What are the rarest OSRS drops?
In Old School RuneScape, some items have a rarer drop rate than others, and getting your hands on them can be an achievement worth bragging about.
Rare drops also have the highest values in the game, which means they could set you up with a one-way ticket to riches if you choose to sell them.
That said, because of just how mindbogglingly rare some of these drop rates are, if you are lucky enough to get them, you may not ever want to let them go!
OSRS: The 10 Rarest Drops (Ranked)
Our ranked lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.
Here’s our list of the 10 OSRS rarest drops:
10. Draconic Visage
Used in creating the Dragonfire Shield, the Draconic Visage used to only be dropped by a handful of dragons.
While it is now dropped by a few other monsters alongside the dragons, its drop rate is still extremely rare.
Dragons like Vorkarth and King Black Dragon drop this visage at a rate of 1/5k, but others like the Skeletal Wyvern have drop rates of 1/10k.
Its current value is around 3m, although it used to be worth 18m back in 2016. Regardless of the price drop, this item can still net you a good amount of gold if you choose to sell it.
If you can get your hands on the Draconic Visage, you can combine it with an anti-dragon shield to create the Dragonfire Shield.
This is one of the best shields in the game, and it provides +70 defense bonuses when charged, along with a +7 to strength.
How To Get It
While the drop rate for the Draconic Visage isn’t as rare as some others on this list, it will still require a good deal of luck to acquire.
To get your hands on it, you’ll need to kill King Black Dragon, Vorkarth, Black Gragons, Lava Dragons, Skeletal Dragons, and Brutal Dragons while hoping the odds are in your favor.
9. Dragon Warhammer
The Dragon Warhammer is a highly sought-after weapon, and it has a decently rare drop rate of 1/5k that requires players to get pretty lucky.
Ironman players, in particular, will spend weeks grinding for this weapon because it can be one of the best for raids and player vs. monster battles.
The Dragon Warhammer is currently valued at 37m, which is nothing to turn your nose up at if you’re playing a character that doesn’t rely on strength or crush attacks.
This Warhammer is popular with players because of its special attack, which can reduce a target’s defense and make them easier to target.
In addition to this, it also provides a staggering +85 to strength and a +95 to crush attack.
How To Get It
To get the Dragon Warhammer, you’ll need to kill your way through Lizardman shamans who can be found in Lizardman Canyon or in the Lizardman caves.
While not a mega-rare drop, you will still need to get pretty lucky to nab this.
8. Champion’s Scrolls
There are a total of 10 Champions’ Scrolls in Old School RuneScape. They have a drop rate of 1/5k and require players to have additional quest points for them to start dropping.
To get all of these scrolls and the Champion’s Cape afterward, players will need to spend a lot of time and effort, along with having a lot of luck on their side.
As noted above, there are 10 different scrolls, all dropped by a different race’s champion.
The main reason for collecting these scrolls is to unlock the champion’s cape, which requires all champions to be defeated and all scrolls to be collected.
This cape is purely cosmetic, and while it may not have impressive stat bonuses, it definitely shows off your status to other players and shows that you’ve been able to get some pretty lucky drops.
How To Get It
To get all of these scrolls, you will need to get consecutively lucky when fighting the 10 champions of all scroll-dropping races.
This will unlock the 11th champion, the human champion, so that you can acquire the cape.
7. Bloodhound Pet
No one can resist a good doggo, and this bloodhound definitely is a good boy. However, getting your hands on this good boy can require a lot of ground, even though it has a drop rate of 1/1k.
Now, this bloodhound doesn’t come with incredible stat bonuses or the ability to one-hit kill your foes.
However, it’s an incredibly adorable dog with a little green deerstalker hat. What more can you want, honestly?
How To Get It
To get your paws on your new digital best friend, you’ll need to hunt for master clue caskets.
These are received after completing the final clue of a master clue scroll.
Master clues can generate a minimum of 5 rewards and a maximum of 7, meaning players can receive an average of 6 rewards per casket.
If the odds are in your favor, one of these drops will be the Bloodhound pet.
6. Wilderness Weapons
The three Wilderness Weapons have staggeringly rare drop rates, and the odds will definitely have to be in your favor if you want to obtain them.
The Wilderness Weapons include Craw’s bow, Thammaron’s sceptre, and Viggora’s chainmace.
Craw’s bow offers a +75 to ranged attack and a +60 to ranged strength.
Thammaron’s sceptre provides a +20 to magic attack and +20 to magic defense.
Viggora’s chainmace gives players a +53 to stab attack, +67 to crush attack, +66 to strength, and +2 to prayer.
Because of these impressive bonuses, these items are considered some of the best loot you can get from rare drops.
How To Get It
To get these weapons, players will need to venture to the most dangerous part of the wilderness to kill the Revenants and Revenant Dragons.
When skulled, the drop rate for these items can be as high as 1/11k.
However, when unskulled, this can soar to 1/40k.
If fighting lower level Revenants, such as Revenant imps, this drop rate jumps even higher to 1/121k when skulled and 1/220k when unskilled.
Essentially, players can spend years trying to get these items, making them some of the most difficult to obtain in the game.
5. God War Dungeon Pets
Compared to Wilderness Weapons, God War Dungeon pets may not seem that hard to get since their drop rate is only 1/5k, compared to 1/220k.
However, God War Dungeon bosses are some of the most difficult to complete in the game, especially if you are going solo.
Even with a maxed-out character, most can only average about 9 kills in an hour. With a chance of only 1 in 5,000, 9 kills an hour doesn’t necessarily make for the best chances.
