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 2,713 Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,929 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 75 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 743 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,044 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,241 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,407 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,606
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,520 Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,830–3,660 Fire rune 50 Common 250 Rune knife 2 Uncommon 626 Air rune 75 Uncommon 375 Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,660 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 5,505 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon  9,540–23,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 1,904–3,808 Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 302 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,133 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)
1,661 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) 4,940,340
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 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840 Chaos talisman 1 Common 505 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226
- ↑ 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.
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|Elvarg||Strongest monster in RuneScape||King Black Dragon|
Dragons and dragon-like races
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