Strategies for Raksha, the Shadow Colossus

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This article is a strategy guide for Raksha, the Shadow Colossus.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Raksha, the Shadow Colossus is an imprisoned rex colossus found underneath the Anachronia Swamp Fortress. He can be fought alone or in a duo.

Overview[edit | edit source]

In a solo encounter, Raksha has 800,000 health; in duo encounters, he possesses 1,600,000 health. Raksha has very high offensive stats, with an Attack and Ranged level of 110 and a Magic level of 120, making it very unlikely for any of his autoattacks to miss. Raksha is considered to be a 5x5 monster and combat is as if he was a 5x5 monster, but his actual hitbox tiles align more as a 3x3 monster, so Raksha should be made to move toward to the player to enhance bleed abilities rather than walking underneath him.

The fight generally emphasizes fast DPS with prayer flicking; the more DPS the player can deal, the less likely Raksha can absorb shadow anima to empower himself. Similarly to Nex, praying against Raksha's attacks will deal significantly less damage; tanking an unprotected attack from Raksha can deal well over 4,000 damage, even when unpowered. With the exception of the lingering shadow gas clouds from Raksha's shadow bomb attacks, all of Raksha's abilities deal soft typeless damage, meaning they can be reduced with defensive abilities.

Defensively, Raksha possesses a Defence level of 85 with an armour rating of 2178. Despite having no weakness, Raksha is weakest against Ranged attacks, with 65 ranged affinity, making ranged the most consistent in terms of accuracy and can be fought without the Reckless aura if accuracy and damage is not a concern. He is equally weak to both magic and melee with 55 affinity. He is also susceptible to the hexhunter bow, leech and reflect damage, but is immune against poison and stuns.

There is no difference in drop rates in solo and duo encounters. Duo encounters are typically faster than solo encounters.

Attack rotation[edit | edit source]

This chart displays the attack rotation per phase.

Phase 1 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge Shadow pools 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Shadow blast 4 Auto-attacks
Phase 2 4 Auto-attacks Poison mind 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge 4 Auto-attacks Shadow blast 4 Auto-attacks
Phase 3 4 Auto-attacks Poison mind 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge
Phase 4 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Erebus Charge Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
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Auto Attack (melee/ranged/magic attack)

Mechanics: Raksha uses all three styles of combat; lunging and biting the player with melee, launching spikes with ranged and discharging a shadow ball of energy as magic. In melee distance, Raksha will always alternate between these three attacks and will never perform them consecutively. If his target is out of range, he will perform both range and magic attacks, sometimes consecutively. He will chase after his primary target if they are out of melee distance. In duo encounters, the range and magic attacks are launched at both players.

Note that the attack animations can be delayed significantly if Raksha is moved as he attacks, giving less time to react to his attacks, which is usually the case when his target is underneath him.

Prayer required: Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split with prayer flicking according to the attack (Deflect Melee.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MeleeDeflect Melee, Deflect Magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MagicDeflect Magic or Deflect Missiles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MissilesDeflect Missiles)

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
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Tail Sweep/Charge (typeless attack)

Mechanics: If the player is within melee range, Raksha will perform a tail swipe with a large AoE. If the player out of melee range, Raksha will charge towards the player's direction. Getting caught in this attack will deal around 5,000 (at 0% enrage) soft typeless damage, disabling protection prayers, stunning and binding the player for 3 seconds.

Game message: GRAAAAH! or RRR... followed by ROAAARRRRR!!!. If struck by either attack phase 2 and onwards, Raksha will yell SUCH A FRAIL CREATURE.

Action required: If in melee range, step several squares away from Raksha to avoid the tail swipe. If out of melee range and charged at, use Surge or Escape. Using Anticipation or Freedom beforehand will prevent Raksha from disabling protection prayers if struck by the attack. The tail sweep has a range of 2 squares from Raksha's max melee range (effectively being a 7x7 AoE).

