Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode

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Theatre of Blood's Hard Mode is a Theatre of Blood raid with increased difficulty. As with normal mode, the lineup is the same, but the encounters within possess new mechanics:

  • The Maiden of Sugadinti: The blood spawns cannot be destroyed, and the trail of blood they leave behind lasts much longer. The Maiden is now guaranteed to spawn every single Nylocas Matomenos at each spawn interval. Any Nylocas Matomenos that reaches the Maiden also increases her attack speed alongside the increased damage and healing. Damage ramps up if a player tanks consecutive hits, especially after 3+ hits.
  • Pestilent Bloat: Body parts will continually fall throughout the entire fight. Bloat can change directions multiple times during each walking phase
  • Nylocas chamber: All incorrect-style damage dealt to any Nylocas is now reflected 100% to the player in addition to blocking the player from doing any further damage. During the pre-fight phase, three Nylocas Prinkipas will appear in the middle of the platform as the Nylocas waves deplete, occurring on the tenth, twentieth, and thirtieth wave. These are essentially weaker versions of the Nylocas Vasilias and attack players upon appearing, instead of focusing on the pillars. Vasilias itself also punishes players harder for mistakes they make, and is capable of killing a player at full HP in one hit if the player is praying incorrectly. During the boss fight, damage during the blue phase increases if players are far away from each other so they should stand together. During the green phase, damage splashes so players should stand away from each other
  • Sotetseg: Two red balls are also launched at a time instead of one, and deal more damage if not dealt with correctly. The player(s) chosen must stand on the adjacent ends of the player(s) not chosen. All but one player will be chosen to enter the shadow realm, with the maze path being divided into segments amongst those teleported.
  • Xarpus: At the start of the fight, Xarpus will launch poison at the edges of the arena except barrier area leading to him, covering two tiles from it. During the reaction phase, Xarpus will immediately look at the direction from which the last hit came from a second after it hits him, which overrides his natural rotation.
  • Verzik Vitur:
    • Stage I - After hitting a pillar with her magic attack, rubble will fall within a 3 tile radius from the edge of the struck pillar, dealing up to 35 damage and stunning the player if hit.
    • Stage II - Verzik's ranged attacks leave behind a poisonous pool that lasts 16 ticks after hitting the ground, dealing 9-10 damage per tick if stood on. The ranged attacks also deal more damage than in normal mode. Additionally, Nylocas Matomenos that Verzik spawns will explode and deal damage to nearby players when they heal Verzik if left alive.
    • Stage III - Verzik's charged attack hits three times for each player, with three individual tiles each to protect from each strike. They cannot be tick-eaten. Verzik's green ball attack will now instantly kill a player if the ball is not bounced at least once. The damage from the green ball can be tanked by making use of a special property of the Redemption prayer which grants invincibility frames (sometimes called I-frames) on the same tick the restorative effect activates. The player must have fewer than 20 Hitpoints remaining, but with perfect timing, by taking sufficient damage from any source so as to activate the effect, the ball will be absorbed and the player will be saved from instant death. Means by which a player may take the requisite damage include: tanking a tornado just before the ball hits, activating a Locator orb, or by making use of certain other self-damaging items. Note that not all items work for this purpose; consuming a Zamorak brew to activate Redemption will still result in the player's death. Verzik's healing tornadoes now heal Verzik triple the damage they deal to the player. When Verzik is taken below 5% HP, she will yell "You think this is over?" and heal 30% health as a one-time occurrence. This cannot be avoided or skipped.
    • During all phases, nylocas spawns will deal increased damage, change colours, and will not despawn unless popped or killed. Attacking the Nylocas with the correct style will always deal your max hit, with the exception of the Twisted bow.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Completing the Theatre of Blood in Hard Mode grants 15% more common loot. Completing the raid within the target time will give players an additional 15% in common loot, as well as giving players the chance to obtain Hard Mode-exclusive rewards (specifically, the sanguine dust and ornament kits).

