp each for ore, 150gp each for iron bars.
Suggested sell price: 200gp per iron bar.

Free player strategy
The first and most important thing you must realize is that you should never, under any circumstances, attempt to smelt a single iron ore. Iron ore is money and when you fail a smelting attempt to make an iron ore, you are throwing away money. In order to get to the point where you can smelt steel bars you will need to smelt yourself 877 iron bars. You should use this time to train your Mining and collect yourself several thousand iron ores as well. In the process of mining, you should sometimes receive rubies. Never sell these gemstones. You should always store them in your bank also. They are essential for free players as they are needed to get your iron bars.

Once you have a sizable number of iron ore and a few rubies (with some gold ore and cosmic runes thrown in to be on the safe side), search through the official forums or Runescape Community and locate a kind member who will trade you iron bars in exchange for the ore and materials to make Ruby rings of Forging. Remember, these items will allow a member to smelt up to 140 iron bars per ring. If you find a member who is willing to do this for you, treat them like gold. Do not pester these iron smelters. Use the iron bars you receive and sell them for 150-200gp each in the market and use the money to purchase more iron ore and rubies. It would be wise to collect a few member smelters so you are constantly exchanging ores and rubies for bars. Once you have reached a healthy amount of iron ore and money, do one final trade and use the iron bars to reach the point where you can begin smelting steel bars.

Alternatively, you may forego finding a member iron smelter and simply sell the iron ore for 100gp each. Always try to sell them in bulk and then use the money to purchase the 438 iron bars needed to reach steel smelting. If you have any extra iron bars left over, you may always sell them for some money. Use whatever money you gained to purchase at least 2,000 coal.

Optimal Smithing Item: Iron plates – As with bronze, there is very little interest for iron weapons and armour in the open market. Your best bet is to simply toss iron items into your nearest General Store or “specialty” shop. If you have the ability to cast High Alchemy, you can cast this spell on iron plates for a small profit. The majority of your income will come from mining iron ore, not through smithed items.

Member Strategy
Members will only require a small number of iron ore compared to free players to reach the point where they can smelt steel. Generally, 1,000 iron ore should be sufficient. You should try to collect at least 1,400 iron ore though as Rings of Forging work in multiples of 140. Collecting rubies will require a little more work but you have additional options that free players do not:

Optimal Smithing Item: Iron Knives – Iron bars can be smithed into iron knives and if you sell iron knives in bulk, you can make up to 40gp per knife. This is 100gp per iron ore in profit if you bought the iron ore for 100gp each. Smelting iron ore and smithing the bars into knives will train your Smithing level very steadily at lower levels and bring in a nice bit of change.