New Varrock achievements
|New Varrock achievements|
|Release date||23 March 2015 (Update)|
|Reward||Improvements to Varrock armour|
|Total level: 481|
|Infobox • Talk page|
New Varrock achievements are a subcategory of Exploration achievements completed in New Varrock, first accessed upon starting the Dimension of Disaster quest. The Taskmaster for this set of achievements is Tiny Zemouregal, found near the fountain in the centre of New Varrock. Rewards for completing the achievements in the set at each level include instant payment of Zemomarks (the currency of New Varrock), increase of Zemomarks reward whenever Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is completed, and upgrades to Varrock armour. The achievements only need to be done once; replaying the quest will not reset progress on the achievements.
The New Varrock Tasks were rebranded as achievements on 18 April 2017, and they can be found as a subcategory New Varrock in the Exploration achievements category of the achievements interface. After the update of 4 December 2017, they could be found as a subcategory of the Miscellaneous achievements category. On 18 June 2018, the New Varrock achievements were moved together with the Wushanko: The Arc achievements from the Miscellaneous achievements to the Exploration achievements.
Meta achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 4 meta achievements in the Exploration category related to this subcategory (showing 4).
|50||New Varrock Set Tasks - Easy||Yes||Given by Tiny Zemouregal in New Varrock square for completing all Easy Tasks in New Varrock.||5|
|53||New Varrock Set Tasks - Elite||Yes||Given by Tiny Zemouregal in New Varrock square for completing all Elite Tasks in New Varrock.||25|
|52||New Varrock Set Tasks - Hard||Yes||Given by Tiny Zemouregal in New Varrock square for completing all Hard Tasks in New Varrock.||15|
|51||New Varrock Set Tasks - Medium||Yes||Given by Tiny Zemouregal in New Varrock square for completing all Medium Tasks in New Varrock.||10|
Easy achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 5 achievements in this subcategory with the easy difficulty (showing 5). Skills that can be boosted are denoted by a [B].
|1||Hand Exchange||Yes||Pickpocket one of New Varrock's many zombie inhabitants.||Pickpocket one of New Varrock's many zombie inhabitants.||5|
|3||Pick One||Yes||Use a lockpick to open any ONE of New Varrock's treasure chests.||
||Use a lockpick to open any of New Varrock's treasure chests. See map below.||5|
|5||Trade Parade||Yes||Sell something to one of New Varrock's many shops.||Sell something to one of New Varrock's many shops.||5|
|4||Ready, Deady, Cook||Yes||Cook some meat from an undead source (cow or chicken).||Cook some meat from an undead source (cow or chicken).||5|
|2||Hide and Seek||Yes||Tan a zombie cowhide.||Tan a zombie cowhide in New Varrock.||5|
Easy rewards[edit | edit source]
- 50 Zemomarks in total (10 per completed achievement)
- 50 Zemomarks increment of reward in total, whenever Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is completed
- You no longer need to have Varrock armour equipped to take advantage of its benefits.
Medium achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 5 achievements in this subcategory with the medium difficulty (showing 5). Skills that can be boosted are denoted by a [B].
|2||They Had a Gudrun||Yes||Find a way to silence Romeo, in Zemouregal's Study.||
||Find a way to silence Romeo, in Zemouregal's Study in New Varrock.
Bring cadava berries to the Apothecary to create a cadava potion (a potion that makes it seem like the person that drinks it is dead). A cadava berry bush can be found near the entrance of Apothecary's house. Then bring this potion to the hanging heads in Zemouregal's study (ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], north-west section inside of his castle) which requires a vial of orange mist to enter.
|3||Pick Half||Yes||Use a lockpick to open HALF of New Varrock's treasure chests.||Use a lockpick to open half of New Varrock's treasure chests. See map below.||10|
|5||Tier Gear||Yes||Smith or craft a piece of level 10 armour.||Smith or craft any piece of level 10 armour (iron, imphide or hardleather; head, body or legs). An easy way to complete this is to purchase a thread (4 zenomarks) and hardleather (1 zenomark) from the tanner's store, and craft the hardleather into any piece of armour.||10|
|1||Cat's Bane||Yes||Do something to deal with New Varrock's stray cat problem.||Do something to deal with New Varrock's stray cat problem.
The achievement requires the player to bring each cat the required item. Once all four have agreed to leave their location, they can be found at Fluff's grave at the western wall beside the New Varrock West bank.
|4||Scrying Game||Yes||Use Zemouregal's scrying pool to spy on the citizens of New Varrock.||Use the scrying pool in the treasure room of Zemouregal's castle to spy on the citizens of New Varrock by clicking on the first 6 options.||10|
Medium rewards[edit | edit source]
- 100 Zemomarks total (20 per completed achievement)
- 100 Zemomarks increment of reward in total, whenever Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is completed
- Varrock armour has increased chance to mine double ores.
