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The Chambers of Xeric is Old School RuneScape's first Raid.

Players can attempt the chambers by themselves, though up to 100 players can be in a raid. There are a few basic tips that should be known before starting:

  • Scaling difficulty - The difficulty of the chambers are based on the player with the highest combat level. So the higher the combat level of the team is, the stronger the enemies will be.
  • Random generator - Raids are randomly generated, so every raid is different (apart from the Great Olm).
    • Note: If there are at least five bosses in the same raid, duplicate puzzle rooms can be encountered. The game considers the following rooms as "bosses" and "puzzles":
      • Boss: Vasa Nistirio, Vespula, Tekton, Muttadiles, Vanguard, Lizardmen shamans, Skeletal mystics, Guardians
      • Puzzle: Ice demon, Tightrope, Crabs, Thieving

Points[edit | edit source]

Points gained from the raid are based on player contribution and actions. They can get points from the following:

  • Attacking monsters, though there are several exceptions:
    • Penultimate phase of the Great Olm; anytime it regains control of its hands, no points are given for any damage dealt to them.
    • Damaging a recovered abyssal portal.
    • When players battle mini-bosses, a "decay" point multiplier is put into effect. For example, players initially have a normal multiplier rate when disabling Vasa Nistirio's glowing crystals, but as the fight progresses, the "decay" will set in and prevent players from obtaining as many points as they normally would.
  • Completing puzzle rooms
  • Making shortcuts in large ruin chambers (requiring Woodcutting, Mining and Strength if the obstacle is a rotten sapling, rock or boulder respectively).

The points determine the team's potential rewards at the end of the raid, when the Great Olm is killed. The more points obtained, the higher the chance of obtaining unique loot. The more players in a raid attempt, the higher the points multiplier will be to compensate for increased difficulty. If members of the team leave, the points multiplier will decrease, but the difficulty will remain the same, to prevent players from exploiting additional points in smaller groups.

If a player dies in the chambers, a percentage of points will be removed from the player, which will lower the team's overall chance of getting unique rewards. In order to access the unique reward table, the team must obtain a minimum of 8,675 points.

Note: If a team member continually dies in the raid with low points, the game will deduct points from the team's score instead rather than no penalty to discourage them from suiciding supplies into boss rooms.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • 90+ CombatMulticombat.png
  • 90+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
  • 55+ FarmingFarming icon.png
  • 78+ HerbloreHerblore icon.png

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Due to the dynamic nature of raids and some high-end equipment carrying a high price, the recommended equipment should be considered a guideline as opposed to strict ratings. Some equipment that does not make a significant difference (such as taking capes for all combat styles) may be swapped for extra supplies should you feel more confident with it.

Recommended equipment for Void
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Void melee helm.png: Inventory image of Void melee helm Void melee helm / Void ranger helm.png: Inventory image of Void ranger helm Void ranger helm / Void mage helm.png: Inventory image of Void mage helm Void mage helm Helm of neitiznot.png: Inventory image of Helm of neitiznot Helm of neitiznot [1] N/A N/A N/A
Neck Amulet of torture.png: Inventory image of Amulet of torture Amulet of torture Salve amulet(ei).png: Inventory image of Salve amulet(ei) Salve amulet(ei)[2] N/A N/A N/A
Back Ava's assembler.png: Inventory image of Ava's assembler Ava's assembler N/A N/A N/A N/A
Body Elite void top.png: Inventory image of Elite void top Elite void top Void knight top.png: Inventory image of Void knight top Void knight top Bandos chestplate.png: Inventory image of Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate[1] N/A N/A
Legs Elite void robe.png: Inventory image of Elite void robe Elite void robe Void knight robe.png: Inventory image of Void knight robe Void knight robe Bandos tassets.png: Inventory image of Bandos tassets Bandos tassets[1] N/A N/A
Weapon Dragon hunter lance.png: Inventory image of Dragon hunter lance Dragon hunter lance / Crush weapon[3] / Trident of the swamp.png: Inventory image of Trident of the swamp Trident of the swamp / Toxic blowpipe.png: Inventory image of Toxic blowpipe Toxic blowpipe Heavy ballista.png: Inventory image of Heavy ballista Heavy ballista [4] / Twisted bow.png: Inventory image of Twisted bow Twisted bow [5] Abyssal tentacle.png: Inventory image of Abyssal tentacle Abyssal tentacle [1] N/A N/A
Shield Avernic defender.png: Inventory image of Avernic defender Avernic defender Dragon defender.png: Inventory image of Dragon defender Dragon defender Arcane spirit shield.png: Inventory image of Arcane spirit shield Arcane spirit shield / Malediction ward.png: Inventory image of Malediction ward Malediction ward N/A N/A
Ammo/Spell Dragon javelin.png: Inventory image of Dragon javelin Dragon javelin Replace javelin with arrows if using Twisted bow N/A N/A N/A
Gloves Void knight gloves.png: Inventory image of Void knight gloves Void knight gloves Barrows gloves.png: Inventory image of Barrows gloves Barrows gloves [1] N/A N/A N/A
Feet Primordial boots.png: Inventory image of Primordial boots Primordial boots Boots of brimstone.png: Inventory image of Boots of brimstone Boots of brimstone Guardian boots.png: Inventory image of Guardian boots Guardian boots N/A N/A
Ring Brimstone ring.png: Inventory image of Brimstone ring Brimstone ring Berserker ring (i).png: Inventory image of Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Ring of suffering (i).png: Inventory image of Ring of suffering (i) Ring of suffering (i) N/A N/A
Special attack Dragon warhammer.png: Inventory image of Dragon warhammer Dragon warhammer / Bandos godsword.png: Inventory image of Bandos godsword Bandos godsword N/A N/A N/A N/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Alternative setup
  2. For skeletons
  3. Only if battling Tekton
  4. For skeletons/shamans
  5. Alternative for ballista

