Black mask

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This article is about the unimbued black mask. For the imbued version, see Black mask (i).
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The black mask is a unique mask worn in the head slot. The mask has the same stats as a black med helm. It provides a player 16.67%[1] Attack and Strength boost against all monsters on the player's current Slayer task. It requires 20 Strength, 10 Defence, and 40 Combat to equip.

The black mask is a rare drop from Cave horrors, which many people kill as black masks are highly valuable. However, killing them requires 58 Slayer and the completion of Cabin Fever to access the island they live on, which deters many players from killing them.

The mask has a passive ability to lower an attacking monsters Defence by 2 + 7% rounded down, and use one charge in the process. In order for the mask to activate the following requirement must be met.

- NPC must attack the player

- NPC must be within 10 tiles

- NPC must have 50% health or more.

- NPC must not have reduced defence already.

Then it rolls your magic accuracy vs the NPC's magic defence.[2] Once the mask has been drained of all 10 charges, there is no way to recharge it; however, the Attack and Strength boosts still remain.

For 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone points or 500 Soul Wars Zeal Tokens, players can imbue a black mask, making it into a black mask (i), which provides a 15% Ranged and Magic accuracy and damage boost in addition to its melee boost. Imbuing a charged black mask gives an imbued version with the same number of charges, though the imbued version loses charges similarly to the unimbued mask.

Players with 55 Crafting (boostable) and who have unlocked the "Malevolent masquerade" ability from any Slayer master for 400 Slayer reward points can combine a black mask with other items of Slayer headgear to make a Slayer helmet. Note that this causes the mask to lose all of its charges.

Players with 53 Construction can use a black mask to upgrade their player owned house's combat dummy into an Undead combat dummy and improve their hit when using the ancient mace special attack to boost prayer points.

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Ornate undead combat dummy icon.pngOrnate undead combat dummy
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  • Construction 58
  • Construction 1180
Slayer helmet.pngSlayer helmet
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  • Crafting 55
  • Crafting 0
Undead combat dummy icon.pngUndead combat dummy
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  • Construction 53
  • Construction 880

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Cave abomination206 Multicombat.png11/512
Cave horror80 Multicombat.png11/512

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 April 2016
(update)

An "Uncharge" option was added.

26 September 2013
(update | poll)

Black Masks can be imbued, giving you combat bonuses when using Magic or Ranged attacks against your assigned Slayer target, and improving their combat stats a little.

22 February 2013
(update)

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 January 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "7/6."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 09 Jun 2020. (Archived from the original on 28 Aug 2020.) Mod Ash: "If it does perform its attack, it'll use a charge. To perform it:- NPC must be within 10 tiles - NPC must have 50% health or more. - NPC must not have reduced defence already. Then it rolls your magic accuracy vs the NPC's magic defence."