Essence of Finality amulet

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This article is about the amulet. For the amulet's special attack ability, see Essence of Finality.
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The Essence of Finality amulet is a degradable alchemical hydrix necklace released on 18 August 2020 along with the Brooch of the Gods. It is made by combining an alchemical hydrix with a fully-charged amulet of souls and Reaper necklace and requires level 99 Crafting which cannot be assisted. It is considered to be the second best-in-slot neckwear for PvM situations (the ornamental version being the first). It provides +56 damage in all styles, +7 prayer bonus, and is a hybrid class item. The amulet has the combined effects of both the amulet of souls and Reaper necklace. Additionally, the amulet has a special ability to store the special attack from any weapon in the game, which can then be harnessed using the Essence of Finality ability unlimited times during combat, without degrading the amulet.

A soul ornament kit and a reaper ornament kit can be combined to create an Essence of Finality ornament kit. This may be attached to an Essence of Finality amulet to create an Essence of Finality amulet (or). This alters the item's appearance and increases the damage bonus by +3. A player can remove the ornament at any time, after which they may sell the kit again.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

The official artist's rendition of the Essence of Finality amulet and the Brooch of the Gods
Essence of Finality amulet.png Essence of Finality amulet
Crafting-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
500 XP-?251,994,868
Requirements
Crafting Crafting level99
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Alchemical hydrix.pngAlchemical hydrix1134,881,852134,881,852
Amulet of souls.pngAmulet of souls155,870,54755,870,547
Reaper necklace.pngReaper necklace156,862,31656,862,316
Total price247,614,715
Profit4,380,153

Players who own an Amulet of souls and/or Reaper necklace can simply repair those necklaces using onyxs and then purchase the Alchemical hydrix and combine them to create the amulet. This requires level 99 Crafting (or 92 utilising boosts) and cannot be assisted.

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Degradation and repair[edit source]

The Essence of Finality amulet has 100,000 charges of combat, and degrades to a broken state. Using the special attack does not consume any amulet charges. The amulet can be repaired by 50% using 1 alchemical hydrix dust (made by crushing an alchemical hydrix, giving 10 dust per hydrix). A full recharge thus costs 27,175,720 coins.

Passive effect[edit source]

The Essence of Finality amulet has the passive effects of the amulet of souls and the reaper necklace combined:

  • Successful hits give a 0.1% hit chance boost in all styles for 54 seconds, stacking up to 30 times (a total 3% hit chance increase). Missed hits do not count towards stacks.
    • Taking the necklace off or switching it for another item will cause the hit chance buff to disappear, but switching to another Essence of Finality amulet will retain these stacks.
  • Soul Split has a 50% chance to heal 25-50% more (an average of 18.75% more healing).
  • The base damage reduction of Protection prayers and Deflection curses is increased by 10% (giving them 60% damage reduction).

Special attack[edit source]

The Essence of Finality amulet can store a special attack of any weapon within itself, which can be used unlimited times during combat by harnessing the Essence of Finality ability. The special attack does not consume any amulet charges.

  • Players need to permanently sacrifice a weapon to store its special attack within the amulet.
    • Augmented weapons can be used, but the perks won't carry over. (Equipment seperators can be used to salvage expensive perk gizmos.)
    • Special attack weapons don't need to be fully charged to be sacrificed. This even applies to degrade-to-dust weapons like the Statius's warhammer or Augmented superior statius's warhammer.
    • Any special attack can be stored and replaced with a new special attack, but the previous weapon will not be returned.
  • The damage and accuracy of the special attack are based on your current weapon, not the weapon you sacrificed.
  • You have to use the same style: Ranged special attacks only work while wielding ranged weapons.
  • You can own multiple amulets with multiple special attacks stored within them.
  • If you swap an Essence of Finality amulet with a different one, you won't lose the stacks/benefits provided from the initial special effect.
  • If you swap an Essence of Finality amulet with any other type of amulet, you will lose those stacks/benefits.

Benefits[edit source]

The benefits to using the amulet's special attack rather than using a weapon switch for PvM are:

  • Provides unlimited uses of degrade-to-dust weapons like the Statius's warhammer
  • Can be triggered without switching to a weapon and back (1 keystroke instead of 3)
  • Allows use of powerful special attacks formerly bound to outclassed weapons
  • Saves an inventory slot

Drawbacks[edit source]

The drawbacks for using the amulet's special attack rather than using a weapon switch are:

  • Weapons consumed by the amulet are permanently lost, making the special attacks of certain weapons such as the Zaros godsword or the Seren godbow expensive to use with the amulet
  • Players wishing to change the special attack stored within the amulet are required to consume another weapon, losing the existing one in the process
  • The amulet's special attack cannot be used against other players in a PvP scenario

Recommended weapons[edit source]

The following are weapons that are recommended to be used with the Essence of Finality amulet. For a list of all special attack weapons in the game, see Weapon Special attack.

Please note that the special attack can only be used while wielding a weapon of the same style. For example, the Zaros godsword's Black Hole attack can only be used while wielding melee-classed weapons, and the Eldritch crossbow's Split Soul attack can only be used while wielding ranged weapons.

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The following stored special attacks can only be used while wielding a magic weapon.

The damage dealt scales with the currently wielded weapon, so the Guthix staff special will deal 140%-300% ability damage of the currently wielded tier-90 or tier-92 weapon.

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The following stored special attacks can only be used while wielding a melee weapon.

The damage dealt scales with the currently wielded weapon, so the Saradomin godsword special will deal 75-275% ability damage of the currently wielded tier-90 or tier-92 weapon and will heal for 50% of that value.

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The following stored special attacks can only be used while wielding a ranged weapon.

The damage dealt scales with the currently wielded weapon, so the Dark bow special will deal 296-676% ability damage of the currently wielded tier-90 or tier-92 weapon.


Comparison with other neckwear[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 October 2020 (Update):
    • An issue that was causing a stalled Special Attack to trigger an attack from the Essence of Finality without meeting the requirements has been fixed.
  • patch 24 August 2020 (Update):
    • The Vine Whip special attack will no longer occur when switching to Magic or Ranged attack styles. It is still possible to increase the AoE radius by using appropriate Melee weapons.
  • hotfix 24 August 2020 (Update):
    • Players can no longer use an Essence of Finality to cast a channeled weapon special attack, then switch to another Essence of Finality with a different weapon's special attack to trigger that on the same global cooldown cycle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The news post mentions that the amulet could be recharged "with faith, trust and a little Alchemical Hydrix dust." This is a reference to the quote "faith, trust, and pixie dust" from the Disney animated film Peter Pan.
  • It was initially announced that 5 alchemical hydrix dust would be required to fully repair the amulet, but Mod Timbo confirmed on Twitter that this has been changed due to the player feedback.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 14 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 15 February 2019.)
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 12 August 2020. Mod Timbo: "Thanks for all of your feedback RE: Alch Hydrix items from yesterday's stream! One change we'll be making before release is that 1x Alchemical Hydrix dust will now recharge 50% of the Essence of Finality rather than 20%."