Nex

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Event information[edit source]

  • Friends Chat – RobbotRS
  • LocationAncient Prison lobby, world 117
  • Date and time
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8:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
12:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
1:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
2:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
3:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
8:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
9:00 pm
Sat, 11 Apr
7:00 am
Sun, 12 Apr
The event is over.
  • Requirements:
    • A frozen key.png: RS3 Inventory image of frozen keyfrozen key (in turn requiring 70 Strength, 70 Ranged, 70 Agility, 70 Constitution)
    • Level 85+ combat skills are recommended
    • Highly recommended: Ancient ceremonial robes set to bypass 40kc requirement
    • Highly recommended: Shard of Zaros to prevent Zaros faction NPCs from being aggressive
  • Drops distribution: Coinshare


Skull.png
This is a dangerous activity.
If you die, you will lose your items and will need to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Nex is the powerful general of Zaros, imprisoned in the back of the God Wars Dungeon. Nex's prison requires a frozen key to enter, giving her an implicit requirement of level 70 in Agility, Constitution, Ranged, and Strength.

Kick warning[edit source]

During her blood phase (covered in more detail below), Nex has the ability to heal from attacks used on her; listen to ranks when they call for you not to attack; they will say "Off". Participants who attack when told not to will be warned, and, if they ignore those warnings, they will be kicked.

Equipment[edit source]

Because of Nex's uses of deflection curses, at least 2 styles will be needed to effectively fight her. Hybrid armour is the best option, as it will allow you to switch styles without affecting your accuracy. You may bring multiple sets of armour to switch between, however it should not be necessary to do so in Events Team masses. Ranged armour should be avoided as if Nex switches targets to someone with a weakness to melee, she will focus on meleeing them and staying in melee distance. This behaviour will persist through to her next target until her next special attack.

This table below covers briefly the best equipment to bring. Note that void will only work with 3 pieces and a helmet; you should also bring a helmet for each style you are using.

Weapons are not covered in depth because there are too many available combinations. You should bring your best weapons for 2 styles. Dual-wield versus 2-handed is not pertinent here; it is your personal choice for which to use.

Magic boots are listed above hybrid boots because they will increase your melee defence (and make Nex less likely to move in to melee you should she abruptly switch targets) without significantly affecting your accuracy for the other 2 styles.

Gear[edit source]

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVirtus mask / Anima core helm of SerenSuperior void knight mage helmHood of subjugationSeasinger's hoodGanodermic visor / Ahrim's hood
NeckAmulet of soulsArcane blood necklace / Arcane stream necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's hissAmulet of fury (t) / Amulet of furyDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-MejGod capeMax capeSkillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
BodyVirtus top / Anima core body of SerenSuperior elite void knight topGarb of subjugationSeasinger's robe topGanodermic poncho / Ahrim's robe top
LegsVirtus robe bottom / Anima core legs of SerenSuperior elite void knight robeGown of subjugationSeasinger's robe bottomGanodermic leggings / Ahrim's robe skirt
Main handSeismic wandWand of the Cywir eldersSeasinger kibaAttuned crystal wand / Virtus wandAbyssal wand
Two-handed weaponNoxious staffCamel staff / Staff of darknessAttuned crystal staff / Chaotic staffArmadyl battlestaffStaff of light
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularitySeasinger makigaiAttuned crystal orb / Virtus bookAbyssal orbN/A
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield / Dragonfire wardWard of subjugation
GlovesCelestial handwraps / Virtus glovesSuperior void knight gloves / Spellcaster glovesGloves of subjugationCulinaromancer's gloves 10Static gloves
FeetVirtus bootsBoots of subjugationSilverhawk bootsRagefire boots / Ganodermic 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 switchSeers' ring + Ring of Vigour switch
AuraRunic accuracy aura / Maniacal 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 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

The fight[edit source]

Spawn[edit source]

When Nex spawns, she will spawn her mages one by one, in the same order that she uses them: Fumus, Umbra, Cruor, Glacies. During this time, she and her minions are not attackable.

General[edit source]

Please make sure that you do not have Incite active, and that you do not use Provoke on Nex. The Events Team will have an experienced tank who should maintain Nex's focus for the entire fight.

