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Dismember is a basic Strength ability and one of five bleeds for the Attack and Strength skills, the others being Lesser Dismember (which Dismember replaces at level 14 Strength), Slaughter, Blood Tendrils, and Massacre. When activated the player inflicts a bleed upon their opponent, doing 5 equal hits, dealing total of up to 188% weapon damage over 6 seconds. The minimum (total) hit of this ability is 100% weapon damage. Each individual hit is rounded down.

Unlike normal abilities, damage over time effects are not affected by:
Damage boosting prayers and ancient curses (aside from their accuracy bonus)
Damage boosting abilities: Berserk, Death's Swiftness, and Sunshine (with the exception of Metamorphosis)
Zaros Godsword's special attack
Berserker's Fury relic power
Most invention perks affecting variable damage, including Genocidal, Precise, Equilibrium, and Ruthless
Some items from the slayer (effect) groups, including: tuned Bane equipment, Salve amulet (e), Demon slayer equipment, Darklight
Critical hits
Slayer helmet and its variants
Damage over time effects are only affected by some modifiers, including:
Damage bonus from equipment
Visible combat skill boosts, from potions or other sources
Vulnerability or its lesser form, Curse
Berserker, Reckless, and Maniacal auras - however, while inside the effects of Berserk, Death's Swiftness, or Sunshine, the aura's invisible boost is negated
Mahjarrat and Dark magic auras - regardless of being inside the effects of Berserk, Death's Swiftness, or Sunshine
Among the Dragon slayer, Demon slayer, and Undead slayer effect groups, only the slayer invention perks and slayer abilities affect bleeds

This may make it less desirable in some situations, but due to its higher-than-normal minimum hit, it is still one of the higher-damage abilities on average. However, Dismember also has an abnormally high chance of hitting its minimum damage, which makes its average ability damage 120.6% (compare to Sever or Decimate, which both have an average ability damage of 112.8% and are affected by the above boosts).

The Lunging perk increases the maximum damage of this ability over 5 ticks by 20% per rank. The Masterwork Spear of Annihilation special effect extends Dismember by 2 hits to a total of 7 hits. The Strength cape's perk extends Dismember by 3 hits to a total of 8 hits. All ability modifiers stack with each other.

Damage Increase Minimum Hit Chance[1] Average Damage Effective Increase (as compared to standard 5 hits)
1 Hit 5 Hits 7 Hits (Spear) 8 Hits (Cape) 10 Hits (Cape + Spear) 5 Hits 7 Hits (Spear) 8 Hits (Cape) 10 Hits (Cape + Spear)
N/A ±0% 53.19% 24.12% 120.60% 168.83% 192.95% 241.19% 0% 40% 60% 100%
1 +20% 48.08% 25.61% 128.04% 179.25% 204.86% 256.08% 6.17% 48.64% 69.87% 112.34%
2 +40% 43.86% 27.19% 135.93% 190.30% 217.49% 271.86% 12.72% 57.80% 80.34% 125.43%
3 +60% 40.32% 28.83% 144.16% 201.83% 230.66% 288.32% 19.54% 67.36% 91.27% 139.08%
4 +80% 37.31% 30.53% 152.66% 213.72% 244.25% 305.31% 26.59% 77.22% 102.54% 153.17%
  1. ^ Chance for the ability to deal minimum damage

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Bleeds no longer deal 1 damage on their first hit in PvP.