The keris is a dagger obtained after defeating the giant scarab at the end of the Contact! quest, and is the precursor to the keris partisan. It deals 33% bonus damage against all kalphites and scabarites, and has a 1/51 chance of puncturing a hole in their exoskeleton, dealing triple damage. When the special effect occurs, the chatbox will display the message: You slip your dagger through a gap in the creature's chitin, landing a vicious blow.
The keris requires 50 Attack to wield. Like most daggers, it can be poisoned. Its stab attack is identical to that of a dragon dagger, although its strength bonus is 10 lower. It has the second-highest bonus of the three prayer bonus-providing daggers, giving +2 compared to the white dagger's +1 and Wolfbane's +5. Despite this, the keris proves superior — unless fighting werewolves, in the case of Wolfbane. It is needed to kill a locust rider or scarab mage for a Hard Desert Diary task.
It is lost on death if it is not protected, and can be retrieved from Osman, (or Selim, after Beneath Cursed Sands), for a fee of 20,000. Alternatively, it can be reclaimed from Perdu for a fee of 25,000.
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|21 September 2022
The word "chink" has been swapped with "gap" when players deal a critical hit to kalphites and scabarites with the keris. ("You slip your weapon through a chink in the creature's chitin, landing a vicious blow.")
|7 July 2021
The position of the weapon and its variants on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.