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The official worlds for Tempoross are worlds 341, 422, 463 and 531 (P2P).

Tempoross is a minigame-style boss that is fought using non-combat skills. Known as the Spirit of the Sea, it is an ancient entity believed to be as old as Gielinor itself. It is able to create intense storms that make sailing difficult, and has recently awoken after having laid dormant for centuries, wreaking havoc upon sailors who were unfortunate to cross its path in the seas.

The Spirit Anglers, a group of fishermen from Al Kharid, have established a port at the Ruins of Unkah in the southern desert to investigate the reason behind its sudden resurgence and to create safe passage through the seas by keeping it subdued. In order to help them subdue Tempoross, players must have at least level 35 in Fishing.

Tempoross is considered a boss and not a minigame. Therefore, while players take no damage directly from Tempoross or the surrounding environment, the normal rules relating to the loss of items still apply, and Hardcore Ironmen will lose their Hardcore status if they die while fighting Tempoross (e.g. from poison).[1]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

There are several ways of reaching Tempoross. These options, ordered from fastest to slowest, are:

Requirements[edit | edit source]

  • Level Fishing 35 is the only requirement to take on the Tempoross.

Fighting Tempoross[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tempoross/Strategies
Four cannon fire harpoonfish at Tempoross.

Players can begin the encounter by boarding the ship located at the end of the dock in the Ruins of Unkah, Tempoross can be fought alone, or with a group. Captain Dudi will announce a countdown advising when the next encounter will depart, however the boat will leave immediately if the maximum number of players allowed in one encounter is reached. Multiple instances of the encounter can run simultaneously, players will not have to wait for a currently ongoing encounter to return before a new encounter can begin.

After the ship departs, players will arrive at Tempoross Cove on board one of two ships, both of which are identical in function, and neither ship has a different role in defeating Tempoross. A selection of equipment, including ropes, buckets, hammers and harpoons are available from the crates on deck, should the player have lost or forgotten any items.

Players must help the anglers subdue Tempoross by draining its spirit to zero. To do this, players must first deplete its energy by firing cannons on the decks of both ships with harpoonfish as ammo. The fish can be gathered via harpoon spots found in the waters around the island, and can be optionally cooked to deal more damage. Raw harpoonfish drain 10 energy per fish, while cooked fish drain 15 energy per fish.

Double harpoonfish!

Occasionally, a fishing spot will have a jumping harpoonfish. Fishing at these spots allows for the chance of fishing two harpoonfish at a time.

The Crystal Harpoon is recommended for the special attack bonus of +3 Fishing levels and faster fishing.

Once its energy is depleted to zero, Tempoross will submerge and the second phase of the fight will begin. During this phase, players must catch the energized fish from Tempoross by fishing at the whirlpool found at the end of each dock. Doing so will reduce its spiritual presence. If the spirit depletes to zero before Tempoross has fully restored its energy, it will retreat and the encounter will be successful. However; if Tempoross fully regains its energy before its spirit is fully depleted, it will emerge and the first phase of the fight will be repeated again. Any spirit depleted from Tempoross while it was submerged will remain depleted. This cycle can be repeated up to three times; if Tempoross is still not defeated after the third repetition, it will gain too much energy and the encounter will end unsuccessfully.

If the encounter is completed successfully; the player will have approximately 20 seconds to retrieve any items they may have left on the ground before the encounter will end, after which they will be transported back to the Ruins of Unkah. Players can skip this by using the right-click leave option on any of the NPCs around the Cove, who will return them immediately.

Tempoross's attacks[edit | edit source]

Dispersing the magical fish forming the Tempoross's essence.

During the fight, Tempoross will attempt to disrupt the player's efforts by unleashing an array of attacks. These attacks do not deal any damage; rather, they hinder the player's movements and can cause players to lose the resources or tools gathered during the encounter. Tools that will not be lost to any attacks are; Imcando hammer, Barb-tail harpoon, Dragon harpoon, Infernal harpoon, and Crystal harpoon (along with any respected cosmetic variations).

  • Wave Attack -
    A colossal wave closes in...
    A huge wave will cover the entire cove, pushing players to a location a few tiles away. Players can avoid being swept away by using rope to tether themselves to masts or totem poles found on the ships and islands respectively. Tethered players will be unaffected by the wave attack, but will be unable to move for the duration of the wave (though players can freely tether/untether themselves). Untethered players will lose several harpoonfish and a random tool (hammer, rope, harpoon or empty/full bucket). The wave can also break masts and totem poles, which will need to be repaired with a hammer before they can be used to tether again. The wave will also extinguish any fires. The Wave Attack will not start if Tempoross's energy is 10% or lower.
  • Lightning Attack -
    A strong wind blows as clouds roll in...

