Rush of Blood

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Not to be confused with Blood Rush.
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This is a safe Distraction and Diversion.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

Rush of Blood is a weekly Slayer-themed combat Distraction and Diversion that can be played in Prifddinas, requiring at least level 85 Slayer and completion of Plague's End. It is run by Morvran Iorwerth, slayer master and former warband leader, and takes place in his dungeon underneath the Iorwerth Clan district. In the D&D, waves of different monsters, drawn from Morvran's assignment list, must be fought and one is given ten minutes to do so.

The activity can be played once a week for a reward book, Slayer experience and monster drops and any number of times for practice for monster drops only. After talking to Morvran to use his dungeon, select either Reward Run or Trial Run. There is a reward chest behind a locked gate. The gate will not open until ten minutes have passed, and will contain a small amount of drops from the monsters defeated, plus a reward book when on a reward run, based on how far the player went.

The timer does not begin until the player passes the barrier. A bank chest is available just outside of the arena, and can be accessed at any time. Doing so will not pause the timer. This means that use of the chest should be judged wisely.

There are four tiers of combat available (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), starting at 85 Slayer and increasing by 5 levels for each tier. Monsters killed during reward runs will give Slayer experience, and have a chance of dropping golden rocks for Slayer and the combat skills.

The Rush of Blood is part of the Iorwerth Clan. Morvran, the Slayer Master, watches over the player throughout the fight and can be seen sitting with what appears to be two hellhounds as pets or guardians.

If the Voice of Seren is active in the Iorwerth district, every monster killed will reward a bit of Slayer experience. If the player enters Rush of Blood with the Voice of Seren active in the Iorwerth district, it will remain for the duration of the minigame, even if the Voice of Seren changes partway through a run.

Suggested setup[edit | edit source]

Morvran (seated).png

Other specific equipment will be needed depending on what mode is selected - see their relevant section below.

Hybrid armour is recommended instead of multiple sets of armour, as changing gear for each wave will take precious time.

Legacy Mode is not recommended as the damage output is too low compared to using abilities.

Familiars such as the steel titan will help clear waves faster. Dreadnips and steel titans cause tormented demons to swap between all 3 combat style protection prayers, allowing players to finish them at a much quicker rate.

Example setups[edit | edit source]

The following setups are examples of what can be used for the lower and higher difficulties. Items may be changed according to your own gear and needs. Any hybrid gear will work well.

Lower tier[edit | edit source]

Dark magic aura.png
Mighty slayer helmet.png
Illuminated Book of Wisdom.png
Obsidian cape.png
Amulet of fury (t).png
Tirannwn quiver 2.png
Abyssal wand.png
Gemstone hauberk.png
Abyssal orb.png
Gemstone greaves.png
Culinaromancer's gloves 10.png
Warpriest of Saradomin boots.png
Asylum surgeon's ring.png
Augmented royal crossbow.pngSunspear (magic).pngDarklight.pngBalmung.png
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4).pngSaradomin brew (4).pngSaradomin brew (4).png
Super antifire (4).pngAggression potion (4).pngGrand ranging potion (6).pngGrand magic potion (6).png
War tortoise pouch.pngEnhanced Excalibur.pngAncient elven ritual shard.pngAir rune.png

Higher tier[edit | edit source]

Reckless aura.png
Refined anima core helm of Sliske.png
Erethdor's grimoire.png
Completionist cape.png
Essence of Finality amulet.png
Tirannwn quiver 4.png
Eldritch crossbow.png
Refined anima core body of Sliske.png
Off-hand slot.png
Refined anima core legs of Sliske.png
Cinderbane gloves.png
Enhanced fleeting boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Augmented noxious staff.pngAugmented noxious scythe.pngWeapon poison++ (4).pngRing of vigour.png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSaradomin brew flask (6).pngSaradomin brew flask (6).png
Elder overload salve (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngRocktail.png
Binding contract (ripper demon).pngRipper Demon scroll (Death From Above).pngUshabti.pngLarge rune pouch.png

Checklists[edit | edit source]

All difficulties[edit | edit source]

Item Notes
2-3 attack styles Useful for all difficulties due to monster weaknesses or necessity, e.g. Aviansies, Tormented demons, Ice strykewyrms.
Hybrid armour You should be switching between at least 2 styles at some points. Superior elite Void Knight equipment, Warpriest Armour or Anima Core of Sliske work well.
Reaper necklace Accuracy buff helps for monsters like Airut.
Damage-enhancing aura Speeds up rounds, more worthwhile if going for a title or doing two instances of Rush of Blood after resetting with a Distraction & Diversion reset token (weekly). Equilibrium and Dark magic are hybrid and last 60 minutes. Berserker auras for magic, melee, or ranged last 30 minutes, though magic is usually the most commonly used style.
Luck of the Dwarves Helps improve drops received in the chest. Otherwise the Asylum surgeon's ring is recommended.
Overload Any stat boosting potions help significantly. Overload salve or Supreme overload salves, if available, cover everything present in this activity.
Super prayer renewal potion Replenishes prayer points upon drinking, and over time for 6 minutes. Not necessary if using Holy overload potion or Brightfire potion or Overload salve or Supreme overload salves.
Super antifire Dragons appear in all difficulties. Not necessary if using Brightfire potion or Overload salve or Supreme overload salves.
Weapon poison++ Helps speed up rounds. Not necessary if using Cinderbane gloves.
Aggression potion Helps speed up rounds, especially in the lower difficulties with the weaker unaggressive monsters.
Enhanced Excalibur Free heals every 5 minutes, a staple in all PvM situations.
Planted Feet switch An item perked with Planted Feet makes the Sunshine and Death's swiftness abilities last longer when the item is worn upon ability activation.
Ring of vigour switch Saves 10% adrenaline upon activation of an ultimate ability when worn. Used as a switch during ultimate ability activation only, and often with the Planted Feet switch above.
Dreadnips Useful for anything that takes more than a few hits, like Tormented demons or Airut. Dreadnips of an alternate style to your weapon are useful for Tormented demons.
Steel titan and scrolls Speeds up rounds, also helps make Tormented demons switch prayers because the steel titan mostly uses ranged.
Ushabtis For catching souls of different monsters to add to the Slayer Codex or your own slayer dungeon in the Sunken Pyramid.
Large rune pouch Saves inventory space, holds 3 types of runes. Not necessary, but extremely useful to have for PvM in general. Currently costs 19,887,541.

Slayer Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Difficulty Necessary Notes
Slayer helmet All No Useful when on task for monsters such as Tormented demons, Airut, Kal'gerion demons, etc.
Rush of blood damage enhancer Platinum No 10% damage boost, obtainable from the Motherlode Maw, using shards, and focusing an Unfocused damage enhancer. Would only recommend if you have them and you're going for a record on Platinum.
Fire cape Gold, Platinum Yes Necessary for Ice strykewyrms, can be replaced by any TokHaar-Kal unless the ability to fight them without a special cape is learned from a Slayer Master.
Fire spells Gold, Platinum No Deals double damage for Ice strykewyrms and 50% extra damage for glacors.
Blood spells Gold, Platinum No Deals double damage to Muspahs and counts as a fire spell for glacors, Ice strykewyrms, Automaton Guardians, etc. Not necessary but often useful.
Balmung Bronze, Gold No Useful for Dagannoths, more so if upgraded. Not necessary since Dagannoths tend to be weak, especially with a high-tier weapon.
Sunspear Bronze, Silver, Gold Yes Necessary for Vyrewatch, can use Blisterwood weapons or the Ivandis flail but they're less effective.
Darklight Gold, Platinum Yes Necessary for dropping the shields of Tormented demons unless you bring Holy Waters. Also useful for Kal'gerion demons
Holy water Gold, Platinum No Useful for dropping the shields of Tormented demons.
Neem oil Gold, Platinum No Can negate the toxic fungus of Ganodermic creatures, but it's very trivial when using Soul Split.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Monsters that are normally aggressive outside of this D&D will be aggressive here as well. Monsters for each wave are selected randomly from a set of possibilities listed below.

Some of the challenges will require some quests in order to access, due to the monsters faced in those waves.

Bronze[edit | edit source]

Requires level 85 Slayer and completion of the Legacy of Seergaze quest.

Recommended for all possible foes:

Monsters fought in waves 1-10:

Monsters fought in waves 11 and beyond:

Silver[edit | edit source]

Requires level 90 Slayer and completion of the Legacy of Seergaze quest.

Recommended for all possible foes:

Monsters fought in waves 1-5 are the same as in bronze challenge waves 1-10.

Monsters fought in waves 6-10 are the same as in bronze challenge waves 11 and beyond.

Monsters fought in waves 11 and beyond:

Gold[edit | edit source]

Requires level 95 Slayer, level 90 Dungeoneering, and completion of the Blood Runs Deep, The Branches of Darkmeyer, The Chosen Commander, The Elder Kiln, Fate of the Gods, The Firemaker's Curse, One of a KindRitual of the Mahjarrat, The Void Stares Back, and The World Wakes quests.

Recommended for all possible foes:

Monsters fought in waves 1-5 are the same as in bronze challenge waves 11 and beyond.

Monsters fought in waves 6-10 are the same as in silver challenge waves 11 and beyond.

