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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 2,957
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 2 Always 6,084

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) 161,236
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,182
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare (1/512) 37,344
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare (1/512) 13,181


Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta Rune hasta 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 11,882
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Common (~10/128)[1] 11,890
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon (~5/128) 18,599
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 59,229
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (~1/128) 17,406
  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) 37,837
Rune full helm Rune full helm 2 Uncommon (~5/128) 41,198
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 7,325
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon (~1.5/128) 2,372
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Rare (~1/256) 38,470
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare (~1/256) 58,834

Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 Common (~10/128) 8,800
Death rune Death rune 75 Common (~9/128) 16,275
Blood rune Blood rune 50 Common (~9/128) 17,100
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Common (~8/128) 7,300
Law rune Law rune 75 Common (~6/128) 11,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 75 Common (~6/128) 4,950
Rune dart Rune dart 20 Uncommon (~4.5/128) 21,380
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon (~3/128) 11,025
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 5,880

Materials and Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish Anglerfish 2 Common (~8/128) 4,196
Lava scale Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon (~4/128) 15,525
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (~4/128) 143,040
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 40 Uncommon [1] 38,040
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon (~2/128) 28,200
Runite ore Runite ore 3 (noted) Uncommon (~2/128) 33,207
  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) 11,861
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) 5,371,432

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]
474
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare
(1/341.33; 1/256)[G 1]
732
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare
(1/682.67; 1/512)[G 1]
1,361
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare
(1/1,820.44; 1/1,365.33)[G 1]
828
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare
(1/2,730.67; 1/2,048)[G 1]
2,923
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
880
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
9,673
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare
(1/5,461.33; 1/4,096)[G 1]
10,187
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare
(1/87,381.33; 1/7,680)[G 1]
11,890
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare
(1/174,762.67; 1/15,360)[G 1]
65,235
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare
(1/233,016.89; 1/20,480)[G 1]
37,344
  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] 9,673
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/570.19; 1/568.64)[R 1] 10,187
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53; 1/1,638.4)[R 1] 474
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Very rare (1/2,184.53) 12,428
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/3,148.88; 1/3,013.15)[R 1] 828
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 17,487
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 37,849
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare (1/3,640.89) 24,402
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07; 1/3,276.8)[R 1] 732
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 7,020
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 9,765
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) 2,772
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 1,240
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 22,330
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/5,461.33) 11,880
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/5,461.33) 4,900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/8,738.13; 1/6,553.6)[R 1] 1,361
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 32,054
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/10,922.67) 58,834
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/11,530.73)[R 2] 11,890
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/23,061.47)[R 2] 65,235
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/30,748.62)[R 2] 37,344
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/34,952.53; 1/26,214.4)[R 1] 2,923
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/69,905.07; 1/52,428.8)[R 1] 880
  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


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