Prayer required: None (typeless attack that cannot be reduced with prayer)

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
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Shadow Blast (magic attack)

Mechanics: Raksha will walk to the centre of the first arena and discharge five blasts of shadow energy that deal around 3,000 magic damage per hit. It also reduces incoming damage by 90%, apart from reflected damage. During the phases it is used, Raksha will also siphon from anima pools lingering in the oubliette.

Game message: Raksha prepares to sent out 5 waves of energy.

Action required: Pray against magic and use defensive abilities such as Resonance and Reflect.

Prayer required: Deflect Magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MagicDeflect Magic

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
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Shadow Anima Pool (mechanic)

Mechanics: After each tail sweep/charge attack, Raksha's violent movement will cause three pools of shadow anima (six in duo) to drip down from the four shadow anima cranes in the oubliette. These pools are level 50 and possess 1,000 health. Eight of these will form around the arena during phase transitions to 2 and 3. Pools take priority on clear spots, with five visible at most. If all spots are occupied, additional pools will stack underneath the visible ones. Pools will deal around 1,500 damage if the player is standing on top of them. Under certain conditions, Raksha can siphon from these pools to strengthen both his power and hide.

In phase 1 and 2, Raksha begins siphoning when he performs his shadow blast attack, which heals him for 5,000 health from each pool siphoned. In phase 3, he hastens the rate of his siphoning, but this rush only heals him for half as much health. Regardless, the siphoned anima will strengthen Raksha's power and hide; the former increases his combat level and damage for all of his attacks, while the latter reduces the amount of damage he takes.

Action required: Destroy pools with AoE abilities accordingly based on player DPS. A halberd-range weapon with laceration boots is considered to be the strongest pick due to its 5x5 AoE using Bladed Dive; chinchompas if ranging is the second best alternative.

Prayer required: None

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Shadow Bomb (magic attack)

Mechanics: Raksha launches a shadow orb at player(s), applying a 6 second stun and bind. The tile the bomb is targeting is marked by green arrows similar to Detonate's. The bomb has a 2 tile radius (3x3 AoE); if Freedom or Anticipation was used before the attack was initiated, it will simply deal around 6,000 magic damage. If Freedom is used after the stun applies, it will still cause a prayer disable if struck. After impact, it leaves behind a 3 tile radius (5x5 AoE) of dangerous shadow anima that damages player(s) standing it at 800 hard typeless damage, increasing by 400 every tick it persists, capping at 2,000 damage. These clouds of shadow anima dissipate about 30 seconds upon being spread.

Action required: Using Anticipation or Freedom before Raksha uses the attack will prevent the bomb from stunning and binding the player. Move at least three spaces away from the marked tile to avoid damage from the anima cloud.

Prayer required: Deflect Magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MagicDeflect Magic for the bomb; anima deals typeless damage

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Ceiling Collapse (typeless attack)

Mechanics: After going into the next phase for 2 and 3, Raksha will violently stomp the ground, causing the ceiling to collapse from above. Like Telos' ceiling collapse attack, small rocks will fall down as a warning indicator before a large rock falls down in a 3 tile radius around this indicator (5x5 AoE) and deal around 5,000 to 5,500 soft typeless damage if caught in one. Rocks will continually fall around the player's position, with one of these always in a spot that will always hit the player if they do not move; there are four of these rocks per player during the transition.

Game message: Raksha begins to stamp the ground in anger. Watch out!

Action required: Dodge the falling rocks. Debilitate, Reflect or Disruption Shield can be used to reduce/block incoming damage if necessary.

Prayer required: None (typeless attack that cannot be reduced with prayer)

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Poison Mind (typeless attack)

Mechanics: Players will become immobilized and between 2-5 orbs of shadow energy (2 by default, +1 for every 25% anima absorbed) will appear around the player, and will start dealing approximately 600 typeless damage per tick. While the attack does not bind or stun players, they are essentially frozen in place until all orbs are dispelled. Raksha will stop using auto-attacks for 8 seconds during this time, but at the end of the timeframe, any shadow energy still remaining will deal approximately 3,000 typeless damage each.

