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Black dragon
King black dragon

Released 27 February 2002 (Update)
Combat level 200
Hitpoints 190
Stats (?) 210/190/210
Hits XP (?) 105
Experience (?) 315
Fatigue (?) 4.2%
Hostility Aggressive (?)
Pay-to-play Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 21 with melee, 50+ with Dragonfire
Weakness None
Examine A big powerful dragon

Black dragons are the strongest type of dragons out of the colours of dragons - blue, red and black. The King Black Dragon is the only dragon that is stronger than black dragons. Black dragons can be found at the end of the Taverley dungeon and also within the wilderness Lava Maze dungeon.


Like all dragons, fighting them using the Paralyze Monster prayer is very helpful as they cannot attack back. Bringing restore prayer potions would be wise to restore prayer points if using this prayer. Even when intending to use prayer players should bring sharks or high healing food to counter the minimal dragonfire damage taken when entering combat, and for emergencies.

Recommended equipment

  • Anti-dragon shield (Failure to equip the anti-dragon shield while fighting dragons is very dangerous as they can hit very high numbers.)



A player receiving a Dragon medium helmet as a drop from a Black Dragon in Taverly Dungeon.

100% dropEdit

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon Bones Dragon Bones 1 1Always


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril Axe Mithril Axe 1 2Common
Mithril battle Axe Mithril battle Axe 1 2Common
Mithril 2-handed Sword Mithril 2-handed Sword 1 2Common
Rune Axe Rune Axe 1 4Rare
Rune long sword Rune Long Sword 1 3Uncommon
Rune battle Axe Rune battle Axe 1 4Rare
Rune 2-handed Sword Rune 2-handed Sword 1 4Rare
Rune Spear Rune Spear 1 5Very rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril Kite Shield Mithril Kite Shield 1 2Common
Adamantite Plate Mail Body Adamantite Plate Mail Body 1 3Uncommon
Rune Square Shield Rune Square Shield 1 4Rare
Rune Kite Shield Rune Kite Shield 1 4Rare
Rune Plate Mail Legs Rune Plate Mail Legs 1 5Very rare
Rune Chain Mail Body Rune Chain Mail Body 1 5Very rare
Dragon medium Helmet Dragon Medium Helmet 1 5Very rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Fire-Rune Fire-Rune 50 2Common
Air-Rune Air-Rune 50 2Common
Death-Rune Death-Rune 3, 30 2Common
Nature-Rune Nature-Rune 45 4Rare
Blood-Rune Blood-Rune 10 2Common
Law-Rune Law-Rune 2, 30 2Common

Herbs Edit

All herbs are dropped in Unidentified form.

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Herb Guam leaf 1 2Common
Herb Marrentill 1 2Common
Herb Tarromin 1 2Common
Herb Harralander 1 2Common
Herb Ranarr Weed 1 3Uncommon
Herb Irit Leaf 1 3Uncommon
Herb Avantoe 1 3Uncommon
Herb Kwuarm 1 3Uncommon
Herb Cadantine 1 4Rare
Herb Dwarf Weed 1 4Rare

Rare drop table Edit

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 4Rare
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 4Rare
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 4Rare
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (tooth) Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (loop) Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half Dragon Square Shield 1 Half Dragon Square Shield 1 5Very rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Coins Coins 16, 66, 196, 330, 600 2Common
Chocolate Cake Chocolate cake 1–2 3Uncommon
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1–2 3Uncommon
Coal certificate Coal certificate 20 4Rare
Silver certificate Silver certificate 20 4Rare
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4Rare
Runite bar Runite bar 1 5Very rare
Bronze Arrows Bronze Arrow 300 5Very rare

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