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Legio Primus, the first of the Legiones.

The Legiones are the most powerful of the Ascended and are the leaders of the Order of Ascension. They are all found in the Monastery of Ascension.

In order to access them, a player must have the corresponding keystone. Level 95 Slayer (90 with wild pie, and 89 with a Wilder pie) is required to enter their laboratories. They can drop their signets, which are required to create the Ascension crossbow and its off-hand variant, powerful level 90 Ranged crossbows.

Obtaining all of the Legiones' unique drops will unlock the Legio [Name] title.

Though the Legiones are designed for a solo encounter, they may be fought in a duo as part of Co-op Slayer, and only one player needs to pay the key requirement. However, drops will only go to the player who deals the most damage.

History[edit | edit source]

The project of the Legiones.

The Legiones were created in 1890 AGS (roughly the Third Age) by Ocellus. Ocellus had bred several ascended in his attempts to make strong humans that would worship no one, but failed. The ascended in these batches were either violent, insolent, or misguided. Ocellus noted that the leaders he made were either too powerful, intelligent or unstable, which resulted in him having to punish or liquify them. Ocellus theorized that if he linked their minds together, they would have greater intelligence, and think as one. Going forth with this idea, the Legiones were soon created. It is unknown how much Legiones were created by Ocellus, but seven of them are active as of the Sixth Age.

In 1902 AGS, Ocellus remarked how the Legiones were creative with their minds, as they accelerated crystal production throughout the whole complex, as it was too much for Ocellus to handle. Sometime in 2167 AGS (Fifth Age), Ocellus found the Legiones leading a prayer to Guthix. Ocellus attempted to punish them, but the Legiones resisted. He later told them what they did was wrong, and that it was not what Guthix would have wanted. There appeared to be no further incidents afterwards, suggesting that the Legiones understood Guthix's wishes.

During 2167 AGS (beginning of the Sixth Age), the Legiones became aware that Guthix was killed and went into denial. They could not imagine a life without Guthix, and decided to create an artificial, ascended Guthix. While Ocellus admired their ambition, he saw their objective as misguided and attempted to explain their error to them. Ocellus confronted them again, only to be defeated, so he stayed outside the complex to prevent any Ascended from leaving.

The Legiones currently reside in their labs, attempting to find out ways to ascend man into godhood. In order to reach them, players must kill their fellow members (rorarii, gladii, capsarii, or scutarii) to get a key which will unlock one of their labs.

During the Sixth Age, one of the Legiones, Legio Septimus, left the Order to lead it to its "true" path, believing that his fellow brethren were doing nothing but feeding off the crystals in the caverns. As they traveled, they encountered Nomad, who proposed creating a god of their own resembling Guthix, so Septimus and his Ascended allied him to make their plans become reality. Their plans were thwarted by Death, Icthlarin, the World Guardian and the allies they found. Septimus was captured prior to the assault, though he was either released or killed depending on the World Guardian's decision.

Legiones[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Pets[edit | edit source]

Drop analysis[edit | edit source]

If players wish to create Ascension crossbows, assuming each signet is obtained on the 50th kill of each Legio, the cost is as follows:

Boss Key required Cost for 50 keys
(Average luck)
Cost for 40 keys
(Good luck)
Cost for 30 keys
(Great luck)
Legio Primus Ascension Keystone Primus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus 40,845,800 32,676,640 24,507,480
Legio Secundus Ascension Keystone Secundus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus 21,207,700 16,966,160 12,724,620
Legio Tertius Ascension Keystone Tertius.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius 23,733,550 18,986,840 14,240,130
Legio Quartus Ascension Keystone Quartus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus 19,453,100 15,562,480 11,671,860
Legio Quintus Ascension Keystone Quintus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus 21,255,700 17,004,560 12,753,420
Legio Sextus Ascension Keystone Sextus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus 18,023,350 14,418,680 10,814,010
Total cost for main-hand crossbow 155,337,051 126,433,211 97,529,371
Profit for Ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbow 58,538,621 87,442,461 116,346,301
Total cost for off-hand crossbow 155,358,351 126,454,511 97,550,671
Profit for Off-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbow 59,926,002 88,829,842 117,733,682
The above profit is calculated by combining the cost for 50, 40, or 30 keys plus the cost of a dragon crossbow and 100 Ascension shards for the main-hand or 200 Ascension shards for the off-hand.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • I Got This (RuneScore.png 40) – Defeat each of the six Legiones consecutively without leaving the Ascension dungeon.
  • Stand Your Ground (RuneScore.png 50) – Defeat each of the six Legiones without moving.
  • We are legion (RuneScore.png 0) – Obtained a collection of unique drops from Legiones.
  • Descension:
    • Descension I (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/5)
    • Descension II (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/10)
    • Descension III (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/25)
    • Descension IV (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/50)
    • Descension V (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/75)
    • Descension VI (RuneScore.png 5) – Defeat any of the Ascension Legiones. (X/100)

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
  • patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
    • Legiones have been added to the slayer skill guide.
  • patch 9 May 2016 (Update):
    • The symbol displayed in Ascended Legiones' energy bombs is now consistent with the back-mounted ring it was fired from.
  • patch 14 March 2016 (Update):
    • Co-op slayer tasks no longer confuse boss kill timers for Legios when solo killing the bosses.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to spawn two of the same Legiones at the same time.
  • patch 9 July 2013 (Update):
    • Both players now have the chance to loot a signet if one drops after defeating one of the Legiones when using Social Slayer.
  • patch 17 June 2013 (Update):
    • The Legiones in the Ascension Monastery can now drop crystal triskelion fragments.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the Slayer tab says that a Slayer level of 95 is required to fight the Legiones, they do not actually have any Slayer level, as players of a lower level doing Co-op Slayer with a player who does have the slayer level to access their boss rooms can still harm them. 95 Slayer is only required to open the door, and if the boosted level wears off mid-fight, the player is still able to damage the Legiones. The lowest possible Slayer level to attack a Legion is 81, which is the level required to enter the Monastery.
  • Legiones are one of the very few monsters in RuneScape whose attacks are not reduced by 50% protection/deflection prayers, instead only slightly being affected by Protect from Magic and Deflect Magic.
  • For a while after the Crystal Triskelion was released, the Legiones were unable to drop crystal triskelion pieces despite their slayer level being high enough to meet the requirement. This was soon fixed in a later update.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 41,200 kills.[1]
  • Legio Tertius, Quartus, and Quintus have sigils in the shapes of triangles, squares, and pentagons, respectively, the number of sides the polygons have representing the ordinal number their names refer to. Primus' sigil is a circle, as there is no single sided polygon; Secundus' is a rectangle, possibly due to it having two different lengths for its sides, and Sextus' is in the shape of an X, possibly referring to the middle letter in his name.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ 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!"
  2. ^ 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]"