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)

Fate of the Gods

Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit (Recommended for teleport)
Charming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming imp (Recommended)
Advanced gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced gold accumulatorAdvanced gold accumulator (Recommended)
Anguish.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnguishAnguish and Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split (Recommended)
Reckless aura or Sharpshooter aura (Recommended)

ProfitExperience gained
6,539,329.19217,000 Ranged
71,630 Constitution
23,075 Summoning
Inputs (1,003,265.19)Outputs (7,542,594.38)
1.67 × Holy overload potion (6).png Holy overload potion (6) (282,158.19)
1 × Pack yak pouch.png Pack yak pouch (4,059)
2,500 × Elder energy 1000.png Elder energy (552,500)
25 × Pouch.png Pouch (125)
25 × Smoke nihil pouch.png Smoke nihil pouch (4,644,125)
456,028.57 × Coins 10000.png Coins (456,028.57)
1,607.14 × Elder energy 1000.png Elder energy (355,178.57)
75 × Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips (562,275)
118.42 × Crushed nest.png Crushed nest (580,144.74)
562.5 × Law rune.png Law rune (210,937.5)
75 × Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe (85,500)
75 × Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine (391,275)
30 × Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme (257,130)

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.