Black salamander

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Black salamander
Black salamander.png
Released21 November 2006 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineSlightly slimy and somewhat menacing.
Value200 coins
High alch120 coins
Low alch80 coins
Weight4 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange242 coins (info)
Buy limit125
Daily volume5,781
Advanced data
Item ID10148
Black salamander detail.png

The black salamander is the strongest salamander that can be caught using the Hunter skill at level 67 Hunter, giving 319 experience per catch. They can be found north-east of the Chaos Temple.

It is a 2-handed weapon that requires level 70 Attack, Magic and Ranged to wield, and can be used to train all three. Harralander tar is used as ammunition for the salamander.

A player attacks using a salamander.

When using the Scorch (Slash) and Blaze (Magic) attack styles, the attack speed is 5. When using the Flare (Range) attack style, the attack speed is 4, which is similar in concept to the Rapid style of most ranged weapons.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesBlack salamander equipped.pngBlack salamander equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: SalamanderCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Salamander.pngScorchSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FlareRangedAccurateRanged and Hitpoints+3 Ranged
BlazeMagicDefensiveMagic and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Experience[edit | edit source]

Due to the nature of salamanders, combat experience is rewarded normally. However you will get less magic exp per attack because there isn't a base exp amount per cast as with other spells.

Combat Style Type Experience
Scorch Slash
Flare Ranged
Blaze Magic

Maximum hit[edit | edit source]

For melee mode the strength bonus of the salamander is used, which is 71 (same as a dragon longsword).

For ranged mode the ranged strength bonus of the tar is used to decide the maximum hit. The black salamander uses harralander tars which have a ranged strength bonus of 49 (same as rune arrows).

The maximum hit for magic mode uses the "magic damage bonus" of the salamander. This bonus is not visible in the equipment stats, but is equal to 92 for the black salamander. Damage boosting items such as the slayer helmet (i) and occult necklace can be used to increase the max hit.

The max hit (Hitmax) formula for salamanders is as shown in fig.1, where "Magic" is your visible magic level and "Bonus" is the "magic strength bonus" for the salamander, in this case 92. This gives us the formula for the black salamander as shown in fig.2.

Specific boosts can increase maximum hits. The table below shows maximum hits from level 70 to level 109.

Magic Level Max Hit
70–71 17
72–75 18
76–79 19
80–84 20
85–88 21
89–92 22
93–96 23
97–100 24
101–104 25
105–108 26
109 27

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Elite Salute Warriors' Guild bank Black salamander 242

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Black salamander (Hunter)67 Hunter icon.png1Always

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to use this item to attack aviansies, including Kree'arra, using melee, which cannot be done using regular melee weapons.
  • It is possible to use this item to slash webs.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 September 2015

A tile which could not be walked onto near black salamanders has been fixed.