"Maw" redirects here. For the island in the Arc, see Whale's Maw
The Motherlode Maw is a dragonkin visage found in the Edimmu resource dungeon in the inner circle of the Meilyr Clan district of Prifddinas. Getting outside the dungeon can be easily done via the Dungeoneering cape's perk, where players need level 115 Dungeoneering to enter (non-boostable).
Once inside, should a player have at least level 95 in all other non-elite skills, they may put their arm into the Maw and retrieve a random treasure once per day. Otherwise they will receive a message stating the required levels to access the Maw. Rewards include a range of items, some of which can be useful in helping players complete requirements for the regular and trimmed Completionist cape, as well as for the Master quest cape.
Rewards received are weighted towards requirements which have not been completed by the player, but it is still possible to get items towards requirements that players have already met. Additionally, players may once per day exchange with Wythien 10 motherlode shards, for potential rewards similar to those given by the Maw.
A player reaches into the Motherlode Maw.
||High alch value
|Crystal chakram (m)||1||Rare||123,069||Not alchemisable|
|Off-hand crystal chakram (m)||1||Rare||109,882||Not alchemisable|
|Dragon arrow (m)||26||Rare||6,162||12,480|
|Dragon dart (m)||31||Rare||4,309||9,300|
|Off-hand dragon dart (m)||28–31||Rare||6,328-7,006||8,400-9,300|
|Crystal bow (m)||1||Rare||199,488||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal halberd (m)||1||Rare||216,648||Not alchemisable|
|Dragon 2h crossbow (m)||1||Rare||3,288,814||9,720|
|Dragon 2h sword (m)||1||Rare||135,754||132,000|
|Dragon battleaxe (m)||1||Rare||118,176||120,000|
|Dragon battlestaff (m)||1||Rare||273,560||120,000|
|Dragon claw (m)||1||Rare||47,877||40,500|
|Dragon hatchet (m)||1||Rare||1,736,652||33,000|
|Dragon longsword (m)||1||Rare||58,065||60,000|
|Dragon mace (m)||1||Rare||28,395||30,000|
|Dragon pickaxe (m)||1||Rare||1,712,850||75,000|
|Dragon scimitar (m)||1||Rare||60,446||60,000|
|Dragon throwing axe (m)||16–57||Rare||4,480-15,960||6,688-23,826|
|Dragon warhammer (m)||1||Rare||120,199||120,000|
|Off-hand crystal dagger (m)||1||Rare||119,482||Not alchemisable|
|Off-hand dragon claw (m)||1||Rare||40,082||40,500|
|Off-hand dragon mace (m)||1||Rare||27,892||30,000|
|Off-hand dragon longsword (m)||1||Rare||57,201||60,000|
|Off-hand dragon scimitar (m)||1||Rare||88,228||60,000|
|Off-hand dragon warhammer (m)||1||Rare||33,562||30,000|
||High alch value
|Crystal deflector (m)||1||Rare||110,074||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal ward (m)||1||Rare||110,163||Not alchemisable|
|Dragon chainbody (m)||1||Rare||149,166||150,000|
|Dragon boots (m)||1||Rare||10,372||12,000|
|Dragon full helm (m)||1||Rare||483,939||90,000|
|Dragon platebody (m)||1||Rare||1,259,935||1,056,000|
|Dragon platelegs (m)||1||Rare||160,231||162,000|
|Dragon sq shield (m)||1||Rare||466,167||300,000|
|Dragon kiteshield (m)||1||Rare||324,835||330,000|
It is possible to receive a potion even if the player has not unlocked the ability to make that potion.
||High alch value
|Grand strength potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||14,066||900|
|Grand ranging potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||21,148||900|
|Grand magic potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||16,664||900|
|Grand attack potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||6,823||900|
|Grand defence potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||15,405||900|
|Super warmaster's potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||58,127||1,500|
|Wyrmfire potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Extreme battlemage's potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Extreme sharpshooter's potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Replenishment potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Supreme attack potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Supreme defence potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Supreme magic potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Supreme ranging potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Supreme strength potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Brightfire potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||1,800||1,800|
|Super prayer renewal potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||12,214||2,100|
|Holy overload potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||2,400||2,400|
|Searing overload potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||2,400||2,400|
|Perfect plus potion (6) (m)||1||Rare||2,400||2,400|
|Perfect juju woodcutting potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||39,984||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju farming potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||13,614||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju mining potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||39,168||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju smithing potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||27,802||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju agility potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||32,138||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju prayer potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||44,732||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju herblore potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||45,510||Not alchemisable|
|Perfect juju dungeoneering potion (4) (m)||1||Rare||2,576||Not alchemisable|
Receiving an impling jar from the Motherlode Maw does count as catching that type of impling for Daffyd's impling checklist. The pirate impling can be obtained even without completion of Rocking Out.
