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For the cosmetic override, see Swords of Light pack.
"Dl" redirects here. For the equipment, see Death lotus equipment.
Release date 14 November 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item Shadow of the Storm
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Value 500 coins
Alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy You can reclaim it from Gideon Bede in the Saradomin church in Varrock.
Store price Not sold
Examine The magical sword Silverlight, enhanced with the blood of Agrith-Naar.
Weight 1.8 kg
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Darklight detail

Darklight is a magic sword created from the sword Silverlight during the Shadow of the Storm quest. In that quest, Silverlight is transformed into Darklight after being dyed with black mushroom ink and then being used to destroy the demon Agrith-Naar, which coats it in ichor. Both Silverlight and Darklight can be mounted on the wall of a Quest Hall in a player's home.

If a player loses Darklight, it can be retrieved by talking to Gideon Bede in the church north of the Varrock museum. It may be necessary to start the reworked version of Demon Slayer before Darklight will be offered.

Combat StatsDarklight equipped

A player wielding Darklight

Skill requirements
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack speed fast

Passive effectEdit

Against regular enemies, Darklight is a fairly weak weapon with bonuses equal to those of a steel longsword. However, when using the sword to fight most varieties of demon, it will gain a large accuracy increase (enough to accurately hit mid-level demons resistant to melee) and deal 1.1x damage with abilities, or double damage with auto-attacks. Additionally, Darklight is used to remove the fire shield from a tormented demon, the only other way being holy water. Darklight can also be used to kill vampyres.

After Dimension of Disaster, Darklight can be upgraded to cause more damage to demons, as well as be able to smash gargoyles if the quicker killing blows Slayer ability has been unlocked. The upgrade can be bought for five silver pennies in Gypsy Aris's Dimension of Disaster reward shop. The upgraded darklight will:

  • Add 50% rather than 40% to base hit chance against demons
  • Add 20% rather than 10% extra damage against demons if using abilities
  • Add 150% rather than 100% extra damage against demons if using auto-attacks
  • Its special attack drains the demon's Attack, Strength and Defence by 15 rather than 10 and by 10 rather than 5 for non-demons.

The following creatures will take increased damage from Darklight:

Special attackEdit


A player using Darklight's special attack, Weaken

Darklight's special attack reduces its target's Attack, Strength and Defence by 5. Against demons, this is more effective so stats are drained by 10. If darklight is upgraded, the stat drain is 10 normally and 15 against demons instead. In PvP situations, the stat drain remains 5 even if upgraded.

Despite the description, the stat drain is actually a fixed drain, and not a percentage drain.


  • The Varrock Museum display plaque calls Silverlight, and therefore Darklight as well, a sword made of steel. Both Darklight and Silverlight may be used to slay vampyres, who can normally only be damaged by weapons made of silver. This discrepancy can be explained by the "magical treatment" alluded to by the Varrock museum's display and by the God letters, where Guthix claims responsibility for the creation of Silverlight to restore balance following the appearance of Delrith.
  • If Darklight is used on Sir Prysin, he will believe a key is given to him (like in the Demon Slayer quest).
  • Even though Bloodveld are a type of Chthonian demon, Darklight does not provide a damage bonus when used against them.
  • Prior to 27 April 2015, Darklight's upgraded version used to be stronger than any melee weapon in the game against any demons[1]. When used with the Balanced Strike ability, the damage dealt will be boosted 2.5x if used against affected monsters. This allows for one hit kills on full health enemies (that have 12,000 or fewer lifepoints) whenever the player is at 60% health or below. This has no effect on the amount of health healed. However, because of the nerf, the upgraded version appears to be weaker than before the release of Dimension of Disaster. 


  1. ^ Mod Rowley. "Darklight analysis". 24 March 2015. Recent Game Updates Forums.

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