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Black dragon icon

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 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,252
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 Always 3,129
Dragon token 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 Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 122
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 807
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,075
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,332
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,625
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,808

Ammunition/Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant dart(p) Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 2,192
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,530–3,060
Fire rune Fire rune 50 Common 250
Rune knife Rune knife 2 Uncommon 574 
Air rune Air rune 75 Uncommon 375
Law rune Law rune 10 Uncommon 2,340 
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Uncommon 4,035
Dragon javelin heads 5 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon [1] 10,130–25,325


Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,131–4,262
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 244
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[2] Not sold
Ensouled dragon head Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 8,115
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon [3]
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
163,851
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare [3]
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
928
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[4] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500)[5] Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,662,377

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 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,984
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 11,768
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 604
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 661
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 872
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,509
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,064
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 5,040
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 805
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,435
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,530
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,395
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,623
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,967
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,680
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,129
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,838
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,320
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,217
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,103
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,634
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,414


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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