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Black Santa hat was discontinued from RuneScape after an update, but still exists in-game.
Black Santa hat
Black Santa hat
AKA? Blanta, BSH
Release date 20 December 2013 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Lendable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 96 coins
Low Alch 64 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 337,929,249 coins (info)
Buy limit 2
Examine It's a black Santa hat.
Weight 0.1 kg
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Black Santa hat detail
Black Santa chathead

The black Santa hat is a tradeable discontinued item players were able to obtain during the 15 Days of Christmas mini-event, starting on 20 December 2013, ending on 3 January 2014. The hat could be obtained by pulling a festive cracker, with a drop chance of 1 in 2000.[1] Wearing Christmas themed items would increase the chance of crackers dropping while training any skill by 20% for each festive item equipped (maximum of 120% increased chance).

Combat Stats
Skill requirements
None
Class Slot
None Head slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage - -
Accuracy - -
Style - -
Attributes
Defence-icon Armour rating0
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Black Santa hat equipped
A player wearing a Black Santa hat
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15 Days of ChristmasEdit

During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the Hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.

Price historyEdit

The Grand Exchange price of Black Santa hats rose from 200 million coins upon release on 17 December 2013 to an initial peak of nearly 267 million on 24 December. After reaching this peak, the price started to fall, possibly on market sentiment as to its appearance and scarcity, to a low of just under 230 million on 29 December. After the Twitter remark by Mod Pip that "so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type" on 30 December 2013, the price of the black hats rapidly made up lost ground and was trading at 380 million on World 2 by 2 January 2014.

TriviaEdit

  • Before the release, Mod Matthe transformed his character into a black Santa hat and moved around Lumbridge, showing the item's appearance to several players.
  • The black Santa hat is the fourth tradeable discontinued item since Christmas 2002, after the fish mask, Christmas tree hat and the crown of seasons, and is followed by the cloak of seasons.
  • When somebody received a black Santa hat from a festive cracker, special fireworks would appear above the player and a serverwide announcement was made, saying: Someone pulled their festive cracker and received a black Santa hat!
  • On 30 December 2013, Mod Pips released a statement on Twitter describing 'so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type'.[2] In other words, for every 1 black Santa hat, there were 9 red Santa hats.

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