Brutal green dragons are found in the Ancient Cavern, and are a much stronger relative to the green dragons in the Wilderness. Access to the brutal green dragons requires sufficient levels in Barbarian Training. The brutal green dragons use a rudimentary Magic attack and a Melee attack both with a max hit of 18. They are immune to poison. The Brutal Green Dragon can be part of a Slayer assignment.

Combat strategy

Brutal green dragon attacks

The dragon's attacks from afar.

For its combat level, brutal green dragons are fairly weak against Ranged. The dragon can be effectively fought using crossbow ranging, the Protect from Magic prayer and sufficient firebreath protection (e.g. Anti-dragon shield, Antifire potion). Bring prayer potions, antifire potions and ranging potions. The dragons will use Melee if an opponent walks close to them. They do not move to attack with Melee as they rely on their Magic attack and firebreath attack to inflict their significant damage.


The brutal green dragons dominate the lower level of the Ancient Cavern.


100% Drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,780
Green dragonhide Green dragonhide 2 Always 3,106


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril hasta Mithril hasta 1 Uncommon 291
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,504
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 17,510  
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Very rare 59,322


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 923
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,949
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,556  
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,630

Projectiles and Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 15–20 Common 4,410–5,880
Lava rune Lava rune 35 Common 140
Steam rune Steam rune 37 Uncommon 2,442
Nature rune Nature rune 17 Uncommon 3,910
Air rune Air rune 34 Uncommon 170
Law rune Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,490
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 8 Uncommon 568
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 8 Uncommon 1,576
Adamant dart Adamant dart 25 Uncommon 1,775
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 71
Adamant knife Adamant knife 8 Uncommon 2,632
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 90 Rare 6,390


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 162
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 629
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,905
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 883
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,828
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,220
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,546
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,556
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 622


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,813 Common Not sold
Mithril ore Mithril ore(noted) 5 Uncommon 595
Curry Curry 1–2 Uncommon 753–1,506
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold

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 9,859
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,849
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 775
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 476
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 672
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,290
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,269
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 870
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,420
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,346
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,410
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,509
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,693
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,447
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,400
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,590
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,904
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,001
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,109
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,893
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,587
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,932

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