Free-to-play Revenant hunting guide

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This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members' guide, see Pay-to-play Revenant hunting guide.

Killing revenants is a popular way of passing time among high-level players. Some people kill Revenants for their potential drops, which includes the old PvP weapons, armour and statuettes. Such items include Corrupt dragon equipment and various statuettes up to the Ancient statuette, worth 5 million coins.

About revenants[edit | edit source]

During the God Wars, over 4,000 years ago, many of those that died were trapped eternally in the Wilderness, their souls twisted by the evil magic and corruption that surrounds it. They roamed the wilderness to replace PKers when PvP was removed to combat Real-world trading. When PvP was brought back, they were forced into the Forinthry Dungeon as players took back the wilderness.

Today these creatures, known as Revenants, continue to hunt those who enter their area of the Forinthry Dungeon, doing whatever they can with their melee, magic, and ranged skills to eliminate anyone who happens to cross their paths. They tend to be much stronger than what their combat level suggests and most other monsters in the free-to-play world.

The Revenants[edit | edit source]

If a player is within ten squares or melee range of a Revenant, they will immediately attempt to attack the player, even if a wall is blocking them. Revenants do not wander far from their respawn point; their wander range is extremely small, about 2x2. However, if pursuing a player, they will leave their respawn point to a boundary, after that they will be unable to chase you. Revenants are like normal monsters, and will become tolerant to the player over time.

Revenants will attempt to heal themselves when their life points fall at half or below their life points. While healing, they will be unable to attack most of the time. Revenants "carry" 20 "food", and will continue eating until they are above 50% of their life points or run out, after which they resume combat as normal.

The correct prayer when using melee armour against Revenants, before the graphical update.

Revenants attack with ranged by default, but will switch to other combat styles depending on the player's armour values and protection prayers. The only danger with a revenant's auto-attacks are their magic attacks, which have a chance of stunning the player for 3 seconds and binding for 5. If using melee armour, it is important to keep Protect from Magic active at all times as revenants will be continually aggressive until tolerant, and having multiple revenants on you in a free world is considerably more dangerous than a member's world due to the lack of high-levelled equipment.

Unlike members who can simply stampede over every revenant (apart from the revenant dragon), free players do not have this luxury when going alone. Due to the cap of free equipment at tier 55 (as corrupt dragon is unfeasible here), the lack of Soul Split and the revenants' low affinities, it is impossible to cycle through the whole room alone. For this reason, it is recommended to only camp one section of the room. The northern section has a faster kill rate (the revenant hellhound and knight which may be troublesome), while the southern section has a higher drop rate chance due to most of the stronger revenants over there.

Location[edit | edit source]

Revenants patrol the north-eastern area of the Forinthry Dungeon.

WARNING: The Forinthry Dungeon is a PVP-enabled area, meaning it is entirely possible for other players to attack you whilst fighting the revenants in the dungeon. Do not bring equipment that you are not willing to lose.

How to get there[edit | edit source]

Revenants are found in a deep level wilderness most players try to avoid. They reside in the Wilderness at levels 27-31 Wilderness. Players have several options to reach them:

  • With 57 Woodcutting, players use a Waka canoe and drive it to the Wilderness. Players then go south-west from the pond to find a small cave opening. Then from there, players go east. Ignore the forks in the road by taking the top route to the Revenants.
  • Using the Edgeville lodestone, run north until you reach the lower level entrance to the dungeon. The Wilderness lodestone may be used instead for faster efficiency.
    • Once you have entered the cave, run along the eastern side of the dungeon. Green dragons are not aggressive towards players.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Note: Dungeoneering and world event rewards will be lost on death. Ghost hunter armour and Amulet of Zealots will greatly increase your damage potential. You can use world event tokens to teleport out from level 30 wilderness. If you don't have it, use the explorer's ring as it can teleport you out from level 20 wilderness.