War's Retreat

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War's Retreat
Also known as PvM Hub; Garden of War (formerly)
Release date 27 January 2020 (Update)
Kingdom None
Members area No
Main music Dare to Die
Leader War
Teleportation War's Retreat Teleport
War's Retreat map.png

War's Retreat is a hub for PvM activities and is designed to provide amenities helpful for fighting bosses. To access the hub, players need to be at least combat level 60. Like the Max Guild, War's Retreat contains a bank, a campfire for raising the player's max life points, and an altar which restores a player's Prayer and Summoning points. The retreat can be accessed by touching War's Insignia found north of the Draynor Village lodestone next to Death's Hourglass and by entering the doorway found in the western part of Death's office.

The hub is accessible to free-to-play players. However, they cannot purchase the elder campfire upgrade, auras, and refreshers from War. They can attune boss portals to free-to-play bosses (namely the Giant mole and the King Black Dragon).

Features[edit | edit source]

Portals[edit | edit source]

There are four boss portals located in the retreat:

  • West boss portal, which may be attuned by the player to access a boss of their choosing. In order to tune the portal to the desired boss the player needs to have at least one kill from that boss.
  • East boss portal - is unlocked through War's Wares, with 100 boss kills, and functions the same as the other boss portal.
  • A Reaper portal, which is automatically attuned to whatever boss the player currently has assigned as a Soul Reaper assignment.
  • A Fateful Portal, which is automatically attuned to seasonal events, or the most recently released boss if the event is not active.
The dummy area on the eastern side

The portals may be reattuned for 100,000 coins, or 50,000 coins if the player has 100 kills of the boss they are attempting to tune the portal to. As these are boss portals, they do not have access to Airut, Tormented demons, Glacors and Bork that the Max Guild portal offers.

Adrenaline[edit | edit source]

Next to the portals are two inert adrenaline crystals. They are unlocked/bought from War with 1,000 boss kills. Players can siphon adrenaline from the crystals, gaining 25% adrenaline every 1.8 seconds. The player stops siphoning them when they reach 100% adrenaline.

Dummy area[edit | edit source]

The dummy area works in a similar way to the Lumbridge Combat Academy, allowing players to train on them to gain adrenaline and try out various DPS rotations. There is also a bank chest in the area. It contains 3 training dummy dispensers, and 3 training dummies.

Marks of War[edit | edit source]

Main article: Marks of War

Marks of War is a currency used in War's Wares that can be earned by killing bosses. A maximum of 1,000 Marks of War can be earned per hour. After defeating a boss, a one-hour timer begins counting down, during which a maximum of 1,000 Marks of War can be earned. An hour after the first boss was defeated, this timer resets regardless of the number of marks earned during that time, and Marks of War can be earned again. The timer and number of Marks of War earned during the current period can be checked by right-clicking War. More difficult bosses give more Marks of War; however, because of the aforementioned one-hour cap, defeating more powerful bosses does not necessarily result in gaining more Marks of War.

Marks per boss[edit | edit source]

Boss Combat level Marks of War (Hard Mode)
The Ambassador 5,500 400 (500)
Araxxi 3,000 180
Astellarn 1,200 120 (150)
Barrows Brothers 115/150 50
Barrows: Rise of the Six 650 100
Beastmaster Durzag 2,000 400
Black stone dragon 2,500 400 (500)
Chaos Elemental 305 20
Commander Zilyana 596 20 (25)
Corporeal Beast 785 40
Crassian Leviathan 1,500 120 (150)
Dagannoth Kings 303 10
General Graardor 624 20 (25)
Giant mole 230 20 (25)
Gregorovic 1,000 80 (125)
Har-Aken 800 290
Helwyr 1,000 80 (125)
Kalphite King 2,500 70
Kalphite Queen[1] 333/356 30
King Black Dragon 276 10
Kree'arra 580 20 (25)
K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 20 (25)
Legiones 304 25
The Magister 899 100
Masuta the Ascended 1,000 240 (300)
Nex 1,001 150
Nex: Angel of Death 7,000 200
Queen Black Dragon 900 50
The Sanctum Guardian 850 120 (150)
Seiryu the Azure Serpent 10,000 400 (500)
Solak 7,000 400
Taraket the Necromancer 1,200 240 (300)
Telos, the Warden 2,000 160 - below 100% enrage
200 - above 100% enrage
Twin Furies 1,000 80 (125)
TzTok-Jad[2] 702 - Fight Cave
780 - Fight Kiln
500 - Fight Cave
30 - Fight Kiln
Verak Lith 1,450 240 (300)
Vindicta & Gorvek 1,000 80 (125)
Vorago 10,000 400 (500)
Yakamaru 10,000 600

