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{{Infobox Monster
|name             = Corporeal Beast
|image            = Corporeal Beast.png
|level            = 785
|HP               = 2000
|monexam          = 785_Corporeal_Beast
|slaylvl          = No
|slayxp           = Not assigned
|attack style     = Melee, Magic,Ranged
|max hit          = 51 (Melee), 65 (Magic) 55 (Ranged)
|weakness         = Stab Attacks
|members          = Yes
|aggressive       = Yes
|poisonous        = No
|immune to poison = No
|always drops     = None
|examine          = A vision of supernatural horror.

The Corporeal Beast, (Also known as the Corp or simply CB) is currently the strongest monster in RuneScape, and is considered by many to be the most difficult creature to slay. It was released on 15 September 2008 with the Summer's End quest, and completion of the quest is required to fight it.  When it was released, players could stand underneath the Corporeal Beast and not be harmed; in the 15 October 2008 updates Jagex changed this, giving the beast a stomp attack that harms players underneath it. The beast's health meter is three times as long as that of players and all other NPCs.

The monster has a maximum melee hit of 51 and a maximum Magic hit of 65. It resides in a multicombat area, so it can be fought in teams. It has very high defence and hitpoint levels, making it extremely hard to solo. For the first year of its release, no player had successfully killed the Beast by themselves without abusing a glitch (such as the 9 June 2009 game engine update glitch which prevented the Beast from retaliating). However, a successful solo attempt was made on September 20, 2009.

Gravestones cannot be obtained within the area. However, players have exactly 2 minutes to return to the cave and pick up their lost items if they die. The fastest returning method is having a death spawn at Camelot, getting a super energy potion, teleporting to Clan Wars and running north-west. A grave will appear as usual, however, for players who die outside in the passageway.

== Habitat ==
The Beast resides in the cave north of the ruined farms in the Wilderness, in the final room. If players have not completed Summers End quest, they will not see the beast and the cavern will be empty.

The corporeal beast warning.

=== Getting there ===

The Dark Energy Core, summoned by the Corporeal Beast

World 22 is the unofficial Corporeal Beast extermination world. Usually teams meet up at the Clan Wars arena, at the Wilderness Volcano, or outside the cave entrance.

The easiest way to get to the cave is to run from Clan Wars. From Clan Wars, players or teams may walk north/north-west until they come to the farm from the Spirit of Summer quest. Players then should walk north from the north-west corner of the farm until they come to the real-world version of the cave in which they fought the Spirit Beast during Summer's End. Enter, then walk through to the final room.

The Corporeal Beast is in the final room, so it is advised to stop outside the final room to regroup, turn on auto retaliate, activate prayers, drink potions, food etc.

== Beast attacks ==
The beast's attacks are:

#A semi-transparent ball of energy propelled at a player, which is a magic-based attack. This will deal ~55 damage without prayer and will drain a player's Magic, Prayer or Summoning level by a small amount. If the attack tries to drain a stat that is already at zero, the attack will instead drain HP.
#A more powerful spiky blast of energy, which is also magic-based. This can deal up to 65 damage, even through the Protect from Magic prayer.
#An attack that looks like a flying claw. This targets a location on the ground, rather than a player. If players move out of the way before it lands, the first Claw will not deal any damage. Once this lands, however, it will fire off four smaller Claws. These attacks will deal up to ~40 damage individually; this is greatly reduced by Protect from Magic.
#The beast also has a single-target melee attack which hits up to 51. It can be blocked completely by Protect from Melee, although using this prayer makes the other attacks more dangerous. It will only use this attack when standing next to the target player. This move used to be avoidable by standing underneath the Beast until it targets another player, but is no longer effective because of the beast's stomp attack.
#The beast will sometimes summon a Dark Energy Core. It is level 75, and has 25 Hitpoints. Even with its low Defence and Hitpoints, it may be difficult to kill as it can only be damaged some of the time. The Stranger plant special move and Emerald bolts (e) will help to freeze it for a long period of time, and it will cause damage 1/100 times slower. The Dark Energy Core jumps around the room, hurting all players standing within one square of it for 6 to 12 Hitpoints rapidly; about every half second. Any damage this deals also heals the Beast. However, continually avoiding the Core will not help a team, because the Core cannot be attacked while it is jumping after a player. The best thing for players to do is just to kill it. They should not worry about the beast healing; these healed hitpoints will be quickly depleted if the player has a good team.
#The beast was given a stomp attack that damages players standing underneath it. This attack cannot be blocked by Protect from Melee, and deals up to 51 damage. Players can run out of his range of stomping so that they cannot be attacked, but this is hard to do. Vengeance is not activated by this attack.
Its attacks will always follow through to the area outside the passage if already discharged, even when players leave.

