Strategies for Vindicta

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This article is a strategy guide for Vindicta.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page. For the hard mode strategy guide, see here.

Vindicta is Zaros' general in The Heart.

Unless the player has high levelled gear and experience, it is recommended to fight Vindicta in a team.

Dragonfire protection is not necessary.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Vindicta is located in the southwest area of The Heart. To enter her chamber, the player must get 40 Zarosian killcount (20 if the player has unlocked the 50% killcount reduction perk, requiring 4,500 Reputation), and have 80 Attack. Players can easily get killcount by visiting nodes that Zarosian groups are attacking or simply kill the ones inside the fortress area.

There are 4 efficient methods recommended to access the boss, they are as follows:

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Levels[edit | edit source]

These levels are only a suggestion and are not required to kill this boss.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTrimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork helmTrimmed masterwork helmMalevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helm / Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helmSuperior Statius's full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Statius's full helmSuperior Statius's full helmRefined anima core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of ZarosRefined anima core helm of ZarosTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Brawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeStrength cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strength capeStrength cape / Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape
BodyTrimmed masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platebodyTrimmed masterwork platebodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirass / Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebodySuperior Vesta's Chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's ChainbodySuperior Vesta's ChainbodyRefined anima core body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of ZarosRefined anima core body of ZarosTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebody
LegsTrimmed masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platelegsTrimmed masterwork platelegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greaves / Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegsSuperior Vesta's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's plateskirtSuperior Vesta's plateskirtRefined anima core legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of ZarosRefined anima core legs of ZarosTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs
Main handKhopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of TumekenKhopesh of TumekenDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryBlade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of NymoraTetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katanaAttuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal dagger
Two-handed weaponZaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaros godswordZaros godswordNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceAttuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdChaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulChaotic maul
Off-hand weaponKhopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of ElidinisKhopesh of ElidinisDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryBlade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of AvaryssOff-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand chaotic claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic clawOff-hand chaotic claw
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldDivine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shieldElder rune round shield + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune round shield + 5Elder rune round shield + 5Attuned crystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal shieldAttuned crystal shieldChaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield
GlovesTrimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork glovesTrimmed masterwork glovesGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesRazorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntlets / Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork glovesDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletTorva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves
FeetTrimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork bootsTrimmed masterwork bootsEmberkeen boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emberkeen bootsEmberkeen boots / Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsDragon boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bootsDragon boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) with
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)(o)Warrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Warrior ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ringWarrior ring
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraBrawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler auraBrawler auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of attackSuperior scrimshaw of attackAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insigniaSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic maskSirenic maskSuperior Morrigan's coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's coifSuperior Morrigan's coifRefined anima core helm of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of ZamorakRefined anima core helm of ZamorakPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlAnima core helm of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of ZamorakAnima core helm of Zamorak
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Farsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklaceSaradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterRanged cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranged capeRanged cape / Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape
BodySirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberkSuperior Morrigan's leather body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather bodySuperior Morrigan's leather bodyRefined anima core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of ZamorakRefined anima core body of ZamorakPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyAnima core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of ZamorakAnima core body of Zamorak
LegsSirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic chapsSirenic chapsSuperior Morrigan's leather chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather chapsSuperior Morrigan's leather chapsRefined anima core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of ZamorakRefined anima core legs of ZamorakPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsAnima core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of ZamorakAnima core legs of Zamorak
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaiveDeath Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death Lotus dartDeath Lotus dartAttuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakramChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow
Two-handed weaponSeren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seren godbowSeren godbowNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowDecimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DecimationDecimationWyvern crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbowAttuned crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal bowAttuned crystal bow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldAttuned crystal deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal deflectorAttuned crystal deflectorEagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl buckler
Ammo/SpellAscension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts / Araxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrowWyvern spines.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern spinesWyvern spinesRoyal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal boltsN/AN/A
GlovesNightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetFlarefrost boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Flarefrost bootsFlarefrost bootsPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk bootsGlaiven boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glaiven bootsGlaiven boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) with
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)(o)Archers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Archers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ringArchers' ring
AuraReckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless auraSharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sharpshooter auraSharpshooter auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of crueltySuperior scrimshaw of crueltyIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of rangingSuperior scrimshaw of rangingScrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of crueltySign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Invention perks[edit | edit source]