Minions[edit source]

Nex has four mages whose power she absorbs throughout the fight. They are initially protected by a shield, and thus immune to attacks; however, as the fight progresses their shields will drop. They use magic attacks attuned to their element. They are also immune to all magic attacks. Either ranged or melee will have to be used to kill them, with the former being slightly more accurate. There is a heavy damage cap on both styles, so even several people attacking the same mage may not bring them down right away.

Minion Element Corner Minion Element Corner
Fumus.png Fumus Smoke North-west Umbra.png Umbra Shadow North-east
Minion Element Corner Minion Element Corner
Glacies.png Glacies Ice South-west Cruor.png Cruor Blood South-east

Nex's cursers[edit source]

Nex can use deflection curses on occasion that will completely negate damage and deflect half of it back to the player. Her deflection curse will also show in the colour of her wings:

Curse None / Soul Split Melee Magic Ranged
Color Red Orange Blue Green
Image Nex.png Nex (melee).png Nex (magic).png Nex (ranged).png

Nex can use either deflect magic or deflect ranged at any time throughout the fight. The deflection curse she has access to will start with deflect magic and alternate every kill.

Nex can only use deflect melee on her final phase. She will still have access to her other deflect curse on this phase too.

Smoke phase[edit source]

After she summons all four of her mages, she will say "Fill my soul with smoke!". At this point, the fight begins and she will begin attacking. The event's tank will use provoke, so Nex can only use magic to attack everyone else. During this phase, you should be using protect from magic.

Attacks:

Melee attack
Nex's basic melee attack that she has on every phase, this will only target the tank.
Magic attack
Nex will fire a magic attack that hits every player in her range. It can hit upwards of 2,500 damage and has the ability to inflict poison.
Drag
This attack will pull a random combatant towards Nex, stunning them and turning off their protection prayers. The stun can be protected against with anticipation and cleared with freedom. Nothing can stop the drag or the prayer disabling.
Virus
Nex will say "Let the virus flow through you!" and her target will begin coughing. This effect is spread to adjacent players. For the most part, this attack can be ignored in Event Team masses.
No Escape
Nex will say "There is..." and then teleport to a random path on the center symbol before charging down that path. This attack cannot be avoided if you are caught in it, and it can hit upwards of 5,000 damage. The safest course of action is to use surge or escape to get out of the center symbol as soon as Nex says "There is...".

When Nex is reduced to 160,000 life points, Nex will say "Fumus, don't fail me!", Fumus's shield will drop, and Nex will become invulnerable. At this time, you should head to the north-west corner of the room to kill Fumus.

Shadow[edit source]

After Fumus is killed, Nex will say "Darken my shadow!", absorbing the powers of Umbra. During this phase, the room will grow dark, and Nex will switch to ranged attacks. As such, you should be praying protect from ranged. Standing near Nex is dangerous, so melee users will have to employ a hit-and-run tactic; i.e. attack Nex with 1 or 2 abilities, then run at least 1 square away before attacking again.

Attacks:

Melee attack
Nex's basic melee attack that she has on every phase, this will only target the tank. This will likely not be used, as the tank will not be within melee range.
Ranged attack
Nex will fire a ranged attack at all players in her range. It can hit upwards of 2,500 damage.
Darkness
Nex will say "Embrace darkness!" then spin around in the air, and the room will darken. This attack does not deal any damage, and its only purpose is to activate the effect that damages players who stand close to her for too long.
Shadow bombs
Nex will say "Fear the shadow!" and a dark shadow will spawn under every player in her range. Shortly thereafter, the shadows will erupt, hitting upwards of 4,500 typeless damage. The best course of action is to step onto a square without a shadow as soon as a shadow spawns under you. After the shadow erupts, the graphics will persist; however, they will deal no damage, so they can be safely stepped on.

When Nex is reduced to 120,000 life points, Nex will say "Umbra, don't fail me!", Umbra's shield will drop, and Nex will become invulnerable. At this time, you should head to the north-east corner of the room to kill Umbra.

