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Black dragons are very powerful monsters, and like all other dragons, an anti-dragon shield or equivalent or Antifire potion is recommended in order for the player to protect themselves from their dragonfire. They are also the strongest common chromatic dragon in-game. Black dragons are the only common chromatic dragons that drop the draconic visage.

Baby black dragons, Brutal black dragons and the King Black Dragon may be killed in place for black dragons on a slayer task. While they drop black dragonhide, Lava dragons do not count towards a black dragon task.

Locations

Location comparisons

In Taverley Dungeon, black dragons are found in the western wing of the dungeon. There are two spots; a common and slayer area. The common area only contains two black dragons, while the slayer area has twelve black dragons. The black dragons in the slayer only area can only be killed when assigned black dragons; players will be stopped by Slieve if they attempt to attack them off-task. The common area requires a dusty key or 70 Agility (boostable) to reach the dragons, while the slayer area can be accessed by steps near the entrance.

The Evil Chicken's Lair has four black dragons, the most out of any common area. Black dragons here require starting Sir Amik Varze's subquest in Recipe for Disaster, and until the dragon token is redeemed, they will only drop it and their 100% drops. Accessing this area requires a raw chicken offered to the chicken shrine in Zanaris.

Two dragons may be found in the Corsair Cove Dungeon. Accessing this area requires completion of Dragon Slayer II, but it is the closest location to a bank.

Black dragons may also be found in the Wilderness in two locations; the Lava Maze Dungeon and Revenant Caves. There are two dragons in the Lava Maze Dungeon, and accessing them requires a lengthy trek through the Lava Maze, requiring a sharp weapon to cut webs. Some antipoison may be needed due to the presence of poison spiders near the dragons. There are also three dragons in the Revenant Caves; these dragons are slightly stronger to those found in the other locations mentioned above, and are the only ones that reside in a Multicombat area. These dragons are avoided due to being next to revenants, a high traffic area and with little means to escape if attacked by other players. Players are not recommended to kill black dragons in the Wilderness unless part of a Wilderness slayer assignment, as doing so runs the risk of being killed by other players.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png Dragon bones 1 Always 2,713
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,929
Dragon token.png Dragon token 1 Always [1] Not sold
  1. Only dropped during the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster if the player doesn't have one already.

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe.png Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 75
Mithril battleaxe.png Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 743
Mithril kiteshield.png Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,044
Mithril 2h sword.png Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,241
Adamant platebody.png Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,407
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,606

Ammunition/Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart(p).png Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,520
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,830–3,660
Fire rune.png Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife.png Rune knife 2 Uncommon 626 
Air rune.png Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune.png Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,660 
Blood rune.png Blood rune 15 Uncommon 5,505
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon [1] 9,540–23,850


Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 1,904–3,808
Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 302
Looting bag.png Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[2] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head.png Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,133
Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon [3]
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
68,122
Slayer's enchantment.png Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare [3]
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
1,661
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[4] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500)[5] Not sold
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,940,340

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 1000.png Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Common 505
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226


References

  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
  2. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  4. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
  5. 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
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