Black mask

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There is an imbued version of this item here.

Black mask detail.png
Black mask chathead.png

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.

When dropped by Cave horrors, the mask has 10 charges that will be discharged to monsters at random. These charges reduce the opponent's Defence by 3-10 levels. 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, 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. The mask will keep its charges when it is imbued.

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.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesA player wearing a black mask.
A player wearing a black mask.
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0-3-1
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+9+10+8-1+9
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngHead slot.png
+0+0+0%+0List

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Cave abomination (10)206 Multicombat.png11/512
Cave horror80 Multicombat.png11/512

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 September 2013
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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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 January 2016. Mod Ash: "7/6."