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This article is about the common monster. For other uses, see Black Knight (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Dark warrior.
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Black Knights are medium level humans found mainly in and around their fortress. They are central to the Black Knights' Fortress. Black Knights are some of the oldest non-player characters in RuneScape. When the game was first released, Black Knights were the strongest foes in RuneScape at level 46. There were only three Black Knights in RuneScape at that time.

They can be killed to increase a player's White knight rank after completing the Wanted! quest. This allows greater access to the White Knight Master Armoury run by Sir Vyvin. The Black Knight location within Taverley Dungeon is ideal for gaining these kills.

An easy method of killing them in F2P and P2P is to kill them near the Black Knights' Fortress, using a fast and high-hitting weapon, and good melee armour, or use magic and take cover at one of the safespots. When at low life points, you can go to the Monastery and be healed by the monks, then go back. If you have 43 prayer you can also use protect from melee when at low life points, and heal and recharge at the Monastery.

Locations

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always194

Charms (m)

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
94%3–4%1%0.7–0.9%0.6–0.8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 13,475 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common348
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common960
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common58
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common96
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon1,439
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,866
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon745
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,978
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon2,237
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon4,573
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,604
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common40–180
Body runeBody rune9Common333
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon468–702
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon260
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon220
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon1,266–1,688
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare2,751
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,544
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon232
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon156
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare208
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare153
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare153
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare636–954
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare3,060
Iron swordIron sword1Common1,176
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common805
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon993
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon63
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare1,818
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare5,270
Black swordBlack sword1Rare3,867
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare1,701
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare3,981
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare3,134
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common929
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon245
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon49
BreadBread1Rare181

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table

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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common338
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common742
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,280
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,748
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,423
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,035–628,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,370
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,849
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare869,580–1,062,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,670–1,326,930
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,970–437,716
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,820–51,496
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common27,000–33,000
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare351,360–429,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,400–139,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,860–27,940
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,800–27,200
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare229,500–280,500
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare106,650–130,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,587
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon346,320–423,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon129,150–157,850
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,155–195,745
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon110,115–134,585
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,312–4,928
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,424–5,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,308
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare287,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common31,050–37,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,035–12,265
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon306,900–375,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,010–284,790
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare8,739

Trivia

  • Ironically in Armies Of Gielinor they appear on Zaros' side as some of his units, this suggests the black knights may have once served Zaros and split up. Some remaining loyal to Zaros and some joining Zamorak.
  • The organization "Kinshra" may be based off the name of God in the monotheistic Vaishnava Hindu faith, which is Krishna, or the Sanskrit word Kṛṣṇa, because they both literally mean black. Krishna, however, is the merciful and virtuous God, whereas the Kinshra are Zamorakians with "dark hearts". 
  • It was once possible to imitate a Black Knight by equipping a set of black armour, substituting the helmet with a heraldic helmet, the boots with mime boots or vyrewatch shoes, and using black gloves, black gauntlets or gloves of silence.
  • In RuneScape, Black Knights use black longswords and have red plumes. However, in the RuneScape-based FunOrb game 'Armies of Gielinor', they wield black two handed swords and have different coloured plumes. In Armies of Gielinor, their boots seem to be black snakeskin boots.
  • Black Knights used to drop a pile of flour on the ground. This could only be picked up if a player had a pot in their inventory, resulting in the usual Pot of Flour.
  • The longsword graphic update has changed the colouring on their swords to look like the new Black Longswords.
  • Black Knights are among the few NPCs to have more than one capital letter in their name. If Jagex had followed their common name structure, "Black Knight" would look like "Black knight".
  • The Black Knight in Port Sarim jail has a lowercased k in 'knight.' He is also the only black knight not wielding a sword.
  • It is said that in the RuneScape Official Handbook, Black Knights weigh over 300 pounds and also says that the 300 pounds is almost all muscle. This is most likely hyperbole.
  • All Black Knights and Elite Black Knights received a graphical update when the quest "The Death of Chivalry" was released.
  • Along with the aforementioned update, Black Knights have player animations when being idle/being attacked. Their death animation however is still the one used when a player dies before the Evolution of Combat came out.
  • After the graphical update, there are male and female black knights.
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