Theatre of Blood

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Theatre of Blood
Theatre of Blood logo.png
Also called Raids 2, ToB
Released 7 June 2018 (Update)
Type Raid
Members Yes
Location Ver Sinhaza
Participants 1-5
Skills Combat
Reward currency None
Tutorial No
Music See below
Location

The Theatre of Blood is a raid located beneath the castle of Ver Sinhaza. It is a large arena used by the ruling vampyres to host blood sports. The only hard requirement to participate in the raid is the completion of the Priest in Peril quest to be able to access Morytania.

Here, the citizens of Meiyerditch are encouraged to go to the theatre and fight against the various experiments and abominations contained within, with the promise of freedom from the blood tithes and the right to leave Morytania should they succeed. The reward is revealed to be a ruse as the vampyres are unwilling to let go of their primary food source.

While the theatre is only open to citizens of Meiyerditch, this rule is rarely enforced. The vampyres are more entertained by outsiders than the citizens themselves, seeing as these are better prepared compared to the civilians who are inexperienced and poorly equipped.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

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Wave complete
The jingle that plays once a boss has been defeated.

The Theatre of Blood is a linear raid. Thus, there is no randomization involved, and the bosses will always be encountered in this order.

  1. The Maiden of Sugadinti (level-940)
  2. Pestilent Bloat (level-870)
  3. Nylocas Vasilias (level-800)
  4. Sotetseg (level-995)
  5. Xarpus (level-960)
  6. Verzik Vitur (level-1040, final boss)

Despite some of the bosses being spiders, vampyres and dark beasts, they will not count towards a Slayer task when killed inside the Theatre; thus, the slayer helmet and black mask bonuses have no effect.

The bosses will also have their hitpoints scaled depending on the team size. With a team of three or fewer players the bosses will have 75% of their original hitpoints, with four players the bosses will have 87.5% of their original hitpoints and a team of five players will leave the bosses' hitpoints unchanged.

Death within the Theatre[edit | edit source]

If players die within the theatre, they are placed outside the fighting area, and can only proceed if other team members succeed in completing the current challenge. If the entire team is killed, players will lose all unprotected items; these can later be reclaimed from a storage chest (similar to Torfinn's item storage) for a cost of 100,000 coins. Untradeable items that are normally kept on death will be placed in the item reclamation chest upon complete team death in the theatre.

If players die a second time without reclaiming the items in the chest, they will be permanently lost, unless the death occurs within a minigame deemed safe, such as Pest Control.

Dying in the Theatre of Blood is a dangerous death - Hardcore Ironmen who die within the theatre will lose their Hardcore status, regardless of whether the team successfully completes the challenges or not. Any disconnection or logout during a fight is treated as a death, and will likewise result in loss of Hardcore status. Should a player logout when not in an encounter, such as in the hallways of the theatre, the player's death will be treated as a safe death. Upon logging back in to an unsafe death, the game will attempt to reunite the player with their party and, if successful, will place the player in purgatory. If unsuccessful, the player will be treated with a full death and will have to pay the item reclamation fee to retrieve any items lost.

All normal forms of teleportation within the Theatre are blocked; however, the Mysterious Stranger outside sells escape crystals for 75,000 coins each, and is the only item players can use to teleport away from the Theatre safely.

Spectating[edit | edit source]

Abigaila chathead.png

Players can spectate other teams in the Theatre of Blood by attempting to enter the theatre, or by speaking to Abigaila, a Morytanian refugee who can be found upstairs in the Lumbridge General Store or near the spirit tree north-east of the Grand Exchange.

Players can either choose to spectate a specific player's team by typing in a team member's or a spectator's name, or choose to spectate the most recently formed party. Spectators must be on the same world as the party member or spectator they wish to spectate. Spectators must also be on the Friends List of the party member or spectator, should the party member or spectator have Private Chat set to "Friends Only."

In order to spectate, players cannot bring any items with them, excluding the oculus orb, and they must not be poisoned or diseased.

As of an update on 21 June 2018, players can right-click the ledges to view the fight in a better perspective. Players can rotate the camera clock-wise or counter-clockwise via the chatbox.

Other modes[edit | edit source]

Entry Mode[edit | edit source]

An easy variant of the Theatre of Blood intended for beginners to warm themselves up and gain experience before attempting the Theatre in Normal Mode. Every enemy encountered is significantly weaker than their Normal Mode counterparts and the mechanics themselves are adjusted to be less fatal.