Game message: Raksha begins to poison your mind with shadow energy. alongside Raksha exclaiming YOUR THOUGHTS BETRAY YOU. while channeling the attack, followed by RRRAR!!! after the attack has finished channeling.

Action required: Each orb of shadow energy must be clicked on once to expel them and stop the damage over time effect and allow for movement. During this attack, Raksha will not use any auto-attacks, so using Soul Split to offset the damage this attack does is recommended.

Prayer required: None (Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split recommended to heal from the unavoidable damage)

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Erebus Charge (typeless attack)

Mechanics:

  1. Raksha will stop performing auto-attacks for the duration of this attack while charging up shadow anima as a blue dome surrounds him.
  2. A bar will also appear above him; if filled, he will unleash a blast of shadow anima that causes instant death if not dealt with properly.
  3. The life point bar HUD is temporarily replaced by the number of life points his shield has. When the dome is attacked, it will spill out fragments of shadow anima and spills out even more when the dome is shattered across the antechamber for a total of fifteen (solo) or thirty (duo), including underneath Raksha, with the Keeper suggesting that they be collected.
  4. The scattered anima will be automatically collected when the player is within 3 tiles of one, much like the anima in Shattered Worlds.
  5. When the anima is absorbed, a message will appear stating As the shadow anima is drawn to you, an inner power surfaces. Activating 'Inner Power' will increase damage dealt to Raksha by 10% per stack. alongside the Extra Action icon to begin Inner Power.

Game message: I WILL DRAG YOU INTO EREBUS.

Action required: There are only two ways to avoid this attack:

  1. Deal enough damage to break the dome. The damage varies based on how much anima Raksha had absorbed in the previous phases, with a minimum of 10,000 damage in solo if not empowered at all. Each percentage point from filling up on anima increases the dome's durability by 400 or 500 health. In duo encounters, both values are doubled for a minimum of 20,000 damage and 800 to 1,000 health for every percentage point.
  2. Hide behind one of the four posts, which the Keeper suggests to do. Only recommended if the dome cannot be breached in time.

Tips:

  • As the game message states, Inner Power increases your damage by 10% per stack; with 15 fragments of shadow anima, this equates to 150% additional damage.
  • This will also work with other damage-increasing sources, so it will be very easy to hit the damage cap for 30 seconds when used with a damage-increasing ultimate. It may be beneficial to forgo a Planted Feet Sunshine/Death's Swiftness or the Blackhole special from the Zaros godsword if meleeing for additional damage. Try to avoid using Berserk with Inner Power if meleeing.
  • For players struggling with DPS, four stacks of Storm Shards under 12 or more Inner Power stacks will easily hit the 30,000 damage cap.
Prayer required: None (typeless attack that cannot be reduced with prayer)

Presets[edit | edit source]

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Sign of life.png
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Augmented Pernix body.png
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Augmented Pernix chaps.png
Ascension grips.png
Pernix boots.png
Archers' ring (i).png
Elder overload potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngAugmented Shadow glaive.png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngRing of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.png
Augmented vengeful kiteshield.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 458,819,389
    • Armour: 170,249,626
  • Familiar:
    • Pack yak filled with 3:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

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Illuminated Book of War.png
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Ammo slot.png
Augmented Seren godbow.png
Augmented sirenic hauberk.png
Off-hand slot.png
Augmented sirenic chaps.png
Nightmare gauntlets.png
Enhanced fleeting boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Elder overload salve (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Augmented Shadow glaive.pngAugmented vengeful kiteshield.pngRing of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.png
Blue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 1,604,458,493
    • Armour: 584,671,402
  • Familiar:
    • For experienced players, Ripper Demon for increased damage
    • For learning players, a Pack yak filled with 4:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

