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Guide to efficient Frost dragon slaying.


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Yes there are other guides released to date, and yes, they are not a particularly hard monster to figure out, though they can be very deadly if not handled in the right way, but there are still people out there looking for efficient methods of killing these babies, so first, lets meet and get to know our enemy:

Frost dragon, level 166.

Drops

Getting there

Killing and Cannoning

Luring

Melee

Ranged

Magic

Profit

Experience

Killing tips and Rewards


This is my first guide so I’d be grateful for useful feedback, and I hope you enjoyed reading this guide. Thank you.

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Nice guide, although I personally won't be using it for a while (Only 112 Combat). Just a note for everyone without Super Antifires, Protect from Magic and and a regular Antifire completely negates the Dragonfire attack, making Super Antifires uneccesary (as you're praying Magic anyway).

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Nice guide, although I personally won't be using it for a while (Only 112 Combat). Just a note for everyone without Super Antifires, Protect from Magic and and a regular Antifire completely negates the Dragonfire attack, making Super Antifires uneccesary (as you're praying Magic anyway).

There are actually 2 reasons why i'd advise against using normal antifires(though yeah, they will be as good as super ones for 99% of the time).
Fristly, You will get 2 messages for dragonfire with the method, so it will be even harder to spot the important messages you need to spot- cannon decay(every 20 minutes), antifire running off(every ~6 minutes) and overload running off(every 5 minutes), and coupled with the constant: You are already under attack message! you would be very likely to miss more of those messages.
Secondly, as you are using soul-split flicking, you will be hit for more damage.
Also, if you already have the level for super antifires you should already have a great stock of those in your bank as they are free to make. Another small reasoning is that i don't suggest using anything lower than extreme pots anyway, as it's just not efficient.

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Very nice guide, I enojoyed reading it. I'm about to get 85 dungeoneering so I might try it out. Constant soul split flicking sounds a bit tiresome though, especially when having to pick up drops, load up cannon and send bones home. We'll see how it goes :-)

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Very nice guide, I enojoyed reading it. I'm about to get 85 dungeoneering so I might try it out. Constant soul split flicking sounds a bit tiresome though, especially when having to pick up drops, load up cannon and send bones home. We'll see how it goes :-)

It's not really constant flicking, the dragons don't do much damage at all, maybe around 700 LP per 5 minutes which is less than 3 full dragons. The constant clicking is somewhat tiresome, but is nothing like the major competition to frost dragons- cannoning DK's or TD's(which is alot more click heavy).

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True. Somehow I don't mind the clicking at TD's though (and do mind the clicking for banking, filling cannon, flicking soul split, and attacking new monsters). Also, is it me, or did soul split flickering get more annoying because of the wall of text it has now.

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Nice guide, although I personally won't be using it for a while (Only 112 Combat). Just a note for everyone without Super Antifires, Protect from Magic and and a regular Antifire completely negates the Dragonfire attack, making Super Antifires uneccesary (as you're praying Magic anyway).

There are actually 2 reasons why i'd advise against using normal antifires(though yeah, they will be as good as super ones for 99% of the time).
Fristly, You will get 2 messages for dragonfire with the method, so it will be even harder to spot the important messages you need to spot- cannon decay(every 20 minutes), antifire running off(every ~6 minutes) and overload running off(every 5 minutes), and coupled with the constant: You are already under attack message! you would be very likely to miss more of those messages.
Secondly, as you are using soul-split flicking, you will be hit for more damage.
Also, if you already have the level for super antifires you should already have a great stock of those in your bank as they are free to make. Another small reasoning is that i don't suggest using anything lower than extreme pots anyway, as it's just not efficient.


Just thought I'd point out, if you put your Game messages on filter then you'll get the important messages (cannon decaying, potion wearing off etc) but the junk ones like your shield/pot protects you from the dragons breath.

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True. Somehow I don't mind the clicking at TD's though (and do mind the clicking for banking, filling cannon, flicking soul split, and attacking new monsters). Also, is it me, or did soul split flickering get more annoying because of the wall of text it has now.

If you haven't seen it yet then you'll be happy to know that they fixed that problem and the curses work as they used to, though the text covering soul split was really just an annoyance rather than a real worry. I personally can't stand the clicking at TD's and surely wouldn't be able to concentrate that much for 8 hours a day, but frosts seem much easier with no real worry of dying.

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I might get 85 dungeoneering (big might) and range them with a cannon for my last four ranged levels. Very nice guide. :thumbup:

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Thanks for all the positive feedback so far and the few tips, keep them coming in. I also added a little more eye-candy in the rewards section and i'm currently working on giving more detailed information about luring and suggesting ranging/maging setups while giving more accurate numbers for kills an hour.

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I know you already answered this on the other Frost Dragon guide thread, but Im just checking if your opinion changed after more time there.

So it's just not worth going there if you dont have a yak? I have basically every other requirement though, although Id imagine yak would greatly increase profit.

I have chaotic rapier, 99 att/str, extremes, turmoil, and best gear to use. Only missing out on the yak, which is probably the most important.

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I know you already answered this on the other Frost Dragon guide thread, but Im just checking if your opinion changed after more time there.

So it's just not worth going there if you dont have a yak? I have basically every other requirement though, although Id imagine yak would greatly increase profit.

I have chaotic rapier, 99 att/str, extremes, turmoil, and best gear to use. Only missing out on the yak, which is probably the most important.

In my opinion, and because this is an efficient slaying guide, it's not worth it, BUT, if you were to leave the cannon down the dungeon(which i'm not sure works) and bank quickly(~3 minutes) you should still be able to rake in more than 150 bones an hour, but it will be even less enjoyable. Can be done, not efficient, worth it if you can't cannon DK's or kill TD's efficiently.

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Edit: added a more detailed insight of luring at this spot and added some useful experience rates for training at the spot. I also tested the usefulness of range and mage at the spot and found ranged to be better than expected and magic worse than expected. I'd certainly appreciate some of your numbers for any of the combat classes.

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Say I wanted to kill like 5k dragons, how many cballs would I need?
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nice guide, i might give ranging them a try
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Say I wanted to kill like 5k dragons, how many cballs would I need?

Around 40k with melee, more with range or mage.

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ooo thanks very much Full marks 100/100 Well Done! :thumbsup:
Hey I am a Level 102 combat in Runescape with 99 Woodcutting and a few near feel free to pm me anything as I will reply.

yours sincerely George :)

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Do like the guide.

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Would this be worth doing even without 99 sum?

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What does 99 summ have anything to do with it?
You only take a yak.
Edit: Why does it look like a mod posted from the index page on this topic.
 




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