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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, as the only other way of obtaining one is through the rare drop table, which has a much rarer drop rate.

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


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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta Rune hasta 1 Uncommon [1] 11,882
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Uncommon [1] 11,890
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,599
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare 12,028
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare 17,406
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Rare 59,229
  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 37,837
Rune full helm Rune full helm 2 Uncommon 41,198
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Rare 38,470
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Rare 7,325
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Rare 2,372
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,834

Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 Common 8,800
Rune dart Rune dart 20 Common 21,380
Law rune Law rune 75 Common 11,700
Death rune Death rune 75 Common 16,275
Blood rune Blood rune 50 Uncommon 17,100
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Uncommon 7,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 75 Uncommon 4,950
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon 11,025
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 30 Uncommon 5,880

Materials and Consumables

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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 370–2,200 Common Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (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

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 9,673
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,187
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 601
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 474
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 732
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,361
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 828
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,772
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,240
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,428
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,487
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,020
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,765
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,402
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,849
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,330
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,880
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,923
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,834
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,054
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,890
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,235
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,344


  • They are the strongest dragon in Old School RuneScape, superseding mithril dragons.
  • Brutal black dragons are the only chromatic dragons that are slayer monsters.
  • The magic attack of the brutal black dragon resembles Iban Blast.
  • 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.

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