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Masterwork gloves.png
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Elder overload potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngAugmented malevolent kiteshield.png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngRing of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.png
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Sailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 125,215,971
    • Armour: 147,691,461
  • Familiar:
    • Pack yak filled with 3:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

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Augmented Custom-fit Trimmed Masterwork Platelegs.png
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Enhanced laceration boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Elder overload salve (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngSuper restore flask (6).pngReplenishment potion (6).png
Ring of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.pngAugmented Seren godbow.pngAugmented merciless kiteshield.png
Augmented Zaros godsword.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 4,049,097,095
    • Armour: 591,640,974
  • Familiar:
    • For experienced players, Ripper Demon for increased damage
    • For learning players, a Pack yak filled with 4:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

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Sign of life.png
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Elder overload potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngAugmented Wand of the Cywir elders.png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngRing of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.png
Augmented merciless kiteshield.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 183,402,073
    • Armour: 157,380,231
  • Familiar:
    • Pack yak filled with 3:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

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Enhanced blast diffusion boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Elder overload salve (6).pngAugmented enhanced Excalibur.pngSuper restore flask (6).pngReplenishment potion (6).png
Ring of vigour.pngLuck of the Dwarves.pngAugmented Seren godbow.pngAugmented merciless kiteshield.png
Augmented Wand of the Cywir elders.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.pngBlue blubber jellyfish.png
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  • Cost:
    • Weapons: 2,404,533,207
    • Armour: 458,833,212
  • Familiar:
    • For experienced players, Ripper Demon for increased damage
    • For learning players, a Pack yak filled with 4:1 ratio of Jellyfish and Sailfish

Inventory: Unlocks:

