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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
BonesBones1Always318

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 guam1Common299
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common226
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common23
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common79
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,041
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,133
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon976
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,625
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon2,635
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon2,551
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon2,047
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common40–180
Body runeBody rune9Common333
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon388–582
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon282
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon100
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon1,143–1,524
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare2,604
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,916
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon116
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon64
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare104
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare42
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare84
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare634–951
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare5,172
Iron swordIron sword1Common738
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common671
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon1,146
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon63
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare1,425
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare2,536
Black swordBlack sword1Rare2,855
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare1,858
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare2,195
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare2,812
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common748
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon292
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon23
BreadBread1Rare652

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 sapphire1Common695
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,580
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,209
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,474
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare111,330–136,070
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,877
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,227
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,676
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare480,420–587,180
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,988
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,411
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,090,080–1,332,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,754
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,310–943,850
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,651
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,756
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,069–29,181
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,415–1,308,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,582
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,563
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare469,950–592,860
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare146,900–185,320
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,725–65,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,465–26,235
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon242,325–296,175
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,728–20,172
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare306,900–375,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,800–147,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon239,400–292,600
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,764–42,016
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare354,510–433,290
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,047,780–1,280,620
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,998
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare614,970–751,630
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon289,350–353,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon89,100–108,900
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,285–169,015
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,180–154,220
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,956–5,664
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,918–10,192
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon417,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare977,840
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,470–9,130
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,150–256,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,268–12,382
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare101,925–124,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,840–30,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare282,150–344,850
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,379
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*251,567
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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 rare11,889

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.