Theatre of Blood
|Theatre of Blood|
|Also called||Raids 2, ToB|
|Released||7 June 2018 (Update)|
The Theatre of Blood is a large arena located beneath the castle of Ver Sinhaza. It is used by the ruling vampyres to host blood sports. 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.
- 1 Bosses
- 2 Death within the Theatre
- 3 Spectating
- 4 Rewards
- 5 Loot table
- 6 Performance & records
- 7 Music unlocked
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Changes
- 10 Trivia
- 11 References
Bosses[edit | edit source]
The Theatre of Blood is a linear raid. Thus, there is no randomization involved, and the bosses will always be encountered in this order.
- The Maiden of Sugadinti (level-940)
- Pestilent Bloat (level-870)
- Nylocas Vasilias (level-800)
- Sotetseg (level-995)
- Xarpus (level-960)
- 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 Verzik's crystal shards for 75,000 coins each, and is the only item players can use to teleport away from the Theatre safely.
Spectating[edit | edit source]
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."
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Upon defeating Verzik Vitur, a trapdoor will open under her throne, leading to her treasure vault.
There are five large chests, 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, players obtain up to three different common rewards instead depending on their performance.
Players can also search the Grand bookshelves in the treasure vault to find six books:
- Serafina's Diary
- The Butcher
- Arachnids of Vampyrium
- The Shadow Realm
- The Wild Hunt
- Verzik Vitur - Patient Record
Loot table[edit | edit source]
Drop rates estimated based on 65,505 Theatre of Blood completions from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Theatre of Blood deathless 4-player completion is worth 9,614,453.39.
All non-stackable items obtained are in the form of bank notes, unless it is a unique reward. If the player obtains a unique reward, it will replace all common rewards. If not, the common reward table is rolled three times, possibly granting the same reward multiple times.
To calculate the expected loot based on a player's specific scenario, please refer to the rewards calculator.
Pre-roll[edit | edit source]
Without any deaths, there is a 1/9.1 chance of a unique reward across the team; dying will decrease this chance. The displayed drop chances below assume no deaths. The drop rate is the same regardless of the number of players completing the raid. The item is allocated to one player, with the weighting based on deaths and damage dealt to each boss. The MVP is the most likely to receive the item.
|Message (Theatre of Blood)||1||Always[r 1]||Not sold||0|
|Avernic defender hilt||1||1/21.6125||49,701,704||1,500,000|
|Sanguinesti staff (uncharged)||1||1/86.45||89,455,909||3,000,000|
|Scythe of vitur (uncharged)||1||1/172.9||632,457,297||2,400,000|
- Only obtained if a player ends the raid with 0 individual contribution points.
Common rewards[edit | edit source]
|Vial of blood||50–60 (noted)||3 × 2/30||195,000–234,000||3,000–3,600|
|Death rune||500–600||3 × 1/30||96,500–115,800||54,000–64,800|
|Blood rune||500–600||3 × 1/30||193,500–232,200||120,000–144,000|
|Swamp tar||500–600||3 × 1/30||5,500–6,600||0|
|Coal||500–600 (noted)||3 × 1/30||90,500–108,600||13,500–16,200|
|Gold ore||300–360 (noted)||3 × 1/30||36,900–44,280||27,000–32,400|
|Molten glass||200–240 (noted)||3 × 1/30||21,400–25,680||200–240|
|Adamantite ore||130–156 (noted)||3 × 1/30||117,390–140,868||31,200–37,440|
|Runite ore||60–72 (noted)||3 × 1/30||663,840–796,608||115,200–138,240|
|Wine of zamorak||50–60 (noted)||3 × 1/30||62,450–74,940||0|
|Potato cactus||50–60 (noted)||3 × 1/30||32,550–39,060||0|
|Grimy cadantine||50–60 (noted)||3 × 1/30||79,250–95,100||650–780|
|Grimy avantoe||40–48 (noted)||3 × 1/30||65,480–78,576||400–480|
|Grimy toadflax||37–44 (noted)||3 × 1/30||91,316–108,592||407–484|
|Grimy kwuarm||36–43 (noted)||3 × 1/30||53,892–64,371||432–516|
|Grimy irit leaf||34–40 (noted)||3 × 1/30||22,848–26,880||340–400|
|Grimy ranarr weed||30–36 (noted)||3 × 1/30||182,160–218,592||540–648|
|Grimy snapdragon||27–32 (noted)||3 × 1/30||241,218–285,888||324–384|
|Grimy lantadyme||26–31 (noted)||3 × 1/30||34,788–41,478||338–403|
|Grimy dwarf weed||24–28 (noted)||3 × 1/30||12,048–14,056||336–392|
|Grimy torstol||20–24 (noted)||3 × 1/30||166,280–199,536||300–360|
|Battlestaff||15–18 (noted)||3 × 1/30||123,345–148,014||63,000–75,600|
|Mahogany seed||8–12||3 × 1/30||7,184–10,776||224–336|
|Rune battleaxe||4 (noted)||3 × 1/30||97,988||99,840|
|Rune platebody||4 (noted)||3 × 1/30||153,532||156,000|
|Rune chainbody||4 (noted)||3 × 1/30||117,880||120,000|
|Palm tree seed||3||3 × 1/30||95,076||456|
|Yew seed||3||3 × 1/30||176,619||255|
|Magic seed||3||3 × 1/30||495,354||759|
Tertiary rewards[edit | edit source]
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||3/25[r 1]||Not sold||12|
|Lil' zik||1||1/650–1/6,500[r 1]||Not sold||N/A|
- Drop rate scales down based on the individual's performance during the raid.
