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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 No No
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 315

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,021
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Common 576
Black axe Black axe 1 Uncommon 899
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,896
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,528
Dark bow Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 592,759

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,122
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,626
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,206
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,727

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 20 Common 4,600
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,030
Blood rune Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,250–3,375

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 7
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 122
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 538
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,861
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,036
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,483
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,693
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,709
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,945
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 973

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 616
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,195
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 264
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 39,776
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 22,010

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,755
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,774
Runite ore Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,297
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,564

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100 Coins 64–220 Common Not sold
Attack potion(3) Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 2
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 1,156–2,312
Death talisman Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 3,148
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
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 932
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,309
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,978
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 888
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,767
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 762
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 241
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,564
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,945
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,528
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,896
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,285
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 540
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,440
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,586
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,864
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,360
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 10,350
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,202
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,222
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,059
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,248
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,666


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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