Unlike Normal Mode, there are three safe deaths in total, allowing the player to tackle the current encounter again in the event of death. If the player dies once more after these tries are used up, the death is considered a normal death and players must repay to reclaim their items. Hardcore Ironmen will lose their status if they die or disconnect at any of the bosses, akin to how the raid treats them in Normal and Hard Mode.

As a result of being easier than Normal Mode, raids completed in this manner give 85% less loot than Normal Mode, with no chance of obtaining any unique item, including the Lil' zik pet.

Hard Mode[edit | edit source]

A hard variant of the Theatre of Blood is also available for players up to the challenge. Similarly to the Chambers of Xeric "Challenge Mode", all enemies in the Theatre of Blood are significantly stronger, this time with new or modified mechanics in play. Completion of Hard Mode can yield Sanguine dust to reskin Lil' Zik, and the Holy and Sanguine ornament kits to recolour the sanguinesti staff, ghrazi rapier and scythe of vitur, with the latter kit only working for the scythe.

Teams are also awarded with 15% more common drops when received (with an additional 15% if the raid is completed within the challenge time), along with a 13% chance of obtaining unique items (compared to the standard 11%),[1] with the avernic defender hilt being less common in Hard Mode than Normal Mode in order to make the other uniques slightly more common.

In order to access Hard Mode, players must have completed the Theatre in Normal Mode at least once.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Verzik Vitur's treasure vault.

Upon defeating Verzik Vitur, a trapdoor will open under her throne, leading to her treasure vault.

Inside will be up to five large chests based on the amount of players in the team, with each player being able to loot one chest. An arrow will point to which chest is for that player to search.

If a unique reward is obtained, a purple aura will emit from the chest, much like how the ray of light turns purple for the player who obtains a unique reward in the Chambers of Xeric. If no unique reward is found, the chest will contain three rolls from the common drop table. Of the unique rewards that players can obtain from the chest include:

Vials of blood are also a common drop obtainable in addition to the above. They can be used to charge the scythe of Vitur and create bastion and battlemage potions.

Players can also search the grand bookshelves in the treasure vault to find six books:

  1. Serafina's diary inventory imageSerafina's Diary
  2. The butcher inventory imageThe Butcher
  3. Arachnids of vampyrium inventory imageArachnids of Vampyrium
  4. The shadow realm inventory imageThe Shadow Realm
  5. The wild hunt inventory imageThe Wild Hunt
  6. Verzik vitur - patient record inventory imageVerzik Vitur - Patient Record

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

Entry Mode[edit | edit source]

NameDescriptionTypeTier
Theatre of Blood: SM AdeptComplete the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode 1 time.Kill CountHard
AnticoagulantsDefeat the Maiden of Sugadinti in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode without letting any bloodspawn live for longer than 10 seconds.MechanicalElite
Nylocas, On the RocksIn the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode, freeze any 4 Nylocas with a single Ice Barrage spell.MechanicalElite
Pass It OnIn the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode, successfully pass on the green ball to a team mate.MechanicalElite
No-PillarSurvive Verzik Vitur's pillar phase in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode without losing a single pillar.MechanicalElite
Just To Be SafeDefeat Sotetseg in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode after having split the big ball with your entire team. This must be done with a group size of at least 2.MechanicalElite
Don't Look at Me!Kill Xarpus in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode without him reflecting any damage to anyone.MechanicalElite
Appropriate ToolsDefeat the Pestilent Bloat in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode with everyone having a salve amulet equipped.MechanicalElite
Attack, Step, WaitSurvive Verzik Vitur's second phase in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode without anyone getting bounced by Verzik.MechanicalElite
Chally TimeDefeat the Pestilent Bloat in the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode by using a crystal halberd special attack as your final attack.MechanicalElite
They Won't Expect ThisIn the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode, enter the Pestilent Bloat room from the opposite side.MechanicalElite
Theatre of Blood: SM Speed-ChaserComplete the Theatre of Blood: Entry Mode in less than 17 minutes.SpeedMaster

Normal Mode[edit | edit source]

