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This article is about the Slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Night beast.
Dark beast
Dark beast
Release date 17 October 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 182
Always drops Big Bones
Examine
From a darker dimension.
Combat info
Hitpoints 220
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 17 (melee), 8 (magic)
Weakness Stab/Slash
Attack Styles
Melee (crush), Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 90
Slayer XP 225.4
Category Dark Beast
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
140 160 120 1 160
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
+30 +40 +100 +90 +100
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
Dark beast icon

Dark beasts are monsters that require 90 Slayer to kill, and are found in the Mourner Tunnels as well as in the Dragon's Den (north-west) area of the Catacombs of Kourend. They are the only creature in the game to drop the dark bow and the death talisman.

Dark beasts attack with both Melee and Magic; however, they will only use Magic if they are attacked by the player first, or if they cannot attack the player with Melee. Dark beasts do not follow tolerance rules, and are always aggressive to the player regardless of how long they have stayed in their presence. Their highly accurate melee attacks means that using Protect from Melee is recommended when killing dark beasts.

A combat level of 100 is required to have them assigned to the player as a Slayer task, unless you have spoken to a Slayer master about the difficulty of assignments. You will still need to have 90 Slayer and start Mourning's Ends Part II to the point where you access the tunnels to be assigned them.

Dark beasts are an often underestimated method of training combat stats. Using prayer prolonging gear, a powerful weapon, and potions (stat boosting and prayer potions), players may kill these beasts fairly quickly, as their Defence is only average. The cost of buying the needed potions may be offset by dark bow drops.

When given a dark beast task, it is recommended to kill them in the Mourner Tunnels due to their higher numbers, as there are only two dark beasts in the Catacombs, which results in slower kill rates per hour. Remember that if you do not bring a Slayer ring to teleport to the dark beasts (requiring completion of the said quest) or enter the tunnels via the death altar, you will need to enter through the headquarters, requiring a full mourner set (with no non-regulated items being worn) and the new key to enter the tunnels.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 242

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Common 974
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Common 554
Black axe Black axe 1 Uncommon 611
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,035
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,589
Dark bow Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 427,275

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,139
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,626
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,235
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,767

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 20 Common 4,800
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,000
Blood rune Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,150–3,225

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 14
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 18
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 112
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 520
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,293
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,060
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,345
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,438
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,539
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,860
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 986

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,008
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,928
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 305
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 49,205
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 50,605

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,390
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,576
Runite ore Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,167
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,389

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100 Coins 64–220 Common Not sold
Attack potion(3) Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 3
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 976–1,952
Death talisman Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 2,910
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/186.66)[1] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/280)[1] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/280)[1] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/280)[1] Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,486
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,183
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 447
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 888
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 882
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,718
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 520
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 565
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,160
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,389
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,008
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,450
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,800
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,589
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,035
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,639
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,703
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,465
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,285
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,258
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,104
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,409
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,412


TriviaEdit

  • Upon their release, dark beasts used to look like a dark-brown version of the Temple guardian with a black horn.

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