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Keris detail

The keris is a dagger obtained after defeating the Giant scarab at the end of the Contact! quest. Players will need 50 Attack to wield this item. Its stats are the same as a rune dagger, but with an additional +2 Prayer bonus. If lost, another can be bought from Osman for 20,000 coins. It is required to complete the Hard Desert Task "Ludikeris".

It was created by worshippers of Elidinis, in order to smite the followers of Scabaras. It has a passive effect that works against scarab creatures (scarab mages and locust riders) and kalphites (see Kalphite Hive): it boosts your hit chance by 15% (25% with Desert amulet 3)[1] and deals 33.3% more damage against these creatures with abilities and auto-attacks, effectively placing it between Dragon and Barrows equipment while only requiring level 50 attack. It also has a small chance of around 2.5% to deal triple damage instead of +33%, which is increased to around 5% while wearing a Desert amulet 3 or higher. These boosts also affect offhand weapons, so Keris can be combined with a high level offhand to greatly improve its damage output.

A (full) slayer helmet while on a kalphites task helps together with the keris. The special effect is rare (even with completion of the Hard Desert Tasks) and the stats of the keris aren't that high. In addition, no kalphites, other than the Kalphite King, are weak to stab (or melee for that matter), making the keris not as useful as one may think. The only non-boss monsters with a melee weakness that the dagger's effect can trigger on are ranged-using scabarites, but those are weak to crush rather than stab. Despite that, the damage and accuracy boosts coupled with a powerful offhand places the Keris on par with the equivalent mainhand.

Combat Stats
RequirementsKeris equipped
50 Attack
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest

Disassembly Edit

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  • The keris is based on an Indonesian weapon called a kris (and sometimes kêrìs).
  • Keris displays the aura effect of a sword, extending farther than the dagger itself.


  1. ^ Mod Daze. "Metamorph buff." 21 Oct 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.

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