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Brutal black dragon
Brutal black dragon
Release date 9 June 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 318
Always drops Dragon bones and 2 Black dragonhides
It appears intelligent and savage.
Combat info
Hitpoints 315
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 29
Weakness Stab, Ranged, dragon hunter crossbow
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Magic, Dragonfire
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 77
Slayer XP 346.5
Category Black dragon
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Ranged icon Magic icon
330 210 258 0 250
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
+50 +70 +70 +60 +50
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+20 +0 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Brutal black dragon icon

Brutal black dragons are slayer monsters requiring level 77 Slayer in order to be damaged and are a tougher version of black dragons. They are found in the Catacombs of Kourend. Players can kill them as an alternative for a black dragon Slayer assignment.

Players can access the dragons by heading towards the Dragon's Den and running past the brutal blue and red dragons, or alternatively, use the hole found in the Lovakengj House to take them there immediately (this requires climbing up the rope from inside the catacombs first).

Like all brutal dragons, they use Melee, Magic and long-range dragonfire. Using both Protect from Magic (with a couple of prayer potions) and an antifire potion will completely protect players from damage, if players don't stand in Melee range.

Due to the brutal black dragon's unique drop table, it is the best way for ironmen to obtain a dragon spear if specifically hunting for one, as the only other way of obtaining one is through the rare drop table, which has a much rarer drop rate. However, many ironmen obtain one on the way to 77 Slayer if using a ring of wealth.

Brutal black dragons also have the best generic drop table out of all of the dragons in-game.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,607
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 2 Always 6,310


There is a 1 in 128 chance of hitting the unique drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,360
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,336
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare (1/512) 37,622
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare (1/512) 13,400


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta Rune hasta 1 Uncommon [1] 12,093
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Uncommon [1] 12,067
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,832
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare 17,602
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Rare 59,478
  1. 1.0 1.1 Players who have not completed Barbarian training will receive the spear instead of the hasta.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,989
Rune full helm Rune full helm 2 Uncommon 41,522
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Rare 38,622
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Rare 7,531
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Rare 2,430
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,206

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 Common 7,500
Rune dart Rune dart 20 Common 21,200
Law rune Law rune 75 Common 14,775
Death rune Death rune 75 Common 18,225
Blood rune Blood rune 50 Uncommon 11,650
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Uncommon 7,350
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 75 Uncommon 5,550
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon 11,875
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon 6,810

Materials and ConsumablesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish Anglerfish 2 Common 2,464
Lava scale Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon 12,605
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon 53,640
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 40 Uncommon [1] 47,640
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (3/128) 129,800
Runite ore Runite ore 3 (noted) Rare 33,687
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 370–2,200 Common Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Common (1/20) 9,297
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/123.33) Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,229,600

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,578
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,104
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 164
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 829
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 787
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,531
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 607
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 750
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,425
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 12,864
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,865
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,935
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,648
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,999
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,635
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,737
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,159
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,206
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,240
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,067
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,215
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,622


  • Brutal black dragons are the only chromatic dragons that are Slayer monsters.
  • The Magic attack projectile of the brutal black dragon resembles Iban Blast.
  • Brutal black dragons are the only monster to have two items from the mega-rare subtable of the rare drop table on their standard drop table (rune and dragon spears).
  • Upon release, brutal black dragons did not have any Slayer requirement and dropped the dragon full helm at the same rate as mithril dragons. Due to player complaints about how profitable they were without any requirements (other than combat) in addition to devaluing a unique mithril dragon drop, an update was added to require players to have 77 Slayer to harm them and removed the dragon full helm from their drop table.
  • Brutal black dragons are the only Slayer monsters in the Catacombs of Kourend that do not have a superior variant.