Black dragon

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Black dragons are the strongest Chromatic dragons. An anti-dragon shield, a dragonfire shield, an antifire potion, or a combination is highly recommended when fighting them, as it can reduce the maximum hit of their breath from about 5000+ to around 500. Players can also use super antifire, as it blocks the dragon fire breath attack completely. They are not as popular as the weaker blue dragons and green dragons, but their chance of dropping the much coveted draconic visage and their guaranteed drop of black dragonhide makes them worthwhile to kill. Players must kill a black dragon during the Freeing Sir Amik Varze part of Recipe for Disaster quest. A black dragon slayer task can also be completed by killing baby black dragons, the King Black Dragon, or the Queen Black Dragon.

The hide and bones give each black dragon kill a guaranteed drop value of 5,988 coins, in addition to their possible drops of runes and rune equipment.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Black dragons can be found in the following locations:

Taverley Dungeon[edit | edit source]

This location is usually not crowded, because there are only two dragon spawns, and it is also a considerable distance from the dungeon entrance, unless the player has 80 Agility to navigate a spike floor shortcut (can be boosted). But the fastest way to reach the 2 black dragons is using a dungeoneering capes teleport to hellhounds. However, if a player has yet to complete the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster, which is needed for the Evil Chicken's lair, they will have to either choose between Taverley or the Lava Maze (the latter being extremely dangerous).

Lava Maze[edit | edit source]

This location is almost always empty, as like in Taverley Dungeon, there are only two spawns. Players must also navigate through medium-high level Wilderness through the Lava Maze. While PKers are rarely, if ever seen in the dungeon because of its lack of noticeable features, there can be some outside due to the presence of lava strykewyrms right outside the Lava Maze, which is a hotspot for PKers.

The nearest bank is Darren, though players have to leave the dungeon and make their way out of the Lava Maze in order to reach him.

Evil Chicken's Lair[edit | edit source]

This location is the best and most recommended area to kill black dragons, as unlike the other two locations, there are four black dragons to kill here. The lair is accessible during and after the Sir Amik Varze subquest of Recipe for Disaster quest and requires a raw chicken to access. There are two chickens near the altar for players who forget to bring a raw chicken. This is the best location to hunt them because Zanaris bank is close by.

Even for players who haven't finished the subquest, they can still kill the black dragons as many times as they wish, though they will continually obtain the dragon token until it is picked up and used.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Dragon bones.png: Black dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bonesF2P icon.png1Always1,8600
Black dragonhide.png: Black dragon drops Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Black dragonhideF2P icon.png1Always4,12848

