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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---4,994
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---499,510
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,779
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---2,971
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,146
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---2,908
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,493
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,397
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---3,867
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---2,921

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---2,606
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,397
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,303
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---2,790
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,942
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,422
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---2,072
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,418

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,122
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,271
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---4,118

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---69
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---496,128
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,388
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---400

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---355,027
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---118

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---13,150

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---1,852
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,950
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,018
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,128
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,248
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,254
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,701
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,134
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,630
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,314
  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--52,357
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--58,038
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--61,678
Totals3470035--172,073

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---6,017
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,580
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---7,860
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,623
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---7,006
Totals32200---30,086

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---16,536
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---21,731
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---14,685
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---4,087
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---13,539
Totals32200---70,578

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---481,269
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---428,420
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---420,642
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---426,505
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---435,839
Totals32200---2,192,675

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---465,724
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---417,968
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---414,449
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---429,801
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---442,737
Totals32200---2,170,679

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---445,905
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---431,661
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---409,483
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---428,228
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---445,522
Totals32200---2,160,799

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---450,547
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---400,872
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---397,571
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---410,271
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---418,589
Totals32200---2,077,850

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---443,687
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---406,934
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---401,050
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---393,110
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---419,745
Totals32200---2,064,526

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) 24,172 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,852
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,018
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,134
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,248
Totals32200---15,252

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 20,492 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,852
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,018
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,630
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,248
Totals32200---14,748

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 282,957 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--52,357
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--58,038
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--61,678
Totals3470035--172,073

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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