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Generally the most efficient setup involves using a switch of melee, ranged and magic armour. If you cannot afford or are unable to use the provided armour, or if you wish to have more inventory spaces for supplies, consider using void equipment; it is only slightly less accurate and lacks some defensive bonuses. To effectively complete solo raids, it is recommended to have at least void equipment, a toxic blowpipe, a powered staff and a good melee weapon. It is recommended to have an alternate account or a friend look for a raid where you know what encounters are in it to save on inventory space. As long as you are the only person inside the raid when it is started, it is still scaled for solo.

Recommended equipment for Solo
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Helm of neitiznot.png: Inventory image of Helm of neitiznot Helm of neitiznot / Serpentine helm.png: Inventory image of Serpentine helm Serpentine helm N/A N/A N/A N/A
Neck Amulet of torture.png: Inventory image of Amulet of torture Amulet of torture + Necklace of anguish.png: Inventory image of Necklace of anguish Necklace of anguish + Occult necklace.png: Inventory image of Occult necklace Occult necklace Amulet of fury.png: Inventory image of Amulet of fury Amulet of fury N/A N/A N/A
Back Ava's assembler.png: Inventory image of Ava's assembler Ava's assembler + Infernal cape.png: Inventory image of Infernal cape Infernal cape + Imbued god capes.png: Inventory image of Imbued god capes Imbued god cape Ranging cape(t).png: Inventory image of Ranging cape(t) Ranging cape(t) + Fire cape.png: Inventory image of Fire cape Fire cape N/A N/A N/A
Body Bandos chestplate.png: Inventory image of Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate + Armadyl chestplate.png: Inventory image of Armadyl chestplate Armadyl chestplate + Ancestral robe top.png: Inventory image of Ancestral robe top Ancestral robe top Fighter torso.png: Inventory image of Fighter torso Fighter torso (optional) + Karil's leathertop.png: Inventory image of Karil's leathertop Karil's leathertop + Ahrim's robetop.png: Inventory image of Ahrim's robetop Ahrim's robetop N/A N/A N/A
Legs Armadyl chainskirt.png: Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirt Armadyl chainskirt + Ancestral robe bottom.png: Inventory image of Ancestral robe bottom Ancestral robe bottom Karil's leatherskirt.png: Inventory image of Karil's leatherskirt Karil's leatherskirt + Ahrim's robeskirt.png: Inventory image of Ahrim's robeskirt Ahrim's robeskirt N/A N/A N/A
Weapon Scythe of vitur.png: Inventory image of Scythe of vitur Scythe of vitur + Dragon hunter lance.png: Inventory image of Dragon hunter lance Dragon hunter lance + Sanguinesti staff.png: Inventory image of Sanguinesti staff Sanguinesti staff + Twisted bow.png: Inventory image of Twisted bow Twisted bow + Toxic blowpipe.png: Inventory image of Toxic blowpipe Toxic blowpipe[1] Dragon hunter lance.png: Inventory image of Dragon hunter lance Dragon hunter lance + Elder maul.png: Inventory image of Elder maul Elder maul[2] + Trident of the swamp.png: Inventory image of Trident of the swamp Trident of the swamp + Dragon hunter crossbow.png: Inventory image of Dragon hunter crossbow Dragon hunter crossbow[3] + Toxic blowpipe.png: Inventory image of Toxic blowpipe Toxic blowpipe[1] Zamorakian hasta.png: Inventory image of Zamorakian hasta Zamorakian hasta + Trident of the seas.png: Inventory image of Trident of the seas Trident of the seas + Toxic blowpipe.png: Inventory image of Toxic blowpipe Toxic blowpipe[1] N/A N/A
Shield Avernic defender.png: Inventory image of Avernic defender Avernic defender Dragon defender.png: Inventory image of Dragon defender Dragon defender N/A N/A N/A
Ammo/Spell Highest tier of darts (and arrows, if using twisted bow) that you can afford Ruby dragon bolts (e).png: Inventory image of Ruby dragon bolts (e) Ruby dragon bolts (e) if using a dragon hunter crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Gloves Barrows gloves.png: Inventory image of Barrows gloves Barrows gloves + Tormented bracelet.png: Inventory image of Tormented bracelet Tormented bracelet N/A N/A N/A N/A
Feet Primordial boots.png: Inventory image of Primordial boots Primordial boots Dragon boots.png: Inventory image of Dragon boots Dragon boots N/A N/A N/A
Ring Brimstone ring.png: Inventory image of Brimstone ring Brimstone ring Berserker ring (i).png: Inventory image of Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A N/A N/A
Special attack Dragon warhammer.png: Inventory image of Dragon warhammer Dragon warhammer[1] Bandos godsword.png: Inventory image of Bandos godsword Bandos godsword[1] N/A N/A N/A

More information and optional additions[edit | edit source]

Helm of neitiznot.png
Infernal cape.png
Amulet of torture.png
Dragon arrow 5.png
Dragon hunter lance.png
Bandos chestplate.png
Avernic defender.png
Ancestral robe bottom.png
Barrows gloves.png
Primordial boots.png
Brimstone ring.png
  • If you prefer to use the scythe of Vitur as the main weapon against Olm's melee hand, dragon hunter lance should be replaced with a Ghrazi rapier.
  • If you don't have a twisted bow, bringing a dragon hunter crossbow for Olm head is strongly recommended, as you will take significantly less damage compared to using a toxic blowpipe. Use sanguinesti staff or trident of the swamp for Vespula portal.
  • If you don't have a scythe of Vitur, replace it with an elder maul.
  • If you don't have a sanguinesti staff, replace the imbued god cape with an extra Saradomin brew.

