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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
BonesBones1Always225

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 guam1Common589
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common4,111
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common96
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common267
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,078
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,834
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,119
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon12,380
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon3,026
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon9,512
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon9,309
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common36–162
Body runeBody rune9Common297
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon608–912
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon238
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon150
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon1,473–1,964
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare3,367
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,904
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon684
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon388
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare992
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare444
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare687
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare2,582–3,873
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare7,338
Iron swordIron sword1Common1,821
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common968
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon993
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon63
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare2,135
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare6,571
Black swordBlack sword1Rare4,367
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare1,777
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare4,872
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare3,780
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common651
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon193
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon80
BreadBread1Rare460

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 sapphire1Common431
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common757
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,294
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,679
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,555–147,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,324
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,790
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,316
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare554,220–677,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,224
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,520
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare600,120–733,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,213
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,832
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,047,600–1,280,400
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,506
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare196,235–247,558
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,480–15,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,100–11,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common77,625–94,875
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,525–304,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare411,660–503,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,000–132,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,570–41,030
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,510–23,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare197,775–241,725
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare79,920–97,680
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,267
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,005–114,895
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon658,530–804,870
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon166,320–203,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,615–184,085
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,205–200,695
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon35,518–40,592
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,720–23,680
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon357,528
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare817,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,300–51,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon228,150–278,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,040–281,160
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*96,580
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare6,989

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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