Killing monsters in The Shadow Reef

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Low level The Shadow Reef experience farming
RequirementsKilling monsters in The Shadow Reef.png
Skills
75 Magic
60 Defence
43 Prayer
Items

Combat equipment:
Tier 60+ magic or ranged weapon and/or Red chinchompa or better
Tier 65+ magic or ranged armour
Helpful items:
Bonecrusher.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonecrusherBonecrusher
Twisted bird skull necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Twisted bird skull necklaceTwisted bird skull necklace or better
Charming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming imp
Ring of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth or better

Quest
Curse of the Black Stone for 10% damage reduction and enhanced chest
Other
Overload
Super ranging potion
Super magic potion
Results
ProfitExperience gained
5,429,430

900,000-1,500,000 Magic
300,000-500,000 Constitution

Inputs (172,200)Outputs (5,601,630)
2,000 × Air rune.png Air rune (156,000)
200 × Desert sole.png Desert sole (16,200)
1 × Reef relic (rare).png Reef relic (rare) (1,000,000)
35 × Reef relic (uncommon).png Reef relic (uncommon) (875,000)
200 × Reef relic (common).png Reef relic (common) (999,800)
45 × Huge spiky rune salvage.png Huge spiky rune salvage (1,726,830)
1,000,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins (1,000,000)

This method is based in The Shadow Reef, the third Elite Dungeon.

Rather than completing the whole dungeon, players kill all the mobs (including Bossy McBossFace, but not Hanto) leading to the Crassian Leviathan, then leave the dungeon and reset it completely.

Alternatively, you can reset before crossing the mast by teleporting to the War's Retreat using War's Retreat Teleport and then entering the far right portal. This can yield better gp/hr and xp/hr if done correctly.

  • (~95,000 Combat / ~32,500 Constitution per run)

The Shadow Reef's mobs have very generous drop tables compared to those in the Temple of Aminishi and Dragonkin Laboratory. Most of the profit generated from this method will generally come from Huge spiky rune salvages, although relics, coins and dark animica spirits also contribute to the method's profit. The mobs also give generous experience, and considering how Elite Dungeons work, is perfect for low or medium level players to gain money and experience.

It's recommended to complete Curse of the Black Stone and purchase the enhanced chest perk. This allows your chest to act as a bank for faster banking times, and also has a 5% chance to double drops, since picking them up yourself would be unnecessary and a waste of time.

Other players to team up with are often found by the boat on World 2 or World 138. This method can be done in solo, but the experience and profit is lower due to the time it would take to clear the dungeon.