Killing smoke nihils

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Killing smoke nihils
RequirementsSmoke nihil.png
  • 87 Summoning
  • 73 Agility
  • 76 Slayer
  • 79 Magic
  • 75 Divination (81 recommended)
  • 96 Herblore recommended
  • 80+ Ranged recommended
  • Shard of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shard of ZarosShard of Zaros
  • Pack yak pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack yak pouchPack yak pouch
  • Tier 80+ Ranged weapon (recommended)
  • Tier 70+ armour (recommended)
  • Overloads or Super warmaster's potions (highly recommended)
  • Quest
    Fate of the Gods
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    8,994,1631166%217,000 Ranged
    71,630 Constitution
    23,075 Summoning
    Inputs (771,325)Outputs (9,765,488)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Holy overload potion (6).pngHoly overload potion (6)1.67300,673
    Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6)7191,436
    Pack yak pouch.pngPack yak pouch14,066
    Elder energy 1000.pngElder energy2,500275,000
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Smoke nihil pouch.pngSmoke nihil pouch257,662,700
    Coins 10000.pngCoins456,029456,029
    Elder energy 1000.pngElder energy1,607176,786
    Onyx bolt tips 5.pngOnyx bolt tips75507,825
    Crushed nest.pngCrushed nest118.4236,829
    Law rune.pngLaw rune562.5140,625
    Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe75116,325
    Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine75297,900
    Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme30370,470

    The profit rate assumes 150 kills per hour. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

    Nihils are highly lucrative to kill, as it drops the summoning ingredient required to make nihil familiars, which are frequently used in high-level combat. 87 summoning is required to make the pouches from the untradeable ingredients.

    To reach the location, teleport to the World Gate via the Sixth-age circuit, or teleport to the Eagles' Peak lodestone and walk south. Dial the location to Freneskae and choose "The Pit". Walk to the centre of the pit and choose spawn nihil for slayer/combat. Remember to equip the Shard of Zaros, otherwise all nihils will be aggressive upon spawning.

    Smoke nihils are the easiest to kill among the 4 nihils, due to their stat draining properties being easily negated by overloads, and being relatively weak to ranged. Find a corner with high spawn rate of smoke nihils, and place corruption shot at the front of the ability bar. Bait several smoke nihils together, and walk them with fragmentation shot to increase damage taken as they move towards you. The high density of nihils means that corruption shot can take out almost half the hp of other nihils while you pick out the smoke nihils. Kill other low hp nihils when you come across them.

    Since the most valuable drop is the summoning ingredient (aviansie talons in the case of smoke nihils), prioritise picking those up and filling your beast of burden with them. Collect the elder charms as well to make the pouches. With 81 divination, you can use 10 elder energy to convert the aviansie talons to the most profitable summoning ingredient, which is usually Icyene feathers due to the popularity of the ice nihil (familiar), however it's wise to check the sale price to make sure. Blood nihil pouches can sometimes be more profitable as well. Make the pouches with 150 elder energy each, and sell on GE.

    100 kills is based on the assumption of (1) t90 ranged weapons and t70 power armour augmented with standard perks, (2) using anguish, soul split, corruption shot and walking with fragmentation shot, (3) using overloads, (4) only picking up the aviansie talons, with charming imp picking up the elder charms.