Elite Black Knight

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This article is about the monster. For unattackable guards, see Elite Black Knight (NPC).
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Elite Black Knights are monsters found in the Black Knights' Catacombs or in Lucien's camp after starting the While Guthix Sleeps quest. They drop the exclusive Elite black armour. They have the ability to use prayer, so it is suggested to bring at least 2 forms of attack style to kill them with. Wearing full Elite black armour or a set of Dagon'hai robes will make them and others in the dungeon tolerant.

Elite Black Knights are considered to be worth 12 Black Knights with regards to the player's White Knight rank; killing them may be preferred as Elite Black Knights have three times the life points of regular knights but provide twelve times the ranking per kill.

Elite Black Knight's prayer is 100% effective, similar to Tormented demons and Akrisae the Doomed. Like the aforementioned monsters, Elite Black Knights will switch their overhead prayer on regular intervals when the sum of the damage dealt is greater than 1500 for a given combat style. When they switch prayers, it will reset the damage count for the other combat style. After receiving 20 attacks, their prayer points will be depleted. There is also a short break between their attacks when they switch their protection prayers. Smite or Soul Split do not help drain their prayer, and the Smash ability will not disable it.

A highly recommended method of killing them is to bring two slow weapons of different styles and fight them with Legacy Mode enabled; because of their relatively low life points, they can be often killed in one hit by a slow 2h weapon in one or two attacks. Suggested weapons to use are the Noxious scythe, Chaotic maul or any Godsword for melee; the Noxious staff, Chaotic staff or Armadyl battlestaff for Magic (with Air Surge as the autocast spell), and the Noxious longbow, Royal crossbow, Zaryte bow, or Hand cannon for Ranged. Familiars such as the Steel Titan may also be summoned to assist in killing.

An alternative way to kill them with EoC abilities, is to combine ranged and magic bleeding abilities to bypass and deplete their prayer at the same time. Having learned both Corruption Blast and Corruption Shot is recommended, along with bleeding abilities such as Combust. Players can wear hybrid armour and switch between ranged and magic, dealing significant damage to Knights and nearby enemies at the same time.

An additional method to killing them is to use a cannon. This will eliminate the need for switching combat types.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Food and Potions[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table drops[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 Elite Black Knight drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common89415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,46330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,45960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,322120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare329,490-402,7105,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,1890
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,3350
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,401600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare558,045-682,05527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,99660,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,63460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,09937,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare556,920-680,680756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,65840,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,844-850,476720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,07666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,47360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,024,515-1,252,1851,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare293,080-353,420136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare7,752-9,348136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common49,815-60,88522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon486,900-595,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,844-19,1060
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare337,860-412,9400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon13,350-18,690Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,172Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon24,625-29,550Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,970Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare64,650-77,580Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,971Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,325-14,455Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon427,140-522,0600
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon132,750-162,2500
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon97,830-119,5708,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon217,575-265,9255,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,944-7,936532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon51,786-59,184532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon125,6441,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare278,4601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common56,250-68,7501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common30,555-37,34545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon340,200-415,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,688-17,7126,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare145,800-178,20064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,275-38,22513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare589,680-720,720243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]180,7476,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,71818
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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 Elite Black Knight 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.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 16 February 2015 (Update):
    • Elite black armour added to drop table.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • They yell Curses, Zamorak has abandoned me! when they run out of prayer.
  • Sometimes Elite Black Knights will switch their Prayer just before they die, even though they would receive less than 150 of total damage and hits. This is probably because the attacking player would have inflicted more damage if the knight had more health.
  • Players that have not yet started the While Guthix Sleeps quest can still see the Elite Black Knights from the Chaos Temple near Lucien's camp.
  • The Elite Black Knight's level was the highest combat level possible for a player to reach (before the Evolution of Combat), although the knights had 1200 life points instead of the player's max of 990.
  • Although Elite Black Knights are followers of Zamorak, they used to wield what looked distinctly like a Saradomin sword. However, they now wield black 2h swords.
  • Their capes look like team-12 capes but have a black base colour instead of yellow.
  • The second warning for bots caught by Botwatch featured normal and Elite Black Knights using the graphically updated versions of their respective armour and weapons, even before they were graphically updated.