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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.

Drops

Estimated drop rates are based off 1,000 kills.[e 1]

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,309
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 2 Always 6,480

Unique

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) 161,409
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,430
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare (1/512) 38,429
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare (1/512) 13,802


Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta Rune hasta 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 12,090
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 12,082
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon (~5/128) 18,809
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 59,497
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (~1/128) 17,603
  1. 1.0 1.1 Players who have not completed Barbarian training will receive the spear instead of the hasta.

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common (~6/128) 37,943
Rune full helm Rune full helm 2 Uncommon (~5/128) 41,470
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 7,647
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 2,390
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Rare (~1/256) 38,597
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare (~1/256) 59,291

Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 Common (~10/128) 8,150
Death rune Death rune 75 Common (~9/128) 16,950
Blood rune Blood rune 50 Common (~9/128) 13,600
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Common (~8/128) 7,350
Law rune Law rune 75 Common (~6/128) 16,575
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 75 Common (~6/128) 8,400
Rune dart Rune dart 20 Uncommon (~4.5/128) 21,800
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon (~3/128) 7,050
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 5,640

Materials and Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish Anglerfish 2 Common (~8/128) 3,002
Lava scale Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon (~4/128) 14,890
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (~4/128) 121,760
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 40 Uncommon [1] 39,680
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon (~2/128) 40,480
Runite ore Runite ore 3 (noted) Uncommon (~2/128) 33,759
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 370; 550–850; 2,200 Common (~12/128)
(~0.5/128 for 2200)
Not sold
Gem drop table Gem drop table 1 Uncommon (~3/128) Not sold
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) Not sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Common (1/20) 7,893
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) 7,844,716

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster approximately has a 3/128 chance to access the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare
(1/170.67; 1/128)[G 1]
702
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare
(1/341.33; 1/256)[G 1]
826
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare
(1/682.67; 1/512)[G 1]
1,488
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare
(1/1,820.44; 1/1,365.33)[G 1]
851
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare
(1/2,730.67; 1/2,048)[G 1]
2,794
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
815
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
9,508
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
12,240
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare
(1/87,381.33; 1/7,680)[G 1]
12,082
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare
(1/174,762.67; 1/15,360)[G 1]
65,684
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare
(1/233,016.89; 1/20,480)[G 1]
38,429
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster approximately has a 1.5/128 chance to access the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare (1/496.48) Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/541.9; 1/540.5)[R 1] 9,508
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/570.19; 1/568.64)[R 1] 12,240
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53; 1/1,638.4)[R 1] 702
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53) 12,405
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/3,148.88; 1/3,013.15)[R 1] 851
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 37,948
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 24,588
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07; 1/3,276.8)[R 1] 826
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 9,945
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 10,170
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 4,650
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 4,704
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 1,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 22,648
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 12,004
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/5,461.33) 7,900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/8,738.13; 1/6,553.6)[R 1] 1,488
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 32,212
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 59,291
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/11,530.73)[R 2] 12,082
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/23,061.47)[R 2] 65,684
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/30,748.62)[R 2] 38,429
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/34,952.53; 1/26,214.4)[R 1] 2,794
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/69,905.07; 1/52,428.8)[R 1] 815
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate is increased by an unknown amount when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Trivia

  • 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.

References

  1. 1000 Black dragon kills