Large shell

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A large shell is an item which can be obtained randomly while skilling during the Summer Beach Party since 2016.

When it is found, the following message is seen: You have found a conch shell while playing on the beach.

It has a "listen" option where the player will hear a message from the shell. When clicked 10 times the player receives the title, [Name] the Sunkissed.

Dialogue messages include:

  • Are you fishing for compliments? I'm not going to take the bait.
  • Are you keeping your head above the water?
  • Eww, this place is a real dive.
  • How's the education system here? There are lots of schools where I'm from.
  • I don't want to get tide down, so I'm not going to give you a line.
  • I'm not really a fan of seafood.
  • It's difficult to work hard when you just want to coast.
  • Oh conch you see, you belong to me... I'll be watching you.
  • Relax. You really need to come out of your shell.
  • Taking me away from the ocean, huh? How conchtroversial.
  • Water you doing? You've reely hooked me in.
  • What are you angling for?
  • What the shell are you looking at!?
  • When you put me against your ear, I can hear the ocean!
  • You're quite the catch. Sea what I did there?

When the Summer Beach Party is active, there is a chance that the following message appears: Water spurts out of the conch shell and cools you down slightly. Should this occur, the player's temperature is reduced by a random amount averaging 2/3%. This can happen at 100%, but re-filling the thermometer will not count as another maxed thermometer.

If listened to the shell many times (anywhere from once to over a hundred), a hermit crab will emerge from the shell, jump out of the player's hand, and scuttle away, causing the shell to vanish with the message The conch shell sprouts legs and runs away!. Another shell can then be obtained. Adding the shell to the action bar and holding down the associated keybind is a quick and easy way to deplete the shell without interrupting other actions.

On death in the Wilderness, this item is destroyed if not protected.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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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 27 July 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Large Shell could stall a player in PvP zones.
  • hotfix 31 July 2017 (Update):
    • The conch shell will now randomly disappear again.
  • patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
    • Obtaining a large shell while playing Beach Ball Rolling will no longer cause players to become stuck.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The message "Oh conch you see, you belong to me... I'll be watching you." is a reference to the song Every Breath You Take by The Police.
  • There is a glitch, where walking/running animation can be stopped when the key bound to the large shell is used during the animation. Doing so will teleport the player a short distance if the player is set to move far enough. This glitch has not been fixed. It can be replicated by holding down the key bound to the shell while running or walking.
  • Multiple shells may be obtained by completing Sandy Clue Scrolls.