Starved ancient effigy

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A Starved ancient effigy is the first-tier of four types of ancient effigies, one of RuneScape's distractions and diversions. It requires level 91 in the skill it craves knowledge from. If the player's skill level isn't high enough, the effigy can be banked until you are able to use it, or you may exchange it for a 5,000 experience Antique lamp (for any skill level 50 or more) by talking to Historian Minas at Varrock Museum. When given knowledge, it will become a nourished ancient effigy and will grant 15,000 experience in the skill that was used to nourish it. The nourished ancient effigy will need level 93 in a certain skill. This skill can be different from the ones needed for the starved ancient effigy. The Assist System can be used to nourish an effigy, however the assisting player will get all of the 15,000 experience points. No effigies of any type will stack in the bank.

It can be obtained through different ways:

  • Drop from various monsters. A given drop rate of effigies from a certain monster is directly related to the monster's combat level (exponentially, not linearly). See effigy drop rates for more info.
  • One of the possible rewards from the Motherlode Maw
  • Purchased for 1,000,000 coins from the Travelling Merchant's Shop. Players will need to first investigate it, leading to the message You lose your concentration on the ancient effigy., before it be can used.

A maximum of 5 ancient effigies may be obtained by a player as a drop, after which a player must open at least one fully to receive another. The drop rate for an effigy is decreased the more a player owns. It is possible to have more than 5, if received from the Motherlode Maw or bought from Travelling merchant.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Aberrant spectre72; 78 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal demon98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal demon (elite)107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal guardian79 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal leech72 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal walker77 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Adolescent White wolf8 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Ahoeitu the Chef111 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Airut122 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Alanogard the Black117 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Anagami (Temple of Aminishi)105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Animated book (Dragonkin Laboratory)90 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Animated spade72 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Ankou60; 61; 63 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Ankou (elite)72 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Aquanite95 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Aquanite (elite)104 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Araxxi3000 Multicombat.png11/128P2P icon.png
Arhat (Temple of Aminishi)105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Arhat paragon121 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Armoured zombie42; 46; 84; 86; 91 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Armoured zombie (The Shadow Reef)107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Astellarn1200 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Automaton Generator84; 115 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Automaton Guardian84; 115 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Automaton Tracer84; 115 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Aviansie89; 92; 95 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Baby black dragon70 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Baby blue dragon44 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Banshee37 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Barbarian28; 30 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Basilisk70; 77 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bat14 Multicombat.png1Very rare[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Big Wolf43 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black Knight30; 33 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Black Knight Titan28 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black Stone Scuttler Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black bear23 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Black demon98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black demon (Demon Flash Mobs)116 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black dragon100 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)108 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black stone dragon2500 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black unicorn33 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black unicorn Foal16 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bloodveld61; 68; 92 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bloodworm63 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Blue dragon74 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Boggoth300 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bossy McBossFace123 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Brine rat49 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bronze dragon86 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Brutal green dragon105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bulbous crawler140 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Cadarn magus122 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cadarn ranger122 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Capsarius105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Catablepon53; 54 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Cave bug8; 12 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cave crawler53; 74; 78 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cave horror77 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cave horror (elite)86 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Celestial dragon127 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Celestial dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)114 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf28; 45; 47; 84; 101; 108 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 101 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Chaos dwogre92; 98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Chocolate cow (Player-owned farm teaser)1; 4 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Cloaked zealot105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cloaked zealot (The Shadow Reef)105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cockatrice44 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cockroach soldier36 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Cockroach worker30 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Commander Zilyana596 Multicombat.png11/128[dr 2]P2P icon.png
Cooper111 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted dust devil107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted energyN/A Reward1RareF2P icon.png
Corrupted kalphite guardian110 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted kalphite marauder110 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted lizard105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted scarab101 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted scorpion98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Corrupted worker113 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cow1; 4 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Crassian Leviathan1500 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Crassian scout (The Shadow Reef)111 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Crassian scuttler84 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Crassian warrior (The Shadow Reef)117 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Crawling hand11; 18 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Crocodile akh115 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 91 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Cyclossus89 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Dagannoth (Lighthouse)77; 78 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)78; 79 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island, ranged)78; 79 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dagannoth sentinel98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dark beast105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dark beast (elite)114 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Deadly red spider95 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Death Lotus rogue (Temple of Aminishi)105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Bat page for details
  2. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Commander Zilyana page for details

Store locations[edit | edit source]

Travelling Merchant's Shop[edit | edit source]

This table shows the next 5 dates(wrong?) on which starved ancient effigy is available in the Travelling Merchant's Shop, where it can be purchased for 1,000,000 coins.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update that both capped the amount of effigies obtainable at once to 5 and made them significantly rarer many players could obtain one every hundred or so average monster kills.
  • As of 19 November 2013, effigies are one of several monster drops that receive a drop highlight.
  • Players wishing to decipher effigies in which they do not have the levels required should seek out clusters of high level players who want to offer effigy assistance. For example: World 2 Burthorpe bank or the Grand Exchange.
  • An effigy received from the travelling merchant's shop must first be investigated prior to being allowed to opening it. This is not the case for other effigies.
  • When obtained, the Recent Activities section in Runemetrics will state that the player killed the enemy and obtained it, even though some of them aren't actually killed, such as the Queen Black Dragon and the Crassian Leviathan.