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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---5,621
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---574,754
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---3,103
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,424
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,238
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,895
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,612
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,989
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---4,085
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,419

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---2,820
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,549
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,768
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---3,726
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,997
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,820
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,629
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,697

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,872
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,170
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---4,874

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---101
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---545,885
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,445
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---535

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---506,892
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---124

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---11,215

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---2,375
Black helmBlack helm7000---2,317
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,260
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,277
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,251
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,496
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,676
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,855
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,838
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,424
  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--56,518
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--56,830
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--62,823
Totals3470035--176,171

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---5,372
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,737
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---7,479
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,717
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---6,274
Totals32200---28,579

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---14,249
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---16,942
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---11,890
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---4,136
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---11,883
Totals32200---59,100

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---548,171
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---509,357
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---479,490
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---485,912
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---522,903
Totals32200---2,545,833

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---540,290
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---497,534
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---489,659
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---489,833
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---509,086
Totals32200---2,526,402

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---526,968
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---493,820
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---486,391
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---486,857
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---511,695
Totals32200---2,505,731

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---513,319
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---477,481
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---448,028
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---489,216
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---478,193
Totals32200---2,406,237

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---532,662
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---466,924
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---456,877
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---471,232
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---483,852
Totals32200---2,411,547

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) 25,337 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,375
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,260
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,855
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,251
Totals32200---14,741

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 22,823 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,375
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,260
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,838
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,251
Totals32200---13,724

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 309,168 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--56,518
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--56,830
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--62,823
Totals3470035--176,171

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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