Ancient warrior

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For the possessors of the Ancient Warriors' equipment, see The Ancient Warriors.

Ancient warriors are melee based enemies found in the Ancient Prison in the God Wars Dungeon. Occasionally when fighting an Ancient warrior, they perform their special attack that appears as little black clouds of dust on the ground, closing in on the player in the shape of an 'X' until converging at the place where the player had been standing. If the player doesn't quickly move at least two squares away, they will be hit for heavy damage (commonly over 2,800 life points of damage). This attack cannot be blocked by any means, including Devotion and Barricade, but can be avoided by moving away. This is similar to one of Warped Gulega's special attacks. Killing Ancient warriors counts toward the required kill-count of 40 to enter Nex's chamber. It is recommended to stay near the entrance to the prison area if the player needs to get killcount so that only the warriors will attack them.

Ancient warriors can be made unaggressive if the player is wearing the Shard of Zaros, a post-quest reward from Fate of the Gods.

It is possible to farm these for super attack and defence potions, but is not recommended due to the risks and high requirements needed to fight them.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1, 500, 1337CoinsF2P icon.png1; 500; 1,337Common1-1,3371-1,337
Pure essence.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Pure essence with rarity Common in quantity 23 (noted)Pure essenceF2P icon.png23 (noted)Common48346
Mind rune.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity unknownMind runeF2P icon.pngUnknownCommon183
Mud rune.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Mud rune with rarity Unknown in quantity 15Mud rune (m)P2P icon.png15Unknown13,20060
Small bladed mithril salvage.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Small bladed mithril salvage with rarity Common in quantity 1Small bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png1Common4,1681,200
Super attack (1).png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Super attack (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super attack (1) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,33154
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png1–4Uncommon51-204Not alchemisable
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-8Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png1–8Uncommon23-184Not alchemisable
Nature rune.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity unknownNature runeF2P icon.pngUnknownUncommon43474
Medium plated adamant salvage.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Medium plated adamant salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Medium plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon4,9056,000
Super strength (1).png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Super strength (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super strength (1) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon4,73566
Prayer potion (2).png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Prayer potion (2) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Prayer potion (2)F2P icon.png1Uncommon1,42768
Super defence (1).png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Super defence (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super defence (1) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon3,01179
Lobster.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Lobster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1LobsterF2P icon.png1Uncommon112160
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Rare1,21460
Potato cactus.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Potato cactus with rarity Rare in quantity 1 (noted)Potato cactus (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Rare5,8870
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Ancient warrior drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,108Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A common drop is 1337 coins. This represents the internet slang, l33t, or Leet, meaning elite.
  • The Ancient Warriors wear a light brown version of the previous version of Torva armour.
  • Ancient warriors, along with ancient rangers, are one of the few human NPCs in RuneScape that do not have their death animation similar to that of a player before the Evolution of Combat.