|Release date||17 October 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|From a darker dimension.|
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 223
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,015 Black battleaxe 1 Common 564 Black axe 1 Uncommon 681 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,968 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,578 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 408,594
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,172 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,583 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,192 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,652
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 4,600 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 2,910 Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,070–3,105
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 122 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 508 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,762 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 953 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,371 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,257 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,846 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,799 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 909
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,219 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,954 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 582 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 45,123 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 57,219
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,310 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,123 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,473 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,547
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 2 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 714–1,428 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 2,956 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/186.66) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
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 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 8,928 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,917 Chaos talisman 1 Common 403 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 813 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 839 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,580 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 357 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,234 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,340 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,547 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,869 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,865 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,350 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,578 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,968 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,628 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,172 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,114 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,820 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,061 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,074 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,348 Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,984
- 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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|Lumbridge Swamp Caves||
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|God Wars Dungeon (Wilderness)||
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