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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---5,260
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---542,842
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,953
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,178
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,292
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,516
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,493
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---3,763
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---3,598
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,121

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---2,707
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,501
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,402
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---3,483
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,997
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---2,858
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,127
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,582

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,902
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,271
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---4,473

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---91
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---520,534
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,388
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---484

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---424,325
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---120

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---12,086

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---2,647
Black helmBlack helm7000---2,132
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,777
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,350
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,420
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,246
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,701
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---4,245
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,781
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,357
  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--58,701
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--61,068
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--65,139
Totals3470035--184,908

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---5,791
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,716
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---8,064
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,716
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---6,755
Totals32200---30,042

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---16,110
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---19,435
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---13,029
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---4,232
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---13,149
Totals32200---65,955

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---526,857
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---467,971
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---437,956
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---464,525
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---478,041
Totals32200---2,375,350

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---511,333
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---455,558
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---449,200
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---467,212
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---486,110
Totals32200---2,369,413

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---488,708
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---471,674
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---465,456
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---466,260
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---488,725
Totals32200---2,380,823

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---490,889
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---435,570
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---427,809
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---449,116
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---456,611
Totals32200---2,259,995

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---486,808
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---446,246
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---437,484
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---431,129
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---461,472
Totals32200---2,263,139

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) 24,189 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,647
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,777
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---4,245
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,420
Totals32200---16,089

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 22,041 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,647
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,777
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,781
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,420
Totals32200---14,625

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 310,215 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--58,701
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--61,068
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--65,139
Totals3470035--184,908

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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