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


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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta 1 Uncommon [1] 11,867
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Uncommon [1] 11,933
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,606
Rune sword.png Rune sword 1 Rare 12,166
Dragon dagger.png Dragon dagger 1 Rare 17,505
Dragon longsword.png Dragon longsword 1 Rare 59,317
  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.png Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,828
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 2 Uncommon 41,176
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 1 Rare 38,473
Black d'hide body.png Black d'hide body 1 Rare 7,285
Black d'hide vamb.png Black d'hide vamb 1 Rare 2,362
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488

Runes and Ammunition

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

Materials and Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Anglerfish.png Anglerfish 2 Common 3,154
Lava scale.png Lava scale 5 (noted) Uncommon 18,850
Dragon arrowtips 5.png Dragon arrowtips 40 Uncommon 24,320
Dragon dart tip.png Dragon dart tip 40 Uncommon (3/128) 123,560
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 40 Rare 38,160
Runite ore.png Runite ore 3 (noted) Rare 33,507


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

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Common 505
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226


  • 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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