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Special Attacks?[edit source]

This page has contradicting info to the Slayer Helmet, I know they are different items but the 15% att/str bonus against slayer monsters is the same, yet on the Slayer Helmet page it explicitly states that rumors that special attacks don't benefit from this bonus are false, yet the Black Mask page says that this is the case (that specials don't benefit).

Which is true?

Where to get this mask?[edit source]

Does anyone know where you get this mask? User page "Katshuma" Talk page 09:03, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

You can obtain this mask as a drop from Cave Horrors. It is not very rare, but still may take some time (very common). - Pokemon798 12:45, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

doesn't the mask[edit source]

need 70 slayer to use? please tell me thankes 23:52, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

The mask doesnt have any slayer requirements, and since i dont have 70 slayer, there is no such requirement.--Pkthis 23:11, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

I heard that if you have kalphite assigned as a task, then this hits through the Queen's prayer. Either that or it was the sara god sword... Can someone confirm this? Vidyogamasta 23:36, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

The only thing that can hit through the kalphite queen's prayer is the verac armor set, and the ancient mace special. Anything else cant.--Pkthis 02:24, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Black mask requires 1 slayer to use, also 10 def and 20 str

Range attack bonus?[edit source]

Conflicting answers for Range attack bonus on RuneHq (+1) and (-1):

Price raise after Smoking kills[edit source]

Why have price risen after Smoking Kills release? --Lord Elijen 12:16, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

The quest unlocks the slayer rewards system. With 400 slayer reward points, a player is able to purchase the ability to assemble a slayer helmet. The Black Mask is one of the components of the Slayer Helmet. Thus, this is a factor to the rise in prices of the item. - Pokemon798 12:45, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Activation of Black Mask[edit source]

Do the charges also activate when ranging


Range acuracy and strength bonus[edit source]

Does 15% attack and strength mean actually attack and str skills, or accuracy and damage making it usable with range and mage? if so, does this also work with the salve ammy?

It's melee-only. It calculates the boost after all other boosts (i.e. after prayer, armour, and levels are considered). JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 00:23, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

where to get[edit source]

omg all you gotta do is go to the grand exchange and buy it for around700-800k you idiots.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) on 16:02, July 11, 2009.

Uhm... in reference to what? And try to remain civil. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 16:45, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

REAL WAY TO OBTAIN: The black mask can be dropped by Cave Horrors. which require level 58 slayer to kill. Cave horrors can be found on the island of Mos Le' Harmless after finishing Cabin Fever quest.

Black mask stat boost stack with potions?[edit source]

Can anyone confirm if the attack and strength boosts from the black mask stack with the stat boosts provided from potions, such as a super attack potion? Thank you. -- 02:33, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I believe it does. The black mask is a permanent invisible boost (as long as you wear it), but potions provide a temporary 'visible' boost. Also, in my experience, I hit mid to high 20s with the mask/helm alone, and low to mid 30s just after a dose of super strength potion. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 18:44, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Removal of the Rumour[edit source]

Since it's a rumour I don't think it should be kept in the article. Also, it is highly unlikely. 10:19, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Info on using charges[edit source]

Do we have a source on the claim that charges can activate against any combat opponent, not just Slayer assignments? (edit: never mind, I found it in the Manual.) If that's true, there still seem to be some sort of criteria for what kind of opponents will and won't cause it to activate. Here's my experience from yesterday:

Killed well over 300 chickens while wearing fully-charged mask - no charges used
Did Cockatrice task while wearing mask - no charges used
Did Turoth task while wearing mask - 4 charges used
Ash Plissken 15:58, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

My experience has been similar. I've had a black mask for quite a while and up until today it had only gotten down to 7 charges. I did 9 low level tasks and it still retained its charges. I then got a Turoth task and after killing about 150 of em it had gotten down to 2 charges. It may be the task difficulty that determines lost charges, or it may have something to do with the fact that I came very near dying several times. perhaps it activates when you're in danger of dying. I'd really like to get these last two charges used up because that Turoth task was my 50th and I finally have enough points to make the slayer helm, but I can't make it with those charges and I can't afford an uncharged mask right now.Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 06:57, February 27, 2010 (UTC)

anyone know if you can use the magic guy at the ge to combined charges from mask? (ex: (5) and (5) make a (10) and a (0) both able to sell)

I have used up charges on my mask while AFK'ing on giant spiders that were not assigned as a task. I think your chance to expend a charge is related not to the number of monsters you kill, but the number of hits you make. So, one-hitting 300 chickens gives you the same chance of expending charges as killing 30 monsters that take an average of ten hits to kill. SsVivid (talk) 22:43, August 21, 2012 (UTC)

Reference?[edit source]

Is there any reference that it stacks with dragon slayer gloves? Because thats something very hard to prove and someone can just make it up. scoot4.pngscooties 04:14, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

It does, but it does not stack with the Salve Amulet. It is said on the wiki page.

