Abyssal whip

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The abyssal whip is a one-handed Melee weapon which requires an Attack level of 70 to wield. The whip is among the most powerful and popular non-degradable melee weapons and is capable of attacking at the same speed of daggers and scimitars at 2.4 seconds per hit.

Alongside being a rare drop from abyssal demons, there is a 12/128 (3/32) chance to obtain an abyssal whip when using unsired, dropped by the Abyssal Sire, on the Font of Consumption.

A major downside of the abyssal whip is that it is not effective for training Strength; the only attack option available which will provide Strength experience is the "lash" attack option, which is a controlled attack style and provides shared experience. As a result, several slightly weaker weapons are instead ideal for training Strength directly.

Furthermore, the whip is sparingly used by Strength pures as the wielder must incur Attack and/or Defence experience.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesAbyssal whip equipped.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+82+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+82+0+0%+0List
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4.png

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

CombatStyles whip.png Combat style Type Experience
Flick Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Lash Slash Shared
Deflect Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the abyssal whip's special attack, Energy drain.

The abyssal whip has a special attack, Energy Drain, which consumes 50% of the player's special attack energy, increases accuracy by 25%, and in PVP, transfers 10% of the target's run energy to the wielder.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Players can attach a kraken tentacle to the abyssal whip to create an abyssal tentacle, which requires an Attack level of 75 and has +8 higher slash attack and +4 higher Strength bonus, equating to about 1 higher damage. This process, however, will cause the whip to be consumed, and cannot be undone. Once the abyssal tentacle consumes all of its 10,000 charges, the player will retain the kraken tentacle.

Players can also use either a volcanic or frozen whip mix, obtained from the Bounty Hunter Store, to cosmetically enhance the abyssal whip, creating a volcanic abyssal whip or a frozen abyssal whip, respectively. This only alters its appearance, and causes the whip to become untradeable. It can be reverted by using a cleaning cloth on the whip, but the mix will not be returned.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png11/512
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/512
UnsiredN/A Casket.png112/128

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 April 2014
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The Abyssal whip can now be combined with the Kraken tentacle to create the Abyssal tentacle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An abyssal whip can be used in lieu of a knife when slicing bananas despite having no apparent blade. It can also be used to slice through webs.