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The Desert achievements are a group of Area Tasks subcategories relating to the Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area. These subcategories are: Easy Desert, Medium Desert, Hard Desert, and Elite Desert.

The NPCs for the easy, medium, hard, and elite subcategories are indicated by a Task map icon.png icon on the minimap and the world map. These are Grand Vizier Hassan in the Al Kharid palace (after The Jack of Spades he can be found in the Merchant district in Menaphos), Zahur in Nardah, Hakeem the Mayor in Pollnivneach, and the clay golem in the ruins of Uzer, respectively.

The rewards for this set of subcategories include the Desert amulet and experience lamps giving a total of 190,000 experience in skills. A player must obtain each Desert amulet in chronological order (e.g. medium achievements must be completed before the reward for hard achievements is available).

If the amulet is lost, it can be retrieved from the NPC who gave the player the amulet; Grand Vizier Hassan for the Desert amulet 1, Zahur for the Desert amulet 2, Hakeem the Mayor for Desert amulet 3, and the clay golem for the Desert amulet 4.

This set of achievement subcategories is required for the Task Master achievement of the completionist cape.

Completing all achievements in this set of subcategories gives a total of 530 RuneScore.

There are 4 meta achievements in the Area Tasks category related to this subcategory (showing 4).

Easy achievements[edit | edit source]

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Easy achievement complete!

There are 12 achievements in this subcategory (showing 12).

Easy rewards[edit | edit source]

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Easy achievement set complete!

Speak to Grand Vizier Hassan, who is located in Al Kharid palace (or in the Merchant district in Menaphos during and after The Jack of Spades), to claim the rewards for the easy achievement set:

  • An antique lamp granting 2,000 experience (in the skill of choice of level 29 or higher)
  • 10–4,096 coins per achievement
  • Desert amulet 1, which grants the following bonuses:
Reward When worn When operated At all times
Desert amulet 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 1Desert amulet 1
Desert amulet 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 2Desert amulet 2
Desert amulet 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 3Desert amulet 3
  • Keris has improved passives against Kalphites and Scabarites
    • Hit chance bonus increased to 25% from 15%
    • Chance of triple damage increased to 5% from 2.5%
  • 100 soda ash can be converted per day
Desert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4
  • 150 soda ash can be converted per day
  • Unlimited teleport to the Ruins of Uzer

Medium achievements[edit | edit source]

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Medium achievement complete!

There are 11 achievements in this subcategory (showing 11).

  1. ^ a b Achievements cannot be boosted due to the update on 2 November 2020 and Jagex is aware of this bug.

Medium rewards[edit | edit source]

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Medium achievement set complete!

Speak to Zahur, who is located in the herb shop in the south-east corner of Nardah, to claim the rewards for the medium achievement set:

Reward When worn When operated At all times
Desert amulet 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 1Desert amulet 1
Desert amulet 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 2Desert amulet 2
Desert amulet 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 3Desert amulet 3
  • Keris has improved passives against Kalphites and Scabarites
    • Hit chance bonus increased to 25% from 15%
    • Chance of triple damage increased to 5% from 2.5%
  • 100 soda ash can be converted per day
Desert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4
  • 150 soda ash can be converted per day
  • Unlimited teleport to the Ruins of Uzer

Hard achievements[edit | edit source]

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Hard achievement complete!

There are 14 achievements in this subcategory (showing 14).

  1. ^ Achievements cannot be boosted due to the update on 2 November 2020 and Jagex is aware of this bug.

Hard rewards[edit | edit source]

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Hard achievement set complete!

Speak to Hakeem the Mayor, who is located in his house in Pollnivneach, to claim the rewards for the hard achievement set:

Reward When worn When operated At all times
Desert amulet 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 1Desert amulet 1
Desert amulet 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 2Desert amulet 2
Desert amulet 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 3Desert amulet 3
  • Keris has improved passives against Kalphites and Scabarites
    • Hit chance bonus increased to 25% from 15%
    • Chance of triple damage increased to 5% from 2.5%
  • 100 soda ash can be converted per day
Desert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4
  • 150 soda ash can be converted per day
  • Unlimited teleport to the Ruins of Uzer

Elite achievements[edit | edit source]

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Elite achievement complete!

There are 6 achievements in this subcategory (showing 6).

Elite rewards[edit | edit source]

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All elite achievements complete!

Speak to clay golem, who is located in the remains of the ruined city of Uzer, to claim the rewards for the elite achievement set:

  • 2 antique lamps granting 30,000 experience each (in the skill of choice of level 77 or higher)
  • 2 antique lamps granting 50,000 experience each (in the skill of choice of level 93 or higher)
  • 10–4,096 coins per achievement
  • Desert amulet 4, which, in addition to Desert amulet 3's bonuses, grants the following bonuses:
Reward When worn When operated At all times
Desert amulet 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 1Desert amulet 1
Desert amulet 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 2Desert amulet 2
Desert amulet 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 3Desert amulet 3
  • Keris has improved passives against Kalphites and Scabarites
    • Hit chance bonus increased to 25% from 15%
    • Chance of triple damage increased to 5% from 2.5%
  • 100 soda ash can be converted per day
Desert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4
  • 150 soda ash can be converted per day
  • Unlimited teleport to the Ruins of Uzer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Desert Tasks banner.jpg
  • The reward pendants colours align with the basic 4 gems:
    • Easy = blue (sapphire)
    • Medium = green (emerald)
    • Hard = red (ruby)
    • Elite = white (diamond)
  • The jingles are renditions of music tracks relating to the achievement area, as usual. The easy jingle is a rendition of Violinsanity, hard of Breaking In, and elite of Final Showdown.
  • If the player plants and grows a cactus plant and harvests it before the hard achievements are completed, they will get three spines from it as usual, but if the hard achievements are completed while the cactus is fully grown then it will start yielding double spines spontaneously, even after Ali says the double yield is due to it being protected by a local farmer during growth.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 26 May 2020 (Update):
    • The Desert Phoenix can now be continuously auto-pickpocketed as a reward for completing the Hard Desert Achievements.
  • patch 11 June 2018 (Update):
    • Messages that relate to the easy desert task rewards now correctly refer to Hassan as being in Menaphos now he has Al Kharid after the events in The Jack of Spades.
  • ninja 23 April 2018 (Update):
    • Agility tops from Agility Pyramid now sell for twice the value upon completion of elite Desert tasks.
  • ninja 14 March 2016 (Update):
    • Agility Pyramid failure rates have been reduced for all obstacles. The bonus from completing the Medium Desert Tasks has also been increased to compensate.