Using up charges.[edit source]

On the subject id just like to comment that i used up 6 charges on hell hounds. These monsters might not be suitable for lower lvls tho so any high levels out there might wanna try

Using up Charges[edit source]

The charges in the black mask are used to lower an opponents defence for that one monster. It happens randomly and can happen on any monster if they have a defence to be lowered. The longer you are fighting a monster, the more chance of using a charge on it.

Do you need to be assigned Cave Horrors in order to receive the drop?[edit source]

I have been killing these things with ranged for about four days now, no black mask drop. I have gotten about 10 snapdragon seeds, which are worth quite a bit, but no elusive mask. Do you need to be assigned these as a task in order to get the drop?


Dragon hatchet.pngDjstupido# EditsWoodcutting.png 05:13, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Nope. I too have found myself slaying them for a few days before recieving a mask, yet I've also managed to get 2 or 3 in a single sitting. The drop rate seems to average out at about 1/300 but this has not been confirmed. I also highly doubt that having them as a task has any impact on the drop rate. I once managed to get 2 within 3 trips, only to return with a slayer task for them and get none after 180+ kills. They're a good source of money, but it's very inconsistant. I would not recommend using a RoW on these because it slightly lessens the probability of getting a black mask which sells for more than the rare drop table items. The only rare drop table items that I recall getting as drops from these are gems. Clue scrolls can result in good money and seem to be a common enough drop. It's recommended that you do them as soon as possible as you can only ever have one at a time. While experiencing a long dry spell for masks, I managed to get enough clue scrolls to earn 1.5m by the time I got the mask drop and doubled my earnings. Just stick with it and you'll be delighted to see a black mask (10) before too long. For more information and advice for killing these, see some of my above posts. Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 05:41, May 19, 2010 (UTC) Oops, scratch that. More advice can be found on the Cave Horror talk page.Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 05:45, May 19, 2010 (UTC) The above crossed out information was written based on false information and should not be trusted. The Ring of Wealth will have no effects, posetive or negative, on the drop rate of the black mask. Essential, with the ring of wealth, more of the nothing drops will be replaced with other rare drop table drops. The only reason to not wear the ring of wealth when fighting cave horrors would be if you have a different ring whose effects you prefer such as ring of recoil, ring of life, or beserker ring.Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 01:49, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Sweet, thanks for the quick reply. I'll keep at it and take the ring of wealth off and switch it for a warrior's ring or something. Dragon hatchet.pngDjstupido# EditsWoodcutting.png 00:45, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

I disagree with your interpretation of the ring of wealth. All it does is remove a bunch of empty spots from the rare drop table. Whether or not the black mask is on the rare drop table is unknown, but if it is, they RoW increases the drop chance; if not, there is no change to the drop chance (since the chance of accessing the rare drop table is unaffected, so the chance of all non-rare-drop-table items is unchanged). Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 13:11, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

I corrected the information about the ring of wealth. It is however known that the black mask and all other monster specific drops are not on the rare drop table and are in no way effected by the ring of wealth.Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 01:49, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Non-Tasks?[edit source]

Can you drain the mask with non task monsters?User:Dmck2b

Yes you can, I've discharged using scarabs from pyramid plunder. Without having a task. 03:20, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Special assignments[edit source]

will the boost work for the special assignments/special tasks?


Melee Bonuses[edit source]

Does the black mask strength and attack effects pertain to non-tasked monsters that still require a slayer evel to kill? For example, if I were to kill jellies whilst attempting to obtain a clue scroll p, would I have the previously mentioned bonuses. I appreciate any and all answers, as long as I can understand them. 16:58, July 15, 2012 (UTC) Anonymous
No, the mask would not give you the attack and strength bonuses in this situation, it strictly gives you them when fighting monsters on a slayer assignment. Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 17:02, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Using Charges in 2016[edit source]

Well I've had a black mask for several days, worn it whenever I went melee. I've used it on slayer tasks, and other monsters, but my black mask is still on 10 charges. I am tempted to just destroy all charges, but I wanted to try and see the effect in action.

Has anyone been able to get any charges off recently? --Jonius7 [[Message_Wall:Jonius7|'''wall''']] 14:30, July 13, 2016 (UTC)