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 they can reduce the maximum hit of their breath from about 5000+ to around 500. Players can also use super antifire potions, as they block the dragon fire breath attack completely. Black dragons 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 make 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 5,643 coins in addition to their possible drops of runes and salvage.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Black dragon kill is worth 7,593.8 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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56–57%8–9%26–27%7%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 30,040 kills.
3 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  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]

  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.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common84115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,18530
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,15560
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,553120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare294,885-360,4155,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,3070
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,4530
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,033600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare541,485-661,81527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,79060,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,34360,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,14837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare558,180-682,220756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,93140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare700,758-856,482720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare100,44666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,76660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,029-18,221678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,030,725-1,259,7751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare224,060-270,190136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,704-10,496136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common52,110-63,69022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon434,925-531,57540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,960-18,0400
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare344,160-420,6400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon8,675-12,145Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,618Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,475-13,770Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common918Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare70,225-84,270Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,351Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare6,600-9,240Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,450-583,5500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon152,460-186,3400
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon113,715-138,9858,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,735-213,5655,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,786-11,184532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon28,924-33,056532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon126,5641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare270,7401,520
Flax.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common57,150-69,8501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common27,855-34,04545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon314,100-383,900450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,464-16,2366,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare133,650-163,35064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,525-29,97513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare554,310-677,490243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]206,5676,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,400,846,250300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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.

Wilderness drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt (m)P2P icon.png1Rare79,41148,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png5–15 (noted)Uncommon325,550-976,65012,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat (m)P2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon29,766Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,171,046Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Black dragon drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed (m)P2P icon.png1–3Uncommon85,447-256,34138-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Black dragon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Black Dragons.
  • patch 9 September 2009 (Update):
    • Improved various dragons’ fire-breath code behaviour to match the KBD's existing behaviour. The actual animation has not changed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]