The Mimic/Strategies

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Items kept on death.png

This fight takes place in an instanced area.
On death you can pay Strange casket to retrieve any lost items. You will be charged Coins 10000.png 90,000 for this service. Should you die an unsafe death a second time before retrieving all your items, they will be lost completely.

A player faces The Mimic.

Upon completion of an elite or master clue scroll, the casket received has a chance of turning out to be a mimic chest. Mimic caskets can only be obtained from an elite or master reward casket after asking the strange casket to enable the chance to obtain a mimic casket (which is disabled by default).

Attacks[edit | edit source]

The Mimic uses several attacks throughout the duration of the fight.

  • 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 them 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.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • Magic 90+ (Magic method)
  • Ranged 90+ (Ranged method)
  • Attack 90+ (Special attack)
  • Strength 90+ (Special attack)
  • Defence 75+
  • Prayer 77+ (74+ with Ranged)

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Using magic alongside the dragon claws will allow the player to kill the Mimic relatively quickly. High-levelled players should have little difficulty defeating the mimic with high-end gear. The player should always use protect from melee and move around the room when the Mimic throws sweets, and the player should ignore the spawned Third Age minions. Protect from melee should be activated before the player enters the instance. The player should use stat-boosting potions and the invigorate option of the Imbued heart before entering the instance. The player should enter the fight in full melee gear and use both the dragon claws special attacks (can be substituted with a dragon dagger if the player does not have dragon claws).

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadAncestral hat.pngAncestral hatVoid mage helm.pngVoid mage helm (if using Void Knight equipment)Ahrim's hood.pngAhrim's hoodInfinity hat.pngInfinity hatMystic hat.pngMystic hat
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklaceAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.pngAmulet of magicAmulet of power.pngAmulet of power
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3Ardougne cloak 2.pngArdougne cloak 2
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topElite void top.pngElite void top / Void knight top.pngVoid knight top (if using Void Knight equipment)Ahrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopInfinity top.pngInfinity topMystic robe top.pngMystic robe top
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomElite void robe.pngElite void robe / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robe (if using Void Knight equipment)Ahrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirtInfinity bottoms.pngInfinity bottomsMystic robe bottom.pngMystic robe bottom
WeaponSanguinesti staff.pngSanguinesti staffTrident of the swamp.pngTrident of the swampTrident of the seas.pngTrident of the seasN/AN/A
ShieldArcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldMage's book.pngMage's bookAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shieldMalediction ward.pngMalediction wardBook of darkness.pngBook of darkness
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 2 or 3 / God blessing.gifGod blessingN/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves (if using Void Knight equipment)Barrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune gloves
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsMystic boots.pngMystic bootsSplitbark boots.pngSplitbark boots
RingSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringSeers ring.pngSeers ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Beacon ring.pngBeacon ring
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)N/AN/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon claws.pngNeitiznot faceguard.pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngSuper restore(4).png
Amulet of torture.pngInfernal cape.pngAnglerfish.pngAnglerfish.png
Bandos chestplate.pngBandos tassets.pngAnglerfish.pngAnglerfish.png
Ferocious gloves.pngPrimordial boots.png
Berserker ring (i).png
Teleport to house (tablet).pngImbued heart.pngWatson teleport.pngMimic.png

As the fight is relatively short, a full inventory of food and potions is not necessary. For lower-levelled players, increase the number of prayer-restoring potions and food.

Though the Mimic is weak to magic, using ranged alongside the dragon claws will still allow the player to kill the Mimic relatively quickly. High-levelled players should have little difficulty defeating the mimic with high-end gear. The player should always use protect from melee and move around the room when the Mimic throws sweets, and the player should ignore the spawned Third Age minions. Protect from melee should be activated before the player enters the instance. The player should use stat-boosting potions before entering the instance. The player should enter the fight in full melee gear and use both the dragon claws special attacks (can be substituted with a dragon dagger if the player does not have dragon claws).

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadArmadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helm (if using Void Knight equipment)Blessed coif.gifBlessed coifN/AN/A
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorN/A
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateElite void top.pngElite void top / Void knight top.pngVoid knight top (if using Void Knight equipment)Karil's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBlessed body.gifBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtElite void robe.pngElite void robe / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robe (if using Void Knight equipment)Karil's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chaps
WeaponToxic blowpipe.pngToxic blowpipe (with adamant or better darts)Armadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbowN/A
ShieldTwisted buckler.pngTwisted buckler (crossbow only)Dragonfire ward.pngDragonfire ward (crossbow only)Odium ward.pngOdium ward (crossbow only)Book of law.pngBook of law (crossbow only)Unholy book.pngUnholy book (crossbow only)
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4 (blowpipe only)Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 2 or 3 / God blessing.gifGod blessing (blowpipe only)Diamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e) (crossbow only)Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e) (crossbow only)N/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves (if using Void Knight equipment)Ranger gloves.pngRanger glovesBlessed vambraces.gifBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambraces
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin bootsFrog-leather boots.pngFrog-leather boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Ring of suffering.pngRing of sufferingBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringArchers ring.pngArchers ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)N/AN/AN/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon claws.pngNeitiznot faceguard.pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngDivine ranging potion(4).png
Amulet of torture.pngInfernal cape.pngSuper restore(4).pngAnglerfish.png
Bandos chestplate.pngBandos tassets.pngAnglerfish.pngAnglerfish.png
Ferocious gloves.pngPrimordial boots.pngAnglerfish.pngAnglerfish.png
Berserker ring (i).png
Teleport to house (tablet).pngWatson teleport.pngMimic.png

As the fight is relatively short, a full inventory of food and potions is not necessary. For lower-levelled players, increase the number of prayer-restoring potions and food.