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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.

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

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 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 636

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 56,042 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 781
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 2 Common 456
Off-hand black battleaxe Off-hand black battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 891
Black hatchet Black hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 222
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 37,457
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,122
Dark bow Dark bow 1 4 Rare [1] 71,460
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/486 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 2 Common 1,748
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 29,239
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 4 Rare 20,467
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4 Rare 22,334

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 2 Common 410
Blood rune Blood rune 7 2 Common 1,750
Air rune Air rune 47 3 Uncommon 893
Death rune Death rune 3–5 3 Uncommon 468–780
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 780

Herb and seedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 742–1,484
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 97–194
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 36–72
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 3 Uncommon 171–342
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,076–6,152
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,858–5,716
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,594–9,188
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,175–4,350
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 3 Uncommon 9,057–18,114
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,870–9,740
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 3 Uncommon 10,191–20,382
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 3 Uncommon 1,620

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 1,755–4,725
Attack potion (3) Attack potion (3) 1 3 Uncommon 213
Shark Shark 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,731–3,462
Death talisman Death talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,538
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1 3 Uncommon 3,156
Sirenic scale Sirenic scale 1 4 Rare 486,143
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 1,337
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,727
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,732
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,516
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,501
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,045
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 16,126
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,935
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,481
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,122
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,457
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,462
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,410
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 824,050
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,334
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,815
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,696
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,069
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 19,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,500–75,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,617,200
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 89,113
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,090
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,875–137,025
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 94,875–132,825
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,040
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 242
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,280–21,120
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,700
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 7,800–18,876
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 48,250–386,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 468,750–937,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 95,400–318,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 289,050–1,541,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,116,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,156,000–22,092,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,196–709,800
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 131,950–1,319,500
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,460–513,840
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 79,830–798,300
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,426
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 66,686–3,334,300
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 128,280–897,960
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,056,680
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,784
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,100–8,040,000
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
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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