PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (2024)

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There are three species of gemstone dragons - Dragonstone dragons, Onyx dragons, and Hydrix dragons.

⬥ To kill them off-task in gemstone mines, you need to buy KC through these following uncut gems:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (1) - Allows 2 kills each

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (2) - Allows 400 kills each

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (3) - Allows 4000 kills each

⬥ If killing them in the wilderness PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (4) or Dragonkin Laboratory PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (5), payment is not needed.

⬥ Due to their low profitability but relatively high PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (6) EXP rates, they should be only be killed on-task for slayer EXP and heavily improved rare drop rates.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• All presets hence assume PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (7) buffs are active on the Anachronia helmet stand.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For active methods, ranged PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (8) is preferred with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (9) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (10)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For AFK methods PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (11) with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (12) is better, although PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (13) methods are still available.

⬥ Besides autos and standard dragonbreath attacks, each species of gemstone dragon has a special attack which fires out a set of gemstone spikes, creating a 3x3 area centered around the player after a delay, dealing high PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (14) damage. Additionally, gemstone spikes have the following effects:

⬥ Dragonstone Dragon: Halves the duration of antifires and super antifires.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This does NOT work only on extended super antifires.

⬥ Onyx Dragon: Heals the dragon by up to 5000 LP.

⬥ Hydrix Dragon: Drains adrenaline to 0 and halves adrenaline gain for 15 seconds.

Desirable Drops

⬥ Besides the Draconic Visage (1/10000) which most dragons drop, different dragons drop the different pieces of Gemstone Armour (T80 hybrid, unaugmentable) required for the Karamja slayer log:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Dragonstone Dragon: Gemstone Gloves and Boots

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Onyx Dragon: Gemstone Helmet and Greaves

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Hydrix Dragon: Gemstone Hauberk

⬥ All Gemstone dragons have a static droprate for Armour pieces at a rate of 1/2500 off-task and 1/1000 on-task.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For Dragonstone and Onyx Dragons this is then 50% chance to be either of the pieces they can drop.

Location and How to Get There

⬥ Gemstone dragons are located below the Shilo Village Mines. A ladder leads to the cavern beside Kelhar, which requires Karamja Gloves 3 or above to access.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The teleport option on Karamja Gloves 3 or higher is the fastest way to access the cavern.

⬥ They are also found in the Wilderness Dungeon just south of PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (15). The quickest way to get there is by teleporting to PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (16) using the Slayer Cape PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (17), walk south and down the ladder.

Useful Items and Unlocks

Useful Items and Unlocks

Improves KPH/Exp rates/QoL.

Item unlocks

Scrimshaw of Sacrifice PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (18)• Can be used for 50% increased PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (19) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (20) exp• Feasible as dragons have high base PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (21) exp and are not killed for profit.⬥ Dragon slayer gloves PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (22)• Can be used as a switch for 15% more PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (23) exp, or camped at the cost of slightly less KPH from losing PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (24) passive.⬥ Demon horn necklace PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (25)• If AFKing and not using the PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (26), players can use this to upkeep prayer points.​

Passive unlocks

Restocking Cannon Ability• Allows PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (27) restocking without user input.⬥ Death ward PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (28)• Aids player survivability if hit by gemstone spikes, especially when AFK.

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Dragonstone dragons are the easiest of the 3 and should only be done for the slayer log or if under levelled. If under geared or not confident, using extended super antifires is recommended to take less damage from dragonbreath, especially if AFKing.

Stats

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (30) level: 95

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (31) XP per kill: 2781.4 + 917.8 HP

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (32) XP per kill: 1448.4

⬥ Optimal kills per hour - ~278 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (33) PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (34), ~400 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (35)

⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (36) XP hour - 402k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (37) PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (38) , 580k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (39)

⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (40) XP hour with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (41) - 603k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (42) PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (43), 870k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (44)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (45) Method and Where to stand

⬥ Place cannon PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (46) on yellow tile as shown below.

⬥ Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (47) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (48)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (49)

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PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (51)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (52) Method and Where to stand

⬥ It is ideal to kill them one at a time, using an PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (53) to cycle through 2 spawns in the south eastern corner of the cavern.

