Nightmare Zone/Strategies

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General advice[edit | edit source]

  • Overloads will not let you drink a dose if you have less than 51 hitpoints.
  • Leaving the Nightmare Zone arena resets all stats.
  • In rumble mode:
    • Completing all quests will reduce costs by 10,000 per run.
    • More bosses enabled rewards a higher percentage of their total points per kill. Disabling bosses that are unlocked from completing quests reduces points per kill.
    • Some bosses are recommended to almost always be disabled based on their mechanics: Glod, Elvarg, Corrupt Lizardman, Chronozon, and Barrelchest.
    • Disabling a boss also disables every boss from that quest, e.g. disabling Damis also disables Dessous, Fareed, Kamil. Because of this mechanic all bosses from Dream Mentor, Recipe for Disaster, and Desert Treasure should always be enabled when trying to maximise points per hour.
    • Moss Guardian, Dad, Ice Troll King, and Arrg provide increased experience per damage dealt: 7.5%(4.3x), 10%(4.4x), 12.5%(4.5x) and 17.5%(4.7x) respectively.
    • Avoid using Ultimate Force power-ups unless there are many bosses that you cannot damage.
    • Activate all other power-ups. With Power Surge, use a special attack weapon such as dragon claws or granite maul with an ornate handle. Damage dealt by Zapper or Recurrent Damage does not yield experience, but they do not usually impact experience rates unless the player kills bosses too quickly.

Recommended skills[edit | edit source]

  • Prayer 43+
  • Hitpoints 51+
  • Attack 70+
  • Strength 70+
  • Defence 70+
  • Ranged 70/75+
  • Magic 86+

Getting your first points[edit | edit source]

If it is your first time playing Nightmare Zone, you will not have any points for absorptions or overloads. Follow either the Melee(Prayer) setup below with the recommended bosses or use hard endurance mode, killing every boss up to Elvarg. If equipped, you can attempt to go futher, but it may be less efficient.

Playing on normal difficulty is also an option, however the amount of time and money it takes to earn a sustainable amount of points will increase as well as some bosses like Ice Troll King and Jungle Demon using more attack styles than just melee making it harder to survive.

For hard endurance dreams, the following bosses require special mechanics or extra items brought with you, making it far less AFK:

Optimal experience setups[edit | edit source]

This setup uses a mix of strength and prayer bonus and is a fairly AFK strategy for experience and Nightmare Zone points. Players can gain up to around 90,000 melee experience and 400,000 Nightmare Zone points per hour. This requires prayer potions, somewhat expensive and worse overall for melee training, but does not require expensive gear and is more AFK.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee (Prayer)
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadNeitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguardHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotBerserker helm.pngBerserker helm / Obsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmetArmadyl mitre.pngMitreProselyte sallet.pngProselyte sallet
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryDragonbone necklace.pngDragonbone necklaceAmulet of power.pngAmulet of power
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3 / Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCapes of accomplishments (trimmed)
BodyProselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberkInitiate hauberk.pngInitiate hauberkVestment robe tops.gifVestment robe topsMonk's robe top.pngMonk's robe topN/A
LegsProselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisse / Proselyte tasset.pngProselyte tassetInitiate cuisse.pngInitiate cuisseVestment robe legs.gifVestment robe legsMonk's robe.pngMonk's robeN/A
WeaponGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapier / Inquisitor's mace.pngInquisitor's mace / Blade of saeldor (c).pngBlade of saeldor (c)Abyssal whip.pngAbyssal whipAbyssal bludgeon.pngAbyssal bludgeonZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal dagger.pngAbyssal dagger
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldToktz-ket-xil.pngToktz-ket-xilRune defender.pngRune defender
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesGranite gloves.pngGranite glovesCombat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsRune boots.pngRune bootsN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Treasonous ring (i).pngTreasonous ring (i) / Warrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i) / Tyrannical ring (i).pngTyrannical ring (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon claws (damage)Saradomin godsword.pngSaradomin godsword (prayer)Granite maul.pngGranite maul (with Ornate maul handle) (damage)Dragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++) (damage)Ancient mace.pngAncient mace (prayer)

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon claws.pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).png
Overload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Select customisable hard rumble and choose at least five from the bosses below. Choose more than five to increase points per hour. They use melee only, are attackable with melee, and have no special mechanics that can kill you. It is ordered by defence, ascending:

Not selected[edit | edit source]

The bosses below can only attack with melee, but they should not be selected.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Activate Protect from Melee and boost. When using divine super combat potions, maintain Hitpoints by activating Rapid Heal.

