|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 291
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 986 Black battleaxe 1 Common 552 Black axe 1 Uncommon 1,027 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 40,731 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 27,414 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 825,171
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,138 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 33,102 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,708 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,836
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 6,340 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,030 Blood rune 10 Uncommon 2,720
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 113 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 473 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,053 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,012 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,029 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,943 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,422 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,929 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 852
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,250 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,841 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 555 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 36,524 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 20,975
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 6,760 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,759 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 12,338 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,540
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 4 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 950–1,900 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 3,101 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 1,603 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,285 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,650 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 941 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,994 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,724 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,540 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,617 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,414 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,731 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,866 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,260 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,986 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,116 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,247 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,442 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,819 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,055 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,283
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