Monsters fought in waves 11 and beyond:

Platinum[edit | edit source]

Requires level 99 slayer, 90 Dungeoneering, ability to kill Ice strykewyrms, and completion of the The Branches of Darkmeyer, The Chosen Commander, Fate of the Gods, The Firemaker's Curse, One of a Kind, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The Void Stares Back, and The World Wakes quests.

Recommended for all possible foes:

Monsters fought are the same as in gold challenge waves 11 and beyond.

Boosts[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

This repeatable content has a hard reset.
The next period's content will become available immediately, regardless of whether a player has logged out.

Players are able to access the reward chest after every play, whether it is a reward or practice run. The chest contains various items from the monsters that you've faced during the session. Not all drops will make it into the chest, compared to fighting them in their standard locations.

In reward mode, Morvran will give the player a reward book at the end. If the player's inventory is full, the reward book will appear inside the reward chest.

The following titles can be unlocked by completing 20 waves at the particular difficulty level:

Title Difficulty level
The Abyssal [Name] Bronze
The Dark [Name] Silver
The Beast [Name] Gold
Slayer Master [Name] Platinum

Players must clear wave 20 to receive the title; clearing wave 19 and reaching wave 20 will not grant a title.

Titles can be unlocked on either a reward run or trial run. Unlocking a title also unlocks all lower tier titles; for example, when unlocking the red Slayer Master title at Platinum difficulty, all titles that have not yet been acquired will also be unlocked.

Unlocking the red Slayer Master title is a requirement for the completionist cape.

Clearing wave 15 in gold or platinum is a requirement for the Tirannwn Elite Tasks.

Multiple factors, such as monster spawns, combat levels, equipment and connection issues come into play regarding finishing at least 20 waves. It may take several attempts before achieving a desired title.

On reward mode, Most Wanted cards (in Abyssal demons, Automatons, Glacors, and Tormented demons), Slayer VIP tickets and Ushabti are offered in the chest.

The drop rate of a most wanted card is #/20, with # being the amount of waves completed when the game ended. The player can only possess one Most Wanted card of that type at a time. If they have all of the cards in the bank, they will not receive any more until those cards are used/destroyed.

The first time you complete 20 waves in a run of Rush of Blood on any difficulty, Morvran will reward you with a 50,000 Slayer XP lamp once you speak with him. Claiming this lamp is also required for the completionist cape and the master quest cape.

The use of deathtouched darts does not lock you out of receiving any rewards, neither the titles nor the experience lamp. Thus they can be used as a way to quickly skip waves with only one enemy.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Make Them Bleed (RuneScore.png 20) – Perform well enough in Rush of Blood to impress Morvran.
  • Properly Metal (RuneScore.png 25) – Clear wave 15 in a Gold or Platinum wave of the Rush of Blood D&D.
  • Slayer Master (RuneScore.png 45) – Earn the title 'Slayer Master' from Morvran's platinum Rush of Blood challenge.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
patch 10 June 2019 (Update):.
    • Logging out with unclaimed rewards from Rush of Blood will no longer cause a disconnection.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • Rush of Blood loot chests now show their total value.
  • ninja 16 January 2017 (Update):
    • It is now possible to use the Surge ability in Rush of Blood.
  • patch 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • Any TokKul rewards from Rush of Blood are now added directly to the currency pouch when claimed.
    • Logging out with unclaimed loot from Rush of Blood now correctly prioritises the bank, followed by the backpack.
  • patch 30 August 2016 (Update):
    • Players may no longer bypass the Rush of Blood safe death whilst being attacked by 2 monsters.
  • ninja 24 August 2015 (Update):
    • The number of Vyrewatch that spawn in Rush of Blood has been reduced to account for their buffed stats.
  • patch 12 January 2015 (Update):
    • Gold and Platinum Rush of Blood now states the correct quest requirements.
  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Players who cannot yet access automatons can also no longer access the Gold and Platinum Rush of Blood challenges.
  • patch 29 September 2014 (Update):
    • Players will no longer be able to attempt the silver tier Rush of Blood challenge if they have yet to complete Legacy of Seergaze.
    • Morvran no longer refers to Rush of Blood lasting for 15 minutes instead of 10.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • At one point, Anagogic orts collected through Rush of Blood would not count towards your daily anagogic ort limit. This was fixed before their removal.
  • There was a bug where Muspahs and Tormented demons would not count towards a player's slayer task. This has since been fixed.
  • You can also receive special rewards from the chest even on a trial run including unique drops, for example, Glacor boots and Automaton gloves.
  • Brawler gloves appear on the ground in the arena, rather than in the chest.
  • If the player dies while playing Rush of Blood, or otherwise scores a low number of waves, Morvran will say: "What a waste of time. I should know better than to take time out of my day just to watch such an abysmal performance. Not impressed."
  • If the player fights a Metal Dragon during the Rush while working on the Odd Old Man's wishlist, it is possible to get more than one tail bone of the same type.