Killing black dragons
| 80+ recommended|
|Protection against dragonfire (Anti-dragon shield recommended)|
High-level Ranged gear (Armadyl crossbow, Dragon crossbow, Rune crossbow, Karil's crossbow, or Crystal bow recommended)
|Recipe for Disaster/Freeing Sir Amik Varze highly recommended|
|176,549||23,880 7,960 5,985|
|Inputs (28,854)||Outputs (205,403)|
|450 × Broad bolts (27,450)3 × Extended antifire(4) (1,404)||30 × Black dragonhide (95,610)30 × Dragon bones (54,510)0.23 × Adamant platebody (2,221)0.23 × Rune longsword (4,373)211 × Adamant javelin (13,500)24.61 × Dragon javelin heads (22,496) Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II0.003 × Draconic visage (9,920)2,773 × Coins (2,773)|
The profit rate assumes 30 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.
Killing black dragons gives decent Combat experience as well as steady money in the form of their 100% drops, dragon bones and black dragonhide. It is recommended to use a high-level Ranged weapon to kill these creatures as they are weak to bolts.
One place to kill black dragons is the Evil Chicken's Lair, accessed from Zanaris. This spot is rarely crowded. Players need to use a raw chicken on the shrine in front of it to enter (kill one of the chickens running around the area). It is easy to bank from there by walking to Zanaris bank. It also has a safespot in the entrance to the tunnel that takes you to the mining area.
On the other hand, players, especially low levels, can feel free to kill them in Taverley Dungeon, but this is a popular spot. In that case, bring an Antipoison, some food, and Falador teleports. Also, a dusty key is needed, like blue dragons, unless you have level 70 Agility.
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