Players Time
5 25:00
4 27:00
3 30:00
2 35:00
1 1:10:00

Uniques[edit | edit source]

The unique drop mechanics for Hard Mode are identical to Normal Mode, aside from an overall increased unique chance to 1/7.7 (~13%)[1], and reduced weighting for the Avernic defender hilt, making the other uniques even more common.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Avernic defender hilt.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Avernic defender hilt with rarity 7/138.6 in quantity 1Avernic defender hilt17/138.641,840,2901,500,000
Ghrazi rapier.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Ghrazi rapier with rarity 2/138.6 in quantity 1Ghrazi rapier12/138.6127,878,0533,000,000
Sanguinesti staff (uncharged).png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) with rarity 2/138.6 in quantity 1Sanguinesti staff (uncharged)12/138.674,838,5663,000,000
Justiciar faceguard.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Justiciar faceguard with rarity 2/138.6 in quantity 1Justiciar faceguard12/138.620,272,0261,200,000
Justiciar chestguard.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Justiciar chestguard with rarity 2/138.6 in quantity 1Justiciar chestguard12/138.611,033,0403,600,000
Justiciar legguards.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Justiciar legguards with rarity 2/138.6 in quantity 1Justiciar legguards12/138.611,155,7282,700,000
Scythe of vitur (uncharged).png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Scythe of vitur (uncharged) with rarity 1/138.6 in quantity 1Scythe of vitur (uncharged)11/138.6575,618,5352,400,000

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 3.5/25 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)13.5/25[d 2][d 1]Not sold12
Sanguine dust.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Sanguine dust with rarity 1/275 in quantity 1Sanguine dust11/275Not sold0
Sanguine ornament kit.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Sanguine ornament kit with rarity 1/150 in quantity 1Sanguine ornament kit11/150Not sold5,700
Holy ornament kit.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Holy ornament kit with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Holy ornament kit11/100Not sold5,700
Lil' zik.png: Theatre of Blood/Hard Mode drops Lil' zik with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Lil' zik11/500Not soldN/A
  1. ^ Drop rate scales down based on the individual's performance during the raid.
  2. ^ The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/6 with the completion of the elite combat achievements.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode:

Name Description Difficulty Category
Hard Mode? Completed It Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode within the challenge time. Master Speed
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. Grandmaster Mechanical
Personal Space Defeat 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. Grandmaster Mechanical
Royal Affairs In the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode, complete the Nylocas room without ever letting the Nylocas Prinkipas change styles. Grandmaster Mechanical
Harder Mode I Defeat 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. Grandmaster Perfection
Harder Mode II Defeat 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. Grandmaster Perfection
Nylo Sniper Defeat Verzik Vitur's in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without anyone in your team causing a Nylocas to explode by getting too close. Grandmaster Mechanical
Team Work Makes the Dream Work When 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 alive Grandmaster Mechanical
Harder Mode III Defeat Verzik Vitur in the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode without anyone attacking her with a melee weapon during her third phase. Grandmaster Restriction
Pack Like a Yak Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode within the challenge time, with no deaths and without anyone buying anything from a supply chest. Grandmaster Restriction
Theatre: HM (Trio) Speed-Runner Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (Trio) with an overall time of less than 23 minutes. Grandmaster Speed
Theatre: HM (4-Scale) Speed-Runner Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (4-scale) with an overall time of less than 21 minutes. Grandmaster Speed
Theatre: HM (5-Scale) Speed-Runner Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode (5-scale) with an overall time of less than 19 minutes. Grandmaster Speed
Theatre of Blood: HM Grandmaster Complete the Theatre of Blood: Hard Mode 50 times. Grandmaster Kill count
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Arcane's Twitter account. 25 Januaary 2022. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.) Mod Arcane: "All assuming no deaths, ToB HM Rates:"
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Arcane's Twitter account. 25 January 2022. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.) Mod Arcane: "The weighting for Avernic Hilt is decreased by 1, making other items more common."