NameDescriptionTypeTier
Theatre of Blood VeteranComplete the Theatre of Blood 25 times.Kill CountElite
Pop ItKill Verzik without any Nylocas being frozen and without anyone taking damage from the Nylocas.MechanicalMaster
A Timely SnackKill Sotetseg after surviving at least 3 ball attacks without sharing the damage and without anyone dying throughout the fight.MechanicalMaster
Perfect VerzikDefeat Verzik Vitur without anyone in the team taking damage from Verzik Vitur's attacks other than her spider form's correctly prayed against regular magical and ranged attacks.PerfectionMaster
Theatre (4-Scale) Speed-ChaserComplete the Theatre of Blood (4-scale) in less than 17 minutes.SpeedMaster
Theatre (Trio) Speed-ChaserComplete the Theatre of Blood (Trio) in less than 20 minutes.SpeedMaster
Theatre (5-Scale) Speed-ChaserComplete the Theatre of Blood (5-scale) in less than 16 minutes.SpeedMaster
Theatre of Blood MasterComplete the Theatre of Blood 75 times.Kill CountMaster
Perfect SotestegKill Sotetseg without anyone in the team stepping on the wrong tile in the maze, without getting hit by the tornado and without taking any damage from Sotetseg's attacks whilst off prayer.PerfectionMaster
Perfect XarpusKill Xarpus without anyone in the team taking any damage from Xarpus' attacks and without letting an exhumed heal Xarpus more than twice.PerfectionMaster
Perfect NylocasKill the Nylocas Vasilias without anyone in the team attacking any Nylocas with the wrong attack style, without letting a pillar collapse and without getting hit by any of the Nylocas Vasilias attacks whilst off prayer.PerfectionMaster
Can You Dance?Kill Xarpus without anyone in the team using a ranged or magic weapon.RestrictionMaster
Back in My Day...Complete the Theatre of Blood without any member of the team equipping a Scythe of Vitur.RestrictionMaster
Can't Drain ThisKill The Maiden of Sugadinti without anyone in the team losing any prayer points.RestrictionMaster
Two-DownKill the Pestilent Bloat before he shuts down for the third time.MechanicalMaster
Perfect BloatKill the Pestilent Bloat without anyone in the team taking damage from the following sources: Pestilent flies, Falling body parts or The Pestilent Bloats stomp attack.PerfectionMaster
Perfect MaidenKill The Maiden of Sugadinti without anyone in the team taking damage from the following sources: Blood Spawn projectiles and Blood Spawn trails. Also, without taking damage off prayer and without letting any of the Nylocas Matomenos heal The Maiden.PerfectionMaster
Morytania OnlyComplete the Theatre of Blood without any member of the team equipping a non-barrows weapon (except Dawnbringer).RestrictionGrandmaster
Theatre of Blood GrandmasterComplete the Theatre of Blood 150 times.Kill CountGrandmaster
Theatre (4-Scale) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood (4-scale) in less than 15 minutes.SpeedGrandmaster
Theatre (Trio) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood (Trio) in less than 17 minutes and 30 seconds.SpeedGrandmaster
Perfect TheatreComplete the Theatre of Blood without anyone dying through any means and whilst everyone in the team completes the following Combat Achievement tasks in a single run: "Perfect Maiden", "Perfect Bloat", "Perfect Nylocas", "Perfect Sotetseg", "Perfect Xarpus" and "Perfect Verzik".PerfectionGrandmaster
Theatre (Duo) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood (Duo) in less than 26 minutes.SpeedGrandmaster
Theatre (5-Scale) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood (5-scale) in less than 14 minutes and 15 seconds.SpeedGrandmaster

Hard Mode[edit | edit source]

