Deathmatch

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Event information[edit source]

  • Friends Chat – TBD
  • Location – Northeastern part of Edgeville, outside of Deathmatch entrance, World 39
  • Date and time
UTC Pacific Mountain Central Eastern    UK    Europe East Aus
9:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
1:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
2:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
3:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
4:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
9:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
10:00 pm
Sat, 28 Apr
8:00 am
Sun, 29 Apr
The event is over.
  • Requirements: High combat is recommended
  • Drops distribution: Rewards Shop


Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png
This is a safe activity.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

Deathmatch is a safe player versus player minigame that replaced the Crucible. In it, players can fight against up to 29 opponents in an arena, aiming to get as many kills as possible in 10 minutes. Regularly spawning power-ups make the battles more interesting. There are no requirements to participate in this minigame.

The minigame's lobby is an instance shard world and located on a platform above the Crucible arena, accessed through a hatch at the eastern border of Edgeville. It houses a bank chest, a prayer altar, a table with supplies, and a sign-up board used to enter games or purchase rewards. Mandrith, found in Edgeville bank, will also open the reward shop. Based on one's level and combat mode (EoC or Legacy), one may enter an ongoing battle in the arena below using the board any time, or join the queue if no battle is going on.

Gameplay[edit source]

The entrance to the Deathmatch lobby

During the Deathmatch, players are teleported to an arena, and after a countdown, may attack other players. When a player dies they respawn in a bank area with a bank, a prayer altar, and supply of bandages, Deathmatch super restore flasks, and Deathmatch supreme overload salves. Players may then re-enter the arena though a crevice, which transports them to a random exit crevice with a short period of immunity. It is also possible to choose which exit the player wishes to use. Crevices may also be used to enter the bank area from which the player may leave the game at any time. No points would be awarded if a player chooses to leave the game early.

The arena contains power ups to help players in combat; these can be activated by running over them. Players can't grab power ups if they still have immunity. All power ups are lost when the player dies. Regular power ups spawn at set times at the same locations, have relatively short re-spawn times, and are active from the start of a game. These include:

  • Armour - large gold-trimmed power up gives 100 armour and smaller untrimmed power up provides 50 armour. Reduces damage taken from all attack styles: 0-33% damage reduction for the first 100 armour and 33-100% damage reduction for up to a maximum of 200 armour. The power up degrades based on the amount of damage prevented by it.
  • Healing over time - constant healing effect similar to Enhanced Excalibur's special move. It heals 10% of the player's maximum life points every 3 seconds for 45 seconds.

Super power ups are more powerful but have variable and longer respawn times (between 2.5-3.5 minutes) and are not active from the start of the game. Players are notified when a super power up spawns. Super power ups include:

  • Overpowered - causes all the player's attacks to have quadruple damage for 45 seconds.
  • Cabbage time - replaces all food in other players' inventories into cabbage for 20 seconds. Eating cabbage does not use up the player's food and their food is returned to them after 20 seconds is up.
  • Chicken army - for every successful hit with the power up, a level 198 chicken spawns and attacks the opponent. The chickens ignore the combat immunity period. The chickens continue to be spawned up to a maximum of 10. The power up lasts for 45 seconds.

At the halftime, if there are more than 20 players in the arena, an essence of death will spawn in the area, informing all players. Being close to the essence fills up a bar visible above players' heads. The first player to fill their bar becomes the Supreme Hunter. Killing another player near the essence grants you half of their bar. The Supreme Hunter gains supreme weapons (Annihilation, Decimation, and Obliteration) (food or potions will be banked if the player's inventory is full) with a special attack called Supreme Defenders. This special attack requires 100% adrenaline and summons 10 souls to fight alongside the Supreme Hunter. Additionally, the Supreme Hunter receives 10% damage reduction for each soul that they have active. The souls ignore the combat immunity period.

