Tempoross/Strategies

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General Considerations[edit | edit source]

  • After three rounds of draining Tempoross's energy, a message will appear in the chat box saying "Tempoross has gathered too much energy. The storm is out of control!" and the storm intensity will increase rapidly, causing the encounter to fail unless both cannons have enough fish loaded to immediately force Tempoross to submerge again.
  • Douse any flames that appear nearby as soon as possible. If left unchecked, these can quickly spread. All flames will be doused by a colossal wave attack.
  • When loading fish into crates, groups can either load one cannon per side prolonging the encounter and increasing points/xp gained per round, or alternatively, they can load both cannons on both sides to end the encounter quicker. On mass worlds it's more advantageous to only load one cannon even if it is stunned.
  • When the cannon or player is stunned it takes the same amount of time to start loading again on the same cannon as it does swapping cannons.
  • It is possible to repair and tether between the colossal wave being announced and when it hits.
  • It's advisable to always fish at the double spots where possible.
  • While waiting for a double spot to spawn, cook your raw harpoonfish instead of fishing at a single spot for higher efficiency when going for points.
  • When a colossal wave is incoming, players can delay tethering for a few seconds without issue. This is an effective way to get one to two extra fish caught or loaded during a wave attack. Note: This does not work when cooking as the colossal wave interrupts cooking at the shrine.
  • Upon completing a wave, use the right-click "Leave" option on the first mate to leave sooner.
  • While at 10% energy remaining or less, Tempoross will not use the colossal waves, lightning, or water torrent special attacks, allowing the player to drop any ropes and/or buckets from their inventory and continue unimpeded.
  • Your inventory per game should take the following into consideration:
    • Admiral pies may be used to boost you fishing level by +5 to increase experience per hour, if you do not already have 99 Fishing. The preserve prayer can assist with keeping this boost up longer.
    • Alternatively, fishing potions can be used for the same reason, with the benefit of being able to be stored in a tackle box.
    • Buckets of water can be brought in ahead of time to avoid needing to fill them during an encounter.
    • A rope is useful if not using the spirit angler's outfit.
    • A hammer can be used to repair totem poles and masts for tethering if it breaks. An Imcando hammer is recommended as it cannot be destroyed by Tempoross's wave attack or the flames left by Tempoross's lightning attack.

Harpoon choice[edit | edit source]

If players are trying to maximise their experience rates, they should use a crystal harpoon. If they are instead trying to maximise their points per hour, they should use an infernal harpoon. If they cannot afford the upkeep cost of either of those harpoons, they should use the dragon harpoon. If none of these special harpoons are available, and the player has completed the bare-handed fishing portion of barbarian training, having no harpoon at all equipped or in the inventory is recommended over a regular harpoon or barb-tailed harpoon, since that will grant bonus strength experience.

General Inventory and Equipment[edit | edit source]

A good equipment setup consists of the full angler's outfit or spirit angler's outfit for the 2.5% extra Fishing XP.

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSpirit angler headband.pngSpirit angler headbandAngler hat.pngAngler hatGraceful hood.pngGraceful hood
BackMax cape.pngMax cape/Agility cape.pngAgility capeGraceful cape.pngGraceful cape/Spottier cape.pngSpottier capeSpotted cape.pngSpotted cape
BodySpirit angler top.pngSpirit angler topAngler top.pngAngler topGraceful top.pngGraceful top
LegsSpirit angler waders.pngSpirit angler wadersAngler waders.pngAngler wadersGraceful legs.pngGraceful legs
WeaponCrystal harpoon.pngCrystal harpoon[1]/Infernal harpoon.pngInfernal harpoon[2]Dragon harpoon.pngDragon harpoonImcando hammer.pngImcando hammer[3]/Barb-tail harpoon.pngBarb-tail harpoon
GlovesGraceful gloves.pngGraceful glovesPenance gloves.pngPenance glovesN/A
BootsSpirit angler boots.pngSpirit angler bootsAngler boots.pngAngler bootsGraceful boots.pngGraceful boots/Boots of lightness.pngBoots of lightness
RingElven signet.pngElven signet/Celestial signet.pngCelestial signet[4]Ring of endurance.pngRing of enduranceExplorer's ring 4.pngExplorer's ring 4/Explorer's ring 3.pngExplorer's ring 3/Explorer's ring 2.pngExplorer's ring 2/Explorer's ring 1.pngExplorer's ring 1
  1. If maximum fishing experience is desired
  2. If maximum reward permits are desired
  3. If the bare-handed section of barbarian training is completed, having no harpoon equipped or in the inventory grants strength xp and performs the same as barb-tail and normal harpoon.
  4. If using a crystal harpoon

Weight Reducing Equipment[edit | edit source]

Specific Methods[edit | edit source]

This method involves cooking all or almost all fish caught in your inventory and consistently yields 4k-5k points per round and 5-6 rewards on Tempoross worlds.

