Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to complete the iconic Dragon Slayer quest in Old School RuneScape (OSRS). This challenging quest is a rite of passage for many adventurers and offers great rewards upon completion. To embark on this journey, you’ll need to be well-prepared and equipped, and this guide will walk you through the entire process.
Before you can take on the Dragon Slayer quest, you need to meet certain quest requirements:
- Completion of the “Doric’s Quest”: This is a short and straightforward quest that serves as a prerequisite for Dragon Slayer.
- Completion of the “Goblin Diplomacy”: Another prerequisite quest to ensure you’re ready for the challenges ahead.
Skill and Item Requirements
In addition to the quest requirements, you’ll need specific skills and items to succeed in Dragon Slayer:
- 32 Quest Points: You need to have a total of 32 quest points before you can start the Dragon Slayer quest.
- Skills: While there are no specific skill requirements, having combat stats around 40-50 Attack, Strength, and Defense is highly recommended. A high Magic level (at least 33) is also useful.
- Anti-Dragon Shield: Obtainable during the quest. Do not forget to bring this with you.
- Food and Potions: Bring a selection of food like lobsters, swordfish, or better, as well as some combat potions to increase your survivability.
- Armor and Weaponry: Equip yourself with the best melee gear you can afford. Dragonhide armor and a Dragon Longsword or better are ideal.
Starting the Quest
To kick off your Dragon Slayer journey, follow these steps:
- Speak to the Guildmaster: Head to the Champions’ Guild, located in Varrock. Speak to the Guildmaster to express your interest in the Dragon Slayer quest.
- Obtain the Quest Items: The Guildmaster will give you an Anti-Dragon Shield and a Quest Journal. Make sure to have enough inventory space.
Navigating Crandor Island
The majority of the Dragon Slayer quest takes place on Crandor Island. To get there, follow these steps:
- Travel to Karamja: Begin by heading to Karamja, either by using the Karamja gloves or taking a ship from Port Sarim for a small fee.
- Find the Ladder: Once on Karamja, venture to the northern part of the island and locate the ladder that leads to the ship.
- Board the Ship: Climb down the ladder and board the ship. Ensure you have the Anti-Dragon Shield equipped.
- Navigating Crandor: After reaching Crandor Island, navigate through it, battling various monsters and solving puzzles until you reach Elvarg, the fearsome dragon.
Elvarg is the formidable dragon you must defeat to complete Dragon Slayer. Here’s how to tackle this boss:
- Protect from Melee: Activate the “Protect from Melee” prayer to reduce incoming damage.
- Attack Strategy: Use the best melee weapon you have and focus on attacking Elvarg. Be cautious and ready to eat food when your health gets low.
- Keep Your Prayer Up: Ensure your “Protect from Melee” prayer is always active.
- Persistence: Elvarg can be tough, so don’t get discouraged if it takes a few tries.
Upon defeating Elvarg and completing Dragon Slayer, you’ll receive the following rewards:
- 18,650 Strength experience: This experience reward will boost your Strength level.
- Access to the Rune Platebody: You can purchase and wear the Rune Platebody, one of the best F2P armors in the game.
- Ability to equip the Dragon Slayer Amulet: This amulet provides useful combat bonuses and is an essential item for future quests and challenges.