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 Ranged-icon Magic-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
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+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 46
Raw rat meat Raw rat meat 1 Always 16


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw rat meat Raw rat meat 18 (noted) Uncommon 288
Raw pike Raw pike 18 (noted) Uncommon 576
Raw lobster Raw lobster 10 (noted) Uncommon 1,370
Raw shark Raw shark 3; 8; 9 (noted) Uncommon 1,524–4,572
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 9 Rare 3,294
Raw shark Raw shark 1 Rare 508


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 7 Common 1,778
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 896

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 1; 2; 4; 29; 30 Common Not sold
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 249
Brine sabre Brine sabre 1 Rare (1/512) 125,916