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The PvM unlock guide is a guide that provides compiled lists for general unlocks and various abilities, spells, and quests to help players defeat bosses.

Recommended upgrade order[edit | edit source]

The purpose of these recommendations is to provide a general order of the most effective unlocks to work towards to optimise PvM activities. This assumes that the player is at a starting point of around tier 70 equipment and skills. Priorities can vary depending on the particular content being done by the player.

You should feel free to buy items that are stated as less important in the upgrade order depending on your budget, such as buying laceration boots which cost 955,476 before the Zaros godsword, which currently costs 637,852,680. For upgrades where there is a choice between different

You should note that when you upgrade weapons, you can sell the weapon being upgraded to deduct cost from the new weapon. For example, once you are ready to obtain blightbound crossbows you can sell one or both of your ascension crossbow and off-hand. Keep in mind that the old off-hand ascension crossbow can be used as a Flanking Flanking.pngPerk rank 4.png switch, so you may want to keep that specifically to Flank.

Magic[edit | edit source]

Stage 1: Generic set up for most PvM content
Stage 2: Some variation for specific content; increased cost
Stage 3: Advanced content; high cost with little return on investment

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Stage 1: Generic set up for most PvM content
Stage 2: Some variation for specific content; increased cost
Stage 3: Advanced content; high cost with little return on investment
  • Upgrade to T90 Flanking 4 switch Off-hand ascension crossbow (Barrows).png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbow (Barrows) Flanking.pngPerk rank 4.png
    • Primarily for group based content, with some niche solo uses, skip if these do not pertain to you.
  • Desolation Desolation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desolation
  • Upgrade to Flanking 4 Equilibrium 1 Flanking.pngPerk rank 4.png Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 1.png
    • Primarily for group based content, with some niche solo uses, skip if these do not pertain to you.

Melee[edit | edit source]

Stage 1: Generic set up for most PvM content
Stage 2: Some variation for specific content; increased cost
Stage 3: Advanced content; high cost with little return on investment

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quests Unlocks Notes
Equipment
Broken Home icon.png Broken Home (Quick Guide) Asylum surgeon's ring Must be completed under 37 minutes after the initial completion of the quest, as well as completing all the other designated challenges beforehand.
Quest Icon Crest.png The Elder Kiln (Quick Guide) TokHaar-Kal cape To start Fight Kiln you must have completed TzHaar Fight Cave as a Fire cape must be sacrificed to be able to play the minigame.
One of a Kind icon.png One of a Kind (Quick Guide) Dragon Rider amulet
Haunted Mine icon.png Haunted Mine (Quick Guide) Salve amulet You can further enchant it to Salve amulet (e) by doing the Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest.
Horror from the Deep icon.png Horror from the Deep (Quick Guide) God book Most commonly used books are Book of wisdom or Book of Law, if your target is stationary use Wisdom otherwise use Law, Book of Chaos is a cheap alternative.
One Piercing Note icon.png One Piercing Note (Quick Guide) Illuminated god book You can upgrade your God books to give 2 extra style bonus and prayer bonus.
Quest Icon Crest.png Contact! (Quick Guide) Keris Completing Hard Desert achievements makes this an excellent weapon against Kalphite King and Queen.
Quest Icon Crest.png Merlin's Crystal (Quick Guide) Excalibur Completion of hard Seers' Village achievements turns it into Enhanced Excalibur, the special effect is further enhanced by completing Elite Seers' Village achievements.
River of Blood icon.png River of Blood (Quick Guide) blood essences Prior to Supreme overload potion you can use Berserk blood essence alongside with Supreme potions with Guthix Rest as an alternative to Saradomin brews due to lack of stat restoration.
The Brink of Extinction icon.png The Brink of Extinction (Quick Guide) Obsidian equipment Reduction of 45% damage when wearing the entire set excluding the Obsidian kiteshield in both TzHaar Fight Cave and Fight Kiln.
Smoking Kills icon.png Smoking Kills (Quick Guide) Slayer helmet killing bosses on their respective slayer assignment grants the player the benefit of the effects of the Full slayer helmet.

See Boss slayer for a full list of affected bosses.

