Penance horn

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The penance horn can be obtained for free from Commander Connad at the Barbarian Assault minigame (no Barbarian Assault points are required to acquire the horn which comes uncharged). The item gives bonus experience to Agility, Mining and Firemaking, charging while playing the minigame. Bonus experience can then be claimed by checking the horn, then selecting a skill.

To begin charging the horn, the player should enter any waiting room and rotate the statue located in the northern part of the room. After rotating, the horn will gain charges as the player plays the minigame, but no honour points will be earned. Thus, the player cannot charge the horn and gain honour points at the same time. The horn does not need to be taken in to the minigame to obtain charges.

If the player dies with the horn, Commander Connad will give it back for free and with the same amount of charges it had before it was lost.

11 cycles and 7 extra waves are needed to charge the horn fully if a player does waves 1-10. However, some players prefer to do waves 1-5, which fills the horn after 36 cycles.

The penance horn is no longer needed to obtain bonus experience in the skill of choice. Updates made bonus experience a direct addition to the skill; thus making the horn obsolete. It is now purely a cosmetic item.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Stages[edit | edit source]

The completion of any wave fills your horn by exp based on the point total for that round, averaging around 100 waves, or 10 rounds of all 10 waves, for a full horn. It's widely debated whether doing the entire 10 waves ten times is faster to fill the horn - it's also possible to fill the horn by simply doing wave one 100 times, since the bonus for doing higher waves may or may not apply to obtaining potential. Doing waves 1-5 is recommended if using this method.

As of 11/04/2012 the horn has been updated to display a percentage of potential. Please submit data on the talk page.

Message Agility Exp Firemaking Exp Mining Exp
Your horn has 0% potential remaining 0 0 0
Your horn is almost empty 22,824 250,000 13,985
Your horn has only a little potential remaining 74,471 500,000 42,600
Your horn is less than a quarter full 189,243 750,000 78,913
Your horn has 25% potential remaining 285,712 1,000,000 109,384
Your horn is around a third full 357,140 1,250,000 146,291
Your horn is almost half full 428,568 1,500,000 196,228
Your horn has 50% potential remaining 499,996 1,750,000 241,666
Your horn is nearly two thirds full 571,424 2,000,000 284,634
Your horn is around two thirds full 642,852 2,250,000 325,876
Your horn is less than three quarters full 714,280 2,500,000 371,779
Your horn has 75% potential remaining 785,708 2,750,000 416,843
Your horn is more than three quarters full 857,136 3,000,000 463,495
Your horn is almost full 928,564 3,250,000 529,496
Your horn has 100% potential remaining 999,992 3,500,000 597,017

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
    • A penance horn's "Check charges" option now states the charge in a percentage.
  • patch 25 May 2011 (Update):
    • The penance horn now functions correctly in the Lava Flow Mine.
  • patch 16 February 2010 (Update):
    • You can no longer use the horn-playing emote for the Penance horns while you're a monkey.
  • patch 1 February 2010 (Update):
    • Adjusted the behaviour of the Penance Horn if you were resting.