Dark totem

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Dark totem
Dark totem.png
Released9 June 2016 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA dark power emanates from this totem.
Value450 coins
High alch270 coins
Low alch180 coins
Weight0.009 kg
Advanced data
Item ID19685
Dark totem detail.png

The dark totem is an item that can be created by combining the dark totem base, dark totem middle, and dark totem top. The totem pieces are dropped in that order and duplicates drop after all three are obtained. It is used on the altar in the centre of the Catacombs of Kourend to access the lower level of the catacombs to fight Skotizo. The totem is consumed when using it on the altar regardless of the outcome of the fight.

All three components can be found by killing monsters (excluding ghosts) in the Catacombs of Kourend. Superior slayer monsters have a 100% chance of dropping a totem piece; all others have a chance equal to , where is the monster's Hitpoints. Therefore to obtain components most quickly, a player should kill whatever monster optimises their total damage per second (including bank runs) with the gear they have available. XP per hour can be used as a rough substitute for optimising DPS, though some monsters in the catacombs (such as dragons) have an XP bonus.

Assembling the dark totem results in a chatbox message stating You bring the totem pieces together with a click. It looks kind of like an arcane key and pulses with dark power in your hand.

A fully-assembled dark totem can also be rarely obtained from Skotizo.

A player uses the dark totem on the altar in the centre of the Catacombs.

Creation[edit | edit source]

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Ticks1 (0.6s)
Dark totem top.pngDark totem top1N/A
Dark totem middle.pngDark totem middle1N/A
Dark totem base.pngDark totem base1N/A
Total cost0
Dark totem.pngDark totem1N/A

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 March 2019
(update | poll)

Dark totem pieces no longer need to be assembled in order to continue receiving them.

30 June 2016

The item's value was increased from 10 to 450.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Previously, the High Level Alchemy value of a dark totem was 6. This was changed sometime in late 2016 to its current value of 270.
  • The first week after the release of the Dark totem, the totem pieces were a more common drop than currently, so that players could stock up on Dark totems in anticipation of Skotizo's release.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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