Abilities & spells
The World Wakes icon.png The World Wakes (Quick Guide) Death's Swiftness, Sunshine If player is stationary otherwise use Metamorphosis or Deadshot
The Dig Site icon.png The Dig Site (Quick Guide) Smoke Tendrils, Shadow Tendrils, Blood Tendrils
Lunar Diplomacy icon.png Lunar Diplomacy (Quick Guide) Lunar spells Access to Livid Farm for Disruption Shield and Borrowed Power.
Desert Treasure icon.png Desert Treasure (Quick Guide) Ancient Magicks
City of Senntisten icon.png City of Senntisten (Quick Guide) Ancient Magicks Access to four new Ancient Magicks spells.
The Mighty Fall icon.png The Mighty Fall (Quick Guide) God Wars Dungeon Teleport
Prayers
The Temple at Senntisten icon.png The Temple at Senntisten (Quick Guide) Ancient Curses
Quest Icon Crest.png King's Ransom (Quick Guide) Piety, Rigour, Augury To gain access to this prayer, players must complete Knight Waves training ground along with having level 70 Defence and 70 Prayer. Piety is also needed to complete one of the hard Seers' Village Tasks.
Boss unlocks & effects
Raksha, the Shadow Colossus (miniquest) icon.png Raksha, the Shadow Colossus (miniquest) (Quick Guide) Raksha, the Shadow Colossus
Ritual of the Mahjarrat icon.png Ritual of the Mahjarrat (Quick Guide) Akrisae the Doomed Damage increase in various places, see this for a comprehensive list.
Kindred Spirits icon.png Kindred Spirits (Quick Guide) Linza the Disgraced
Summer's End icon.png Summer's End (Quick Guide) Corporeal Beast
Quest Icon Crest.png Icthlarin's Little Helper (Quick Guide) Sophanem slayer dungeon, Magister The slayer helmet has no effect on the Magister despite Tuska's Wrath working as if you were on a task with Soul devourers
Quest Icon Crest.png Impressing the Locals (Quick Guide) Temple of Aminishi
Curse of the Black Stone icon.png Curse of the Black Stone (Quick Guide) 10% damage reduction in Elite dungeons.
Song from the Depths icon.png Song from the Depths (Quick Guide) Reduced incoming damage when fighting the Queen Black Dragon.
Miscellaneous
Plague's End icon.png Plague's End (Quick Guide) Recipe Shop Unlocks combination potions, such as Elder overload potion
Animal Magnetism icon.png Animal Magnetism (Quick Guide) Unlocks the ammunition retrieval effect as a passive effect.
Quest Icon Crest.png As a First Resort (Quick Guide) Spa, Ogre flask Ability to create Crystal flasks, Ogre flask, Potion flasks as well as decanting them.
The Golem icon.png The Golem (Quick Guide) Able to collect more than one Phoenix feather at the time for Super antifire.
King of the Dwarves icon.png King of the Dwarves (Quick Guide) Royal dwarven gravestone 5% claim reduction.

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Dreadnip.png: RS3 Inventory image of DreadnipDreadnip Earned as a reward by achieving 450 kills and spectating another player's match in the Dominion Tower.
Dominion mine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion mineDominion mine See for the list of quest requirements in Dominion Tower#Requirements.
Praesul codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Praesul codexPraesul codex Dropped by Nex: Angel of Death.

Reading the codex provides the player with a choice to unlock one of the T99 Prayer.

'Ancient gizmos' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint'Ancient gizmos' blueprint Gives a player access to Ancient Invention
Equipments
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour 50,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering token.
Guthix staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthix staffGuthix staff Obtained after completing the Mage Arena minigame. To unlock Divine Storm and use it outside of the arena, it must be cast 100 times inside the arena.
Spellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster gloves Kill all bosses in set 2[1] and 500 bosses.

See for the list of quest requirements Spellcaster gloves#Obtaining

Auras
Berserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker aura 25,000 Marks of War.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marks of WarMarks of War each unlocked from War's Wares.

Boosts your respective style, but at the cost of your Defence.

Reckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless aura
Maniacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal aura
Vampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura 5,000 Marks of War.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marks of WarMarks of War.

Heal caps at 50 life points per hit unlocked from War's Wares.

Dark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic aura 12,500 Marks of War.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marks of WarMarks of War unlocked from War's Wares.
Mahjarrat aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahjarrat auraMahjarrat aura 1,000 Reaper points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper pointsReaper points at Death's Store or 3 bonds.
Inspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura 23,000 Loyalty points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Loyalty pointsLoyalty points
War's Retreat
Campfire.png Campfire 1,000 Marks of War.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marks of WarMarks of War starting from Oak log up to Elder log per upgrade.

Life point boost equivalent to the bonfire boost for the tier of logs the player has unlocked from War's Wares.

War's Retreat Teleport icon.pngWar's Retreat Teleport 10 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Access to a spell that can teleport you to War's Retreat.

Unattuned boss portal.pngBoss portal 100 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Players can use to teleport to bosses.

Altar of WarAltar of War 200 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Access to the altar of War which restores prayer and summoning points.

Altar of War.pngAltar of War ability cooldown reset 500 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Unlocks the ability to refresh ability cooldowns on the altar of War.

Adrenaline crystal icon.pngAdrenaline crystal 1,000 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Access to the crystals throughout the garden which generate adrenaline.

Adrenaline crystal icon.pngAdrenaline potion refresh 2,000 boss kills unlocked from War's Wares.

Unlocks the ability to refresh the cooldown of adrenaline potions when channelling an adrenaline crystal.

Passives
Default achievement icon.pngReaper Crew Defeat every boss reaper can assign as a task to get additional stats, full list can be found at Reaper Crew.
Bank chest.png Elite dungeon chest upgrade 750,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering token.

Chests inside Elite Dungeons to allow banking and always grant the 20% double loot chance on bosses.

