Astellarn

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Astellarn is the first celestial dragon ever created and is the first boss in the second elite dungeon, the Dragonkin Laboratory.

According to dragonkin research, Astellarn was a white dragon who was the prototype for the Dactyl Dragonkin Phalaks' project. Her name was given to her by Kerapac's son, Vicendithas. She was subjected to abyssal magicks that resulted in her mind being warped, and she became so uncontrollable and aggressive that she would attack anyone on sight. One day, she teleported into another dimension and was deemed missing; Vicendithas planned to euthanise her when she returned, but that never happened as the lab was sealed when another creation went terribly wrong, at which point Astellarn returned to the laboratory.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Astellarn is the first of the three major bosses of the dungeon. She has 250,000 health.

She uses all three styles of combat. Against players in close range, she can use either melee (lunging at the player) or ranged (launching celestial arrows across the arena). Distant players will instead be attacked with magic. Unlike the other two attacks, the magic attack has a large cone AoE and has 100% hit chance. It is also possible to avoid the magic attack, though this occurs rarely and Astellarn will quickly adjust herself to the proper position if she finds that her attack cannot damage the player. It is recommended to stand north of Astellarn throughout the whole fight as she will only use magic attacks. Standing elsewhere runs the risk of potential ranged and melee attacks, both of which hit harder and faster.

Unlike the other two bosses, Astellarn is static and will not move from her spot.

Mechanic 1: Pulsars

Occasionally, she may summon a pulsar, which has 20,000 health. They periodically explode and deal cannonball-type damage with 100% accuracy throughout the whole arena. The damage they deal is scaled with the number of people in the dungeon (including players outside of the fight). In solo encounters it will deal around 900 damage, while it can deal up to 2,200 in trios. Pulsars will despawn roughly sometime after the next one appears, but it is still recommended to destroy them as soon as they appear since they spawn at a very slow rate. In solo encounters, Debilitate should be used on Astellarn as she hits higher than the pulsar.

Mechanic 2: Wyrmhole

Occasionally, she will select a player as a wyrmhole anchor, with a small bar appearing; once it fills, a black wyrmhole appears under or around the player depending on their position. Though appearing as a 5x5 black hole, the wyrmhole actually has a 7x7 AoE and deals rapid damage of up to 500 on the rim and up to 2,500 in the direct centre per tick if players are near an unstable wyrmhole. The anchored player should be aligned in the middle of the northern quadrants so that the celestial rain (mechanic explained below) does not envelop the wyrmhole completely. Surge or run towards Astellarn as soon as the wyrmhole appears. This ensures it appears in the most optimal spot.

Astellarn will then summon a neutron star which follows a player in the arena. The star has 500,000 health, but it is meant to be lured into the black wyrmhole. Should the neutron star touch any player in the arena, then the game message A neutron star exploded! will appear and deal 5,000 damage to all players in the arena. Only one star spawns for every wyrmhole, so it is important to avoid touching the neutron star or kills will be delayed significantly. If the star explodes, it's generally recommended to restart the fight. For this reason, groups should stay next to each other and only move when the star has been spotted. This ensures it does not explode immediately while trying to follow a player.

When the star falls into the wyrmhole, it turns white and becomes stabilised. Standing inside the wyrmhole in this state allows players to deal increased damage against Astellarn, and allows players to be in phase with her (mechanic explained below) to avoid the damage reduction she gains.

Note: The wyrmhole and neutron stars are summoned on separate timers; one based on the start of the fight and the other based on entering the dungeon. It is possible for a wyrmhole to consume a neutron star that would have been meant for the upcoming wyrmhole, effectively wasting it and causing the fight to drag on further. For this reason, it is recommended to teleport out of the dungeon once Astellarn is reached and then return to the dungeon. This ensures the wyrmhole and neutron star spawns do not collide with each other.

Mechanic 3: Celestial rain and phase shifting

Once she reaches 200,000 life points, she will state The cosmic pathways open to me., causing celestial rain to fall in one of the four quadrants in the arena. Astellarn will also start phase shifting and all damage dealt to her (excluding poison) outside a stabilised wyrmhole will be greatly reduced. The rain starts off at 50 damage per half-tick, which gradually increases to 550 if players stand in it too long. This is soft typeless damage, so it may be reduced with defensive abilities. Players should be wary if using Resonance to heal from Astellarn's attacks as the rain will use up the player's Resonance hit. If the rain covers the wyrmhole completely, it is recommended to restart the fight. The rain periodically changes its position, though it is possible for it to stay in the same spot again. Damage is reset to the lowest amount when this occurs.

