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First formSecond form
First form (hard)Second form (hard)
Damis first form.png
Released18 April 2005 (Update)
Combat level103
ExamineThe warrior of darkness.
Combat info
XP bonus+5%
Max hit22
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID682,6346
Damis first form chathead.png
Damis second form chathead.png
Damis first form chathead.png
Damis second form chathead.png

Damis is one of the four guardians of the Diamonds of Azzanadra, fought only when doing the Desert Treasure quest. He is the only guardian who exclusively uses melee to attack, however this is made up by him having two forms, with the second form being able to attack at a quick rate as well as draining Prayer rapidly. As with most monsters in the Shadow Dungeon, Damis allows other monsters to pass through him.

He can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the quest is complete.

Location[edit | edit source]

The Shadow Dungeon.

He is found at the end of the Shadow Dungeon, which is accessed via a ladder requiring the ring of visibility to see. When approaching Damis' location, the player will be told in their chatbox that they hear a voice from the walls telling them to turn back.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A player using a giant rat to safespot Damis.

His first form is not much of a threat as the player can use Protect from Melee to defeat him and mitigate all damage, however his second form has higher stats, attacks faster and drains the player's Prayer rapidly when close up. As such, it may not be a good idea to allow Damis to attack the player.

The best method to defeat Damis is to get the attention of (but not kill) the bat or one of two giant rats found nearby and luring Damis and the other aggressive monsters behind it. Unlike the skeletons and Shadow Hounds, they will prevent other monsters passing through them. The player can then safely attack Damis using Magic/Ranged with only the giant rat or bat attacking the player. An alternative strategy is to fill your inventory with prayer potions and spam them, as that is the only viable method if you are low level.

As Damis is weak to Magic, Iban Blast and Trident of the seas/swamp are effective. He is resistant to melee and Ranged. Contrary to a popular misconception, Damis is not specifically weak to Earth spells.[1]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

During Damis' second form, he may say one of the following quotes per game tick when he is close up to the player:

  • "I will crush you utterly!"
  • "You are no match for my power!"
  • "Taste my blade and feel my wrath!"
  • "I... am... invincible!"
  • "Your pathetic skill won't help you now!"
  • "You will regret ever coming here!"
  • "Hah! I fear not your feeble power!"

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Shadow diamond.png: Damis drops Shadow diamond with rarity Always in quantity 1Shadow diamond1Always[d 1]Not sold150
  1. ^ Only dropped when fought in the Shadow Dungeon during Desert Treasure.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

First formSecond form
Damis first form.png
18 April 2005 –
31 May 2005
8 May 2007 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On release, Damis could be lured to the end of the alcove north of his room and easily safespotted behind a stalagmite. This no longer works as an update changed the stalagmite to a standing torch, which does not allow attacks through it.
  • Damis is the only boss from Desert Treasure that does not appear in the Recipe for Disaster quest.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "The ice & fire warriors have effects. So do mummies in the pyramid. That's all I could find."