Black stone dragon

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For the achievement, see Black Stone Dragon (achievement).
For the Desperate Measures boss, see Black stone dragon (Desperate Measures).
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The black stone dragon is the final boss of the second elite dungeon, the Dragonkin Laboratory. She is a dragonkin experiment based on gemstone dragons using a type of corruptive black stone.

She was created by Kerapac, who implanted black stones onto a dragon from Vicendithas' old batch. The dragon also had a sister dragon, which Kerapac placed on Anachronia to guard his laboratory. The dialogue during the fight and the dragonkin research diary suggest that the black stone implants allowed Xau-Tak to influence her. After an accident that saw the destruction of another specimen, Kerapac sealed her away in the laboratory, for fear of her extremely uncontrollable nature.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The black stone dragon can attack with all three combat styles, but primarily uses magic attacks. After she has taken some damage, she will summon four black hands which uses slow but hard-hitting magic attacks while becoming invulnerable herself. Once all four hands are destroyed, she will continue the fight while adding in a few extra special attacks. After taking a certain amount of damage, she will again become invulnerable and fly around the battlefield, leaving slow-moving lines of white fire that can damage the player. Once this is done, she will continue using her default attacks and selective special abilities until she is defeated.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Curse of the Black Stone[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Curse of the Black Stone.

Curse of the Black Stone quest requires completion of all 3 elite dungeons before or during the quest. As such, the black stone dragon must be faced and defeated at least once; this can be done solo or in a group, as well as on either normal mode or story mode.

Drops[edit | edit source]

One main drop and one secondary drop is rolled after the black stone dragon is defeated.

Main drops[edit | edit source]

[3]

Secondary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Rolled if the codex, pet and energy drop fails; only in group encounters since solo encounters guarantee draconic energy.
  2. ^ 4-8 guaranteed when defeating the boss in a solo encounter, with a hard cap of 110 energies, with the higher amounts of energy being significantly rarer. In group encounters, there is a 3/10 chance for 1-20 energies, with the higher amounts of energy being significantly rarer. This only drops if the codex or pet drop is not rolled.
  3. ^ Has a drop rate of 1/250 in group, 1/176 in duo, and 1/100 in solo encounters.
  4. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/300 (solo encounters), 1/1000 (duo encounters), or 1/1,500 (trio encounters), with a threshold of 60 for solo encounters, 200 for duo and 300 for trio encounters (combined solo and group killcount). Example: If a player were to have 101 group and 144 solo (combined 245), it would be 4 thresholds for solo, 1 threshold for duo and 0 thresholds for trio.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Exactly one of these items drops per kill.

Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]

The following table has 1/25 chance to get rolled on for boss monsters, and 1/50 chance for other monsters when holding a Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory).[a 1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mod Sova. Drop Rates - Elite Dungeon II. 1 October 2018. 1/10 if Lucky Drop table hit, chance of hitting table differs; see above.*
  2. ^ RuneScape. mysterious perk :o. 21 July 2020. "Mod Orion: 'If you have the Mysterious perk on your equipment and you go into the dungeon, it's like 500x more common. So, enjoy your free pet.'" Significantly more likely to drop when the player has the Mysterious perk on one of their equipped items.

If the above table is not rolled, a reward from the following table is given:

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 stone dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common89215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,41330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,21760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,591120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare296,595-362,5055,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,6260
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,8630
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,886600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare534,870-653,73027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,88760,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,47160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,19837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare560,700-685,300756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,88140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,858-855,382720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare102,01766,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,82160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,255-18,495678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,034,505-1,264,3951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare228,072-275,028136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,180-11,070136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,490-61,71022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon461,250-563,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,912-19,1880
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare342,000-418,0000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon10,250-14,350Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,896Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,825-14,190Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common946Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare73,700-88,440Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,699Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare8,075-11,305Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,000-583,0000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon157,230-192,1700
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,330-136,0708,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,380-229,0205,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,618-10,992532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon31,360-35,840532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon122,9521,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare254,7601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common55,350-67,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common28,530-34,87045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon324,000-396,000450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,600-16,4006,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare135,000-165,00064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,965-31,73513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare540,000-660,000243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]198,0936,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Black stone dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,37718
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Black stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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 stone 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.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • The Black Hands of Xau-Tak's defence has been slightly reduced during the encounter with the Black Stone Dragon in the Dragon Laboratory Elite Dungeon.
    • The height of the overhead enemy NPC target panel has been adjusted for the black hands of Xau-Tak, as well as several minibosses, in the Dragonkin Laboratory.
    • The black stone dragon's flaming spiral attack will no longer damage players after she is defeated.
    • Mopped up some blood in Astellarn's arena that could cause issues with targeted abilities such as Bladed Dive, and changed the blood in the Black Stone Dragon's arena into inactive scenery.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Both God Wars Dungeon 2 and Elite Dungeon bosses now award more Reaper points and Slayer XP when killed in challenge/hard mode.
  • patch 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Particles within the black stone dragon encounter appear above the ground symbol when playing on the Java Client.
  • patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to pull the Black Stone Dragon outside of his arena.
    • Prevented a crash that occurred when the Black Stone Dragon was defeated in group mode, but the group wasn't aligned to the Dragonkin Laboratory.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The existence of the black stone dragon was first hinted at on release of the first elite dungeon, Temple of Aminishi. After releasing Seiryu from Xau-Tak's control, his dialogue refers to "another sharing his torment...under the obliterated crust of Forinthry."
  • The dragonkin research refers to her as "Kreath Takla Draekun", and while "Kreath" and "Draekun" are confirmed to translate to "Black" and "Dragon" respectively, it is still unconfirmed if the entire name is a literal translation.
  • The black stone dragon was referred to as male in one of the Patch Notes despite being female.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c Mod Sova. Drop Rates - Elite Dungeon II. 1 October 2018.*
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 29 November 2018. (Archived from the original on 29 November August 2018.) Mod Orion: "Drop rates are 1/500 group, 1/200 solo. We plan to hotfix the new rates (1/250 & 1/100) before the weekend starts and it remain that way after the weekend finishes too."
  3. ^ ImRubic. . 09 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 June 2019.) "Duo groups now have a dedicated drop table in all Elite Dungeons. Codex rate in duo encounters: ~1/176"
  4. ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. JagexOrion: "Futon has 245 kills: You have a 4x higher chance to receive the pet on solo mode. You have not yet reached the threshold on group mode."
  5. ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. JagexOrion: "Correct. We're VERY happy that our systems allow us to re-use the previous elite dungeon code for new ones."
  6. ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 17 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 17 May 2019.)