Game Strategy[edit | edit source]

When the round starts, run to the island:

  • Under 85 fishing: Catch 7 fish and then cook 7 fish. The double fishing spot should appear around the time fish 7 is cooked. Catch as many fish as possible there until the first colossal wave appears.
  • Over 85 fishing: Catch 12-13 fish until the double fishing spot occurs. Double fish until the first colossal wave. Your inventory will be close to full if not full.
  1. Tether and when the wave dissipates, cook the remaining fish in your inventory.
  2. When you finish cooking the fish in your inventory, run to the boat and dump all of your cooked fish.
  3. After you finish dumping, catch as many fish as you can before 0% Energy and the Spirit pool opens.
  4. At 1-2% Energy, run to the dock and Harpoon the Spirit pool until Energy recharges back up to 97-98%. NOTE: You should get around 18 xp drops from the Spirit pool before the next round begins.
  5. Cook whatever is in your inventory taking care for the third colossal wave.
  6. At this point, catch and cook 7 fish at a time until Tempoross reaches 49% Energy or your inventory is full. NOTE: You must start dumping at 49% or you won't have enough time to finish your inventory once the last colossal wave hits. It is possible to take Tempoross's energy down to 0% before the fourth wave but this is uncommon. If you are doing a solo run, then by having 18 fish in the cannons before he regains energy, you can defeat his 4th phase. However, he will regain energy at an accelerated rate for every phase beyond the 3rd. So it's recommended that you finish him off at this point.
  7. When you finish dumping your inventory, run to the dock and Harpoon the Spirit pool until Tempoross is dead.

This method maximises XP and fish caught. You should be able to finish 2.5 to 3 inventories of fish for maximum XP per hour.

Game Strategy[edit | edit source]

  1. Catch 8 fish then run to the shrine and cook them.
  2. When the pool spawns, double fish until the first colossal wave, tether, and then dump your inventory.
  3. Continue catching fish and dump if your inventory gets full before Energy reaches 0%. NOTE: You should catch at the double fishing spot whenever possible to maximise fish caught.
  4. You should have close to a full second inventory before the Spirit pool wave. Fish the spirit pool wave until 97-98%.
  5. Dump your fish once the Spirit pool is over.
  6. Continue fishing as much as you can until 29% Energy then dump whatever is in your inventory. Finish dumping your inventory before trying to harpoon the Spirit pool.

This method involves cooking all fish caught and always keeping Tempoross at low energy to prevent special attacks.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The only required equipment is the spirit angler's outfit or angler's outfit and an infernal harpoon. Other item slots may be filled by any other equipment the player deems necessary, such as weight-reducing clothing, ring of endurance, or explorer's rings.

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSpirit angler headband.pngSpirit angler headband[s 1]Angler hat.pngAngler hat
BodySpirit angler top.pngSpirit angler top[s 1]Angler top.pngAngler top
LegsSpirit angler waders.pngSpirit angler waders[s 1]Angler waders.pngAngler waders
WeaponInfernal harpoon.pngInfernal harpoonN/A
BootsSpirit angler boots.pngSpirit angler boots[s 1]Angler boots.pngAngler boots
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Set effect acts as rope for tethering

Inventory[edit | edit source]

With the full Spirit angler's outfit, a rope is not required. If the full outfit is not available, take 1 rope.

Bucket of water.pngBucket of water.pngBucket of water.pngBucket of water.png

Game Strategy[edit | edit source]

