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This article is about the common monster. For other uses, see Black Knight (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Dark warrior.
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Black Knights are medium level humans found mainly in and around their fortress. They are central to the Black Knights' Fortress. Black Knights are some of the oldest non-player characters in RuneScape. When the game was first released, Black Knights were the strongest foes in RuneScape at level 46. There were only three Black Knights in RuneScape at that time.

They can be killed to increase a player's White knight rank after completing the Wanted! quest. This allows greater access to the White Knight Master Armoury run by Sir Vyvin. The Black Knight location within Taverley Dungeon is ideal for gaining these kills.

An easy method of killing them in F2P and P2P is to kill them near the Black Knights' Fortress, using a fast and high-hitting weapon, and good melee armour, or use magic and take cover at one of the safespots. When at low life points, you can go to the Monastery and be healed by the monks, then go back. If you have 43 prayer you can also use protect from melee when at low life points, and heal and recharge at the Monastery.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always243

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
94%3–4%1%0.7–0.9%0.6–0.8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 13,475 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common318
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common236
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common28
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common78
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon3,344
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,241
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,881
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,043
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon3,535
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon3,156
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon2,605
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common38–171
Body runeBody rune9Common288
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon388–582
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon346
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon200
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon1,101–1,468
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare1,883
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,526
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon40
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare16
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare9
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare45
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare94–141
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare1,896
Iron swordIron sword1Common531
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common511
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon928
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon66
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare1,753
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare3,023
Black swordBlack sword1Rare2,595
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare5,679
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare2,068
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare3,179
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common548
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon307
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon53
BreadBread1Rare637

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common998
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,975
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,179
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,838
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,710–211,090
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,276
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,861
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,335
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,075–623,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,994
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,974
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,151,100–1,406,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,677
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,155–941,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,941
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,737
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common32,205–39,045
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,459
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,445
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare330,395–416,806
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare88,595–111,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare24,775–34,685
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon285,300–348,700
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,784–22,230
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare263,520–322,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,740–20,460
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon253,260–309,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,888–47,872
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare403,920–493,680
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,069,740–1,307,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,084
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,260–771,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon360,180–440,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon298,710–365,090
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon272,925–333,575
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,640–241,560
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon11,200–12,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,604–10,976
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon420,824
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,887,380
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,915–15,785
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon234,000–286,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,804–16,646
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,025–167,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,315–44,385
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare447,120–546,480
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*177,265
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • Ironically in Armies Of Gielinor they appear on Zaros' side as some of his units, this suggests the black knights may have once served Zaros and split up. Some remaining loyal to Zaros and some joining Zamorak.
  • The organization "Kinshra" may be based off the name of God in the monotheistic Vaishnava Hindu faith, which is Krishna, or the Sanskrit word Kṛṣṇa, because they both literally mean black. Krishna, however, is the merciful and virtuous God, whereas the Kinshra are Zamorakians with "dark hearts". 
  • It was once possible to imitate a Black Knight by equipping a set of black armour, substituting the helmet with a heraldic helmet, the boots with mime boots or vyrewatch shoes, and using black gloves, black gauntlets or gloves of silence.
  • In RuneScape, Black Knights use black longswords and have red plumes. However, in the RuneScape-based FunOrb game 'Armies of Gielinor', they wield black two handed swords and have different coloured plumes. In Armies of Gielinor, their boots seem to be black snakeskin boots.
  • Black Knights used to drop a pile of flour on the ground. This could only be picked up if a player had a pot in their inventory, resulting in the usual Pot of Flour.
  • The longsword graphic update has changed the colouring on their swords to look like the new Black Longswords.
  • Black Knights are among the few NPCs to have more than one capital letter in their name. If Jagex had followed their common name structure, "Black Knight" would look like "Black knight".
  • The Black Knight in Port Sarim jail has a lowercased k in 'knight.' He is also the only black knight not wielding a sword.
  • It is said that in the RuneScape Official Handbook, Black Knights weigh over 300 pounds and also says that the 300 pounds is almost all muscle. This is most likely hyperbole.
  • All Black Knights and Elite Black Knights received a graphical update when the quest "The Death of Chivalry" was released.
  • Along with the aforementioned update, Black Knights have player animations when being idle/being attacked. Their death animation however is still the one used when a player dies before the Evolution of Combat came out.
  • After the graphical update, there are male and female black knights.

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