Damage boosting prayers such as Piety or Ultimate Strength can be used to increase experience and points per hour, but it increases prayer drain, requiring more attention and prayer potions.

Do not activate Ultimate Force. Activate Zapper and Recurrent Damage to increase points per hour, this may slightly affect experience gained. Activate Power Surge, use your special attack weapon, it lasts 45 seconds.

Dharok the Wretched's equipment with absorptions requires more attention than the other setups, but offers the fastest Attack and Strength experience of up to 180,000 experience per hour using dragon claws for special attacks during Power Surge, or up to 155,000 with a granite maul with an ornate handle. It is recommended to only use the setup with Hitpoints 92 Hitpoints because of the set effect increasing damage when missing more HP. Switches can be brought for strength bonus during Power Surge. The rest of the equipment maximises strength and accuracy bonuses. It is possible to sustain around 1 hour per dream with this setup.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee (Dharok's)
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadDharok's helm.pngDharok's helmNeitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguard (for special attacks)Inquisitor's great helm.pngInquisitor's great helm (for special attacks)Helm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznot (for special attacks)Berserker helm.pngBerserker helm/Obsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmet (for special attacks)
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyBerserker necklace.pngBerserker necklaceAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of power
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCapes of accomplishments (trimmed)Ardougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4
BodyDharok's platebody.pngDharok's platebodyBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplate (for special attacks)Fighter torso.pngFighter torso (for special attacks)Inquisitor's hauberk.pngInquisitor's hauberk (for special attacks)Obsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebody (for special attacks)
LegsDharok's platelegs.pngDharok's platelegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassets (for special attacks)Inquisitor's plateskirt.pngInquisitor's plateskirt (for special attacks)Obsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegs (for special attacks)Fremennik kilt.pngFremennik kilt (for special attacks)
WeaponDharok's greataxe.pngDharok's greataxeN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesAdamant gloves.pngAdamant gloves / Granite gloves.pngGranite gloves / Combat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsSpiked manacles.pngSpiked manaclesGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsGranite boots.pngGranite boots / Rune boots.pngRune boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringBerserker ring.pngBerserker ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i) / Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsGranite maul.pngGranite maul (with Ornate maul handle)Dragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)N/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon claws.pngBandos chestplate.pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).png
Neitiznot faceguard.pngLocator orb.pngAbsorption (4).pngOverload (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Select customisable hard rumble, choose the following five bosses:

Optionally swap out Sand Snake with Dad. Dad grants +5% extra experience, but does stun regularly. Only recommended with very high stats while paying attention.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Run to any corner except the south-east corner, drink all your absorptions and sip a dose of overload. Feel the Locator orb or guzzle the dwarven rock cake down to 1 Hitpoints. Quickly turn on and off Rapid Heal to reset Hitpoints regeneration. Turn on Piety and attack or use auto-retaliate.

Drink prayer potions as needed, flick Rapid Heal on and off once every 50-60 seconds to avoid regenerating to 2 Hitpoints. This maximises damage dealt and minimises absorption points used. If your Hitpoints goes above 1, feel the locator orb or guzzle the dwarven rock cake, if it is not working run away temporarily. As the overload expires, either run or turn on protection prayers temporarily to avoid wasting absorption points, drink another dose of overload and continue as before.

Experienced prayer flickers can set up quick-prayers to simultaneously activate Rapid Heal and their best offensive prayer. This improves damage output, stops accidental regeneration, and maximises Prayer points without using prayer potions, but this requires significantly more effort and attention.

Do not activate Ultimate Force. Activate Zapper and Recurrent Damage to increase points per hour, this may slightly affect experience gained only if you normally kill the bosses before new ones take their place. Activate Power Surge, switch equipment and use your special attack weapon, it lasts 45 seconds.

Using normal customisable rumble with absorptions allows for 20 minutes of AFK melee training. After 20 minutes, the player will stop attacking and must manually start attacking again to reset the timer. Players can gain up to 85,000–90,000 experience per hour, and sustain for 3–6 hours per session depending on equipment and stats. While this method does earn slightly more Nightmare Zone points than spent on absorptions, players looking to solely gain points are advised to use other setups. It is possible to use this setup on customisable hard mode, but this is not recommended as bosses hit much harder in the hard mode. The player would have to keep their Hitpoints low to take less damage, which requires paying a lot more attention. Players looking to gain more experience per hour are advised to use the Dharok's setup for much faster experience.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The ghrazi rapier, inquisitor's mace, or Blade of saeldor (c) with Bandos armour offers the best experience per hour with good sustainability due to its high defences. Toktz-xil-ak along with full obsidian armour and berserker necklace offers the next best experience per hour and is a more affordable option, however it has much worse sustainability due to low defensive stats. Players who want sustainability but cannot afford a ghrazi rapier can use an abyssal whip (for training Attack or Defence) or abyssal bludgeon (for training Strength) along with Bandos armour.

