Barrelchest Mk II

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This article is about the boss fight at the start of A Clockwork Syringe. For the NPC seen on Bloodsplatter Isle, see Barrelchest Mk II (Bloodsplatter Isle).

Barrelchest Mk II is a quest monster encountered during A Clockwork Syringe, specifically in a large crate in the player's house. It is an improved version of the Barrelchest, built on Bloodsplatter Isle by Mi-Gor and Mechanical Murphy. During the quest, one is sent to assassinate the player.

The Barrelchest Mk II attacks with melee and ranged. It can also detect Prayer, so if the player was to use Protect from Melee, then Barrelchest Mk II would start using Ranged. It also uses a special attack which knocks the player back and destroys various objects in the player's house (they are later repaired). In addition, it possesses the unique ability to drain a bit of the player's Constitution level. This means that the player's maximum life points will be lowered, and therefore the player will be unable to heal up to their original Constitution level. However, drinking a super restore potion will restore lost levels, and subsequently allow them to heal to full health.

The barrelchest charging its attack.

During the fight, the player's health bar measures the percentage of active Constitution. A player at 50/80 Constitution at or over 500 life points will show a full health bar while the health meter near the minimap will turn from green to yellow. Eating will not heal over the player's current, drained life points. You can safely kill this monster with magic, range or a halberd. The trick is to lure him into a doorway or side of the portal and then turn on the Protect From Missiles or Deflect Missiles prayer, this will however not stop the Barrelchest Mk II from draining your Constitution level. It is possible to take no damage once safe-spotting by trapping Barrelchest Mk II in an east-west doorway and standing east of him on the south of the wall. This places his cannon hand behind the wall and renders it useless. Also, his special attack will blow you back along the wall and he will not be able to advance on you.

The devastation left by the barrelchest.

When he unleashes his special attack, the Barrelchest Mk II will glow blue, shouting, "Prepare yerself!", and shortly after smash its anchor into the ground, destroying many nearby objects, doors and plants in the house (this includes the exit portal, so an emergency teleport is beneficial), though it cannot destroy walls, which means that hiding behind a wall can give some time to eat and drink potions. The attack will blow you back a few squares, though deal no damage.

After it is defeated, it will be reduced to a head, which the player must interrogate. The player's constitution will still be reduced, and the player must wait for their health to restore, take a sip of a super restore, or visit the thermal bath at Oo'glog.

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  • ninja 22 February 2016 (Update):
    • Barrelchest Mk II from A Clockwork Syringe now has 30,000 lifepoints (up from 10,000) and a max hit of 1080 (up from 240). His special attack to drain the hitpoints stat now also removes any lifepoints above the recalculated maximum lifepoints amount.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the quest, dropping cannonballs on the Barrelchests scattered around Bloodsplatter Isle will deal 1337 damage on them. This is a reference to Leetspeak, as 1337 means "leet" in leetspeak.
  • This is the first monster which takes advantage of the new possibilities presented by Constitution skill, as it is able to lower the player's maximum life points. The Magister is the only other monster currently capable of doing so.
  • Although the Barrelchest (version 1) is fightable in Dominion tower, MK II is not.