Strategies for Black demon

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This article is a strategy guide for Black demon.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Despite their combat level, Black demons have fairly low defence. However, they are usually one of the most dangerous monsters in the dungeons they inhabit because of their accuracy and high max hit. Note: that when planning to train prayer with the ashes that are dropped, it is advised to bring infernal urns as this will grant more experience than just spreading the ashes.

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Black Demons are aggressive, semi-hard hitting demons. Players are encouraged to have stats in the 50-70 ranged before fighting them. Because they are weak to bolts, players are encouraged to use ranged against them, however, melee is also effective. Players are not encouraged to use magic, due to the monster's high magic defence.

While using melee used to be a cost-effective method of killing them, due to their new magic attack and its accuracy, many players planning to melee will find they are getting damaged often. It is recommended to use protection prayers to reduce some of the damage. You should also have good armour, food, and have a defence level of at least 80. A healing familiar and ring of life are optional although highly recommended. Prayer flashing can also be used to reduce consumption of prayer points, but requires fast reflexes and good timing. Finally, those with level 92 Prayer can utilise the Soul Split curse to heal slightly with every damaging hit. Guthan's set-effect is useful when training on Black Demons. Please note that the demons can damage you very fast and you may not be able to heal fast enough unless you have 80+ Defence. In case the effect of the armour set can't heal enough on the black demons, there are usually weaker monsters nearby that the player can heal on, such as wild dogs or earth warriors. The Darklight is a very cheap and effective weapon against Black demons, especially the upgraded version from completing the Dimension of Disaster quest. It is especially helpful if you are on a task and use your Slayer helm.

Recommended equipment for melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadMighty slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mighty slayer helmetMighty slayer helmet
(on slayer task)
Mask of the Black Demon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mask of the Black DemonMask of the Black Demon (on slayer task)
Achto Teralith helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achto Teralith helmetAchto
Teralith helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teralith helmetTeralith helmet
Superior tetsu helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu helmSuperior
Tetsu helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu helmTetsu helm
Malevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
NeckDemon horn necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon horn necklaceDemon horn necklace
(if Praying, with Attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned ectoplasmatorAttuned ectoplasmator)
Brawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsBrawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeArdougne cloak 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ardougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 4
BodyAchto Teralith cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achto Teralith cuirassAchto
Teralith cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teralith cuirassTeralith cuirass
Superior tetsu body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu bodySuperior
Tetsu body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu bodyTetsu body
Malevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirassTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebodyBarrows equipment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows equipmentBarrows equipment
LegsAchto Teralith leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achto Teralith leggingsAchto
Teralith leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teralith leggingsTeralith leggings
Superior tetsu platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu platelegsSuperior
Tetsu platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu platelegsTetsu platelegs
Malevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greavesTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegsBarrows equipment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows equipmentBarrows equipment
Main handDarklight.png: RS3 Inventory image of DarklightDarklightDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryLava whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lava whipLava whip/
Tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katana
Attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal daggerChaotic weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic weaponryChaotic weaponry
Two-handed weaponNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheAttuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdChaotic spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic spearChaotic spear/
Chaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulmaul
Godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of GodswordGodswordsZamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spearZamorakian spear/
Saradomin sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin swordSaradomin sword
Off-hand weaponDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryTetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu wakizashiTetsu wakizashiOff-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal daggerChaotic weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic weaponryChaotic weaponryJessika's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jessika's swordJessika's sword/
Enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshieldBandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshieldN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellTirannwn quiver.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiverTirannwn quiverN/AN/AN/AN/A
Gloves(Achto Teralith gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achto Teralith gauntletsAchto)
Teralith gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teralith gauntletsTeralith gauntlets
Razorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntletsPneumatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pneumatic glovesPneumatic glovesGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesTorva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves
Feet(Achto Teralith boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achto Teralith bootsAchto)
Teralith boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teralith bootsTeralith boots
Emberkeen boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emberkeen bootsEmberkeen bootsSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos boots
Ring(Superior leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior leviathan ringSuperior)
Leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leviathan ringLeviathan ring
Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitDragonstone ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonstone ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i)
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraN/AN/AN/AN/A
PocketAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insigniaHoly wrench.png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy wrenchHoly wrenchN/AN/AN/A
Items: 4-6 Prayer pots, Super or Extreme sets, 2-3 Prayer renewals, 10-15 pieces of food, a summoning potion or super restore (if you have familiar).

