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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 helm1Rare23,752
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare40,468
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare40,962
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common135
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common2,626
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common726
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon808
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,825

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common464
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common54
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon173–519
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,185
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon1,922
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,191
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon876

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common89–356
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,549–3,098
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon975–2,925
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon283–849
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon44–132
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare474–1,896
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 sapphire1Common894
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,850
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,623
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,046
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare182,070–222,530
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon19,108
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,377
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,070
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,150–663,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,041
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,728
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,278,720–1,562,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,075
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,125–951,875
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,429
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,112
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,134,000–1,386,000
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon59,518
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon636
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon222
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare700,960–884,288
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare169,780–214,184
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare67,625–94,675
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,835–36,465
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon277,650–339,350
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,080–36,090
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon512,460–626,340
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon64,800–356,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,280–21,120
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,360–275,440
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,890
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare395,010–482,790
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare972,540–1,188,660
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,846
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,690–785,510
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon481,230–588,170
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon391,770–478,830
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,310–237,490
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,320–170,280
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon237,846–271,824
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon305,844–349,536
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon712,844
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,721,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,000–22,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,485–12,815
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon105,300–128,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon20,400–24,600
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare202,500–247,500
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,595–43,505
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare545,400–666,600
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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