The Shadow Reef

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The Shadow Reef, also known as Ulthven Kreath, is the third Elite Dungeon, a 1-3 player combat/narrative experience that rewards unique loot and Dungeoneering experience and tokens. The Shadow Reef is accessed from the eastern shore of Daemonheim. The Grouping System is required in order to form a team of 2-3 players. There are no hard requirements to access the dungeon.

The dungeon contains 22 achievements, 16 minibosses, and 3 bosses: The Crassian Leviathan, Taraket the Necromancer, and The Ambassador.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Ulthven Kreath is an ancient underwater sunken temple, once built and inhabited by Dragonkin, first encountered in the Pieces of Hate quest, where the player fights Rabid Jack. After the quest, the temple may be revisited using a rowboat at the south-west beach of Mos Le'Harmless.

During the fight with Rabid Jack, a large black hand (speculated to be Xau-Tak) will appear in the large hole in the middle of the temple. This hole is a portal to another world or dimension but it is closed with a giant stopper at the end of the quest after Rabid Jack lowers himself into the hole.

Murals[edit | edit source]

Four murals can be found on western wall of the final room in the first floor, in the room right before the entrance to the second floor. After completing Pieces of Hate, the player may decipher the murals but must do so from left to right. They explain the lore behind the temple and contain some short phrases in the Dragonkin language.

The murals can be deciphered and inspected in either the quest-only instance or in an Elite Dungeon run.

Each mural requires level 85 (not boostable) in one particular skill to decipher, which is Thieving, Agility, Firemaking, and Construction in order, and each grants 50,000 experience in its respective skill. Doing so unlocks the Roake Kal achievement and is a requirement for the master quest cape. If player does not have the level (level 85 in the relevant skill) for a mural, they will not be able to decipher the succeeding murals.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

The monsters inside the dungeon drop a variety of items, with the unique items being:

Item Description G.E. price Monster
Kranon's Ancient Journal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kranon's Ancient Journal Kranon's Ancient Journal Lore book required for the The Shadow Thief feat. N/A Taraket the Necromancer
The Last Offering.png: RS3 Inventory image of The Last Offering The Last Offering Lore book required for the The Shadow Thief feat. N/A Crassian Leviathan
Black stone arrow tips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black stone arrow tips Black stone arrow tips Can be used on Elder headless arrow to make tier 92 Black stone arrows. 877 Crassian Leviathan
Taraket the Necromancer
The Ambassador
Onyx dust.png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx dust Onyx dust Can be transmuted into an uncut onyx 11,280 All monsters
Black stone heart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black stone heart Black stone heart Can be used to create three sigils (Demon, Dragon, and Undead slaying sigils) 110,571 All monsters
Ragefire gland.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire gland Ragefire gland Used to upgrade ragefire boots into hailfire boots. 1,776,771 All monsters
Darting shadow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Darting shadow Darting shadow Can be disassembled for 10 swift components. N/A All monsters
Shadowy egg.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadowy egg Shadowy egg Unlocks the Squoggoth pet 1,077,866 Extremely rare drop from dungeon-themed lucky charms
Swordy McSwordFace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swordy McSwordFace Swordy McSwordFace Tier 80 2-handed weapon 50,265,184 Bossy McBossFace
Demonic title scroll (the deceiver).png: RS3 Inventory image of Demonic title scroll (the deceiver) Demonic title scroll (the deceiver) Unlocks the [Name] the Deceiver title 5,193,398 Yor'Ger the Deceiver
Eldritch crossbow limb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbow limb Eldritch crossbow limb[1][2] A component used to create the Eldritch crossbow. 927,620 The Ambassador
Eldritch crossbow stock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbow stock Eldritch crossbow stock[1][2] A component used to create the Eldritch crossbow. 754,745 The Ambassador
Eldritch crossbow mechanism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbow mechanism Eldritch crossbow mechanism[1][2] A component used to create the Eldritch crossbow. 727,020 The Ambassador
Umbral urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Umbral urn Umbral urn Unlocks the unlock the Ambassador boss pet, Ambi. N/A The Ambassador
Elite chest.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite chest Elite chest Contains Ancient scales, Draconic energy, and Black stone arrow tips. Obtained when all three Elite Dungeons are completed in consecutive order. N/A The Ambassador
  1. ^ a b c The pieces will drop in order, starting from a randomly selected first piece.
  2. ^ a b c Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 10 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 10 February 2019.)

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Some achievements can be done in both story mode and normal mode, some only in normal mode.

There are 24 achievements in this elite dungeon (showing 24).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that stopped some items from being equipped when using presets inside the Shadow Reef elite dungeon.
  • patch 15 April 2019 (Update):
    • Increased overall value of rewards from bosses, most notably that of The Ambassador's.
    • New drop table inserted for common mobs in the dungeon, including that from the lucky charms.
  • patch 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Rare drops such as effigies can now be looted more easily after the Crassian Leviathan encounter.
    • The Crassian Leviathan will now consistently drop loot if it dies while swapping sides.
  • update 25 February 2019 (Update):
    • The Shadow Reef is released.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The addition of the Shadow Reef as an Elite Dungeon was first confirmed at RuneFest 2018, and draws on lore from Nomad's Elegy, Til Death Do Us Part, and the Pirate quest series.
  • Kreath means shadow, darkness, or black in dragonkin language.
  • The dragonkin research book refers to Ulthven Kreath as the sunken black, suggesting it to be a literal translation of the name.
  • Several of the music tracks unlocked in the Shadow Reef are named after the different pelagic zones of the ocean.
  • When attempting to create a fire within the reef the following message is displayed: "Surprisingly, you are able to light a fire under the ocean here..." and the player manages to successfully create a fire.