With Protect from Magic, and one of the healing methods below, the player should have no trouble sustaining healing. It is advised to bring a few pieces of emergency food. Inventory: 4-6 Prayer potions/Super restores (whichever is cheaper), Super or Extreme potion sets, 2-3 Prayer renewals, 5-10 Sharks. Other helpful items include Magic notepaper for stacking drops, Spring cleaner for alchs, Charming imp for their common charm drops, Gem bag as they drop lots of gems. Attuned ectoplasmator if wearing Split dragontooth necklace for infinite prayer points. Finally, an emergency teleport, such as a Magic tablet, is helpful if using Aggresion potions or a 2H weapon. The Darklight is a very cheap and effective weapon against Black demons, especially the upgraded version from completing the Dimension of Disaster quest. It is especially helpful if you are on a task and use your Slayer helm. Please note: There is better gear available to players with level 70 melee stats and defence. If the player is able to afford/wear better gear than those listed below, they are encouraged too (For example - an Amulet of souls has no requirements to wear it, but a lower-level player is not expected to be able to afford this item.)

Recommended equipment for Low-level Melee (1-70)=
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadMighty slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mighty slayer helmetMighty slayer helmet
(on slayer task)
Mask of the Black Demon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mask of the Black DemonMask of the Black Demon (on slayer task)
Bandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmetBarrows_equipment#Prices.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows_equipment#PricesBarrows helmetSuperior rock-shell helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell helmSuperior rock-shell helmNecronium full helm + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium full helm + 4Necronium full helm + 4
NeckSplit dragontooth necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Split dragontooth necklaceSplit dragontooth necklace
(if Praying, with attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of attuned ectoplasmatorattuned ectoplasmator)
Blood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyAmulet of the forsaken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of the forsakenAmulet of the forsaken (especially if using a Barrow's set)
Saradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper
Amulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeCapes of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Capes of AccomplishmentCapes of AccomplishmentSpirit cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit capeSpirit capeCape of legends.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of legendsCape of legends
BodyBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplateBarrows_equipment#Prices.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows_equipment#PricesBarrows bodySuperior rock-shell plate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell plateSuperior rock-shell plateNecronium platebody + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium platebody + 4Necronium platebody + 4Dragon chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody
LegsBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassetsBarrows_equipment#Prices.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows_equipment#PricesBarrows legsSuperior rock-shell legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell legsSuperior rock-shell legsNecronium platelegs + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium platelegs + 4Necronium platelegs + 4Dragon platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs
Main handDarklight.png: RS3 Inventory image of DarklightDarklight (upgraded)Necronium battleaxe + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium battleaxe + 4Necronium battleaxe + 4Abyssal whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal whipAbyssal whipSuperior dragon scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior dragon scimitarSuperior dragon scimitarCrystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal daggerCrystal dagger
Two-handed weaponBarrows_equipment#Prices.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows_equipment#PricesBarrows weaponNecronium 2h greataxe + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium 2h greataxe + 4Necronium 2h greataxe + 4Crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal halberdCrystal halberdOrikalkum 2h warhammer + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 3Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 3Dragon 2h sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword
Off-hand weaponNecronium off hand battleaxe + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium off hand battleaxe + 4Necronium off hand battleaxe + 4Superior off-hand dragon scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior off-hand dragon scimitarSuperior off-hand dragon scimitarOff-hand crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand crystal daggerOff-hand crystal daggerOrikalkum off hand warhammer + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 3Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 3Off-hand dragon scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand dragon scimitarOff-hand dragon scimitar
Off-hand weaponCorrupted defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted defenderCorrupted defenderNecronium kiteshield + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium kiteshield + 4Necronium kiteshield + 4Bandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshieldCrystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal shieldCrystal shieldN/A
Ammo/SpellLarge rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large rune pouchRune pouch
(for High alchemy runes)
Tirannwn quiver 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 2Tirannwn quiverN/AN/AN/A
GlovesBandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos glovesSuperior rock-shell gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell glovesSuperior rock-shell glovesNecronium gauntlets + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium gauntlets + 4Necronium gauntlets + 4Dragon gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon gauntletsDragon gauntletsCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10
FeetBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsSuperior rock-shell boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell bootsSuperior rock-shell bootsNecronium armoured boots + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium armoured boots + 4Necronium armoured boots + 4Dragon boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bootsDragon bootsOrikalkum armoured boots + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum armoured boots + 3Orikalkum armoured boots + 3
RingWarrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonstone ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i)Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraBrawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler auraBrawler auraAncestor spirits aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancestor spirits auraAncestor spirits aura
PocketIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of crueltyGod book.png: RS3 Inventory image of God bookGod bookScrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of attackScrimshaw of attack