NameDescriptionTypeTier
Hard Mode? Completed ItComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode within the challenge time.SpeedMaster
Stop Right There!Defeat the Maiden of Sugadinti in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without letting blood spawns create more than 15 blood trails.MechanicalGrandmaster
Royal AffairsIn the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode, complete the Nylocas room without ever letting the Nylocas Prinkipas change styles.MechanicalGrandmaster
Team Work Makes the Dream WorkWhen Verzik Vitur in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode uses her yellow power blast attack while the tornadoes are active, have everyone get through the attack without taking damage. This cannot be completed with one player aliveMechanicalGrandmaster
Theatre: HM (4-Scale) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (4-scale) with an overall time of less than 21 minutes.SpeedGrandmaster
Theatre of Blood: HM GrandmasterComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode 50 times.Kill CountGrandmaster
Theatre: HM (5-Scale) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (5-scale) with an overall time of less than 19 minutes.SpeedGrandmaster
Personal SpaceDefeat the Pestilent Bloat in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode with a least 3 people in the room, without anyone in your team standing on top of each other.MechanicalGrandmaster
Nylo SniperDefeat Verzik Vitur's in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without anyone in your team causing a Nylocas to explode by getting too close.MechanicalGrandmaster
Harder Mode IDefeat Sotetseg in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without anyone sharing the ball with anyone, without anyone dying, and without anyone taking damage from any of its other attacks or stepping on the wrong tile in the maze.PerfectionGrandmaster
Pack Like a YakComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode within the challenge time, with no deaths and without anyone buying anything from a supply chest.RestrictionGrandmaster
Harder Mode IIDefeat Xarpus in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode after letting the exhumeds heal him to full health and without anyone in the team taking any damage.PerfectionGrandmaster
Harder Mode IIIDefeat Verzik Vitur in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without anyone attacking her with a melee weapon during her third phase.RestrictionGrandmaster
Theatre: HM (Trio) Speed-RunnerComplete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (Trio) with an overall time of less than 23 minutes.SpeedGrandmaster

Performance & records[edit | edit source]

Performance Details[edit | edit source]

Performance Details for a performance within the Theatre of Blood.

Upon entering the treasure vault, players may read the strategy table by the grand bookshelves to view the overall performance of the team, while spectators can read the war table to view it.

Here, players may view the death counts of each team member, the total deaths in the performance, as well as the time spent in each wave.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is listed on the top of the interface, and is determined based on the performance of the individual player, such as damage dealt and the number of deaths.

The challenge time (the time spent fighting the bosses) and the overall time, which includes the time spent between waves, can be seen on the bottom of the interface.

Scoreboard[edit | edit source]

The Theatre of Blood scoreboard found next to the entrance of the theatre.

Next to the entrance to the Theatre of Blood is a scoreboard, which displays personal and global statistics for the Theatre of Blood, such as number of attempts, number of completions, number of deaths, and completion times.

Theatre of Blood records[edit | edit source]

An official records page existed, which showed all-time global records, such as most completions by an individual and total Hardcore Ironman deaths within the theatre, as well as fastest completion times for each boss and the raid as a whole. The page has since been decommissioned.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Players are not required to participate in the raid to unlock all of the music, and may spectate one to do so.

Name Unlock details Music track
Welcome to the Theatre Unlocked at Ver Sinhaza
The Maiden's Sorrow Unlocked in The Maiden of Sugadinti's arena
The Maiden's Anger Unlocked during the fight with The Maiden of Sugadinti
Welcome to my Nightmare Unlocked in the Pestilent Bloat's arena
The Nightmare Continues Unlocked during the fight with the Pestilent Bloat
Dance of the Nylocas Unlocked in the Nylocas' nest
Arachnids of Vampyrium Unlocked during the fight in the Nylocas' nest
The Dark Beast Sotetseg Unlocked in Sotetseg's arena
Power of the Shadow Realm Unlocked during the fight with Sotetseg
Predator Xarpus Unlocked in Xarpus' arena
Last King of the Yarasa Unlocked during the fight with Xarpus
It's not over 'til... Unlocked upon entering Verzik Vitur's throne room
The Fat Lady Sings Unlocked during the battle with Verzik Vitur
The Curtain Closes Unlocked upon the entering Verzik Vitur's treasure vault

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Work-in-progress[edit | edit source]

Models[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
1 December 2021
(update)

Sotetseg's fade-to-white effect when teleporting players is now a little less glaring.

9 September 2021
(update)

The party leader can now re-order their party at the notice board in Ver Sinhaza.

12 August 2021
(update | poll)

There's now less variation in where the Maiden Blood Spawns appear. Additionally, if players successfully dodge the blood, a maximum of only one Blood Spawn will appear.

4 August 2021
(update | poll)
  • A filter has been added to the Theatre of Blood Party Board to help players find their friends and Clanmates.
  • Players can now use escape crystals on their party members to activate them, allowing teleportation of teammates out of the raid in an instant. To enable this, right-click a crystal and select 'Toggle'. Both players must have a crystal for this to work, and both crystals will be consumed in the process.
28 July 2021
(update)

The Story Mode version of the Theatre of Blood has been renamed to Entry Mode.

