Nylocas Matomenos

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Nylocas Matomenos
Nylocas Matomenos.png
Released7 June 2018 (Update)
Combat level115
ExamineDripping with blood.
Combat info
Max hit11
Attack styleNone
Attack speedDoes not attack
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Advanced data
Monster ID8366,8385,10820,10828,10845,10862

Nylocas Matomenos spawn during The Maiden of Sugadinti and Verzik Vitur encounters in the Theatre of Blood. They will heal the boss for their remaining hitpoints if they reach her, so binding them in place using ice spells is necessary to prevent massive amounts of hitpoints being restored.

Despite never attacking the player directly, casting Monster Examine will reveal that it has a stab attack style and a max hit of 11.

Freezing Nylocas Matomenos[edit | edit source]

The chance of freezing Nylocas Matomenos scales based on the player's magic attack bonus, with a 100% freeze rate when it is at +140. However, other factors can affect the freeze rate, such as Void Knight equipment and the Augury prayer. Below, a table lists the magic attack bonus that must be worn in order to guarantee freezing a Nylocas Matomenos at level 99 Magic:

Armour Augury.png Imbued heart.png Attack Bonus Effective Level
Ancestral hat.pngAncestral robe top.png
Ancestral robes[n 1]
  +140 108
Yes check.svg +103 132
Yes check.svg +123 118
Yes check.svg Yes check.svg +88 145
Void mage helm.pngElite void top.png
Void Knight
[n 2]
  +81 152
Yes check.svg +54 187
Yes check.svg +68 167
Yes check.svg Yes check.svg +43 206
  1. ^ Any other magic armour will also work, provided the attack bonus requirement of +140 is met.
  2. ^ Elite Void Knight equipment is recommended, as it provides an additional 2.5% damage bonus.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 June 2020

The death animation of a Nylocas Matomenos has been reduced.

9 January 2020
(update | poll)

The chance of successfully freezing Nylocas Matomenos now scale based on the player's effective magic attack bonus (including hidden bonuses such as the Void knight set), reaching 100% at +140 and above.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The word "Nylocas" is very similar to the Hungarian word "Nyolcas", meaning "eight", referencing the eight legs of this arachnid-like creature.
  • The latter part of the name of the Nylocas Matomenos likely derives from the Greek term "ματωμένος" ("matoménos"), meaning "bloody" or "bleeding", referencing its background within the lore and its ability to heal The Maiden and Verzik Vitur.