||High alch value
|Baby impling jar (m)||1||Rare||820||30|
|Young impling jar (m)||1||Rare||695||30|
|Gourmet impling jar (m)||1||Rare||1,458||30|
|Earth impling jar (m)||1||Rare||957||30|
|Essence impling jar (m)||1||Rare||1,450||30|
|Eclectic impling jar (m)||1||Rare||2,262||30|
|Spirit impling jar (m)||1||Rare||7,593||30|
|Nature impling jar (m)||1||Rare||3,190||30|
|Magpie impling jar (m)||1||Rare||10,534||30|
|Ninja impling jar (m)||1||Rare||15,340||30|
|Pirate impling jar (m)||1||Rare||146,371||30|
|Divine impling jar (m)||1||Rare||39,133||30|
|Dragon impling jar (m)||1||Rare||135,674||30|
|Zombie impling jar (m)||1||Rare||39,275||30|
|Kingly impling jar (m)||1||Rare||208,241||30|
|Crystal impling jar (m)||1||Rare||666,529||30|
||High alch value
|Meilyr potion recipe (combination potions)||1||Common[o 1]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Golden rock||1||Common||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Strange rock||1||Common||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Tooth half of a key (m)||1||Common||15,939||0|
|Loop half of a key (m)||1||Common||12,134||0|
|Truthful shadow core (m)||10–28 (noted)||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Blissful shadow core (m)||10–27 (noted)||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Manifest shadow core (m)||12–29 (noted)||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Golden mystery egg (m)||1||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal key (m)||1||Uncommon||25,957||0|
|Divine charge (m)||7–20||Uncommon||394,807-1,128,020||4,200-12,000|
|Crystal armour seed (m)||1||Rare||2,064||0|
|Crystal tool seed (m)||1||Rare||58,589||0|
|Crystal weapon seed (m)||1||Rare||8,784||0|
|Crystal triskelion (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Kethsi outfit scroll (m)||1||Very rare[o 2][o 3]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Lucky dragonkin coin (m)||1||Very rare[o 4]||12,868,500||Not alchemisable|
|Starved ancient effigy (m)||1||Rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Ghostly essence (m)||5–20||Uncommon||31,930-127,720||300-1,200|
|Harmonic dust (m)||30–371||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Hoardstalker ring (m)||1||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Kal'gerion battle commendation (m)||1||Very rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Kethsi ring (m)||1||Very rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Magic notepaper||15–23||Uncommon||17,565-26,933||Not alchemisable|
|Ushabti (m)||2–5||Uncommon||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Thinker boots (m)||1||Rare[o 5][o 6][o 7]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Thinker gloves (m)||1||Rare[o 5][o 6][o 7]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Uncut onyx (m)||1||Very rare||1,313,608||1,080,000|
|Dragon arrowheads (m)||72–100||Unknown||21,816-30,300||21,600-30,000|
The update history project
is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here
for how to help out!
patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
- Receiving a Nihil damage enhancer from the Motherload Maw will no longer refer to it as an unused enhancer.
- ninja 19 January 2015 (Update):
- The Motherlode Maw rewards have been adjusted to replace the runite items, to make the rewards slightly more elf-like.
- patch 17 November 2014 (Update):
- The Motherlode Maw is now more likely to give potion recipes.
- The Motherlode Maw will no longer give strange rocks if the statue is already complete.
- Prior to the release of Invention, the Maw had required a total level of 2490 to access. This was later changed a little bit after Invention was released, then requiring a total level of 2585 to access the Maw. This was once again changed, in a hidden update on 5 June 2017 to require certain levels in individual skills.
- Air and fire runes can be used on the Motherlode Maw to get responses from it.
- Using an air rune on the Maw will give the player an ancient air rune with the text "The maw gives out a gust of wind, whatever was in there is now no longer present."
- Using a fire rune on the Maw will produce the text "The maw crackles with flame, as the night is dark and full of terrors..."
- Using a ring of Kinship on the Maw will prompt a message saying: "The maw rejects the Ring of Kinship and rejects your offer to party. Don't you feel silly now?"
- The Motherlode Maw received a generous reward overhaul in a game update on 4 September 2017, as the result of an effort pioneered by Mod Meadows. The initiative to reform the Motherlode Maw's rewards was first announced to the community in a forum post by Mod Meadows on 25 May 2017, which contained numerous design suggestions and polls to gauge player feedback on the proposed reward changes.