Pestilent Bloat

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The Pestilent Bloat is the second encounter in the Theatre of Blood. It was created by a crazed vampyre known as "The Butcher" upon Verzik Vitur's request.

According to a book titled The Butcher, the Bloat was created by using three giant heads, an ogre's corpse, four buckets of human blood, two cyclops arms, two catablepon legs, an apple pie and a sense of pride.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

A group of players fighting The Butcher's crazed creation, the Pestilent Bloat.

The bloat will walk around its room in a square as soon as the party enters the room. If any player is within its line of sight, the Bloat's flies will attack them, causing players to take rapid hits of 10-20 every tick until they are out of the Bloat's line of sight. This will spread to other players in the raid also and can therefore kill a party very quickly.

After seven or fourteen cycles of mutilated flesh falling from the ceiling, it will stop moving, allowing players to attack it. After a few seconds, it will stomp the surrounding area, dealing large amounts of damage. If a player is hit by a mutilated flesh, it will deal 30–50 damage and stun them temporarily. Falling flesh can be evaded beforehand by looking for their shadow on the floor.

The Bloat will also change direction randomly throughout the fight. Along with this, it will also change the speed at which it is walking. It has two different speeds of moving: walking (one tile per tick) and running (two tiles per tick).

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
21 June 2018
(update)

The falling flesh attack now falls another one tick slower and the shadows increase in size as they approach the ground.

8 June 2018
Hotfix

The falling flesh attack now falls one tick slower to make them easier to dodge.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pestilent Bloat is the only NPC (excluding some that only appear in cutscenes) capable of moving at a running speed, due to having a fixed path.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 8 June 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "We've just hotfixed the falling body parts during the Pestilent Bloat encounter so they will now fall a little slower."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 September 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "The Bloat and certain cutscene NPCs have a hack to pretend they're running, but that only works for pre-defined paths"