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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]


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 member's 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.

RS Classic Black Weapons

Black weapons as seen in RuneScape Classic

RS Classic Black Armour

Black armour as seen in RuneScape Classic

Image Name GE Price
Black dagger Black dagger 159 coins
Off-hand black dagger Off-hand black dagger 255 coins
Black hatchet Black hatchet 89 coins
Black mace Black mace 1,624 coins
Off-hand black mace Off-hand black mace 2,569 coins
Black claw Black claw 186 coins
Off-hand black claw Off-hand black claw 534 coins
Black sword Black sword 130 coins
Off-hand black sword Off-hand black sword 151 coins
Black longsword Black longsword 262 coins
Off-hand black longsword Off-hand black longsword 171 coins
Black scimitar Black scimitar 142 coins
Off-hand black scimitar Off-hand black scimitar 86 coins
Black spear Black spear 348 coins
Black warhammer Black warhammer 724 coins
Off-hand black warhammer Off-hand black warhammer 322 coins
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 655 coins
Off-hand black battleaxe Off-hand black battleaxe 901 coins
Black 2h sword Black two-handed sword 758 coins
Black halberd Black halberd 5,501 coins
Black defender Black defender Not sold
Black cane Black cane 580,004 coins
Black crossbow Black crossbow 841 coins
Off-hand black crossbow Off-hand black crossbow 8,562 coins
Black 2h crossbow Black 2h crossbow 4,944 coins
Black knife Black knife 6 coins
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife 7 coins
Black dart Black dart 999 coins
Off-hand black dart Off-hand black dart 82 coins

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

Image Name GE Price
Black helm Black helm 336 coins
Black full helm Black full helm 708 coins
Black sq shield Black sq shield 374 coins
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 833 coins
Black chainbody Black chainbody 702 coins
Black platebody Black platebody 1,899 coins
Black platelegs Black platelegs 2,751 coins
Black plateskirt Black plateskirt 3,244 coins
Black boots Black boots 397 coins
Culinaromancer's gloves 5 Black gloves 1,000 coins *
Black gauntlets Black gauntlets 4,088 coins

* Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing a certain number of 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.

Image Name GE Price
Elite black full helm Elite black full helm 32,327 coins
Elite black platebody Elite black platebody 47,621 coins
Elite black platelegs Elite black platelegs 44,839 coins

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.

Other black armour Edit

Trimmed 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

Gold Trimmed Edit


Black items that do not existEdit

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



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

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