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Dark beasts are 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.

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 Iowerth 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. 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.

Dark beast standard

A banner depicting a dark beast

LocationsEdit

Mourner tunnelsEdit

Mourner Tunnels map

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 as a task by Kuradal or Morvran.

The slayer mask - helm Mask of Gloom/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

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 569

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 61,008 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

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


Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,256
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 29,112
Dark bow Dark bow 1 4 Rare [1] 76,085
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/486 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Herb and seedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 3 2 Common 1,458
Grimy toadflax Grimy toadflax 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,334
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,135
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,220
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 83
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 38
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 848
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 188
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,252
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 63
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,389
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 26,094
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 30,599

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 8,000–32,000 2 Common Not sold
Death talisman Death talisman 1 2 Common 1,039
Shark Shark 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,023–2,046
Dark arrowheads 5 Dark arrowheads 6–15 3 Uncommon 876–2,190
Death rune Death rune 10 3 Uncommon 2,950
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 6 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,692
Sirenic scale Sirenic scale 1 4 Rare 355,979
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 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,385
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,535
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,910
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,550
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 33,854
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 34,365
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,622
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,202
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,515
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,267
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,287
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,281
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,871
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,562,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,135
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,757
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,813
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,133
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 96,512
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,553
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,975–88,165
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,525–88,935
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 717
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 462
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,480–24,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,280
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,710
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,750
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 25,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,125–124,250
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 284,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 85,350–102,420
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 192,300–320,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,124,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,107
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 705,350
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 114,940–147,780
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,500–117,250
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,496–188,054
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,389
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 19,111
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,679
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 491,082–1,145,858
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,910
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
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
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 market price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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