== Killing tactics ==

=== Starting off ===
*It's best to have a somewhat large team (8-25) using a mixture of melee and ranged. Magic is not recommended because it is ineffective, and players may have their magic drained during the fight. The only magic recomended is vengeance spells
*Once your team is assembled outside the Corporeal Beast's lair, peek inside to see if any teams are already there.
*If you are using LootShare, check now to make sure that everyone has turned it on, and the settings are how you want them.
*If you are using Lunar Spells, cast Vengeance. Heal Other may be useful.
*Drink any potions, Protect from Magic helps a lot against the magic splash attack. Deflect Magic works better, however.
Note: It is best that you do not bring Summoning Familiars due to the fact that the beast may devour their souls to gain more health.

===The strategy===

The strategy that most teams use is called the West Method. Players gather outside the entrance to the lair, where the beast cannot attack them. Using Protect from Magic or Deflect Magic, one player enters and lures the beast near the entrance, and then all players go in and attack. The player who lured the Beast quickly exits the cave, taking with him the attention of the Beast. Once the Corporeal Beast has its attention on the player outside the entrance, the team will run out when they get targeted, to avoid heavy damage.

=== The fight ===
*Once inside, spread out. The Claw attack will hit an area around where it lands, so spreading out will make this attack hit fewer people.
*Warriors should form a ring around the beast, while rangers or mages should scatter, staying fairly close to the entrance.
*The key to survival is knowing that the beast has targeted you, and run out of the cave before it can deal damage. However, if the entire team runs out of the cave, the beast will heal completely—regardless of how much damage it has already taken.
*If massing, rangers should hug the north wall, as the beast will rarely attack them there.
*In conjunction with Deflect Magic, the ancient curse Turmoil would be extremely helpful.

== What to bring ==

=== Weapons ===
Recommended weapons are:

==== Stab weapons ====
#Leaf-bladed sword *
#Dragon halberd
#Dragon longsword *
#Dragon spear
#Guthan's warspear
#Verac's flail
#Vesta's longsword *
#Vesta's spear
#Zamorakian spear

Note: * = Can be used with a shield slot, such as a Rune defender, further increasing stats.

*Pros: No risk of losing ammunition if you die; very effective.
*Cons: The risk of dying is higher. The Claw attack is more likely to damage players who are using melee, as they are closer to the Beast and so have less time to avoid the first and then split attacks.

==== Ruby bolts (e) ====

Because the Corporeal Beast has 2,000 Hitpoints, in theory Ruby bolts (e) would be capable of hitting a 400. However, the Corporeal Beast can only receive 100 damage maximum from the special.

*Pros: Ability to attack from a distance; hits up to 100.
*Cons: The risk of losing much more money (for the bolts) upon death.

==== Cannon ====

The Corporeal Beast is one of the few bosses that the Dwarf Multicannon can be used against. Teams should have 2–3 cannons, if possible, to minimize the chance of death.

*Pros: Easily takes care of killing the Dark Energy Core when it appears, which greatly improves a team's chances of success. It will not be lost on death if it has been set up.
*Cons: Cannon is somewhat inaccurate against the beast itself and also needs to be continually reloaded, plus the cannon could decay if the owner isn't paying attention.

=== Armour ===
Since the possibility of death is high, it is best to bring only what you need to fight, and little more. It is good advice to bring only offensive items, as the Beast's Attack is so high that wearing armour almost makes no difference. The only armours that noticeably affect how much damage you receive are the Elysian and Divine spirit shields, as they are the only armours in the game that actually reduce damage, rather than prevent it. But for those extremely confident players in large, advanced teams, skill capes of Defence, Attack, Strength, Magic, Ranged, or Hitpoints would be helpful, as skill capes enable the wearer to have a skill 100/99.

