Ancient shard

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Ancient shards are obtained from monsters found within the Catacombs of Kourend (excluding ghosts). They are used on the altar in the centre of the catacombs for quick transportation to several areas (and are consumed on use):

Three can be used with a darklight to create an arclight, a degradeable variant of the darklight that provides stats superior to the abyssal tentacle when used against demons. Three shards provide 1,000 charges; up to a maximum of 10,000.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

The drop rate of ancient shards (excluding Skotizo) is determined by the amount of hitpoints the monster has.

The exact formula is , with the cap on hitpoints to treat anything with more than 400 hitpoints as if it had 400.

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarityTrailblazer regions
Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png11/233MisthalinMorytania
Ankou Level 95 (m)95 Multicombat.png11/293
Black demon Level 178178; 184 Multicombat.png11/226
Black demon Level 184178; 184 Multicombat.png11/226
Bronze dragon Catacombs of Kourend143 Multicombat.png11/252
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png11/123
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11/170
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png11/143
Choke devil264 Multicombat.png11/133Desert
Cyclops Level 5656; 76 Multicombat.png11/283KandarinAsgarniaAsgarnia
Cyclops Level 7656; 76 Multicombat.png11/283KandarinAsgarniaAsgarnia
Dagannoth Catacombs Level 74 Multicombat.png11/286
Dagannoth Catacombs Level 92 Multicombat.png11/286
Deviant spectre169 Multicombat.png11/206
Dust devil Level 110110 Multicombat.png11/246
Fire giant Level 104104; 109 Multicombat.png11/246
Fire giant Level 109104; 109 Multicombat.png11/246
Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png11/196Tirannwn
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/66MisthalinMorytania
Greater demon Level 100100; 101; 113 Multicombat.png11/256
Greater demon Level 101100; 101; 113 Multicombat.png11/256
Greater demon Level 113100; 101; 113 Multicombat.png11/256
Hellhound Level 122122 Multicombat.png11/256
Hellhound Level 122122 Multicombat.png11/256
Hill Giant (m)28 Multicombat.png11/310WildernessKandarinMisthalinAsgarnia
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png11/66TirannwnMorytania
Iron dragon Catacombs of Kourend215 Multicombat.png11/203
King Sand Crab107 Multicombat.png11/200
Lesser demon Level 9487; 94 Multicombat.png11/275
Lesser demon Level 8787; 94 Multicombat.png11/275
Magic axe42 Multicombat.png11/303WildernessAsgarnia
Moss giant Level 4242 Multicombat.png11/293
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png11/220TirannwnMorytania
Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png11/120TirannwnMorytania
Possessed pickaxe50 Multicombat.png11/306MorytaniaTirannwn
Repugnant spectre335 Multicombat.png11/73
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png11/186
Shade Catacombs of Kourend (m)140 Multicombat.png11/256
Skeleton Level 2222 Multicombat.png11/314
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png13/4
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png23/20
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png31/20
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png41/25
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png51/100
Steel dragon Catacombs of Kourend274 Multicombat.png11/166
Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png11/260
Vitreous warped Jelly241 Multicombat.png11/186
Warped Jelly112 Multicombat.png11/240

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the 16 June 2016 update, ancient shards were lost upon death.