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
56–57%8–9%26–27%7%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 29,000 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Tiny bladed mithril salvage.png: Black dragon drops Tiny bladed mithril salvage with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Tiny bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png13/1281,525600
Medium bladed mithril salvage.png: Black dragon drops Medium bladed mithril salvage with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Medium bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png14/1284,1481,800
Huge plated adamant salvage.png: Black dragon drops Huge plated adamant salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Huge plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png11/12810,44510,000
Medium bladed rune salvage.png: Black dragon drops Medium bladed rune salvage with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Medium bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png11/25623,14624,000
Adamant dart.png: Black dragon drops Adamant dart with rarity 4/128 in quantity 16Adamant dartF2P icon.png164/128720624
Off-hand adamant dart.png: Black dragon drops Off-hand adamant dart with rarity 4/128 in quantity 16Off-hand adamant dartF2P icon.png164/128816624
Adamant javelin.png: Black dragon drops Adamant javelin with rarity 26/128 in quantity 30Adamant javelinF2P icon.png3026/1281,9204,410
Tiny spiky rune salvage.png: Black dragon drops Tiny spiky rune salvage with rarity 3/256 in quantity 2Tiny spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png23/25614,26816,000
Fire rune.png: Black dragon drops Fire rune with rarity 8/128 in quantity 50Fire runeF2P icon.png508/1283,650150
Law rune.png: Black dragon drops Law rune with rarity 2/256 in quantity 10-12, 20, 45Law runeF2P icon.png10–12; 20; 452/2564,030-18,135750-3,375
Air rune.png: Black dragon drops Air rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 75Air runeF2P icon.png751/1282,325225
Blood rune.png: Black dragon drops Blood rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 5, 8, 9, 15Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png5; 8; 9; 151/1283,525-10,575550-1,650
Coins_250.png: Black dragon drops Coins with rarity 30/128 in quantity 196, 330, 690CoinsF2P icon.png196; 330; 69030/128196-690196-690
Chocolate cake.png: Black dragon drops Chocolate cake with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Chocolate cakeF2P icon.png13/12841242
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-2Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png1–22/128109-218Not alchemisable
Black dragon egg (unchecked).png: Black dragon drops Black dragon egg (unchecked) with rarity 1/2000 in quantity 1Black dragon egg (unchecked) (m)P2P icon.png11/2000[d 2]3,123,809Not alchemisable
Rare drop table.png: Black dragon drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 37,631 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Confirmed at 1/2000 by Mod Rowley on the RuneScape reddit. Only after completing the Player Owned Farm tutorial.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Black dragon tail-bone.png: Black dragon drops Black dragon tail-bone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Black dragon tail-bone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon[d 2]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Perfect black dragon scale.png: Black dragon drops Perfect black dragon scale with rarity Common in quantity 1Perfect black dragon scale (m)P2P icon.png1Common[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: Black dragon drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1UncommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Black dragon egg.png: Black dragon drops Black dragon egg with rarity Rare in quantity 1Black dragon egg (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Court summons.png: Black dragon drops Court summons with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Court summons (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: Black dragon drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Draconic visage.png: Black dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10000 in quantity 1Draconic visageF2P icon.png11/10000[d 5]1,208,884450,000
  1. ^ Estimated based on 37,631 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  3. ^ Only while on a Slayer challenge from Vannaka
  4. ^ Must be 99 Summoning
  5. ^ Comfirmed at 1/10000 by Mod Timbo on the Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates on the RuneScape forum.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: Black dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: Black dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common48015
Uncut emerald.png: Black dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,89730
Uncut ruby.png: Black dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,51060
Uncut diamond.png: Black dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,918120
Uncut diamond.png: Black dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare131,310-160,4905,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: Black dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,9440
Tooth half of a key.png: Black dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,0480
Uncut dragonstone.png: Black dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,162600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Black dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare547,290-668,91027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: Black dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,04960,000
Dragon spear.png: Black dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,49437,440
Battlestaff.png: Black dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare1,069,560-1,307,240756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: Black dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Black dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,27040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Black dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare589,050-981,750600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: Black dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,84966,000
Dragon helm.png: Black dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon59,01860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: Black dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,176-20,824678-822
Onyx bolts.png: Black dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,076,355-1,315,5451,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: Black dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,3152
Nature talisman.png: Black dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,0952
Water talisman.png: Black dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare521,365-657,722130-164
Earth talisman.png: Black dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare117,845-148,666130-164
Fire talisman.png: Black dragon drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare44,350-62,09050-70
Raw lobster.png: Black dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common21,465-26,23522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: Black dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon222,075-271,42540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: Black dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,464-16,2360
Dragon bones.png: Black dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare334,800-409,2000
Coal stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon4,400-24,200Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common6,120-7,480Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon19,620-23,980Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common1,526-1,744Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare14,715-17,985Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare55,890-68,310Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,863Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Black dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare27,945-34,155Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: Black dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon340,020-415,5800
Grimy snapdragon.png: Black dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon106,110-129,6900
Super restore (4).png: Black dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,065-195,6358,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: Black dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon129,015-157,6855,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: Black dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon3,598-4,112532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: Black dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,312-4,928532-608
Magic seed.png: Black dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon161,5881,012
Palm tree seed.png: Black dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare553,2501,520
Flax.png: Black dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common25,650-31,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: Black dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common10,710-13,09045-55
Soft clay.png: Black dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon343,800-420,200450-550
Yew logs.png: Black dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon9,588-11,5626,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: Black dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare95,175-116,32564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: Black dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,075-29,42513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: Black dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare261,900-320,100243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: Black dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]201,5496,000
Blurberry Special.png: Black dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,11218
Cheese+tom batta.png: Black dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]3811
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: Black dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,044,325,338300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: Black dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: Black dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: Black dragon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: Black dragon drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Black dragon drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,005Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]