Shades are monsters that reside on the fourth level of the Stronghold of Security (the Sepulchre of Death) and in the Catacombs of Kourend. The shades in the Stronghold of Security are found next to the ladder leading to the fourth floor, while the ones in the Catacombs of Kourend are found in the northernmost area of Reeking Cove, south from the steel dragons. Be aware that any experience gained while fighting the shades in the Stronghold of Security is drastically reduced, including Slayer experience (however, this does not affect the Prayer experience granted by the ectoplasmator).
Shades are undead and thus affected by the Salve amulet and Crumble Undead. They are also vulnerable to the Gadderhammer.
- Note: For the "Shades" Slayer task, players may instead kill Loar Shades in Mort'ton, which only have Combat level 40.
Before the random event update in 2014, the shade used to appear randomly when burying bones. On appearance, it would say "Leave this place!". As with similar guardian random events, the shade's combat level and stats scaled with the player's combat level, as well as only being attackable by the targeted player.
The shade was somewhat rare, as members rarely buried bones in high enough quantities to activate this random event. Also, Prayer had two other random events that could occur while training it: zombie and Leo the Gravedigger. Shades would not appear if training Prayer via the Ectofuntus or a POH altar.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The following drops are only accessible while killing the Catacombs of Kourend variants.