Extra switches[edit | edit source]

Experienced players may want to consider bringing extra switches for higher damage output. This is only recommended if they have an alternate account to hold the raid for them.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Sanguinesti staff.pngAncestral robe top.pngArmadyl chestplate.pngNecklace of anguish.png
Occult necklace.pngTormented bracelet.pngArmadyl chainskirt.pngAva's assembler.png
Imbued saradomin cape.pngDragon warhammer.pngTwisted bow.pngToxic blowpipe.png
Scythe of vitur.pngRanging potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngSanfew serum(4).png
Saradomin brew(4).pngSaradomin brew(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngSuper restore(4).png
Saradomin brew(4).pngSaradomin brew(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngSuper restore(4).png
Saradomin brew(4).pngBronze axe.pngSalve amulet(ei).pngDragon pickaxe.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Some additional weapons may be used for bosses that may not appear during the raid that are not used elsewhere. These weapons are typically used in every raid.
  2. Only used for Tekton.
  3. Only used against the Great Olm.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

There are several bosses that can be encountered in a raid. A minimum of one boss can be expected in a raid (that being the Great Olm). Multiple bosses can be encountered, especially in larger groups.

List of bosses:

Tekton[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tekton
Fighting Tekton.png

Tekton has high Defence but only uses Melee attacks. His attacks can deal heavy damage, though there is one disadvantage for him; his attacks have a small delay before they hit, meaning that a player can run corners to avoid getting hit by most of his standard attacks. However, his attacks can cleave clockwise. Tekton always starts with an orange aura around him, which has lower Defence than his red aura.

After several attacks, or if his attacks are interrupted (no one in range), he will return to the anvil. Players under him will take rapid stomp damage. He can still be attacked as he makes his way back to the anvil.

When Tekton goes back to the anvil, he will repair himself, recovering a percentage of his hitpoints. While he is at the anvil, he will send two sparks flying for each player in the chamber, which have a 3x3 AoE and will deal moderate damage to anyone hit by them. They can be avoided by simply running two spaces away from your current spot when the sparks are flying. After five sets of sparks, he will resume combat, this time in an "enraged" stance (red aura), dealing significantly more damage.

For solo players, using the corner method is recommended to fight Tekton (if using this method, make sure that Tekton does not put himself in a position where one corner is cut off). Experienced players can save plenty of run energy and/or stamina potions with a hit and run method. This method does require much more patience, as mistiming your runs will result in Tekton returning to the anvil.

Tekton should only be fought if dragon warhammers and elder mauls are being used, as his high Defence and bonuses against non-crush attacks can make him tedious to kill.

Tekton drops five Stinkhorn mushrooms, two Overload (+) along with a single Revitalisation (+) and Prayer enhance (+) upon death. There is a rare chance for an onyx to be dropped.

Vespula[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vespula
Vespula location.png
A group of players in Vespula's chamber.

In the chamber will be Vespula herself, four lux grubs and an abyssal portal. The portal must be destroyed to dispel Vespula and her offspring.

Once someone enters the chamber, septic tendrils will appear and damage players who pass them. Vespula herself is extremely poisonous (poison starting at 20 damage), so a form of poison protection is required when fighting her.

Vespula will sting the lux grubs from time to time, causing their health to degrade. If fully degraded, it will turn into a Vespine soldier, fully healing both Vespula and the portal. Therefore, it is important to prevent the lux grubs from transforming into Vespine soldiers. In the other end of the chamber are several Medivaemia blossom plants which can be picked. The blossoms are then given to the grubs to restore their health.

In a group, one member should focus on collecting the blossoms and giving it to the grubs to prevent them from turning into soldiers. The rest of the team should focus on damaging Vespula.

When Vespula reaches 20% of her hitpoints, she will stop flying and drop to the floor. Attacks should be directed at the abyssal portal, as Vespula cannot be harmed while on the ground. Players can have roughly 2-4 attacks on the portal before Vespula starts flying again. If the portal is attacked while Vespula is flying, she will become enraged and start stinging anyone in melee range for massive damage. Players beneath her will take rapid stomp damage which deals damage based on the player's remaining health.

For solo players, use your crossbow (or twisted bow if you have one) and attack the portal once, before moving out of melee range to avoid her stinger. It is highly recommended to bring a prayer enhance potion so Redemption can be used effectively to heal yourself from the low damage of her stomp attack. Perfectly executing this method will result in killing Vespula easily without having any lux grubs hatching.

Given the high demand for attention when fighting Vespula, most teams often prefer a raid that does not have her, as a single mistake can often lead to the portal being fully restored, prolonging the fight.

Vasa Nistirio[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vasa Nistirio
Vasa.png
A group of players in battle with Vasa Nistirio.