Recommended equipment for Melee (Absorption, AFK)
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadNeitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguardObsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmetInquisitor's great helm.pngInquisitor's great helmHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznot / Berserker helm.pngBerserker helmJusticiar faceguard.pngJusticiar faceguard
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureBerserker necklace.pngBerserker necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCapes of accomplishments (trimmed)Obsidian cape.pngObsidian cape
BodyBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplateObsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebodyFighter torso.pngFighter torsoInquisitor's hauberk.pngInquisitor's hauberkJusticiar chestguard.pngJusticiar chestguard
LegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassetsObsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegsInquisitor's plateskirt.pngInquisitor's plateskirtJusticiar legguards.pngJusticiar legguardsDragon platelegs.pngDragon platelegs / Dragon plateskirt.pngDragon plateskirt
WeaponGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapier / Inquisitor's mace.pngInquisitor's mace / Blade of saeldor (c).pngBlade of saeldor (c)Toktz-xil-ak.pngToktz-xil-akAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whip (Attack or Defence) / Abyssal bludgeon.pngAbyssal bludgeon (Strength)Abyssal dagger.pngAbyssal dagger / Saradomin sword.pngSaradomin swordDragon scimitar.pngDragon scimitar
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldToktz-ket-xil.pngToktz-ket-xilN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesGranite gloves.pngGranite glovesCombat bracelet.pngCombat braceletN/A
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsRune boots.pngRune bootsN/AN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)N/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Locator orb.pngSuper combat potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).png
Super combat potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Select customisable normal rumble choosing bosses that attack with melee, are attackable with melee, and have no special mechanics. Count Draynor, Sand Snake, King Roald, The Kendal, and Me are the usual selection because they have lower defence but not extremely low Hitpoints. Select more than five bosses to earn more points.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Run to the middle of the arena. Use absorptions until 951-1000 absorption points, and optionally feel a locator orb or guzzle a dwarven rock cake down to 1 Hitpoints then sip a super combat potion. Repeat every 15–20 minutes.

Using a locator orb or a dwarven rock cake is optional but allows for longer sessions, minimising the amount of absorption points used to tank damage (especially using obsidian armour).

In order to maximise AFK duration, a customisable normal rumble with absorptions allows for 20 minutes of AFK ranged training, after which the player will stop attacking and must manually start attacking again to reset the timer. Experience rates are up to 155,000 per hour using a toxic blowpipe or 70,000 experience with a magic shortbow (i), sustainable for 3–6 hours per session depending on equipment and stats. While this method does earn slightly more Nightmare Zone points than spent on absorptions, players looking to gain points are advised to use other setups. It is possible to use this setup on customisable hard mode, but only recommended if not being as AFK, bosses hit harder in hard mode so it is much more important to flick Rapid Heal and use a locator orb or dwarven rock cake.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Void Knight equipment offers the best experience per hour, however due to low defence bonuses it is recommended to use higher defence armour. Armadyl armour is the best replacement, followed by blessed dragonhide armour and normal dragonhide armour. It is recommended to wear a tank helmet, such as the justiciar faceguard for better defence as the slight accuracy loss has minimal effect on damage output. If even more defence bonus is needed, other Ranged equipment can we replaced with more defensive pieces, such as Bandos tassets or ring of suffering (i).

The toxic blowpipe is the best weapon use, but this is not recommended due to its significantly higher cost compared to other options. The magic shortbow (i) with amethyst or rune arrows offers a slower but much cheaper alternative. Players who need more defence can use a one-handed Ranged weapon (such as crossbow with broad bolts, or mithril darts) along with a tank shield, although this offers slightly less experience per hour.

