Strategies for Acheron mammoth

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This article is a strategy guide for Acheron mammoth.
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Acheron mammoths are monsters that require level 96 Slayer to kill. Acheron mammoths inhabit an iceberg that has been separated from Acheron, far north of the Fremennik Province.

It is not recommended for low level players to attempt killing mammoths, as they hit hard and often one-hit even the most prepared adventurer.

Getting There[edit | edit source]

The Fremennik ship to the mammoths

Acheron mammoths can be reached by using the large Fremennik ship on the pier north-east of Rellekka. Do not confuse this ship with the smaller one nearby, the smaller ship takes you to the iceberg during Cold War.

Using the Fremennik lodestone teleport and running north to the ship is the fastest way to get there.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Melee is the best recommended combat option.

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Trimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork helmTrimmed masterwork helm Malevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helm / Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helm Superior Statius's full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Statius's full helmSuperior Statius's full helm Refined Anima Core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core helm of ZarosRefined Anima Core helm of Zaros Torva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
Neck Amulet of souls (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls (or) Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls Reaper necklace (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklace (or)Reaper necklace (or) Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace Brawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklace
Back TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-Ket Completionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax cape Cape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishment (Strength or Defence for perks) N/A N/A
Body Trimmed masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platebodyTrimmed masterwork platebody Malevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirass / Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebody Superior Vesta's Chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's ChainbodySuperior Vesta's Chainbody Refined Anima Core Body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core Body of ZarosRefined Anima Core Body of Zaros Torva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebody
Legs Trimmed masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platelegsTrimmed masterwork platelegs Malevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greaves / Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegs Superior Vesta's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's plateskirtSuperior Vesta's plateskirt Refined Anima Core Legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core Legs of ZarosRefined Anima Core Legs of Zaros Torva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs
Main hand Khopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of TumekenKhopesh of Tumeken Drygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponry Blade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of Nymora Elite tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu katanaElite tetsu katana Superior Vesta's longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's longswordSuperior Vesta's longsword
Two-handed weapon Noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scythe Dragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lance Masuta's warspear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masuta's warspearMasuta's warspear Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberd Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnnihilationAnnihilation
Off-hand weapon Khopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of ElidinisKhopesh of Elidinis Drygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponry Blade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of Avaryss Elite tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu wakizashiElite tetsu wakizashi Tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu wakizashiTetsu wakizashi / Off-hand ripper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ripper clawOff-hand ripper claw
Off-hand weapon Malevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshield Attuned crystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal shieldAttuned crystal shield Chaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield Divine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shield Bandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshield
Gloves Cinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves / Deathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch bracelet Trimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork glovesTrimmed masterwork gloves Goliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath gloves Razorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntlets / Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves Torva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves
Feet Trimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork bootsTrimmed masterwork boots Emberkeen boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emberkeen bootsEmberkeen boots / Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork boots Torva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva boots Bandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos boots Silverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots
Ring Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring (with a Ring of vigour switch) Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death Warrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i) Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i) Warrior ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ringWarrior ring
Aura Supreme brawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme brawler auraSupreme brawler aura Berserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker aura Supreme invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme invigorate auraSupreme invigorate aura / Penance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance aura Vampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura Invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura
Pocket Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism Erethdor's grimoire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Erethdor's grimoireErethdor's grimoire Superior scrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of attackSuperior scrimshaw of attack Illuminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god book Blood essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood essenceBlood essence

Combat[edit | edit source]

Acheron mammoths possess a ranged stun attack which can freeze players, deal heavy damage, and disable the player's prayers/curses if attacked with Magic or Ranged. As such, mammoths should be killed with melee, primarily stab weapons as they are weakest against those types of weapons.

Acheron mammoths slowly gain adrenaline and can use the abilities Smash (disabling the player's protection prayers/curses), Sever, Freedom, and Pulverize along with a basic melee auto-attack, which can deal around 2000 damage at maximum. When using Freedom, mammoths announce it by shouting "Freedom!". Unlike the player's Freedom, the one the mammoths use simply frees them from stuns and binds; it does not clear any bleeds.

The mammoths have a ranged attack where they grab a chunk of ice from the ground with their trunk before tossing it into the air, landing at the player's position when the mammoth started preparing the attack. This attack can be avoided by moving away from the tile the player was on when the mammoth first picked up the rock. It is best to dodge or Resonance the ice chunk, as it can deal over 4000 ranged damage with a 100% hit chance regardless of armour. They can use melee attacks during the ranged attack's animation.

They have a unique prayer deactivation mechanic they use if the player performs "dishonourable" conduct during the battle, which is performed by continuously running away from the mammoth and staying out of reach of its melee attacks. Note that there is no warning to this attack, and it appears as if the mammoth was using a standard ranged attack. The attack launches three ice chunks around the player's position. If any of these ice chunks hit the player, a message will appear stating that "Your dishonourable conduct angers the gods, who refuse to listen to your prayers any longer.", disabling all prayers currently active (including Protect Item and Turmoil) and dealing heavy ranged damage.

Prayers can be immediately reactivated after being hit by the "dishonour" attack. However, it is possible for all 3 ice chunks to simultaneously deal damage to the player, potentially resulting in an instant death. Furthermore, players using weapons augmented with the Aftershock perk should be careful not to hit any other mammoths besides their current target with it; doing so can result in being attacked by the other mammoth's "dishonourable conduct" attack.

Acheron mammoths are susceptible to dominion mines and will take full damage from one's activation. This will allow a player to quickly remove 20,000 life points from the use of two mines with a cooldown of 1 minute, greatly speeding up kills.

Charge attack[edit | edit source]

Occasionally, the mammoths will stop attacking and have a charge-like animation. In addition, a blue bar will appear above the mammoth and fill up within 5 seconds.

Once the bar fills, the mammoth will charge up to 3 times in a row. Each charge can deal up to 8000 melee damage, and if Berserk or the Berserker aura is used, it is possible for the mammoth to instantly kill the player with one charge if it is not protected against.

The most effective way to reduce damage from the charge attack is to activate Resonance, which will heal the player to nearly full life points. The player should still be wary of any ranged attacks the mammoth may perform, since the charge animation will override their ranged animation. Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee. This will reduce the mammoth's damage to around 2000 per hit, and can be stacked with Devotion or Debilitate to further reduce damage.

Another effective way to avoid the damage is to run a direction perpendicular to the mammoth's charge. If the mammoth is charging north, for example, run east or west. Then run in a different direction to avoid additional charges by the mammoth.

The heavy damage of the ranged attack can severely harm or kill the player in conjunction with the charge attack, especially if the mammoth used the triple rock prayer deactivating attack or Smash. The mammoths can still be killed during their charge-up, preventing all damage from the charge.