The Gauntlet

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The Gauntlet is a solo minigame in Prifddinas in which the player is given a limited amount of time to explore a randomly generated dungeon layout, gather various resources and supplies by skilling and defeating crystalline monsters, all in preparation to defeat the Crystalline Hunllef, which is based upon a deadly wolf-like predator from the elven homeworld of Tarddiad. The Gauntlet was created as a training ground by the elves to ensure their warriors were capable of defending Prifddinas during the God Wars.

The Gauntlet can be found by entering the Gauntlet Portal, found in the northwestern part of Prifddinas.

Players cannot bring any items within The Gauntlet; a chest can be found by the entrance to temporarily store their items before they enter, but are returned once they leave The Gauntlet. In addition, it is classified as a dangerous minigame, despite not requiring any items to participate; rather, it means hardcore ironmen will lose their hardcore status should they die in The Gauntlet.

The area contains crystals, roots, herbs and fish obtainable through Mining, Woodcutting, Fishing and other gathering methods, in order to make weapons, armour, potions and food. These various resources will not require a specific skill level to gather, though higher skill levels will grant more resources at a faster rate. The dungeon will also contain various crystalline monsters, such as bats, unicorns and dark beasts, which can be killed for further supplies. Higher level monsters will offer better drops at the cost of taking more time to defeat.

Completion of The Gauntlet will reward players with various loot, including crystal armour seeds for crystal armour, the Blade of saeldor, and crystal shards to charge the previous items. Failing to finish, either by death or leaving early, will give a small token reward based upon how well the player performed, but won't grant any chance of unique items.

Basic Overview[edit | edit source]

The player must have an empty inventory to start The Gauntlet. There is a deposit box in the preparation room.

The player will spawn in the center room of a grid of 5x5 rooms. One of the adjacent rooms will contain the Gauntlet's boss, the Crystalline Hunllef. The player has a 10 minute timer to prepare to fight this boss, after which the player will automatically get teleported into the boss room. The player can also choose to manually enter the boss room.

During these 10 minutes, the player prepares by making items. Firstly, the player can make a halberd, staff and/or bow. These weapons have 3 tiers. As the boss uses prayer, two weapons are needed. Next, the player can make helmets, body armour or leg armour. These also have 3 tiers. Finally, the player can make food and a potion for the boss fight.

Starting Room[edit | edit source]

Features of the starting room

The player starts with the following items in their inventory:

Item Effect
Crystal sceptre.png Crystal sceptre Weak melee weapon. This item is required to Light Nodes (i.e. to visit new rooms)
Crystal axe.png Crystal axe Used to chop Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark
Crystal pickaxe.png Crystal pickaxe Used to mine Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore
Crystal harpoon.png Crystal harpoon Used to fish Raw paddlefish.png: Inventory image of Raw paddlefishRaw paddlefish
Pestle and mortar.png Pestle and mortar Used to grind Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 10 into Crystal dust.png: Inventory image of Crystal dustCrystal dust x 10
Teleport crystal (The Gauntlet).png Teleport crystal Single-use item teleporting the player back to the starting room.

The Starting Room contains a few features:

Singing Bowl Used to craft vials, teleport crystals, weapons and armour
Teleport Platform Used to abandon the current Gauntlet game
Tool Storage Used to re-obtain any dropped starter item (excluding the Teleport crystal)
Recipe guides Shows how to craft items at the singing bowl and how to make a potion
Range Used to cook Raw paddlefish.png: Inventory image of Raw paddlefishRaw paddlefish into Paddlefish.png: Inventory image of PaddlefishPaddlefish (heals 20). You can spam click to cook faster.
Water Pump Used to turn Vial.png: Inventory image of VialVial into a Vial of water.png: Inventory image of Vial of waterVial of water to make an Egniol potion (3).png: Inventory image of Egniol potion (3)Egniol potion (3)

Other Rooms[edit | edit source]

Each room in the Gauntlet, excluding the starting room and the boss room, contains the following:

0-5 Resource Nodes
Monsters
  • No monsters
  • 1-3 Weak monsters (Rat, Spider, Bat)
  • 2 Strong monsters (Unicorn, Wolf, Scorpion)
  • 1 Miniboss monster (Bear, Dragon, Dark Beast)

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The player should create 2 different types of weapon for the final boss. The cost for each weapon tier is the same.

