November 14, 2014 – 10:28 am
OSRS: Thieving - Blackjacking

BlackjacksAre members' only melee weapons used in the Thieving skill to lure/knock-out certain NPCs located in Pollnivneach and the Thieves' Guild in Lumbridge. Blackjacking, also known as Coshing at the Thieves' Guild, is a method of Thieving training that primarily uses the blackjacks in Runescape.

There are three types of blackjack: ordinary, offensive (also known as attack), and defensive. Although the blackjack types are functionally the same and can all be used to lure/knock-out specific NPCs, they each provide different combat bonuses. Both the offensive and defensive blackjacks provide similar accuracy combat bonus with their corresponding wood counterparts. What distinguishes them from each other is the combat damage that each provides, with defensive having a very low damage bonus, while offensive having a reasonably high damage bonus. However, the ordinary blackjack has rather low combat bonuses in both damage and accuracy wise (the exception to this is the maple blackjack having the same accuracy with its maple counterparts). Offensive blackjack requires a certain Attack level, as well as a similar interval Thieving level to be equipped, progressing higher as the type of blackjack changes. On the other hand, the defensive blackjacks require appropriate Defence and Thieving levels in order to be wielded. The ordinary blackjack only requires a certain Thieving level to be wielded.

Blackjacking Bandit

A player using a blackjack to knock out a Menaphite Thug.

To obtain blackjacks the player must first complete the blackjack section of the Rogue Trader miniquest. Once this is completed, the player can either buy ordinary/offensive blackjack or ordinary/defensive ones from Ali Morrisane and, if they want to switch types, can talk to the blackjack seller in Pollnivneach. They can also buy ordinary blackjacks from the trader near the kebab shop. The rubber blackjack is exclusive to the Thieves' Guild, and can not be used anywhere else other than the aforementioned. It may be bought from Dodgy Derek for 1 coin, or obtained from the advanced pickpocketing trainer, both residing at the Thieves' Guild.

To use the blackjacks the player must first have completed the Feud quest and have the necessary Thieving level to pickpocket either villagers, bandits, Menaphite thugs, coshing volunteers and the advanced pickpocketing trainer. Once the requirements are met and the player is wielding a blackjack, they select 'Lure' on the right-click menu. When away from other NPCs the player should choose 'Knock-out', though there is always a chance they will fail to knock-out the NPC. A successful knock-out will reward the player with a small amount of Thieving experience (with the exception of the Thieves' Guild NPCs). The player can then safely pickpocket the unconscious NPC for further Thieving experience.

Interesting facts

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