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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---5,803
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---535,378
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---3,131
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,528
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,089
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,357
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,752
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---5,970
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---4,086
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,501

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---1,602
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---1,343
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---2,734
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,997
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,638
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,373
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,842

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---4,924
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,170
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---5,077

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---104
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---485,908
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,445
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---551

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---485,357
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---123

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---7,088

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---2,550
Black helmBlack helm7000---2,358
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,217
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,268
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---3,833
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---3,047
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,658
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,450
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,839
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,381
  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--115,042
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--113,176
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--103,922
Totals3470035--332,140

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---5,109
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---7,901
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---7,249
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,757
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---6,082
Totals32200---28,098

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---13,396
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---15,968
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---10,993
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---3,988
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---11,109
Totals32200---55,454

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---517,937
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---497,010
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---467,847
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---495,490
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---507,023
Totals32200---2,485,307

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---516,544
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---495,539
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---481,267
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---487,863
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---509,122
Totals32200---2,490,335

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---505,017
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---483,681
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---468,466
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---483,746
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---486,529
Totals32200---2,427,439

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---513,448
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---470,129
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---448,006
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---479,600
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---474,071
Totals32200---2,385,254

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---515,232
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---457,112
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---456,195
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---471,406
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---496,245
Totals32200---2,396,190

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) 26,145 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,550
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,217
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,450
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---3,833
Totals32200---14,050

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 23,619 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,550
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---4,217
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,839
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---3,833
Totals32200---13,439

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 542,843 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--115,042
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--113,176
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--103,922
Totals3470035--332,140

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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