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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 12 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 twelve 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. Familiars such as the Steel Titan may also be summoned to assist in killing.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always183

CharmsEdit

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.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elite black full helmElite black full helm1Rare28,830
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare45,780
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare44,417
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common2,028
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common3,333
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common2,419
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon4,542
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,335

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common182
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common40
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon96–288
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,138
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon1,777
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon945
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon947

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common405–1,620
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,365–2,730
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon691–2,073
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon146–438
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon132–396
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare588–2,352
Coins 1000Coins406–2,397Common406–2,397
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed 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.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common708
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,869
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,589
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,311
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare148,995–182,105
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,929
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,453
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,406
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare513,270–627,330
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,872
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,247
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,820–1,330,780
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,796
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,940–944,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare66,914
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,638
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,278–28,222
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,071,225–1,309,275
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,458
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare455,065–574,082
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare125,320–158,096
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,900–65,660
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,215–34,485
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,025–299,475
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396–16,154
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,040–380,160
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon231,840–283,360
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,946–42,224
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,265–435,435
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,088,460–1,330,340
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,154
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,310–754,490
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon319,770–390,830
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,410–181,390
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,840–206,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,375–202,125
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,786–11,184
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,744–11,136
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon383,052
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,058,970
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,800–24,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,990–12,210
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,950–226,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,810–44,990
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare380,430–464,970
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,408
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*355,192
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare16,315

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.