Black dragon

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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 also the strongest common chromatic dragon in-game. Black dragons are the only common chromatic dragons that drop the draconic visage.

Baby black dragons, Brutal black dragons and the King Black Dragon may be killed in place for black dragons on a slayer task. Although they drop black dragonhide, Lava dragons do not count towards a black dragon task.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location comparisons[edit | edit source]

In Taverley Dungeon, black dragons are found in the western wing of the dungeon. There are two spots; a common and slayer area. The common area only contains two black dragons, while the slayer area has twelve black dragons. The black dragons in the slayer only area can only be killed when assigned black dragons; players will be stopped by Slieve if they attempt to attack them off-task. The common area requires a dusty key or 70 Agility (boostable) to reach the dragons, while the slayer area can be accessed by steps near the entrance.

The Evil Chicken's Lair has four black dragons, the most out of any common area. Black dragons here require starting Sir Amik Varze's subquest in Recipe for Disaster, and until the dragon token is redeemed, they will only drop it and their 100% drops. Accessing this area requires a raw chicken offered to the chicken shrine in Zanaris.

Two dragons may be found in the Corsair Cove Dungeon. Accessing this area requires completion of Dragon Slayer II, but it is the closest location to a bank.

Black dragons may also be found in the Wilderness in two locations; the Lava Maze Dungeon and Revenant Caves. There are two dragons in the Lava Maze Dungeon, and accessing them requires a lengthy trek through the Lava Maze, requiring a sharp weapon to cut webs. Some antipoison may be needed due to the presence of poison spiders near the dragons. There are also three dragons in the Revenant Caves; these dragons are slightly stronger to those found in the other locations mentioned above, and are the only ones that reside in a Multicombat area. These dragons are avoided due to being next to revenants, a high traffic area and with little means to escape if attacked by other players. Players are not recommended to kill black dragons in the Wilderness unless part of a Wilderness slayer assignment, as doing so runs the risk of being killed by other players.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: Black dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bones1Always2,45796
Black dragonhide.png: Black dragon drops Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Black dragonhide1Always2,89690
Dragon token.png: Black dragon drops Dragon token with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon token1Always[1]Not sold0
  1. Only dropped during the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster if the player doesn't have one already.

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril axe.png: Black dragon drops Mithril axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril axe1Uncommon148312
Mithril battleaxe.png: Black dragon drops Mithril battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril battleaxe1Uncommon7991,014
Mithril kiteshield.png: Black dragon drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield1Uncommon1,0961,326
Mithril 2h sword.png: Black dragon drops Mithril 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mithril 2h sword1Uncommon1,3001,560
Adamant platebody.png: Black dragon drops Adamant platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Adamant platebody1Rare9,5639,984
Rune longsword.png: Black dragon drops Rune longsword with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune longsword1Rare18,73519,200

Ammunition/Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant dart(p).png: Black dragon drops Adamant dart(p) with rarity Common in quantity 16Adamant dart(p)16Common1,984624
Adamant javelin.png: Black dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity Common in quantity 30,60Adamant javelin30; 60Common1,890-3,7802,880-5,760
Fire rune.png: Black dragon drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 50Fire rune50Common250100
Rune knife.png: Black dragon drops Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2; 15Rune knife2; 15Uncommon498-3,735200-1,500
Air rune.png: Black dragon drops Air rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 75Air rune75Uncommon375150
Law rune.png: Black dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Law rune10Uncommon1,8801,440
Blood rune.png: Black dragon drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Blood rune15Uncommon5,4453,600
Dragon javelin heads.png: Black dragon drops Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-25Dragon javelin heads10–25Uncommon[1]9,710-24,27511,700-29,250

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Black dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 196, 330, 690Coins196; 330; 690Common196-690196-690
Adamantite bar.png: Black dragon drops Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1, 2Adamantite bar1; 2Uncommon2,028-4,056384-768
Chocolate cake.png: Black dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Chocolate cake1Uncommon25342
Looting bag.png: Black dragon drops Looting bag with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Looting bag11/30[2]Not soldN/A
Ensouled dragon head.png: Black dragon drops Ensouled dragon head with rarity 1/35 in quantity 1Ensouled dragon head11/357,955390
Larran's key.png: Black dragon drops Larran's key with rarity Rare in quantity 1Larran's key1Rare[d 1]Not sold54
Mysterious emblem.png: Black dragon drops Mysterious emblem with rarity 1/60 in quantity 1Mysterious emblem11/60; 1/30[d 1] [3]74,90230,000
Brimstone key.png: Black dragon drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/74.6 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/74.6[d 2][4]Not soldN/A
Slayer's enchantment.png: Black dragon drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/168 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/168; 1/120[d 1][5]1,402720
Clue scroll (hard).png: Black dragon drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128; 1/64[6]Not sold12
Clue scroll (elite).png: Black dragon drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/500; 1/250[7]Not sold12
Draconic visage.png: Black dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,0006,418,206450,000
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  2. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Rare drop table

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

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Black dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3000Coins3,000Common3,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Black dragon drops Loop half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of key1Common11,11760
Tooth half of key.png: Black dragon drops Tooth half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Common11,04260
Chaos talisman.png: Black dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity Common in quantity 1Chaos talisman1Common4592
Uncut sapphire.png: Black dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common61715
Uncut emerald.png: Black dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon77230
Uncut ruby.png: Black dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Uncommon1,38260
Nature talisman.png: Black dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Nature talisman1Uncommon6022
Steel arrow.png: Black dragon drops Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150Steel arrow150Uncommon4,2001,050
Rune arrow.png: Black dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42Rune arrow42Uncommon3,40210,080
Rune javelin.png: Black dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Rune javelin5Uncommon8551,200
Adamant javelin.png: Black dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Adamant javelin20Uncommon1,2601,920
Runite bar.png: Black dragon drops Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite bar1Uncommon12,4403,000
Nature rune.png: Black dragon drops Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 67Nature rune67Uncommon13,7357,236
Law rune.png: Black dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Law rune45Uncommon8,4606,480
Death rune.png: Black dragon drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Death rune45Uncommon9,8554,860
Rune battleaxe.png: Black dragon drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Uncommon24,58424,960
Rune 2h sword.png: Black dragon drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Uncommon37,94938,400
Rune sq shield.png: Black dragon drops Rune sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Uncommon22,61123,040
Silver ore.png: Black dragon drops Silver ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)Uncommon7,3004,500
Dragonstone.png: Black dragon drops Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragonstone1Uncommon11,9706,000
Uncut diamond.png: Black dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Rare2,784120
Dragon med helm.png: Black dragon drops Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Rare59,16460,000
Rune kiteshield.png: Black dragon drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Rare32,17832,640
Rune spear.png: Black dragon drops Rune spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Rare12,00812,480
Shield left half.png: Black dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Rare65,51066,000
Dragon spear.png: Black dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Rare37,35737,440


Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  2. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "It's calculated off the HP: 1 in (155 - (HP/2)) There's none with HP over 300, but it'd disregard values higher than that."
  4. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 16 January 2019. Mod Kieren: "It follows a curve up until level 100 then scales linearly between those 2 values upto level 350 combat. Creatures over thsi[sic] will cap at 1/50. [1]"
  5. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "For nastier bosses (e.g. Callisto) it's 1/30. For other things it scales between 1/320 and 1/80 as the NPC's HP scales from 0 to 300."
  6. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
  7. 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
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