A player with black armour equipped.

Black equipment are items made from black metal. Black equipment is stronger than steel equipment, yet weaker than mithril equipment. As the name suggests, the equipment is black in colour. Black armour requires 10 Defence to wield, weapons require 10 Attack. Black equipment is almost identical to white equipment, unlocked after the Wanted! quest, however, white equipment is member's only and has a slight Prayer bonus.

A set of black armour is used in the King's Ransom quest and in Heroes' Quest (helmet, platebody and platelegs). In Heroes' Quest, you will only need the black armour if you're part of the Black Arm Gang. For King's Ransom, a black plateskirt will also suffice instead of the platelegs.

Black items cannot be smithed.

Weapons

Black weapons require an Attack level of 10 to wield.

Note: Attack speeds are given as numbers, where higher is faster, meaning that higher numbers constitute shorter time-intervals between each hit. An attack speed of 6 has a 2.4-second interval, 5 has a 3-second interval, 4 has a 3.6-second interval, and 3 has a 4.2-second interval between hits.

One-handed melee weapons

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Black dagger.png Black dagger +10 +5 -4 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +7 0 0% 0
Black axe.png Black axe -2 +10 +8 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +12 0 0% 0
Black mace.png Black mace +8 -2 +16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +13 0 0% +2
Black sword.png Black sword +14 +10 -2 0 0 0 +2 +1 0 0 +12 0 0% 0
Black longsword.png Black longsword +13 +18 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0% 0
Black scimitar.png Black scimitar +4 +19 -2 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +14 0 0% 0
Black warhammer.png Black warhammer -4 -4 +22 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 +19 0 0% 0
Black battleaxe.png Black battleaxe -2 +20 +15 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 +24 0 0% 0
Black pickaxe.png Black pickaxe +10 -2 +8 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +11 0 0% 0

Two-handed melee weapons

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Black claws.png Black claws +10 +14 -4 0 0 +4 +7 +2 0 0 +14 0 0% 0
Black spear.png Black spear +15 +15 +15 0 0 +1 +1 0 0 0 +16 0 0% 0
Black 2h sword.png Black 2h sword -4 +27 +21 -4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 +26 0 0% 0
Black halberd.png Black halberd +19 +25 0 -4 0 -1 +2 +3 0 0 +20 0 0% 0

Ranged weapons

Name Members Only Ranged icon.pngRanged BonusRanged icon.png
Ranged icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png
Black brutal

Black brutal

Yes 0 +22
Black darts

Black dart

Yes +7 +6
Black knife

Black knife

Yes +10 +8

Armour

Black armour is the fourth-lowest quality armour in the standard spectrum of metal armours (bronze to dragon). Black armour requires 10 Defence to wear.

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Black med helm.png Black med helm 0 0 0 -3 -1 +9 +10 +8 -1 +9 0 0 0% 0
Black full helm.png Black full helm 0 0 0 -6 -2 +12 +13 +10 -1 +12 0 0 0% 0
Black chainbody.png Black chainbody 0 0 0 -15 0 +22 +32 +39 -3 +24 0 0 0% 0
Black platebody.png Black platebody 0 0 0 -30 -10 +41 +40 +30 -6 +40 0 0 0% 0
Black platelegs.png Black platelegs 0 0 0 -21 -7 +21 +20 +19 -4 +20 0 0 0% 0
Black plateskirt.png Black plateskirt 0 0 0 -21 -7 +21 +20 +19 -4 +20 0 0 0% 0
Black sq shield.png Black sq shield 0 0 0 -6 -2 +15 +16 +14 0 +15 0 0 0% 0
Black kiteshield.png Black kiteshield 0 0 0 -8 -2 +17 +19 +18 -1 +18 0 0 0% 0
Black boots.png Black boots 0 0 0 -3 -1 +7 +8 +9 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Black gloves.png Black gloves +5 +5 +5 +3 +5 +5 +5 +5 +3 +5 +5 0 0% 0
Black defender.png Black defender +9 +8 +7 -3 -2 +9 +8 +7 -3 -2 +2 0 0% 0

Other

Ornamental black armour, such as heraldic and trimmed, have the same bonuses as standard black armour. These can be obtained from the member's only Treasure Trails minigame.

Note: Other players cannot trim or bless armour. Players claiming to do so are scammers.

Trimmed

A player wearing a full set of black (t)

Image Type
Black full helm (t).png Black full helm (t)
Black platebody (t).png Black platebody (t)
Black platelegs (t).png Black platelegs (t)
Black plateskirt (t).png Black plateskirt (t)
Black kiteshield (t).png Black kiteshield (t)

Gold-trimmed

A player wearing a full set of black (g)

Image Type
Black full helm (g).png Black full helm (g)
Black platebody (g).png Black platebody (g)
Black platelegs (g).png Black platelegs (g)
Black plateskirt (g).png Black plateskirt (g)
Black kiteshield (g).png Black kiteshield (g)

Black heraldic armour

Image Type
Black helm (h1).png Black helm (h1)
Black shield (h1).png Black shield (h1)
Image Type
Black helm (h2).png Black helm (h2)
Black shield (h2).png Black shield (h2)
Image Type
Black helm (h3).png Black helm (h3)
Black shield (h3).png Black shield (h3)
Image Type
Black helm (h4).png Black helm (h4)
Black shield (h4).png Black shield (h4)
Image Type
Black helm (h5).png Black helm (h5)
Black shield (h5).png Black shield (h5)

Trivia

  • A number of monsters drop black armour. Regular Black Knights, however, do not drop any black items at all.
  • Black armour is an occasional reward from Level 1 Treasure Trails.

See also


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