|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, Black dragonhide|
|A fierce dragon with black scales!|
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.
Black dragons can only be found in four locations:
- Taverley Dungeon - Requires dusty key (Or 70 agility pipe squeeze, or 80 agility spike trap jump) - They can easily be safe spotted at this location.
- Evil Chicken's Lair after starting the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster. There's a safe spot available here.
- Stronghold Slayer Cave - Requires having a black dragon task in order to attack them.
- Lava Maze Dungeon located in the heart of the Lava Maze.
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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dragon bones 1 Always 2,976 Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,546 Dragon token 1 Always  Not sold
- ↑ 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 1 Uncommon 220 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 787 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,142 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,340 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,752 Rune longsword 1 Rare 20,187
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,128 Adamant javelin 30 Common 1,620 Fire rune 50 Common 250 Rune knife 2 Uncommon 1,590 Air rune 75 Uncommon 375 Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,220 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,245 Dragon javelin heads 10 Rare 20,280
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,316–4,632 Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 548 Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,131 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 13,166,299
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 1,528 Loop half of key 1 Common 6,931 Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,926 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,545 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,899 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 519 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 403 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,023 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,633 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,791 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,486 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,203 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,381 Rune javelin 5 Rare 675 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,080 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,776 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,746 Law rune 45 Rare 9,990 Death rune 45 Rare 11,520 Dragonstone 1 Rare 22,277 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,695 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,611 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,346 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,343
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Elvarg||Strongest monster in RuneScape||King Black Dragon|
Dragons and dragon-like races