Before starting the fight, it is important that one player with low health awaken him. While this will cause flames to appear at the entrance, Vasa immediately performs his special attack upon starting the fight. Players should not stand near the flames either, as they will be subjected to his special attack.

Vasa's special attack can be deadly for those unprepared. He teleports half of the team next to him, while the other half are placed randomly across the room. He will then launch multiple projectiles near him, dealing heavy damage (player's current hitpoints at that time - 5), so it is recommended to keep health low and quickly heal up to avoid being combo'ed out. In groups, the players teleported to the edges of the room should activate Protect from Magic and quickly move to next to him, as it will reduce the damage of this attack to deal 50% of the stunned players' health instead. Unfortunately for solo players, they will always be teleported next to him and will have to tank the incoming damage completely.

Vasa heals himself by going one of the four crystals in the corners of his chamber. The one that he heads to will always glow, so head there and attack the glowing crystal. The crystals usually give the most points in the encounter. They are weak to stab attacks, so the Ghrazi rapier is highly recommended in deactivating them. Vasa will return to the middle of the room if he finishes healing from the crystal, or it is disabled by the team. On every third crystal, Vasa will walk over to it but immediately make his way back to the center of the room, so the glowing crystal should be ignored and players whittle his health down quickly to conserve supplies.

Vasa has a high Magic level, so the twisted bow is highly recommended to end the encounter quickly, as a prolonged fight will exhaust the player's supplies significantly faster compared to the other bosses. Otherwise, use a blowpipe with dragon darts or a ballista. The dragon warhammer can make the fight go significantly faster as he has moderately high Defence.

As his standard attack, he expels boulders from himself and land at the player's position. This can be avoided by running away (they have a 3x3 AoE); Protect from Missiles will reduce the damage from this attack. He also has a stomp attack for players underneath him.

Upon death, Vasa drops two Xeric's aid (+) and Twisted (+). The twisted potions are useful for any room requiring Ranged.

Vanguard[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vanguard
Fighting the Vanguard.png

The Vanguard are three separate entities, so individually, they have less health compared to other bosses. The Vanguard are the only raid boss that does not have a barrier mechanic.

For this fight, it is recommended to bring medium-damage weaponry, such as the Zamorakian hasta. Weapons like godswords are not advised here as they may cause too much damage to a Vanguard and significantly prolong the fight.

Each Vanguard uses one form of attack. The magic Vanguard has no tentacles flailing out. The ranged Vanguard is carrying a bunch of rocks with its tentacles. The melee Vanguard flaunts its tentacles. Both the magic and ranged Vanguard have AoE attacks, while the melee Vanguard attacks three times for each attack.

Damage maintenance is key to fighting the Vanguard. They have a unique healing property where all three will fully heal themselves if there is a massive difference (33%). The Vanguard are also aware of their own health, so players cannot simply pile one Vanguard, as doing so will prompt them to scuttle into their shells and fully heal themselves. Slowly damage each Vanguard, ensuring that the damage between them is equal to prevent them from healing. While they are out of their shells, their health bar is shown to help players with damage maintenance.

After being out of their shells for a while, the Vanguard retreat back into them and shuffle around in either a clockwise or counterclockwise formation. Stomp damage is only applied when they're shuffling.

Each Vanguard drops the combat potion (+) of their combat style, along with Xeric's aid (+), Revitalisation (+) and occasionally an Overload (+).

Muttadiles[edit | edit source]

Main article: Muttadile
Muttadiles.png
Fighting Muttadile.png

Upon starting, several noxious tendrils will appear to deal damage to players who try to leave the chamber. There are also two Muttadiles; a small one walking around the chamber, and a second, larger Muttadile lurking in the water. A meat tree is also nearby.

The small Muttadile only attacks with both Melee and Ranged, while the larger one uses all three and has a special shockwave attack that can deal massive damage; however, this attack is only used against players in melee range. During the fight with the small Muttadile, the larger one will occasionally attack players in the chamber with magic.

When the Muttadile reaches around 40-50% of its health, it will go to the meat tree and cannibalise it to restore health. A common way of speeding up kills is to successfully bind the Muttadile in place and continue attacking it until it stops going for the tree. For this reason, the Zamorak godsword or Ice Barrage is useful, though the latter is less effective against the larger Muttadile as it possesses a high Magic level. Muttadiles will eat from the tree up to three times (each time consisting of two bites), after which they will not eat from it anymore. It is possible to trap the Muttadiles to prevent them from eating the meat tree, though this usually requires a bit of effort, especially for the smaller one. The larger one often tends to get stuck on a root depending on the layout of the room and its position.

Once the small Muttadile dies, the larger one will surface and attack. Use ranged against both Muttadiles and avoid being within melee distance of them, while using Protect from Ranged. Muttadiles should be killed carefully, as while they're significantly easier compared to the other bosses, their erratic behaviour can easily kill a careless player.

Depending on the layout of the room, it is possible to safespot the Muttadiles from afar - this requires a twisted bow or ballista, since every other weapon lacks the required range or damage.

The small muttadile drops an Overload (+) and prayer enhance (+) upon death, while the larger one also drops those alongside a Xeric's aid (+) and Revitalisation (+)

Great Olm[edit | edit source]

Main article: Great Olm
Fighting Great Olm.png

The Great Olm is the last boss in the raid.

For small teams (at least 7 or lower), the Great Olm only has three phases. This section assumes that the team has seven or less players.

Before starting, ensure that you have all of your equipment and supplies, as you cannot leave the Great Olm's chamber unless you die.

