Karil the Tainted

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This article is about Barrows brother Karil the Tainted. For his armour set, see Karil the Tainted's equipment.
Karil the Tainted
Karil the Tainted.png
Released9 May 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level98
Size1x1
ExamineA vengeful spirit corrupted by dark magic.
Combat info
AttributeSpectral
Max hit20
AggressiveYes
PoisonNo
Attack styleRanged
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP100 xp
CategoryBosses
Assigned byKonar quo Maten chathead.png Nieve chathead.png Duradel chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
100111001100
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0-26+0+134+55
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+79+71+90+106+100
Immunities
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID1675

Karil the Tainted is the fourth oldest of the Barrows brothers. Karil's crypt is located to the south of the Barrows area. He uses ranged equipment, which make him vulnerable to Melee attacks. Also unlike a player using his equipment, he is also fairly weak to Magic attacks. Karil's set effect is Tainted Shot, which gives him a 25% chance per successful hit to lower the player's Agility by 20%.

His set effect does not pose a threat in combat however his attacks are very accurate even on players with high defensive bonuses, so players may find it difficult navigating to the chest later with a lower Agility level (and as a result, less energy). As such, it is strongly recommended to activate Protect from Ranged - note that this does not prevent his set effect from activating. The use of a super restore potion may be worth using after the fight if the player's Agility stat has been drained significantly.

Karil's weakness is melee (in particular stab and slash) so the use of an abyssal whip, godsword or Zamorakian hasta is advised. He does have a moderate amount of melee defence, so players may prefer to use Magic instead - trident of the swamp/seas, Iban Blast or Magic Dart are common.

Prayer info[edit | edit source]

Karil the Tainted
Level requiredPrayer 40
Prayer XP20 xp
TypeSpectral creature
Required toolEctoplasmator

Drops[edit | edit source]

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Karil the Tainted drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/100[1]Not soldN/A
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Karil's unconventional weakness to Magic is because he has a low Magic level. He has the same Magic defence bonus as his armour when worn by players (+106), but since monster Magic resistance is determined by Magic level, as well as magic defence bonus, it results in him being fairly weak to Magic overall.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 January 2021
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Karil the Tainted was made into a spectral creature.