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This article is about the monster. For unattackble guards, see Elite Black Knight (NPC).
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Elite Black Knights are monsters found in the Black Knights' Catacombs 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. Wearing full Elite black armour or a set of Dagon'hai robes 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; killing them in order to ascend the player's White Knight rank instead of regular Black Knights may be preferred due to the fact that Elite Black Knights have three times the life points of regular knights but provide ten times the ranking per kill.

Elite Black Knight's prayer is 100% effective, similar to Tormented demons and Akrisae the Doomed. Like the aforementioned monsters, Elite Black Knights will switch their overhead prayer on regular intervals when the sum of the damage dealt is greater than 1500 for a given combat style. When they switch prayers, it will reset the damage count for the other combat style. After receiving 20 attacks, their prayer points will be depleted. There is also a short break between their attacks when they switch their protection prayers. Smite or Soul Split do not help drain their prayer, and the Smash ability will not disable it.

A highly recommended method of killing them is to bring two slow weapons of different styles and fight them with Legacy Mode enabled; because of their relatively low life points, they can be often killed in one hit by a slow 2h weapon in one or two attacks. Suggested weapons to use are the Noxious scythe, Chaotic maul or any Godsword for melee; the Noxious staff, Chaotic staff or Armadyl battlestaff for Magic (with Air Surge as the autocast spell), and the Noxious longbow, Royal crossbow, Zaryte bow, or Hand cannon for Ranged. The use of familiars such as the Steel Titan may also be summoned to assist in killing.

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 helm1Rare28,632
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare37,746
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare47,359
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common130
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common4,544
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common745
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon794
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,963

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common248
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common58
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon273–819
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon892
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon1,538
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,216
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon653

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common89–356
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,583–3,166
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon818–2,454
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon351–1,053
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon44–132
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare456–1,824
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common750
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,424
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,187
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,724
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare167,580–204,820
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,890
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,714
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,768
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare574,560–702,240
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,147
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,538
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,288,080–1,574,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,010
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,150–950,250
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon65,239
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,973
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,877–31,373
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,146,150–1,400,850
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,880
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon630
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon210
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare798,330–1,007,124
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare205,010–258,628
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,000–102,200
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon34,560–42,240
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon169,425–207,075
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,720–36,810
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon344,340–420,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon62,800–345,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon252,180–308,220
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common47,250
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare425,250–519,750
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare994,770–1,215,830
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,380
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare650,700–795,300
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon481,860–588,940
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,760–403,040
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon156,420–191,180
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,490–160,710
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon137,004–156,576
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon218,736–249,984
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon593,528
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,744,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,100–9,900
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon86,850–106,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,224–21,976
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare180,900–221,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare572,400–699,600
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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