Clan Wars

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This is a safe activity.
If you die here, you will not lose any of your items.

The official worlds for Clan Wars are worlds 394 (F2P), 322 (P2P).

The unofficial worlds for Clan Wars are worlds 308 (F2P), 302 (P2P), 378 (P2P).

Clan Wars logo.jpg

Clan Wars is a safe minigame located in Ferox Enclave, in a safe area of the Wilderness.

Clan Wars allows members of two opposing Clan Chats to engage in player-versus-player combat against one another.

There exists a white free-for-all portal in addition to the normal ones. This portal is used by players to practice, to have fun in a PvP zone, or to restore drained stats and Hitpoints upon exiting. Many PKers also use it to reset their Skull (status) by quickly getting killed by someone in there.

The purple portals are often used by PvP Clans to practice among their members or to fight against other clans. It is seldom used by casual Clan Chats. Instead, the free-for-all white portal is more popular.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

There are three safe methods of reaching Ferox Enclave that does not require players to traverse the Wilderness:

Setting up a clan fight[edit | edit source]

When challenging another clan, leaders may customise the terms and conditions for winning. Once the leaders have agreed, the minigame will begin. Only ranking members who are a captain or higher are able to initiate challenges. Clanmates will be notified in the clan chat that a war has begun and can enter the purple portal. There will be a two-minute timer and a wall separating clans. At the end of the two-minute timer, the walls will collapse and the battle will begin.

Players who die will be sent to a jail where depending on the game option, can go back in or will be unable to fight again. There is also an option to watch the fight at any time via orbs scattered across the map.

Clan war settings

Game mode[edit | edit source]

Mode Conditions
Last team standing The battle ends when all members of a team have been defeated.

Fighters may not join or re-join the battle after it has begun.

First to X kills
  • 25 kills
  • 50 kills
  • 100 kills
  • 200 kills
  • 500 kills
  • 1,000 kills
  • 5,000 kills
  • 10,000 kills
The first team to score X kills will win.

Fighters may enter the battle at any time.

Most kills
  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 120 minutes
The team with the most kills for X minutes will win.

Fighters may enter the battle at any time.

  • 100 points
  • 300 points
  • 500 points
The first team to hold the oddskull for X points will win.

Combat options[edit | edit source]

Setting Option Description
Melee Allowed Melee combat is allowed.
Disabled Melee combat is disabled.
Ranging Allowed Ranging is allowed.
Disabled Ranging is disabled.
Magic All spellbooks All spellbooks are allowed.
Standard spells Only the standard spellbook is allowed
Binding only Only the Bind, Snare and Entangle spells are allowed.
Disabled No magical combat is allowed.
Food Allowed Food may be eaten during the battle
Disabled No food may be eaten during the battle
Drinks Allowed Drinks, such as potions, may be used during the battle.
Disabled No drinks may be consumed during the battle.
Prayer Allowed All prayers are allowed.
No overheads Prayers that use an overhead icon are forbidden. Other prayers are allowed.
Disabled No prayers are allowed
Special Attacks Allowed Special attacks are allowed
No Staff of the Dead The Staff of the dead cannot use its special attack, but all other special attacks are allowed.
Disabled Special attacks are forbidden.
Team cap Uncapped As many players in a Clan Chat can enter the battle.
Capped The fight can be restricted to a certain number of players: 5 v 5, 10 v 10, 15 v 15, 20 v 20 and 30 v 30.
Leaving channel Counts as death If a player leaves the Clan Chat mid-battle, it will count as a death.
No penalty No penalty is incurred if a player leaves the Clan Chat mid-battle.
Rejoining Unrestricted Players can immediately rejoin the battle upon death.
60 sec delay Players must wait for a minute before being able to rejoin the battle.
Miscellaneous Ignore freezing If freezing is ignored, spells such as Entangle and Ice Barrage will not prevent their targets from moving. Damage dealt by the spells will be applied normally.
PJ timer In single-way combat areas, the PJ timer prevents players from being attacked for 10 secs after they have been attacking someone else.
Single Spells If Single Spells is enabled, multi-target attacks (such as chinchompas) will hit only one target, even in multi-way combat areas.
Trident If this option is enabled, the trident of the seas can be used against players.
Stragglers Kill'em all A team will lose the battle if it has no fighters in the arena.
Ignore 5 A team will lose the battle if it has 5 fighters or fewer in the arena.

Arena[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 12 maps that players can choose for the purple portal. Four of the maps are members-only.

