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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 Not immune Not immune
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 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.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 2,585
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,146
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 165
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 808
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,108
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,363
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,649
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,842

Ammunition/RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart (p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,920
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,890–3,780
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 846 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,210 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 3,210
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Uncommon [1] 10,840
  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 2,165–4,330
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 274
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 8,681
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon [2] 2,225
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/60)[2] 123,748
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) 8,150,748
  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 8,872
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,321
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 461
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 803
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 898
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,632
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 333
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,650
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 600
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,260
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,482
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,472
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,945
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,070
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,634
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,974
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,669
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 20,306
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,637
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,798
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,233
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,958
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 66,625
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,345


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