Strategies for Chaos Elemental

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This article is a strategy guide for Chaos Elemental.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.
This is a dangerous Wilderness activity.
If you die, you will lose your items and will not be able to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Recommended levels and equipment[edit | edit source]

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This boss can be fought in free-to-play. Please see below for free-to-play specific recommendations.
Level recommendations
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It is recommended to have at least level 70+ in your chosen combat style (Attack & Strength, Ranged or Magic).
It is recommended to have at least level 70+ Defence.
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If you deal low damage use protect from magic or deflect magic.
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If you deal high damage, you can use soul split during the fight instead of protection prayers.
Equipment recommendations
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It is recommended to use bolts.
Players should only bring gear that they are willing to lose on death, as this boss is located in the Wilderness and Player killers are on the loose.
Optional boosts
Use a damage-boosting familiar to increase your damage: Ripper demon, Kal'gerion demon, Blood reaver, or Steel titan.
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This boss does not count as any slayer task, so the slayer helmet damage boost has no effect.
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This boss is poisonable, and cinderbane gloves and weapon poisons deal additional damage.
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The hexhunter bow deals +12.5% ability damage and has a flat +10% hitchance when used against this boss.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Inventory: You should aim to keep your inventory full or with only one slot open for the duration of the fight. To achieve this, you should bring foods that leave behind a container when they are consumed, such as summer pies, or stews and wine in free-to-play. Make sure that you have the options to destroy empty containers turned off in Gameplay > Interfaces > Inventory. Multi-bite foods without containers (such as anchovy pizzas) can be used sparingly, but the last bite will be inaccessible unless a drop from the Elemental can take its place.
  • Beast of burden: Players who have the required Summoning level may find it helpful to use a beast of burden to carry additional supplies to prolong their trips as the Chaos Elemental is located far from the nearest bank.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Players should exercise caution during the fight as it takes place in a multi-way combat zone of the Wilderness. This means that you can be attacked by multiple other players and nearby monsters such as wolves. Please see Wilderness/Survival guide for advice on how to avoid dying to player killers while using the Wilderness. If you are not blocked from teleporting during an attack by a PKer then you may be able to escape by using the Wilderness obelisk that is located near to the Chaos Elemental.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

The Chaos Elemental has three distinct attacks which have different appearances and which are accompanied by different sound effects. Focus on reacting to the visuals of each attack at a distance and their sounds at close range to maximize the amount of time you have to react.

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Can deal either magic, ranged or melee damage. The type of damage dealt is random and can be up to 1104. It is recommended to use Protect from Magic or Deflect Magic during the fight unless you are able to use Soul Split as the discord special attack hits most accurately with magic.

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Teleports the player to a random area nearby. The confusion special attack can be disorientating to beginners but you simply need to find the Chaos Elemental again and resume the fight. The boss's attacks have a very long range so it will likely still be attacking you from out of sight. Alternatively, you can right-click the Chaos Elemental as it begins this attack and then select the attack option once you have been teleported to resume the fight.

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Unequips the player's mainhand weapon and up to 3 other equipped items to their inventory. The Chaos Elemental will not use the madness attack if the player's inventory is full. More experienced players may wish to do this so that the fight is not slowed down by having to re-equip their weapons. Lower level players may want to leave one space of their inventory open to allow the attack to unequip only their main-hand weapon. This may be useful to reduce the frequency of the boss using its other attacks, which deal damage to the player.

The Chaos Elemental can be killed by a group of players. If fighting in a team, players should stand opposite one another with the Elemental so that it has to turn to face its target, which slows down its attacks. Team capes can be used to prevent team mates accidentally attacking each other. LootShare or CoinShare can be used; however any coins picked up will not go into the Coin pouch while in the Wilderness.

Maintain your protection prayers and healing until the Chaos Elemental's drops appear, as its Discord attacks can continue hitting you during its death animation.