Taraket the Necromancer

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Taraket the Necromancer is the second boss of the Shadow Reef elite dungeon. He is an undead Dragonkin who is an ally of The Ambassador.

History[edit | edit source]

One of the Dragonkin who escaped the Great Revision, he would eventually be bound to the Stone of Jas by the elder god Jas. Though the curse gnawed away at the Dragonkin, Taraket joined the Dactyl to find a cure for it. He was apparently good friends with Kranon.

During his experiments, he fused an egg from the Queen Black Dragon with a fairy dragon, resulting in an unique egg which hatched into Mr. Mordaut. Taraket was extremely impressed by Mordaut's intelligence, but disappointed when he found out that Mordaut lacked the aggression and strength, deeming him a failure and abandoned him. He had also created a smaller version of him, but it didn't hatch until the Sixth Age when it was discovered by the Museum of Varrock's archaeologists.

Taraket would eventually move out to Ulthven Kreath where he performed a ritual with Kranon to obtain power. However, it backfired and Ulthven Kreath sank beneath the tides; Taraket did not escape and was presumed dead by his fellow Kin. Though he died, he would eventually be revived and obtained necromancy skills, something which he took great pride in. The power that revived him also apparently freed him from the Stone's curse. Taraket did not seem to have any bad standing among the remaining Dactyl Dragonkin.

During the ritual preparation, Ekitus wrote a request to Taraket to move the Aminishian monks away from the mwanu due to their eating some of their functionaries. Taraket replied back, telling Ekitus to simply bring up the consequences of delaying the ritual to the mwanu, knowing that it would fix the problem.

When Kranon was informed the World Guardian and their allies were coming to stop the ritual, Kranon had Taraket summon hordes of undead to stop their advance. Taraket soon confronted them in the amphitheater, where he attempted to stop them from advancing further but was killed in battle.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Onyx dust.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Onyx dust with rarity Common in quantity 10-30Onyx dust (m)P2P icon.png10–30Common162,340-487,020108,000-324,000
Ghostly essence.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Ghostly essence with rarity Common in quantity 15-51Ghostly essence (m)P2P icon.png15–51Common97,980-333,132900-3,060
Black stone heart.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Black stone heart with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Black stone heart (m)P2P icon.png1–3Uncommon96,169-288,50796,000-288,000
Black stone arrow tips.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Black stone arrow tips with rarity Common in quantity 13-41Black stone arrow tips (m)P2P icon.png13–41Common14,742-46,494Not alchemisable
Reinforced dragon bones.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Reinforced dragon bones with rarity Common in quantity 10-19 (noted)Reinforced dragon bones (m)P2P icon.png10–19 (noted)Common160,830-305,5770
Huge blunt rune salvage.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Huge blunt rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 18-20 (noted)Huge blunt rune salvageF2P icon.png18–20 (noted)Uncommon696,780-774,200720,000-800,000
Black dragonhide.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Black dragonhide with rarity Uncommon in quantity 96-102 (noted)Black dragonhideF2P icon.png96–102 (noted)Uncommon347,040-368,7304,608-4,896

Secondary drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Kranon's Ancient Journal.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Kranon's Ancient Journal with rarity Rare in quantity 1Kranon's Ancient Journal (m)P2P icon.png1Rare0High Level Alchemy icon.pngNot alchemisable

Additionally, a drop from the generic Shadow Reef drop table will be given.

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1000-15000CoinsF2P icon.png1,000–15,000Common1,000-15,0001,000-15,000
Coins_10000.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 30000-65000CoinsF2P icon.png30,000–65,000Rare30,000-65,00030,000-65,000
Huge spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Huge spiky rune salvage with rarity Common in quantity 1Huge spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png1Common38,41140,000
Huge spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Huge spiky rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 11-51Huge spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png11–51Rare422,521-1,958,961440,000-2,040,000
Dark animica stone spirit.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Dark animica stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1-2Dark animica stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png1–2Common2,826-5,652Not alchemisable
Reef relic (common).png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Reef relic (common) with rarity Common in quantity 1Reef relic (common) (m)P2P icon.png1Common4,999High Level Alchemy icon.png4,999
Reef relic (uncommon).png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Reef relic (uncommon) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Reef relic (uncommon) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon25,000High Level Alchemy icon.png25,000
Logs.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Logs with rarity Common in quantity 1LogsF2P icon.png1Common3182
Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Raw swordfish with rarity Common in quantity 1Raw swordfishF2P icon.png1Common311204
Weapon poison++ (1).png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Weapon poison++ (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Weapon poison++ (1) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon8,75686
Prayer potion (1).png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Prayer potion (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Prayer potion (1)F2P icon.png1Uncommon1,02645
Reef relic (rare).png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Reef relic (rare) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Reef relic (rare) (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,000,000High Level Alchemy icon.png1,000,000
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Taraket the Necromancer drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of Taraket's lines where he shouts "It's over, mortal. I have the high ground!" is a reference to a similar line of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
  • The Beasts tab states that Taraket's combat level is 1200. However, his combat level is 1000 in his life point box.
  • Taraket's appearance is extremely similar to that of Tarshak in his mutating form.