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Despite having no weakness, Raksha is weakest to Ranged attacks, with 65 ranged, 55 magic and 55 melee affinity. Enchanted bakriminel bolts should be used for extra damage/adrenaline when using crossbows. Nightmare gauntlets and fleeting boots allow for additional mobility while channeling Snipe and Rapid Fire, which is very useful since many of Raksha's attacks require constant movement. Due to his large size, he also takes high damage from the special attack of the Seren godbow, especially in phase 4 when he remains immobile.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadElite sirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic maskElite sirenic mask /
Sirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic maskSirenic mask
Superior Morrigan's coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's coifSuperior Morrigan's coifRefined anima core helm of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of ZamorakRefined anima core helm of ZamorakElite Robin Hood hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Robin Hood hatElite Robin Hood hatPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowl
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Farsight blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight blood necklaceFarsight blood necklaceFarsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklace
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterDefence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence capeCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
BodyElite sirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic hauberkElite sirenic hauberk /
Sirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberk
Superior Morrigan's leather body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather bodySuperior Morrigan's leather bodyRefined anima core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of ZamorakRefined anima core body of ZamorakElite Robin Hood tunic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Robin Hood tunicElite Robin Hood tunicPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix body
LegsElite sirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic chapsElite sirenic chaps /
Sirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic chapsSirenic chaps
Superior Morrigan's leather chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather chapsSuperior Morrigan's leather chapsRefined anima core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of ZamorakRefined anima core legs of ZamorakElite Robin Hood tights.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Robin Hood tightsElite Robin Hood tightsPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chaps
Main handBlightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blightbound crossbowBlightbound crossbowAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowElite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Death Lotus dartElite Death Lotus dartShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaiveAttuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakram
Two-handed weaponSeren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seren godbowSeren godbowEldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbowEldritch crossbowHexhunter bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hexhunter bowHexhunter bowNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowDecimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DecimationDecimation
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakram
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldAttuned crystal deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal deflectorAttuned crystal deflectorEagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl buckler
Ammo/SpellRuby bakriminel bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ruby bakriminel bolts (e)Ruby bakriminel bolts (e) /
Hydrix bakriminel bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Hydrix bakriminel bolts (e)Hydrix bakriminel bolts (e)
Blight bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blight boltsBlight boltsAscension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts /
Araxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrow
Wyvern spines.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern spinesWyvern spinesRoyal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal bolts
GlovesNightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix gloves
FeetEnhanced fleeting boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced fleeting bootsEnhanced fleeting boots /
Fleeting boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fleeting bootsFleeting boots
Flarefrost boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Flarefrost bootsFlarefrost bootsElite ranger boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite ranger bootsElite ranger bootsPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) with
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)(o)Archers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit /
Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)
Archers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ringArchers' ring
AuraReckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless auraSharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sharpshooter auraSharpshooter auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraSupreme invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme invigorate auraSupreme invigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of crueltySuperior scrimshaw of crueltyIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of rangingSuperior scrimshaw of rangingScrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of crueltySign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life /
Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTrimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork helmTrimmed masterwork helmMalevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helm /
Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helm
Superior Statius's full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Statius's full helmSuperior Statius's full helmRefined anima core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of ZarosRefined anima core helm of ZarosTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Brawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceBrawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklace
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeStrength cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strength capeStrength cape / Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence capeCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
BodyTrimmed masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platebodyTrimmed masterwork platebodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirass /
Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebody
Superior Vesta's Chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's ChainbodySuperior Vesta's ChainbodyRefined anima core body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of ZarosRefined anima core body of ZarosTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebody
LegsTrimmed masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platelegsTrimmed masterwork platelegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greaves /
Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegs
Superior Vesta's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's plateskirtSuperior Vesta's plateskirtRefined anima core legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of ZarosRefined anima core legs of ZarosTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs
Main handKhopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of TumekenKhopesh of TumekenDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryElite tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu katanaElite tetsu katanaBlade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of NymoraTetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katana
Two-handed weaponZaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaros godswordZaros godswordNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceAttuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdSuperior Vesta's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's spearSuperior Vesta's spear
Off-hand weaponKhopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of ElidinisKhopesh of ElidinisDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryElite tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu wakizashiElite tetsu wakizashiBlade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of AvaryssTetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu wakizashiTetsu wakizashi
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldAttuned crystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal shieldAttuned crystal shieldChaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshieldDivine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shieldBandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshield
GlovesDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletTrimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork glovesTrimmed masterwork glovesGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesRazorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntlets /
Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves
Torva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves
FeetEnhanced laceration boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced laceration bootsEnhanced laceration boots /
Laceration boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Laceration bootsLaceration boots
Trimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork bootsTrimmed masterwork bootsEmberkeen boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emberkeen bootsEmberkeen boots /
Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork boots
Torva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) with
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)(o)Warrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Warrior ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ringWarrior ring
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraSupreme brawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme brawler auraSupreme brawler auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraSupreme invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme invigorate auraSupreme invigorate auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrismIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of attackSuperior scrimshaw of attackScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadElite tectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tectonic maskElite tectonic mask /
Tectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic maskTectonic mask
Superior Zuriel's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's hoodSuperior Zuriel's hoodRefined anima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of SerenRefined anima core helm of SerenVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus maskAnima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of SerenAnima core helm of Seren
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Arcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklaceArcane stream necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane stream necklaceArcane stream necklace
BackTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejGod capes.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capesGod capeCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeDefence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence capeCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
BodyElite tectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tectonic robe topElite tectonic robe top /
Tectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe topTectonic robe top
Superior Zuriel's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's robe topSuperior Zuriel's robe topRefined anima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of SerenRefined anima core body of SerenVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe topAnima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of SerenAnima core body of Seren
LegsElite tectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tectonic robe bottomElite tectonic robe bottom /
Tectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe bottomTectonic robe bottom
Superior Zuriel's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's robe bottomSuperior Zuriel's robe bottomRefined anima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of SerenRefined anima core legs of SerenVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legsAnima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SerenAnima core legs of Seren
Main handWand of the praesul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the praesulWand of the praesulSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandElite seasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite seasinger kibaElite seasinger kibaWand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir eldersSeasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger kibaSeasinger kiba
Two-handed weaponStaff of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of SliskeStaff of SliskeNoxious staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious staffNoxious staffSuperior Zuriel's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staffObliteration.png: RS3 Inventory image of ObliterationObliterationStaff of darkness.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of darknessStaff of darkness / Camel staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Camel staffCamel staff
Off-hand weaponImperium core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imperium coreImperium coreSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularityElite seasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite seasinger makigaiElite seasinger makigaiOrb of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orb of the Cywir eldersOrb of the Cywir eldersSeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigai
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldAttuned crystal ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wardAttuned crystal wardFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
Ammo/SpellLarge rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large rune pouchLarge rune pouchSmall rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small rune pouchSmall rune pouchTirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4N/AN/A
GlovesSpellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster glovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwrapsDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugation
FeetEnhanced blast diffusion boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced blast diffusion bootsEnhanced blast diffusion boots /
Blast diffusion boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blast diffusion bootsBlast diffusion boots
Hailfire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hailfire bootsHailfire bootsVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsBoots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugationSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) with
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)(o)Seers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Seers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ringSeers' ring
AuraManiacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal auraRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraSupreme invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme invigorate auraSupreme invigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of the elementsSuperior scrimshaw of the elementsIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of magicSuperior scrimshaw of magicScrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of the elementsScrimshaw of the elementsSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Invention perks[edit | edit source]