Using good perks on augmented items through Invention and Ancient invention will greatly increase the damage dealt and thus increase overall profit per hour.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 85, or Invention Invention 68+ with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 85.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Precise 6 1,677,769 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 645,667 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Crackling.png Crackling 4 971,907 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless.png Relentless 5 971,907 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Absorbative.png Absorbative 4 603,877 for 2 x Ganodermic gloves Absorbative gives a 20% chance of reducing damage by 5% per rank.
Mobile.png Venomblood.png Mobile + Venomblood 356,214 for 100 x Powerburst of vitality (4) Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Venomblood makes you immune from all poison-damage.
Total cost per set 5,050,102

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 99 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,677,769 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 645,667 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Mobile.png Biting 2 + Mobile 1,641,190 for 84 x Huge blunt adamant salvage Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 3 4,316,502 for 3 x Hand cannon and 1 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Devoted.png Impatient 4 + Devoted 4
(Devoted is optional)
1,757,012 for 0.2 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,203,852 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Devoted has a chance each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,058,914 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 15,300,905

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,073,384 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Planted Feet 4,435,049 for 0.5 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+) The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,689,462 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,436,015 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 58,647,481 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) After dealing 50,000 damage, create an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 4 45,097,811 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow (level 9+) Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Relentless.png Crackling.png Relentless 5 + Crackling 4 16,777,960 for 9 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Mobile.png Impatient 4 + Mobile 10,573,660 for 1.5 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,203,852 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,058,914 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 137,795,693

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,073,384 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Aftershock.png Planted Feet + Aftershock 1 25,753,527 for 0.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
and 1 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+)
The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,689,462 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Precise.png Ruthless.png Precise 6 + Ruthless 1 22,714,487 for 1.5 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+), 1.5 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Ruthless increases damage output by 0.5% per rank for 20 seconds whenever an enemy is killed.
Aftershock.png Equilibrium.png Aftershock 4 + Equilibrium 2 175,950,601 for 4.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Total cost per weapon 198,665,088

Cape perks[edit source]

If players own a max cape and/or the Anachronia cape stand, the following capes have the best passive perks for this activity:

Skillcape Combat styles Perk category Perk
Defence cape (t).png Defence cape All Lifesaving ability The cape's perk provides the effects of a sign of life once an hour.
Ranged cape (t).png Ranged cape Ranged only Damage enhancement Increases the special effect chance of ranged ammunition by 20%.
Strength cape (t).png Strength cape Melee only Damage enhancement Causes Dismember's damage over time to last an extra 3.6 seconds.
Attack cape (t).png
Invention master cape.png
Attack cape or
Invention master cape
All Cost saving Attack: Gives a 2% chance for degradable items not to degrade.
Invention: Provides bonus charge drain rate reduction.

Archaeology relics[edit source]

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 97. The set below provides 500 more healthpoints, more damage (only if health is kept low) and more adrenaline.

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 98. The set below provides more adrenaline, automatic adrenaline stalling between phases, ability to enter the fight with 100% adrenaline, and permanent LOTD (eliminates ring switching).

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 120 and Mysterious City mystery. The set below provides more defence, more damage (if health is kept low) and more adrenaline.

Familiars[edit | edit source]

Beginning players should use the best Beast of Burden they can use.

Experienced players should bring a nihil of their primary combat style for an accuracy increase. Combining a nihil with an accuracy boosting aura or high level weaponry will easily yield a 100% hit rate when used in conjunction with an overload and respective turmoil/praesul curse.

Alternatively, a Steel titan's special move Steel of legends can deal significant damage if used consistently throughout the fight, making it an even better familiar for players that already have enough accuracy.

Players may also choose to use a Ripper demon familiar without scrolls, which provides more overall damage than a Steel titan.

Phases[edit | edit source]

Vindicta has 200,000 life points and enters a second phase upon reaching 100,000. With a high level duo or larger team, it should be possible to get through Phase 1 without a fire wall dropping through the effective use of a damage-boosting ultimate ability.

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

Vindicta spawns in the middle of the arena. She has a defence level of 75 with affinity values of 50, making her second-easiest to hit with tier 90 weaponry, overloads and tier 95/99 curses, right behind Gregorovic.