Recommended equipment for Ranged (Absorption, AFK)
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helm / Armadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetBlessed coif.gifBlessed coifJusticiar faceguard.pngJusticiar faceguard (defence)Neitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguard (defence)Slayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (defence)
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorInfernal cape.pngInfernal cape / Fire cape.pngFire cape
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplate / Elite void top.pngElite void topBlessed body.gifBlessed body / Void knight top.pngVoid knight topBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyN/AN/A
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirt / Elite void robe.pngElite void robeBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chaps / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robeBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsN/AN/A
WeaponToxic blowpipe.pngToxic blowpipeMagic shortbow (i).pngMagic shortbow (i)Armadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbow / Dragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbow / Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbowMithril dart.pngMithril dart
ShieldTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardOdium ward.pngOdium wardDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shield (defence)Book of law.pngBook of law
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4 / Amethyst arrow 5.pngAmethyst arrow / Amethyst broad bolts 5.pngAmethyst broad boltsGod blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2 / Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrow / Broad bolts 5.pngbroad boltsN/AN/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows gloves / Void knight gloves.pngVoid knight glovesBlessed vambraces.gifBlessed vambraces / Black d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambracesN/AN/AN/A
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ringN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Locator orb.pngSuper ranging (4).pngSuper ranging (4).pngSuper ranging (4).png
Super ranging (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Select customisable normal rumble choosing bosses are attackable with ranged and have no special mechanics. Count Draynor, Sand Snake, King Roald, The Kendal, and Me are the usual selection because they have lower defence but not extremely low Hitpoints. Viable bosses are listed below, select five with the lowest defence for more experience per hour or as many as you can for more points per hour.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Run to the middle. Drink absorptions until 951-1000 absorption points, and optionally feel locator orb or guzzle a dwarven rock cake to 1 Hitpoints, and sip a super ranging or bastion potion. Repeat after 15–20 minutes or as necessary.

Using a locator orb or a dwarven rock cake is optional but allows for longer sessions, minimising the amount of absorption points used to tank damage (especially using void knight equipment).

Bursting is not recommended here as there are far better ways to do so, this setup utilizes standard spells. In general it is not recommended to train Magic at Nightmare Zone, however it is still possible. This equipment prioritizes Magic damage boost, followed by magic accuracy and melee defensive bonuses.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadAncestral hat.pngAncestral hat / Void mage helm.pngVoid mage helmAhrim's hood.pngAhrim's hoodFarseer helm.pngFarseer helmMystic hat.pngMystic hat3rd age mage hat.png3rd age mage hat
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.pngAmulet of magicAmulet of power.pngAmulet of power
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Fire cape.pngFire capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCapes of accomplishments (trimmed)
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe top / Elite void top.pngElite void topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopDagon'hai robe top.pngDagon'hai robe top3rd age robe top.png3rd age robe topInfinity top.pngInfinity top
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottom / Elite void robe.pngElite void robeAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirt3rd age robe.png3rd age robeDagon'hai robe bottom.pngDagon'hai robe bottomInfinity bottoms.pngInfinity bottoms
WeaponKodai wand.pngKodai wand / Harmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staffEldritch nightmare staff.pngEldritch nightmare staff / Volatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staff / Nightmare staff.pngNightmare staff / Staff of balance.pngStaff of balance / Staff of light.pngStaff of light / Staff of the dead.pngStaff of the dead / Zuriel's staff.pngZuriel's staffAhrim's staff.pngAhrim's staffMystic smoke staff.pngMystic smoke staffN/A
ShieldArcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shieldMage's book.pngMage's bookMalediction ward.pngMalediction wardBook of darkness.pngBook of darkness
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented bracelet / Void knight gloves.pngVoid knight glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesInfinity gloves.pngInfinity glovesAdamant gloves.pngAdamant gloves
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneWizard boots.pngWizard bootsMystic boots.pngMystic boots / Boots of darkness.pngBoots of darkness
RingSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringSeers ring.pngSeers ringLunar ring.pngLunar ring / Beacon ring.pngBeacon ringN/A
Special attackVolatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staff (Damage)Eldritch nightmare staff.pngEldritch nightmare staff (Prayer)Saradomin godsword.pngSaradomin godsword (Prayer)Ancient mace.pngAncient mace (Prayer)N/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Locator orb.pngWrath rune.pngSuper magic potion (4).pngSuper magic potion (4).png
Super magic potion (4).pngSuper magic potion (4).pngSuper magic potion (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Select customisable normal rumble choosing bosses are attackable with magic and have no special mechanics. Count Draynor, Sand Snake, King Roald, The Kendal, and Me are the usual selection because they have lower defence but not extremely low Hitpoints. Viable bosses are listed below:

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Run to the middle. Drink absorptions until 951-1000 absorption points, and optionally feel locator orb or guzzle a dwarven rock cake to 1 Hitpoints, and sip a Super magic potion or battlemage potion. Repeat after 15–20 minutes or as necessary.

