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Black dragon
Black dragon
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 227
Always drops Black dragonhide
Dragon bones
Examine
A fierce dragon with black scales!
Combat info
Hitpoints 190
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 21 (Melee)
50+ (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab, Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (Slash)
Dragonfire (Magic)
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 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Black dragon
Black dragon
Release date 23 November 2017 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 247
Always drops Black dragonhide
Dragon bones
Examine
A fierce dragon with black scales!
Combat info
Hitpoints 250
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 22 (Melee)
50+ (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab, Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (Slash)
Dragonfire (Magic)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 262
Category Black dragon
Assigned by
Krystilia chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
200 215 200 1 150
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 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

























Black dragon icon

Black dragons are very powerful monsters, and like all other dragons, an anti-dragon shield or equivalent or Antifire potion is recommended in order for the player to protect themselves from their dragonfire. They are the most powerful standard 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

StrategyEdit

As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield is essential when fighting them with Melee. Without one, the player may be hit extremely hard by dragonfire.

As safespots are available in all of their locations, Ranged is a common method to kill them, since they are weak to Ranged like many dragons.

If a player wishes to use Melee, the best method is to use the Zamorakian hasta as it has the highest stab bonus in the game and allows them to equip an Anti-dragon shield at the same time. The next best choice for a stab weapon would be the Abyssal dagger.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,435
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,815
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/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 226
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 797
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,150
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,316
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,574
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,731

Ammunition/RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart (p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,048
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,560–3,120
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 820 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,550 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 3,000
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon [1] 15,040–37,600
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.


OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,031–4,062
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 290
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 8,526
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon [2] 2,038
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon [2]
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
129,008
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) 6,839,106
  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
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,286
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,502
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 277
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 906
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 806
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,590
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 608
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 760
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,308
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,271
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,975
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,855
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,507
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,858
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,485
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,411
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,208
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,116
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,105
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,076
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,400
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,202


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