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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---7,052
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---625,318
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---3,514
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,995
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,295
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,664
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---4,201
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,608
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---5,108
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,812

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---3,155
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,840
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---2,043
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---2,981
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---3,061
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,187
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,634
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---2,278

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,896
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---6,882
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---6,581

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---39
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---685,635
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,503
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---668

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---762,486
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---126

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---7,760

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---2,994
Black helmBlack helm7000---2,094
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---3,551
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---2,886
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---2,494
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---2,908
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---3,077
Black bootsBlack boots1900---1,590
  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--131,699
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--101,251
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--93,847
Totals3470035--326,797

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---4,749
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---6,518
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---5,931
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---2,253
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---5,457
Totals32200---24,908

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---10,880
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---11,977
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---9,609
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---3,994
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---8,718
Totals32200---45,178

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---592,885
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---575,396
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---560,514
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---579,634
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---578,273
Totals32200---2,886,702

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---586,749
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---570,933
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---578,664
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---557,572
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---577,473
Totals32200---2,871,391

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---586,202
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---579,034
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---557,933
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---570,335
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---577,828
Totals32200---2,871,332

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---576,429
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---581,550
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---554,579
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---555,953
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---578,541
Totals32200---2,847,052

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---573,410
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---560,276
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---556,091
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---542,897
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---576,411
Totals32200---2,809,085

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) 33,154 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,994
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---2,908
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Totals32200---17,572

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 27,864 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---2,994
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---3,077
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Totals32200---17,741

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 540,432 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--131,699
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--101,251
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--93,847
Totals3470035--326,797

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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