Het's Oasis

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Het's Oasis is a skilling area featuring Agility, Farming, and Hunter activities, as well as two miniquests progressing the Elder God Wars narrative. It replaced the Duel Arena, which was destroyed by an earthquake. While free players are able to visit the location, the activities within are only available to members.

The Oasis Restoration time-limited event was released along with the area, running for two weeks until 18 January 2022.

Agility[edit | edit source]

Agility course

The oasis features an Agility course with level 65 Agility requirement, allowing the player to navigate the ruins of the former Duel Arena. The Agility course is cleared of rubble during the Eye of Het I miniquest, but you can clear the rubble prior to the quest. The full course gives 2,045 Agility XP when completed, and takes approximately 1 minute 45 seconds to complete.

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Hunter activity

The area features a Hunter activity allowing the player to control a crocodile swimming around the oasis, and catching six types of whirligigs with different level requirements ranging from level 1 to 90 Hunter at intervals of 20 levels. The whirligigs can be customised to match the player's Hunter level by storing flowers in designated spots of the area. The hunted whirligigs will drop six types of shells with a number of uses as shown below. The lower level whirligigs have a higher catch rate and as you go up there is a chance for your crocodile to fail a catch, so it is quickest to catch plain whirligigs for the crocodile upgrades.

Whirligig Flower type Powder type Hunter Level
Plain whirligig icon.png Plain N/A Powder of defence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of defenceDefence 1
Gliding whirligig icon.png Gliding Roses (Het's Oasis).png: RS3 Inventory image of Roses (Het's Oasis)Roses Powder of protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of protectionProtection 30
Swift whirligig icon.png Swift Irises.png: RS3 Inventory image of IrisesIrises Powder of item protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of item protectionItem protection 50
Hasty whirligig icon.png Hasty Hydrangeas.png: RS3 Inventory image of HydrangeasHydrangeas Powder of pulverising.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of pulverisingPulverising 70
Speedy whirligig icon.png Speedy Hollyhocks.png: RS3 Inventory image of HollyhocksHollyhocks Powder of burials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of burialsBurials 90
Dazzling whirligig icon.png Dazzling Golden roses.png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rosesGolden roses Powder of penance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of penancePenance 1

The number of flowers in the flower basket determines how many special whirligigs are lured into the water, replacing the plain ones. Eight whirligigs can be found in each pond, while each flower basket lures four of these. The following table shows how many whirligigs will be lured per flower basket based on the number of flowers stored in it.

Flowers Whirligigs
25-32 4
17-24 3
9-16 2
1-8 1
0 0

Prayer powders[edit | edit source]

Prayer powders are made by grinding scarab shells. These powders are consumable items granting 30 minute boosts related to the Prayer skill, with some offering defensive and restorative bonuses.

The effect can stack up to an hour by scattering multiple powders of the same type; scattering powders that would put the timer to over an hour prompt the player with a warning and can only top the timer up to 60 minutes. All active powder effects are lost on death.

Powder Effect Whirligig shell Cost to make GE price Profit
Powder of defence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of defenceDefence Additional +2 defence level boost when using the Thick Skin, Rock Skin and Steel Skin prayers. 15 x Plain whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Plain whirligig shellPlain 2,865 1,105 −1,760
Powder of protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of protectionProtection Protection prayers' and Deflect curses' effects are increased to 60%. Does not stack with amulet of souls.[1] 15 x Gliding whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gliding whirligig shellGliding 13,545 17,026 3,481
Powder of item protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of item protectionItem protection An additional item is protected when using the Protect Item prayer (to a maximum of 5 items). 15 x Swift whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift whirligig shellSwift 18,855 21,303 2,448
Powder of pulverising.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of pulverisingPulverising Grinds all bones in one's inventory when using the Ectofuntus. 15 x Hasty whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hasty whirligig shellHasty 20,385 14,198 −6,187
Powder of burials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of burialsBurials Grants an extra 250% Prayer experience when burying bones. 15 x Speedy whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Speedy whirligig shellSpeedy 28,395 37,721 9,326
Powder of penance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of penancePenance Restores Prayer points equal to 2.5% of any damage received. 1 x Dazzling whirligig shell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dazzling whirligig shellDazzling 56,698 89,631 32,933
  1. ^ Mod Luma. Introducing Het's Oasis. Reddit. 21 December 2021. Mod Luma: "The powder will not stack with the amulet of souls."

Having all six buffs active at once completes the Overpowdered achievement.

Dundee's Crocodile Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The Dundee's Crocodile Upgrades reward store can be accessed at Dundee on the north-west corner of Het's Oasis. These upgrades assist the player while hunting for scarabs. Scarabs can be obtained at a rate of approximately 1,000 per hour. Actively clicking scarabs is similar to two-tick methods; as the crocodile goes for a scarab, the player can quickly click on up to three other scarabs to catch them instantly. This method is enhanced when the stack upgrade is unlocked (increases the stack number to five scarabs).

