Venom is a stronger form of poison that players and monsters suffer after they are successfully envenomed. When a target is envenomed, a number appears with a dark green hitsplat () instead of a bright green one (which indicates poison), indicating the amount of damage the venom has dealt.
Zulrah and its snakelings, Vorkath, araxytes, and spiders in the Ungael laboratory are the only monsters able to inflict venom, whilst players are able to inflict venom upon an enemy by using certain weaponry.
Venom damage[edit | edit source]
Venom damage increases over time, increasing by a value of two for every time it strikes. Damage starts at one hit of 6 per 18 seconds and increases by 2 each time it hits, capping at 20 damage per hit after a little over 2 minutes.
Total venom damage (D1 or D2) over time in seconds (T) can be calculated as:
Curing venom[edit | edit source]
Drinking a dose of any strength of antipoison or using another method of curing poison will convert the venom to regular poison, which starts at the same damage the venom had. To fully cure venom, players can drink another dose of antipoison.
One dose of anti-venom will also completely cure venom and provide immunity for 18 - 36 seconds . Anti-venom+ provides immunity to venom for three minutes. The Serpentine helm while worn provides full immunity to becoming envenomed and poisoned.
Like with poison, clicking the hitpoints orb will automatically cure or reduce venom if the player has anything to counter it.
Another way to cure venom (or poison) is by leaving your POH.
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Weaponry that can inflict venom[edit | edit source]
Each weapon has a 1 in 4 chance (25%) to inflict venom on the opponent for every successful attack.
When combined with the Serpentine helmet, all of the above weapons have a 100% chance to inflict venom if the target is a monster.
List of monsters susceptible or immune to venom[edit | edit source]
List of monsters immune to venom but susceptible to poison[edit | edit source]
The list below displays monsters that are immune to venom, in which venomous weapons will inflict regular poison instead:
- Chaos Elemental
- Dagannoth Prime
- Dagannoth Rex
- Dagannoth Supreme
- Demonic gorilla
- Giant Mole
- Kalphite Queen
List of monsters immune to venom and poison[edit | edit source]
The list below displays monsters that are immune to both venom AND poison:
- Abyssal Sire
- Adamant dragon
- Basilisk Knight
- Brutal dragons
- Commander Zilyana
- Corporeal Beast
- General Graardor
- K'ril Tsutsaroth
- Mithril dragons (with the exception to be poisoned via Smoke spells)
- Lizardman brute
- Lizardman shaman
- Great Olm
- Rune dragon
- Smoke devil
- Thermonuclear smoke devil
Notes[edit | edit source]
- When a venomed monster goes out of combat, the venom timer is paused and the monster becomes immune to venom until it is killed.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 June 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yeah, the timer runs every 18 secs, and two ticks of that timer should expire it. If the timer were already running, though, you might not get the full 36."