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The keris is a dagger obtained after defeating the giant scarab at the end of the Contact! quest. 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 chink in the creature's chitin, landing a vicious blow.

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 score of the three daggers that provide prayer bonuses, with a +2 compared to the white dagger's +1 and Wolfbane's +5, but is physically stronger than either of those. 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 for a fee of 20,000. They can also reclaim it from Perdu for 25,000 should they lose it.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Stab Sword.pngStabStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
LungeStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
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
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]

  • Keris is one of only three daggers with its blade pointing down; the other two are the dragon dagger and the abyssal dagger.
  • The keris is based on the south-east Asian weapon called a kris (and sometimes kêrìs).