Although she has relatively few special attacks compared to the other generals, she more than compensates with very powerful melee auto-attacks that can deal up to 3000 damage. Even then, players should be able to recover the lost health through Soul Split, as Vindicta has the slowest attack speed out of all of the generals.

Vindicta's attack pattern is as follows:

At start of the fight:

  • Does 2 auto-attacks
  • Hurricane (hits within 2 spaces)

Rest of the fight:

  • 1 auto-attack
  • 1 auto-attack (both weapons are slammed onto the target) accompanied by a Ranged attack to all targets out of melee range; the move does not occur if all players are within 2 spaces (tick still passes over). The Ranged attack should be prayer flicked if you are not able to regenerate the health back through Soul Split or other recovery effects.
  • 1 auto-attack
  • Fire wall (random direction; easiest to run across Vindicta in a straight or diagonal line)
  • 3 auto-attacks
  • Hurricane
  • Repeat

After several attacks into the battle, Vindicta will call on Gorvek to unleash fire on her target. This will deal rapid magic damage of up to 1000 per tick, which can be reduced (although the damage will not reflect onto her). This ability is signified when Vindicta raises her swords into the air. Simply run out of the way of the wall; however, the direction is completely random and the fire travels extremely quickly, so be prepared to take some damage. This mechanic is easily predictable as Vindicta always follows the same attack pattern during the first half of the fight.

Vindicta's hurricane and ranged attack always has a 100% hit rate regardless of the player's armour rating. Vindicta will also skip auto-attacks if she cannot reach her target, although less harshly than Helwyr. Vindicta's attack speed also changes in frequency - after the fire wall attack, her attack speed increases, but it decreases after the hurricane/ranged attack.

Once Vindicta falls at half health, phase 2 begins. If not used at the start of the fight, at 120,000-110,000 life points, use Berserk, Sunshine or Death's Swiftness (depending on your style of combat), and quickly gain adrenaline to use a Threshold. For mages and rangers, these damage-boosting ultimates should be used near the centre of the room, to ensure the effect does not go to waste when Vindicta & Gorvek fly to a random corner.

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

Once Vindicta falls at half health, Gorvek will land onto the arena, and Vindicta will mount him, discarding her swords for a lance. Melee users should be especially careful, as Vindicta's collision size increases from 3x3 to 5x5, which can occasionally cause awkward movements, forcing the player to run to catch up to them, and often into a fire wall for massive damage.

Vindicta's defence level will increase from 75 to 80, though her affinities remain the same. This increase in defence can result in tier 90 and 92 weapons, even with elder overloads and tier 95/99 curses to occasionally miss.

Vindicta will follow a set attack pattern during this phase:

  • Melee attack
  • Ranged attack (deals AoE damage in a 3x3 area centered around the random target; this can be exploited for Resonance purposes if desired)
  • Melee attack
  • Fly & fire wall
  • Repeats

The attack pattern becomes glitched depending on the player's position:

  • If the player is too close to the spot they landed on, they will take an additional melee hit which does not count in the pattern above.
  • If the player is too far from Vindicta and Gorvek, the first melee attack becomes skipped and they will go straight for the ranged attack.

Players should watch their health carefully during this phase; although Vindicta's melee attack is the same as in phase 1, Gorvek's ranged attack has a 100% hit rate and will typically deal very high damage. For this purpose, Resonance is an effective way of recovering a lot of lost health; however, since there is not enough time to resonance every ranged attack, switch to Protect/Deflect Missiles and try to use Debilitate, Reflect or Devotion to cut down on the damage. Despite these abilities, the best way to mitigate damage is still by recovering health via Soul Split.

After the ranged attack, the pair will follow up with a melee attack before flying into one of the corners and sending out a fire wall, which is aimed at the primary target like in phase 1. When they prepare to fly to one of the corners, use Slaughter, Fragmentation Shot or Combust, to deal extra damage on them and move out of the way of the fire wall; if solo or with a good team, allow the two to move to you instead of running to them to deal higher damage due to movement ticks. If you plan on moving towards Vindicta's position, use Surge (or Barge if melee) and click to the side during the ability to avoid standing in the flame if used from far away and flick Deflect Melee to avoid the instant melee hit.