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Released10 January 2007 (Update)
Quest itemContact!
DestroyYou can obtain another from Osman.
ExamineA mystical-feeling dagger.
Value10,000 coins
High alch6,000 coins
Low alch4,000 coins
Weight0.453 kg
Advanced data
Item ID10581
Keris detail.png
Keris(p) detail.png
Keris(p+) detail.png
Keris(p++) detail.png

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.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesKeris equipped.pngKeris equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: Stab SwordCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Stab Sword.pngStabStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
LungeStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Item sources[edit | edit source]

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Giant Scarab191; 316 Multicombat.png1Always

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Lost Property shopEdgevilleN/ACoins 10000.png 25,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopLumbridgeN/ACoins 10000.png 25,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopFerox EnclaveN/ACoins 10000.png 25,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopCatherbyN/ACoins 10000.png 25,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopFaladorN/ACoins 10000.png 25,000N/AMember icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]