|Released||4 January 2007 (Update)|
|Examine||Run away! Run away!|
|Max hit||13 (Ranged)|
|Attack style||Melee, Single and multi-target Ranged|
The Penance Queen is the boss monster of the Barbarian Assault minigame. She spawns in Wave 10 after all monsters are killed, or alternatively after a 4 minute delay if not all monsters are killed. She uses ranged attacks in rapid succession that can easily hit up to 13, and simultaneously strikes all players fighting her. Her melee attack can also hit up to 13. Players may not use protection prayers whilst fighting her. She can easily wipe out a whole party of players, especially if there is no cooperation between team members.
She can only be harmed by omega eggs, which are made through a 4-step process and shot from the egg launcher. It takes at least 8 omega eggs to take her down.
Upon defeating her, players will receive 80 honour points in their chosen class, as well as 5 points in all other classes. Killing the Penance Queen is also a requirement to purchase some of rewards. Players have a 1 in 1,000 chance to receive a pet penance queen when choosing to spend 500 honour points and a queen kill on a high level gamble.
Since the Queen is located within a "safe" activity, you will not lose any items if you die when fighting her, though you will have to restart the wave.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The examine text "Run Away! Run Away!" may be a reference to the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- The Penance Queen originally had a more humanoid appearance, but was redesigned before Barbarian Assault launched, leaving her original models and animations unused in the game files. The names of the original Penance Queen animations all use the "barbassault_penance_queen_" prefix, while the current version uses "barbassault_penance_queen_new_", "barbassault_penacne[sic]_queen_new_", and "barbassault_queen_new_".