Rewards calculator[edit | edit source]
|MVP Bonus Points|
|Most Damage on||Points|
|Verzik (phase 1)||2|
|Verzik (phase 2)||2|
|Verzik (phase 3)||2|
template = Calculator:Theatre of Blood/Template form = calculator result = display param = teammates|Team Size (1-5)|5|int|1-5,1,1||The number of players in the raid. (1-5 players) param = splitdrops|Split drops?|true|toggleswitch||true=splitGroup;false=FFAGroup|Toggle to on if all teammates are sharing the drops of unique loot with each other. Toggle to off if each teammate gets to keep their own unique loot. param = FFAGroup|Free-for-all Team||group|iskip,ideath,imvp,theyskip,theydeath param = iskip|Player's Rooms Skipped (0-6)|0|number|0-6,1,1||The number of rooms the individual player skips. This number should almost always be 0. However, a hardcore ironman might decide to skip some of the rooms to avoid dying. (0-6 rooms) param = ideath|Player's Deaths|0|number|0-inf,1,1||The number of deaths of the individual player. param = imvp|Player's MVP points (0-14)|3.5|number|0-14,1,1||The number of bonus points that the individual player gets. There are always a total of 14 bonus points that are distributed between the teammates. The MVP points average out to 3.5 in a 4-man team, assuming everyone is equally proficient. Use the MVP table for reference. param = theyskip|Teammates' Rooms Skipped (0-24)|0|number|0-24,1,1||The number of rooms skipped by the other players, excluding the current player. For example, if 2 people do not enter Xarpus' room, and 1 person does not enter Bloat's room, you would input 3. This number should almost always be 0. However, a hardcore ironman might decide to skip some of the rooms to avoid dying. (0-24 rooms) param = theydeath|Teammates' Deaths|0|number|0-inf,1,1||The number of deaths of the other players, excluding the current player. param = splitGroup|Loot-sharing Team||group|weskip,wedeath param = weskip|Total Rooms Skipped (0-30)|0|number|0-30,1,1||The number of rooms skipped by all the players. For example, if 2 people do not enter Xarpus' room, and 1 person does not enter Bloat's room, you would input 3. This number should almost always be 0. However, a hardcore ironman might decide to skip some of the rooms to avoid dying. (0-30 rooms) param = wedeath|Total Deaths|0|number|0-inf,1,1||The total number of deaths of all the players. autosubmit = disabled
Performance & records[edit | edit source]
Performance Details[edit | edit source]
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]
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]
A teaser showing the entrance to the arena of The Maiden of Sugadinti
A teaser from Mod Ry showing the nylocas nest
A screenshot of an early wire frame of Sotetseg's arena.
A screenshot of Verzik Vitur's throne in comparison to the size of a player
Models[edit | edit source]
A work-in-progress model of The Maiden of Sugadinti
A teaser showing the idle, attacking and death animation of a Nylocas Hagios
A teaser showing the idle, attacking and death animation of a Nylocas Toxobolos
A teaser showing the idle, attacking and death animation of a Nylocas Ischyros
A completed model of Xarpus
Changes[edit | edit source]
|18 June 2020
The death animation of Nylocas Athanatos and Matomenos has been reduced.
|12 March 2020
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
|6 September 2018
Elite clue drop rate was changed, as it was previously 1/750.
|21 June 2018
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 Southeastern 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 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:
|“||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]