Tears of Guthix (minigame)

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Tears of Guthix
Tears of Guthix (minigame).png
Released 4 May 2005 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Chasm of Tears
Participants 1
Skills All skills (see article)
Reward currency None
Tutorial No
Music Tears of Guthix, The Power of Tears

Tears of Guthix is a short minigame located in the Chasm of Tears, guarded by the serpent Juna, playable once a week (seven full days). It grants a reward of experience points in the player's lowest skill each time it is played.

To play this minigame, the player must have completed the Tears of Guthix quest and earned at least 100,000 total experience points or one quest point since they last played it, unless they have never played it before. Players may read the Tears of Guthix entry in their Quest Journal to find out how many days and how many quest points or experience points are needed before being allowed to play the minigame again. Players can speak to Juna to toggle whether or not to receive a chatbox message telling them they are eligible as soon as they become eligible.

To teleport directly to Tears of Guthix, players may use a games necklace. Otherwise, players may enter through the dungeon in the Lumbridge Swamp.

Playing the game[edit | edit source]

The "Tears of Guthix" interface. The bowl shows the number of tears collected and the bar represents time remaining.

Warning: Due to Tears of Guthix rewarding experience in the player's lowest skill, it is advised that combat and skill pures do not play this minigame.

After the player tells Juna a story, she will give the player a bowl which requires two free hands to wield and will allow the player into the area. In the area, the player must collect as many blue tears flowing from the walls as they can within the time limit, while avoiding the green tears, as they decrease the number of blue tears the player has collected. Each stream of tears within the minigame will remain for 9 seconds before the location of the stream of tears changes randomly. There are 9 total stream spawns in the area. The maximum number of each stream (blue, green, and blank) is 3 at one time. For example, if there are 3 green streams, 2 blanks, and 2 blues - you know the next blank stream spawn will be blue. Timing this correctly can allow you to predict the next colour and/or stay in the same spot which saves time.

The player's time limit depends on the number of quest points they have. The more quest points they have, the longer their time limit will be and thus the more potential tears they can collect. The player is granted one game tick of time inside of the cave for every quest point obtained. With 300 quest points, a theoretical maximum of 296 tears is possible.

Reward[edit | edit source]

A player with Juna at the Tears of Guthix minigame entrance.

When the time limit is up, the player will exit the minigame and drink from the tears they have collected, granting experience to their lowest skill based on the number of tears collected. The amount of experience per tear increases as the player's level increases. This is 10 experience per tear if their lowest level is 1 or 26.6 experience per tear if their lowest level is 20, capping at 60 experience per tear at level 30. Players will get 10% additional experience if they have completed the Lumbridge hard diary.

If the player has multiple skills at the same level, the reward will go to the skill with the least experience. If any skills share the same amount of experience, the first eligible skill in the following list will be given the experience: Cooking, Crafting, Firemaking, Fishing, Magic, Mining, Prayer, Ranged, Runecrafting, Smithing, Woodcutting, Agility, Herblore, Fletching, Thieving, Slayer, Attack, Defence, Strength, Hitpoints, Farming, Construction, and Hunter.[1]

Experience earned from Tears of Guthix will not go towards the Construction, Herblore, or Runecraft skills until the player gains access to the skills by buying a house from an Estate agent, completing the Druidic Ritual quest, or completing the Rune Mysteries quest, respectively.

Message[edit | edit source]

Players receive a message which indicates the skill they received experience for. Additionally, if the player has completed the Lumbridge hard diary, the player will also receive the message You are awarded an additional 10% experience for completing the hard Lumbridge achievement diary.

Skill Message
Attack Attack You feel a brief surge of aggression.
Strength Strength Your muscles bulge.
Defence Defence You feel more able to defend yourself.
Ranged Ranged Your aim improves.
Prayer Prayer You suddenly feel very close to the gods.
Magic Magic You feel the power of the runes surging through you.
Hitpoints Hitpoints You feel very healthy.
Agility Agility You feel very nimble.
Herblore Herblore You gain a deep understanding of all kinds of strange plants.
Thieving Thieving You feel your respect for others' property slipping away.
Crafting Crafting Your fingers feel nimble and suited to delicate work.
Fletching Fletching You gain a deep understanding of wooden sticks.
Mining Mining You gain a deep understanding of the stones of the earth.
Smithing Smithing You gain a deep understanding of all types of metal.
Fishing Fishing You gain a deep understanding of the creatures of the sea.
Cooking Cooking You have a brief urge to cook some food.
Firemaking Firemaking You have a brief urge to set light to something.
Woodcutting Woodcutting You gain a deep understanding of the trees in the wood.
Runecraft Runecraft You gain a deep understanding of runes.
Slayer Slayer You gain a deep understanding of many strange creatures.
Farming Farming You gain a deep understanding of the cycles of nature.
Construction Construction You feel homesick.
Hunter Hunter You briefly experience the joy of the hunt.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
8 March 2018
(update | poll)

Tears of Guthix streams will now last a minimum of 9 seconds before moving.

23 June 2016
  • A right-click ‘Tell Story’ option was added to Juna for faster access to the Tears of Guthix.
  • Players can now speak to Juna to enable a notification message that appears, once a day, on login, if they are eligible to drink the tears.
26 May 2016

The Tears of Guthix status bar now displays the remaining time more accurately, as it had been slightly misleading for players whose QP was a multiple of 10.

16 April 2015
(update | poll)

Juna will now reset at the start of the 7th day after the player last completed Tears of Guthix, instead of allowing players access to the Tears of Guthix 6 days and 23 hours since their previous visit.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

The Tears of Guthix minigame now provides 10% increased experience if you have completed the Hard Lumbridge & Draynor Diary.

13 November 2014
(update | poll)

Players that have completed the quest Tears of Guthix can now teleport to Juna using the games necklace.

19 July 2005

Tears of Guthix can now award Farming experience.

References[edit | edit source]

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