Hard achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 5 achievements in this subcategory with the hard difficulty (showing 5). Skills that can be boosted are denoted by a [B].
|1||Bank-Z||Yes||Help Tiny Zemouregal to deface the three paintings of his master in the palace's heart vault.||
||Deface the three paintings of Zemouregal in the palace's heart vault.
Search the footlocker in the north-eastern room on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] for the vault key. After opening the vault's outer door on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] in the castle there are three paintings on the northern wall, click on them to deface.
|2||Micro Brew||Yes||Whip up a batch of 'Zemouregal brew' for Tiny Zemouregal.||Make a Zemouregal brew for Tiny Zemouregal and give it to him.
A Zemouregal brew is made by following these steps:
|3||Pick All||Yes||Use a lockpick to open ALL of New Varrock's treasure chests.||Use a lockpick to open all of New Varrock's treasure chests. A map highlighting the chest locations follows. However, the map erroneously identifies an unrelated chest chest—Zemouregal's Lost property in the northwestern room of the New Varrock Palace—which instead applies to the Top Pick achievement.
The six gang hideout chests can only be collected once from either the Black Arm Gang or the Phoenix Gang Hideout. Attempting to search the opposite gang's chests during a subsequent playthrough shows the chests as having already been looted.
|4||South AND West Side Story||Yes||Infiltrate both the Black Arm Gang AND the Phoenix Gang in New Varrock.||Infiltrate both the Black Arm Gang and the Phoenix Gang. This requires the player to complete Dimension of Disaster at least once and then join the opposite gang during Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav.||15|
|5||Mummy Returns||Yes||Find a way to return Fluffs home to Gertrude.||Inspect Fluffs' grave (on the west wall of New Varrock, near the west bank) twice after completing Cat's Bane.||15|
Hard rewards[edit | edit source]
- 150 Zemomarks total (30 per completed achievement)
- 150 Zemomarks increment of reward in total, whenever Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is completed
- Varrock armour has increased chance to smelt double bars.
Elite achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 5 achievements in this subcategory with the elite difficulty (showing 5). Skills that can be boosted are denoted by a [B].
|1||Dark Imperator-ment||Yes||At the Loarnab museum exhibit, re-enact an event from your own history.||
||Go to the museum, press the big red button south of Orlando Smith and use all four options.||25|
|2||Guard is Dead||Yes||Defeat a New Varrock guard.||Defeat a New Varrock guard.||25|
|3||Steel, Stud or Silk Salute||Yes||Perform the Salute emote in New Varrock while wearing level 20 armour.||Perform the Salute emote in New Varrock while wearing a full set of level 20 armour (steel helm, body and legs or spider silk hood, robe top and bottoms or leather coif, studded body and studded chaps).
Players can get drops from New Varrock guards, or have the items traded from other players. Alternatively, if Dimension of Disaster is completed, one could purchase the Sani and Zaff Shop Upgrade reward from Aris, then simply reset the quest and buy 7 spider silk from Zaff's Shop. The full set of robes can then be crafted without killing guards.
|5||Top Pick||Yes||Use a lockpick to access Zemouregal's lost property chest (in his study).||lockpick to access Zemouregal's lost property chest in his study.
Enter the north-west room (the study) on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] in the castle, passing the orange barrier.
The skill requirements for this achievement cannot be boosted.
|4||Moo-er of All Bombs||Yes||Damage Zemouregal at least five times with exploding cows.||
||Damage Zemouregal at least five times with exploding cows when fighting him during Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav.||25|
Elite rewards[edit | edit source]
- 200 Zemomarks total (40 per completed achievement)
- 200 Zemomarks increment of reward in total, whenever Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is completed
- Varrock armour has increased chance to grant double progress while smithing.
Chest locations[edit | edit source]
The 6 chests in a gang hideout can only be collected in one gang hideout or the other. Both are not required, and attempting to search the opposite gang stash on a second playthrough will show the chests as already looted.
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
- Varrock armour now increases the chance for double bars when smelting, for double ore when mining and for double progress when smithing. Higher levels of the armour work on higher level metals.
- New varrock armour doubles the effectiveness of varrock armour, and allows its mining and smithing benefits to work without wearing the armour.
- ninja 4 December 2017 (Update):
- Dimension of Disaster's achievements have been moved to a New Varrock subcategory in the Misc category. Tiny Zemo's pocket book now opens the achievement interface.
- patch 15 June 2015 (Update):
- Tiny Zemo's chores are no longer ticked off early in the Completionist list on the Hero interface.