Greater Nechryael/Strategies

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Greater nechryaels, are a slayer monster requiring 80 Slayer to kill. When using Ice Barrage and fought in the Catacombs of Kourend, greater nechryaels can provide high Slayer experience rates per hour, varying on how well the player can group them and collecting their loot. Valuable common drops like the Rune items as well as mystic air staff generally compensate the rune cost even when barraging.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Bank with preferred banking method; Kourend Castle has a bank on the second floor(UK). Use your house portal or xeric's talisman to teleport to Kourend Castle. Investigate the statue in the courtyard to enter the Catacombs. Run north toward the hill giants, then east passed the bloodvelds.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Attack styles[edit | edit source]

The greater nechryaels attack only with a melee attack. Protect from Melee will prevent all damage.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Much like dust devils, greater nechryael in the Catacombs of Kourend are popularly killed using Ice Burst or Ice Barrage, as you are able to clump them up into a pile and hit them all simultaneously. To do this, turn on Protect from Melee, then attack the greater nechryael in the chamber they're in with a fast ranged weapon (such as cheap darts, throwing knives) or the special attack of the Dinh's bulwark to get them aggressive towards you. Run to a side of the room which has two corners adjacent to each other and run back and forth between the two corners so that the nechryael pile on top of each other.

Due to their very low Magic defence, it's important to use equipment that maximizes Magic damage instead of accuracy, such as a tormented bracelet or an occult necklace. Otherwise, wear items that give Prayer bonus to increase the usefulness of your prayer potions. Bringing along runes to cast Blood Burst/Barrage can also help extend your trips due to the fact that the summoned death spawns can hit through your prayer. You can be healed up to full in as little as two casts if the nechryael are stacked, making it much more effective than bringing food. Bringing along a super defence potion or sipping a dose before leaving the bank will help to take less damage.

When bursting or barraging, it is recommended to pay some attention in case of nechryarch spawns, as it is likely that players automatically attack it and its chaotic death spawns deal high damage through magic based gear. Some options to deal with it include switching to Blood Barrage to out-heal the damage taken (provided that there are more regular nechryael next to it), using ice spells to safespot it, or running away when the spawns appear to lose their aggression and coming back.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Autocasting vs manually casting spells[edit | edit source]

Autocasting spells has 1 tick delay between player clicking a target and the spell being cast. To achieve maximum experience rates the player should manually cast every spell from the spellbook after moving. This way the spell is cast immediately, saving a lot of time in the long run.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Magic[edit | edit source]

Slayer helmet (i).png
Imbued saradomin cape.png
Occult necklace.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Kodai wand.png
Ancestral robe top.png
Book of darkness.png
Ancestral robe bottom.png
Tormented bracelet.png
Devout boots.png
Seers ring (i).png
Bronze dart.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngExplorer's ring 4.png
Dinh's bulwark.pngAsh sanctifier.pngRune pouch.pngSoul rune.png
Herb sack.pngSeed box.pngHoly wrench.pngTeleport to house (tablet).png
Water rune.pngBlood rune.pngDeath rune.png

This is the best-in-slot available equipment for fighting greater nechryaels with Magic.. See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (task only)Ancestral hat.pngAncestral hatVoid mage helm.pngVoid mage helm[1]N/AN/A
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklace3rd age amulet.png3rd age amuletAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.pngAmulet of magic
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3
Ghostly cloak.pngGhostly cloak
Ardougne cloak 2.pngArdougne cloak 2
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topProselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberkSaradomin robe top.pngSaradomin robe topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopElite void top.pngElite void top[1]
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomProselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisseSaradomin robe legs.pngSaradomin robe legsAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirtElite void robe.pngElite void robe[1]
WeaponKodai wand.pngKodai wandNightmare staff.pngNightmare staffMaster wand.pngMaster wandAncient staff.pngAncient staffN/A
ShieldArcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldBook of darkness.pngBook of darknessUnholy book.pngUnholy bookBook of balance.pngBook of balanceTome of water.pngTome of water
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing
Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2
GlovesBracelet of slaughter.pngBracelet of slaughterTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon gloves
Infinity gloves.pngInfinity gloves
Void knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves[1]
BootsDevout boots.pngDevout bootsHoly sandals.pngHoly sandalsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstone
Boots of darkness.pngBoots of darkness
RingRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Seers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Seers ring.pngSeers ringBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringExplorer's ring 4.pngExplorer's ring 4
Special attackDinh's bulwark.pngDinh's bulwarkEldritch nightmare staff.pngEldritch nightmare staff (if using darts/knives)Saradomin godsword.pngSaradomin godsword (if using darts/knives)N/AN/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only use with the full set of Void knight armour