Like the Bloodhound pet, these God Dungeon pets don’t provide players with any bonuses or stat boosts and instead act as mini versions of the main bosses that can follow you around.
That said, having a mini God Dungeon boss following after you is definitely a status symbol among players.
How To Get It
These pets are obtained by killing any of the four God War dungeon bosses.
While they don’t have the highest drop rate by far, the process of getting them is what makes them one of the OSRS rarest drops in the entire game.
4. Skilling Pets
Sticking with the theme of pets, we have the eight skilling pets that stand out as some of the rarest, even in comparison to God Dungeon pets.
These pets can literally take the entire game to obtain, and even then, many players still won’t get lucky enough to earn themselves one of these pets.
As with the other pets, these eight serve as stats symbols more than anything else. However, you can change their appearances by feeding them specific items.
How To Get It
These pets are obtained by training specific skills, and the chance of getting on is based on the player’s level in the skill and the activity they are performing.
For example, if players were to train a skill to 99, they would then have about a 30% chance of obtaining a pet by doing activities related to that skill.
Considering that many players don’t even strive to hit 99 in many skills, this feat is even more considerable.
However, if you do manage to get any of these pets, you’ll definitely stand out in a crowd as one of the luckiest Old School RuneScape players.
3. Third Age Armour
Often considered by many players to be the rarest melee armor in the game, Third Age armor is undeniably a mega-rare drop that players will have to spend a lot of time to receive.
Even then, the odds are definitely stacked against you.
The Third Age Platebody piece provides players with an impressive +96 to stab damage, +108 to slash damage, +113 to crush damage, and +97 to ranged damage.
Coupled with the impressive additional bonuses from the platelets, helmet, and kite shield, this armor is definitely something that can benefit melee players and those who want to show off their wealth.
How To Get It
This armor can only be acquired as a drop from hard, elite, and master clue scrolls. On average, this armor has a drop rate of about 1/42k from hard clues, but for elite clues, it’s closer to 1/52k.
This is because there are more items in the hard drop table, which helps increase the probability, whereas the elite has fewer.
Because of its bonuses and how hard it is to get, this armor is some of the best loot you can get in the game — if you’re lucky enough.
2. Armadyl Helmet & Bandos Boots From Guards
There are rare drops, and then there are insanely rare drops that make everything else on this list look like a walk in the park.
If you thought the drops couldn’t get more ridiculous, you’re in for a treat.
If you’re a long-time OSRS player and are looking for content to work toward for years, then these items are right up your alley.
The Armadyl helmet sports the highest ranged attack for any item equippable in the headwear slot at +10.
Likewise, the Bandos boots have the second-highest ranged defense bonus at +15, beaten only by its upgraded variant, the Guardian boots.
That said, there’s a good reason that they’ve made their way onto this list.
How To Get It
Both of these pieces can be dropped by either Kree’arra or General Graardor at a drop rate of 1/128. Pretty easy, right?
What players may not know is that they can also be dropped by either a Bandosian or Armadylean guard at a drop rate of 1/1m.
Let us repeat. 1 in 1,000,000.
Grinding for this item by taking on these guards is a logistical nightmare with this drop rate, and the chances of acquiring them this way are as close to impossible as you can imagine.
We recommend heading after Kree’arra or General Graardor if you really want to get your hands on these items.
But, if you feel like spending years to be one in a million, we applaud you for your dedication.
1. Uncut Onyx From a Bag Full of Gems
If you thought a 1/1m drop rate was mind-boggling, you might want to pull up a chair if you aren’t already sitting down.
A bag full of gems is an item obtainable from Prospector Percy’s Nugget Shop at the cost of 40 gold nuggets, from Dusuri’s Star Shop for 300 stardust, or Belona’s Mining Guild Mineral Exchange for 20 unidentified minerals.
Each of these bags contains 40 uncut gems of varying rarity. However, none are as rare as uncut onyx.
Gems are valuable stones that players can get either from mining, as a drop from monsters via the rare drop table, or from gem bags.
Uncut onyx is the second rarest gem in OSRS, surpassed only by uncut zenyte, which can only be made by combining onyx with a zenyte shard.
As a gem, onyx can be used to make very powerful jewelry, which makes it useful for many players.
How To Get It
To get an uncut onyx in a bag of gems, you’ll need to be one of the luckiest players in all of RuneScape, as this is by far the rarest drop in the game.
This gem has an incredibly high drop rate of 1/100m. Yes, you read that right. 1 in 100,000,000. This means that the probability of it being in any given bag is around 1/2.5m.
While you could spend years grinding for the Armadyl helmet and Bandos boots from guards, to find this gem in a gem bag, you could spend literal decades without ever having it turn up.
This drop rate is so ludicrous that only one player in 2020 has officially been recognized as having received it.
If you genuinely need uncut onyx, Zulrah can provide them with a friendlier drop rate of only 1/128.
You can also just buy onyx from the TzHaar gem shop and save yourself a lot of headaches.
If you have any of these items or pets, count yourself as one of the luckiest players in Old School RuneScape.
Although some of these items do have lower drop rates from specific monsters or locations, it’s their difficulty to get in other ways that both baffle and entice players.
Sure, you could get onyx easily, but to get it from a gem bag is something that almost no one else can boast about.
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 OSRS rarest drops:
- Uncut Onyx from a Bag Full of Gems
- Armadyl Helmet and Brando Boots dropped from Guards
- Third Age Armor
- Skilling Pets
- God War Dungeon Pets
- Wilderness Weapons
- Bloodhound Pet
- Champion’s Scrolls
- Dragon Warhammer
- Draconic Visage
What’s your favorite OSRS rarest drop? Leave a comment below.
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