Black equipment

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A male player wearing the regular full black armour set
A female player wearing the regular full black armour set (lg)

Black equipment consists of weapons and armour stronger than steel equipment, yet weaker than mithril equipment. Black, along with its counterpart White, is a coloured form of Steel as a result from specialised forging techniques which also slightly increase its defensive capability.[1]

Disassembling black equipment (weapons and armour) always gives knightly components.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Black weapons give medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 25 to wield them. Black in general is much more expensive than steel as many players like the dark black colour as well as the fact that some black items cannot be bought from stores. Because of this, some high-level players may still be seen wielding black weapons and armour. All black items cannot be smithed. Black armour is comparable to white armour, unlocked after the Wanted! quest. However, white armour is for members only and has a slight Prayer bonus. Players wishing to fight the Tormented wraith after the Summer's End quest must equip black armour and weapons.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Black battleaxe.pngBlack battleaxeSlash372.5381------9,848
Black cane.pngBlack caneCrush220.8354-----21,224,661
Black claw.pngBlack clawSlash240381------4,717
Black dagger.pngBlack daggerStab240381------5,023
Black hatchet.pngBlack hatchetSlash147381------4,082
Black longsword.pngBlack longswordSlash306.3381------2,567
Black mace.pngBlack maceCrush240381-----25,492
Black scimitar.pngBlack scimitarSlash240381------2,585
Black sword.pngBlack swordStab306.3381------3,174
Black warhammer.pngBlack warhammerCrush372.5381------5,187

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Black defender.pngBlack defender---Stab57.638138.1---
Off-hand black battleaxe.pngOff-hand black battleaxe---Slash186.2381---4,158
Off-hand black claw.pngOff-hand black claw---Slash120381---2,366
Off-hand black dagger.pngOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381---2,509
Off-hand black longsword.pngOff-hand black longsword---Slash153.1381---2,067
Off-hand black mace.pngOff-hand black mace---Crush120381---3,249
Off-hand black scimitar.pngOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381---2,225
Off-hand black sword.pngOff-hand black sword---Stab153.1381---2,412
Off-hand black warhammer.pngOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186.2381---2,945

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h sword.pngBlack 2h swordSlash558.8381---3,314
Black halberd.pngBlack halberdSlash558.8381---5,913
Black spear.pngBlack spearStab558.8381---11,045

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black bolts 5.pngBlack boltsBolt240----90
Black brutal 5.pngBlack brutalArrow192----94
Black crossbow.pngBlack crossbowBolt-502---1,234,917
Black dart.pngBlack dartThrown240381---1,933
Black knife.pngBlack knifeThrown240381---1,006

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Off-hand black crossbow.pngOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-5021,410,174
Off-hand black dart.pngOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381122
Off-hand black knife.pngOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381172

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h crossbow.pngBlack 2h crossbowBolt318.8381---27,917

Armour[edit | edit source]

Black armour is currently the fifth-highest quality armour on the standard spectrum of metal armours (bronze to dragon). Black armour requires 25 Defence to wear. Regular full black costs around 9,000 coins. Black, along with dragon and white, are the only three metals that cannot be smithed into weapons or armour (except for the Dragon platebody and Dragon square shield).

In the March 2012 Behind the scenes it was announced that this armour, along with various others, would be given a graphical overhaul.

Regular black armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,761
Black helm.pngBlack helm70.8-----2,059
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,753
Black chainbody.pngBlack chainbody81.4-----3,574
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----6,955
Black sq shield.pngBlack sq shield70.8-----3,411
Black gauntlets.pngBlack gauntlets19-----4,760
Culinaromancer's gloves 5.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 5 [rfd 1]10.1--3331,000
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----3,719
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----3,263
Black boots.pngBlack boots19-----1,306
  1. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 4 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Elite black armour[edit | edit source]

Players can obtain special items of black armour, called Elite black armour, during and after the While Guthix Sleeps quest. Elite black armour requires 40 Defence to wear and is roughly the equivalent of Adamant armour. Players can wear this armour without having started the quest (and can purchase it on the Grand Exchange, although it is somewhat expensive). This armour is members only.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm107.2--9.8--185,446
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--103,784
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--94,201
Totals348.3--36.7--383,431

Black Knight captain's armour[edit | edit source]

Players will obtain Captain Dulcin's special armour during the quest The Death of Chivalry. It has no stat boosts or bonuses, existing only as cosmetic armour. After the quest, it can be obtained as a cosmetic override by replaying the fight against Dawn.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black Knight captain's helm.pngBlack Knight captain's helm------
Black Knight captain's cuirass.pngBlack Knight captain's cuirass------
Black Knight captain's gown.pngBlack Knight captain's gown------
Black Knight captain's gauntlets.pngBlack Knight captain's gauntlets------
Black Knight captain's boots.pngBlack Knight captain's boots------

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Trimmed and heraldic armour has the same bonuses as standard black armour, however it is more expensive. These can be obtained by members from Treasure Trails or for free players by buying in Grand Exchange.

Trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm (t).pngBlack full helm (t)76.2-----10,238
Black platebody (t).pngBlack platebody (t)87.6-----9,706
Black platelegs (t).pngBlack platelegs (t)83.8-----8,850
Black kiteshield (t).pngBlack kiteshield (t)76.2-----8,434
Totals323.8-----37,228
Black plateskirt (t).pngBlack plateskirt (t)83.8-----5,634
Totals323.8-----34,012

Gold trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm (g).pngBlack full helm (g)76.2-----20,674
Black platebody (g).pngBlack platebody (g)87.6-----21,094
Black platelegs (g).pngBlack platelegs (g)83.8-----15,486
Black kiteshield (g).pngBlack kiteshield (g)76.2-----14,580
Totals323.8-----71,834
Black plateskirt (g).pngBlack plateskirt (g)83.8-----7,426
Totals323.8-----63,774

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Black heraldic armour 1[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h1).pngBlack helm (h1)76.2-----1,223,094
Black platebody (h1).pngBlack platebody (h1)87.6-----1,242,065
Black platelegs (h1).pngBlack platelegs (h1)83.8-----1,203,060
Black shield (h1).pngBlack shield (h1)76.2-----1,237,676
Totals323.8-----4,905,895
Black plateskirt (h1).pngBlack plateskirt (h1)83.8-----1,242,725
Totals323.8-----4,945,560

Black heraldic armour 2[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h2).pngBlack helm (h2)76.2-----1,228,319
Black platebody (h2).pngBlack platebody (h2)87.6-----1,237,154
Black platelegs (h2).pngBlack platelegs (h2)83.8-----1,243,456
Black shield (h2).pngBlack shield (h2)76.2-----1,218,093
Totals323.8-----4,927,022
Black plateskirt (h2).pngBlack plateskirt (h2)83.8-----1,183,396
Totals323.8-----4,866,962

Black heraldic armour 3[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h3).pngBlack helm (h3)76.2-----1,224,466
Black platebody (h3).pngBlack platebody (h3)87.6-----1,249,146
Black platelegs (h3).pngBlack platelegs (h3)83.8-----1,247,316
Black shield (h3).pngBlack shield (h3)76.2-----1,219,823
Totals323.8-----4,940,751
Black plateskirt (h3).pngBlack plateskirt (h3)83.8-----1,185,008
Totals323.8-----4,878,443

Black heraldic armour 4[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h4).pngBlack helm (h4)76.2-----1,253,782
Black platebody (h4).pngBlack platebody (h4)87.6-----1,216,780
Black platelegs (h4).pngBlack platelegs (h4)83.8-----1,208,911
Black shield (h4).pngBlack shield (h4)76.2-----1,223,016
Totals323.8-----4,902,489
Black plateskirt (h4).pngBlack plateskirt (h4)83.8-----1,187,112
Totals323.8-----4,880,690

Black heraldic armour 5[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h5).pngBlack helm (h5)76.2-----1,200,702
Black platebody (h5).pngBlack platebody (h5)87.6-----1,187,900
Black platelegs (h5).pngBlack platelegs (h5)83.8-----1,219,364
Black shield (h5).pngBlack shield (h5)76.2-----1,212,446
Totals323.8-----4,820,412
Black plateskirt (h5).pngBlack plateskirt (h5)83.8-----1,194,822
Totals323.8-----4,795,870

Grand Exchange sets[edit | edit source]

Players can buy black armour sets on the Grand Exchange rather than buy each piece individually. The Grand Exchange offers two different sets of black armour for purchase.

Black armour set (lg)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (lg).png Black armour set (lg) 40,133 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,761
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,753
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----3,719
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----6,955
Totals323.8-----16,188

Black armour set (sk)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk).png Black armour set (sk) 40,978 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,761
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,753
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----3,263
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----6,955
Totals323.8-----15,732

Elite black armour set[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set.png Elite black armour set 525,047 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm107.2--9.8--185,446
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--103,784
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--94,201
Totals348.3--36.7--383,431

Black items that do not exist[edit | edit source]

  • Black arrows
  • Black javelins
  • Black pickaxe
  • Black throwing axe
  • Black hasta
  • Black ore
  • Black bar

Variants[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • update 8 December 2001 (Update):
    • New black weaponry has been added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 41 - "Transcript:Anarchy in the KGP.", Letter 4, by Thurgo. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.