|Released||17 October 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|From a darker dimension.|
|Max hit||17 (melee), 8 (magic)|
|Attack style||Melee (crush), Magic|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
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]
100%[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 202
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 989 Black battleaxe 1 Common 2,004 Black axe 1 Common 490 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,052 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,584 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,197 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,709 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,975 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 635,608
Runes[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 4,460 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 2,940 Air rune 47 Uncommon 235 Blood rune 10–15 Uncommon 2,890–4,335
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 821 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,818 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,583 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,072 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,267 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,187 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 1 Unknown 80 Snape grass seed 3 Unknown 4,359 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 356 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 31 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 22 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 13 Cactus seed 1 Rare 14 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,229 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 481 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 51,902 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,635 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,683 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 865 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 49,149
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 5 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 736–1,472 Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,635 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,300 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 11,363 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,461 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/83.6) Not sold Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 7,337 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/186.66) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,942 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,633 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 631 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,461 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,975 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,599 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 775 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,045 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,035 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,158 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,663 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,040 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,419 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,220 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,301 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,690 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare Not sold Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,888 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,863 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
- 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.