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|A fierce dragon with black scales!|
|Taverley Dungeon, Lava Maze, Evil Chicken's Lair|
|Max hit:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Combat XP:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Constitution XP:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Always drops:||Black dragonhide, Dragon bones|
|Notable drops:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Other drops:||Unknown [Edit]|
Duradel or Lapalok
|Slayer XP:||258 (Dragon slayer gloves: 296.7)|
Black dragons form part of the chromatic dragon family consisting of the green, red, blue and black dragons. Black dragons are the most powerful chromatic dragons in RuneScape and should not be underestimated. An anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield is useful in order to protect yourself from their firebreath. Without a shield the fire can cause 500+ damage and you could be dead in two to three hits however the use of the above shields reduce the dame to a maximum of 50. This kind of dragon has a weakness to stab attacks as well as to ranged attacks. As they can't attack with dragonfire from a long range, there is no need of food or dragonfire shield while attacking them from a safe spot, making ranged a very effective choise.
There are two spawns in Taverley dungeon, two spawns at the Lava Maze Dungeon, and 4 spawns at the Evil Chicken's Lair. This dragon drops the draconic visage, which can be used to create a dragonfire shield. After the Evolution of Combat update, Black Dragons are now weak to Ranged attacks, falling more specifically to arrows. They can also use magical attacks across long distance, with occasionally a long distant dragonbreath attack, so an antidragon shield or dragonfire shield is recommended when attacking from both near and from far.
|Preceded By||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Succeeded By|