Dragon Defender is the strongest of the Defenders in-game and the most popular off-hand item to have equipped when using a Melee setup. It is obtained via first getting a Rune Defender via Barbarian Assault and then killing Cyclops in the Warriors Guild until it drops. Alternatively, it can be received from a Book of Knowledge. It has similar defensive stats to an Adamant sq shield, with slight differences. It has the best off-hand strength bonus apart from the Dragonfire shield, which gives a +7 strength bonus. This -1 strength bonus is off-set by its unrivaled melee attack bonuses, the highest of which can be found in the off-hand slot.
Defenders are un-tradable and cannot be alched. If you die and lose your defender you must obtain a new one via killing another Cyclops (if you no longer have your Rune Defender you must get a new one first).
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A player wielding a dragon defender