Equipment[edit source]

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus mask / Anima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of SerenAnima core helm of SerenSuperior void knight mage helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight mage helmSuperior void knight mage helmHood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugationSeasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's hoodSeasinger's hoodGanodermic visor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic visorGanodermic visor / Ahrim's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's hoodAhrim's hood
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsArcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklace / Arcane stream necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane stream necklaceArcane stream necklaceReaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hissAmulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejGuthix cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthix capeGuthix capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeDefence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape / Ardougne cloak 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ardougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 4
BodyVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe top / Anima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of SerenAnima core body of SerenGarb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugationSeasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe topSeasinger's robe topGanodermic poncho.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic ponchoGanodermic poncho / Ahrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's robe topN/A
LegsVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legs / Anima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SerenAnima core legs of SerenGown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugationSeasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe bottomSeasinger's robe bottomGanodermic leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic leggingsGanodermic leggings / Ahrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirtN/A
Main handSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandWand 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 kibaAttuned crystal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wandAttuned crystal wand / Virtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wandAbyssal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal wandAbyssal wand
Two-handed weaponNoxious staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious staffNoxious staffCamel staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Camel staffCamel staff / Staff of darkness.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of darknessStaff of darknessAttuned crystal staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staff / Chaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaffStaff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of light
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularitySeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigaiAttuned crystal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal orbAttuned crystal orb / Virtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus bookAbyssal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal orbAbyssal orbN/A
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield / Dragonfire ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire wardDragonfire wardWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwraps / Virtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesSuperior void knight gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight glovesSuperior void knight gloves / Spellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10Static gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic gloves
FeetVirtus 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 bootsRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire boots / Ganodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchSeers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ringSeers' ring + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
AuraRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy aura / Maniacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserk blood essenceBerserk blood essence without Overload (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload (4)Overload (4)Illuminated Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of LawIlluminated Book of Law / Armadyl's Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl's Book of LawArmadyl's Book of LawSign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death / Sign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of lifeN/AN/A

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadPernix cowl / Anima core helm of ZamorakSuperior void knight ranger helmArmadyl helmetDeath Lotus hoodKaril's coif
NeckAmulet of soulsFarsight blood necklace / Farsight sniper necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's murmurAmulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury / Amulet of rangingDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-XilMax capeAva's alerterSkillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
BodyPernix body / Anima core body of ZamorakSuperior elite void knight topArmadyl chestplateDeath Lotus chestplateKaril's top
LegsPernix body / Anima core legs of ZamorakSuperior elite void knight robeArmadyl chainskirtDeath Lotus chapsKaril's skirt
Main handAscension crossbowShadow glaiveDeath Lotus dartChaotic crossbowArmadyl crossbow / Energised arm cannon
Two-handed weaponNoxious longbowWyvern crossbow / StrykebowAttuned crystal bowZaryte bow / Royal crossbowHand cannon
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Ascension crossbowOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow / Off-hand energised arm cannon
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldStrykebow / Dark bowElysian spirit shieldDragonfire deflector
GlovesNightmare gauntletsSuperior void knight glovesPernix gloves / Swift glovesCulinaromancer's gloves 10Tracking gloves
FeetPernix bootsArmadyl bootsSilverhawk bootsGlaiven bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switchRing of death + Ring of Vigour switchSixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switchArchers' ring + Ring of Vigour switch
AuraSharpshooter aura / Reckless auraDark magic auraInspiration auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence without OverloadsIlluminated god book / God bookSign of death / Sign of lifeN/AN/A

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTorva full helm / Anima core helm of ZarosSuperior void knight melee helmBandos helmetTetsu helmMelee Barrows helmet
NeckAmulet of soulsBrawler's blood necklace / Brawler's knockout necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's whisperAmulet of fury (t) / Amulet of furyDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist capeTokHaar-KalMax capeFire capeSkillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
BodyMalevolent cuirass / Superior elite void knight topTorva platebody / Anima core body of ZarosBandos chestplateTetsu bodyMelee Barrows body
LegsTorva platelegs / Anima core legs of ZarosSuperior elite void knight robeBandos tassetsTetsu legsMelee Barrows legs
Main handMain hand Drygore weaponBlade of NymoraTetsu katanaMain hand Chaotic weaponKorasi's sword / Abyssal vine whip
Two-handed weaponNoxious scytheDragon Rider lanceMizuyari / Attuned crystal halberdTwo-handed Chaotic weapon / Sunspear (melee)God sword
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Drygore weaponBlade of AvaryssTetsu wakizashiOff-hand Chaotic weaponJessika's sword
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshieldChaotic kiteshieldDivine spirit shieldDragonfire shieldBandos warshield
GlovesRazorback gauntlets / Torva glovesSuperior void knight gloves / Goliath glovesBandos gauntletsCulinaromancer's gloves 10Pneumatic gloves
FeetTorva bootsBandos bootsSilverhawk bootsSteadfast bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switchRing of death + Ring of Vigour switchSixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switchWarrior ring + Ring of Vigour switch
AuraBrawler aura / Berserker auraDark magic auraInspiration auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence without OverloadsIlluminated god book / God bookSign of death / Sign of lifeN/AN/A

