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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
BonesBones1Always178

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 guam1Common332
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common221
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common22
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common90
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,230
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,382
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,204
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,239
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon2,976
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon2,865
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon1,956
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common38–171
Body runeBody rune9Common279
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon528–792
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon292
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon200
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon1,275–1,700
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare2,912
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,616
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon68
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon32
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare48
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare15
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare21
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare190–285
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare1,772
Iron swordIron sword1Common806
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common703
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon1,048
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon63
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare1,359
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare2,364
Black swordBlack sword1Rare3,130
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare2,255
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare2,273
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare2,939
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common677
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon325
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon24
BreadBread1Rare502

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common658
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,988
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,503
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,992
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare134,640–164,560
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,056
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,467
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,257
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare506,565–619,135
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,271
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,175
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,089,900–1,332,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,865
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,975–946,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,912
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,374–27,126
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,074,330–1,313,070
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,643
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,737
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare483,990–610,572
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare132,470–167,116
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,725–68,215
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon235,125–287,375
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,520–377,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,600–140,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,030–18,370
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon231,480–282,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,814–43,216
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,635–445,665
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,058,670–1,293,930
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,484
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,260–760,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon314,910–384,890
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon140,220–171,380
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,735–213,565
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon151,380–185,020
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,826–8,944
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,408–10,752
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon356,424
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,030,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,135–11,165
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon193,950–237,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,424–13,776
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare113,400–138,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,515–42,185
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare366,660–448,140
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,319
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*373,774
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare14,507

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.