|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 263
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,090 Black battleaxe 1 Common 585 Black axe 1 Uncommon 558 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 41,163 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 27,104 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 772,864
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,073 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,450 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,953 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,486
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 5,580 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,060 Air rune 47 Uncommon 235 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,365
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 496 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,953 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,154 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,972 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,245 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,286 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,813 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,910
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 331 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 2,755 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 509 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 26,586 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 34,755
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 7,310 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 7,218 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 12,219 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,670
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 4 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 1,447–2,894 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 5,523 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 1,670 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,260 Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,019 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,509 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,111 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 487 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 237 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,291 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,670 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,943 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,104 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,163 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,149 Rune javelin 5 Rare 690 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,080 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,846 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,746 Law rune 45 Rare 9,630 Death rune 45 Rare 12,555 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,540 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,327 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,482 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,768 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,660
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