Ranging black demons is the most effective way to kill black demons. Post-EoC, they have gained a magic attack ability, which makes safe-spotting tactics obsolete. As black demons are weak against bolts, one effective way of killing them is by using the Black salamander or higher grade range weapons.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadMighty slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mighty slayer helmetMighty slayer helmet
(on slayer task)
Mask of the Black Demon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mask of the Black DemonMask of the Black Demon (on slayer task)
Sirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic maskSirenic maskPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlArmadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetDemon slayer circlet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer circletDemon slayer circlet
NeckDemon horn necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon horn necklaceDemon horn necklace
(if Praying, with attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of attuned ectoplasmatorattuned ectoplasmator)
Farsight blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight blood necklaceFarsight blood necklaceAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsFarsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklaceSaradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur
BackAva's device.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's deviceAva's deviceCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeArdougne cloak 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ardougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 4
BodySirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberkPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateDemon slayer torso.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer torsoDemon slayer torsoN/A
LegsSirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic chapsSirenic chapsPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtDemon slayer skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer skirtDemon slayer skirtN/A
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowDeath Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death Lotus dartDeath Lotus dartAttuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakramChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbowArmadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow
Two-handed weaponNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowRoyal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbowAttuned crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal bowAttuned crystal bowZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bowHand cannon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannonHand cannon
Off-hand weaponOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldAttuned crystal deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal deflectorAttuned crystal deflectorEagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl buckler
Ammo/SpellAscension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts/
Araxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrows
Royal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal bolts/
Wild arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wild arrowWild arrows
Hand cannon shot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannon shotHand cannon shotN/AN/A
GlovesDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetFlarefrost boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Flarefrost bootsFlarefrost bootsPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsDemon slayer boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer bootsDemon slayer bootsN/A
RingRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathArchers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit/
Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)
Archers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ringArchers' ring
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraN/AN/AN/AN/A
PocketAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insigniaHoly wrench.png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy wrenchHoly wrenchN/AN/AN/A

Ranging black demons is the most effective way to kill black demons. Post-EoC, they have gained a magic attack ability, which makes safe-spotting tactics obsolete. As black demons are weak against bolts, crossbows should be used agains them. However, any ranged weapon takes advantage of their weakness. Because they attack with magic, it is also encouraged to wear ranged equipment so they are less likely to hit the player. Please note: There is better gear available to players with level 70 ranged and defence. If the player is able to afford/wear better gear than those listed below, they are encouraged too (For example - an Amulet of souls has no requirements to wear it, but a lower-level player is not expected to be able to afford this item.)