Olm will start either on the west or east side of the chamber. It will also start with one of three powers; fire, acid or crystal, which determines the special attacks it uses. To force the Great Olm into the next phase, both hands must be disabled. His left hand is weak to melee attacks, while his right hand is weak to magic. Attacking his head on any non-final phase is highly discouraged, since he will automatically regenerate health and it yields no points.

During the first two phases, if the left hand takes too much damage, Olm will temporarily clench it. This prevents it from performing special attacks (lightning, crystal and teleport), but it cannot be harmed. Olm will loosen its grip after a set amount of time has passed, or if the right arm is disabled. If the left hand is disabled first, it will simply prevent Olm from performing any special attacks for the remainder of the phase; this is unfeasible as it will clench very often.

"Blind spots" exist against Olm. This is only useful for soloing, as it requires unnecessary coordination in groups. By running in specific spots, Olm moves its head accordingly in order to "see" the player. In addition to preventing Olm from attacking, it also skips an attack in the process - for example, if the player uses a blind spot when Olm has already attacked twice after its lightning attack, it skips the teleport attack for an auto-attack. Using the blind spots while attacking Olm requires practice; the right hand is considerably easier than the left. Players can use a 1:0 or 4:1 attack pattern on the left hand; 1:0 is a beginning method where the player attacks once with a slow weapon such as an elder maul while preventing Olm from attacking. It is considerably slower than the 4:1 attack pattern since the player uses a faster weapon like an abyssal tentacle.

In groups of three or more, the middle player(s) are designated as the "head" runner, moving left and right to shift Olm's attention on both sides. Runners do not need to use as much supplies, and as a result, drop supplies to any players that may need them.

When forced into the next phase, Olm will retreat back underground and shake the cavern. Crystals will fall from above, dealing moderate damage covering a 3x3 radius, with shadows indicating where they will fall. One crystal will always target a player in the room, but it can be easily avoided. After enough time has passed, it will appear on the other side and start using a new power alongside its old powers.

In the penultimate phase, both arms must be disabled simultaneously to force Olm into the next phase (its head glows with a green aura). Weaken one hand; when that hand is on low health, focus on the other hand and disable it. In most cases, this means weakening the right hand and disabling the left hand. Once a hand is disabled, Olm loses control of it. A bar will appear over that gap; if filled before the other hand is disabled, Olm will regain control of its disabled hand with full health. The restored hand does not yield any points either.

In the last phase, Olm will attempt a final stand. The head can now be attacked, as its regeneration property is removed. Olm will use all mechanics from the previous phases (barring the swap attack), and now gets the ability to sap health. When it does this, Olm sends out two "shields"; when on top of them, it protects the player(s) from its sapping attack. Players should move continually during this phase, but not in an erratic way, as crystals continually fall from above until Olm is killed. Players should keep their health high to avoid being killed from the increased sources of damage.

Once killed, the crystal surrounding the chest shatters and players can claim their rewards from there before returning to the surface.

Puzzles/obstacles[edit | edit source]

Crab puzzle[edit | edit source]

Crabs.png
Typical layout of a crab puzzle room.

In this chamber are several Jewelled Crabs which cannot be killed by conventional combat. The main purpose of these crabs is to reflect orbs that the carved sculpture nearby emits. Getting hit by the orb will deal heavy damage onto the player that blocked its path. The crabs deal reasonably high damage, so use Protect from Melee while luring them into place.

The goal is to turn the coloured crystals in the chamber white. The crystals on the crabs can be attacked to change colour; red for melee, blue for magic, and ranged for green. The white orb emitted from the carving must be reflected off the crabs in the room to hit the crystals. Note that a coloured orb cannot change colour again - if a green orb hits a red crab, it will disappear.

In a solo raid, the crabs can be temporarily bound in place with a standard hammer. The dragon warhammer can also bind the crabs, but it must be wielded first. Note that the crab's crystals will turn red temporarily when hit by it.

All layouts require the use of three crabs. The more players in a raid, the more crabs will be present in the room. Excess crabs should be distracted with other players as they often wander into the orb's path and potentially disrupt it.

Crystal Orb Colour Style
Black White None
Yellow Blue Mage
Cyan (Blue) Red Melee
Magenta (Purple) Green Range

Ice demon[edit | edit source]

A group of players face the ice demon.

An ice demon is blocking the way further into the cavern. It cannot be attacked immediately, due to the cold protecting it. It must be warmed up to force it out of its spot. There are four braziers surrounding the demon, and up to four unattackable icefiends (one for each player) that will try to extinguish any flames set by the team. The icefiends do not move from their spot, so they can only focus on the brazier in front of it.

There is an infinite tinderbox and bronze axe spawn in the room, to save players time from killing scavengers for it.

Multiple saplings are nearby which can be cut for kindlings. It is advised to stockpile enough kindling before lighting the braziers. If possible, light the braziers that are not being attended to by the icefiends.

In a solo encounter, the player can either obtain 64, 54 or 48 kindling to light four, three and two braziers respectively. The more braziers lit, the faster the demon thaws.

Once thawed, the icefiends die and the demon moves out of its spot, becoming attackable. It uses AoE attacks; a small snowball and Ice Burst. If Protect from Magic is used, it will only focus on Ice Burst, while if Protect from Missiles is used, it will simply throw snowballs instead. Both attacks have a 3x3 AoE, but the Ice Burst attack can occasionally bind. It is recommended to keep Protect from Missiles active, to prevent the demon from using Ice Burst in addition to reducing the demon's snowball attack by roughly 50%.

