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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.png Dragon bones 1 Always 2,713
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 2 Always 5,858

Unique

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

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,162
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,137
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare (1/512) 37,226
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare (1/512) 13,080


Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 11,867
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 11,933
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 1 Uncommon (~5/128) 18,606
Dragon longsword.png Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 59,317
Dragon dagger.png Dragon dagger 1 Rare (~1/128) 17,505
  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.png Rune platelegs 1 Common (~6/128) 37,828
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 2 Uncommon (~5/128) 41,176
Black d'hide body.png Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 7,285
Black d'hide vamb.png Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 2,362
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 1 Rare (~1/256) 38,473
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare (~1/256) 58,488

Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 50 Common (~10/128) 8,750
Death rune.png Death rune 75 Common (~9/128) 15,225
Blood rune.png Blood rune 50 Common (~9/128) 18,350
Soul rune.png Soul rune 50 Common (~8/128) 7,300
Law rune.png Law rune 75 Common (~6/128) 12,450
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 75 Common (~6/128) 5,250
Rune dart.png Rune dart 20 Uncommon (~4.5/128) 22,680
Rune knife.png Rune knife 25 Uncommon (~3/128) 7,825
Rune thrownaxe.png Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 6,270

Materials and Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish.png Anglerfish 2 Common (~8/128) 3,154
Lava scale.png Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon (~4/128) 18,850
Dragon dart tip.png Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (~4/128) 123,560
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 40 Uncommon [1] 38,160
Dragon arrowtips 5.png Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon (~2/128) 24,320
Runite ore.png Runite ore 3 (noted) Uncommon (~2/128) 33,507
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other

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

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ensouled dragon head.png Ensouled dragon head 1 Common (1/20) 10,133
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold
Ancient shard.png Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/123.33) Not sold
Dark totem base.png Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Dark totem middle.png Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Dark totem top.png Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,940,340

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.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare
(1/170.67; 1/128)[G 1]
455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare
(1/341.33; 1/256)[G 1]
679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare
(1/682.67; 1/512)[G 1]
1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare
(1/1,820.44; 1/1,365.33)[G 1]
744
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare
(1/2,730.67; 1/2,048)[G 1]
2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare
(1/87,381.33; 1/7,680)[G 1]
11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare
(1/174,762.67; 1/15,360)[G 1]
65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare
(1/233,016.89; 1/20,480)[G 1]
37,226
  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.png Coins 3,000 Rare (1/496.48) Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/541.9; 1/540.5)[R 1] 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/570.19; 1/568.64)[R 1] 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53; 1/1,638.4)[R 1] 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53) 12,368
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/3,148.88; 1/3,013.15)[R 1] 744
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07; 1/3,276.8)[R 1] 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 9,135
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/5,461.33) 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/8,738.13; 1/6,553.6)[R 1] 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/11,530.73)[R 2] 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/23,061.47)[R 2] 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/30,748.62)[R 2] 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/34,952.53; 1/26,214.4)[R 1] 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/69,905.07; 1/52,428.8)[R 1] 875
  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.

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