|Release date||10 January 2011 (Update)|
|XP per kill||750 (and 247.5 experience)|
|Examine text||He looks angry and dangerous!|
Ancient warriors are melee based enemies found in the Ancient Prison in the God Wars Dungeon. Occasionally when fighting an Ancient warrior, they perform their special attack that appears as little black clouds of dust on the ground, closing in on the player in the shape of an 'X' until converging at the place where the player had been standing. If the player doesn't quickly move at least two squares away, they will be hit for heavy damage (commonly over 2800 lifepoints of damage). It cannot be blocked by prayer. This is similar to one of Warped Gulega's special attacks. Killing Ancient warriors counts toward the required kill-count of 40 to enter Nex's chamber. They use crush attacks the majority of time. It's recommended to stay close to the entrance if fighting these, that way the only monster that can attack you are the warriors.
Ancient warriors can be made unaggressive with sufficiently high melee defence bonuses.
It is possible to farm these for super attack and defence potions, but is not recommended due to the risks.
A player in full ganodermic armour or better can camp near the doorway, finish their killcount on these, and then rush over to Nex. This is very dangerous and is recommended to have protect from range and protect item prayers both active while running. The combined attacks of all of Zaros's followers can fully drain a player of nearly 9000 lifepoints on the rush to Nex.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 500, 1,337 Common Not sold Pure essence 23 (noted) Common 1,495 Mind rune Common 4 Mithril longsword 1 Common 567 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 105 Adamant bar 1–4
Uncommon 2,838–11,352 Coal 1–8 (noted) Uncommon 259–2,072 Nature rune Uncommon 115 Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,479 Super strength (1) 1 Uncommon 292 Prayer potion (2) 1 Uncommon 870 Super defence (1) 1 Uncommon 39 Lobster 1 Uncommon 87 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 3,172 Potato cactus 1 (noted) Rare 658 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
- A common drop is 1337 coins. This represents the internet slang, l33t, or Leet, meaning elite.
- The Ancient Warriors wear a light brown version of the previous version of Torva armour.