|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||72,000 coins|
|Low Alch||48,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||81,737 coins (info)|
|Examine||A weapon from the Abyss.|
For the enhanced version, see abyssal vine whip.
Abyssal whips are powerful one-handed melee weapons which require 70 Attack to equip. The whip is among the most powerful non-degradable melee weapons outside of Daemonheim and is capable of attacking at the same speed as that of daggers and scimitars at 2.4 seconds per hit. It may only be obtained as a drop from abyssal demons, monsters which require 85 Slayer to harm, or by trading with another player, either directly or through the Grand Exchange.
Abyssal whips were introduced into the game with the release of the Slayer skill. The update added the Slayer Tower to a previously unoccupied area north of Canifis and placed abyssal demons, along with various other Slayer monsters, in the tower. Given the high Slayer level required to obtain abyssal whips and the slow speed of the skill, abyssal whips were fairly uncommon immediately after the skill's release.
On 12 July 2011, the abyssal vine whip, an extension of the Abyssal Whip, was released. The abyssal vine whip may be crafted by combining an abyssal whip with a whip vine dropped by mutated jadinko guards and mutated jadinko males, high level slayer monsters in the Jadinko Lair. The enhanced version offers slightly increased slash and strength bonuses in comparison to the regular whip, adds a poisoning effect, and boasts a significantly different special attack.
A player wielding an abyssal whip
A player using the special attack "energy drain"
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The abyssal whip posses a unique special attack, Energy Drain, which consumes 50% of the special attack bar, increases the accuracy of the hit, and drains 50% of the opponent's run energy when player killing. This special effect will not affect monsters. This special is useful in some PvP situations, such as in soul wars, wildy PvP, and many other activities where their victims need the run energy to survive and/or get to their destination. However, it is mostly useless in most slayer activities or when fighting NPC's, because they do not have any run energy to deplete.
With the Barbarian Assault improvements update on 19 January 2010, players were given the option of purchasing abyssal whip paint in any of four different colours for a price of 50 honour points each. The whips may be coloured blue, white, green, or yellow, and colouring a whip renders it untradeable and non-lendable. However, the paint may be removed using a cleaning cloth, returning the whip back to normal. On 29 March 2010, the rewards interface was updated so that players could recolour whips indefinitely once the specific colour had been purchased. Prior to this, each time a whip was coloured, 50 honour points were required. Additionally, abyssal vine whips may be coloured just as regular abyssal whips are.
Since the whip's introduction into the game in 26 January 2005, it has undergone several graphical and functional changes. Upon its release, the special attack consumed 50% of the special attack bar and would result in either a maximum hit or a miss. Later, the special attack was altered so that it drained 10% of the target's run energy. Jagex claimed that this change was made due to the previous special attack causing a glitch[ ].
When PvP worlds were introduced, an abyssal whip was a possible drop from killing another player in PvP combat. However, on 16 June 2009, abyssal whips, along with other unique boss drops, were removed from the drop table. Jagex cited complaints on the forums as the reason for this move.
Immediately after its release, the market price of an abyssal whip was several million coins[changed PvP drop tables, provided anti-'76k'ing measures, added the ability to colour whips, changed the 100% drop of abyssal demons to infernal ashes, introduced the whip vine, and removed most macros from the game. Overall, the price of an abyssal whip has been in a relatively steady decline for the past few years. However, it seems that the price of the abyssal whip has been holding steady recently due to an official statement by Jagex that the whip will be able to train strength.]. Since its release, the whip's price has been greatly influenced by several updates, including those which
Many players make use of the whip's fast attack speed, high offensive bonuses, and moderate cost to train Attack and Defence effectively. Because the whip lacks an aggressive attack style, it is not possible to train Strength using the whip unless fighting in the controlled mode. However, this will equally distribute experience among Attack, Strength, and Defence, decreasing the speed in which each individual skill is levelled. Many players prefer the dragon scimitar or Saradomin Sword to train strength.
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Abyssal demon 124 1 Rare
- The abyssal whip is featured in the emote for the max cape when the player latches the whip around the monster's waist and pulls it to the ground for the killing blow.
- Mod Mark described the abyssal whip as the spine of an abyssal demon.
- A fake abyssal whip may be obtained from an abyssal minion. When equipped, it will merely turn into ashes.
- When attacking monsters in free-to-play with an abyssal whip equipped, the player holds it rigidly and hits the target with it rather than the unarmed punches or kicks used when players have most members only weapons equipped on F2P. This also affects a few popular weapons, such as the Bandos godsword and staff of light.
|Equipment from Slayer Masters||
Broad arrows • Earmuffs • Face mask • Insulated boots • Leaf-bladed spear • Nose peg • Mirror shield • Slayer gloves • Slayer's staff • Spiked gauntlets • Spiny helmet • Unlit bug lantern • Witchwood icon
|Items from Slayer Masters|
|Purchased with Slayer reward points|
|Slayer masks and helms|