  1. When the round starts, run to the nearest fishing spot and start fishing.
  2. Get 16 cooked harpoonfish as fast as possible. Do this by prioritizing fishing at the double fishing spot and cooking raw harpoonfish when there’s no double fishing spot available.
    • During this (between 12%-20% storm intensity) a colossal wave will occur. Tether to the totem pole as needed.
  3. Run to the harpoonfish cannons and load the 16 cooked harpoonfish into the nearest cannon. Be careful not to get hit by a lighting attack during this (between 32%-40% storm intencity).
    • This will bring Tempoross to 10% energy, thus preventing any future attacks. 1 more cooked harpoonfish can be loaded and fired to get Tempoross to 4%, but this can cause fires to have spread if the lightning attack occurred early.
  4. Go back to fishing and cooking and get 21 cooked harpoonfish. (20 is enough if short on time, get 1 extra in the next round).
  5. Run to the harpoonfish cannons and load the 21 cooked harpoonfish (a total of 37 cooked harpoonfish should be loaded from step 3 & 5) and run to the pier. Drop all your buckets (and rope).
    • Start running to the ship at 91% storm intensity at the latest, otherwise it’ll reach 100% and you fail the run. If you can’t load at least 20 cooked harpoonfish, only load 4. Proceed to attack Tempoross then get 17 cooked harpoonfish and load them. After this proceed with step 7.
  6. Attack Tempoross, you’ll get him down to about 60% essence left. Cannons will start attacking again, lowering Tempoross’ energy to 4%, preventing attacks.
  7. Go back to fishing and cooking and get 28 cooked harpoonfish.
  8. Run to the harpoonfish cannons and load 20 harpoonfish into the barrel, drop 5 harpoonfish next to the harpoonfish cannon[x 1] and run to the pier. You should have 3 cooked harpoonfish left in your inventory.
  9. Attack Tempoross, you’ll get him to about 25% essence left. Harpoonfish cannons will start attacking again, lowering Tempoross’ energy to 4%, preventing attacks.
  10. Go back to fishing and cooking and get 25 new cooked harpoonfish. You should have 28 in your inventory and 5 still next to the harpoonfish cannon[x 1].
  11. Run to the harpoonfish cannons and load 5 cooked harpoonfish into the first cannon, pick up the 5 harpoonfish of the ground before they despawn[x 1], then load 12 more in the first harpoonfish cannon. Load the other 16 in the second harpoonfish cannon. Grab a rope [ip 1] if you don’t have the complete spirit angler set.
  12. Attack Tempoross, he’ll resurface, and the harpoonfish cannons will start firring and deplete his energy again. During this you can grab four buckets and fill them on the pier.[ip 1] Tempoross submerges again, kill him and leave the Island.
    • Optional: Consider using an alternative account to begin the countdown on a new game. Go up the ladder on the alternative account just before inflicting the final damage to Tempoross to ensure enough time remains to make it on the main account.
  1. 1.0 1.1 To get your inventory ready for the next run
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 To guarantee 8300 points and get 10 tickets, you can leave these 5 out to save some time but will avarage 9.5 tickets per run instead of 10+.

This method involves maximising fishing experience rates by never cooking any harpoonfish, while always keeping Tempoross at low energy to prevent special attacks.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The only required equipment is the spirit angler's outfit or angler's outfit and a crystal harpoon (plus an elven signet is highly recommended). Other item slots may be filled by any other equipment the player deems necessary, such as weight-reducing clothing, ring of endurance, or explorer's rings.

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSpirit angler headband.pngSpirit angler headband[s 1]Angler hat.pngAngler hat
BodySpirit angler top.pngSpirit angler top[s 1]Angler top.pngAngler top
LegsSpirit angler waders.pngSpirit angler waders[s 1]Angler waders.pngAngler waders
WeaponCrystal harpoon.pngCrystal harpoonN/A
ShieldTome of fire.pngTome of fire/Tome of water.pngTome of waterN/A
BootsSpirit angler boots.pngSpirit angler boots[s 1]Angler boots.pngAngler boots
RingElven signet.pngElven signetN/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Set effect acts as rope for tethering

Inventory[edit | edit source]

With the full Spirit angler's outfit, a rope is not required. If the full outfit is not available, take 1 rope. Only a rune pouch containing a stack of astral runes, and either fire runes and/or water runes (or combination runes featuring these runes) are required, depending on if a tome of fire or tome of water is equipped.

Bucket of water.png
Rune pouch.png

Game Strategy[edit | edit source]

  1. When the round starts, immediately run to the island and begin fishing from the nearest spot.
  2. Catch either 25 or 26 raw harpoonfish and crystallised harpoonfish depending on available inventory space.
  3. Run to the ship and deposit all harpoonfish.
  4. Take 5 buckets, cast Humidify and douse all fires on the ship and island.
  5. Drop all remaining buckets, then fish 27 raw and crystalised harpoonfish.
  6. Deposit only 2 raw or crystalised harpoonfish into a harpoonfish cannon hopper, then click off and wait until Tempoross submerges, then deposit the remaining 25 harpoonfish.
  7. Rather than damage the boss, return to the island and fish 27 more raw and crystalised harpoonfish.
  8. Deposit only 3 harpoonfish, then click off and damage the boss by fishing at the spirit pool until it regains its energy.
  9. Once Tempoross resurfaces, deposit 24 more harpoonfish.
  10. Run back toward the island. A colossal wave may occur at this point which can be ignored.
  11. Fish and deposit more harpoonfish, depending on the amount of essence Tempoross has:
    • ~24%: 27 harpoonfish
    • ~27%: 26 harpoonfish
    • ~30%: 25 harpoonfish
    • et cetera
  12. Once all remaining harpoonfish have been loaded, finish Tempoross off by fishing at the spirit pool.
  13. Once the encounter has ended, take a bucket from the crate on the pier, then immediately select "Leave" on the spirit angler on the island.
    • Optional: Consider using an alternative account to begin the countdown on a new game. Go up the ladder on the alternative account just before inflicting the final damage to Tempoross to ensure enough time remains to make it on the main account.