The Mimic

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This article is about the boss. For the item, see Mimic.

The Mimic is a sporadic boss. In order to fight it, players must first come across a mimic casket, which is only obtainable by completing either elite or master clues, then attempting to open the reward casket. The chance of receiving a mimic from an elite reward casket is only 1/35, whilst receiving a mimic from a master reward casket has a much better chance of 1/15. Before even being able to roll on the aforementioned chances, one must first speak to the strange casket, found upstairs in Watson's house, and ask it to enable the chances at a mimic casket (which, initially, is turned off by default).

The fight with the Mimic is instanced; if the player dies during the fight, lost items will be kept by the strange casket and can be reclaimed for 90,000 coins. Note that if players die a second time anywhere without reclaiming the items the casket is holding for the player, they will be permanently lost, unless the death occurs within a safe minigame, such as the Nightmare Zone.

The area in which the player fights the Mimic.

Players have six chances to kill the Mimic from a master clue, five from an elite clue, which corresponds to the item rolls from the obtained casket. Every time a player leaves or dies, the amount of rolls on the drop table is decreased by one.

The Mimic is known to drop the Ring of 3rd age, which allows players to transform into 3rd age equipment much like the ring of stone or ring of coins.

Fight Overview[edit | edit source]

With the right strategy, The Mimic is very easy to defeat for any high level player. Although The Mimic is technically weak to Magic, it is easily and most commonly killed using Ranged with a Toxic blowpipe. Use Protect from Melee, and simply run around the room while attacking The Mimic and ignore the minions that are spawned. Move out of the way whenever The Mimic prepares to throw sweets.

Alternatively, using magic, the Mimic can be frozen using Ice spells or Entangle evading the melee attack completely. Trident class weapons can then be used to quickly kill the Mimic.

The Mimic has three different attacks:

Melee attack: The Mimic can hit you with a normal melee attack if you are standing beside it.

Candy Attack: The Mimic throws six candies at you. If you fail to step out of the way, you will receive about 10 damage. Three candies are purple, and there is one red, one blue and one green candy. The red, blue and green candies spawn the Third Age Warrior, Third Age Mage and Third Age Ranger respectively. There is no benefit to killing these monsters as they drop nothing and, when killed, they instantly respawn when another candy attack occurs.

Stomp Attack: Sometimes, The Mimic will step one tile forward onto you. Alternatively, this attack is activated when you walk under The Mimic. For every tick (0.6 seconds) that you stand under The Mimic, you will receive damage. The damage scales as follows: 1-1-1-2-2-2-3-... and so on, capping out at 6 damage. Simply step away from the Mimic to stop and reset the damage counter.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mahogany plank.png: The Mimic drops Mahogany plank with rarity Always in quantity 1Mahogany plank1Always1,979900

Bonus Loot[edit | edit source]

Bonus loot is occasionally received as an extra reward when opening the Mimic casket, in addition to the regular 1-6 clue scroll rolls.

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Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Death rune.png: The Mimic drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 600Death rune600Common134,40064,800
Blood rune.png: The Mimic drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 400; 500Blood rune400; 500Common132,400-165,50096,000-120,000
Grimy ranarr weed.png: The Mimic drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Common in quantity 25 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed25 (noted)Common166,325450
Raw manta ray.png: The Mimic drops Raw manta ray with rarity Common in quantity 15 (noted)Raw manta ray15 (noted)Common14,0701,800
Wine of zamorak.png: The Mimic drops Wine of zamorak with rarity Common in quantity 25 (noted)Wine of zamorak25 (noted)Common43,1000

Ring of 3rd age[edit | edit source]

Receiving the Ring of 3rd age will replace one of the normal clue scroll rolls.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ring of 3rd age.png: The Mimic drops Ring of 3rd age with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Ring of 3rd age11/40; 1/44[d 1][1]48,429,6897,200
  1. Chance from a master and elite chest respectively. The chance is further increased if The Mimic is killed on the first try.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 April 2019
Hotfix The chance of a reward casket being a Mimic was changed from 1/80 and 1/30 to 1/35 and 1/15 for elite and master reward caskets, respectively.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 22 Apr 2019. Mod Ash: "Basic rate is 1/40 from a master clue, 1/44 from elite. Bonus available for killing the thing first try."
  2. Jagex. Mod Wolf's Twitter account. 11 April 2019. Mod Wolf: "We will be changing the rate of the Mimic chance after a discussion with the team and your feedback that it may be a tad too rare. We will be keeping an eye on the frequency over the coming days, but these are the new rates which will be live shortly: Master: 1/15 Elite: 1/35"