Brine rat
Brine rat
Release date 10 April 2007 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 70
Always drops Bones, Raw rat meat
Eww, a bald rat!
Combat info
Hitpoints 50
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 9
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (stab)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 47
Slayer XP 50
Category Brine rat, Rat
Assigned by
Turael chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
70 79 40 1 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Brine rat icon
Brine rat safespot

Location of the brine rat safespot.
(Southeast corner)

Brine rats are Slayer monsters that can only be fought after the partial completion of Olaf's Quest. They are notable for being the only monsters to drop the Brine sabre. A Slayer level of 47 is required to fight a brine rat, and a spade is required to access the cave. The brine rats are relatively weak, but it is recommended to bring food if you have less than 70 Defence. Olaf has an infinite fire located beside him, and the unnoted raw swordfish drops can be collected and cooked on the fire, just outside the brine rat cave. Brine rats can also be killed as an alternative for a rat slayer assignment provided the player has 47 Slayer.

Rangers and mages may attack behind the skeletons and bones lying throughout the room to safespot the rats. The best location being behind the bones in the north-west corner.

Bringing a tinderbox and a couple of logs may be advisable if staying there for a while due to their raw swordfish/shark drop.

A Dwarf multicannon is usable in the Brine Rat Cavern.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 77
Raw rat meat Raw rat meat 1 Always 26


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw rat meat Raw rat meat 18 (noted) Uncommon 468
Raw pike Raw pike 18 (noted) Uncommon 900
Raw lobster Raw lobster 10 (noted) Uncommon 2,150
Raw shark Raw shark 3; 8; 9 (noted) Uncommon 2,517–7,551
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 9 Rare 3,636
Raw shark Raw shark 1 Rare 839


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 7 Common 2,009
Air rune Air rune 18 Uncommon 90
Earth rune Earth rune 10; 18; 36 Uncommon 50–180
Water rune Water rune 10; 18 Uncommon 50–90
Blood rune Blood rune 4 Uncommon 1,288

Other drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 1; 2; 4; 29; 30 Common Not sold
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 221
Brine sabre Brine sabre 1 Rare (1/512) 349,212