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Black dragon
Black dragon
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 227
Always drops Dragon bones, Black dragonhide
Examine
A fierce dragon with black scales!
Combat info
Hitpoints 190
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 21 (Melee), 50+ (Dragonfire)
Weakness Stab Attacks, Range
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Dragonfire
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 199.5
Category Black dragon
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
200 200 200 1 100
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+50 +70 +70 +60 +50
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4
Black dragon icon

Black dragons are very powerful monsters, and like all other dragons, an Anti-dragon shield or Antifire potion is needed in order to protect yourself from their powerful magic-based fire. They are the most powerful chromatic dragon. They are not as popular a monster to train on as the weaker blue dragon, but their guaranteed drops, black dragonhide and dragon bones, are some of the most valuable guaranteed drops of all monsters. They are also hunted for the draconic visage.

LocationsEdit

Black dragons can only be found in four locations:

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Black dragons have an extremely high defence, one of the highest of any monster in RuneScape. As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield is essential when fighting them with melee. Without one, you can be hit extremely hard by dragonfire.

They can be ranged or maged safely in all of their locations. You could also try killing them with a halberd; however this is not advised as it may take a very long amount of time. 

Ranged is the most advised of the method due to all dragons having high magic defence and the occasional accident occurring with the halberd leaving the player completely vulnerable to their very powerful dragonfire attack.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 Always 3,120
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,345
Dragon token Dragon token 1 Always [1] Not sold
  1. Only dropped during the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster if the player doesn't have one already.

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 236
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 805
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,130
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,395
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,826
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 20,279

Ammunition/RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart (p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,224
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30 Common 1,650
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 1,674 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,030 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,140
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10 Rare 13,020

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,433–4,866
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 361
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 11,972
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 13,624,632

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,742
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,853
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 22,562
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,489
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,149
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 352
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 170
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,353
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,536
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,948
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,960
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,857
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,617
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 635
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 18,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,947
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,250
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,135
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 11,520
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 19,772
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,273
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,499
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,638
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,778


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