Rewards[edit source]

At the end of the game players earn reward points depending on how well they fought. For each death the opponent dealing the most damage is awarded a kill, and those dealing damage over a threshold earn an assist. Points can be used to buy mostly untradeable rewards relevant to entry-level player killing.

Reward DM points Description
Miscellaneous
Wilderness slayer xp enhancer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wilderness slayer xp enhancer Wilderness slayer xp enhancer 100 Increased slayer experience in the Wilderness and Chaos Tunnels for your current assignment
Small rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small rune pouch Small rune pouch 600 Holds up to 16,000 of two types of runes. Held in inventory.
Paddewwa teleport (item).png: RS3 Inventory image of Paddewwa teleport (item) Unlock ancient teletabs 300 Unlock the ability to make ancient teleport tablets in the POH.
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Revenant drop enhancer Revenant drop enhancer 200 Increases the chance to get ancient warrior gear from revenants
Ogre flask (empty).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ogre flask (empty) Ogre flask (empty) 100 Holds one dose of one of the Oo'glog pools. Destroyed on use.
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Preserved meat Preserved meat × 20 100 20 meat that heals up to 2200 life points
Deathmatch title scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathmatch title scroll Deathmatch title scroll 600 Unlock one of the Deathmatch titles. Useable everywhere.
Deathmatch taunt scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathmatch taunt scroll Deathmatch taunt scroll 200 Unlock one of the Deathmatch death taunts. Useable everywhere.
Bounty Teleport icon.png Bounty Teleport 100 Allows you to teleport to your Bounty in the Wilderness
Gear
Superior rock-shell armour set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior rock-shell armour set Superior rock-shell armour set 300 Untradeable level 65 melee armour consisting of five pieces that degrades to dust
Superior spined armour set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior spined armour set Superior spined armour set 300 Untradeable level 65 ranged armour consisting of five pieces that degrades to dust
Superior skeletal armour set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior skeletal armour set Superior skeletal armour set 300 Untradeable level 65 magic armour consisting of five pieces that degrades to dust
Supreme hunter's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme hunter's helm Supreme hunter's helm 1,500 Cosmetic helmet, requires you to have been the Supreme Champion to buy.
Corrupt rogue gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupt rogue gloves Corrupt rogue gloves 300 An untradeable pair of tier 60 power-hybrid gloves that provide a life point boost of 50, tier 40 armour, and tier 45 power armour strength. All existing rogue gloves converted to these on release.
Nasty rogue gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nasty rogue gloves Nasty rogue gloves 300 Must have bought corrupt rogue gloves. An untradeable pair of tier 65 power-hybrid gloves that provide a life point boost of 100, tier 45 armour, and tier 50 power armour strength.
Malicious rogue gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malicious rogue gloves Malicious rogue gloves 300 Must have bought Nasty rogue gloves. An untradeable pair of tier 70 power-hybrid gloves that provide a life point boost of 150, tier 50 armour, and tier 55 power armour strength.
Loathsome rogue gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Loathsome rogue gloves Loathsome rogue gloves 300 Must have bought malicious rogue gloves. An untradeable pair of tier 75 power-hybrid gloves that provide a life point boost of 200, tier 55 armour, and tier 60 power armour strength.
Atrocious rogue gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Atrocious rogue gloves Atrocious rogue gloves 600 Must have bought loathsome rogue gloves. An untradeable pair of tier 80 power-hybrid gloves that provide a life point boost of 250, tier 60 armour, and tier 65 power armour strength.