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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---4,251
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---318,337
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,181
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---2,087
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---1,130
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---1,537
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,087
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---2,207
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---2,572
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---1,967

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---2,367
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,156
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---916
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---1,101
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,900
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---1,860
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---1,123
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,084

Two-handed weapons

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---2,083
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,300
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---2,951

Ranged weapons

Main hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---48
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---88
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---260,049
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,340
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---254

Off-hand weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---161,700
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---94
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---89

Two-handed weapons

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---14,537

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---1,286
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,646
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,334
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---2,590
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,135
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---2,300
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,486
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,517
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,513
Black bootsBlack boots1900---950
  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--30,866
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--39,042
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--43,840
Totals3470035--113,748

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---9,098
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---12,272
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---10,957
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---1,384
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---9,426
Totals32200---43,137

Gold trimmed

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---30,024
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---46,103
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---33,523
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---4,972
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---17,361
Totals32200---131,983

Heraldic

Black heraldic armour 1

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---312,394
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---286,217
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---266,082
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---289,264
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---285,503
Totals32200---1,439,460

Black heraldic armour 2

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---296,273
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---274,522
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---271,039
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---284,244
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---294,399
Totals32200---1,420,477

Black heraldic armour 3

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---292,817
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---273,419
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---270,838
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---284,091
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---291,782
Totals32200---1,412,947

Black heraldic armour 4

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---295,979
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---264,364
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---261,540
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---274,238
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---273,560
Totals32200---1,369,681

Black heraldic armour 5

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---292,491
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---258,093
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---260,515
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---269,670
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---274,877
Totals32200---1,355,646

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) 16,575 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,286
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,334
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,517
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,135
Totals32200---12,272

Black armour set (sk)

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 17,129 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,286
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,334
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,513
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,135
Totals32200---11,268

Elite black armour set

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 188,070 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--30,866
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--39,042
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--43,840
Totals3470035--113,748

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.