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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.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Elite black full helmElite black full helm1Rare26,685
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare42,219
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare38,491
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common143
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common2,674
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common733
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon765
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,987

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common161
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common19
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon166–498
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,027
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon1,936
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,265
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon696

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common88–352
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,374–2,748
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon845–2,535
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon284–852
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon67–201
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare385–1,540
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 sapphire1Common873
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,678
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,719
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,325
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,625–237,875
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,084
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,727
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,293
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare598,185–731,115
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,882
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,586
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,284,840–1,570,360
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,076
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,140–951,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,381
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,957
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,521–29,729
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,010–1,373,790
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,426
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon892
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon514
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare792,025–999,170
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare221,910–279,948
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,150–113,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon24,975–30,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon217,800–266,200
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon355,680–434,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,400–403,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,860–16,940
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon234,540–286,660
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common44,985
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare404,865–494,835
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare917,190–1,121,010
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,039
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,585–770,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon498,690–609,510
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon375,210–458,590
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon199,935–244,365
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,925–157,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon100,800–115,200
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon119,966–137,104
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon371,012
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,551,780
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,800–13,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,975–8,525
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,950–105,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,620–17,630
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare145,125–177,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare624,780–763,620
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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