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Dark beasts are large, bull-like creatures 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. They 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.

A Mask of Gloom can be worn to get dark beasts as a slayer task from those masters who can assign them. A Dark beast assignment token can also force a dark beast task from Morvran of the Iorwerth Clan.

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.

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 is often offset by their drops.

Dark beast standard

A banner depicting a dark beast

LocationsEdit

Mourner tunnelsEdit

Temple of light

A map of the Mourner tunnels.

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 crystal teleport seeds. 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.

After Plague's End quest mourner gear is no longer required to enter the tunnels. The new key can be found by searching the head mourner's desk if the player wishes to enter the mines through their headquarters.

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 as a task by Kuradal or Morvran.

The Slayer mask or helm, the Mask of Gloom or Helm of Darkness, provides two daily teleports straight to the Dark beast cave (or the Mourner tunnels).

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

Main article: Dark beast/Strategies
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

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always359

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
64–65%9%4–5%8%14%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 76,178 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,072
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,002
Dark bowDark bow1Rare[1]95,699
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed3Common1,167
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax2 (noted)Uncommon9,916
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1 (noted)Uncommon5,882
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1 (noted)Uncommon5,627
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon18
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon513
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon127
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon101
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon135
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon431
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,380
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon313
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare2,805
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare2,937
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare2,323
Coins 10000Coins6,000–18,000Common6,000–18,000
Death talismanDeath talisman1Common1,226
SharkShark2Uncommon2,074
Dark arrowheads 5Dark arrowheads5–15Uncommon855–2,565
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon2,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore6 (noted)Uncommon6,996
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare284,224
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ferocious ringFerocious ring1Rare[2]Not sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[3]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[3]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[3]1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/486 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon
  3. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Rare drop tableEdit

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 price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,140
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,862
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare266,670–325,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,666
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common31,187
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,873
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare669,285–818,015
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,053
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,476
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,371,240–1,675,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,340
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,961
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,415–949,025
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,485
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,981
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,138,185–1,391,115
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare78,092
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,611
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare955
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare679,575–857,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare161,265–203,442
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare61,300–85,820
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,630–22,770
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,361–32,310
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare568,800–695,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon79,600–437,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,130–17,270
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon209,880–256,520
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common58,815
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare529,335–646,965
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare858,240–1,048,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,622
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,330–763,070
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon479,700–586,300
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon333,360–407,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon225,720–275,880
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon148,635–181,665
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon39,270–44,880
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon41,118–46,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon364,592
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,002,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,915–15,785
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon118,350–144,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,748–21,402
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,230–38,170
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare618,030–755,370
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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