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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.

That is no longer true, though they remain more difficult opponents than their level suggests. Players who are so inclined can kill them for points after completing the Wanted! quest. Each Black Knight killed raises players' White knight rank, which in turn allows the purchase of additional White Knight Equipment from 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.



100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 13,293 kills.
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Main dropEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common89
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common118
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common36
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common81
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,493
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,961
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,448
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,799
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon5,020
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon3,585
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,438


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common36–162
Body runeBody rune9Common378
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon276–414
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon332
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon120
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon648–864
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare2,828
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,676


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon44
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon20
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare44
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare9
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare36
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare238–357
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare1,146


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron swordIron sword1Common397
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common134
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon856
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon66
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare963
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare1,658
Black swordBlack sword1Rare1,652
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare2,741
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare2,054
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare3,904
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common910
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon154
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon57
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common871
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,555
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,670–215,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,802
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,172
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,874
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare534,330–653,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,590
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,850–939,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,504
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare371,930–469,204
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,980–138,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,575–52,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon232,200–283,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,704–32,130
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,580–358,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,036,080–1,266,320
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,994
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,910–769,890
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,720–473,880
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon357,030–436,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon223,875–273,625
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,045–176,055
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,762–15,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,028–16,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,572
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,715,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,990–12,210
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon177,750–217,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,845–35,255
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare566,190–692,010
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


  • 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.
  • Black Knights are still aggressive when players disguise themselves as fortress guards, even if they hold the same weapon and shield as one of the guards, suggesting they abuse them for their low rank within the Kinshra organisation.
  • 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.
Facts about "Black Knight"RDF feed
All Combat experience51.9 + and 48.9 +
All Combat level30 + and 33 +
All Is members onlyfalse
All Release date4 January 2001 + and 6 April 2001 +
Combat experience51.9 +
Combat experience148.9 +
Combat experience251.9 +
Combat level130 +
Combat level233 +
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Drops itemBones +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Mind rune +, Body rune +, Chaos rune +, Death rune +, Earth rune +, Law rune +, Cosmic rune +, Nature rune +, Potato seed +, Onion seed +, Cabbage seed +, Tomato seed +, Sweetcorn seed +, Strawberry seed +, Watermelon seed +, Iron sword +, Iron full helm +, Steel mace +, Mithril arrow +, Black full helm +, Black 2h sword +, Black sword +, Black gauntlets +, Black platebody +, Black platelegs +, Coins +, Steel bar +, Pot of flour +, Tin ore +, Bread +, Rare drop table +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members only1false
Is members only2false
Release date14 January 2001 +
Release date26 April 2001 +
Version count2 +

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