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. You do not need an anti dragonfire shield, an anti-fire potion is enough protection for you to take 0 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 2,466
Green dragonhide Green dragonhide 2 Always 2,796


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril hasta Mithril hasta 1 Uncommon 291
Adamant 2h sword Adamant 2h sword 1 Uncommon 3,603
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 17,474  


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 924
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,998
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,540  
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,634

Projectiles and Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 15–20 Common 4,605–6,140
Lava rune Lava rune 35 Common 140
Steam rune Steam rune 37 Uncommon 2,590
Nature rune Nature rune 17 Uncommon 3,978
Air rune Air rune 34 Uncommon 136
Law rune Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,700
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 8 Uncommon 568
Rune thrownaxe Rune thrownaxe 8 Uncommon 1,584
Adamant dart Adamant dart 25 Uncommon 2,125
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 75
Adamant knife Adamant knife 8 Uncommon 2,896
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 90 Rare 6,390


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 152
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 593
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,068
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 857
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,936
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,296
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,565
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,489
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 591


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,813 Common Not sold
Mithril ore Mithril ore(noted) 5 Uncommon 640
Curry Curry 1–2 Uncommon 903–1,806
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/28) 7,760
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.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 10,031
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,244
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 519
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 500
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 701
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,318
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 707
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,898
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,500
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,306
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,678
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,100
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,505
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,769
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,524
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,628
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,791
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,999
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,104
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,847
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,352
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,709


  • Prior to 19 May 2016, Brutal green dragons were the only chromatic dragons unable to drop ensouled dragon heads.

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