Marks of War

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Marks of War are a currency that are used in War's Retreat, and can be earned by killing bosses. They can be spent at War's Wares.

A maximum of 1,000 Marks of War can be earned per hour. After defeating a boss, a one-hour timer begins counting down, during which a maximum of 1,000 Marks of War can be earned. An hour after the first boss was defeated, this timer resets regardless of the number of marks earned during that time, and Marks of War can be earned again. The number of Marks of War earned during the current period can be checked by right-clicking War.

A maximum of 250,000 marks can be owned at once.[1]

Individual bosses[edit | edit source]

Free players can only access the giant mole, the Chaos Elemental, and the King Black Dragon.

Boss Combat level Marks of War
(Challenge/Hard Mode)
Number required to reach cap[n 1]
(Challenge/Hard Mode)
The Ambassador.png
The Ambassador 5,500 400 (500) 3 (2)[n 2]
Araxxi.png
Araxxi 3,000 180 6
Astellarn.png
Astellarn 1,200 120 (150) 9 (7)[n 3]
Ahrim the Blighted.png
The Barrows Brothers 115/150 50 20[n 4]
Ahrim the Blighted (Shadow).png
Barrows: Rise of the Six 650 100 10
Beastmaster Durzag.png
Beastmaster Durzag 2,000 400 3
Black stone dragon.png
Black stone dragon 2,500 400 (500) 3 (2)[n 2]
Chaos Elemental.png
Chaos Elemental 305 20 50
Commander Zilyana.png
Commander Zilyana 596 20 (25) 50 (40)
Corporeal Beast.png
Corporeal Beast 785 40 25
Crassian Leviathan.png
Crassian Leviathan 1,500 120 (150) 9 (7)[n 3]
Dagannoth Prime.png
Dagannoth Kings 303 10 100
General Graardor.png
General Graardor 624 20 (25) 50 (40)
Giant Mole.png
Giant mole 230 20 (25) 50 (40)
Gregorovic.png
Gregorovic 1,000 80 (125) 13 (8)
Har-Aken.png
Har-Aken[n 5] 800 290 4[n 6]
Helwyr.png
Helwyr 1,000 80 (125) 13 (8)
Kalphite King (Melee).png
Kalphite King 2,500 70 15
Kalphite Queen.png
Kalphite Queen[n 7] 333/356 30 34
King Black Dragon.png
King Black Dragon 276 10 100
Kree'arra.png
Kree'arra 580 20 (25) 50 (40)
K'ril Tsutsaroth.png
K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 20 (25) 50 (40)
Legio Secundus.png
Legiones 304 25 40
The Magister.png
The Magister 899 100 10
Masuta the Ascended.png
Masuta the Ascended 1,000 240 (300) 5 (4)[n 2]
Nex.png
Nex 1,001 150 7
Nex (Angel of Death).png
Nex: Angel of Death 7,000 200 5
Queen Black Dragon.png
Queen Black Dragon 900 50 20
Raksha, the Shadow Colossus.png
Raksha, the Shadow Colossus 6,000 200 - Solo

250 - Duo

5 - Solo

4 - Duo

The Sanctum Guardian.png
The Sanctum Guardian 850 120 (150) 9 (7)[n 3]
Seiryu the Azure Serpent.png
Seiryu the Azure Serpent 10,000 400 (500) 3 (2)[n 2]
Solak.png
Solak 7,000 400 3
Taraket the Necromancer.png
Taraket the Necromancer 1,200 240 (300) 5 (4)[n 2]
Telos, the Warden.png
Telos, the Warden 2,000 160 - < 100% enrage
200 - ≥ 100% enrage
7 - < 100% enrage

5 - ≥ 100% enrage

Avaryss, the Unceasing.png
Twin Furies 1,000 80 (125) 13 (8)
TzTok-Jad.png
TzTok-Jad[n 8] 702 - Fight Cave
780 - Fight Kiln
500 - Fight Cave
30 - Fight Kiln
2 - Fight cave

34 - Fight kiln[n 9]

Verak Lith.png
Verak Lith 1,450 240 (300) 5 (4)[n 2]
Gorvek and Vindicta.png
Vindicta & Gorvek 1,000 80 (125) 13 (8)
Vorago.png
Vorago 10,000 400 (500) 3 (2)
Yakamaru.png
Yakamaru 10,000 600 2 [1[n 10]]
  1. ^ Rounded up.
  2. ^ a b c d e f 1 if the whole dungeon is cleared in a solo encounter, as a complete clear awards 950 MoW.
  3. ^ a b c 2 if the whole dungeon is cleared in a solo encounter, as a complete clear awards 950 MoW.
  4. ^ All Brothers must be killed.
  5. ^ 7 TokHaar-Jads awarding 30 MoW each must be defeated before reaching Har-Aken, resulting in 500 Mow in total.
  6. ^ 2 when including 7 TokHaar-Jads.
  7. ^ Exiled Kalphite Queen counts.
  8. ^ TokHaar-Jad counts.
  9. ^ Number would be lower due to facing Har-Aken.
  10. ^ In order to kill this boss, Beastmaster Durzag must first be defeated. This would award 400 MoW, which allows the need to only kill Yakamaru once if done within the same hour.

Multiple boss encounters[edit | edit source]

Bossing encounter Marks of War
(Challenge/Hard Mode)
Number required to reach cap[n 1]
(Challenge/Hard Mode)
Elite Dungeons[n 2] 760 (950) 1 full + the first and second bosses (1 full + the first boss)
Liberation of Mazcab (Raids) 1,000 1
Fight Kiln 500 2
  1. ^ Rounded up.
  2. ^ All three Elite Dungeons award the same amount of marks.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 14 December 2020 (Update):
    • A new type of combat task added to Yak Tracks that'll see you killing bosses and collecting Marks of War.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • A tool tip has been added to Marks of War currency.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before release, Marks of War were originally planned to be awarded every 3 minutes while inside a boss instance.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Wake1. PSA: Marks of War has a cap of 250,000.. Reddit. 21 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 4 March 2020.) Wake1: "https://puu.sh/Fda6x/ab84fabdd6.png Here is the message stating that I must spend points to get anymore. Wanted to see if they did slap a cap on it, and they did."