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Crystal sceptre.png Crystal sceptre +8 +10 +16 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +20 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd (basic).png Crystal halberd (basic) +68 +68 +4 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +42 +0 +0% +1
Crystal halberd (attuned).png Crystal halberd (attuned) +114 +114 +12 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +88 +0 +0% +2
Crystal halberd (perfected).png Crystal halberd (perfected) +166 +166 +28 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +138 +0 +0% +3
Crystal bow (basic).png Crystal bow (basic) +0 +0 +0 +0 +72 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +42 +0% +1
Crystal bow (attuned).png Crystal bow (attuned) +0 +0 +0 +0 +118 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +88 +0% +2
Crystal bow (perfected).png Crystal bow (perfected) +0 +0 +0 +0 +172 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +138 +0% +3
Crystal staff (basic).png Crystal staff (basic) +0 +0 +0 +84 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0% +1
Crystal staff (attuned).png Crystal staff (attuned) +0 +0 +0 +128 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0% +2
Crystal staff (perfected).png Crystal staff (perfected) +0 +0 +0 +184 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0% +3
Tier Name Cost
1 Basic Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 20 + Weapon frame.png: Inventory image of Weapon frameWeapon frame
2 Attuned Basic weapon + Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 60
3 Perfected Attuned weapon + Crystal_spike.pngCrystal orb.pngCrystalline bowstring.pngUnique item (miniboss)

On the singing bowl interface select what item you want to make or upgrade. Basic (Tier 1) can be made with a Weapon frame and 20 Crystal shards. To upgrade open the singing bowl interface again and click the weapon you would like to upgrade. To upgrade to Attuned (Tier 2) you must have the basic weapon and 60 crystal shards. Following this basic principle Perfected weapons (Tier 3) need a unique item found in mini-boss drops. To finish upgrading your selected weapon again open the singing bowl interface and have the attuned weapon and unique item attained from the mini-bosses found throughout the dungeon.

Item How to obtain
Weapon frame.png Weapon frame Chance of dropping from any monsters
Crystal spike.png Crystal spike Used to make the Crystal halberd (perfected).png: Inventory image of Crystal halberd (perfected)Crystal halberd (perfected). Dropped from the Crystalline bear. Pray melee against this monster.
Crystal orb.png Crystal orb Used to make the Crystal staff (perfected).png: Inventory image of Crystal staff (perfected)Crystal staff (perfected). Dropped from the Crystalline dragon. Pray mage against this monster.
Crystalline bowstring.png Crystalline bowstring Used to make the Crystal bow (perfected).png: Inventory image of Crystal bow (perfected)Crystal bow (perfected). Dropped from the Crystalline dark beast. Pray ranged against this monster.
Halberd max hits[A 1] No prayer Ultimate Strength.png Ultimate Strength Piety.png Piety
Crystal halberd (basic).png Crystal halberd (basic) 18 21 22
Crystal halberd (attuned).png Crystal halberd (attuned) 26 29 31
Crystal halberd (perfected).png Crystal halberd (perfected) 35 39 42
Bow max hits[A 2] No prayer Eagle Eye.png Eagle Eye Rigour.png Rigour
Crystal bow (basic).png Crystal bow (basic) 18 20 21
Crystal bow (attuned).png Crystal bow (attuned) 25 29 31
Crystal bow (perfected).png Crystal bow (perfected) 34 38 41
Staff max hits[A 3] No prayer Mystic Might.png Mystic Might Augury.png Augury
Crystal staff (basic).png Crystal staff (basic)
Crystal staff (attuned).png Crystal staff (attuned)
Crystal staff (perfected).png Crystal staff (perfected)
  1. Based on level 99 Strength and the aggressive attack style.
  2. Based on level 99 Ranged.
  3. Based on level 99 Magic.

