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Deathbeard by his ship, run aground at the Lumbridge swamp

Deathbeard's Demise is a seasonal event, similar to Birth by Fire, held at the shores of the Lumbridge Swamp, south of Father Urhney's house. It runs until the start of 30 January 2017, and Captain Deathbeard will stick around until 12 February 2017 for last minute hand-ins.

Within this event, the player gathers phantom doubloons for Captain Deathbeard, whose ship was attacked by an unknown creature and was killed, only to find he was undead.

Each time that the player logged in during the event, they would be greeted with one of the following announcements:

  • Captain Deathbeard, a fearsome pirate of the deathly seas, has landed on Gielinor's shores - head to Lumbridge Swamp now!
  • Head over to Lumbridge Swamp now in order to assist Captain Deathbeard and his quest for doubloons.

Daily limitEdit

One may only collect up to 1,000 phantom doubloons every day, resetting at 00:00 UTC. This limit can be extended by using an 1-day event daily limit extender or 5-day event daily limit extender, available through the shop, inside the Seasonal Event tab in the Community interface in-game. They are bought with RuneCoins, and let players buy boosts that allow them to gather an additional 1,000 doubloons per day for as long as the boost is active. The phantom doubloons can also be bought directly from the shop with RuneCoins.

Gathering rateEdit

The phantom doubloons are rewarded at most every three minutes and are guaranteed from a skilling action. Thus, it is sufficient to gain a single drop of experience every three minutes to get the full benefits from gathering.

For training skills that aren't combat, Agility or Thieving, on average 24.5 doubloons are obtained at a time, resulting in an hourly average of 490 doubloons, so on average a bit over two hours are required for the normal daily limit, or four hours if the event daily limit extender boost is active.

Combining or replacing the above method with combat, Agility, Thieving, Treasure Trails or daily challenges may reduce the time required by up to 20%, from 3 minutes to 2 minutes and 24 seconds, saving up to 36 seconds every round.


The rewards are unlocked at certain thresholds of phantom doubloons turned in:

Doubloons Reward
1,000 Captain Deathbeard's Hat
2,000 Captain Deathbeard's Doublet
3,000 Captain Deathbeard's Breeches
4,000 Event mystery box
5,000 Captain Deathbeard's Feet
6,000 Big event mystery box
7,000 Captain Deathbeard's Hook
8,500 Phantom Deathbeard's Outfit
10,000 Scurvy

Excess doubloons can be handed in for mystery boxes.


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