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 2,271 Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,970 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 138 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 764 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,021 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,245 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,489 Rune longsword 1 Rare 18,720
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,600 Adamant javelin 30; 60 Common 1,800–3,600 Fire rune 50 Common 250 Rune knife 2 Uncommon 442 Air rune 75 Uncommon 375 Law rune 10 Uncommon 1,600 Blood rune 15 Uncommon 5,100 Dragon javelin heads 10–25 Uncommon  9,400–23,500
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 196; 330; 690 Common Not sold Adamantite bar 1; 2 Uncommon 2,004–4,008 Chocolate cake 1 Uncommon 258 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 7,945 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon 
Lv 227: (1/60)
Lv 247: (1/30)
68,012 Slayer's enchantment 1 Rare 
Lv 227: (1/168)
Lv 247: (1/120)
1,125 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) 5,686,264
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 9,771 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,246 Chaos talisman 1 Common 471 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 536 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 742 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,377 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 734 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,562 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 825 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,200 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,443 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,271 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,200 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,544 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,894 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,608 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,738 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,976 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,129 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,961 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,514 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,144
- ↑ 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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