Nail beast

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Nail beasts are encountered on all three paths of the Temple Trekking minigame. The combat levels of Nail beasts are based on the difficulty of the event chosen: they are level 42 on easy, level 84 on medium, and level 98 on hard. On an easy event, players will see between two and three Nail beasts, on a medium event they will see between three and four, and on a hard event anywhere between four and six will appear.

They are not very strong, but they hit very fast with melee (it hits 3 times every attack), and very accurately, even against high-defence armour. Players should keep an eye on their follower's life points, and on their own. One tactic is to run around, attacking each Nail beast once (targeting any that are attacking your follower first) to attract their attention, then moving to a location that makes them go to a single area. Once in this position, use area of effect abilities so the Nail beasts will all suffer damage. Also, Sanfew serums are an effective weapon and will cause significant damage when used on a Nail beast.

Nail beasts drop the tertiary ingredient for the Summoning familiar Talon beast, which yields the highest experience of all pouches. They also drop Nail beast nails, which are used as a secondary ingredient for making Sanfew serum, and possibly a long or curved bone. Both are unstackable, but nail beast nails are worth little and should be discarded. If one is fighting Nail beasts with the aim of receiving these drops, it is advised to use a high levelled follower (such as level 79 Zachory Bragg or level 80 Dean Vellio) to "scry" for the event. The followers predictions will always be the following for Nail beasts:

The sharp corner near the "Evade event" path leading west is an excellent safespot.
  • Easy event: "I can see strange dark shapes slinking around in the myre ahead. Tread carefully if we go that way."
  • Medium event: "Be careful if we go this way. I can see some things sneaking around."
  • Hard event: "Nail beasts! You don't see them much these days. We'll be in for a big fight if we choose to go this way!"

Note: The triple charm reward effect from the Familiarisation D&D does not affect the amount of talon beast charms dropped.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Big bones.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bonesF2P icon.png1Always1940
Nail beast nails.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Nail beast nails with rarity Always in quantity 1-4Nail beast nails (m)P2P icon.png1–4Always108-432180-720
Talon beast charm.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Talon beast charm with rarity Always in quantity 1Talon beast charm (m)P2P icon.png1Always0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Long, sharp claws.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Long, sharp claws with rarity Common in quantity 1Long, sharp claws (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Congealed blood.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Congealed blood with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4-6Congealed blood (m)P2P icon.png4–6Uncommon252-378Not alchemisable

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Long bone.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone (m)P2P icon.png11/4003High Level Alchemy icon.png3
Curved bone.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5000 in quantity 1Curved bone (m)P2P icon.png11/50004High Level Alchemy icon.png4

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Nail beast drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare5,091Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the "Hard event" dialogue spoken by your follower, it is possible that Nail beasts are an endangered species. This is reasonable, as nail beasts are only seen in the minigame and never in the rest of Morytania itself.