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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.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always181

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 guam1Common178
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common242
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common37
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common99
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon3,813
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,119
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,279
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,364
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon4,960
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon3,488
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon2,750
Mind runeMind rune2; 9Common44–198
Body runeBody rune9Common315
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 6Uncommon320–480
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon350
Earth runeEarth rune10Uncommon140
Law runeLaw rune3; 4Uncommon852–1,136
Cosmic runeCosmic rune7Rare2,786
Nature runeNature rune6Rare2,430
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4Uncommon44
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Uncommon40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Rare40
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Rare15
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare60
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)2; 3Rare132–198
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)2Rare1,488
Iron swordIron sword1Common438
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common219
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon774
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Uncommon66
Black full helmBlack full helm1Rare993
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare2,179
Black swordBlack sword1Rare2,157
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1Rare2,802
Black platebodyBlack platebody1Rare2,009
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Rare2,489
Coins 25Coins1–80Common1–80
Steel barSteel bar1Common707
Pot of flourPot of flour1Uncommon240
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon60
BreadBread1Rare245

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 sapphire1Common1,019
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,187
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,723
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,072
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,240–223,960
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,714
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,177
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,180
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare503,100–614,900
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,753
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,142
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,222,560–1,494,240
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,487
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,305–937,175
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,821
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,309
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,115–1,278,585
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare52,200
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,437
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,047
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,255–436,814
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare108,680–137,104
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,400–49,560
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,300–282,700
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare292,320–357,280
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,200–204,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon200,700–245,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,750–42,000
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare354,375–433,125
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,010,610–1,235,190
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,787
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare626,805–766,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon374,580–457,820
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon285,120–348,480
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon255,015–311,685
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,355–270,545
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,296–34,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon25,466–29,104
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon424,012
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,905,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon155,250–189,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,484–17,466
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare143,775–175,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,995–39,105
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare568,350–694,650
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.
  • 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.

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