Armour[edit | edit source]

To create basic (tier 1) armor you must have 40 Crystal shards, 1 Crystal ore, 1 Phren bark and 1 Linum Tirinum. The singing bowl is used to create armor as well. To upgrade the basic (tier 1) armor to Attuned (Tier 2) you must have 60 more crystal shards, the basic item to be upgraded, 2 Crystal ore, 2 Phren bark and 2 Linum tirinum. Lastly to upgrade to Perfected (tier 3) you must have another 80 Crystal shards, Attuned item, 3 Crystal ore, 3 Phren bark, 3 Linum tirinum.

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Crystal helm (basic).png Crystal helm (basic) +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +28 +28 +28 +28 +28 +0 +0 +0% +1
Crystal helm (attuned).png Crystal helm (attuned) +6 +6 +2 +6 +6 +48 +48 +48 +48 +48 +0 +0 +0% +2
Crystal helm (perfected).png Crystal helm (perfected) +10 +10 +3 +10 +10 +68 +68 +68 +68 +68 +0 +0 +0% +3
Crystal body (basic).png Crystal body (basic) +8 +8 +3 +8 +8 +86 +86 +86 +86 +86 +0 +0 +0% +3
Crystal body (attuned).png Crystal body (attuned) +12 +12 +4 +12 +12 +102 +102 +102 +102 +102 +0 +0 +0% +4
Crystal body (perfected).png Crystal body (perfected) +15 +16 +5 +16 +16 +124 +124 +124 +124 +124 +0 +0 +0% +5
Crystal legs (basic).png Crystal legs (basic) +6 +6 +2 +6 +6 +52 +52 +52 +52 +52 +0 +0 +0% +2
Crystal legs (attuned).png Crystal legs (attuned) +10 +10 +3 +10 +10 +74 +74 +74 +74 +74 +0 +0 +0% +3
Crystal legs (perfected).png Crystal legs (perfected) +14 +14 +4 +14 +14 +92 +92 +92 +92 +92 +0 +0 +0% +4
Tier Name Cost
1 Basic Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 40 + Crystal ore.pngPhren bark.pngLinum tirinum.pngEach resource x 1
2 Attuned Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 60 + Crystal ore.pngPhren bark.pngLinum tirinum.pngEach resource x 2 + Basic armour
3 Perfected Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 80 + Crystal ore.pngPhren bark.pngLinum tirinum.pngEach resource x 3 + Attuned armour

Wearing pieces of the crystal armour will further reduce damage taken from the Crystalline Hunllef's attacks. The table below describes its max hit while wearing different combinations of armour.

Armour combination Crystalline Hunllef's max hit [A 1] Damage from tornadoes
N/A No armour 12 10-20
Crystal body (basic).png Tier 1 body Unknown Unknown
Crystal body (basic).pngCrystal legs (basic).png T1 body and legs Unknown Unknown
Crystal helm (basic).pngCrystal body (basic).pngCrystal legs (basic).png Full T1 armour 10 10-16
Crystal helm (basic).pngCrystal body (attuned).pngCrystal legs (basic).png T1 helm and legs + T2 body Unknown Unknown
Crystal helm (basic).pngCrystal body (attuned).pngCrystal legs (attuned).png T1 helm + T2 body and legs Unknown Unknown
Crystal helm (attuned).pngCrystal body (attuned).pngCrystal legs (attuned).png Full T2 armour 8 7-13
Crystal helm (attuned).pngCrystal body (perfected).pngCrystal legs (attuned).png T2 helm and legs + T3 body Unknown Unknown
Crystal helm (attuned).pngCrystal body (perfected).pngCrystal legs (perfected).png T2 helm + T3 body and legs Unknown Unknown
Crystal helm (perfected).pngCrystal body (perfected).pngCrystal legs (perfected).png Full tier 3 armour Unknown 5-10
Crystal helm (perfected).png T3 helm Unknown Unknown
Crystal body (perfected).png T3 body Unknown Unknown
Crystal legs (perfected).png T3 legs Unknown Unknown
  1. While using the correct protection prayer against its ranged and magic attacks.