Using good perks on augmented items through Invention and Ancient invention will greatly increase the damage dealt and thus increase overall profit per hour.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 103, or Invention Invention 86+ with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 103.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Precise 6 1,863,536 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 898,325 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Crackling.png Crackling 4 1,397,172 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless.png Relentless 5 1,397,172 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Absorbative.png Absorbative 4 577,019 for 2 x Ganodermic gloves Absorbative gives a 20% chance of reducing damage by 5% per rank.
Mobile.png Venomblood.png Mobile + Venomblood 397,319 for 100 x Powerburst of vitality (4) Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Venomblood makes you immune from all poison-damage.
Total cost per set 6,340,406

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 99 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,863,536 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 898,325 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Mobile.png Biting 2 + Mobile 2,255,895 for 84 x Huge blunt adamant salvage Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 3 5,401,098 for 3 x Hand cannon and 1 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Devoted.png Impatient 4 + Devoted 4
(Devoted is optional)
2,122,325 for 0.2 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,391,396 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Devoted has a chance each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,572,119 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 18,504,692

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,169,129 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Planted Feet 4,807,020 for 0.5 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+) The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,841,003 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,585,773 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 54,941,999 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) After dealing 50,000 damage, create an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 4 56,470,329 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow (level 9+) Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Relentless.png Crackling.png Relentless 5 + Crackling 4 24,555,514 for 9 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Mobile.png Impatient 4 + Mobile 12,993,720 for 1.5 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,391,396 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,572,119 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 156,510,848

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,169,129 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Aftershock.png Planted Feet + Aftershock 1 25,011,786 for 0.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
and 1 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+)
The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,841,003 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Precise.png Ruthless.png Precise 6 + Ruthless 1 24,870,717 for 1.5 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+), 1.5 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Ruthless increases damage output by 0.5% per rank for 20 seconds whenever an enemy is killed.
Aftershock.png Equilibrium.png Aftershock 4 + Equilibrium 2 164,862,366 for 4.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Total cost per weapon 189,733,082

Cape perks[edit source]

If players own a max cape and/or the Anachronia cape stand, the following capes have the best passive perks for this activity:

Skillcape Combat styles Perk category Perk
Defence cape (t).png Defence cape All Lifesaving ability The cape's perk provides the effects of a sign of life once an hour.
Ranged cape (t).png Ranged cape Ranged only Damage enhancement Increases the special effect chance of ranged ammunition by 20%.
Strength cape (t).png Strength cape Melee only Damage enhancement Causes Dismember's damage over time to last an extra 3.6 seconds
(displayed as 2 seconds on the tooltip).
Constitution cape (t).png Constitution cape All Health regeneration Doubles base life point regeneration to 0.2% every 6 seconds, and allows regeneration during combat (stacks with Fortitude.)