Blood[edit source]

After Umbra is killed, Nex will say "Flood my lungs with blood!", absorbing the powers of Cruor. For this phase, Nex will switch back to magic attacks (and she will use no more ranged attacks for the rest of the fight). As such, you should be praying protect from magic. Nex's first attack will be her siphon, so you should not be attacking Nex immediately after Umbra has been killed. During this phase, attacks that cause a bleed effect should not be used, as they will heal Nex instead of damaging her. These abilities are:

Ranged
Magic
Melee

Attacks:

Melee attack
Nex's basic melee attack that she has on every phase, this will only target the tank.
Magic attack
Nex will fire a magic attack at a random target (usually the tank). It can hit upwards of 2,500 damage and will heal Nex for a percentage of the damage hit.
Siphon
Nex will say "A siphon will solve this!" and begin to glow white. Two blood reavers will also spawn. The reavers can be ignored. While Nex is glowing white no one except for the tank should be attacking her. All attacks that land damage will heal Nex for the amount that they would have damaged her. This is the first attack that Nex will use on her blood phase; so after Umbra has been killed, no one should attack Nex.
Sacrifice
Nex will say "I demand a blood sacrifice!" and target a random player in her range. Her target will turn red. If her target is too close to her (within 7 squares), she will deal damage equal to 10% of your maximum life points, and heal for 100% of your maximum life points. For example, if you have a maximum of 8,600 life points and are hit by this attack, you will be dealt 860 damage, and Nex will heal for 8,600 life points. Surge and Escape are useful abilities for avoiding this attack.

When Nex is reduced to 80,000 life points, Nex will say "Cruor, don't fail me!", Cruor's shield will drop, and Nex will become invulnerable. At this time, you should head to the south-east corner of the room to kill Cruor.

Ice[edit source]

After Cruor is killed, Nex will say "Infuse me with the power of ice!", absorbing the powers of Glacies. For this phase, Nex will still be using magic attacks. As such, you should be praying protect from magic.

Attacks:

Melee attack
Nex's basic melee attack that she has on every phase, this will only target the tank.
Magic attack
Nex will fire a magic attack that hits every player in her range. It can hit upwards of 2,500 damage and will significantly drain your prayer points.
Prison
Nex will say "Die now, in a prison of ice!" and encase her target in a prison. This will almost always be the event's tank. When it is the tank, you should ignore the prison unless the tank says "Free". If the tank says free, rapidly click one of the icicles until it is broken. If the target of the prison attack is not the tank, you should immediately attack the icicles. If the target of the prison attack is you, cast freedom and heal up as much as possible (at least 8,000 life points) just in case other participants fail to free you. Note that attacking an icicle does not guarantee it will break. The tank is responsible for keeping Nex focused on them so that they are always the one imprisoned; however, it is possible (albeit rare) for her to randomly switch targets before using the attack. This most often happens when she switches phases at the same time she begins to siphon.
Containment
Nex will say "Contain this!" and slam her fist into the ground, spawning 4 icicles around her. This can hit upwards of 3,500 damage. This attack will also spawn up to 3 icicle trails that home in on a target and that can hit anything in their path; they can hit upwards of 2,300 damage. The best course of action is to move away from Nex as soon as she says "Contain this!". If you are using magic or ranged, you should try to stay out of range of this attack at all times, and if you are, can stay in place.

When Nex is reduced to 40,000 life points, Nex will say "Glacies, don't fail me!", Glacies' shield will drop, and Nex will become invulnerable. At this time, you should head to the south-west corner of the room to kill Glacies.

Zaros[edit source]

After Glacies is killed, Nex will say "NOW, THE POWER OF ZAROS!", and enter a berserk mode. For this phase, Nex will still be using magic attacks; however, they will be much more powerful. As such, you should be praying protect from magic.

Attacks:

Melee attack
A more powerful version of Nex's basic melee attack that she has on every phase. This will only target the tank; however, it can hit any player in front of or to the side of Nex. This attack can hit upwards of 2,500.
Magic attack
Nex will fire a magic attack that hits every player in her range. It can hit upwards of 5,000 damage and will significantly drain your prayer points. Being significantly more powerful than her other magic attacks, it is extremely important to have prayer on. Casting Devotion can be very helpful here to completely negate the damage.
Soul split
Nex has the ability to use Soul Split, and it will make her attacks heal her for 2,500 damage.
Melee deflect
Nex's most common deflection curse during her final phase is protect from melee. It works the same as her deflect ranged and deflect magic curses, which, by the way, she can use here too (albeit much less often).

