Black warlock (Hunter)
|Release date||21 November 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Feldip Hunter Area, Anachronia|
|Trap||Butterfly net or magic butterfly net|
|Examine||A black warlock. The air seems to distort wherever it passes.|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Black warlock is a butterfly that players can capture with the Hunter skill at level 45 or above. Players can find Black warlocks at the Feldip Hunter area, west of the base camp in Anachronia and in the south-eastern area of Anachronia. They must wield a butterfly net or a magic butterfly net and have at least one butterfly jar (1 butterfly jar for each butterfly) in their inventory to catch them. All of these items are available for purchase in hunter stores, for example the shop in Yanille.
Black warlocks and other butterflies can also be caught using a morphic or volatile Sacred clay butterfly net. Morphic butterfly nets give double the original experience, and Volatile butterfly nets give 2.2 times. The Morphic and Volatile tools can be obtained as rewards from the minigame Stealing Creation.
After catching a Black warlock, players can either release them (via a right-click option) or use them on another player to boost their Strength by 20%. (the player you will use it on will need to have accept aid on)
An efficient method for capturing them effectively is to locate a spawn and stay by it. The butterflies respawn every 3 to 4 seconds, so by not moving a player can repeatedly capture and release the butterflies. There are spawns all over the Feldip Hunter area.
At level 95 Hunter and 90 Agility, the player can catch black warlocks barehanded. Doing this gives the player 475 Hunter experience and 125 Agility experience. The players hands must be empty, the only item that can be equipped in the main hand is the Enhanced yaktwee stick, but it is sufficient to sheathe weapons. The player will follow it until it is caught. Following an update on the 10 September 2013 catching a butterfly barehanded gives a chance of obtaining a Crystal triskelion fragment. After the butterfly has been caught the player will release it, meaning that the butterfly cannot be kept. Following the release of the Land out of time update on July 8th 2019, Black Warlocks can now be caught barehanded repeatedly until they flee.
Using the following items and buffs will grant up to 500,000 hunter experience and 100,000 agility experience per hour at level 99 Hunter (barehanded):
- Enhanced yaktwee stick
- Volcanic trapper outfit including the Hunter's outfit
- Supreme tracker aura
- Decorated hunter urn with an Urn enhancer
- Extreme hunter
- Clan xp boost 6%
- Wise perk 3
- Arctic bear familiar
- Ring of metamorphosis
Loot[edit | edit source]
|Item||Quantity||Rarity||GE price||High alch value|
|Black warlock (m)||1||Always||352||42|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Compacted hides (m)||1||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Reinforced dinosaur pelt (m)||1||1/1000||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Dinosaur rib bone (m)||1||1/1000||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Previously, when trying to catch them without the proper equipment or level, the message was cut off in the middle of the word "agility".
- Following an update on 8 July 2019, barehanded catching is now possible with an enhanced yaktwee stick.