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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; 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.

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.

Dark beast standard

A banner depicting a dark beast

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

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's Dungeon map

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 bones1Always331

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
64–65%9%4–5%8%14%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 78,804 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,329
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,314
Dark bowDark bow1Rare[1]70,563
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed3Common1,407
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Uncommon10,514
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon4,436
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon4,264
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon35
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon376
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon233
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon647
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon312
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon294
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,741
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon474
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,076
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare987
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare2,988
Coins 10000Coins6,000–18,000Common6,000–18,000
Death talismanDeath talisman1Common805
SharkShark2Uncommon1,942
Dark arrowheads 5Dark arrowheads5–15Uncommon950–2,850
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon6,456
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare231,774
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 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 sapphire1Common1,122
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,079
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,760
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare231,570–283,030
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,579
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,962
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,990
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare629,550–769,450
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,352
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,564
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,260,360–1,540,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare975
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,196
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,940–929,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,833
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,116
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,922–26,578
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,905–1,303,995
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,597
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,323
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare836
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare507,520–640,256
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare150,410–189,748
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare56,725–79,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon253,575–309,925
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,156–29,790
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare337,680–412,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,680–236,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,768–46,592
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,120–480,480
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,005,660–1,229,140
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,273
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare634,095–775,005
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon497,790–608,410
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon349,020–426,580
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon253,305–309,595
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon151,245–184,855
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,064–17,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,818–15,792
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon314,000
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,287,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,050–224,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon45,855–56,045
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare650,430–794,970
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

Facts about "Dark beast"RDF feed
All Combat experience846.4 +
All Combat level105 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date17 October 2005 +
Combat experience846.4 +
Combat level105 +
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Is members onlytrue
Release date17 October 2005 +

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