When Nex is reduced to 0 life points, she will say "Taste my wrath!", firing one last attack by activating Wrath. You should immediately run at least 5 squares away to be safely out of this attacks range. Her wrath attack can hit upwards of 4,000 typeless damage.

TL;DR[edit source]

A very succinct version of the strategy can be summed up as:

  • Throughout fight
    • Watch prayer and life points at all times
    • Listen to ranks
    • Pay attention to Nex's deflect curse
  1. Smoke
    • Protect from magic
    • Be ready to escape center
    • Fumus is north-west
  2. Shadow
    • Protect from ranged
    • Avoid shadows on floor
    • Avoid staying too close
    • Umbra is north-east
  3. Blood
    • Do not attack at first
    • Do not attack during siphon
    • No bleed abilities
    • Protect from magic
    • Run away if red
    • Cruor is south-east
  4. Ice
    • Protect from magic
    • Run away from contain
    • Only free tank if asked
    • Free everyone else immediately
    • Glacies is south-west
  5. Zaros
    • Protect from magic
    • Don't stand too close to tank
    • Watch deflect curses closely
    • Avoid wrath

Drops[edit source]

The drops will be split using CoinShare, so all ancient equipment will be split into shards. In addition to these, there are a few other valuable drops, all of which may be kept by the participant who receives it. If a CoinShare drop is received, it will be split into 120 shards of the respective type, divide evenly amongst every participant.

All other drops will be split evenly amongst 4 or 5 players via the LootShare system, with the number of players getting a split depending on the drop. For example, if Nex dropped 375 magic logs, this would be partitioned into 5 sets of 75 magic logs each. The LootShare system will distribute these 5 sets to players in the room, favouring those with higher LootShare potential. It is possible for a single player to receive more than one, or even all of the 4 or 5 sets of drops. The only drops that are not separated into 4 or 5 groups are unique Nex items, which are only dropped 1 at a time (these will be split with CoinShare anyway), and the rare drop table, which is 2 sets of drops.

For a full list of Nex's drops, see Nex#Drops.

CoinShare drops
Item Value Shard Value
Torva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helm Torva full helm 52,831,408 Torva full helm shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helm shard 10,825
Torva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebody Torva platebody 129,600,146 Torva platebody shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebody shard 207,482
Torva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegs Torva platelegs 77,526,420 Torva platelegs shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegs shard 130,005
Torva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva boots Torva boots 25,195,511 Torva boots shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva boots shard 80,008
Torva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva gloves Torva gloves 25,523,673 Torva gloves shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva gloves shard 49,430
Pernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowl Pernix cowl 10,921,286 Pernix cowl shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowl shard 5,470
Pernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix body Pernix body 29,703,520 Pernix body shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix body shard 145,108
Pernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chaps Pernix chaps 17,240,436 Pernix chaps shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chaps shard 95,542
Pernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix boots Pernix boots 5,405,378 Pernix boots shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix boots shard 43,119
Pernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix gloves Pernix gloves 5,576,598 Pernix gloves shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix gloves shard 353
Virtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus mask Virtus mask 13,469,038 Virtus mask shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus mask shard 33,895
Virtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe top Virtus robe top 34,771,524 Virtus robe top shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe top shard 41,837
Virtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legs Virtus robe legs 20,368,893 Virtus robe legs shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legs shard 54,323
Virtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus boots Virtus boots 5,758,814 Virtus boots shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus boots shard 36,807
Virtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus gloves Virtus gloves 5,749,797 Virtus gloves shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus gloves shard 17,815
Virtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wand Virtus wand 6,193,547 Virtus wand shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wand shard 12,509
Virtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus book Virtus book 6,086,607 Virtus book shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus book shard 44,638
Zaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bow Zaryte bow 11,002,476 Zaryte bow shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bow shard 111,073