Desert Diary

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For a list of every task sorted by certain requirements, see Achievement Diary/All achievements.

The Desert Diary is a set of achievement diaries whose tasks revolve around areas within the Kharidian Desert, such as Pollnivneach, Nardah and Sophanem.

Jarr's location.

Several skill, quest and item requirements are needed to complete all tasks. Unless stated otherwise, temporary skill boosts can be used to meet the skill requirements.

Rewards can be claimed from Jarr in the Shantay Pass. Note that the previous tiers of a diary must be completed to claim rewards of the next tier.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The rewards can be claimed from Jarr. He is located at Shantay Pass, just south of Al-Kharid.

Skill Requirements[1]
Attack
Hitpoints
Mining
Strength
Agility
Smithing
Defence
Herblore
Fishing
Ranged
Thieving
21
Cooking
Prayer
Crafting
Firemaking
Magic
Fletching
Woodcutting
Runecraft
Slayer
Farming
Construction
Hunter
5
 
Combat level
Quest point icon.png
Skills
48+
Quest Requirements
Gertrude's Cat
Additional Requirements
Started Icthlarin's Little Helper
  1. Some skills may be boostable, review the main section for more details.

Rewards

Skill Requirements[1]
Attack
Hitpoints
Mining
34
Strength
Agility
30
Smithing
Defence
Herblore
36
Fishing
Ranged
37
Thieving
37
Cooking
Prayer
43
Crafting
50
Firemaking
45
Magic
39
Fletching
Woodcutting
35
Runecraft
Slayer
22
Farming
Construction
20
Hunter
47
 
Combat level
Quest point icon.png
Skills
485+
Quest Requirements
Eagles' Peak
Enakhra's Lament
The Golem
Spirits of the Elid
Additional Requirements
None
  1. Some skills may be boostable, review the main section for more details.

Rewards

Skill Requirements[1]
Attack
50
Hitpoints
Mining
45
Strength
Agility
70
Smithing
68
Defence
40
Herblore
31
Fishing
Ranged
40
Thieving
65
Cooking
Prayer
Crafting
61
Firemaking
60
Magic
68
Fletching
10
Woodcutting
55
Runecraft
Slayer
65
Farming
Construction
Hunter
 
Combat level
85
Quest point icon.png
Skills
737+
Quest Requirements
Contact!
Desert Treasure
Dream Mentor
The Feud
Additional Requirements
Defeat the Kalphite Queen.
  1. Some skills may be boostable, review the main section for more details.

Rewards

Skill Requirements[1]
Attack
Hitpoints
Mining
Strength
Agility
15
Smithing
20
Defence
Herblore
10
Fishing
Ranged
40
Thieving
91
Cooking
85
Prayer
85
Crafting
Firemaking
50
Magic
94
Fletching
95
Woodcutting
Runecraft
Slayer
Farming
Construction
78
Hunter
 
Combat level
Quest point icon.png
Skills
675+
Quest Requirements
Desert Treasure
Additional Requirements
Kalphite queen head
Started Icthlarin's Little Helper
  1. Some skills may be boostable, review the main section for more details.

Rewards

Easy[edit | edit source]

Items Required

Recommended:

Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Requirements
1. Catch a golden warbler.
2. Mine five clay in the north-eastern desert.
3. Enter the Kalphite Hive.
4. Enter the Desert with a set of desert robes equipped.
5. Kill a vulture (can be found north-west of Agility Pyramid).
6. Have the Nardah herbalist (Zahur) clean a herb for you.
7. Collect 5 potato cacti from the Kalphite Hive.
You can drop and pick up the same cactus five times inside the lair.
8. Sell some artefacts to Simon Templeton.
Note: The golden artefact from the top of the Agility Pyramid does not count.
9. Open the sarcophagus in the first room of Pyramid Plunder.
10. Cut a desert cactus open to fill a waterskin.
11. Travel from the Shantay Pass to Pollnivneach by magic carpet.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Medium[edit | edit source]

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Requirements
1. Climb to the summit of the Agility Pyramid (you must speak to Simon Templeton first).
  • Agility 30 Agility
  • Recommended: Waterskins and desert clothing
  • Beware: When you are at the top (directly below the golden pyramid), you must climb
    the rocks, take the golden pyramid, and continue the dialogue for the task to count.
2. Slay a desert lizard.
3. Catch an orange salamander.
4. Steal a Phoenix feather from the Desert phoenix.
5. Travel to Uzer via magic carpet.
6. Travel to the desert via the Eagle transport system.
7. Pray at the Elidinis Statuette in Nardah (requires less than full Prayer points).
8. Create a combat potion in the desert (outside of desert cities).
9. Teleport to Enakhra's Temple with the Camulet.
10. Visit the genie (achieved during Spirits of the Elid).
11. Teleport to Pollnivneach with a redirected teleport to house tablet.
12. Chop some teak logs near Uzer (southeast of the ruins).

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Hard[edit | edit source]

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Requirements
1. Knock out and pickpocket a Menaphite Thug.
2. Mine some granite.
3. Refill your waterskins in the Desert using Lunar spells (outside the desert cities).
4. Kill the Kalphite Queen (enough damage must be dealt to get a drop).
5. Complete a lap of the Pollnivneach Rooftop Course.
6. Slay a Dust devil in the desert cave with a Slayer helmet equipped.
7. Activate Ancient Magicks at the altar in the Jaldraocht Pyramid.
8. Defeat a locust rider (or a scarab mage) with Keris.
  • Quest points Partial completion of Contact!
  • Attack 50 Attack
  • Keris and any light source
  • Note that the Keris only needs to be equipped during its death animation,
    allowing you to deal damage with other weapons
9. Burn some yew logs on the Nardah Mayor's balcony.
10. Create a Mithril platebody in Nardah.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Elite[edit | edit source]

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Requirements
1. Bake a wild pie at the Nardah clay oven.
2. Cast Ice Barrage against a foe in the Desert (outside of desert cities).
3. Fletch some Dragon darts at the Bedabin Camp.
4. Speak to the Kq head in your POH.
5. Steal from the Grand Gold Chest in the final room of Pyramid Plunder.
6. Restore at least 85 Prayer points when praying at the altar in Sophanem.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 November 2020
(update | poll)

The permanent ropes at both the Kalphite Lair and the Kalphite Queen tunnel entrances will now appear with the Hard Diary

26 March 2020
(update | poll)

The Nardah Teleport will now drop you inside the temple at Nardah with the Elite Diary

2 July 2015
(update | poll)

The agility shortcut unlocked as a reward from the Elite Desert achievement diary now takes you from the very start of the Kalphite Lair directly to the entrance of the Kalphite Queen boss room.

30 April 2015
(update | poll)

The ropes used to access the Kalphite Queen will stay permanently for players that have completed the elite desert achievement diary.

16 April 2015
(update)

Pollnivneach is now spelt correctly on the Desert task list.

16 April 2015
(update)

Murky Matt will only decant Pharoah's sceptres with the amount of charges you have unlocked from the desert diary.