Changing of the Guard

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Changing of the Guard is an achievement that requires the player to defeat the King Black Dragon while wearing six different pieces of black dragonhide equipment. This can only be completed in a solo instance.

The items that can be used for this achievement are:

Black spiky vambraces cannot be used for this achievement, despite being made of black dragonhide.

The achievement doesn't require the player to wear the black dragonhide equipment for the entire fight. The player can wear better equipment for the majority of the fight, then switch to the black dragonhide equipment right before the King Black Dragon dies.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 6 September 2021 (Update):
    • Achievements for the Giant Mole, King Black Dragon and Chaos Elemental no longer display membership as a requirement - including in the Bossing Path - as they can be completed in free-to-play.
  • patch 8 January 2018 (Update):
    • This achievement is now marked as members' only.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The achievement's name refers to the "changing of the guard" ceremony that takes place outside of Buckingham Palace in London, England, where the Queen's Guard changes shifts.
  • Although black dragonhide equipment is members only, this achievement was marked available to free players even when locked achievements were hidden. This was fixed on 8 January 2018.
  • A New Varrock achievement formerly took the same name as this one, but the name was changed to "Guard is Dead" prior to the release of this achievement.