Archaeology relics[edit source]

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 97. The set below provides 500 more life points, increased damage based on missing life points and increased adrenaline gain.

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 120 and Mysterious City mystery. The set below provides damage reduction, increased damage based on missing hp, and increased adrenaline gain.

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 98. The set below provides more adrenaline, prevents adrenaline drain between phases, and provides permanent LOTD (eliminates ring switching).

Phase Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

During this phase, Raksha uses autoattacks, the tail whip/charge, the shadow bomb, and if the phase lasts long enough, magical shockwaves. Mitigate them with prayer and available defensives, including movement abilities when appropriate.

Although shadow anima pools will appear with every tail sweep/charge attack, Raksha will not siphon from them until the Shadow Blast mechanic is initiated. If the player(s) can deal enough damage to end the phase quickly, they can be ignored during this phase.

Shadow bombs during this phase will only strike once, and will be sent against both players in duo encounters.

In duo encounters, there should be a designated tank who if possible, should have Raksha facing back from the DPS so Flanking may be used. This person will also use Provoke and Incite to minimise the chances of Raksha aggro'ing the DPS player.

Attack rotation:

Phase 1 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge Shadow pools 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge Shadow pools 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Shadow blast 4 Auto-attacks

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

This phase begins when Raksha reaches 600,000 health in solo encounters, or 1,200,000 in duo encounters.

A message will occasionally appear on the screen stating Raksha begins to poison your mind with shadow energy., where Raksha will spawn a number of shadow orbs around the player and begin charging an explosive attack. By default, two orbs appear, but caps at four based on how much anima he has absorbed. The player is prevented from moving from their location until all orbs are dispelled, each one dealing around 600 soft typeless damage each per tick; Freedom has no effect on this and does not allow them to move. When all the visions are dispelled, players are informed with the message You expel the poisonous shadow energy from your mind. Around 7-8 seconds after starting this attack, Raksha will roar and absorb any remaining orbs that the player did not dispel, dealing 3,000 soft typeless damage for each orb he recalled.

In addition, the number of shadow bombs launched is increased based on the percentage of shadow anima Raksha has absorbed. By default, it is increased to three, but an additional orb will be launched for every 25% anima absorbed, capping at seven. Raksha will also yell FLEE, INSECT. and a message will appear stating Raksha begins to bombard you with shadow bombs. Watch out! when this attack is initiated. In duo encounters, this is only applied to the player he is focused on; the other player does not get any orbs. It is still important to place the orbs in a position that the resulting gas cloud can be safely avoided as they can easily kill players in seconds if placed carelessly.

As with the previous phase, Raksha will only siphon from the pools when he initiates the Shadow Blast attack. It is still recommended to clear all pools before starting the next phase. If the player's DPS is lacking, begin applying Storm Shards during this phase.

Attack rotation:

Phase 2 4 Auto-attacks Poison mind 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge 4 Auto-attacks Shadow blast 4 Auto-attacks

Phase 3[edit | edit source]

This phase begins when Raksha reaches 400,000 health in solo encounters, or 800,000 in duo encounters.

When the phase begins, the message Raksha anchors you to the shadows. will appear; this summons one shadow manifestation for each player in the arena, but their aggression is completely random in duo encounters.

These are level 160 with 10,000 health, behaving the same way as their real counterparts on the surface of Anachronia. Although apparently harmless, it is recommended to kill them off as soon as they spawn, as their attacks will drain combat stats by 3 if not overloaded, or shortening overload's duration if applied. If they last too long, they will also perform a frenzy attack that hits five times, each of these hits applying a single stack of armour break.

