Shadow nihil

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This article is about the monster. For the summoning familiar, see Shadow nihil (familiar).

The Shadow nihil is fought during the Fate of the Gods quest alongside the smoke nihil, the ice nihil and the blood nihil. After the quest, they can be found in The Pit of Freneskae, accessible via the World Gate.

The shadow nihil is a member of the nihil race, created by Zaros during his testing of genetic manipulation. By its examine, the shadow nihil was likely created by weaving the essence of a demon.

The shadow nihil, like the other nihils in the arena, run across the halls and into holes in the wall, causing damage to any players that stand in its way. It always runs north, appearing from a different hole each time, until the player attacks it and draws its attention, at which point it solely focuses on using ranged attacks. The shadow nihil has a very high defence, so players are recommended to bring weapons that are at least level 70. Similiar to the other nihils, the shadow nihil has a special attack which it uses every 18 seconds (30 game ticks) with a "hiss" warning provided before its usage. When activated, a shadow appears on the spot where the player is, dealing 500 damage for three ticks for a total of 1500 damage in a similar fashion to Nex during her shadow phase. This attack does not follow the player, so it can be avoided by simply moving away from the spot when the nihil hisses. The shadow nihil, unlike the other nihils, also has an enhanced defence mechanism, which causes it to take less damage from ranged and magic attacks depending on its distance to the player, quite similar to the ascension legiones. Due to this, players should consider using melee weapons to fight this type of foe.

After the quest, the nihils may be fought for their drops. The Pit is empty when entered, but nihils can be summoned at the centre of the Pit through a dialogue box. They are aggressive unless the Shard of Zaros is equipped. Players with level 76 Slayer or higher will also be able to request nihils from a slayer master (Kuradal, Morvran, or Laniakea) at the cost of 50 slayer reward points.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Rowley. "Ancient Combat FAQ." 28 May 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common89015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,76330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,42960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,287120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare327,915-400,7855,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,2740
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,0030
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,470600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare561,150-685,85027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,91360,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,52460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,14237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare536,940-656,260756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8901,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,77140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare697,878-852,962720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,79066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,60660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,498-20,002678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,034,235-1,264,0651,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare262,140-316,110136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,248-11,152136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,760-62,04022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon469,575-573,92540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,912-19,1880
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare343,440-419,7600
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon14,475-20,265Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,510Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon18,550-22,260Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,484Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare81,375-97,650Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common6,153Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,300-14,420Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon515,340-629,8600
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon158,940-194,2600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,180-132,2208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon189,360-231,4405,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon8,834-10,096532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon48,216-55,104532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon128,7801,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare251,8101,520
Flax.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common56,250-68,7501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,590-38,61045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon382,500-467,500450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,524-19,9266,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare164,025-200,47564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,800-35,20013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare626,400-765,600243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]197,5026,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,71818
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Shadow nihil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Shadow nihils now correctly use their special attack when hissing within the pit of Freneskae.