Using a locator orb or a dwarven rock cake is optional but allows for longer sessions, minimising the amount of absorption points used to tank damage (especially using void knight equipment).

Optimal point setups[edit | edit source]

Have as many bosses from the recommended lists activated, especially from Dream Mentor, Recipe for Disaster, and Desert Treasure.

Using Dharok the Wretched's equipment is optimal with Hitpoints 92+ Hitpoints, without that the best is a toktz-xil-ak, obsidian armour, and a Berserker necklace. Otherwise use the best available strength bonus gear or Void Knight equipment.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadDharok's helm.pngDharok's helm / Obsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmetN/AN/AN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of torture / Berserker necklace.pngBerserker necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifCapes of accomplishments (trimmed)Ardougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4
BodyDharok's platebody.pngDharok's platebody / Obsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebodyBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplate (for special attacks)Fighter torso.pngFighter torso (for special attacks)N/AN/A
LegsDharok's platelegs.pngDharok's platelegs / Obsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegsN/AN/AN/AN/A
WeaponDharok's greataxe.pngDharok's greataxe / Toktz-xil-ak.pngToktz-xil-akN/AN/AN/AN/A
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderRune defender.pngRune defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldToktz-ket-xil.pngToktz-ket-xil
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesGranite gloves.pngGranite glovesCombat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsGranite boots.pngGranite bootsRune boots.pngRune boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsGranite maul.pngGranite maul (with Ornate maul handle)Dragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)N/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Overload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Granite maul.pngLocator orb.pngIce gloves.pngPrayer potion(4).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Boost with an overload, consume 1000 points of absorption points, and feel the Locator orb or guzzle the dwarven rock cake down to 1 Hitpoints. Quickly turn Rapid Heal on and off to reset Hitpoints regeneration and do so every 50-60 seconds to maintain 1 Hitpoints.

Follow the boss kill priority list provided to maximise points gained.

Do not use Ultimate Force power-up unless there are too many bosses that cannot be killed easily. Always use the Power Surge power-up and use the special attack weapon constantly. Use Recurrent Damage and Zapper whenever for higher points per hour.

A prayer potion should be used after suffering prayer-draining attacks from Karamel to ensure you can still flick Rapid Heal or activate Protect from Melee when your overload expires. Protect from Magic can be used against Karamel to minimse her stat drains.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Make sure the following bosses are disabled:

This is the kill priority of enabled bosses based on time-to-kill per points awarded using the best in slot items above.

Priority Boss Reason
1 Karamel Cancels auto-retaliate and movement
Drains Prayer, Protect from Magic counters
2 Kamil Cancels auto-retaliate and movement
3 Agrith-Naar Teleports player into melee range
4 Agrith-Na-Na Teleports player into melee range
5 Giant Roc Stuns and knocks back
6 Dad Stuns and knocks back
7 Essyllt Stuns the player and sometimes drains stats
8 The Inadequacy
9 The Untouchable
10 Nezikchened
11 The Everlasting
12 Elven traitor
13 Evil Chicken
14 Me
15 The Kendal
16 Black demon
17 Skeleton Hellhound
18 Jungle Demon
19 King Roald
20 Bouncer
21 Tree spirit
22 Giant scarab
23 Fareed Equip ice gloves
Beware: Without them and a full inventory, weapons drop on the ground.
24 Culinaromancer
25 Flambeed Equip ice gloves
Beware: Without them and a full inventory, weapons drop on the ground.
26 Arrg
27 Black Knight Titan
28 Ice Troll King
29 Count Draynor
30 Sand Snake
31 Moss Guardian
32 Khazard warlord
33 Treus Dayth
34 Dagannoth mother
Gelatinnoth Mother
Only attackable when orange
35 Dessourt
Dessous
36 Trapped Soul
37 Nazastarool
38 Corsair Traitor
Drains Defence
39 Witch's experiment Drains combat stats
40 Tanglefoot Equip magic secateurs
41 Slagilith Optional: Equip pickaxe
Non-pickaxe damage is reduced by 66%.
42 Damis Avoid attacking
Second form drains Prayer quickly

