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------7,701
Black cane.pngBlack caneCrush220.8354-----21,024,337
Black claw.pngBlack clawSlash240381------3,994
Black dagger.pngBlack daggerStab240381------4,545
Black hatchet.pngBlack hatchetSlash147381------3,333
Black longsword.pngBlack longswordSlash306.3381------2,725
Black mace.pngBlack maceCrush240381-----24,494
Black scimitar.pngBlack scimitarSlash240381------3,295
Black sword.pngBlack swordStab306.3381------3,902
Black warhammer.pngBlack warhammerCrush372.5381------4,089

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---3,376
Off-hand black claw.pngOff-hand black claw---Slash120381---1,963
Off-hand black dagger.pngOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381---2,084
Off-hand black longsword.pngOff-hand black longsword---Slash153.1381---2,273
Off-hand black mace.pngOff-hand black mace---Crush120381---3,142
Off-hand black scimitar.pngOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381---2,416
Off-hand black sword.pngOff-hand black sword---Stab153.1381---2,509
Off-hand black warhammer.pngOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186.2381---2,627

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h sword.pngBlack 2h swordSlash558.8381---3,888
Black halberd.pngBlack halberdSlash558.8381---6,440
Black spear.pngBlack spearStab558.8381---7,809

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black bolts 5.pngBlack boltsBolt240----14
Black brutal 5.pngBlack brutalArrow192----91
Black crossbow.pngBlack crossbowBolt-502---1,278,642
Black dart.pngBlack dartThrown240381---1,556
Black knife.pngBlack knifeThrown240381---858

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Off-hand black crossbow.pngOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-5021,378,570
Off-hand black dart.pngOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381102
Off-hand black knife.pngOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381124

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h crossbow.pngBlack 2h crossbowBolt318.8381---17,162

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-----1,707
Black helm.pngBlack helm70.8-----1,826
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,135
Black chainbody.pngBlack chainbody81.4-----3,252
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,791
Black sq shield.pngBlack sq shield70.8-----2,582
Black gauntlets.pngBlack gauntlets19-----3,827
Culinaromancer's gloves 5.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 5 [rfd 1]10.1--3331,000
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----2,418
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----2,993
Black boots.pngBlack boots19-----1,619
  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--111,515
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--93,836
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--68,334
Totals348.3--36.7--273,685

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-----5,358
Black platebody (t).pngBlack platebody (t)87.6-----7,314
Black platelegs (t).pngBlack platelegs (t)83.8-----6,315
Black kiteshield (t).pngBlack kiteshield (t)76.2-----5,891
Totals323.8-----24,878
Black plateskirt (t).pngBlack plateskirt (t)83.8-----2,734
Totals323.8-----21,297

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-----10,585
Black platebody (g).pngBlack platebody (g)87.6-----15,454
Black platelegs (g).pngBlack platelegs (g)83.8-----10,702
Black kiteshield (g).pngBlack kiteshield (g)76.2-----10,357
Totals323.8-----47,098
Black plateskirt (g).pngBlack plateskirt (g)83.8-----4,770
Totals323.8-----41,166

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-----970,663
Black platebody (h1).pngBlack platebody (h1)87.6-----945,861
Black platelegs (h1).pngBlack platelegs (h1)83.8-----863,309
Black shield (h1).pngBlack shield (h1)76.2-----875,964
Totals323.8-----3,655,797
Black plateskirt (h1).pngBlack plateskirt (h1)83.8-----840,444
Totals323.8-----3,632,932

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-----919,215
Black platebody (h2).pngBlack platebody (h2)87.6-----917,319
Black platelegs (h2).pngBlack platelegs (h2)83.8-----860,755
Black shield (h2).pngBlack shield (h2)76.2-----860,073
Totals323.8-----3,557,362
Black plateskirt (h2).pngBlack plateskirt (h2)83.8-----840,185
Totals323.8-----3,536,792

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-----907,824
Black platebody (h3).pngBlack platebody (h3)87.6-----889,234
Black platelegs (h3).pngBlack platelegs (h3)83.8-----863,291
Black shield (h3).pngBlack shield (h3)76.2-----882,437
Totals323.8-----3,542,786
Black plateskirt (h3).pngBlack plateskirt (h3)83.8-----837,345
Totals323.8-----3,516,840

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-----904,194
Black platebody (h4).pngBlack platebody (h4)87.6-----860,663
Black platelegs (h4).pngBlack platelegs (h4)83.8-----840,758
Black shield (h4).pngBlack shield (h4)76.2-----855,949
Totals323.8-----3,461,564
Black plateskirt (h4).pngBlack plateskirt (h4)83.8-----793,583
Totals323.8-----3,414,389

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-----939,901
Black platebody (h5).pngBlack platebody (h5)87.6-----851,259
Black platelegs (h5).pngBlack platelegs (h5)83.8-----860,988
Black shield (h5).pngBlack shield (h5)76.2-----883,335
Totals323.8-----3,535,483
Black plateskirt (h5).pngBlack plateskirt (h5)83.8-----788,457
Totals323.8-----3,462,952

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) 34,067 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,707
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,135
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----2,418
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,791
Totals323.8-----12,051

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

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk).png Black armour set (sk) 30,875 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,707
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,135
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----2,993
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,791
Totals323.8-----12,626

Elite black armour set[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set.png Elite black armour set 492,864 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--111,515
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--93,836
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--68,334
Totals348.3--36.7--273,685

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]

References[edit | edit source]

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