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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, dragon hunter crossbow
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 Magic icon Ranged icon
200 200 200 100 1
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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, dragon hunter crossbow
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 Magic icon Ranged icon
200 215 200 150 1
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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 also the strongest common chromatic dragon in-game. Black dragons are the only common chromatic dragons that drop the draconic visage.

Baby black dragons, Brutal black dragons and the King Black Dragon may be killed in place for black dragons on a slayer task. While they drop black dragonhide, Lava dragons do not count towards a black dragon task.

Locations

Location comparisons

In Taverley Dungeon, black dragons are found in the western wing of the dungeon. There are two spots; a common and slayer area. The common area only contains two black dragons, while the slayer area has twelve black dragons. The black dragons in the slayer only area can only be killed when assigned black dragons; players will be stopped by Slieve if they attempt to attack them off-task. The common area requires a dusty key or 70 Agility (boostable) to reach the dragons, while the slayer area can be accessed by steps near the entrance.

The Evil Chicken's Lair has four black dragons, the most out of any common area. Black dragons here require starting Sir Amik Varze's subquest in Recipe for Disaster, and until the dragon token is redeemed, they will only drop it and their 100% drops. Accessing this area requires a raw chicken offered to the chicken shrine in Zanaris.

Two dragons may be found in the Corsair Cove Dungeon. Accessing this area requires completion of Dragon Slayer II, but it is the closest location to a bank.

Black dragons may also be found in the Wilderness in two locations; the Lava Maze Dungeon and Revenant Caves. There are two dragons in the Lava Maze Dungeon, and accessing them requires a lengthy trek through the Lava Maze, requiring a sharp weapon to cut webs. Some antipoison may be needed due to the presence of poison spiders near the dragons. There are also three dragons in the Revenant Caves; these dragons are slightly stronger to those found in the other locations mentioned above, and are the only ones that reside in a Multicombat area. These dragons are avoided due to being next to revenants, a high traffic area and with little means to escape if attacked by other players. Players are not recommended to kill black dragons in the Wilderness unless part of a Wilderness slayer assignment, as doing so runs the risk of being killed by other players.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,706
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,080
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/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 145
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 785
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,311
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,610
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,752

Ammunition/Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart(p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,016
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 2,190–4,380
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 300
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 962 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,530 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 5,400
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon [1] 11,240–28,100


Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,124–4,248
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 329
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[2] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 8,687
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon [3]
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
145,088
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare [3]
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
1,021
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[4] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500)[5] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,220,780

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 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,691
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 857
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 970
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 921
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,736
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,342
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,074
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 755
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,460
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,435
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,385
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,825
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,536
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,873
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,599
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,943
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,769
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,158
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,154
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,187


References

  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  2. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  4. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
  5. 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
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