Lightning strikes may occur around the islands and onboard the boats around the cove. Standing in the resulting fire from the lightning attack will not damage the player, but will destroy several harpoonfish, and can destroy a random tool (hammer, rope, harpoon or a bucket) Players can put out the fires with the use of buckets of water. Failing to put out the fires will result in them spreading. As with the wave attack, the lightning attack will not start if Tempoross's energy is 10% or lower. However, fires will continue to spread.

  • Torrent Attack -
    A charged torrent of water surges towards a nearby cannon...
    A zapped cannon
    Launched towards cannons, which temporarily disables them and stuns any player currently loading the cannon. This can be avoided by stepping away and making use of another cannon onboard. The Torrent Attack will not start if Tempoross's energy is 10% or lower.

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Fishing harpoonfish (5 points/fish) - Collect raw harpoonfish by fishing at the designated fishing spots.
  • Cooking harpoonfish (10 points/fish) - Cook harpoonfish to increase their damage output when used as ammo.
  • Depositing harpoonfish (raw/cooked/crystallised) (20/65/20 points/fish) - Deposit harpoonfish into the crates next to the cannons on the ships. Depositing cooked harpoonfish yields significantly more points.
  • Repairing totem/mast (40 points/repair) - Over time, the totem poles and masts players tether themselves to will get damaged, and need to be repaired with an Imcando or normal hammer. Doing so provides a decent amount of construction experience.
  • Dousing fires (40 points/fire) - Dousing the fires created by Tempoross's lightning attack.
  • Surviving the wave (10 points/wave) - Tethering to either a totem or mast to survive the colossal wave.
  • Harpooning spirit pool (55 points/scatter) - Fishing in the whirlpools to drain Tempoross's essence.

Experience rates[edit | edit source]

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Not Cooking[edit | edit source]

Not cooking the harpoonfish means getting lower amounts of points/loot, but significantly more exp. With Crystal harpoon and a fishing level near 99, this is the fastest experience in the game if not using tick manipulation methods. With no crystal harpoon or if not near level 99 fishing, Drift net fishing will yield higher experience rates. It is recommended for non-iron players to not cook the fish as the boss is meant for fast experience rates and is not as reward heavy.

Fishing Fishing
Harpoon Dragon Infernal Crystal
35 30,000 N/A N/A N/A
70 62,000 66,000 N/A 72,000
80 65,000 69,000 71,000 77,000
90 68,000 72,000 74,000 80,000
99 70,000 74,000 76,000 92,000[t 1]
  1. Using another account to shorten the waiting time between games, up to 102,000 experience per hour is possible.

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Cooking the harpoonfish means lower experience rate, but significantly more points, and therefore loot. It is recommended for iron players and pet hunters to use the infernal harpoon when they reach the level requirements.

Fishing Fishing
Harpoon Dragon Infernal Crystal
35 17,000 N/A N/A N/A
70 40,000 46,000 N/A 50,000
80 43,000 50,000 52,000 ?
90 48,000 55,000 60,000 62,000
99 55,000 60,000 70,000 70,000

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Reward pool

During the fight with Tempoross, players will primarily gain Fishing experience, with additional opportunities to gain experience in Cooking, Construction and Strength. Unlike Wintertodt, no experience is awarded upon Tempoross's defeat. Using a small or big fishing net, the debris left behind by Tempoross can be looted from a reward pool at the Ruins of Unkah. Players will receive one reward permit for the first 2,000 points, and additional permits for every 700 points beyond 2,000. Any remaining points award a linearly scaling chance for a final permit. Up to 8,000 reward permits can be stored in the pool.

Points Reward Permits
2000 1
2700 2
3400 3
4100 4
4800 5
5500 6
6200 7
6900 8
7600 9
8300 10

The debris can contain some unique rewards:

Music[edit | edit source]

Track Details
Play track Tempor of the Storm. Plays upon arriving at Tempoross Cove.
Play track Plays upon successfully subduing Tempoross.
Play track Plays when failing to subdue Tempoross.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 April 2021

  • Items that require setting up (e.g. Dwarf Cannon, Mithril seeds, Hunting Box, etc) can no longer be used on the Tempoross lobby ship. You can no longer light fires here either.
  • Players can no longer stall to run through fires.
  • Points from dousing fires and fixing totem poles have doubled from 20 to 40. Get splashing!
  • Fishing XP may now be gained in Tempoross encounters on W45.
7 April 2021

The ship taking players to Tempoross Cove will now sail there after 30 seconds instead of 60.

29 March 2021

Players without a house will no longer gain Construction experience when repairing the mast or totem pole.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 31 March 2021. (Archived from the original on 03 April 2021.) Mod Ash: "No, they should expect to downgrade if they die there. Gravestones appear on the dock, I believe."