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.
- Taverley Dungeon
- Taverley Dungeon upper level (slayer assignment only)
- Evil Chicken's Lair - requires starting the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster
- Corsair Cove Dungeon - requires completion of Dragon Slayer II
- Myths' Guild Basement
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dragon bones 1 Always 2,813 Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,886 Dragon token 1 Always  Not sold
- ↑ Only dropped during the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster if the player doesn't have one already.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 259 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 722 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,005 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,205 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,406 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,631
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,488 Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,920–3,840 Fire rune 50 Common 250 Rune knife 2 Uncommon 686 Air rune 75 Uncommon 375 Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,530 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 5,760 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon  9,240–23,100
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 1,914–3,828 Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 229 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 9,796 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon 
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
68,122 Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare 
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
1,773 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,598,678
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 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,879 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,767 Chaos talisman 1 Common 521 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 447 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 680 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,276 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 755 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,478 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,280 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,429 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,090 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,885 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,765 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,432 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,825 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,507 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,756 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,708 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,060 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,033 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,872 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,481 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,492
- ↑ Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
- ↑ 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 1/250 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Elvarg||Strongest monster in RuneScape||King Black Dragon|
Dragons and dragon-like races
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