Other items[edit | edit source]

Using the Crystal harpoon.png: Inventory image of Crystal harpoonCrystal harpoon, the player can fish for Raw paddlefish.png: Inventory image of Raw paddlefishRaw paddlefish which can be cooked in the starting zone to produce food that heals 20 per inventory slot.

A player may also craft additional Teleport crystal (The Gauntlet).png: Inventory image of Teleport crystal (The Gauntlet)Teleport crystals for Crystal shards.png: Inventory image of Crystal shardsCrystal shards x 40 to teleport back to the central room. This can be done if the player has additional unneeded shards. The teleport crystal is occasionally dropped by monsters.

Lastly, a player may make Egniol potion (3).png: Inventory image of Egniol potion (3)Egniol potion (3). The recipe is as follows

The potion restores 30 prayer points, 40% run energy and causes a stamina effect.

Boss Room[edit | edit source]

The boss room contains the Crystalline Hunllef. It has 600 hitpoints.

Standard attacks of the Crystalline Hunllef

The boss uses the following mechanics:

  • Some floor tiles will blink blue and then orange. The player will receive 10-20 damage per tick while standing on an orange tile.
  • The boss will change prayers against your current attack style, necessitating two different weapons. This occurs on your 6th attack.
  • The boss will use its ranged attack style for its first attack
    • The boss will attack using ranged for the first 4 attacks, and then switch back and forth between attack styles every 4 attacks. These attacks hit partially through prayer.
    • The basic magic attack will occasionally disable all prayers. The magic attack will have a different sound effect (prolonged burning fire sound)
  • The boss will occasionally call purple whirlwinds that chase you. When these whirlwinds stand on you, you receive up to 20 damage per tick. This counts as one of the 4 attacks.
  • If you are standing under the boss, the boss will do a trample attack dealing up to 40+ damage. This does not count as one of the 4 attacks.

The player can right-click the barrier to quickly leave if they are a hardcore ironman at risk of dying.

Items[edit | edit source]

Item Crystal shards Other
Vial.png Vial 10
Teleport crystal (The Gauntlet).png Teleport crystal 40
Crystal halberd (basic).png Crystal halberd (basic) 20 Weapon frame.png: Inventory image of Weapon frameWeapon frame
Crystal bow (basic).png Crystal bow (basic) 20 Weapon frame.png: Inventory image of Weapon frameWeapon frame
Crystal staff (basic).png Crystal staff (basic) 20 Weapon frame.png: Inventory image of Weapon frameWeapon frame
Crystal helm (basic).png Crystal helm (basic) 40 Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 1
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 1
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 1
Crystal body (basic).png Crystal body (basic) 40 Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 1
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 1
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 1
Crystal legs (basic).png Crystal legs (basic) 40 Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 1
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 1
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 1
Crystal halberd (attuned).png Crystal halberd (attuned) 60 Crystal halberd (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal halberd (basic)Crystal halberd (basic) x 1
Crystal bow (attuned).png Crystal bow (attuned) 60 Crystal bow (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal bow (basic)Crystal bow (basic) x 1
Crystal staff (attuned).png Crystal staff (attuned) 60 Crystal staff (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal staff (basic)Crystal staff (basic) x 1
Crystal helm (attuned).png Crystal helm (attuned) 60 Crystal helm (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal helm (basic)Crystal helm (basic) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 2
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 2
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 2
Crystal body (attuned).png Crystal body (attuned) 60 Crystal body (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal body (basic)Crystal body (basic) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 2
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 2
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 2
Crystal legs (attuned).png Crystal legs (attuned) 60 Crystal legs (basic).png: Inventory image of Crystal legs (basic)Crystal legs (basic) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 2
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 2
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 2
Crystal halberd (perfected).png Crystal halberd (perfected) 0 Crystal halberd (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal halberd (attuned)Crystal halberd (attuned) x 1
Crystal spike.png: Inventory image of Crystal spikeCrystal spike x 1
Crystal bow (perfected).png Crystal bow (perfected) 0 Crystal bow (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal bow (attuned)Crystal bow (attuned) x 1
Crystalline bowstring.png: Inventory image of Crystalline bowstringCrystalline bowstring x 1
Crystal staff (perfected).png Crystal staff (perfected) 0 Crystal staff (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal staff (attuned)Crystal staff (attuned) x 1
Crystal orb.png: Inventory image of Crystal orbCrystal orb x 1
Crystal helm (perfected).png Crystal helm (perfected) 80 Crystal helm (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal helm (attuned)Crystal helm (attuned) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 3
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 3
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 3
Crystal body (perfected).png Crystal body (perfected) 80 Crystal body (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal body (attuned)Crystal body (attuned) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 3
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 3
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 3
Crystal legs (perfected).png Crystal legs (perfected) 80 Crystal legs (attuned).png: Inventory image of Crystal legs (attuned)Crystal legs (attuned) x 1
Crystal ore.png: Inventory image of Crystal oreCrystal ore x 3
Phren bark.png: Inventory image of Phren barkPhren bark x 3
Linum tirinum.png: Inventory image of Linum tirinumLinum tirinum x 3

