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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 2,541
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 2 Always 6,136

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) 161,431
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,346
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare (1/512) 37,303
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare (1/512) 14,788


Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta Rune hasta 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 12,026
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 11,994
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon (~5/128) 18,750
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 59,453
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (~1/128) 17,681
  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) 37,858
Rune full helm Rune full helm 2 Uncommon (~5/128) 41,416
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 7,493
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 2,474
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Rare (~1/256) 38,590
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare (~1/256) 59,162

Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 Common (~10/128) 8,350
Death rune Death rune 75 Common (~9/128) 17,025
Blood rune Blood rune 50 Common (~9/128) 17,800
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Common (~8/128) 7,300
Law rune Law rune 75 Common (~6/128) 16,200
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 75 Common (~6/128) 6,825
Rune dart Rune dart 20 Uncommon (~4.5/128) 21,880
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon (~3/128) 6,950
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 6,090

Materials and Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish Anglerfish 2 Common (~8/128) 3,000
Lava scale Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon (~4/128) 16,500
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (~4/128) 134,560
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 40 Uncommon [1] 38,680
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon (~2/128) 33,880
Runite ore Runite ore 3 (noted) Uncommon (~2/128) 34,209
  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) 8,159
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) 5,842,522

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]
654
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare
(1/341.33; 1/256)[G 1]
818
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare
(1/682.67; 1/512)[G 1]
1,486
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare
(1/1,820.44; 1/1,365.33)[G 1]
685
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare
(1/2,730.67; 1/2,048)[G 1]
3,069
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
835
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
13,120
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
11,882
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare
(1/87,381.33; 1/7,680)[G 1]
11,994
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare
(1/174,762.67; 1/15,360)[G 1]
65,388
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare
(1/233,016.89; 1/20,480)[G 1]
37,303
  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] 13,120
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/570.19; 1/568.64)[R 1] 11,882
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53; 1/1,638.4)[R 1] 654
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53) 12,456
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/3,148.88; 1/3,013.15)[R 1] 685
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 14,606
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 37,946
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 24,573
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07; 1/3,276.8)[R 1] 818
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 9,720
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 10,215
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 3,822
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 1,320
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 22,576
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 12,048
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/5,461.33) 7,600
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/8,738.13; 1/6,553.6)[R 1] 1,486
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 32,180
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 59,162
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/11,530.73)[R 2] 11,994
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/23,061.47)[R 2] 65,388
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/30,748.62)[R 2] 37,303
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/34,952.53; 1/26,214.4)[R 1] 3,069
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/69,905.07; 1/52,428.8)[R 1] 835
  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