Masuta the Ascended

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"Masuta" redirects here. For the miniboss in the Shadow Reef, see Masuta the Descended.
For the achievement, see Masuta the Ascended (achievement).
For the music track, see Masuta the Ascended (music track).
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Masuta the Ascended is the second boss of the Temple of Aminishi elite dungeon. He is a member of the Council of Seven, who are essentially the Acolytes of Seiryu's leaders.

Shrine Maiden Elei has high praise for Masuta, commenting on his ability to defeat twenty acolytes bare-handed and would be content enough to even achieve a fraction of his power. Lady Himiko soon had a vision sent by Xau-Tak, who relayed it to the other members. Due to their beliefs, the Acolytes of Seiryu joined Xau-Tak. Masuta later met with The Ambassador and joined forces to bring it onto Gielinor. However, Masuta was soon slain by the World Guardian while attempting to hide Seiryu the Azure Serpent's corruption, who explored the temple at Bryll Thoksdottir's request.

Masuta would not remain dead for long, as he was eventually revived by the Ambassador's allies, although as a spirit. He would be slain again by the World Guardian and their allies who besieged the temple to stop the ritual.

In Story mode his health is reduced by 50% and his damage output is reduced by 90%.

Drops[edit | edit source]

In normal mode 2 drops are rolled: the 100% drop and a common mob drop. In story mode, Himiko's Vision is the only drop; however its drop rate is higher compared to normal mode.[1]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Masuta drops onyx dust, unless his warspear or Himiko's Vision is dropped, which replaces the dust.

  1. ^ Amount dropped in Story mode is reduced to 500.
  2. ^ Has a base chance of 10+X/100 where X is the amount of normal mode kills.

Common drops[edit | edit source]

The following table has a 1/25 chance to get rolled on for boss monsters and mini-bosses, a 1/50 chance for most other monsters and a 1/200 chance for sea crocodiles and waterfiends when holding a Lucky charm (Temple of Aminishi)[d 1]:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 28 Feb 2022. (Archived from the original on 16 April 2022.)
  2. ^ There is a 1% chance this will be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

If the above table is not rolled, a reward from the following table is given:

  1. ^ Price is based on buying the Ports bone pack at Ports Reward Shop and making it into a Scrimshaw of vampyrism

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Achievements[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 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Killing Masuta the Ascended while he is standing above the hidden staircase will no longer prevent players from obtaining their loot.
  • patch 2 July 2018 (Update):
    • Masuta awards 1 KC in all situations outside of story mode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Masuta" may be derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the word "master" (マスター) which would be transcribed back into English as "masutā".
  • The titles of three of the feats from defeating Masuta are references to the song "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from the 1998 film Mulan.
  • Upon release there was a glitch where the player(s) would get 1 killcount during the transition from phase 1 to 2. Upon killing him, a second kill would be added. This has since been fixed.
  • Between phases 1 and 2, while Masuta is flying in the air, Masuta's main attack style is classified as Magic and is therefore susceptible to the Hexhunter bow. However, as the player is unable to do more than chip damage, this has no practical use against him. Furthermore, the rest of Masuta's stats match that of phase 2.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 29 June 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 October 2019.) Mod Shauny: "#RSHotfix: Temple of Aminishi lore books now have a greater chance of dropping in story mode than in normal mode."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 9 July 2018. (Archived from the original on 3 November 2020.) Mod Orion: "1 kc would give a 1.1/10 chance. To put it clearer: Base chance is 10% 1kc=11% 50kc=60% 90kc=100%"