So, I came back after a ~8 month break, and am having a great time playing with the EoC stuff. However, today I got a slayer task of Black Dragons (I chose to kill them in Evil Chicken place). Now, when I last played, this wasn't a problem for me - I'd typically sit behind a rock while ranging or halberding. Now though, with their ranged magic attack I'm having difficulty. I've tried the following setups (yes - these are a casual player's equipment, that had worked fine for me in the past): [spoiler=Stats] Attack: 87 Strength: 89 Defence: 87 Constitution: 89 Range: 77 Magic: 80 Prayer: 74 [spoiler=Melee] Cloak: Ardougne cloak 3 Neck: Amulet of Glory(4) Main hand: Abyssal whip Gloves: Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Ring: Ring of Wealth Helmet: Full slayer helmet Chest: Granite body Shield: Dragonfire shield (fully charged) Legs: Rune platelegs Boots: Fremennik sea boots 3 inventory: Antifire pots Combat pots Monkfish This setup worked...kind of? I managed to get about 5 kills over a not huge time period. I wasn't using prayer either - I assume with that I'd do a bit better, at a higher cost. This was using melee combat abilities actively. [spoiler=Range] Range: Cloak: Ava's accumulator Neck: Amulet of Glory(4) Main hand: Rune crossbow Gloves: Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Ring: Ring of Wealth Ammo: Steel bolts Helmet: Full slayer helmet Chest: Black d'hide body Shield: Dragonfire shield (fully charged) Legs: Black d'hide chaps Boots: Snakeskin boots inventory: Antifire pots Monkfish This setup failed completely, which suprised me, since it had worked alright in the past. I got maybe 1 kill for 1/2 of my inventory, at which point I got too frustrated to keep it up. I assume this was due to the crap equipment, especially the bolts.... This didn't include prayer either. So, am I just completely failing in terms of gear, and just need to give up being frugal and farm some gold for better equipment? Are the black dragons just too strong for me currently? Am I missing something important in terms of strategy? Do I need to go spend a bunch of time with Dungeoneering and get some Chaotics? I could use any advice you could give me. Thanks.