Along with the appearance of the shadow manifestation, Raksha will begin to siphon the shadow anima at a much faster rate. Destroy all of the pools as soon as the shadow anchor message appears, as Raksha will quickly siphon from the pools before initiating the first poison mind attack. It is important not to mess up any Bladed Dive attacks on the pools as doing so will greatly impede kill times as Raksha significantly empowers himself from the pools.

In duo encounters, one player should tackle the northern set of pools while the other deals with the southern set. This allows them to quickly return back to attacking Raksha once the pools have been destroyed.

After the first tail sweep/charge attack, Raksha will begin siphoning from the pools after his poison mind/shadow bomb attack concludes. This allows players some extra time to damage Raksha before he siphons again, but the phase should end before the second poison mind attack.

Attack rotation:

Phase 3 4 Auto-attacks Poison mind 4 Auto-attacks Shadow bomb 4 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Charge

Phase 4[edit | edit source]

This phase begins when Raksha reaches 200,000 health in solo encounters, or 400,000 in duo encounters.

At the start of this phase, the Keeper will instruct the player(s) to run into the antechamber as the shadow becomes too overwhelming in the oubliette. Any shadow manifestations in the oubliette will automatically die off. Although additional shadow anima pools will form in the oubliette during the phase, Raksha cannot siphon from them.

Raksha will pursue the player(s) in the process, only for the Keeper to activate a holding field to trap Raksha inside, which also causes four hydraulic posts to appear in the corners. These posts will block player sight (preventing the use of abilities if diagonally across from them), but Raksha will still be able to attack players. He will become enraged by the deception and heal himself back to phase 3's initial starting health, meaning that he begins with 400,000 or 800,000 life points in this phase. Raksha is immune to damage for a second just as the phase starts; this damage immunity lifts once he has healed up.

Raksha becomes a 5x5 monster that cannot be walked through and discards most of his special attacks, retaining only his tail sweep and shadow bomb mechanics for the remainder of the fight. He will perform either of these mechanics after every two auto-attacks; the tail swipe is used if his target is within range (directly next to a post at max range), or a shadow bomb if his target is more than two tiles away from the posts. Because the shadow bomb will outpace the cooldown of both Freedom and Anticipation, it is highly recommended to stay close to Raksha whenever possible so that he will always use his tail swipe instead of launching shadow bombs. The combination of both a prayer-disabling shadow bomb and one of Raksha's auto-attacks will deal massive, if not outright fatal damage, especially if he has been empowered.

In duo encounters, the shadow bomb is only launched if Raksha's primary target is not within range to perform a tail sweep, which reverts back to its phase 1 state, stunning both players if launched. Therefore, the base tank should always ensure that Raksha never focuses on the DPS player to minimise the chances of this occurring.

Because Raksha turns into a 5x5 blocked monster, this means that all five hits of the seren godbow's special will always hit him when the first arrow hits. Despite Raksha's increased affinity, he will need to have an affinity stack of 3 or higher or a ranged body switch in order for the special to hit him with acceptable accuracy. Anguish or Desolation may also be used briefly to increase its damage and accuracy. It is very important to avoid turning around the posts when using the special attack, as doing so will only cause the first hit to register, while the remaining four are nulled because the player cannot "see" Raksha.

Attack rotation:

Phase 4 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Erebus Charge Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb 2 Auto-attacks Tail sweep / Shadow bomb

Raksha also gains a new special attack during this phase: Erebus Charge, indicated by him yelling I WILL DRAG YOU INTO EREBUS.. See the Attacks section for more information on the mechanics of this attack as well as how to counter it.

After countering the mechanic, absorb all of the shadow fragments possible in one go; backtrack only if the fragment(s) are very close to you. While gathering the fragments, make sure to either force Raksha into a tail sweep or have bind immunity against the shadow bomb. With 12 or more fragments absorbed, it will be very easy to hit the damage cap. With optimal gear, Raksha should be subdued before the power wears off.