Black Knight

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Black Knights are medium level humans found mainly in and around their fortress. They are some of the oldest non-player characters in RuneScape. When the game was first released, Black Knights were the strongest foes in RuneScape at level 46. There were only three Black Knights in RuneScape at that time.

They can be killed to increase a player's White knight rank after completing the Wanted! quest. This allows greater access to the White Knight Master Armoury run by Sir Vyvin. The Black Knight location within Taverley Dungeon is ideal for gaining these kills.

An easy method of killing them in F2P and P2P is to kill them near the Black Knights' Fortress, using a fast and high-hitting weapon, and good melee armour, or use magic and take cover at one of the safespots. When at low life points, you can go to the Monastery and be healed by the monks, then go back. If you have 43 prayer you can also use protect from melee when at low life points, and heal and recharge at the Monastery.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 26,757 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Black Knight kill is worth 1,136 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
94%3%1%0.6–0.8%0.6–0.8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 16,186 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only when wearing the Asylum doctor's ring.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common51615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common25830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common30160
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common709120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare31,905-38,9955,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,121600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare230,445-281,65527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common11,6401
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common11,7241
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common56,27660,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common56,35560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,44237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare641,700-784,300756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon37,83040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare680,940-832,260720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare69,44566,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon57,36760,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871-22,879678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare924,075-1,129,4251,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare29,580-35,670136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare11,696-14,104136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,035-56,26522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon154,575-188,92540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,204-20,74668-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,300-469,700180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon3,800-5,320Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common502Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon6,475-7,770Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common518Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,275-7,530Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common4,329Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,000-5,600Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,068-5,792532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon18,970-21,680532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon170,7281,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare33,5701,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon947,880-1,158,52090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon91,170-111,43090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,675-154,8258,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon440,325-538,1755,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common42,300-51,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common31,770-38,83045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon353,700-432,300450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,856-23,9446,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,100-240,90064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,540-22,66013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare409,590-500,610243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Black Knight drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]311,6196,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5581
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,95318
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Black Knight drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,465300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring 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.

Graphical updates[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!
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • Some code for dark knights has been made more efficient.
  • patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
    • Black Knights' swords no longer look white.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ironically in Armies Of Gielinor they appear on Zaros' side as some of his units, this suggests the black knights may have once served Zaros and split up. Some remaining loyal to Zaros and some joining Zamorak.
  • It was once possible to imitate a Black Knight by equipping a set of black armour, substituting the helmet with a heraldic helmet, the boots with mime boots or vyrewatch shoes, and using black gloves, black gauntlets or gloves of silence.
  • In RuneScape, Black Knights use black longswords and have red plumes. However, in the RuneScape-based FunOrb game 'Armies of Gielinor', they wield black two handed swords and have different coloured plumes. In Armies of Gielinor, their boots seem to be black snakeskin boots.
  • Black Knights used to drop a pile of flour on the ground. This could only be picked up if a player had a pot in their inventory, resulting in the usual Pot of Flour.
  • The longsword graphic update has changed the colouring on their swords to look like the new Black Longswords.
  • Black Knights are among the few NPCs to have more than one capital letter in their name. If Jagex had followed their common name structure, "Black Knight" would look like "Black knight".
  • The Black Knight in Port Sarim jail has a lowercased k in 'knight.' He is also the only black knight not wielding a sword.
  • It is said that in the RuneScape Official Handbook, Black Knights weigh over 300 pounds and also says that the 300 pounds is almost all muscle. This is most likely hyperbole.
  • All Black Knights and Elite Black Knights received a graphical update when the quest "The Death of Chivalry" was released.
  • Along with the aforementioned update, Black Knights use the updated animations that were released with the Evolution of Combat, including entering a combat stance when under attack. They still use the pre-EoC (and current Legacy) death animation, however.
  • After the graphical update, there are now male and female black knights.