Dark beast/Strategies

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Dark beasts can be killed with Melee, Magic or Ranged. Melee is the most effective against them and should be used in conjunction with high prayer bonus armour, such as Proselyte armour, for Protect from Melee. To maximise profit, players should bring a herb sack and a gem bag so that they can loot all herbs and gems they receive.

Melee[edit | edit source]

Dark beasts will be aggressive towards you given that you're not already engaged in combat, and use their magical attacks if they are out of melee range. This is largely prevented by swiftly attacking a new beast close to you after one has been killed. Proselyte or Initiate armour is recommended to reduce the prayer point waste.

The Saradomin godsword is an excellent choice as it can be used to receive free prayer points. As the special attack also heals, high level players do not need to bring food.

It is important to note that if you are not using a cannon mage attacks will not appear and the superior versions magic attacks cannot kill you. You are completely safe to pray melee and afk the whole task.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i)Helm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotBerserker helm.pngBerserker helmN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryArmadyl stole.pngVestment stoleN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of AccomplishmentN/A
BodyProselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberkInitiate hauberk.pngInitiate hauberkN/AN/AN/A
LegsProselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisseInitiate cuisse.pngInitiate cuisseN/AN/AN/A
WeaponScythe of vitur.pngScythe of viturGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapierZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whip / Abyssal dagger.pngAbyssal daggerN/A
ShieldNone if using Scythe of viturAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldUnholy book.pngUnholy book
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletN/AN/A
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsDevout boots.pngDevout bootsHoly sandals.pngHoly sandalsRune boots.pngRune boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Treasonous ring (i).pngTreasonous ring (i)N/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]