If a wyrmhole is placed between two quadrants, with one of these being covered in rain and the neutron star spawns in the clear section, use Debilitate/Reflect while running into the rain to reduce damage taken. Move out when the star stabilises the wyrmhole.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Astellarn drops onyx dust, unless the codex or journal is dropped, which replaces the dust.

[3]

  1. ^ a b c Either blue, red, or black dragonhides are always dropped.
  2. ^ Rolled if the codex and lore book drop fails. 5 in group, 5-15 in duo and 5—25 in solo encounters.
  3. ^ Has a drop rate of 1/250 in group, 1/176 in duo, and 1/100 in solo encounters.
  4. ^ Base rate of 1/25 group, 7/100 solo, and 1/10 storymode, increasing by 1/1000 for each killcount in solo or group encounters

Main drops[edit | edit source]

The following table has 1/25 chance to get rolled on for boss monsters, and 1/50 chance for other monsters when holding a Lucky charm (Dragonkin Laboratory).[a 1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mod Sova. Drop Rates - Elite Dungeon II. 1 October 2018. 1/10 if Lucky Drop table hit, chance of hitting table differs; see above.*
  2. ^ RuneScape. mysterious perk :o. 21 July 2020. "Mod Orion: 'If you have the Mysterious perk on your equipment and you go into the dungeon, it's like 500x more common. So, enjoy your free pet.'" Significantly more likely to drop when the player has the Mysterious perk on one of their equipped items.

If the above table is not rolled, a reward from the following table is given:

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common86315
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,25830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,17860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,440120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare289,800-354,2005,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,5050
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,6270
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,965600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare538,425-658,07527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,63460,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,33460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,19337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare559,440-683,760756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,87540,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,750-855,250720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare98,08666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,80160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,481-18,769678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,029,105-1,257,7951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare225,488-271,912136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,908-10,742136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,760-62,04022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon440,550-538,45040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,096-18,2040
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare341,640-417,5600
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,500-13,300Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,578Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,225-13,470Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common898Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare69,725-83,670Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,687Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,300-10,220Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon480,600-587,4000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,090-187,1100
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon109,890-134,3108,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon178,200-217,8005,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,660-11,040532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon30,450-34,800532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon121,7761,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare263,3701,520
Flax.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common57,150-69,8501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common26,865-32,83545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon307,800-376,200450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,532-16,3186,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare134,325-164,17564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,750-30,25013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare550,530-672,870243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]206,5676,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,400,846,250300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Astellarn drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Astellarn drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • Mopped up some blood in Astellarn's arena that could cause issues with targeted abilities such as Bladed Dive, and changed the blood in the Black Stone Dragon's arena into inactive scenery.
    • Combat dummies can now no longer be placed inside Astellarn's arena in the Dragonkin Laboratory.
  • 25 February 2019 (Update):
    • Astellarn's life points reduced from 450,000 to 250,000.
  • patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • Added blocking in Astellarns boss room to prevent the player accessing certain tiles

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On release, there was a bug where standing on a specific tile would prevent the player from being attacked by Astellarn. This has been fixed as of 7 December 2018.
  • Astellarn's name is derived from the Latin stellaris, meaning relation to a star. This is also reflected in her attacks:
    • A neutron star is the collapsed core of certain stars
    • A pulsar is a highly magnetised rotating neutron star
    • A wormhole is a speculative structure linking disparate points in spacetime
    • Cosmos and celestial both relate to the universe.
  • Astellarn's tooltip refers to her as just Astellarn, but her dialogue in battle and quick chatting kills/kill time refers to her as Astellarn, the First Celestial.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Mod Sova. Drop Rates - Elite Dungeon II. Reddit. 1 October 2018. (Archived from the original on 6 June 2020.) Mod Sova: "flurry codex (1/500 group | 1/200 Solo), the lorebook with a base rate of (40/1000 group | 70/1000 solo | 1/10 storymode) increasing by 1/1000 for each killcount you have solo or group. If the above 2 fail then fallback on to onyx dust. (5 in group/5-25 solo). In addition, ...always... 5-10 of certed red blue or black dragonhide. 1 reinforced dragon bone"
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 29 November 2018. (Archived from the original on 29 November August 2018.) Mod Orion: "Drop rates are 1/500 group, 1/200 solo. We plan to hotfix the new rates (1/250 & 1/100) before the weekend starts and it remain that way after the weekend finishes too."
  3. ^ ImRubic. . 09 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 June 2019.) "Duo groups now have a dedicated drop table in all Elite Dungeons. Codex rate in duo encounters: ~1/176"
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 14 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 17 August 2018.) Mod Orion: "HM/NM kills count, story mode kills do not count. 1% improvement per kill, additional change with DG cape."
  5. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 14 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 20 August 2018.) Mod Orion: "Yeah it's a base 10% chance so hopefully better luck with Astellarn and Verak Lith :)"