Upgrade Description Scarabs caught
Increased catch rate icon.png Increased catch rate Increases success chance of catching a scarab by 10%. 250
Plain whirligig shell.png Double loot chance Unlocks a 25% chance for your crocodile to drop double the loot when catching a scarab. 500
Roses (Het's Oasis).png Flower saving chance Unlocks a 25% chance to not have a flower removed from your flower basket when catching a scarab. 1,000
Speedy whirligig icon.png Increased XP Rate Increases experience gained from scarabs by 10%. 1,500
Hasty whirligig icon.png Increased scarab stacks Increases the amount of scarabs that you can stack, up to 5. 3,000
Golden crocodile cosmetic upgrade icon.png Golden crocodile cosmetic upgrade Unlocks a dazzling new look for your crocodiles. 5,000

Holy scarab familiar[edit | edit source]

Five scarab shells (one each of a gliding, hasty, plain, speedy, and swift whirligig shell), along with a green charm, 154 spirit shards, and a pouch, can be used to create the Holy scarab familiar. This requires level 80 Summoning.

Holy scarab reduces the rate of prayer point drain when summoned, and allows to cast the Bone Conjure special move, which adds a random bone to the player's inventory.

Farming[edit | edit source]

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Flower bush spots

A Farming activity allows players to passively tend to flower bushes and harvest various flowers used to create additional types of honeycombs for the player-owned farm and Anachronia Dinosaur Farm. There are five flower types, with level requirements of 30, 50, 70 and 90 Farming, and four bushes. The bushes can be cultivated to increase their progress towards a harvestable bush.

The bushes can be fertilised while in their bare stage to increase the progress gained from cultivating. Only compost, supercompost, and ultracompost can be used for this; the Fertile Soil spell and the Farming master cape perk will not work. Attempting to cast Fertile Soil on a flower results in a text message saying "Um... I don't want to fertilise that". Unlike other farming plots, once fertiliser has been applied to a flower bush, it cannot be upgraded into a more effective variant without first harvesting the bush.

Without fertilisers the bushes gain 0.3% progress every 0.6 seconds, giving the player minor amount of experience. Compost does not increase the base progress at all, while supercompost and ultracompost both increase it to 0.35% progress every 0.6 seconds. Applying the fertilizers doesn't yield experience. The bushes start in a bare state, reach a budding state at 30% progress, and a blooming state at 75% progress. At 100% progress they can be harvested which rewards flowers and additional experience, reverting the bush to its bare state. The player stops automatically cultivating the bush whenever it changes its state. The experience is upgraded for the tick that causes the state change, meaning that the large experience bonus is given twice: once when the bush changes into a harvestable state, and again when harvesting it.

When cultivating there is a chance for one of two random events to occur:

  • Some nutritious gasses appear, notified by the message Nutritious gasses engulf your flowers. Clicking the bush to cultivate again results in a message saying The nutritious gasses disperse into the soil. Doing this results in a 2.4% increase in the overall progress of the cultivation. The gasses disperse on their own after 30 seconds if the player fails to interact with them during their appearance, yielding no additional progress.
  • A pesty scarab spawns, notified by the message A scarab has spawned, and it's eating your flowers! The scarab hinders progress gained every 0.6 seconds to 0.15% regardless of the fertiliser used and must be shooed to resume the normal progress. Shooing the scarab adds 2.4% to the progress bar. If not shooed, the scarab leaves on its own 30 seconds after spawning.

Compost and supercompost increase the progress gain from the above events to 2.7%, and ultracompost to 3.25%.

When harvesting any fully cultivated bush, players may receive 1–3 golden roses in addition to the standard produce. During the blooming phase for the rose, iris, and hydrangea bushes, players receive 0.1 Farming reputation for cultivation. For the hollyhock bush, players receive 0.1 Farming reputation during the budding phases and 0.2 Farming reputation during the blooming phase.

Bushes[edit | edit source]

Bush Level Flowers
Rose 30 9–30 Roses (Het's Oasis).png: RS3 Inventory image of Roses (Het's Oasis)roses
Iris 50 6–22 irises.png: RS3 Inventory image of irisesirises
Hydrangea 70 8–18 hydrangeas.png: RS3 Inventory image of hydrangeashydrangeas
Hollyhock 90 7–17 hollyhocks.png: RS3 Inventory image of hollyhockshollyhocks

Honeycombs[edit | edit source]

Honeycombs made from the oasis flowers influence the breeding chance of the animal they are fed to, or the traits its next offspring may gain.

