Dark energy core

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This article is about the monster. For the boss collection log title, see Dark Core.

The dark energy core is a monster that is first seen in the Summer's End quest. It appears from within the Spirit Beast and players have to trap the Core within a hole, in order for Jallek Lenkin to attack the Beast. According to Jallek, the dark energy core contains a portion of the player's spirit within it, as the beast has been draining it during Spirit of Summer and Summer's End. After the player and Meranek Thanatos break the chestplate protecting the dark energy core, it will fall out and, as it contains sections of the players spirit within it, will try to rejoin with the player's spirit. However, as it had been corrupted with dark energy, trying to unite with the player's spirit would cause much pain.

The dark energy core is summoned during the fight with the Corporeal Beast. When the core appears is dependent on how many players are in the room and how fast the Beast is losing health. The dark energy core leaps at a player and chases them around the room until it is killed, although it will quickly be summoned again as there is no limit to how many times the Corporeal Beast can summon the core during the fight.

The core does not attack with any combat style; instead, it deals rapid, typeless damage to all players within a 3x3 radius of it as well as draining some prayer points with each hit. The core transfers damage dealt to players as health for the Beast. The low amount of health the core has means that it can easily be destroyed through area of effect abilities, most commonly Hurricane and Quake. Additionally, the dark core may be poisoned to incapacitate it; the core will not attack and will not heal the Corporeal Beast while poisoned, though its low health pool means it's far easier to destroy the core outright than to keep it poisoned.

Drops[edit | edit source]

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Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Dark Core would continue damaging players after the Corporeal Beast had died.
  • patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to spawn too many energy cores while fighting the Corporeal Beast.