Each map has certain advantages and disadvantages for teams and fighting styles.

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Arena Description Image Map
Wasteland A dead land filled with lava, dead trees and rocks. Near each portal, there is a single combat area. Clan Wars Arena - Wasteland.png Clan Wars Arena - Wasteland map.png
Plateau A platform of rock amidst a sea of lava with very few obstacles. Clan Wars Arena - Plateau.png Clan Wars Arena - Plateau map.png
Sylvan Glade An arena filled with trees that block line-of-sight. Clan Wars Arena - Sylvan Glade.png Clan Wars Arena - Sylvan Glade map.png
Forsaken Quarry An arena filled with small rocks that do not block line-of-sight. Clan Wars Arena - Forsaken Quarry.png Clan Wars Arena - Forsaken Quarry map.png
Turrets Ranger and mages may like to ascend the many turrets in this arena to fire down at targets below. Clan Wars Arena - Turrets.png Clan Wars Arena - Turrets map.png
Clan Cup Arena Adapted from the arena used in the 2013 Clan Cup. Clan Wars Arena - Clan Cup Arena.png Clan Wars Arena - Clan Cup Arena map.png
Soggy Swamp A waterlogged marshland filled with roots and rotten trees. Clan Wars Arena - Ghastly Swamp.png Clan Wars Arena - Ghastly Swamp map.png
Classic The original Clan Wars classic map from RuneScape. Clan Wars Arena - Classic.png Clan Wars Arena - Classic map.png

Members[edit | edit source]

Arena Description Image Map
Ghastly Swamp Like the Soggy Swamp, but with aggressive ghasts that may rot your food or steal your health. Clan Wars Arena - Ghastly Swamp.png Clan Wars Arena - Ghastly Swamp map.png
Northleach Quell A snowy area filled with sunken boats and broken bits of wood. Clan Wars Arena - Northleach Quell.png Clan Wars Arena - Northleach Quell map.png
Gridlock A huge four-way multi-mountain map suited for King-of-the-Hill modes with rangers and mages. Clan Wars Arena - Gridlock.png Clan Wars Arena - Gridlock map.png
Ethereal A strange realm in the clouds, where mystic symbols can be used to teleport around the arena. Energy sprites are present to keep the mystic symbols active; killing them will prevent players from using the symbols for one minute. Clan Wars Arena - Ethereal.png Clan Wars Arena - Ethereal map.png

Free-for-all[edit | edit source]

A map of the free-for-all area.

In addition to the purple portals, there is also a free-for-all portal west of the bank area. Players will be able to recognise it by its white colour. Unlike the purple portals, there are no set teams or setting up fights between clans. Instead, it is a place where players can challenge each other one-on-one, or in multi-combat zones without having to worry about losing their items.

This portal is often used by players to restore drained stats (including Hitpoints, Prayer and run energy) and cure poison, as entering the portal and exiting it (via itself or a teleport) will restore stats and cure venom and poison.

The free-for-all portal is also a popular place for players to AFK train Magic, especially in F2P. Two players wield armour, which makes their attacks always miss, start attacking each other and they go AFK. Since the fight never ends, and players get experience even if they miss, this is a decent way to train Magic.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Digging at the Clan Cup Trophy is the solution to a hard cryptic clue: Between where the best are commemorated for a year, and a celebratory cup, not just for beer. The cup have not been moved to the enclave. It is still located in the old spot for clanwars south of the duel arena. Southwest of Citharede Abbey in a area inhabbited by hill gigants.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 July 2020

The minigame has been moved from the Desert Plateau to Ferox Enclave.

16 July 2015

Moved some invisible walls on the Lumbridge Castle Clan Wars map.

16 April 2015
(update | poll)

Clan wars classic has been tweaked to be more like the original map.

6 November 2014
(update | poll)

The Classic Arena is added to Clan Wars as an additional arena.

24 July 2014
(update | poll)

  • Members of your team no longer have Attack as their left-click option, as if you were all wearing the same team cape.
  • A Clan Wars minigame channel has been added to the minigame channel list.
10 July 2014

Players inside clan wars viewing orbs are no longer visible on the minimap.

26 June 2014
(update | poll)

The whole of the Wasteland map is now multi-way combat and some trees have been added. Viewing orbs will now be shown on the minimap. A new arena, Soggy Swamp, has been added to the list. On F2P worlds, unavailable arenas are now easier to see.