Using the best Ranged equipment is optimal, but some bosses have very high Ranged defence, so it is recommended to bring a Magic switch. Elite Void Knight equipment or Void Knight equipment is not recommended, however they can be used if lacking Ranged equipment, especially for ironmen. 61 Magic is the minimum requirement to be able to cast Fire Wave with an overload potion.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadArmadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmet3rd age range coif.png3rd age range coifRobin hood hat.pngRobin hood hatArmadyl coif.pngBlessed coifKaril's coif.pngKaril's coif
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorInfernal cape.pngInfernal cape
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateBlessed body.gifBlessed bodyKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyRed d'hide body.pngRed d'hide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chapsKaril's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsRed d'hide chaps.pngRed d'hide chaps
WeaponToxic blowpipe.pngToxic blowpipeMagic shortbow (i).pngMagic shortbow (i)Armadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbow
ShieldTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardOdium ward.pngOdium wardBook of law.pngBook of lawUnholy book.pngUnholy book
Ammo/SpellMithril dart.pngMithril dart / Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrow / Amethyst broad bolts 5.pngAmethyst broad boltsAdamant arrow 5.pngAdamant arrow / Broad bolts 5.pngBroad boltsN/AN/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows gloves3rd age vambraces.png3rd age vambracesBlessed vambraces.gifBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambracesRanger gloves.pngRanger gloves
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ringBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Berserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)
Special attackDragon thrownaxe.pngDragon thrownaxeDragon claws.pngDragon clawsGranite maul.pngGranite maul (with Ornate maul handle)Dragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)N/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Overload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).pngOverload (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Absorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).pngAbsorption (4).png
Dragon thrownaxe.pngLocator orb.pngIce gloves.pngPrayer potion(4).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Boost with an overload, consume 1000 points of absorption points, and feel the Locator orb or guzzle the dwarven rock cake down to 1 Hitpoints. Quickly turn on and off Rapid Heal to reset Hitpoints regeneration and do so every 50-60 seconds to maintain 1 Hitpoints.

Follow the boss kill priority list provided to maximise points gained.

Target the following bosses with Magic if you brought a switch:

  • Black Knight Titan
  • Ice Troll King
  • Chronozon - Attack with all four blast spells

Do not use Ultimate Force power-up unless there are too many bosses to deal with. Always use the Power Surge power-up and use the special attack weapon constantly. Use Recurrent Damage and Zapper whenever possible.

A Prayer potion should be used after suffering prayer-draining attacks from Karamel to ensure you can still flick rapid heal or activate protect from melee when your overload expires. Protect from Magic can be used against Karamel to minimse her stat drains.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Make sure the following bosses are disabled:

The following bosses have long kill times and are recommended to be disabled unless you bring a Magic switch:

This is the kill priority of enabled bosses based on time-to-kill per points awarded using the best in slot items above.

Priority Boss Reason
43 Karamel Cancels auto-retaliate and movement
Drains Prayer, Protect from Magic counters
44 Kamil Cancels auto-retaliate and movement
45 Agrith-Na-Na Teleports player into melee range
46 Agrith-Naar Teleports player into melee range
47 Giant Roc Stuns and knocks back
48 Dad Stuns and knocks back
49 Essyllt Stuns the player and sometimes drains stats
50 The Inadequacy
51 The Untouchable
52 Nezikchened
53 The Everlasting
54 Jungle Demon
55 Fareed Equip ice gloves
Beware: Without them and a full inventory, weapons drop on the ground.
56 Evil Chicken
57 Black demon
58 Me
59 The Kendal
60 Skeleton Hellhound
61 Elven traitor
62 King Roald
63 Bouncer
64 Tree spirit
65 Flambeed Equip ice gloves
Beware: Without them and a full inventory, weapons drop on the ground.
66 Giant scarab
67 Culinaromancer
68 Dessourt
69 Dessous
70 Count Draynor
71 Dagannoth mother Only attackable when green
72 Gelatinnoth Mother Only attackable when green
73 Arrg
74 Khazard warlord
75 Moss Guardian
76 Sand Snake
77 Chronozon With a Magic switch - Requires all four blast spells
78 Treus Dayth
79 Trapped Soul
80 Nazastarool
81 Corsair Traitor Drains Defence by 15%
82 Slagilith Optional: Equip pickaxe
Non-pickaxe damage is reduced by 66%.
83 Witch's experiment First form drains Defence by 5%
84 Ice Troll King With a Magic switch
85 Black Knight Titan With a Magic switch
86 Damis Avoid attacking
Second form drains Prayer quickly