|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 271
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,025 Black battleaxe 1 Common 528 Black axe 1 Uncommon 798 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 40,649 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 27,542 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 885,545
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,163 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,798 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,727 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,466
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 6,080 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,000 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 3,480
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 103 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 454 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,684 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,139 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,083 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,252 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,634 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,880 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 966
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 780 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,913 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 571 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 31,846 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 20,611
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 7,440 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,969 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 12,310 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,543
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 4 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 952–1,904 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 5,008 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 1,630 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,067 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,727 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,091 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,992 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,330 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 272 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,683 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,543 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,834 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,542 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,649 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,973 Rune javelin 5 Rare 620 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,600 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,280 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,988 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,515 Death rune 45 Rare 13,680 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,478 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,658 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,371 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,088 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,047
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