==== Rangers ====
Rangers are advised to bring:

Required Ranged level: 75+

*Weapon: Rune crossbow, Crystal bow
*Shield (if using a crossbow): Elysian spirit shield, Divine spirit shield, Unholy Book, Book of Balance
*Headwear: Armadyl helm, Blessed dragonhide coif, Archer helm, Helm of Neitiznot
*Neckwear: Amulet of Ranging, Amulet of fury, Amulet of glory, Games necklace
*Cape: Ava's accumulator, Ava's attractor , Fire cape, Skillcape, Vestment cloak, Ardougne Cloak 3
*Ammunition: Ruby bolts (e), Emerald bolts (e) (these freeze the core!)
*Body: Armadyl chestplate, Karil's leathertop or Black dragonhide body
*Legwear: Armadyl plateskirt, Karil's leatherskirt or Black dragonhide chaps
*Footwear: Ranger boots, Snakeskin boots
*Ring: Archers' ring, Ring of life, Ring of recoil

==== Warriors ====
Warriors are advised to bring:

*Weapon: Vesta's spear, Zamorakian spear, Dragon halberd, Leaf-bladed sword, Guthan's warspear, Verac's flail, Vesta's longsword, Dragon spear(p++), Dragon Longsword, Godsword, Dragon claws.
*Alternate weapon: Dragon dagger(p++),Statius's warhammer.
*Shield (if using a 1h weapon): Dragonfire shield, Rune defender, Divine or Elysian spirit shield, Dragon sq shield, Rune kiteshield, Rune berserker shield
*Headwear: Verac's helmet, Helm of neitiznot, Warrior helm, Proselyte sallet, Initiate sallet
*Neckwear: Amulet of fury, a Salve Amulet may work, but this claim is unverified, Amulet of Strength.
*Cape: Fire cape, Cape of Accomplishment, Obsidian cape, Cape of legends, Ardougne Cloak 3
*Body: Verac's brassard, Fighter torso, Proselyte hauberk, Black dragonhide body, Bandos chestplate, Initiate hauberk
*Legwear: Verac's plateskirt, Bandos tassets, Proselyte cuisse/Proselyte tasset, Black dragonhide chaps, Initiate cuisse
*Footwear: Bandos boots, Dragon boots, Climbing boots, Rune boots, Infinity boots or Jester boots for magic defence
*Glove: Best Recipe for Disaster gloves you have, any Family Crest Gauntlets, Regen bracelet
*Ring: Ring of life, Ring of recoil
*Guthan's and Verac's set may be used for their useful set effect. The Dragon and Zamorakian spear's special attack, "Shove" may be used to deal with the Dark Energy Core, though it will not work on the Corporeal Beast.
*Dragon dagger(p++) and Dragon claws are good for their special. Another special that works well is the Dragon longsword's. Statius's warhammer special attack can be used at the start of the fight to reduce the beast's defence by 30%, which makes attacks done to the beast significantly more effective.

=== Inventory ===
The rest of the inventory can be filled with:
*Food: Shark, Saradomin brews, Manta Rays, Tuna Potatoes. Be aware that the beast can kill a player very quickly (sometimes in one hit), so food can not be always depended on during the fight.
*Potions: Super restore potions/Prayer potions, Super sets for warriors, Ranging potions for rangers
*Dwarf Multi-Cannon (more is better)
*One-click teleport: Ectophial, Teleport crystal, teleport tablets, etc.
*A Games necklace for teleporting to Wilderness Volcano.

