Vasa Nistirio

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Vasa Nistirio is one of the bosses encountered in the Chambers of Xeric, who accompanied Xeric during his exile as his High Priest and became mad over time.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Vasa Nistirio is initially seen as a pile of rocks. Upon approaching the pile, he will animate himself and start the fight. He will also raise a purple flame at the entrance, which will damage players who pass through it. The fight begins with his special attack.

Vasa has a special attack that he can use when he is at the centre, where he will teleport everyone in the room. Half of the team will be teleported to the edges, while the remaining half will be teleported next to him (if soloing, you will always be teleported to him). Those next to him will be stunned and have their prayers disabled. Those teleported to the edges should run to the centre and active Protect from Magic. Vasa will unleash a magical barrage against everyone next to him, dealing massive damage.

The damage of the attack is calculated based off of the accumulated HP of the stunned players, at the time of the teleport. If only one player is stunned, then the damage is their current HP -5. This damage is then divided by the number of players who take the hit. For instance, if 2 players receive the hit, then the damage is divided by 2, if a third unstunned player runs in to receive the hit, then the damage is divided by 3. Unstunned players are able to Protect from Magic, in order to negate the damage they would receive - however, this doesn't effect the overall calculation of the damage the other players will receive. He is immune to attacks while charging his special attack.

For teams, the player with the least amount of Hitpoints should initiate the battle in Melee gear and stand next to him; then, teammates should cross the flame and use Protect from Magic next to him. After his magical attack, players can switch to Protect from Missiles. If the team has overloads, using them before entering the room is a good idea. Solo players will have to take the special attack's full effect (at the start of the fight as well as any consequent times), but they can heal between the teleport and taking damage to not risk being at 5 Hitpoints.

It is recommended to use the Protect from Missiles prayer, as while walking to the glowing crystals, Vasa will throw rocks at the team, which can deal significant damage. Fortunately, these rocks can be avoided by running away from the spot they are thrown at (the rocks have a 3x3 area of effect). Ranging is recommended against Vasa, and due to his high Magic level, he is weak to the twisted bow.

Throughout the fight, Vasa will move towards a cluster of crystals, which are located in the corners of the room. These crystals will heal Vasa, so it is important to target them as quick as possible to minimise the amount of healing he can perform. They are weak to stab attacks. After healing enough, Vasa will use his special attack upon returning to the middle of the room. Otherwise, he will walk to another set of crystals.

Players under Vasa will take rapid stomp damage from him.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nistirio's manifesto.png: Vasa Nistirio drops Nistirio's manifesto with rarity Always in quantity 1Nistirio's manifesto1AlwaysNot sold0
Endarkened juice.png: Vasa Nistirio drops Endarkened juice with rarity Always in quantity 5Endarkened juice5AlwaysNot sold5
Xeric's aid (4).png: Vasa Nistirio drops Xeric's aid (+) with rarity Always in quantity 2Xeric's aid (+)2AlwaysNot soldN/A
Twisted potion (4).png: Vasa Nistirio drops Twisted (+) with rarity Always in quantity 2Twisted (+)2AlwaysNot soldN/A

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 January 2019
(update)
The examine text was slighty modified, the old examine text was "A former Arceuus Elder, fused with the rock and bound to the dark crystals."

References[edit | edit source]

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