⬥ Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (54) and t95/t99 curse for the respective style.

⬥ Place cannon PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (55) on yellow tile as shown below, and stand on the red tile so you avoid the special attacks.

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Preset Suggestions

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⬥ Ranged

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⬥ Magic

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (62)⬥ Necromancy PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (63)

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Video Examples

AFK Magic PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (65) - Don't stand in position of this video if you want to avoid specs.

AFK Necro PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (66)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (67)

Onyx dragons generally aren't done much unless for the slayer log, as players at this level should simply boost to kill Hydrix dragons actively for faster exp.

Stats

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (68) level: 98

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (69) XP per kill: 2500 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (70) + 825 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (71)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (72) XP per kill: 1858.8

⬥ Optimal kills per hour - ~270 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (73) (AFK), ~400 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (74) (AFK)

⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (75) XP hour - 500k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (76), 744k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (77)

⬥ ⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (78) XP hour with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (79) - 750k PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (80), 1.115m PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (81)

Where to stand

⬥ Place cannon PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (82) on yellow tile as shown below if using PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (83). If using PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (84), use PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (85) instead.

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Stand two tiles south of the PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (90), ensure PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (91), PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (92) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (93) are active at all times.

Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (94) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (95)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (96)

NecromancyPvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (97)

Ensure PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (98), PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (99) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (100) are active at all times

Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (101) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (102)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (103)

T90 Deathwarden can be substituted for T95 gear if not owned, but will receive ~10% less kph.

Preset Suggestions

Magic - AFK PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (104)Necromancy - AFK PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (105)

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Action Bars

⬥ Magic PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (107)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (108)⬥ Necromancy PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (109)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (110)

Video Examples

AFK Magic PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (111)

AFK Necro PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (112)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (113)

Hydrix dragons is relevant to players desiring slayer log completion and high exp rates. They provide more than twice the PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (114) exp per kill of Onyx dragons and is considered one of the highest exp/hr tasks in the game if done actively.

Stats

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (115) level: 101

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (116) XP per kill: 3000 + 990 HP

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (117) XP per kill: 4768.8

⬥ Optimal kills per hour - >350 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (118), ~300 PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (119)

⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (120) XP hour - 1.66m PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (121), 1.43m PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (122)

⬥ Optimal PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (123) XP hour with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (124) - 2.5m PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (125), 2.15m PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (126)

Preset Suggestions

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Use to the low accuracy of PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (131) and the existence of PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (132), PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (133) is the best style for slaying hydrix dragons actively.

⬥ Place the PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (134) and position as shown in the picture below. Place your PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (135) around the area the player is positioned in the picture.

⬥ The main dragons you'll be chinning are the ones in the top right (yellow box) which your PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (136) will aggro and align for you. The dragons shown in the blue and red boxes can be opportunistically chinned if you manage to lure them correctly.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Use PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (137) PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (138), PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (139), PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (140) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (141) with PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (142) prioritised in that order to quickly AoE pairs down.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Chin Deadshot PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (143) PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (144) can be used when out of PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (145)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Use PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (146) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (147) to quickly kill dragons single target.

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⬥ Pay close attention to the dragons' specs especially if you have more than 2 attacking you.

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (149) Method and Where to stand

⬥ Place cannon PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (150) on yellow tile as shown below

⬥ Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (151) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (152)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (153)

⬥ Ensure PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (154) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (155) are active at all times

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (156)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (157) Method and Where to stand

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (158) buff, and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (159) buff can help increase KPH in the wilderness.

⬥ Place oldak coil PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (160) on yellow tile and stand on the red tile as shown below.

⬥ Pray PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (161) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (162)/PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (163)

⬥ ⬥ Ensure PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (164) and PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (165) are active at all times

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (166)

Action Bars

⬥ Necromancy PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (167)

PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (168)⬥ Magic PvM Encyclopedia Guides - Gemstone Dragons (169)

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Video Examples

Hydrix dragon AFK (Necro)

Hydrix dragon Active (Ranged)

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