=== Miscellaneous ===
*The Vengeance spell deals large amounts of damage and will not miss, but it is hard to make sure the spell is active for the whole team. Use Vengeance Other if a player does not have 94 Magic.
*Be cautious and stay away from the beast if bringing Summoning familiars, as the Beast will devour them after a set time period.
*Warning: Always confirm the Items Kept on Death before entering. It is very probable that you will die, regardless of circumstances. Use of quick-prayers for Protect from Magic and Protect Item is recommended. After receiving an item from LootShare, recheck your Items Kept on Death. Gaining a Mystic Robe piece, Dragon longsword or other items might be kept over something else you might want to keep.
*A Ring of Life or Phoenix necklace may be used to prevent death. However, this will only help sometimes as the Beast can easily hit more than 10%/20% of any player's hitpoints.
*If standing directly under the beast, the Retribution prayer will not activate.

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File:Duels_-_Corporeal_Beast.png|Corporeal Beast on a RuneScape Duel Card
File:Corporeal_Beast_target.png|A player is targeted by the Corporeal Beast
File:Corporal_beast_solo.jpg|A player soloing the Corporeal Beast during the 9 June 2009 game engine update glitch which stopped monsters from attacking players even if attacked.

== Drops ==
* 25,000 to 60,000 coins

=== Unique drops ===
* Spirit shield (also dropped by Tormented wraith and Ghostly warriors)
* Holy Elixir (also dropped by Tormented wraith)
* Spectral sigil (Very rare)
* Arcane sigil (Very rare)
* Elysian sigil (Extremely rare)
* Divine sigil (Extremely rare)

=== Charms ===
* 13 Crimson charms – more common
* 13 Blue charms – very common
* 13 Green charms
* 13 Gold charms

=== Weapons, armour and ammo ===
* Mystic air staff
* Mystic fire staff
* Mystic earth staff
* Mystic water staff
* 750 Adamant arrows
* 250 Rune bolts
* 175 Onyx bolts (e) <!-- This drop is NOT uncommon. It's 1/35. Check ANY log. -->
* 2,000 Cannonballs
* Mystic robe top (blue/white)
* Mystic robe bottom (blue/white)
* 5 Rune javelin

 <!-- He does NOT drop dragon items. He uses a modified gem table that instead includes crystal keys and onyx gems. -->

=== Essence and runes ===
* 2,500 Pure Essence (noted)
* 250 Law runes
* 500 Cosmic runes
* 300 Death runes
* 250 Soul runes
* 100 Blood runes

=== Potions ===
* 40 Super strong anti-poison potion (4 dose; noted)

=== Ores, bars, gems, and jewellery ===
* 125 Adamant ore (noted)
* 20 Runite ore (noted)
* 35 Adamantite bars (noted)
* Regen bracelet
* Uncut gems (including onyx)

=== Others ===
*100 Teak planks (noted)
*150 Mahogany logs (noted)
*100 Green dragonhides (noted)
*24 Watermelon seeds
*10 Ranarr seeds
*120 White berries (noted) <!-- I've seen this drop. It's noted. -->
*Crystal key
*30 Tuna potato (unnoted)
*70 Raw sharks (noted)
*120 Desert goat horns (noted)
* Nature talisman <!-- I've also seen this drop. -->

*75 Magic logs (noted)

== Trivia ==
*During the 9 June 2009 game engine update glitch, players could solo the Corporeal Beast because it would not retaliate in any way. The only users banned were the ones who revealed their names in posted videos.
*When entering the cave of the Corporeal Beast, the Wilderness level will go to 107 for a split second.
*The Corporeal Beast is featured in the RuneScape trailer when visiting the website for the first time, under the caption "Slay the mightiest of foes."
*The first confirmed solo of the Corporeal Beast, without Bug Abuse, was accomplished on 20 September 2009 (5 days after the release). <!-- We don't need to know his name; to discuss this see Forum:Player naming policy? -->
*Ironically Jagex wanted to make this monster un-soloable, but one person first successfully soloed it many times as noted above.
*The Corporeal Beast, so far, has the most hitpoints among all of the NPCs in RuneScape.
*Corporeal means material; tangible; physical. Coming from the Latin "Corporeus" which comes from another Latin word "Corpus" which means corpse. Since it is the strongest monster in Runescape, having a name with corpse in it is almost a warning.  Also, since things in the spirit realm exist in opposite states from in the physical realm, Corporeal is the opposite state of Spiritual, which means intangible and immaterial, which the beast was before it broke its way onto RuneScape.

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