|Release date||4 July 2006 (Update)|
|High Alch||1,800 coins|
|Low Alch||1,200 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||764,717 coins (info)|
|Examine|| Charged: A magic cave horror mask.|
Uncharged: An inert-seeming cave horror mask.
A Black mask requires 10 Defence, 20 Strength, and 40 Combat to wear. Similar to the focus sight and hexcrest, when worn it gives the player a 12.5% Melee damage increase and 12.5% Melee accuracy bonus against their current Slayer task.
The mask also has ten charges that are invoked at random against any combat opponents, not just slayer task monsters. A charge reduces the opponent's Defence level by 3-10. Once the charges are gone, there is no way to recharge it (the slab outside the cave has no effect on it), although its Attack and Strength bonuses remain after being uncharged. The charge is only lost when initiating combat, so fighting one opponent cannot be used as a way of uncharging it.
For players on undead Slayer assignments, the boosts of a salve amulet or salve amulet (e) do not stack with the effects of a black mask. Only one (the bigger boost of salve amulet (e)) will be effective. However, the black mask's effects do stack with the effects of the dragon slayer gloves.
A player wearing a black mask
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A 2008 update with the release of the Smoking Kills quest allowed players to craft a black mask and other slayer items into a slayer helmet, provided they had acquired the ability to make the helmets. Slayer helmets are valued because of their effects and the fact that they are not tradeable. The black mask has recently been steadily increasing in price due to the update which added the hexcrest and focus sight used in the making of the full slayer helmet which also requires a black mask to make.
As of November 2 2010, if you wish to sell a black mask with 1-9 charges or create a slayer helmet, you are able to select the "remove-charges" option to fully uncharge it. Note: You will not be able to get your charges back if you decide to remove them.
Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Cave horror 110 1 Rare
|Equipment from Slayer Masters||
Broad arrows • Earmuffs • Face mask • Insulated boots • Leaf-bladed spear • Nose peg • Mirror shield • Slayer gloves • Slayer's staff • Spiked gauntlets • Spiny helmet • Unlit bug lantern • Witchwood icon
|Items from Slayer Masters|
|Purchased with Slayer reward points|
|Slayer masks and helms|