Spirit cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit capeSpirit cape 45,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering token.

Special move cost for summoning familiars is permanently reduced by 20%

Totem of Auras.png: RS3 Inventory image of Totem of AurasTotem of Auras Reduces the cooldown of auras by 15%.

Created combining the top, middle and base. Each piece can be obtained via different activities on Anachronia.

Spirit spider (player-owned farm).png Spider (player-owned farm) Spider egg (unchecked) obtained as a monster drop from any spider species. Increased damage against all spiders by 2% (including Araxxor/Araxxi).

This can be further increased to 3% if two medium pens have active farm totems and an elder.

Malletops (player-owned farm).png Malletops (player-owned farm) Malletops (unchecked) can be obtained from huntingBGH Malletops or from purchasing a dinosaur egg from the Hunter Mark Shop.

Increases the duration of Barricade by 1.8 seconds, this can be further increased to 3.6 seconds if two large pens have active farm totems and an elder.

Corbicula rex (player-owned farm).png Corbicula rex (player-owned farm) Corbicula rex (unchecked) can be obtained from huntingBGH Corbicula rex or from purchasing a dinosaur egg from the Hunter Mark Shop.

Increases the critical hit chance of Meteor Strike by 20%, this can be further increased to 40% if two large pens have active farm totems and an elder.

Reaper points.png Reaper's choice 250 Reaper points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper pointsReaper points.

10% chance of being able to choose your assignment when receiving a new one. Rerolled assignments also have this chance.

Reaper points.png Instance cost 250 Reaper points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper pointsReaper points.

Reduce the cost of boss instancing by 25%.

Reaper points.png Death's support 250 Reaper points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper pointsReaper points.

Double the amount healed from sign and portent of life and death (this also applies to the perk of the Defence cape).

Reaper points.png Bonfire booster 250 Reaper points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper pointsReaper points or 2,500 Slayer points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer pointsSlayer points.

Increase the duration of bonfire health boosts by 25%.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Corruption Shot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corruption Shot Corruption Blast.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corruption Blast Onslaught.png: RS3 Inventory image of Onslaught Storm Shards.png: RS3 Inventory image of Storm Shards

Mazcab ability codex can be bought from the Armoursmith for 25,000 Teci, or received as a drop from Beastmaster Durzag or Yakamaru.

Greater Barge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Barge Greater Flurry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Flurry Greater Fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Fury

Codices drop in Dragonkin Laboratory.

Greater Ricochet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Ricochet Greater Chain.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Chain

Obtained as a rare drop from Raksha, the Shadow Colossus.
Greater Concentrated Blast.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater Concentrated Blast Obtained as a rare drop from Kerapac, the bound.

Devotion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Devotion Sacrifice.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sacrifice

Obtained as a rare drop from General Graardor and Kree'arra. It is also obtainable from their bodyguards and from other aviansie in Armadyl's Eyrie and other Bandos followers within the dungeon.
Tuska's Wrath.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tuska's Wrath 4,000 Reward Currency from the Anima Islands Distraction & Diversion.

Double Surge codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Double Surge codex Double Escape codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Double Escape codex

Created with 500 codex pages using the Lectern.
Limitless.png: RS3 Inventory image of Limitless Limitless ability codex, made by combining 2,000 vital sparks.
Ingenuity of the Humans.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ingenuity of the Humans Ingenuity of the Humans crafted with 114 Invention.

Dragon Slayer (ability).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Slayer (ability) Demon Slayer (ability).png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon Slayer (ability) Undead Slayer (ability).png: RS3 Inventory image of Undead Slayer (ability)

Crafted with level 88 Invention. The blueprints cost 100,000 Dungeoneering tokens each.

Magma Tempest.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magma Tempest Magma Tempest (Targeted).png: RS3 Inventory image of Magma Tempest (Targeted)

Magma Tempest ability codex, a rare drop obtained from TzKal-Zuk.

Zone achievements[edit | edit source]

Desert task set icon.pngHard Desert achievements Keris hit chance bonus increased from 15% to 25% and chance of triple damage increased from 2.5% to 5% against Kalphite King.
Fremennik Tasks.pngElite Fremennik achievements Deal 10% more damage to the Dagannoth Kings with autoattacks, and 5% more with abilities.
Karamja Tasks.pngHard Karamja achievements Access to gemstone dragons as a Slayer task, which include the gemstone dragons in Dragonkin labratory.
Morytania task set icon.pngHard Morytania achievements Prayer drain is halved in the Barrows.

Double runes from Barrows.
Bank Barrows chest loot directly from the reward chest.

Seers' Village Tasks.pngElite Seers' Village achievements The healing effect of enhanced excalibur has doubled duration (resulting in double the amount healed).

Increased chance of +2% that the special effects of enchanted bolts activate.

Tirannwn Tasks.pngElite Tirannwn achievements Tirannwn quiver 4 is used in the ammo slot and gives a Prayer bonus of 4.

References[edit | edit source]