Vet'ion

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Vet'ion (pronounced "VET-ee-un") is a Zamorakian 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, the player(s) 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.

According to Andros Mai, Vet'ion's power comes from his resting place, which has yet to appear in-game.

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 may smash his scimitar on the ground, causing an earthquake which deals up to 45 damage on all players within 6 tiles of him, though it's possible for the attack to deal no damage.

He's fought similarly to the Kalphite Queen in which he has two forms, a "normal" and "reborn" form. When he reaches half health in his first form for the first time, he summons two level 214 Skeleton Hellhounds that attack with powerful melee, and must be killed as they grant him complete damage immunity while alive. In the second form, they become level 281 Greater Skeleton Hellhounds that are even stronger and must also be killed.

Like the Kalphite Queen, if players don't kill his second form within 5 minutes, he'll revert back to his normal state.

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]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Vet'ion kill is worth 140,399.11.

The average Vet'ion kill while on a Konar task is worth 142,343.19.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Vet'ion drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always2240

Pre-roll[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ring of the gods.png: Vet'ion drops Ring of the gods with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Ring of the gods11/51222,308,90430,000

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune pickaxe.png: Vet'ion drops Rune pickaxe with rarity 12/128 in quantity 1Rune pickaxe112/12818,70919,200
Rune 2h sword.png: Vet'ion drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword13/12837,80238,400
Ancient staff.png: Vet'ion drops Ancient staff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Ancient staff13/12882,40760,000
Dragon pickaxe.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon pickaxe with rarity 0.75/128 in quantity 1Dragon pickaxe10.75/1285,024,17858,770
Dragon 2h sword.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon 2h sword with rarity 0.5/128 in quantity 1Dragon 2h sword10.5/128133,348132,000

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chaos rune.png: Vet'ion drops Chaos rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 400Chaos rune4007/12828,00021,600
Death rune.png: Vet'ion drops Death rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 300Death rune3007/12861,80032,400
Blood rune.png: Vet'ion drops Blood rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 200Blood rune2007/12881,40048,000
Cannonball.png: Vet'ion drops Cannonball with rarity 4/128 in quantity 250Cannonball2504/12844,500750

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut ruby.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut ruby with rarity 7/128 in quantity 20 (noted)Uncut ruby20 (noted)7/128[d 1]26,1801,200
Uncut diamond.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut diamond with rarity 7/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Uncut diamond10 (noted)7/128[d 1]25,6801,200
Gold ore.png: Vet'ion drops Gold ore with rarity 6/128 in quantity 300 (noted)Gold ore300 (noted)6/12848,60027,000
Limpwurt root.png: Vet'ion drops Limpwurt root with rarity 5/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Limpwurt root25 (noted)5/12822,600100
Magic logs.png: Vet'ion drops Magic logs with rarity 5/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Magic logs100 (noted)5/12897,50019,200
Oak plank.png: Vet'ion drops Oak plank with rarity 5/128 in quantity 300 (noted)Oak plank300 (noted)5/128157,80045,000
Dragon bones.png: Vet'ion drops Dragon bones with rarity 3/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Dragon bones100 (noted)3/128230,7009,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Vet'ion drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone12/12812,839600
Mort myre fungus.png: Vet'ion drops Mort myre fungus with rarity 2/128 in quantity 200 (noted)Mort myre fungus200 (noted)2/12877,6000
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Vet'ion drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed100 (noted)1/128685,5001,800
  1. 1.0 1.1 20 uncut rubies are dropped along 10 uncut diamonds.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Vet'ion drops Coins with rarity 19/128 in quantity 15000-19999Coins15,000–19,99919/12815,000–19,99915,000–19,999
Dark crab.png: Vet'ion drops Dark crab with rarity 10/128 in quantity 8Dark crab810/128[d 1]9,6481,536
Super restore(4).png: Vet'ion drops Super restore(4) with rarity 10/128 in quantity 3Super restore(4)310/128[d 1]29,142540
Sanfew serum(4).png: Vet'ion drops Sanfew serum(4) with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Sanfew serum(4)10 (noted)5/128339,7801,800
Ogre coffin key.png: Vet'ion drops Ogre coffin key with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Ogre coffin key10 (noted)5/12812,820600
Supercompost.png: Vet'ion drops Supercompost with rarity 4.75/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Supercompost100 (noted)4.75/12856,2005,100
Dark fishing bait.png: Vet'ion drops Dark fishing bait with rarity 1/128 in quantity 375Dark fishing bait3751/1281,875375
Palm tree seed.png: Vet'ion drops Palm tree seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Palm tree seed11/12845,259152
Yew seed.png: Vet'ion drops Yew seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Yew seed11/12854,18185
Magic seed.png: Vet'ion drops Magic seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Magic seed11/128107,803253
  1. 1.0 1.1 Eight dark crabs are dropped along with three Super restore(4)'s.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Vet'ion drops Looting bag with rarity 1/3 in quantity 1Looting bag11/3Not soldN/A
Brimstone key.png: Vet'ion drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/50[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Vet'ion drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/100; 1/50[d 2]Not sold12
Long bone.png: Vet'ion drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone11/400Not 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
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Vet'ion drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll11/5,000Not sold0
Curved bone.png: Vet'ion drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,012.5 in quantity 1Curved bone11/5,012.5Not sold4
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped while on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
  2. The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/50 if a ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Wilderness Slayer tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Larran's key.png: Vet'ion drops Larran's key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Larran's key11/50Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Vet'ion drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/301,555720

Deadman mode[edit | edit source]

The following drops and rarities only apply to Deadman Mode.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Saradomin brew(4).png: Vet'ion drops Saradomin brew(4) with rarity 1/3 in quantity 1Saradomin brew(4)11/3[d 1]7,194120
Saradomin brew(1).png: Vet'ion drops Saradomin brew(1) with rarity 1/3 in quantity 1Saradomin brew(1)11/3[d 2]1,68375
  1. Saradomin brew(4) is a tertiary drop only found in the seasonal mode.
  2. Saradomin brew(1) is a tertiary drop only found in the tournament mode.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 August 2015
(update)
Vet'ion is no longer able to take damage when lured far enough away from his dogs.
30 July 2015
(update)
A game engine bug affecting the retaliation of ranging/maging NPCs has been fixed. In particular, this affects Vet'ion and their behaviour when they have moved far from their spawn points, so it will make certain safe spots considerably less effective, and will have similar effects on other NPCs with long-range attacks.
2 July 2015
(update)
Slayer XP is now awarded to the player who did most damage to both forms, not just the second form.
25 June 2015
(update)
Drops are now assigned to the hero who has done the most damage to both forms, rather than just the second.
19 March 2015
(update | poll)
Vet'ion now has a chance to drop a pet when killed, Vet'ion jr..
10 July 2014
(update)
Tweaked Vet'ion slightly to prevent safespotting.
26 June 2014
(update | poll)
Ring of the gods was added alongside other drop table improvements.
20 March 2014
(update)
The drop table has been buffed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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