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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---4,293
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---405,178
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,234
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---2,060
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---1,166
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---1,296
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,016
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---2,783
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---2,855
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---1,936

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---2,321
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,147
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---815
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---1,147
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,900
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---2,444
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---971
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,028

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---2,653
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,174
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---2,621

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---35
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---88
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---220,814
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,340
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---222

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---120,296
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---94
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---80

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---16,063

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---1,431
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,684
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,307
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---2,620
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---2,881
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---1,936
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,821
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---2,840
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,547
Black bootsBlack boots1900---926
  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--29,844
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--39,433
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--41,721
Totals3470035--110,998

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---17,710
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---32,000
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---17,878
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,617
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---19,979
Totals32200---89,184

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---80,783
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---129,085
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---86,492
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---10,715
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---43,239
Totals32200---350,314

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---377,559
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---378,998
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---363,546
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---381,099
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---361,706
Totals32200---1,862,908

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---355,708
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---357,583
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---381,581
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---338,145
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---372,622
Totals32200---1,805,639

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---360,291
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---367,210
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---349,438
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---339,598
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---370,486
Totals32200---1,787,023

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---353,629
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---291,051
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---282,985
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---368,044
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---313,718
Totals32200---1,609,427

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---350,198
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---271,389
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---368,683
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---273,625
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---315,834
Totals32200---1,579,729

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) 14,297 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,431
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,307
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---2,840
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---2,881
Totals32200---9,459

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 15,880 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,431
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,307
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,547
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---2,881
Totals32200---9,166

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 164,445 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--29,844
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--39,433
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--41,721
Totals3470035--110,998

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.