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Black dragons are very powerful monsters, and like all other dragons, an Anti-dragon shield or Antifire potion is needed in order to protect yourself from their powerful magic-based fire. They are the most powerful chromatic dragon. They are not as popular a monster to train on as the weaker blue dragon, but their guaranteed drops, black dragonhide and dragon bones, are some of the most valuable guaranteed drops of all monsters. They are also hunted for the draconic visage.

Locations

Black dragons can only be found in four locations:

Strengths and weaknesses

Black dragons have an extremely high defence, one of the highest of any monster in RuneScape. As with all dragons, an anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield is essential when fighting them with melee. Without one, you can be hit extremely hard by dragonfire.

They can be ranged or maged safely in all of their locations. You could also try killing them with a halberd; however this is not advised as it may take a very long amount of time. 

Ranged is the most advised of the method due to all dragons having high magic defence and the occasional accident occurring with the halberd leaving the player completely vulnerable to their very powerful dragonfire attack.

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 and 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
File:Adamant dart (p).png Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,520
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 30 Common 1,830
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 Rare 9,540

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
Ensouled dragon head.png Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,133
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) 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.

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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


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