Knight Waves training ground

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This is a safe event.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

The Knight Waves training ground, also known as the "Camelot training room", is located on the top floor of Camelot castle. Players must have completed the King's Ransom quest to enter. The Knight Waves can be started by talking to a squire standing outside the door of the training room, who will explain how the training grounds work.

Players must successfully defeat the eight Knights of the Round Table. Players are allowed to use any style of combat, however Summoning, Prayer, binds and stuns are not allowed and will not work. As well as doing damage, each knight drains certain combat stats (Attack, Defence, Strength, Magic and Ranged) by 5 upon hitting the player. Each knight is harder than the preceding one and will hit more accurately, thereby draining combat stats faster.

Completing this completes the Pious Prayers achievement which is a requirement needed to wear the completionist cape.

According to the in-game Quest List, this lore activity is not a miniquest as it is not listed there.

The Knight Waves[edit | edit source]

Wave Knight Level Stats lowered
1 Sir Bedivere.png Sir Bedivere Strength, Magic, Ranged
2 Sir Pelleas.png Sir Pelleas 79 Defence
3 Sir Tristram.png Sir Tristram 79 Strength, Magic, Ranged
4 Sir Palomedes.png Sir Palomedes 84 Attack, Magic, Ranged
5 Sir Lucan.png Sir Lucan 84 Defence, Magic, Ranged
6 Sir Gawain.png Sir Gawain 84 Attack, Magic, Ranged
7 Sir Kay.png Sir Kay 84 Defence
8 Sir Lancelot.png Sir Lancelot 84 Defence, Strength, Magic, Ranged

Combat strategy[edit | edit source]

Important! Binding, stuns, prayer, and summoning will not work! Do not bring items for these! However, weapon poison will work.

Players with 65 Defence, as required for King's Ransom, and 65 Attack and Strength (or Magic/Ranged) should be more than capable of completing the Knight Waves.

It is strongly recommended that if you have access to Overloads that you bring one dose to this battle. This stops any stat reduction and lets you focus on dps. High level players should have no difficultly completing this in just a few minutes. For low level players, weapon special attacks are very useful as they have increased accuracy.

The knights do not hit very high, but every hit significantly lowers the player's respective skill levels, as shown in the table above. Players should bring approximately 10 monkfish and restore potions. Since a restore potion will raise all lowered combat stats by 10 + 30% of maximum level, you can drink a dose just before your stats go under half of your maximum level. If you allow your stats to drop too far below, you will not be able to use abilities, strike high enough or frequently, and will use more food.

Since stats are only depleted when a knight successfully hits a player, tank armour, such as Barrow's equipment, should be used as it will provide the strongest defence. Rejuvenate is also useful because it also fully restores all lowered stats.

For higher levelled players, onslaught works in this fight.

There are no spots to safely attack the knights, but careful luring can allow the knight to be stuck between one of the pairs of training dummies near the door. This can allow Regenerate to be used. In an emergency, resting can restore 1% of life points every 6 seconds and combat stats can be allowed to regenerate. If doing this, be sure to land an occasional attack on the knight you are facing-if you do nothing for long enough, the knight will disappear and you will have to start over.

Your attack stats are only drained in two of the waves, while magic and range stats are drained in 6 waves, so it is advisable to use melee - with restore potions only needed for waves 4 and 6.

It is possible to kite the knights with magic or ranged and effectively take no damage (and therefore no stat reduction). To avoid the knight, run around the room from corner to corner in the widest possible path, firing abilities (most easily with keybinds) and quickly clicking to continue moving. If done properly, you can take no damage from the knights while still being able to use most abilities.

Players will retain their lowered life points and stats if they exit early. It is therefore recommended that when battles turn sour, players should allow themselves to be killed, as opposed to leaving via the exit, as it is a safe minigame. If players leave or die, they will have to start all over again. It is also possible for a final hit to land just as the exit is used, unsafely killing a player outside the room.

Upon successfully completing the battle, your stats will remain lowered. Remember to restore these, or allow to regenerate, prior to engaging in other activities.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Camelot training room rewards.png

This Knight Waves can be done only once. Players cannot reenter the training room if they've already completed the challenge.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • Pious Prayers (RuneScore.png 15) – By completing the 8 Knight Waves in Camelot, unlock the prayers: Chivalry, Piety, Rigour, Augury.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If you die in the training room, the death music that plays when you die will play twice.
  • Sir Gawain wields a halberd, but if players take cover behind the dummies, he cannot reach them, even though player-owned halberds have a two-square reach.
  • Sir Lancelot wields a sword that resembles the original version of silverlight. He also attacks at a rate of 4 game ticks (equivalent to maces and scimitars), whereas the other knights attack at a rate of 5 game ticks (equivalent to rapiers and longswords)
  • If you talk to Merlin straight after he sets your respawn point to Camelot, "Nothing interesting happens" appears in the chat box. The same thing is achieved when talking to Arianwyn straight after completing Regicide, as well as when trying to talk to Barnabus Hurma after completing Zogre Flesh Eaters.
  • The Camelot training room is required to be completed for Nomad's Requiem. This is because you need to unlock Piety, which has the use in Nomad's Requiem of preventing damage and stat drain from the haze.
  • Every knight uses a longsword animation and a slash sound when attacking, even Sir Pelleas who wields a warhammer, and Sir Kay who wields a mace. This is most likely an oversight.