Recommended equipment for Low-level Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadMighty slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mighty slayer helmetMighty slayer helmet
(on slayer task)
Mask of the Black Demon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mask of the Black DemonMask of the Black Demon (on slayer task)
Armadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetDemon slayer circlet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer circletDemon slayer circletKaril's coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's coifKaril's coifRoyal dragonhide coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide coifRoyal dragonhide coif
NeckSplit dragontooth necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Split dragontooth necklaceSplit dragontooth necklace
(if Praying, with attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of attuned ectoplasmatorattuned ectoplasmator)
Blood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furySaradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur
Amulet of the forsaken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of the forsakenAmulet of the forsaken
Amulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterCapes of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Capes of AccomplishmentCapes of AccomplishmentAva's accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's accumulatorAva's accumulatorCape of legends.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of legendsCape of legends
BodyArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateDemon slayer torso.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer torsoDemon slayer torsoKaril's top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's topKaril's topRoyal dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide bodyRoyal dragonhide bodyBlack dragonhide body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide bodyBlack dragonhide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtDemon slayer skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer skirtDemon slayer skirtKaril's skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's skirtKaril's skirtRoyal dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide chapsRoyal dragonhide chapsBlack dragonhide chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide chapsBlack dragonhide chaps
Main handArmadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbowCrystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal chakramCrystal chakramKaril's pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's pistol crossbowKaril's pistol crossbowDemon slayer crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer crossbowDemon slayer crossbowToktz-xil-ul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toktz-xil-ulToktz-xil-ul
Two-handed weaponKaril's crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's crossbowKaril's crossbowCrystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal bowCrystal bowBlack salamander.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black salamanderBlack salamanderDragon 2h crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon 2h crossbowDragon 2h crossbowElder shortbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder shortbowElder shortbow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand crystal chakramOff-hand crystal chakramKaril's off-hand pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's off-hand pistol crossbowKaril's off-hand pistol crossbowOff-hand demon slayer crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand demon slayer crossbowOff-hand demon slayer crossbowOff-hand dragon dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand dragon dartOff-hand dragon dart
Off-hand weaponTainted repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tainted repriserTainted repriserArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl bucklerDragonfire deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire deflectorDragonfire deflectorCrystal deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal deflectorCrystal deflectorBlack dragonhide shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide shieldBlack dragonhide shield
Ammo/SpellDiamond bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond bolts (e)Diamond bolts (e)/
Bolt rack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bolt rackBolt rack
Diamond bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond boltsDiamond bolts/
Dragon Arrows.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon ArrowsDragon Arrows
Broad-tipped bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Broad-tipped boltsBroad-tipped bolts/
Rune arrows.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune arrowsRune arrows
N/AN/A
GlovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl glovesRoyal spiky vambraces.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal spiky vambracesRoyal spiky vambracesDemon slayer gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer glovesDemon slayer glovesBlack spiky vambraces.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black spiky vambracesBlack spiky vambracesCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10
FeetArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsDemon slayer boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer bootsDemon slayer bootsKurask boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kurask bootsKurask bootsRoyal dragonhide boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal dragonhide bootsRoyal dragonhide bootsBlack dragonhide boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black dragonhide bootsBlack dragonhide boots
RingArchers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonstone ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i)Archers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ringArchers' ring
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraReckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless auraSharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sharpshooter auraSharpshooter auraAncestor spirits aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancestor spirits auraAncestor spirits aura
PocketIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookGod book.png: RS3 Inventory image of God bookGod bookScrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of rangingScrimshaw of rangingAttuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned ectoplasmatorAttuned ectoplasmator

Magic[edit | edit source]

Magic is not recommended due to black demons having high defence against magic, leading to the low speed and max hits of magical attacks slowing down kills in comparison to using range unless one's ranging level is extremely low. In addition, the cost for runes can add up to losses over time, even when collecting the dropped infernal ashes. The lone exception to this is the Polypore staff, especially at higher magic levels, because of its cheap usage cost, high maximum damage, and the profitability of infernal ashes. When combined with a Extreme magic/Overload potion, an arcane stream necklace and a Hexcrest/Full slayer helmet (on slayer tasks), the Polypore staff can yield fairly fast kills.

Dwarf Cannon[edit | edit source]

Use of the Dwarf Multicannon is not recommended. Since the EoC, the cannon is no longer effective against Black Demons. Using the cannon would also cause many demons to attack you.