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For the elite version, see Dark beast (elite).
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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 (and its upgraded variant) can be used to have slayer masters give you the option of taking a dark beast task once a day, provided that you are wearing it. The Dark beast assignment token also has similar mechanics, but only works on Morvran.

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; however, dark beasts are a far more popular choice because of the lower requirements in addition to the expensiveness of the keystones and 95 Slayer to access the Legiones.

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, although this is not recommended due to their higher damage output, slow respawn, and the risk of player killers.

Dark beasts are an often underestimated method of training combat stats. Using good ranged equipment, soul split, a bonecrusher and demon horn necklace, a player can stay as long as they want, as their defence is quite low for their level.

LocationsEdit

If the player is killing dark beasts for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing dark beasts in Forinthry Dungeon. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned dark beasts as a Slayer task if they kill the dark beasts in Forinthry Dungeon. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

Mourner TunnelsEdit

Mourner Tunnels map

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's Dungeon map

Kuradal's Dungeon allows players who have not completed Mourning's Ends Part II to receive dark beasts as a Slayer task from Kuradal. 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 bones1Always349

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
64–65%9%4–5%8%14%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 85,458 kills.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,825
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,671
Dark bowDark bow1Rare[1]70,942
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed3Common1,152
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Uncommon10,298
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon3,464
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,229
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon22
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon538
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon292
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon967
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon368
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon294
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon6,080
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon388
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare738
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare708
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare1,938
Coins 10000Coins6,000–18,000Common6,000–18,000
Death talismanDeath talisman1Common604
SharkShark2Uncommon1,760
Dark arrowheads 5Dark arrowheads5–15Uncommon840–2,520
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon11,004
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare420,073
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/486 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring1Rare[1]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[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[2]1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common970
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,697
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,825
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,038
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,710–222,090
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,141
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,324
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,620
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare567,900–694,100
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,236
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,465
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,239,120–1,514,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,719
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,785–942,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,170
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,647
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,922–26,578
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,039,635–1,270,665
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare79,660
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,609
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,202
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare413,530–521,684
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,075–143,910
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,900–55,860
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,150–278,850
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare289,800–354,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon41,000–225,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,410–16,390
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon330,120–403,480
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,032–36,608
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare308,880–377,520
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,020,960–1,247,840
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,841
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,615–767,085
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,540–473,660
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon386,010–471,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon252,090–308,110
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,130–204,270
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,332–11,808
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,912–11,328
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon424,692
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,808,070
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,875–9,625
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,396–16,154
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,975–162,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,885–41,415
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare582,930–712,470
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

TriviaEdit

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