The ice demon has very high defence and has damage reduction against all but fire spells. However, it has a fairly high Magic level, so ranging the demon is better after lowering its defence. The twisted bow can easily make short work of the ice demon despite the damage reduction. Otherwise, use a blowpipe against it.

Lizardman shamans[edit | edit source]

Shamans.png

A small room filled with two to four lizardman shamans (dependent on party size) are in the room, with several spawns blocking the way. They share the same mechanics as the shamans outside. The strength of the shamans is also dependent on the party size. These shamans do not require 100% Shayzien favour in order to kill.

There are several layouts for the shaman room. When nearing a room with lizardmen shamans, one or two sets of spirit tendrils will appear, to avoid players from safespotting them away from the chamber. The chamber itself does have safespots against the shamans, though players will need to attack the shamans first in order to lure them. In small teams, it is recommended to lure them and use a weapon with 9+ range to make killing them easier.

In a solo raid, the player will need to face two shamans. The shamans drop seeds upon being killed.

Dark Altar room[edit | edit source]

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Players fight against several Skeletal mystics.

In this room, there is a varying amount of Skeletal mystics left behind to perform sacrifices for the dark altar. The mages attack with magic from distance, and melee if players get close to them. The mages take the player's overhead prayers into account. However, if the mage cannot melee the player, they will focus on magic instead. In some areas of the chamber, it is possible to trick the mages into attempting to use melee, but is only recommended when soloing as the mage is likely to target another player and make the safespot useless.

Protect from Magic reduces the skeletons' accuracy and damage by roughly 50%. The Salve amulet(ei) is highly recommended as it significantly speeds up the completion of this room.

Kill all the mages before proceeding. The strength of the mages is dependent on the party size.

In a solo raid, the player will encounter three mystics. The mystics drop seeds upon being killed.

Creature keeper[edit | edit source]

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Players search for cavern grubs within the chests.

A corrupted scavenger blocks the path and must be fed cavern grubs until it becomes full and tired. Cavern grubs can be found by opening many of the chests located in the room. The scavenger's hunger level can be tracked with the bar above its head.

The chests have a 50% chance of containing the cavern grubs required, though it may instead contain unhatched cocoons. Thieving is required to open the chests, though experience is only gained when grubs are collected. The chances a chest opening depends on the player's Thieving level, scaling from 35%-49% at level 1-99. A lockpick or hair clip will increase the chances to 49%-69%.

One of these chests always contains a one-time loot of five Psykk bats. A few chests may contain poison which is released when opened, dealing 1-3 damage. This does not inflict poison on the player (nor will poison immunity prevent it). Remember which chests contain poison, as the poison chests will automatically lock itself like the grub ones.

If run energy is a concern, find a cluster of four chests that are placed in a way that the player walks around a 2x2 square to save run energy. Most layouts have least one of these clusters. If that is not possible (due to one of those four chests being poisoned), simply walk around the room and pickpocket chests as you go.

Stockpile cavern grubs near the trough. When enough grubs are collected, start feeding the scavenger. In a solo raid, roughly 30 grubs will be needed to make the scavenger sleepy.

While these rooms are fairly easy with no risk of dying, they are often skipped because they give the least amount of points and take a considerable amount of time compared to the other puzzles.

Players can search the creature keeper to obtain his journal.

Tightrope[edit | edit source]

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The tightrope must be crossed to obtain the keystone.

A group of deathly rangers and mages stand on a platform in between a tightrope. They must be attacked with either ranged or magic in order to damage them. Both groups frequently hit through prayer, but protection prayers reduce the damage. A lodestone must be grabbed from the other side to dispel a barrier leading deeper into the dungeon. The tightrope requires Agility in order to use.

While they are tolerant to players, if any player attempts to cross the tightrope, they will immediately attack the crosser, unless they are fighting another player. For this reason, all enemies should be killed or distracted to allow the crosser to go through safely. While crossing the tightrope, all damage is inflicted in one tick, so it is possible for players to be instantly killed if they attempt to cross the rope with enemies attacking them.

The mages should be killed first, as while they are just as accurate as the rangers, their max hit is significantly lower. When dealing with rangers in a group, one player should aggro the selected target before hiding behind an obstacle. This prevents the ranger from attacking as much. The bait should pop out once in a while to ensure that the ranger does not aggro an attacker.

Protect from Magic/Missiles does not provide full protection - it simply reduces the deathly opponents' damage by 50%.

In a solo raid, players will encounter two deathly mages and two deathly rangers.

When the lodestone is used on the barrier, any surviving enemies will be automatically killed.

Guardians[edit | edit source]

Two Guardian statues are guarding a passageway deeper into the chambers. The statues must be destroyed, as they will shove players away from the passageway if they try to get pass them. They can only be harmed through pickaxes; all other sources of damage will not count.

Players attacking the guardian statues.

The guardians attack with a cleaving melee attack and can occasionally stomp the ground, dealing moderate to heavy damage in a 3x3 area. Due to the guardians' stomping attack, it is highly recommended to flinch them to reduce the amount of damage taken. When flinching, run two tiles south of the guardian immediately after attacking, so that the stomp attack can be completely evaded if it manages to retaliate back.

The strength of the guardians is dependent on the party size. Guardians drop seeds, but significantly less than mystics and lizardmen shamans.

