Blink

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For the music track, see Blink (music track).
For the pet version, see Mini-Blink.
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Blink is a Dungeoneering boss monster that can be fought on the Warped floors of Daemonheim, beginning at floor 48 and requiring level 95 Dungeoneering to encounter and fight. He is a crazed human test subject, driven mad by his love for portal magic, which is prominent both in his behaviour and means of fighting.

The room Blink resides in.

Blink's room has a distinctive appearance; there are 16 portals, 4 on each wall, and strangely coloured tiles on the ground in straight lines between them. A player can click on one of the coloured tiles (labelled as sunken pillars) to cause it to rise, revealing a pillar.

The fight[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of the battle, Blink cannot be attacked. He will appear at one wall portal and run across the room to the portal opposite it, spraying a steam-like area-based attack around him which can hit for 5000+ damage and cannot be recoiled through Vengeance. Resonance will heal from this attack. While he is still running, it is recommended to have Protect from Missiles/Deflect Ranged on as it reduces the damage of his steam attack. Hiding behind a raised pillar or staying 5 or more tiles away from him will fully negate the damage.

In order to stop Blink's rampage and start damaging him, the team needs to raise one of the tile/pillars directly in his path. Once Blink hits it and stops, he will become attackable.

Blocking Blink is the hardest part of this battle; only one pillar in the room can be raised by the party at any time, and there is only a short period of time in which to raise the pillar. In order to get advance warning for the route Blink will take, players can check the minimap; before he makes his run across the room, his yellow dot marker will appear at one of the portals for a second. As Blink only runs north and east, a team of 5 can spread out along the northern and eastern sides of the room, each person covering 2 pillars, with the 5th roaming or covering a spot if someone dies. Alternatively, a single player can stand in the north eastern corner of the room, wait for Blink to appear, and quickly run to raise a pillar in his path. This takes split-second timing, but it can be done by an experienced player.

He has a special attack when stopped in which he will say "H...Here it comes..." followed by "Kapow!" and he will release steam at all nearby players. This attack can deal over 8500 magic damage (note that this hit can be recoiled, so tanking it with Vengeance is an option). It cannot be fully blocked by prayers, but raising a pillar and hiding behind it will negate the damage. It is recommended to activate Resonance in order to heal from this attack. If a shield is not available, the Smuggler sells a Novite kiteshield in the starting room. It is also possible to dodge this by teleporting out of the room or running far enough away from Blink.

Blink attacks

While stopped he may also shout "Magicinyaface!" and immediately shoot an unblockable and undodgeable magic attack. His ranged attack consists of him turning around and throwing a knife into a portal which then reappears as many knives spinning out of another, hitting everyone in the room, and his melee attack is when he stabs the player with a sword.

Note that the clickable areas of the tiles are larger than the graphics of the tiles themselves, so players should try to use the minimap when moving around the room, to avoid accidentally raising a pillar.

Once Blink is stopped, he becomes rather weak. Most players choose to Soul Split this form, since his offensive powers are negligible. He attacks with magic, ranged, and melee, but is inaccurate and will rarely hit very high unless he uses his "Kapow!" attack. It is also possible, although rare, that he can say "H...Here it comes...", and then teleport to resume running across the room. This will result in the special attack being used at the same time as his normal running attack. The combination of these attacks is capable of killing players instantly, even from full health with full tier 11 armour. It is advised to teleport from the room if this occurs.

Blink will only remain in his vulnerable state for only a short period and then teleport away and resume running around the room.

Using the Sundering Strike special attack of the melee Gorajo familiars can make this battle very fast, but familiars make it hard to raise the pillars in the room unless the player has disabled familiar left-click options.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Novite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Novite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Novite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand novite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand novite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand novite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Bathus longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Bathus longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Bathus longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand bathus longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand bathus longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand bathus longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Marmaros longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Marmaros longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Marmaros longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand marmaros longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand marmaros longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand marmaros longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Kratonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Kratonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Kratonite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand kratonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand kratonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand kratonite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Fractite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Fractite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Fractite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand fractite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand fractite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand fractite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Zephyrium longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Zephyrium longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Zephyrium longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand zephyrium longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand zephyrium longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand zephyrium longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Argonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Argonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Argonite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand argonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand argonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand argonite longswordF2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Katagon longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Katagon longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Katagon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand katagon longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand katagon longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand katagon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Gorgonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Gorgonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Gorgonite longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand gorgonite longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand gorgonite longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand gorgonite longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Promethium longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Promethium longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Promethium longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand promethium longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand promethium longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand promethium longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Primal longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Primal longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Primal longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Off-hand primal longsword.png: RS3 Blink drops Off-hand primal longsword with rarity Random in quantity 1Off-hand primal longsword (m)P2P icon.png1RandomNot soldNot alchemisable
Blink's scribblings.png: RS3 Blink drops Blink's scribblings with rarity Common in quantity 1Blink's scribblingsF2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Mysterious chronicle.png: RS3 Blink drops Mysterious chronicle with rarity Common in quantity 1Mysterious chronicleF2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Audio options icon.png
Here it comes! Kapow!
Blink using his special attack.

Blink says the following quotes when running across the room and when teleporting away, all of which are voiced.

  • A face! A huuuge face!
  • A whole new world!
  • Aaahaahaha!
  • Ah! Grrrr...
  • Aha! Huh? Ahaha!
  • And a nice c...chianti!
  • Bli...bli..
  • C...can't catch me!
  • Coo-coo-ca-choo!
  • Grrrr...
  • H..here it comes! (special attack warning)
  • Kapow! (special attack)
  • He saw me!
  • I... it's you.
  • I see you!
  • Magicinyaface! (magic attack)
  • More t...tea Alice?
  • Oof!
  • Over here!
  • See you all next year!
  • The...spire...doors...everywhere...
  • There's no place like home.
  • Where...who?

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 14 August 2012 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to place a Hunting trap on top of Blink's pillars.
  • patch 14 February 2012 (Update):
    • Blink will now recover if he gets trapped inside a wall.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Blink will no longer duplicate himself if a follower attacks him.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His examine text is a reference to the movie The Shining where the main character goes mad and writes 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy' over and over again.
  • One of Blink's quotes "More t...tea Alice?" is a reference to the Mad Hatter, a character from Alice in Wonderland.
  • One of Blink's quotes "And a nice c...chianti!" is a reference to Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs.
  • Blink's quote, "There's no place like home" is reference to The Wizard of Oz.
  • One of Blink's quotes "a whole new world!" is a reference to a song sung in the Disney movie Aladdin.
  • Blink's quote "Coo-coo-ca-choo!" is a reference to The Beatles song "I Am the Walrus".
  • One of Blink's quotes "The Spire... doors... everywhere" is a reference to the portal-filled city of Sigil (also known as the City of Doors) which is located on a giant spire in the computer roleplaying game Planescape: Torment, which in turn originally appeared in the table-top RPG, Dungeons & Dragons.