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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
BonesBones1Always186

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 helm1Rare21,461
Elite black platebodyElite black platebody1Rare42,809
Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs1Rare40,244
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,280
Black platelegsBlack platelegs1Common2,409
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common1,798
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon3,797
Rune maceRune mace1Uncommon6,805

Food and PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Chilli potatoChilli potato1Common202
Potato with butterPotato with butter1Common48
LobsterLobster1–3Uncommon82–246
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,436
Super restore (2)Super restore (2)1Uncommon2,540
Prayer mix (1)Prayer mix (1)1Uncommon1,056
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon1,000

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold barGold bar1–4 (noted)Common266–1,064
Mithril barMithril bar1–2Rare1,176–2,352
Steel barSteel bar1–3Uncommon780–2,340
Death runeDeath rune1–3Uncommon174–522
Chaos runeChaos rune1–3Uncommon76–228
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare553–2,212
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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common938
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,823
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,646
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,029
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,305–221,595
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,155
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,645
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,466
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare515,970–630,630
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,066
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,043
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,215,720–1,485,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,263
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,945–931,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,962
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,926
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,080–21,920
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,033,830–1,263,570
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare56,887
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,610
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,021
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare352,560–444,768
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare106,795–134,726
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,850–47,390
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon253,350–309,650
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon24,840–31,050
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,780–378,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,800–202,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,420–15,180
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,320–236,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,092–41,248
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare348,030–425,370
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare981,450–1,199,550
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,871
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,065–767,635
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,530–474,870
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon328,500–401,500
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon208,890–255,310
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon20,650–23,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,646–19,024
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon507,788
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,936,420
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,750–173,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,484–17,466
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare143,775–175,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,675–33,825
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare564,840–690,360
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.
  • 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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