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.
Black dragons can only be found in four locations:
- Taverley Dungeon - Requires dusty key (Or 70 agility pipe squeeze, or 80 agility spike trap jump) - They can easily be safe spotted at this location.
- Evil Chicken's Lair after starting the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster. There's a safe spot available here.
- Stronghold Slayer Cave - Requires having a black dragon task in order to attack them.
- Lava Maze Dungeon located in the heart of the Lava Maze.
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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dragon bones 1 Always 2,713 Black dragonhide 1 Always 2,929 Dragon token 1 Always  Not sold
Weapons and armour
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 File:Adamant dart (p).png Adamant dart(p) 16 Common 1,520 Adamant javelin 30 Common 1,830 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 Rare 9,540
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 Ensouled dragon head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 10,133 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
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|Elvarg||Strongest monster in RuneScape||King Black Dragon|
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