Ahrim the Blighted

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For the equipment set, see Ahrim the Blighted's equipment.
For the pet version, see Ahrim the Bobbled.
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Ahrim the Blighted is the oldest and leader of the six Barrows brothers. Ahrim was the only magic-based brother until the release of Akrisae the Doomed with the Ritual of the Mahjarrat grandmaster quest (though is the only one available to players who have not completed the quest). Ahrim also casts Curse spells on the player that reduce Attack, Strength and Defence levels with each successful hit.

Ahrim's set effect, Ahrim's Blight, gives each successful attack cast by Ahrim a chance to lower a player's Strength level. Although the damage from the attack itself can be partially blocked by protection prayers/curses, the set effect cannot. Therefore it is advisable for a player to bring something to restore a player's Strength level back to normal if using melee, such as a restore potion or greater. This effect is accompanied by an animation as well as a sound effect.

History[edit | edit source]

Early History[edit | edit source]

Ahrim, along with his brothers, maintained a small farm. Eventually, Guthan convinced him and the others to join the crusade.

2016 Easter event[edit | edit source]

During the 2016 Easter event, Ahrim the Blighted and his brothers play a role as the workers (bobble-numbskulls) of Sliske's chocolate factory. They resembled their bobble-head versions.

Kindred Spirits[edit | edit source]

Ahrim, along with his brothers, makes an appearance in Kindred Spirits. Sliske puts him through a "game" of righteousness where he navigates through the maze and makes decisions (either by himself or the adventurer) to reach the centre of the maze.

When Ahrim arrived at the centre of the maze, Sliske dropped a druidess named Isolde, the adventurer and Guthan inside. It is shown that Ahrim had killed Isolde to "protect" Guthan from her "godless" faith; however, the true reason was that he killed her out of jealously because she did not reciprocate her feelings to him. If Ahrim was bathed in most of the blue flames, Ahrim realises that he had been arrogant the whole time and asks for forgiveness from both Isolde and Guthan. If Ahrim was not bathed in most of the blue flames, he kills Isolde again.

Sliske's Endgame[edit | edit source]

Ahrim, along with his brothers, appeared in Sliske's Endgame, being the second intended wave in Sliske's attempts to destroy the World Guardian. However, the Barrows Brothers had managed to regain a modicum of control over their own actions, and chose to aid the World Guardian, attacking Sliske's wights and champions.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Ahrim does not drop his main rewards directly; instead, his equipment is added as possible rewards from the Barrows chest. See Barrows#Rewards for more information. However, Ahrim can directly drop the following items.

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Ghost hunter goggles.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Ghost hunter goggles with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ghost hunter gogglesF2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Ghost hunter body.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Ghost hunter body with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ghost hunter bodyF2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Ghost hunter legs.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Ghost hunter legs with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ghost hunter legsF2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Ghost hunter backpack.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Ghost hunter backpack with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ghost hunter backpackF2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Ectoplasmator with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ectoplasmator (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Deployable herb burner.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Deployable herb burner with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Deployable herb burner (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Cremation.png: RS3 Ahrim the Blighted drops Cremation with rarity 1/1000 in quantity 1CremationF2P icon.png11/1000[1]Not soldNot alchemisable

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • The right-click options on Barrows brothers spawned by other players have been removed.
  • patch 8 August 2016 (Update):
    • There is no longer a delay between Ahrim's fire wave spell visibly hitting the player and damage being dealt.
  • patch 2 February 2015 (Update):
    • An issue with Ahrim stretching when casting fire spells has been fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ahrim, along with all the other barrows brothers, received a graphical update on 4 January 2012 to make him look more like a player wearing his items rather than the old graphics style which displayed an unclear, purely pink coloured apparition. Along with the graphical update his combat level was raised from 98 to 130. It was changed again to 150 after the release of the Evolution of Combat.
  • Ahrim is the only Barrows brother to retain his pre-EoC attack speed (6 ticks/3.6 seconds) during the transition to the Evolution of Combat. All of the other brothers had their attack speeds changed to match his.
  • If an empty bucket is used on the well next to the Barrows, Ahrim will pop up in a combat stance and then disappear. Your game box will then say "For some reason, Ahrim pops up and fills your bucket with water."
  • Ahrim has access to all spellbooks. In the original Barrows, he uses Fire Wave and curses, in Rise of the Six he uses Blood spells, and when filling the bucket with water he uses Humidify.
  • There is currently a graphical glitch where Ahrim uses a water spell animation when casting Fire Wave in the normal Barrows encounter, making it seem like orange-coloured water forms around his hands.
  • Like Karil the Tainted, in the Rise of the Six encounter, Ahrim wields his staff as if it was a wand.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 17 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Stu: "Had a look at the code: * It only drops on member worlds * Looks like a 1/1,000 drop chance, no modifiers * It just flags a variable and messages "You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!", so it's easy to miss you've unlocked it"