Flowers Honeycomb Increased chance
Roses (Het's Oasis).png: RS3 Inventory image of Roses (Het's Oasis)Roses Fertile honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fertile honeycombFertile Breeding
Irises.png: RS3 Inventory image of IrisesIrises Candied honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Candied honeycombCandied Joyful trait
Hydrangeas.png: RS3 Inventory image of HydrangeasHydrangeas Nutritious honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nutritious honeycombNutritious Immune trait
Hollyhocks.png: RS3 Inventory image of HollyhocksHollyhocks Moreish honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Moreish honeycombMoreish Multiple traits
Golden roses.png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rosesGolden roses Shimmering honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shimmering honeycombShimmering Shiny animal

Cactus patch[edit | edit source]

There is a cactus patch looked after by Grouch in the south-western corner of the oasis.

Construction[edit | edit source]

Construction hotspots.

In the north-eastern corner, near the iris bushes, is a pile of junk. The items required to build in this hotspot are five bronze bars, two silver bars, six buckets of sand, and a big fishing net. Once built, it becomes a water filtration system that allows players to claim various "large items" that are caught by the filter. A single item can be claimed immediately upon rebuilding.

In the south-eastern corner near the hydrangea bushes, as well as the north-western corner near the rose bushes, are two piles of flower basket rubble. The items required to build in these hotspots are five teak planks and ten steel nails. Protean planks can be used to build the baskets. These flower baskets are used to bait whirligig types other than the plain whirligig. Four baskets can be built in total.

Statue of Het[edit | edit source]

Statue of Het.

A large, broken statue of Het is located in the centre of the oasis. Each of the 4 stages of the repair process requires 50 pieces of Het to complete for a total of 200 pieces. Having luck of tier 2 or above increases the chance of acquiring pieces of Het.

Fully repairing the Statue of Het applies the Blessing of Het buff. This buff increases skilling experience gained by 10% while at Het's Oasis. No further pieces will be gained after the statue is fully repaired.

Miniquests[edit | edit source]

Narratively, Het's Oasis is part of the Elder God Wars storyline and follows the events of the four fronts of the Elder God Wars Dungeon in two miniquests. The cathedral in Senntisten, where the gods keep the eggs of the Elder Gods from hatching, has been under siege by the four armies summoned by the Elders for months. Meanwhile Icthlarin has been traversing the universe, looking for allies to help in the struggle, to no success. Upon his return he noticed that the gods have resorted to using necromancy to boost the defence and offered an alternative: an amulet once in the possession of another desert deity, Het, allowing its user to temporarily restore willing souls back to life. He agreed to recover it from Het's shrine, located beneath the former Duel Arena, leading to the establishment of Het's Oasis in its place.

Miniquest Requirements Reward Release date
Eye of Het I Medium XP lamp 4 January 2022
Eye of Het II Eye of Het I 10 January 2022

Oasis Restoration[edit | edit source]

Main article: Oasis Restoration
Oasis Restoration event

From 4 to 18 January 2022, a two-week long limited-time event takes place in the area, focusing on cleaning up the old Duel Arena and transforming it into an oasis. The event features a Community Chest, allowing players to unlock both personal and community rewards through the completion of tasks and participating in the permanent training activities. Rewards include cosmetic overrides, titles, the Chomper crocodile pet, and the Elder God Wars Dungeon drop enhancer, created from Tablet of Het fragments gained while training in the area and tradeable until activated. The enhancer will increase the chance of unique boss drops by 10% and will be removed when the event ends.

Map[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Development history[edit | edit source]

On 13 October 2021, a newspost concerning the real-world trading and game integrity was published, announcing that in the early 2022, the Duel Arena would be replaced with new content related to the Elder God Wars storyline. On 17 December, a short video teaser was published on RuneScape's website, featuring a message from Etta Stone to archaeologists regarding the dig at the Duel Arena and the discovery of the papyri possibly dating back to the First Age.[1] On 18 December, another teaser was published, speaking of the Eye, a life-giving jewel from ancient times used to bring chosen back to life and rule.[2] Another teaser, on 19 December, continued the story, revealing that the chosen succumbed to corruption, wasting their gift on cruelty and pleasure, not afraid of death anymore.[3] The final teaser revealed on 20 December, with Tumeken taking the Eye from the chosen and asking Het to bury it in a place of bloodshed as a reminder of the power and need of death, finishing the tale.[4] Each of the videos featured a papyrus themed background, gradually revealing the symbols and depictions of Tumeken and Elidinis, as well as a number of other hieroglyphs. On 21 December, the update was revealed as 'Het's Oasis', with a trailer and a newspost detailing its features and rewards.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Credits[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 10 January 2022 (Update):
    • A Tool Leprechaun has been added next to the new Cactus Patch in Het's Oasis.
  • hidden 10 January 2022 (Update):
    • More vegetation at the oasis.
    • The lighting in the area changed.
    • Debris removed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 17 December 2021. RuneScape: "🤔"
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 18 December 2021. RuneScape: "🤨"
  3. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 19 December 2021. RuneScape: "😲"
  4. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 20 December 2021. RuneScape: "🧐"
  5. ^ RuneScape. RuneScape - Het's Oasis Official Trailer (Duel Arena Removal). YouTube. 21 December 2021.*