|Release date||17 October 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big Bones|
|From a darker dimension.|
Dark beasts are monsters that require 90 slayer to kill, and are found in the Mourner Tunnels as well as in the Dragon's Den (northwest) area of the Catacombs of Kourend. They are the only creature in the game to drop the dark bow and the death talisman.
Dark beasts attack with both melee and magic; however, they will only use magic if they are attacked by the player first, or if they cannot attack the player with melee. Dark beasts do not follow tolerance rules, and are always aggressive to the player regardless of how long they have stayed in their presence. Their highly accurate melee attacks means that using Protect from Melee is recommended when killing Dark beasts.
A combat level of 100 is required to have them assigned to the player as a slayer task, unless you have spoken to a slayer master about the difficulty of assignments. You will still need to have 90 Slayer and start Mourning's Ends Part II to the point where you access the tunnels to be assigned them.
Dark beasts are an often underestimated method of training combat stats. Using prayer prolonging gear, a powerful weapon, and potions (stat boosting and prayer Potions), players may kill these beasts fairly quickly, as their defence is only average. The cost of buying the needed potions may be offset by dark bow drops.
When given a dark beast task, it is recommended to kill them in the Mourner Tunnels due to their higher numbers, as there are only two Dark beasts in the Catacombs, which results in slower kill rates per hour. Remember that if you do not bring a Slayer ring to teleport to the dark beasts (requiring completion of the said quest) or enter the tunnels via the death altar, you will need to enter through the headquarters, requiring a full mourner set (with no non-regulated items being worn) and the new key to enter the tunnels.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 292
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,058 Black battleaxe 1 Common 561 Black axe 1 Uncommon 845 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 41,119 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 26,738 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 976,395
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,198 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,520 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,652 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,726
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 6,360 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,000 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 3,675
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 146 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 688 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,777 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,683 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,177 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,425 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,957 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,659 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,417
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 916 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 2,968 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,781 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 30,891 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 29,089
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 7,650 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 7,077 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 12,304 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 4 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 1,017–2,034 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 7,862 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/186.66) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/280) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 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 1,619 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,734 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,602 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,148 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,088 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 626 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 537 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,755 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,600 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,571 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,738 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,119 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,832 Rune javelin 5 Rare 490 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 13,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,822 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242 Law rune 45 Rare 8,415 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,756 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,115 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,470 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,333 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,978
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