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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---4,313
Black caneBlack caneCrush76150---002---606,033
Black clawBlack clawSlash240381---000---2,307
Black daggerBlack daggerStab240381---000---2,018
Black hatchetBlack hatchetSlash147381---000---1,172
Black longswordBlack longswordSlash306381---000---1,710
Black maceBlack maceCrush240381---002---3,005
Black scimitarBlack scimitarSlash240381---000---3,276
Black swordBlack swordStab306381---000---2,964
Black warhammerBlack warhammerCrush372381---000---1,846

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---2,299
Off-hand black clawOff-hand black claw---Slash120381000---1,206
Off-hand black daggerOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381000---788
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword---Slash153381000---1,139
Off-hand black maceOff-hand black mace---Crush120381000---2,961
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381000---1,866
Off-hand black swordOff-hand black sword---Stab153381000---868
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186381000---1,098

Two-handed weaponsEdit

Attack
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h swordBlack 2h swordSlash558381---000---2,627
Black halberdBlack halberdSlash558381---000---7,174
Black spearBlack spearStab558381---000---2,521

Ranged weaponsEdit

Main hand weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black bolts 5Black boltsBolt240----000---37
Black brutal 5Black brutalArrow192----000---88
Black crossbowBlack crossbowBolt-502---000---252,599
Black dartBlack dartThrown240381---000---1,287
Black knifeBlack knifeThrown240381---000---204

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Off-hand black crossbowOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-502000---101,296
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381000---94
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381000---82

Two-handed weaponsEdit

Ranged
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black 2h crossbowBlack 2h crossbowBolt318381---000---17,857

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---1,406
Black helmBlack helm7000---1,690
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,313
Black chainbodyBlack chainbody8100---2,777
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,633
Black sq shieldBlack sq shield7000---1,894
Black gauntletsBlack gauntlets1900---1,994
Culinaromancer's gloves 5Black gloves [rfd 1]1000---1,000
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,082
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,785
Black bootsBlack boots1900---797
  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--27,104
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1230014--36,971
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1170012--40,102
Totals3470035--104,177

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---24,302
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)8700---45,420
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)8300---24,489
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)8300---2,145
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)7600---30,350
Totals32200---126,706

Gold trimmed Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)7600---125,169
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)8700---199,493
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)8300---130,349
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)8300---15,166
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)7600---64,914
Totals32200---535,091

HeraldicEdit

Black heraldic armour 1Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h1)Black helm (h1)7600---561,937
Black platebody (h1)Black platebody (h1)8700---540,012
Black platelegs (h1)Black platelegs (h1)8300---538,949
Black plateskirt (h1)Black plateskirt (h1)8300---545,787
Black shield (h1)Black shield (h1)7600---536,394
Totals32200---2,723,079

Black heraldic armour 2Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h2)Black helm (h2)7600---528,311
Black platebody (h2)Black platebody (h2)8700---533,069
Black platelegs (h2)Black platelegs (h2)8300---568,079
Black plateskirt (h2)Black plateskirt (h2)8300---502,428
Black shield (h2)Black shield (h2)7600---534,986
Totals32200---2,666,873

Black heraldic armour 3Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h3)Black helm (h3)7600---514,649
Black platebody (h3)Black platebody (h3)8700---544,883
Black platelegs (h3)Black platelegs (h3)8300---499,174
Black plateskirt (h3)Black plateskirt (h3)8300---481,816
Black shield (h3)Black shield (h3)7600---526,008
Totals32200---2,566,530

Black heraldic armour 4Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h4)Black helm (h4)7600---502,281
Black platebody (h4)Black platebody (h4)8700---430,341
Black platelegs (h4)Black platelegs (h4)8300---403,429
Black plateskirt (h4)Black plateskirt (h4)8300---525,420
Black shield (h4)Black shield (h4)7600---447,925
Totals32200---2,309,396

Black heraldic armour 5Edit

Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black helm (h5)Black helm (h5)7600---498,271
Black platebody (h5)Black platebody (h5)8700---400,177
Black platelegs (h5)Black platelegs (h5)8300---546,175
Black plateskirt (h5)Black plateskirt (h5)8300---404,949
Black shield (h5)Black shield (h5)7600---467,537
Totals32200---2,317,109

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) 17,401 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,406
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,313
Black platelegsBlack platelegs8300---3,082
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,633
Totals32200---12,434

Black armour set (sk)Edit

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk) Black armour set (sk) 16,767 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Black full helmBlack full helm7600---1,406
Black platebodyBlack platebody8700---2,313
Black plateskirtBlack plateskirt8300---2,785
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield7600---5,633
Totals32200---12,137

Elite black armour setEdit

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set Elite black armour set 153,536 coins (update)
Attack
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-iconRanged-iconMagic-icon
Elite black full helmElite black full helm125009--27,104
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1440014--36,971
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1380012--40,102
Totals3470035--104,177

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.