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Hitsplat is a term used to refer to the damage icon appearing above a player, an NPC, or a monster, while in combat. A hitsplat usually results in the reduction of hitpoints. A splat of disease usually results in a loss of skill points, but can also affect hitpoints. All hitsplats have a number in the centre, which determines the number of hitpoints or levels in a skill that you have either lost or gained.

Types of hitsplat[edit | edit source]

The colour of the hitsplat usually gives an indication of the type of damage and the number inside the amount of damage dealt. Hitsplat depicts the magnitude affection of an attack, effect, however a block or miss will always induce a 0, but the randomization result is never shown. Whenever a heavy damage is dealt, the same splat background is used, and it is possible for the number to overlap the splat's edge.

Other player's hitsplats will appear in a tinted colour than the player's; this can be toggled off under the "Advanced Display Settings" section in the Display tab of the Settings interface.

Image Tinted image Description Restoration method Members only?
Damage hitsplat.png
Damage hitsplat (tinted).png
Regular damage from Melee, Magic, Ranged, Agility obstacles, Thieving traps, etc. Wait, eat or drink food, or have a certain NPC, such as Monks, heal you. Using the Rapid Heal prayer, the Dream spell, or wearing a Regen bracelet can shorten the wait time. No
Zero damage hitsplat.png
Zero damage hitsplat (tinted).png
A hit of zero, inflicts no damage. It usually indicates either a missed/blocked attack, but can also rarely be a successful hit. N/A No
Poison hitsplat.png
N/A Poison, damages players from time to time (decreases over time). Can also indicate eating a poison karambwan as well as being harmed by Poison Gas. Drinking an antipoison potion (or variations), using the Cure Me spell. No
Venom hitsplat.png
N/A Venom, damages players from time to time (increases over time). Drinking an anti-venom or anti-venom+ potion, or using 2 doses of an antipoison potion. Yes
Disease hitsplat.png
N/A Disease, drains stats from time to time. Drinking Relicym's balm or a Sanfew serum. Yes
Corruption hitsplat.png
N/A Corruption, which drains prayer points over time. Using the Ward of Arceuus spell. Yes
Heal hitsplat.png
N/A Used to represent an NPC healing its hitpoints, though it is mostly reserved for boss encounters. N/A Yes
Shield hitsplat.png
N/A Damage dealt to Verzik Vitur's and The Nightmare's shields, and Tempoross. N/A Yes
Zalcano's armour hitsplat.png
N/A Damage dealt to Zalcano's stone armour during the fight against her. N/A Yes
Charge hitsplat.png
Charge hitsplat (tinted).png
Used to represent the totems being "healed" when charging the four totems during the fight against The Nightmare. N/A Yes
Discharge hitsplat.png
N/A Used to represent the totems being "damaged" when parasites are discharging the four totems during the fight against The Nightmare. N/A Yes

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 April 2021

Hitsplat icons for shields, armour, healing, charging and discharging updated.

26 March 2020
(update | poll)

Hitsplats which show recoil damage dealt are no longer tinted.

5 March 2020
(update | poll)

Hitsplats dealt by other players can now be toggled to be tinted to a slightly different colour in order to make it clear which hits are the player's.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Within the game cache, there are three other unused hitsplats that can be found (Violet hitsplat.png Pink hitsplat.png Yellow-green hitsplat.png). According to Mod Kieren, he made other hitsplats for potential future uses when he was adding the cyan hitsplat for Verzik Vitur's shield[1]; however, they are not currently planned to be used for anything.
  • Hitsplats persist for between one and two ticks.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 19 November 2018. (Archived from the original on 29 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "Whilst I added the Cyan one I just made a host of others for potential future uses - nothing planned currently."