Quick guide for The Curse of Arrav

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This quest has an in-depth guide here.
It contains a more detailed description of dialogue, cutscenes, and storyline.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Getting to the tunnels[edit | edit source]

Path to Lamistard's Tunnels from Burthorpe
Items needed: Trollheim teleport (or climbing boots if you cannot use Trollheim teleport), food and equipment for a level 180 monster, several Mining boosts (if required), 7 empty inventory slots

The tunnels[edit | edit source]

Items needed: 7 empty inventory slots
  • Navigate through the caves by mining the rubble and picking up all four tablets as you go. (Mining the rocks from various sides is the key to succeeding in this puzzle.)
  • Enter the room east of the caves.
  • Once in the room search the bookcases until you get Notes (a-j).png: RS3 Inventory image of Notes (a-j)Notes (a-j).
  • Climb the stairs.
  • Talk to Arrav. He will attack you immediately after talking to him so be prepared!
  • After he starts attacking you, if you do not auto retaliate, right-click and attack him until he tells you to go to the south.
  • Enter the room to the south and search the tapestry on the west wall for Base key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Base keyBase key and Base plans.png: RS3 Inventory image of Base plansBase plans.
  • Return to Ali the Wise.

Preparing the jar[edit | edit source]

Items needed: sacred oil, 3 dwellberries, a ring of life and 1 empty inventory slot.

Saving Arrav's heart[edit | edit source]

An example solution to the keypad puzzle, combination "EIHC" was used
Items needed: Insulated boots, either a Macaw pouch or a Ravenous locust pouch (multiple pouches should only be needed if you lack the Thieving requirement), an agility and strength boost (if required), any crossbow, a mithril grapple, a full canopic jar and a base key
  • Bank all your equipment and gear (no weapons are required)
  • Go to the Varrock Castle and speak to Hartwin (northwest tower, 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]) to travel to Zemouregal's base. (Chat 1)
  • Climb down the trapdoor.
  • Follow the path, opening three doors along the way.
  • Head east to the room with the range.
  • Equip your Insulated boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Insulated bootsInsulated boots then enter the pipe on the south wall of the room.
  • Run through the sewers and attempt to enter the next pipe.
  • Summon your familiar, interact with it and choose the remote view option.
  • Run to the room south of you, search all the tables for Decoder strips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decoder stripsDecoder strips and Notes (k-z).png: RS3 Inventory image of Notes (k-z)Notes (k-z)
  • Right-click and Pick-lock on the chest, then search the chest for the Code key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Code keyCode key.
  • Go north to the room east of the pipe and operate the keypad and solve the keypad puzzle:
    • First read the Code key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Code keyCode key and memorize or write down the letters.
    • Drag-and-drop strip #1 over the line indicated by the first letter of the code key (A, B, C...).
    • The strip has a hole that reveals a specific number, this is the first digit of the passcode.
    • Use the up and down arrows to enter that number, and press the right arrow to move to the next digit.
    • Drag-and-drop strip #1 back to the storage area.
    • Repeat this for the other three strips.
  • Enter the room, equip your crossbow and mithril grapple, then grapple the pipe above you.
  • Click the heart for Heart in a canopic jar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Heart in a canopic jarHeart in a canopic jar then teleport out.
  • Return to Ali the Wise.
  • Quest complete!
  • (Optional) Talk to Ali the Wise with the four tablets and the two notes (A-J and K-Z) in your inventory.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

The Curse of Arrav reward.png
Additional rewards/activities

The player can talk to Ali the Wise after the quest and give him additional information, but there are no rewards for doing so. To give him all the information, the player will need to have gathered the four tablets in the tunnel and the two notes of Mahjarrat (A-J and K-Z).

The player can also give him information from the following quests (if they had not been given already following Missing My Mummy):

Music unlocked

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

The Curse of Arrav is directly required for the following quests/miniquests: