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Har-Aken, lit. "Holy Kraken", is the final boss of the Fight Kiln combat minigame, encountered on wave 37 of the minigame. It was created by the elder god Ful to aid in constructing planets in the multiverse, although its purpose is not known. It does not attack players, but instead summons tentacles around the edges of the platform that pepper the player with ranged or magic attacks. In order to end the encounter, players must kill its head.

Players may also kill its TzekHaar variant, TzekHaar-Aken, for the purposes of a Har-Aken reaper task.

Defeating Har-Aken and completing the Fight Kiln rewards players with a TokHaar-Kal variant (depending on the player's most used combat style in the kiln), a prestigious cape only obtainable through completion of this minigame, a symbol to all players that they have defeated this boss and all difficult encounters before it. The alternative reward available to players is an uncut onyx, making this a very profitable minigame depending on the player's ability to defeat Har-Aken. There is also a 1/200 chance, with a threshold of 40, that you will find a volcanic shard if there is at least one free inventory spot.[1]

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the title Kal-Haar-Xil [Name].

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Har-Aken attacking the player with its Ranged Tentacles.

Har-Aken attacks with his numerous tentacles, and can only be defeated by killing his head. The tentacles come in two types; both may attack with melee, but at a distance they will attack with either Ranged or Magic, hitting up to 1094. They are level 800 and have 7000 life points each. The head itself will not attack and will surface without needing to damage any tentacles.

Har-Aken's head never appears on the northern side of the platform. It randomly surfaces at the eastern, southern, or western sides of the arena for 20 seconds before going back under for another 50 seconds, therefore it is recommended to position the camera on the north side so that the eastern, southern and western sides can be viewed simultaneously when Har-Aken resurfaces.

The fastest way of dispatching the boss is to activate a magic crystal, cast Vulnerability on the head as soon as it becomes attackable, and use Onslaught until the player's health becomes too low or the head submerges. Sunshine or Metamorphosis should be used the second time the head surfaces, and if Har-Aken is still alive at this point, Onslaught or threshold abilities can be used to kill the head when it surfaces for a third time.

If using a combat style other than magic, use Berserk or Death's Swiftness in place of Sunshine as well as their respective stat boosting crystals. Before using Berserk, however, the player should make certain that there is a low amount of tentacles within attacking range to avoid taking heavy damage. Har-Aken is a 5x5 enemy, making the Seren godbow special attack extremely effective if ranging.

A pack yak can be used for carrying more supplies if the player is inexperienced. For optimal kill speeds, a Ripper Demon should be used once the player becomes comfortable with using less food.

There are various monsters weak to melee and ranged in the previous waves, so it is highly recommended to bring all three combat styles to clear the waves faster before facing Har-Aken with the style of the player's choice.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Although Har-Aken does not drop any items directly, defeating it can reward the player with several items.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d The player will always receive a choice of reward between an uncut onyx and at least one variation of Kiln cape. The cape(s) that are available as rewards depend on the proportion of damage done in each style.

Secondary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Base drop rate of 1/200, with a threshold of 40. Maximum rate is 1/20, reached at 400 kills.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
  • patch 2 March 2020 (Update):
    • Har-Aken will no longer dive immediately upon taking 10,000 or more damage in a single hit.
    • Made a change to the Fight Kiln boss fight to make it less frustrating for high level players.
  • ninja 18 June 2018 (Update):
    • A boss healthbar has been added to Har-Aken in the fight kiln.
  • patch 8 September 2014 (Update):
    • Har-Aken will no longer be assigned as a Soul Reaper task to those that are yet to sacrifice a fire cape.
  • patch 24 April 2013 (Update):
    • You can no longer use dreadnips on Har-Aken, preventing a bug that caused its head to get stuck in the platform.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was once a bug where using dreadnips would cause Har-Aken's head to glitch and move to the centre of the platform, never to submerge and caused the fight to be extremely easy. This has since been patched.
  • Attempting to logout at the start of the wave would give the message: "There's no point in logging out now!" You could still log out however, if you had clicked "logout" during the previous wave.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 1,078 kills. At this time, this was the record for the least-killed boss in Gielinor.[2]
  • Har-Aken originally had 48,000 life points, which was increased to 150,000 when the Fight Kiln was buffed on 13 June 2016.
  • It is one of the few TzHaar and TokHaar creatures to not include either in its name.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Mod Ryan. "Boss pets - Drop rates!." 9 January 2015. Ninja Team Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2019.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  3. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 20 Boss Killers by Monster (Data: 13th December 2018). Reddit. 8 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "[link to a spreadsheet]"