Dark beast

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This article is about the Slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Night beast.
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Dark beasts are monsters that require 90 Slayer to kill, and are found in the Mourner Tunnels as well as in the Dragon's Den (north-west) area of the Catacombs of Kourend. Along with their superior variant, they are the only monster in the game to drop the dark bow and the death talisman.

Dark beasts attack with both Melee and Magic; however, they will only use Magic if they are attacked by the player first, or if they cannot attack the player with Melee. Dark beasts do not follow tolerance rules, and are always aggressive to the player regardless of how long they have stayed in their presence. Their highly accurate melee attacks means that using Protect from Melee is recommended when killing dark beasts.

A combat level of 100 is required to have them assigned to the player as a Slayer assignment, unless the player has spoken to a Slayer Master about the difficulty of assignments; progressing through Mourning's Ends Part II to the point where the player can access the tunnels is also required, as well as 90 Slayer.

Players who have a Slayer ring and completed Mourning's End Part II can rub the ring to immediately teleport to the dark beasts in the Mourner Tunnels. Another fast method to reach these dark beasts is the death altar through the Abyss. If the player cannot use these methods, then they will need to enter through the Mourner Headquarters wearing a full mourner set (with no non-regulated items being worn) and the new key to open the door.

Drops[edit | edit source]

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones.png: Dark beast can drop the item Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Big bones 1 Always 202

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black 2h sword.png: Dark beast can drop the item Black 2h sword with rarity Common in quantity 1 Black 2h sword 1 Common 989
Black battleaxe.png: Dark beast can drop the item Black battleaxe with rarity Common in quantity 1 Black battleaxe 1 Common 2,004
Black axe.png: Dark beast can drop the item Black axe with rarity Common in quantity 1 Black axe 1 Common 490
Adamant sq shield.png: Dark beast can drop the item Adamant sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,052
Rune chainbody.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,584
Rune med helm.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune med helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,197
Rune full helm.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,709
Rune 2h sword.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,975
Rune battleaxe.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599
Dark bow.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dark bow with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 635,608

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 20 Death rune 20 Common 4,460
Chaos rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 2,940
Air rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Air rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 47 Air rune 47 Uncommon 235
Blood rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 - 15 Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,890–4,335

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy harralander.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 821
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,818
Grimy irit leaf.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842
Grimy avantoe.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,583
Grimy kwuarm.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,072
Grimy cadantine.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,267
Grimy lantadyme.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,187
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 622

Seeds[edit | edit source]

This monster rolls the rare seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Potato cactus seed with rarity Unknown in quantity 1 Potato cactus seed 1 Unknown 80
Snape grass seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Snape grass seed with rarity Unknown in quantity 3 Snape grass seed 3 Unknown 4,359
Toadflax seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Toadflax seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 356
Irit seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Irit seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 31
Belladonna seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Belladonna seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 22
Poison ivy seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Poison ivy seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 13
Cactus seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Cactus seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Cactus seed 1 Rare 14
Avantoe seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Avantoe seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,229
Kwuarm seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Kwuarm seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 481
Snapdragon seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Snapdragon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 51,902
Cadantine seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Cadantine seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,635
Lantadyme seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Lantadyme seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,683
Dwarf weed seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dwarf weed seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 865
Torstol seed.png: Dark beast can drop the item Torstol seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 49,149

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100.png: Dark beast can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 64-220 Coins 64–220 Common Not sold
Attack potion(3).png: Dark beast can drop the item Attack potion(3) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 5
Shark.png: Dark beast can drop the item Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 736–1,472
Adamantite ore.png: Dark beast can drop the item Adamantite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted) Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,635
Adamantite bar.png: Dark beast can drop the item Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 (noted) Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,300
Runite ore.png: Dark beast can drop the item Runite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted) Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,363
Runite bar.png: Dark beast can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,461
Brimstone key.png: Dark beast can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/83.6)[1] Not sold
Death talisman.png: Dark beast can drop the item Death talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 7,337
Clue scroll (hard).png: Dark beast can drop the item Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard.png: Dark beast can drop the item Ancient shard with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/186.66)[2] Not sold
Dark totem base.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dark totem base with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/280)[2] Not sold
Dark totem middle.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dark totem middle with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/280)[2] Not sold
Dark totem top.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dark totem top with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/280)[2] Not sold
Long bone.png: Dark beast can drop the item Long bone with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Dark beast can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold
Curved bone.png: Dark beast can drop the item Curved bone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Dark beast can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Dark beast can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,942
Tooth half of key.png: Dark beast can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,633
Uncut sapphire.png: Dark beast can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 631
Runite bar.png: Dark beast can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,461
Nature rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735
Rune 2h sword.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,975
Rune battleaxe.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,599
Uncut emerald.png: Dark beast can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 775
Law rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,045
Death rune.png: Dark beast can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,035
Steel arrow.png: Dark beast can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,158
Adamant javelin.png: Dark beast can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200
Rune sq shield.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,663
Dragonstone.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,040
Silver ore.png: Dark beast can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600
Uncut ruby.png: Dark beast can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,419
Rune kiteshield.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,220
Dragon med helm.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,301
Rune spear.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103
Shield left half.png: Dark beast can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,690
Chaos talisman.png: Dark beast can drop the item Chaos talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Dark beast can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,888
Uncut diamond.png: Dark beast can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,863
Rune javelin.png: Dark beast can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Upon their release, dark beasts used to look like a dark-brown version of the Temple guardian with a black horn.