Vet'ion

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Vet'ion (pronounced "VET-ee-un") is a skeletal champion that resides north of the Bone Yard and south of Lava Dragon Isle, and he is the only monster to drop the ring of the gods. Like other bosses in the Wilderness, he can also drop the dragon pickaxe.

Vet'ion has two forms: the (purple) regular form and the (orange) reborn form. After he is defeated in his first form, he will go to his second form. His stats or abilities do not change between forms. If he is not killed within five minutes in his second form, he will revert to his first form with the same hit points. If he reverts after his hellhounds have been killed you will not have to kill them a second time.

Unlike the other Wilderness bosses, Vet'ion's lethal attack has a cooldown and as such cannot be used in quick succession.

Fight overview[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vet'ion/Strategies

Vet'ion is highly resistant to any combat style other than crush, and as he is undead, he is susceptible to Salve amulet and its enhanced version. He is immune to magic damage, but spells with effects such as Vulnerability still work on him.

Vet'ion primarily uses a melee that can target players up to three tiles away from him. He also frequently uses an unblockable but avoidable magical attack that launches three lightning bolts, one at the targeted player and two randomly somewhere nearby. Lastly, he sometimes uses an earthquake attack that can hit all players nearby for up to 45, which cannot be avoided or blocked.

When he reaches half health, he will summon two level 214 Skeleton Hellhounds to aid him. On the second form, they are level 281 Greater Skeleton Hellhounds instead. Similar to Vet'ion, they are weak to crush and Salve amulet, and they only attack with melee. The hellhounds must be killed as Vet'ion is immune to damage if they are alive.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Vet'ion will exclaim several quotes throughout the fight:

  • "Kill, my pets!" (when summoning Skeleton Hellhounds)
  • "Do it again!!" (when his first form is defeated)
  • "Bahh! Go, Dogs!!" (when summoning Greater Skeleton Hellhounds)

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Vet'ion drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always2130

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune pickaxe.png: Vet'ion drops Rune pickaxe with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune pickaxe1Common18,77419,200
Ancient staff.png: Vet'ion drops Ancient staff with rarity 1/43 in quantity 1Ancient staff11/4380,95260,000
Rune 2h sword.png: Vet'ion drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Rare37,88938,400
Dragon pickaxe.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon pickaxe with rarity 1/171 in quantity 1Dragon pickaxe11/171[1]5,597,28858,770
Dragon 2h sword.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon 2h sword with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Dragon 2h sword11/256[1]133,092132,000
Ring of the gods.png: Vet'ion drops Ring of the gods with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Ring of the gods11/51215,612,58030,000

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chaos rune.png: Vet'ion drops Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 400Chaos rune400Uncommon38,80021,600
Death rune.png: Vet'ion drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 300Death rune300Uncommon61,20032,400
Blood rune.png: Vet'ion drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200Blood rune200Uncommon67,40048,000

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Limpwurt root.png: Vet'ion drops Limpwurt root with rarity Common in quantity 25 (noted)Limpwurt root25 (noted)Common21,425100
Uncut ruby.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 20 (noted)Uncut ruby20 (noted)Common28,9201,200
Uncut diamond.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 10 (noted)Uncut diamond10 (noted)Common29,9501,200
Magic logs.png: Vet'ion drops Magic logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Magic logs100 (noted)Uncommon106,10019,200
Gold ore.png: Vet'ion drops Gold ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 300 (noted)Gold ore300 (noted)Uncommon112,50027,000
Dragon bones.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Dragon bones100 (noted)Uncommon244,0009,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,260600
Oak plank.png: Vet'ion drops Oak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 300 (noted)Oak plank300 (noted)Uncommon121,20045,000
Mort myre fungus.png: Vet'ion drops Mort myre fungus with rarity Rare in quantity 200 (noted)Mort myre fungus200 (noted)Rare83,6000
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Vet'ion drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed100 (noted)1/128629,9001,800

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Palm tree seed.png: Vet'ion drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Palm tree seed1Rare35,216152
Yew seed.png: Vet'ion drops Yew seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Yew seed1Rare72,50485
Magic seed.png: Vet'ion drops Magic seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Magic seed11/128120,147253

Food/Potions[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dark crab.png: Vet'ion drops Dark crab with rarity Common in quantity 8Dark crab8Common12,5681,536
Super restore(4).png: Vet'ion drops Super restore(4) with rarity Common in quantity 3Super restore(4)3Common26,922540
Sanfew serum(4).png: Vet'ion drops Sanfew serum(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted)Sanfew serum(4)10 (noted)Uncommon198,6201,800

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Vet'ion drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 15000-20000Coins15,000–20,000Common15,000-20,00015,000-20,000
Ogre coffin key.png: Vet'ion drops Ogre coffin key with rarity Common in quantity 10 (noted)Ogre coffin key10 (noted)Common14,490600
Supercompost.png: Vet'ion drops Supercompost with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Supercompost100 (noted)Uncommon46,6005,100
Mysterious emblem.png: Vet'ion drops Mysterious emblem with rarity 1/28 in quantity 1Mysterious emblem11/28[d 1][2]157,92130,000
Looting bag.png: Vet'ion drops Looting bag with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Looting bag11/30Not soldN/A
Slayer's enchantment.png: Vet'ion drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/30[d 2][3]1,074720
Cannonball.png: Vet'ion drops Cannonball with rarity Rare in quantity 250Cannonball250Rare35,000750
Dark fishing bait.png: Vet'ion drops Dark fishing bait with rarity Rare in quantity 375Dark fishing bait375Rare1,125375
Clue scroll (elite).png: Vet'ion drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/100; 1/50[d 3]Not sold12
Long bone.png: Vet'ion drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone11/400[4]Not sold3
Vet'ion jr..png: Vet'ion drops Vet'ion jr. with rarity 1/2,000 in quantity 1Vet'ion jr.11/2,000Not soldN/A
Curved bone.png: Vet'ion drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Curved bone11/5,000[4]Not sold4
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Vet'ion drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll11/5,000Not sold0
  1. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia, unless the kill was done on the official Bounty Hunter world. Killing Vet'ion on the Bounty Hunter also increases the drop rate from 1/28 to 1/5.
  2. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. 1/50 if a ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
20 March 2014
(update)
The drop tables for Callisto, Vet'ion, Venenatis and the Lava dragons have been buffed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Vet'ion art from Jagex's turn-based card game Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 9 Jun 2017. (Archived from the original on 2019-02-19.) Mod Ash: "I've re-run the numbers. Looks like 1/171 for all three of them. But the dragon 2h is 1/256 from them all."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "It's calculated off the HP: 1 in (155 - (HP/2)) There's none with HP over 300, but it'd disregard values higher than that."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "For nastier bosses (e.g. Callisto) it's 1/30. For other things it scales between 1/320 and 1/80 as the NPC's HP scales from 0 to 300."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 Feb 2016. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "All creatures with big bones use the same rates: 1/400 for the long bone, 1/5k for the curvy one."