|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Gale diamond|
|Examine text||Zamorak's warrior of fire.|
Fareed, the Warrior of Smoke is one of the four guardians of the Diamonds of Azzanadra and a boss in the Desert Treasure quest. To wield a weapon while fighting him (including staves), players must be wearing ice gloves. Players must light the 4 torches in the smoke dungeon and head towards the chest in the middle of the dungeon to get a key which opens the door to Fareed's Throne Room, which is the site of the battle. He is considered by some as the easiest boss in Desert Treasure.
Fareed is fightable along with Damis, Kamil and Dessous as a class B boss monster in the Dominion Tower minigame if the player has completed Desert Treasure. See Dominion Tower/Desert bosses strategy for a guide on how to defeat the combined four bosses.
Fareed is considered by some to be rather weak compared to Dessous, Kamil, and Damis, although he does have a somewhat strong defence. He mainly uses melee and can hit up to 360 with it if the player wears ice gloves, otherwise he can hit up to 410. He also uses magic from time to time, but his magic tends to hit low and with little accuracy. He is nearly entirely dependent on melee, so using the prayer Protect from Melee while wearing magic-resistant armour is a rather good method to defeat him. Ahrim's is a good armour to use, as it provides magic defence and will give the player a relatively high magic attack bonus enabling players to defeat him quickly. He also has a fairly high defence against melee so players may hit many 0s on him (if they decide to use melee) unless the player has a very high Attack level. Since he has a high defence against melee it may be useful to bring a regular or super attack potion to help the player hit more accurately. If deciding to use range against him, players should note that all arrows fired at him (except for ice arrows) will automatically turn to ash due to extreme heat. So it is advised not to use arrows that you don't want to lose.
Players should wear ice gloves, otherwise Fareed can hit up to 410 on you. Players should not assume that if they are mages or rangers it will not affect them, because it does to a certain extent. It has been confirmed that the dwarf multicannon works against Fareed, but is not recommended due to the cost.
Fareed is weak to water spells and ice arrows so these attacks are always recommended. However, he uses a gimmick: you cannot wield a weapon in his chamber unless you're wearing ice gloves because his chamber and body are too hot. However, ice gloves are easy to obtain. (See the Heroes Quest guide for more details on how to obtain ice gloves).
It was possible to defeat him without ice gloves, but the Evolution of Combat-update made this impossible, since you can no longer cast magic spells without a staff.
An older method of killing him was to bring magic or ranged supplies, and trap him on the other side of another player, while using the prayer Protect from Magic. This is still possible to do, however Jagex has made it difficult.
It has been tested by some players that he cannot be damaged by other spells such as god spells. Thus, it is highly recommended to use water spells only. Water Surge is highly recommended if players can cast it, otherwise stick with Water Wave or Water Blast.
It has also been tested and confirmed, that the polypore staff will NOT damage Fareed.
- Fareed means "Special" or "Unique" in Arabic.
- He seems to be wielding the older version dragon scimitar updated after the release of Animation Pack 1 except that there is a small spike and no flat edge on the tip of the blade.
- Prior to the introduction of the Dominion Tower, Fareed had a combat level of 167.
- He also seems to be wearing what appears to be a version of torag's helm, except with tusks mounted on his head rather than his jaw.
- His examine text says he's the warrior of fire despite representing the ancient element of gale.
Guardians of the Diamonds of Azzanadra