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Black dragon
Black dragon
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 227
Always drops Dragon bones, Black dragonhide
Examine
A fierce dragon with black scales!
Combat info
Hitpoints 190
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 21 (Melee), 50+ (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab Attacks, Range
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Dragonfire
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 199.5
Category Black dragon
Assigned by
Krystilia chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
200 200 200 1 100
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+50 +70 +70 +60 +50
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4
Black dragon icon

Black dragons are very powerful monsters, and like all other dragons, an Anti-dragon shield or Antifire potion is needed in order to protect yourself from their powerful magic-based fire. They are the most powerful chromatic dragon. They are not as popular a monster to train on as the weaker blue dragon, but their guaranteed drops, black dragonhide and dragon bones, are some of the most valuable guaranteed drops of all monsters. They are also hunted for the draconic visage.

LocationsEdit

Black dragons can only be found in four locations:

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Black dragons have an extremely high Defence, one of the highest of any monster in RuneScape. As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield is essential when fighting them with Melee. Without one, you can be hit extremely hard by dragonfire.

Black dragon task-only area safespot

Safespots found in the middle of the Taverley Dungeon's upper area.

They can be ranged or maged safely in all of their locations. You could also try killing them with a halberd; however, this is not advised as it may take a very long amount of time. 

Ranged is the most advised of the method due to all dragons having high Magic Defence and the occasional accident occurring with the halberd leaving the player completely vulnerable to their very powerful dragonfire attack.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,681
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,233
Dragon token Dragon token 1 Always [1] Not sold
  1. Only dropped during the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster if the player doesn't have one already.

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 192
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 827
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,129
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,318
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,691
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,799

Ammunition/RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart (p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,096
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 2,130–4,260
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 996 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,080 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 3,405
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon 9,960

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,260–4,520
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 303
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,190
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon [2] 3,112
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/60)[2] 107,201
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[3] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500)[4] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,850,797
  1. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
  4. 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.

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
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 900
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,414
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,554
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 890
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,727
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 730
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 237
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,559
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,987
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,532
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,883
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,295
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 535
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,598
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,822
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,360
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 10,440
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,143
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,247
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,095
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,192
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,191


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