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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand black scimitar.
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Black scimitar detail

The black scimitar is a scimitar with a slightly higher attack bonus than the steel scimitar. It requires level 25 attack to wield.

There is a free respawn in Ardougne Castle, on the first floor at the southern staircase. It is also obtainable from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame, as an uncommon reward from a chest that requires a steel key.

Before an update in early 2009, the black scimitar was behind a locked door which needed to be right-clicked and Pick lock selected, requiring 61 Thieving. The door was moved further east to reach a Thieving Paladin chest. Furthermore, the black scimitar used to be located on a bed until it was removed on the 14th of August 2012.

How to steal the black scimitar:

  • Search the doors on the floor King Lathas is on. It may take several tries to open the door.
  • Search the chest for traps. If it says "The chest has already been looted", it means someone else has already collected it or is empty.
  • Search the other room (if you got the wrong chest). Search it carefully for traps, as it can hit for 100-300 damage if not searched. This requires 72 Thieving.

They are also commonly dropped by black demons.

As with all black equipment, this item cannot be made from raw materials using the Smithing skill.

Combat Stats
RequirementsBlack scimitar equipped
25 Attack-icon
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
AttributesDamage reduction
Defence-iconArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Constitution-iconLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest


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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Black demonN/A1Uncommon
Black demon (Demon Flash Mobs)N/A1Uncommon
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1Uncommon
Steel key blackN/A1Uncommon
Steel key brownN/A1Uncommon
Steel key crimsonN/A1Uncommon
Steel key purpleN/A1Uncommon
Steel key redN/A1Uncommon


  • After the Evolution of Combat was released, it requires 25 attack to wield. It only required 10 attack before the update.

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