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Black armour set (lg) equipped

Black equipment consists of weapons and armour stronger than steel equipment, yet weaker than mithril equipment. As with all things black, they have a black colour. Black, along with its counterpart White, is a coloured form of Steel as a result from specialised forging techniques which also slightly increase its defensive capability.[1]

Disassembling black equipment (weapons and armour) always gives knightly components.

WeaponsEdit

Black weapons give medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 25 to wield them. Black in general is much more expensive than steel as many players like the dark black colour as well as the fact that some black items cannot be bought from stores. Because of this, some high-level players may still be seen wielding black weapons and armour. All black items cannot be smithed. Black armour is comparable to white armour, unlocked after the Wanted! quest. However, white armour is for members only and has a slight Prayer bonus. Players wishing to fight the Tormented wraith after the Summer's End quest must equip black armour and weapons.

Melee weaponsEdit

Main hand weaponsEdit

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black battleaxeBlack battleaxeSlash372381---000---4,102
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---663,404
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,918
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---1,905
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---896
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---2,126
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---2,916
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---3,859
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---3,139
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---1,886

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black defenderBlack defender---Stab573813800----
Off-hand black battleaxeOff-hand black battleaxe---Slash186381000---2,379
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,266
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---697
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---908
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---3,076
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---2,344
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---749
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---959

Two-handed weaponsEdit

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---2,426
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,096
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---2,228

Ranged weaponsEdit

Main hand weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---47
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---88
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---391,055
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,287
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---211

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---68,486
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---94
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---86

Two-handed weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---26,815

Armour Edit

Black armour is currently the fifth-highest quality armour on the standard spectrum of metal armours (bronze to dragon). Black armour requires 25 Defence to wear. Regular full black costs around 9,000 coins. Black, along with dragon and white, are the only three metals that cannot be smithed into weapons or armour (except for the Dragon platebody and Dragon square shield).

In the March 2012 Behind the scenes it was announced that this armour, along with various others, would be given a graphical overhaul.

Regular black armour Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,416
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,629
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,309
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---2,721
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,542
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---1,871
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---2,598
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,286
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,757
Black bootsBlack boots1900---982
  1. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 4 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Elite black armourEdit

Players can obtain special items of black armour, called Elite black armour, during and after the While Guthix Sleeps quest. Elite black armour requires 40 Defence to wear and is roughly the equivalent of Adamant armour. Players can wear this armour without having started the quest (and can purchase it on the Grand Exchange, although it is somewhat expensive). This armour is members only.

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm107009--28,830
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--45,780
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--44,417
Totals3470035--119,027

Black Knight captain's armourEdit

Players will obtain Captain Dulcin's special armour during the Death of Chivalry quest. It has no stat boosts or bonuses, existing only as cosmetic armour. After the quest, it can be obtained as a cosmetic override by replaying the fight against Dawn.

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black Knight captain's helmBlack Knight captain's helm000---
Black Knight captain's cuirassBlack Knight captain's cuirass000---
Black Knight captain's gownBlack Knight captain's gown000---
Black Knight captain's gauntletsBlack Knight captain's gauntlets000---
Black Knight captain's bootsBlack Knight captain's boots000---

Treasure TrailsEdit

Trimmed and heraldic armour has the same bonuses as standard black armour, however it is more expensive. These can be obtained by members from Treasure Trails or for free players by buying in Grand Exchange.

Trimmed Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (t)Black full helm (t)7600---26,977
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---45,741
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---26,354
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---2,196
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---32,093
Totals32200---133,361

Gold trimmed Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---145,279
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---245,448
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---155,317
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---15,085
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---74,278
Totals32200---635,407

HeraldicEdit

Black heraldic armour 1Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---587,143
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---588,501
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---562,115
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---594,699
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---584,485
Totals32200---2,916,943

Black heraldic armour 2Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---576,292
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---581,770
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---592,001
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---548,104
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---582,076
Totals32200---2,880,243

Black heraldic armour 3Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---561,093
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---595,524
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---544,409
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---525,477
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---573,803
Totals32200---2,800,306

Black heraldic armour 4Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---548,261
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---445,756
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---438,614
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---573,503
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---489,276
Totals32200---2,495,410

Black heraldic armour 5Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---543,929
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---434,369
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---594,025
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---422,892
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---508,645
Totals32200---2,503,860

Grand Exchange setsEdit

Players can buy black armour sets on the Grand Exchange rather than buy each piece individually. The Grand Exchange offers two different sets of black armour for purchase.

Black armour set (lg)Edit

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (lg) Black armour set (lg) 14,974 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,416
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,309
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,286
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,542
Totals32200---11,553

Black armour set (sk)Edit

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 18,159 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,416
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,309
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,757
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---4,542
Totals32200---11,024

Elite black armour setEdit

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 155,537 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--28,830
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--45,780
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--44,417
Totals3470035--119,027

Black items that do not existEdit

  • Black arrows
  • Black javelins
  • Black pickaxe
  • Black throwing axe
  • Black hasta
  • Black ore
  • Black bar

VariantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 41 - "Transcript:Anarchy in the KGP.", Letter 4, by Thurgo. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.