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Black armour set (lg) equipped

Black equipment consists of weapons and armour stronger than steel equipment, yet weaker than mithril equipment. As with all things black, they have a black colour. Black, along with its counterpart White, is a coloured form of Steel as a result from specialised forging techniques which also slightly increase its defensive capability.[1]

Disassembling black equipment (weapons and armour) always gives knightly components.

Weapons

Black weapons give medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 25 to wield them. Black in general is much more expensive than steel as many players like the dark black colour as well as the fact that some black items cannot be bought from stores. Because of this, some high-level players may still be seen wielding black weapons and armour. All black items cannot be smithed. Black armour is comparable to white armour, unlocked after the Wanted! quest. However, white armour is for members only and has a slight Prayer bonus. Players wishing to fight the Tormented wraith after the Summer's End quest must equip black armour and weapons.

Melee weapons

Main hand weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black battleaxeBlack battleaxeSlash372381---000---6,433
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---496,809
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---3,337
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,954
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,351
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---4,820
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,876
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,830
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---4,773
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,502

Off-hand weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black defenderBlack defender---Stab573813800----
Off-hand black battleaxeOff-hand black battleaxe---Slash186381000---3,063
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,744
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,759
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---4,171
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---3,010
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,796
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,568
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---2,197

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---6,345
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,082
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---6,033

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---65
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---501,596
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,445
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---622

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---512,101
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---126

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---6,711

Armour

Black armour is currently the fifth-highest quality armour on the standard spectrum of metal armours (bronze to dragon). Black armour requires 25 Defence to wear. Regular full black costs around 9,000 coins. Black, along with dragon and white, are the only three metals that cannot be smithed into weapons or armour (except for the Dragon platebody and Dragon square shield).

In the March 2012 Behind the scenes it was announced that this armour, along with various others, would be given a graphical overhaul.

Regular black armour

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,817
Black helmBlack helm7000---2,462
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---5,483
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,437
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,844
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,012
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,808
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,690
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,891
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,329
  1. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 4 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Elite black armour

Players can obtain special items of black armour, called Elite black armour, during and after the While Guthix Sleeps quest. Elite black armour requires 40 Defence to wear and is roughly the equivalent of Adamant armour. Players can wear this armour without having started the quest (and can purchase it on the Grand Exchange, although it is somewhat expensive). This armour is members only.

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm107009--147,888
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--105,842
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--109,339
Totals3470035--363,069

Black Knight captain's armour

Players will obtain Captain Dulcin's special armour during the Death of Chivalry quest. It has no stat boosts or bonuses, existing only as cosmetic armour. After the quest, it can be obtained as a cosmetic override by replaying the fight against Dawn.

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black Knight captain's helmBlack Knight captain's helm000---
Black Knight captain's cuirassBlack Knight captain's cuirass000---
Black Knight captain's gownBlack Knight captain's gown000---
Black Knight captain's gauntletsBlack Knight captain's gauntlets000---
Black Knight captain's bootsBlack Knight captain's boots000---

Treasure Trails

Trimmed and heraldic armour has the same bonuses as standard black armour, however it is more expensive. These can be obtained by members from Treasure Trails or for free players by buying in Grand Exchange.

Trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (t)Black full helm (t)7600---4,781
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,461
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---6,568
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---2,008
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---5,716
Totals32200---26,534

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---12,168
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---13,219
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---10,073
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---3,901
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---10,067
Totals32200---49,428

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---493,171
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---481,937
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---478,412
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---488,992
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---487,560
Totals32200---2,430,072

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---490,370
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---482,045
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---489,895
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---489,972
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---484,052
Totals32200---2,436,334

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---488,753
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---485,554
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---478,906
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---481,937
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---483,228
Totals32200---2,418,378

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---484,136
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---479,077
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---467,689
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---476,731
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---487,287
Totals32200---2,394,920

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---485,132
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---480,239
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---475,452
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---482,582
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---485,888
Totals32200---2,409,293

Grand Exchange sets

Players can buy black armour sets on the Grand Exchange rather than buy each piece individually. The Grand Exchange offers two different sets of black armour for purchase.

Black armour set (lg)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (lg) Black armour set (lg) 26,852 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,817
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---5,483
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,690
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,844
Totals32200---15,834

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 25,333 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,817
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---5,483
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,891
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,844
Totals32200---15,035

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 619,301 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--147,888
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--105,842
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--109,339
Totals3470035--363,069

Black items that do not exist

  • Black arrows
  • Black javelins
  • Black pickaxe
  • Black throwing axe
  • Black hasta
  • Black ore
  • Black bar

Variants

References

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 41 - "Transcript:Anarchy in the KGP.", Letter 4, by Thurgo. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
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