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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 219

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Common 970
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Common 547
Black axe Black axe 1 Uncommon 645
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,999
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,596
Dark bow Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 410,886

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,084
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,588
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,232
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,777

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 20 Common 4,840
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 2,910
Blood rune Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,100–3,150

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 117
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 554
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,290
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 970
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,204
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,393
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,831
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,828
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 963

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,048
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,831
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 369
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 43,538
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 48,426

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,285
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,246
Runite ore Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,302
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,481

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 725–1,450
Death talisman Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 2,534
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 9,697
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,861
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 430
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 779
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,596
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 399
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,200
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 715
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,340
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,481
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,855
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,890
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,596
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,999
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,665
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,270
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,385
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,199
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,269
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,074
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,459
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,865


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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