War's Wares[edit | edit source]

Main article: War's Wares

War's Wares is a reward shop offered by War.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • On the Warpath (RuneScore.png 0) – Gain combat level 60, unlocking the ability to train under War in his retreat. He will grant rewards to help you fight bosses.
  • Aura Aura Aura! (RuneScore.png 30) – Unlock the mentioned auras from War's retreat store.
  • Relight my fire (RuneScore.png 30) – Unlock the mentioned bonfire upgrades to War's retreat.
  • My last resort (RuneScore.png 30) – Unlock the mentioned amenities to War's retreat.
  • War, what is it good for? (RuneScore.png 30) – Buy all unlocks and upgrades from War's store.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Future additions[edit | edit source]

There were multiple additions to War's Retreat that were originally planned, but not released with the initial update.[3] These features may be added in a future update.

Grouping area[edit | edit source]

The grouping area was created to help players find groups to boss with. While in this area, icons would appear above the player's indicating if you are looking for a group or group for a particular boss, this would work based on the Grouping System. Upon completion of your group the icons above the players head would disappear, the icons would only appear if a player was in that area.

Achievement Garden[edit | edit source]

  • The Achievement Garden contains pedestals that would display the player's boss/combat pets they've unlocked.
  • Initially the pedestal would appear empty but upon unlocking a pet it would then appear on them, these would only be seen by the player. Upon examining the pet it will display your kill count for the respective boss.
  • There were considerations for potentially trimming the pedestal if you've unlocked all boss pets in their respective area, for example a little God Wars Dungeon themed area around the God Wars Dungeon boss pets.[4]
  • Additionally there was a PvM related outfit stand which would display various outfits.

Seasonal Hiscores[edit | edit source]

There is a consideration that the developers may add a noticeboard for seasonal hiscores if they ever occur.[4]

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 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • Adrenaline urns can now be filled via the Adrenaline crystals in War's Retreat.
    • Boss Timers now vanish properly if the player flees the fight.
    • A tooltip has been added to Marks of War currency.
    • The entrance to War's Retreat in Draynor has been renamed to be more thematic.
    • The unlock hint for the music track Dare to Die now mentions War's Retreat.
    • Added some blocking to gravestones in War's Retreat to prevent player models clipping through in some situations.
    • The PvM Hub Reaper portal now checks for all normal access requirements when pointed at a God Wars Dungeon boss.
    • Added a message for people burning logs on War's Campfire.
    • Boss portals can now be interacted with from a longer range.
    • Teleporting to War's Retreat via the spellbook teleport will now clear active combat effects such as bleeds.
    • The option on War for checking 'Mark of War' cooldown has been renamed to be more obvious.
    • Entering Wars retreat now turns the camera.
  • patch 3 February 2020 (Update):
    • The War’s Retreat Reaper Portal now checks for all normal access requirements when pointed at a God Wars Dungeon boss.
  • update 27 January 2020 (Update):
    • War's retreat added to the game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Exiled Kalphite Queen counts.
  2. ^ TokHaar-Jad counts
  3. ^ 2019: Year in Review stream. 19 December 2019.*
  4. ^ a b Epic Jam Stream. 23 October 2019.*