The Desert Tasks are the tasks relating to Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area, added on 21 January2013. To complete all of the tasks, players will need the stats shown to the right. These members tasks, like all other members' task sets, have four difficulties ranging from easy to elite. Please note you must do the easy tasks first in order to claim rewards from medium, hard or elite.
Two higher level requirements for the elite tasks include 91 Thieving and 89 Crafting. Some of the tasks include riding a magic carpet, mining granite and looting the engraved sarcophagus in Pyramid Plunder. They also include tasks from the Agility Pyramid and the Mage Training Arena.
The rewards include a Desert amulet, hefty experience rewards, new daily rewards and rerolls for the Dominion Tower. The amulet also provides some useful benefits for Mining, Crafting and Herblore and unlimited teleports to Nardah.
Speak to Ali Morrisane (ask to have a look at his selection of runes, select small casket and select 'Examine lock'. If you do not see an examine option speak to Aubury in the Varrock Rune Shop and select the option about Ali Morrisane, then Siamun).
A Bridge Not Far
Cross the River Lum using a crossbow.
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If you have built a hidey-hole you will not need a mith grapple or crossbow.
After killing a Desert Goat, the following MUST be done in Nardah to count: crushing the goat horn, creating the vial from molten glass, filling the vial with water (do not use Humidify spell!), adding the harralander to the vial of water, adding the crushed goat's horn to the harralander potion (unf). Doing any of this outside of Nardah will not count.
NOTE: Crushing the goat's horn standing at the goats doesn't work. Walk inside Nardah before doing so.
Steps may be done in any order. i.e. if you forgot to make the vial, but made the potion anyway, just bring molten glass and make a vial. The task will then be complete.
Taken for Granite
Mine granite at the quarry south of the Bandit Camp.
Take the best pickaxe you have for fastest completion.
Create a spirit kalphite pouch at the obelisk south west of Pollnivneach (past the river), west of Nardah (past the mine, down the desert ladder).
Use the lodestone to go to Eagle's Peak. Bring a rope (or grab one from the "Rope rack" next to the eagles if you previously repaired). Take the desert eagle to the desert using a rope on it.
Home teleport to Al Kharid. Run north to Ali Morissane and do an easy runedoku (open a small casket and choose to "examine" it).
Home teleport to Lumbridge. Run south through the graveyard and cross the river.
Home teleport to the Bandit Camp and run southwest to the quarry. Mine some granite.
Home teleport to Yanille and run north to the fairy ring. Go to B-I-Q. If you didn't bring a potato cactus, enter the kalphite lair and run round to get one for later. Beware of Kalphite Soldier, bring antipoison.
Go out of the lair and take the fairy ring to D-L-Q. Go East through the Uzer Mastaba and pray at Amascut's altar.
Exit the mastaba and go N.E. to the teak trees on the shoreline of the Ruins of Uzer and attempt to cut a log.
The slayer helmet must be charged with 50 combat scrolls of any kind (howl scrolls or bacon blast scrolls being easiest to obtain). The full slayer helmet will also work. It may be recoloured. The staff cannot be borrowed. Anything can be used to kill the wyrm, as long as the staff and helm are equipped. When all requirements are met, having the strykewyrms as a slayer task isn't required to kill one.
Don't use a familiar, it will draw the Stykewyrm's attention and cause it to stop fighting, "It's not after you..."
It really doesn't matter where you plant it, as long as it is outside. ( Can be put in the waiting room of Dominion Tower and will count as task completed also, does not have to be outside in the desert. )
While in Nardah, use the phoenix feathers on the antifire potions to make two 3-dose Super antifire potions. Next, blow the robust glass into a potion flask and use the potion flask on one of the super antifire potions to make a full dose Super antifire flask.
Talk to the Clay golem, in the remains of the ruined city of Uzer, to receive Desert amulet 4 and Experience lamps - total of 160,000 experience - 2 lamps of 30k xp and 2 lamps of 50k xp; note: requiring minimum 77 and minimum 93 in the desired skill to be used - in the skills of your choice (boosts cannot be used).
150 Molten glass per day.
Opportunity to re-roll your Dominion Tower chest rewards.
20% Chance to create 4-dose Super antifire potions instead of 3-dose while in the desert.
At all times:
Two feathers at once from pickpocketing the Desert Phoenix.
The Ancient staff can be enchanted upon request by the Clay golem. This increases the staff's accuracy to that of a level 75 weapon (from 850 to 1694), gives it a +2 prayer bonus, and adds a cosmetic effect.
A new red sandstone rock on the Sophanem coast, which holds up to 25 red sandstone per day.
Aligra Nite in the Desert Quarry will buy granite from you (price depends on rock size) for 20% of the Grand Exchange value, that can be counter to mine/drop ores.