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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---4,803
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---505,320
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,671
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---2,752
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---2,517
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,044
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,384
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,781
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---3,973
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---2,712

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---2,493
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,364
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,199
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---2,659
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,942
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,371
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---1,701
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,296

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,427
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,269
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---3,792

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---64
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---488,559
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,388
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---397

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---286,831
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---113

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---13,971

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---1,583
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,944
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---3,753
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,037
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,401
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,472
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,644
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,180
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,567
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,127
  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--48,903
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--56,646
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--58,541
Totals3470035--164,090

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---6,241
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,655
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---7,849
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,557
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---6,849
Totals32200---30,151

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---17,375
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---22,567
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---16,154
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---3,987
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---13,039
Totals32200---73,122

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---441,791
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---409,057
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---385,729
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---389,521
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---416,715
Totals32200---2,042,813

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---445,791
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---398,910
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---395,989
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---412,399
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---422,491
Totals32200---2,075,580

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---425,417
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---412,425
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---390,735
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---408,473
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---405,686
Totals32200---2,042,736

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---411,622
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---382,766
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---379,411
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---391,441
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---399,534
Totals32200---1,964,774

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---423,364
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---372,743
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---383,461
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---375,452
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---382,525
Totals32200---1,937,545

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) 21,982 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,583
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---3,753
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,180
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,401
Totals32200---14,917

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---1,583
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---3,753
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,567
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---6,401
Totals32200---14,304

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 259,281 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--48,903
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--56,646
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--58,541
Totals3470035--164,090

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.