Merfolk trident

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Merfolk trident
Merfolk trident.png
Released7 September 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Check, Channel
Worn optionsCheck, Channel
ExamineAn iron tipped trident.
Value400 coins
High alch240 coins
Low alch160 coins
Weight0.907 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange1,498,055 coins (info)
Buy limit125
Daily volume33
Advanced data
Item ID21649
Merfolk trident detail.png

A merfolk trident can be bought from Mairin's Market in the underwater area of Fossil Island for 400 mermaid tears.

It is one of the few weapons that allow the player to swim while wielding it. Its main purpose is aiding with drift net fishing, where it gives an increased chance to scare off fish shoals into the net. It shares this effect with the trident of the seas.[1] The trident has no attack level requirements and is a 2-handed weapon.

When attempting to equip the trident underwater, players will receive the following message: "WARNING! If you have this item equipped you can not swim. Deeper water will kill you." However, once inside the shallow water of the Hunter area, you can safely equip the merfolk trident by selecting "I'll steer clear of deeper water but wield this anyway." It is not possible to swim through the seaweed door with a weapon equipped.

The trident can be charged with up to 10 pufferfish, which will let players use the Channel option to regain breath underwater, as with regular pufferfish.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesMerfolk trident equipped.pngMerfolk trident 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.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: SpearCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Spear.pngLungeStabControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
SwipeSlashControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
PoundCrushControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Mairin's MarketUnderwater106sMermaid's tear 5.png 400N/AMember icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 September 2017
  • The item's value was decreased from 1,000 to 400.
  • The "Check" and "Channel" options were added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 8 July 2019. (Archived from the original on 26 August 2019.) Mod Ash: "[Does the trident of the seas have the same effect in driftnet fishing as the merfolk trident?] Yes."