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Elite Black Knights are monsters found in the Black Knights' Fortress dungeon or in Lucien's camp after starting the While Guthix Sleeps quest. They drop the exclusive Elite black armour. They have the ability to use prayer, so it is suggested to bring at least 2 forms of attack style to kill them with. After receiving 20 attacks, they will run out of prayer, allowing players to kill them faster. There is also a short break between their attacks when they switch their protection prayers. Wearing full Elite black armour or a full Dagon'hai robes set will make them and others in the dungeon tolerant. Note that these count as black knights with regards to a player's ranking as a White knight, with each knight counting for exactly 10 Black knight kills. They are weak to air spells, but their defence is poor in general, and the player will not miss often.

Elite black knight's prayer is 100% effective, unlike the Kalphite Queen's prayer which only boosts defence. Elite Black Knights will switch prayer, they do this when the sum of the damage dealt is greater than 150 for a given combat style. When they switch prayers, it will reset the damage count for the other combat style. They will run out of prayer after 20 attacks have been made against them while they are using their prayer, regardless of whether those attacks deal damage or not. Smite does not help drain their prayer, and the Smash ability will not disable it.

An easy way to make the Elite black knight to run out of prayer is to use dual wielded weapons and not use any abilities until their prayer drops. This will deal 20 attacks as fast as possible, thereby reducing their prayer quickly.

An alternative for higher level players is to use a combination of a two different weapon types, and attempt to kill the Elite Black Knight in as few hits as possible to avoid excessive weapon switching, a method also commonly used against Tormented Demons for the exact same reason. Using this method, it is possible to kill them in as few as 3 hits, especially if two-handed weapons are used. Good weapons to use are the Chaotic maul or any Godsword for melee, the Chaotic staff or Armadyl Battlestaff for magic (with Air Surge as the attack spell), and the Royal crossbow, Zaryte bow, or Hand cannon for ranged. Familiars such as the Spirit Kyatt or Steel Titan may also be summoned to further speed kills.

Yet another efficient method of killing them is to dual-wield weapons of different attack styles, with a magic weapon in one hand and any other weapon (preferably a melee weapon) in the other. This way, damage of one form or the other is always guaranteed. This works especially well with Momentum.

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
44–47%27–29%8–9%3–4%13–15%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 3,320 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Elite black full helmElite black full helm1Rare24,576
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare46,576
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare44,817
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common129
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common2,040
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common732
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon759
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,921

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common346
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common50
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon315–945
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,096
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon2,357
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,194
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon887

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common90–360
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,667–3,334
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon1,083–3,249
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon327–981
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon44–132
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare489–1,956
Coins 1000Coins406–2,397CommonNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold

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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,194
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,138
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,764–317,020
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,648
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,380
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,086–774,730
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,620
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,195
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,383,300–1,690,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,177
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,818
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,081
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,133,595–1,385,505
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon910,390–1,148,492
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon299,000–377,200
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,000–145,600
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon596
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon294
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon46,305–56,595
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon254,250–310,750
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon38,080–42,840
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,400–545,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,200–347,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,800–24,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon246,420–301,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,695
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,255–480,645
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare957,510–1,170,290
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,834
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,510–785,290
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon603,630–737,770
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,870–510,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon250,380–306,020
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon178,740–218,460
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon254,688–291,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon324,072–370,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon588,500
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,424,870
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon11,880–14,520
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon106,650–130,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,065–52,635
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon655,290–800,910
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • When first released, many players doubted the elite black knights would drop elite black armour more than once, however Mod Emilee confirmed that they would on the forums.
  • They yell "Curses, Zamorak has abandoned me!" when they run out of prayer.
  • Sometimes elite black knights will switch their Prayer just before they die, even though they would receive less than 150 of total damage and hits. This is probably because the attacking player would have inflicted more damage if the knight had more health.
  • Players that have not yet started the While Guthix Sleeps quest can still see the elite black knights from the Chaos Temple near Lucien's camp.
  • The elite black knight's level was the highest combat level possible for a player to reach (before the Evolution of Combat), although the knights had 1200 life points instead of the player's max of 990.
  • Elite black knights drop their armour, unlike regular black knights, who only drop their swords and full helms.
  • Although elite black knights are followers of Zamorak, they used to wield what looked distinctly like a Saradomin sword. However, they now wield black 2h swords.
  • Their capes look like team-12 capes but have a black base colour instead of yellow.
  • The second warning for bots caught by Botwatch featured normal and Elite Black Knights using the graphically updated versions of their respective armour and weapons, even before they were graphically updated.

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