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. While 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 GE market price
Dragon bones.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,178
Black dragonhide.png: Black dragon can drop the item Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,155
Dragon token.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragon token with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon token 1 Always [1] Not sold
  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 GE market price
Mithril axe.png: Black dragon can drop the item Mithril axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 125
Mithril battleaxe.png: Black dragon can drop the item Mithril battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 809
Mithril kiteshield.png: Black dragon can drop the item Mithril kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,107
Mithril 2h sword.png: Black dragon can drop the item Mithril 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,307
Adamant platebody.png: Black dragon can drop the item Adamant platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,595
Rune longsword.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune longsword with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,785

Ammunition/Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart(p).png: Black dragon can drop the item Adamant dart(p) with rarity Common in quantity 16 Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,208
Adamant javelin.png: Black dragon can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Common in quantity 30,60 Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,710–3,420
Fire rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 50 Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune knife with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Rune knife 2 Uncommon 614 
Air rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Air rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 75 Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,030 
Blood rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,320
Dragon javelin heads.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-25 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon [1] 10,110–25,275

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png: Black dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 196, 330, 690 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar.png: Black dragon can drop the item Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1, 2 Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,084–4,168
Chocolate cake.png: Black dragon can drop the item Chocolate cake with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 232
Looting bag.png: Black dragon can drop the item Looting bag with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[2] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head.png: Black dragon can drop the item Ensouled dragon head with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 8,000
Mysterious emblem.png: Black dragon can drop the item Mysterious emblem with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon [3]
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
169,393
Brimstone key.png: Black dragon can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/74.6)[4] Not sold
Slayer's enchantment.png: Black dragon can drop the item Slayer's enchantment with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare [3]
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
1,022
Clue scroll (hard).png: Black dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[5] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Black dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500)[6] Not sold
Draconic visage.png: Black dragon can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,915,598

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.png: Black dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Black dragon can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Common 12,387
Tooth half of key.png: Black dragon can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,664
Chaos talisman.png: Black dragon can drop the item Chaos talisman with rarity Common in quantity 1 Chaos talisman 1 Common 434
Uncut sapphire.png: Black dragon can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 616
Uncut emerald.png: Black dragon can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 806
Uncut ruby.png: Black dragon can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,376
Nature talisman.png: Black dragon can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 682
Steel arrow.png: Black dragon can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,650
Rune arrow.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,738
Rune javelin.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 795
Adamant javelin.png: Black dragon can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,140
Runite bar.png: Black dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,455
Nature rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936
Law rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Death rune.png: Black dragon can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,945
Rune battleaxe.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,572
Rune 2h sword.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,984
Rune sq shield.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,626
Silver ore.png: Black dragon can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,221
Uncut diamond.png: Black dragon can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,943
Dragon med helm.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,182
Rune kiteshield.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,203
Rune spear.png: Black dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,045
Shield left half.png: Black dragon can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,544
Dragon spear.png: Black dragon can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,318


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  2. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  4. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  5. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
  6. 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
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