The special attack of the Toxic blowpipe, Saradomin godsword, Guthan's set and blood spells will heal accordingly despite not dealing any damage on them.

Resources[edit | edit source]

The Chambers of Xeric have various resources which appear based on the team's skill levels.

Scavenger runts and scavenger beasts can be found around the dungeon. One scavenger room is always guaranteed somewhere in the raid. It is common to encounter one scavenger room on each floor, though in uncommon and rare circumstances players may encounter two or even no scavenger rooms on the floor. They are killed for material drops which are used in the resource rooms, such as butterfly nets and cave worms.

The scavengers encountered are random, in addition to the room type they appear in - some rooms may be a small bend or curve, others a spacious area (which will always contain a boulder, mining rock or sapling which can be cleared away for points). The amount of scavengers in the room, along with their strength (to a very mild degree) is determined by the amount of players in the raid.

If the player dies in the Chambers, they will drop all raid-only items upon death; for example, if the player died with 10 Xeric's aid (+), those potions are dropped immediately upon dying. Other items that can be found, such as a hammer, will not be dropped upon death.

Players who die in the chamber will respawn in the area (they will not be thrown out). While exploring the first floor, the respawn point is the starting room of the Chambers. Once the second and third floors have been visited at least once by someone in the team, the respawn point changes to the last room in the previous floor.

Food[edit | edit source]

All these cooking resources require the same level for hunting or fishing them.

To catch bats, a butterfly net is required.

To catch fish, a fishing rod is required, with cave worms as bait. In fishing rooms, there are three fishing spots. One of these three spots contains a cave snake, which will damage the player (or take their fish). If a snake appears in the fishing spot, stop fishing and click elsewhere to avoid taking damage. While the spots are static, the spots containing plain fish and the cave snake change occasionally.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Food Levels XP Heals
Pysk fish.png Pysk fish (0) 1 FishingFishing icon.png

1 CookingCooking icon.png

20 FishingFishing icon.png

10 CookingCooking icon.png

5
Suphi fish.png Suphi fish (1) 15 FishingFishing icon.png

15 CookingCooking icon.png

23 FishingFishing icon.png

13 CookingCooking icon.png

8
Leckish fish.png Leckish fish (2) 30 FishingFishing icon.png

30 CookingCooking icon.png

26 FishingFishing icon.png

16 CookingCooking icon.png

11
Brawk fish.png Brawk fish (3) 45 FishingFishing icon.png

45 CookingCooking icon.png

29 FishingFishing icon.png

19 CookingCooking icon.png

14
Mycil fish.png Mycil fish (4) 60 FishingFishing icon.png

60 CookingCooking icon.png

32 FishingFishing icon.png

22 CookingCooking icon.png

17
Roqed fish.png Roqed fish (5) 75 FishingFishing icon.png

75 CookingCooking icon.png

35 FishingFishing icon.png

25 CookingCooking icon.png

20
Kyren fish.png Kyren fish (6) 90 FishingFishing icon.png

90 CookingCooking icon.png

38 FishingFishing icon.png

28 CookingCooking icon.png

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Hunter[edit | edit source]

In resource rooms without fishing spots, there will be two to three bats flying around in the chamber, which can be caught and cooked for food.

Food Levels XP Heals
Guanic bat.png Guanic bat (0)

1 HunterHunter icon.png
1 CookingCooking icon.png

5 (catch) 10 (cook) 5
Prael bat.png Prael bat (1)

15 HunterHunter icon.png
15 CookingCooking icon.png

9 (catch) 13 (cook) 8
Giral bat.png Giral bat (2)

30 HunterHunter icon.png
30 CookingCooking icon.png

11
Phluxia bat.png Phluxia bat (3)

45 HunterHunter icon.png
45 CookingCooking icon.png

14
Kryket bat.png Kryket bat (4)

60 HunterHunter icon.png
60 CookingCooking icon.png

17
Murng bat.png Murng bat (5)

75 HunterHunter icon.png
75 CookingCooking icon.png

20
Psykk bat.png Psykk bat (6)

90 HunterHunter icon.png
90 CookingCooking icon.png

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Farming[edit | edit source]

Seeds can be obtained from several monsters, such as skeletal mystics, Lizardmen shamans and Guardian statues. They can also be found by raking weeds in the top and lower floors (the last area in those floors and the first area in the lower floor)

There are two farming plots in each resource room for players to grow herbs. Due to the magic of the chambers, herbs grow faster and are fully grown in 30 seconds.

Seed Level Planting XP Harvest XP
Golpar seed.png Golpar seed 27 FarmingFarming icon.png 4 10
Buchu seed.png Buchu seed 39 FarmingFarming icon.png 6 15
Noxifer seed.png Noxifer seed 55 FarmingFarming icon.png 12 30

Herblore[edit | edit source]

Potions can be occasionally dropped by the bosses, though this should not be relied on to obtain them. Scavenger runts and beasts drop herblore secondaries.

There are three types of potions a player can make:

  • Golpar (combat potions)
  • Buchu (recovery potions)
  • Noxifer (overload-type potions)

To create potions in the chambers, a gourd must be collected from the nearby gourd tree, then filled with water from the nearby water spout. Gourds can be picked en masse with the "Pick-lots" option. Gourds automatically break upon drinking the last dose of the potion.

Note: Overload tier is capped based on your Herblore level and potions being used. For example, you cannot make Overload+ without having 90 Herblore and Elder+, Twisted+ and Kodai+ potions. If you have those potions but only have 75 Herblore, the combat+ potions will downgrade one tier to create a normal Overload.

