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|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 259
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Black 2h sword 1 Common 1,007 Black battleaxe 1 Common 572 Black axe 1 Uncommon 701 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 40,857 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 25,960 Dark bow 1 Rare (1/512) 720,998
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant sq shield 1 Common 2,280 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 31,512 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,622 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,260
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 20 Common 5,120 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,000 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,140
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 83 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 574 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,177 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,577 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,918 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,640 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,590 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,868 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,873
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 363 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 6,028 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 533 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 26,705 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 34,431
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 7,625 Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 7,299 Runite ore 1 (noted) Uncommon 12,291 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,536
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 64–220 Common Not sold Attack potion(3) 1 Uncommon 4 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 1,399–2,798 Death talisman 1 Rare (1/128) 5,115 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 1,742 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,853 Tooth half of key 1 Common 22,562 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,489 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,149 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 352 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 170 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,353 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,536 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,948 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,960 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,857 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,617 Rune javelin 5 Rare 635 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 18,000 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,947 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,250 Law rune 45 Rare 9,135 Death rune 45 Rare 11,520 Dragonstone 1 Rare 19,772 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,273 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,499 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,638 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,778
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