A player wearing the regular Full Black armour set (lg)

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

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Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black battleaxe.pngBlack battleaxeSlash372381---000---7,052
Black cane.pngBlack caneCrush76150---002---625,318
Black claw.pngBlack clawSlash240381---000---3,514
Black dagger.pngBlack daggerStab240381---000---3,995
Black hatchet.pngBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---3,295
Black longsword.pngBlack longswordSlash306381---000---3,664
Black mace.pngBlack maceCrush240381---002---4,201
Black scimitar.pngBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---4,608
Black sword.pngBlack swordStab306381---000---5,108
Black warhammer.pngBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---3,812

Off-hand weapons

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black defender.pngBlack defender---Stab573813800----
Off-hand black battleaxe.pngOff-hand black battleaxe---Slash186381000---3,155
Off-hand black claw.pngOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,840
Off-hand black dagger.pngOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---2,043
Off-hand black longsword.pngOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---2,981
Off-hand black mace.pngOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---3,061
Off-hand black scimitar.pngOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---3,187
Off-hand black sword.pngOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---3,634
Off-hand black warhammer.pngOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---2,278

Two-handed weapons

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black 2h sword.pngBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---5,896
Black halberd.pngBlack halberdSlash558381---000---6,882
Black spear.pngBlack spearStab558381---000---6,581

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black bolts 5.pngBlack boltsBolt240----000---39
Black brutal 5.pngBlack brutalArrow192----000---91
Black crossbow.pngBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---685,635
Black dart.pngBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,503
Black knife.pngBlack knifeThrown240381---000---668

Off-hand weapons

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Off-hand black crossbow.pngOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---762,486
Off-hand black dart.pngOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---98
Off-hand black knife.pngOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---126

Two-handed weapons

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black 2h crossbow.pngBlack 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

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Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm7600---2,994
Black helm.pngBlack helm7000---2,094
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black chainbody.pngBlack chainbody8100---3,551
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Black sq shield.pngBlack sq shield7000---2,886
Black gauntlets.pngBlack gauntlets1900---2,494
Culinaromancer's gloves 5.pngBlack gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs8300---2,908
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt8300---3,077
Black boots.pngBlack 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.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm107009--131,699
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody1230014--101,251
Elite black platelegs.pngElite 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.

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Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black Knight captain's helm.pngBlack Knight captain's helm000---
Black Knight captain's cuirass.pngBlack Knight captain's cuirass000---
Black Knight captain's gown.pngBlack Knight captain's gown000---
Black Knight captain's gauntlets.pngBlack Knight captain's gauntlets000---
Black Knight captain's boots.pngBlack 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

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Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm (t).pngBlack full helm (t)7600---4,749
Black platebody (t).pngBlack platebody (t)8700---6,518
Black platelegs (t).pngBlack platelegs (t)8300---5,931
Black plateskirt (t).pngBlack plateskirt (t)8300---2,253
Black kiteshield (t).pngBlack kiteshield (t)7600---5,457
Totals32200---24,908

Gold trimmed

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

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

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

Black heraldic armour 2

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

Black heraldic armour 3

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

Black heraldic armour 4

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

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h5).pngBlack helm (h5)7600---573,410
Black platebody (h5).pngBlack platebody (h5)8700---560,276
Black platelegs (h5).pngBlack platelegs (h5)8300---556,091
Black plateskirt (h5).pngBlack plateskirt (h5)8300---542,897
Black shield (h5).pngBlack 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).png Black armour set (lg) 33,154 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm7600---2,994
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs8300---2,908
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Totals32200---17,572

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk).png Black armour set (sk) 27,864 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm7600---2,994
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody8700---6,443
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt8300---3,077
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield7600---5,227
Totals32200---17,741

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set.png Elite black armour set 540,432 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm125009--131,699
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody1440014--101,251
Elite black platelegs.pngElite 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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