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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
BonesBones1Always168

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 helm1Rare34,280
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare58,024
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare42,871
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common595
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common2,817
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common2,311
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon3,057
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon7,782

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common185
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common103
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon91–273
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,080
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon1,701
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,229
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon750

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common212–848
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,274–2,548
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon944–2,832
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon212–636
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon64–192
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare458–1,832
Coins 1000Coins406–2,397Common406–2,397
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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common957
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,681
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,932
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,775
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,875–207,625
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,400
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,301
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,735
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,075–700,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,687
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,744
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,500–1,523,500
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,205
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,707
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,605–942,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,921
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,674
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,402–21,098
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,100
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare878
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare425,425–536,690
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,475–140,630
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,375–57,925
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon198,225–242,275
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,781–30,510
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare355,500–434,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon45,600–250,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon171,720–209,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,326–44,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare379,215–463,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare935,010–1,142,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,746
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare611,190–747,010
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon364,140–445,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon257,580–314,820
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,500–192,500
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,595–175,505
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,382–21,008
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,746–21,424
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon266,204
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare772,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,485–12,815
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,200–30,800
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare523,530–639,870
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

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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Drops itemBones +, Elite black full helm +, Elite black platebody +, Elite black platelegs +, Steel battleaxe +, Black platelegs +, Black 2h sword +, Black kiteshield +, Rune mace +, Chilli potato +, Potato with butter +, Lobster +, Super restore (1) +, Super restore (2) +, Prayer mix (1) +, Prayer potion (1) +, Gold bar +, Mithril bar +, Steel bar +, Death rune +, Chaos rune +, Blood rune +, Coins +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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