3 June 2021
(update | poll)

Story and hard modes added. Story mode provides an easier fight but less rewards and no chance of obtaining any unique, while hard mode provides a harder fight, but with a better chance of obtaining uniques and better common drops if completed in a specific time.

28 April 2021
(update)

The Theatre of Blood is now a safe zone on PvP worlds.

7 April 2021
(update | poll)

There's now a chest just opposite the bank booths, that allows one to obtain any loot they forgot to claim after defeating Verzik Vitur.

3 March 2021
(update)

The quota of daily party formations in the Theatre of Blood has increased.

18 June 2020
(update)

The death animation of Nylocas Athanatos and Matomenos has been reduced.

12 March 2020
(update)

If players are attempting to start a Theatre of Blood wave, but some of their party members are still in the previous wave's arena, the warning screen that appears will now make this more explicit.

2 May 2019
(update)
  • The Pestilent bloat within the Theatre of Blood should now fall down in the correct position.
  • One of the Nylocas walking toward the centre of the arena will no longer incorrectly change into a smaller Nylocas.
  • Verzik should now correctly move at the correct times during attack animations, to prevent her from appearing in the wrong location.
  • Xarpus' exhumed phase has been made shorter and scaled better for smaller team sizes. To keep it balanced, each absorption is now more powerful.
  • Odd pathing in Verzik's third phase caused by occasionally appearing to target a dead player has been fixed.
6 September 2018
(update)

Elite clue drop rate was changed, as it was previously 1/750.

21 June 2018
(update)
  • Bosses' Hitpoints now scale to four and three player teams.
  • Resource chests now use a point system instead of giving random supplies.
  • The Nylocas encounter was shortened by removing some earlier waves as they made the encounter needlessly long. The boss of the encounter was also buffed by making damage dealt with the incorrect style reflect and heal 100% instead of 50%, as well as increasing its Hitpoints and damage dealt.
  • Other minor tweaks were made regarding balance and QoL.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Theatre of Blood was first mentioned in game in the book The Tale of Serafina, found in the Myths' Guild Library.
  • The names for many of the monsters in the raid mostly come from eastern and south-eastern European words:
Name Original word Meaning
Ver Sinhaza Vér Színháza Hungarian for "Blood Theatre"
The Maiden of Sugadinti Sugadinti Lithuanian for "ruin" (verb)
Nylocas Nyolcas Hungarian for "eight"
Nylocas Athanatos ἀθάνατος
(transliterated as "athánatos")
Greek for "undying" or "immortal"
Nylocas Hagios ἅγιος
(transliterated as "ágios")
Greek for "holy" or "saintlike"
Nylocas Ischyros ἰσχυρός
(transliterated as "ischyrós")
Greek for "strong" or "mighty"
Nylocas Matomenos ματωμένος
(transliterated as "matoménos")
Greek for "bloody" or "bleeding"
Nylocas Prinkipas πρίγκιπας
(transliterated as "prínkipas")
Greek for "prince"
Nylocas Toxobolos τοξοβόλος
(transliterated as "toxovólos")
Greek for "archery"
Nylocas Vasilias βασιλιάς
(transliterated as "vasiliás")
Greek for "king"
Sotetseg Sötétség Hungarian for "darkness"
Yarasa
(the name of Xarpus's race)
Yarasa Turkish for "bat"
Verzik Vitur Vérzik Hungarian for "bleeding"
  • The release date for the Theatre of Blood was silently announced in an update on 3 May 2018 via a leaflet just north of the Ectofuntus, which displayed the following message when read:
The leaflet found north of the Ectofuntus.
Lady Verzik cordially invites you to the Theatre of Blood!
The greatest collection of powerful beasts are here for your entertainment.

Tickets available from June 7th!

  • The date was then changed to "Pentember 15th" after a player complaint of the leaflet not using the canonical in-game calendar.
  • Upon the release of the Theatre of Blood, there was a bug which would cause players to drop the item in the top right corner of their inventory on the floor upon death, if they were in possession of Dawnbringer. This bug was hotfixed within one hour of discovery.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Arcane's Twitter account. 25 January 2022. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.)