|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|A dark-hearted knight.|
Black Knights are some of the oldest non-player characters in RuneScape. When the game was first released, Black Knights were the strongest foes in RuneScape at level 46, and only three of them existed.
They are much harder to kill than their level suggests and can kill lower levelled players with ease, hitting constant 5s through even adamant armour, although they won't really pose a threat to mid-high levelled players and would be more of an annoyance instead. Safespotting them with magic attacks are the best way to deal with them, though a strong melee weapon works just as well.
- In the Black Knights' Fortress.
- By the Draynor Village fishing spots.
- An area south of the Wilderness ditch, north of Varrock.
- In Taverley Dungeon, in the black knights rooms.
- In the Port Sarim Jail, behind the bars of the cell (only drops bones).
- Southwestern area of the Lava Maze in the Wilderness.
- In an unnamed Black Knights outpost southwest of the Wilderness fishing area and northwest of the Bone Yard.
The aggressiveness of a Black Knight depends on its location.
- Black Knights in most overworld areas (such as near towns and cities) aren't aggressive.
- Black Knights in most areas of their fortress (battlements, towers) are aggressive.
- Black Knights in the Wilderness are aggressive.
- Black Knights in the Taverley Dungeon are aggressive.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 70
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron full helm 1 Common 147 Iron sword 1 Common 19 Steel mace 1 Uncommon 18 Mithril arrow 3 Uncommon 117 Black sword 1 Rare 225
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth rune 10 Common 50 Body rune 9 Common 45 Chaos rune 6 Uncommon 606 Mind rune 2 Uncommon 8 Death rune 2 Uncommon 738 Law rune 3 Uncommon 582 Cosmic rune 7 Rare 945
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 4 Common 8 Onion seed 4 Common 4 Cabbage seed 4 Common 8 Tomato seed 3 Rare 6 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 66 Strawberry seed 2; 3 Rare 30–45 Watermelon seed 2 Rare 868
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 1–58 Common Not sold Tin ore 1 Common 42 Steel bar 1 Common 550 Pot of flour 1 Uncommon 120 Bread 1 Rare 182 Herb 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,424 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,460 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,868 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,788 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,073 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 477 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,410 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,780 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,141 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,750 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,640 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,692 Rune javelin 5 Rare 575 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,320 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,698 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,620 Law rune 45 Rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Rare 16,605 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,719 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,754 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,647 Shield left half 1 Very rare 67,086 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,042