Corrupted Gauntlet[edit | edit source]

After completing the Gauntlet once, players may try the Corrupted Gauntlet, which has increased difficulty compared to the regular Gauntlet.

Differences include:

  • All items and monsters are corrupted instead of crystal. The stats of the items remain the same.
  • The player only has 7:30 minutes to prepare.
  • The Corrupted Hunllef has 1000 health and increased stats.

Completing the Corrupted Gauntlet rewards an additional roll on the regular loot table. The player will also receive a Gauntlet cape.png: Inventory image of Gauntlet capeGauntlet cape upon completion.

Loot table[edit | edit source]

Upon completing the challenge, players will receive 2 rolls on the regular loot table, as well as several crystal shards, and a chance to roll an Elite clue. For more information on the loot table, visit the Reward Chest's page.

Upon completion of the Corrupted challenge, players will receive an extra roll on the regular loot table.

Upon failing the challenge, players might still get rewarded with some lower value loot.

Unique Rewards (Normal Mode)[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Crystal shard.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal shard with rarity Always in quantity 3-9Crystal shard3–9AlwaysNot soldN/A
Crystal weapon seed.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal weapon seed with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Crystal weapon seed11/10053,8460
Crystal armour seed.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal armour seed with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Crystal armour seed11/1001,600,279300,000
Blade of saeldor (inactive).png: The Gauntlet drops Blade of saeldor (inactive) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blade of saeldor (inactive)1Very rare140,895,5013,000,000
Youngllef.png: The Gauntlet drops Youngllef with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Youngllef1Very rareNot soldN/A

Unique Rewards (Corrupted Mode)[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Gauntlet cape.png: The Gauntlet drops Gauntlet cape with rarity Always in quantity 1Gauntlet cape1AlwaysNot soldN/A
Crystal shard.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal shard with rarity Always in quantity 5-9Crystal shard5–9AlwaysNot soldN/A
Crystal weapon seed.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal weapon seed with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Crystal weapon seed11/4053,8460
Crystal armour seed.png: The Gauntlet drops Crystal armour seed with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Crystal armour seed11/401,600,279300,000
Blade of saeldor (inactive).png: The Gauntlet drops Blade of saeldor (inactive) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Blade of saeldor (inactive)1Rare140,895,5013,000,000
Youngllef.png: The Gauntlet drops Youngllef with rarity Rare in quantity 1Youngllef1RareNot soldN/A

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
8 August 2019
(update)
  • When creating items within the Gauntlet, the interface will remain open provided you have the ingredients to create other items.
  • Killing a duplicate tier 3 creature within the Gauntlet will now have a guaranteed chance to drop a different powerful weapon component, provided you don't already have one. This was previously a 50% chance.
  • The scoreboard in the Gauntlet lobby has been extended to display your deaths and the global deaths for each version of the Gauntlet.
1 August 2019
(update)
  • The Crystalline and Corrupted Hunllef has been altered slightly: Ranged will always be the first attack style, damage has been increased when praying incorrectly (or not at all), and damage has been reduced when praying correctly.
  • Players can no longer remove old school bonds from their bond pouch while in the Gauntlet.