Abyssal whip

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Abyssal whip
Abyssal whip.png
Released15 February 2005 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Drop
ExamineA weapon from the Abyss.
Value120,001 coins
High alch72,000 coins
Low alch48,000 coins
Weight0.453 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange1,619,668 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume5,851
Advanced data
Item ID4151
Abyssal whip detail.png

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. As it performs great against monsters that are weak to slash attacks and is relatively affordable, it is one of the most widely used melee weapons in the game and is a popular choice used to train the Slayer skill at higher combat levels before more powerful weapons become accessible.

The whip is a big upgrade over the dragon scimitar, which has the same attack speed but significantly lower accuracy and strength bonuses. However, it is easily outperformed by higher tier weapons such as Osmumten's fang, Inquisitor's mace, Blade of Saeldor and the Ghrazi rapier. 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.

Using a Shattered relics variety ornament kit on an abyssal whip will change its appearance into that of an abyssal whip (or). Players can also use either a volcanic or frozen whip mix, obtained from Justine's stuff for the Last Shopper Standing 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.

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.

 Attack bonusesAbyssal whip equipped.pngAbyssal whip equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerWeapon slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: WhipCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Whip.pngFlickSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
LashSlashControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
DeflectSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

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. The target player will receive the message, "You feel drained!" in their chat window. The accuracy roll for Energy Drain is made against an opponents slash defence.[1]

Products[edit | edit source]

Abyssal tentacle.pngAbyssal tentacle
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Abyssal whip (or).pngAbyssal whip (or)
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Frozen abyssal whip.pngFrozen abyssal whip
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Volcanic abyssal whip.pngVolcanic abyssal whip
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Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Angry Behind Miss Schism in Draynor Village Abyssal whip.png Cape of legends.png Spined chaps.png 1,629,504

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Abyssal demon Wilderness Slayer Cave124 Multicombat.png11/512
Abyssal demon Standard124 Multicombat.png11/512
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/512
UnsiredN/A Casket.png112/128

Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]

4Ancient Wyvern/Strategies (Prayer)
4Ancient Wyvern/Strategies (Melee)
3Barbarian Assault/Strategies (Melee)
4Chaos Elemental/Strategies (Melee)
4Chaos Elemental/Strategies (Melee (Anti-magic))
5Chompington (Melee)
4Dagannoth Kings/Strategies (Tribrid (All Kings))
5Drake/Strategies (Melee)
5General Graardor/Strategies (Melee Attacker)
5General Graardor/Strategies (Solo (Melee))
5General Graardor/Strategies (Advanced Tank)
2Giant Mole/Strategies (Melee & Prayer Budget)
3Green dragon/Strategies (Melee)
4Grotesque Guardians/Strategies (Melee)
4Krystilia/Strategies (Dragonhide (Melee + Ranged))
4Krystilia/Strategies (Defence and Prayer)
3Nightmare Zone/Strategies (Melee (Prayer))
4Nightmare Zone/Strategies (Melee (Absorption, AFK))
5Skeletal Wyvern/Strategies (Melee)
4Slayer task/Gargoyles (Melee)
3Slayer task/Jellies (Melee)
5Slayer task/Trolls (Melee (Prayer))
5Slayer task/Trolls (Melee (DPS))
2Slayer training (Melee)
5TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies (Melee)
3Ultimate Ironman Guide/Equipment

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 March 2022

The item's examine text was changed; previously, it was "A weapon from the abyss."

10 April 2014
(update | poll)

The Abyssal whip can now be combined with the kraken tentacle to create the abyssal tentacle.

29 August 2006

The item's value was increased again from 100,001 to 120,001.

20 February 2006

The item's value was increased from 100,000 to 100,001.

15 February 2005

The item was made obtainable.

26 January 2005

The item was added to the game cache, but was unobtainable.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The whip is made from the spine of an abyssal demon.[2]
  • 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.
  • The whip has an odd value of 120,001 so that it is always kept on death ahead of a Mystic robe top. Previously, players would scam whip owners by luring them to the Wilderness, giving them three robe tops and then killing them. The victim would keep the robe tops on death as opposed to the much more valuable whip.

References[edit | edit source]

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