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Dark beasts are level 150 monsters found in the Mourner Tunnels on the path to the Temple of Light and inside Kuradal's Dungeon. Dark beasts require a Slayer level of 90 to kill. A dark beast can attack using magic or melee. If the player is not adjacent to the beast, it only uses magic and does not try to move into melee range. If the player is within melee range, it uses melee most of the time. These monsters are weak to bolts.

Dark beasts are well known for their slightly uncommon blue charm drop, the dark bow, and dark arrowheads. They are one of the few droppers of the death talisman, the other being dragon implings. They are also good droppers of the rare drop table, and are one of the slayer monsters to drop the Crystal triskelion pieces. They're also one of the few droppers of the sirenic scale, which is a material needed to create sirenic armour, powerful level 90 ranged armour. They have the second highest drop rate of Sirenic scales after the Legiones, but since Dark beasts are much easier to kill, they are a more popular option for obtaining scales.

While dark beasts can only be accessed by members, their lower-level revenant counterparts are on both member and free to play worlds. If assigned as a Slayer task, Revenant dark beasts may take their place. However, killing their revenant counterparts is not a good idea because the profit between the regular and revenant version is extremely varied, the revenant counterpart respawns somewhat slow and players risk all of their items within the wilderness.

Dark beasts are an often underestimated method of training combat stats. Using good ranged armour, a good crossbow and bolts, and potions (stat boosting and prayer potions), players may kill these beasts swiftly, as their defence is only average. The cost of buying the needed potions may be offset by dark bow drops.

Dark beasts have a higher chance (14% ) to drop blue charms than most other creatures, exception being glacors, which have a 35% chance of dropping blues and tormented demons, which have a 40% chance of dropping 3 blue charms. However, glacors and tormented demons have more requirements than dark beasts.

LocationsEdit

Mourner tunnelsEdit

TempleOfLight mine
A map of the Mourner tunnels, with Dark beast locations marked in yellow.

The dark beasts are in the tunnels between the Mourner headquarters in West Ardougne and the entrance to the Temple of Light.

When entering from the headquarters, the player must wear mourner gear and have the new key to enter the tunnels from the mourner headquarters basement. Mourner gear can be obtained during and after the Mourning's Ends Part I quest, but the player must have started the Mourning's Ends Part II quest to obtain the new key and enter the tunnels.

The new key is easily obtained in the mourner headquarters and can be readily discarded once in the tunnels to free up an inventory slot. Mourner gear is not well suited for fighting dark beasts, so players prefer to switch to ranged gear and heal up once in the tunnels. Mourner gear takes up six inventory slots which could otherwise be used more efficiently. The gear is sufficiently time consuming to obtain, however, so many players prefer not to discard it once in the tunnels. This leads players to seek other routes to the dark beasts.

After Mourning's Ends Part II, players can go to the death altar via the Abyss and then reach the tunnels by going through the Temple of Light. This method requires the crystal trinket from the quest to be in inventory to reset the light beam in the temple. This route is somewhat long and dangerous, however, since both the Abyss and the temple have aggressive monsters.

After the Within The Light quest, players can have Eluned help them add a Temple-of-Light teleport to their teleport crystals. This teleport is a very fast and safe way to reach an area near the dark beasts and avoids cluttering inventory with mourner gear, keys, or trinkets.

Kuradal's DungeonEdit

Kuradal dungeon map
A map of Kuradal's dungeon.

The release of Kuradal's Dungeon has made it possible to receive dark beasts as a Slayer task by players who have not completed Mourning's Ends Part II. The beasts are located in the second to last chamber of the dungeon, immediately before the iron and steel dragons. However, as with all monsters in Kuradal's dungeon, they may only be fought if they have been assigned to do so by Kuradal.

Players with 90 Agility can take the shortcut near the dungeon entrance to get to them quickly.

The entrance to the dungeon is located in the Ancient Cavern. Players may quickly reach this area by using the ferocious ring's teleport to arrive next to Kuradal or by using the fairy ring code B•J•Q which will take players near the steps leading up to the dungeon entrance.

Strategy and tacticsEdit

Well last time I fought Dark beasts I used a crossbow with bolts and took them down effectively.

Dark beasts are large, dog-like predators with massively muscled bodies that protect them from crushing weapons. I've managed to trap a few in the dungeon I'm guarding.

 
— Kuradal
Main article: Dark beast/Strategies

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 594

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

64–65%

9%

4–5%

8%

14%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 53,020 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 2 Common 714
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 2 Common 424
Off-hand black battleaxe Off-hand black battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 1,069
Black hatchet Black hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 81
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 37,595
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Dark bow Dark bow 1 4 Rare [1] 84,579
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/486 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012. This is remarkably close to the stated drop rate of 1/512, sourced [[1]]

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 2 Common 1,716
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 29,096
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 4 Rare 20,395
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4 Rare 22,141

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 2 Common 410
Blood rune Blood rune 7 2 Common 1,568
Air rune Air rune 47 3 Uncommon 1,692
Death rune Death rune 3–5 3 Uncommon 345–575
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 894

Herb and seedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 497–994
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 70–140
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 42–84
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 3 Uncommon 202–404
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,010–6,020
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,935–5,870
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,598–9,196
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,003–4,006
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 3 Uncommon 9,319–18,638
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,026–6,052
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 3 Uncommon 10,389–20,778
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 3 Uncommon 1,874

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 64, 95, 152, 220, 299, 3,000 2 Common Not sold
Dark arrowheads 5 Dark arrowheads 13–35 3 Uncommon 3,601–9,695
Attack potion (3) Attack potion (3) 1 3 Uncommon 172
Shark Shark 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,438–2,876
Death talisman Death talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,831
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1 3 Uncommon 3,470
Sirenic scale Sirenic scale 1 4 Rare 287,396
Ferocious ring Ferocious ring 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long Bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,421
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,161
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,358
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,875
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,170
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,612
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,536
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,595
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,309
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,482
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,141
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,689
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,192
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,015
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,604,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,072,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,225,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 139,818
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 419
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,860–27,440
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,410
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,750–13,915
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,875–319,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 404,000–808,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,303
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,840–628,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 101,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,922
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 71,783–3,589,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 160,443–1,123,101
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 15,974–495,194
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,874
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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