Weak potions[edit | edit source]

Potion Level Herb Second ingredient XP Effect
Elder (-).png Elder (-) 47 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 6.5 Increases Attack, Strength, and Defence levels.
Twisted (-).png Twisted (-) 47 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 6.5 Increases your Ranged level.
Kodai (-).png Kodai (-) 47 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 6.5 Increases your Magic level.
Revitalisation (-).png Revitalisation (-) 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 13.5 Restores your stats and Prayer.
Prayer enhance (-).png Prayer enhance (-) 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 13.5 Regenerates prayer points over time.
Xeric's aid (-).png Xeric's aid (-) 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 13.5 Works as Saradomin brew.
Overload (-).png Overload (-) 60 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Noxifer.png: Inventory image of Noxifer Noxifer Elder (-).png: Inventory image of Elder (-) Elder (-)
Twisted (-).png: Inventory image of Twisted (-) Twisted (-)
Kodai (-).png: Inventory image of Kodai (-) Kodai (-)
33.5 Boosts all the player's combat stats by 4 + 10%, while damaging them for 50 hitpoints. This boost is repeated every 15 seconds for 5 minutes until the effects wear off, and the player is then healed 50 hitpoints.

Standard potions[edit | edit source]

Standard potions have the effects of their super variants outside (e.g the Overload is exactly the same as the one in Nightmare Zone).

Potion Level Herb Second ingredient XP Effect
Elder potion.png Elder potion 59 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 10 Increases Attack, Strength, and Defence levels.
Twisted potion.png Twisted potion 59 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 10 Increases your Ranged level.
Kodai potion.png Kodai potion 59 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 10 Increases your Magic level.
Revitalisation potion.png Revitalisation potion 65 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 20 Restores your stats and Prayer.
Prayer enhance.png Prayer enhance 65 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 20 Regenerates prayer points over time.
Xeric's aid.png Xeric's aid 65 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 20 Works as Saradomin brew.
Overload (Chambers of Xeric).png Overload 75 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Noxifer.png: Inventory image of Noxifer Noxifer Elder potion.png: Inventory image of Elder potion Elder potion
Twisted potion.png: Inventory image of Twisted potion Twisted potion
Kodai potion.png: Inventory image of Kodai potion Kodai potion
50 Boosts all the player's combat stats by 5 + 13%, while damaging them for 50 hitpoints. This boost is repeated every 15 seconds for 5 minutes until the effects wear off, and the player is then healed 50 hitpoints.

Strong potions[edit | edit source]

Potion Level Herb Second ingredient XP Effect
Elder (+).png Elder (+) 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 13 Increases Attack, Strength, and Defence levels.
Twisted (+).png Twisted (+) 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 13 Increases your Ranged level.
Kodai (+).png Kodai (+) 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Golpar.png: Inventory image of Golpar Golpar Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 13 Increases your Magic level.
Revitalisation (+).png Revitalisation (+) 78 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Stinkhorn mushroom.png: Inventory image of Stinkhorn mushroom Stinkhorn mushroom 26.5 Restores your stats and Prayer.
Prayer enhance (+).png Prayer enhance (+) 78 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Cicely.png: Inventory image of Cicely Cicely 26.5 Regenerates prayer points over time.
Xeric's aid (+).png Xeric's aid (+) 78 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Buchu leaf.png: Inventory image of Buchu leaf Buchu leaf Endarkened juice.png: Inventory image of Endarkened juice Endarkened juice 26.5 Works as Saradomin brew.
Overload (+).png Overload (+) 90 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Noxifer.png: Inventory image of Noxifer Noxifer Elder (+).png: Inventory image of Elder (+) Elder (+)
Twisted (+).png: Inventory image of Twisted (+) Twisted (+)
Kodai (+).png: Inventory image of Kodai (+) Kodai (+)
66.5 Boosts all the player's combat stats by 6 + 16%, while damaging them for 50 hitpoints. This boost is repeated every 15 seconds for 5 minutes until the effects wear off, and the player is then healed 50 hitpoints.

Storage units[edit | edit source]

Storage units are built from mallignum root planks, obtained as drops from scavengers. A hammer is required in building storage units, with the dragon warhammer being a suitable substitute.

Once a storage unit is built, anyone can use it. Storage units have a shared and personal set. The shared set allows players to store items such as hammers and potions. The personal set is much like the shared set, but it can also hold the player's belongings, such as weapons. The player can also put in raid-unique items in there if desired. In addition to this, once a storage unit is built anywhere in the Chambers, they will appear in all potential hotspots where they may be found.

Storage units can be found at the end of each level, in addition to appearing in resource rooms, the corrupted scavenger and ice demon chambers.

While higher-levelled storage units can be built immediately, they require the other storage units to be built. So in order to build a large storage unit instantly, you need 6 planks (4 for the first two storage units, then 2 for the remaining upgrade)

Players who leave the Chambers with their personal items still stored in the storage units can retrieve them from the private storage unit next to the bank chest on the mountain. The private storage unit must be emptied before players can re-enter the Chambers of Xeric.

Storage units ConstructionConstruction icon.png level Planks required Experience Capacity Capacity
(personal)
Small storage unit.png Small storage unit 30 2 150 250 30
Medium storage unit.png Medium storage unit 60 4 150 500 60
Large storage unit.png Large storage unit 90 6 150 1,000 90