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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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"Elite Black" redirects here, for the monster, see Elite Black Knight
A detailed view of an Elite black armour set.

Elite black armour was introduced on 26 November 2008. Parts of the set are dropped by the Elite Black Knights that are encountered during the quest While Guthix Sleeps. Level 40 defence is required to wear this armour. Elite black armour pieces are nearly as strong as the rune equivalent pieces. Elite black armour can be used in place of normal black armour when attacking the Tormented wraith.

The quest While Guthix Sleeps does NOT need to be completed to wear the Armour.

The set consists of:

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A player wearing the Elite black armour set
A player wearing the Elite black armour set
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 -38 -16
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+163 +168 +80 -3 +159 +62
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 +0%


  • When first released, many players dropped this armour because they thought they could easily obtain more. Because of this, sets were sold for millions after said players realised that they could not complete the quest While Guthix Sleeps without two full sets and it was not easy to get more.
  • Some players were disappointed by the fact that the Elite Black Armour Set became nothing more than an item for players to 'merchant' or something that players could just buy with money, which ruined the value (non-monetary) of the item. The same goes with Dagon'hai robes set. Some players wanted the items to be untradeable.
  • A full set of Elite black armour looks similar to a full set of gothic medieval armour. The helm looks very similar to a Great helm.
  • On 8 April 2009, Jagex stated in the forums that elite black armour can now be stored in the costume room of a player owned house.


  • If a player falls into water, a triangular piece of the elite platelegs will show under water.
  • Once when attempting to sell a full elite set, there used to be no image in the collection box. This was later fixed.
    Notice: Top right corner. No picture.
  • If a player desired to wear a cape while also wearing black elite platelegs, the left leg would show through the cape when the player was idle. This has now been fixed.
  • The left elbow guard on the platebody overlaps some shields. It is also in the wrong place while holding any shield. This has not yet been fixed.
  • While wearing full black elite, players can enter the black knights fortress without a bronze med helm and iron chainbody. If you speak to the guards, however, they still speak to you as if you were a guard. Perhaps because you look like a black knight.

This article uses material from the "Elite black armour set" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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