|Release date||13 March 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Big bones,|
|Examine text||A huge nail beast. Its nails are very sharp.|
Nail beasts are encountered on all three paths of the Temple Trekking activity. The combat levels of Nail beasts are based on the difficulty of the event chosen: they are level 69 on easy, level 98 on medium, and level 141 on hard. The number of Nail beasts that players encounter depends on the difficulty of the path being taken and can range from anywhere between two level 69 beasts (easy) and six level 141 beasts (hard). On an easy event, players will see between two and three Nail beasts, on a medium event they will see between three and four, and on a hard event anywhere between four and six will appear.
They are not very strong, but they hit very fast with melee (it hits 3 times every attack), so players should keep an eye on the follower's life points. With a recent update it is important to note that if a player attacks each Nail beast at least once, it can help avoid their follower from being "piled," or being attacked and killed very quickly by all of the beasts at once. However, this is a risky maneuver, and should be done with caution, especially on hard events. Six level 141 Nail beasts will drain players' life points extremely quickly without prayer. Nail beasts can be poisoned, and they are weak against melee. Using a Sanfew Serum on them will result in dealing very high damage(+600).
Nail beasts drop the tertiary ingredient for the Summoning familiar Talon beast, which yields the highest experience of all pouches. They also drop Nail beast nails, which are used as a secondary ingredient for making Sanfew serum, and possibly a long or curved bone. If one is fighting Nail beasts with the aim of receiving these drops, it is advised to use a high levelled follower (such as level 79 Zachory Bragg or level 80 Dean Vellio) to "scry" for the event. The followers predictions will always be the following for Nail beasts:
- Easy event: "I can see strange dark shapes slinking around in the myre ahead. Tread carefully if we go that way."
- Medium event: "Be careful if we go this way. I can see some things sneaking around."
- Hard event: "Nail beasts! You don't see them much these days. We'll be in for a big fight if we choose to go this way!"
Note: The triple charm reward effect from the Familiarisation Distraction does not affect the amount of talon beast charms dropped.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 439 Nail beast nails 1–4 Always 157–628 Talon beast charm 1 Always Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Sabre-like teeth 1 Common Not sold Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Spin ticket 1 Very rare Not sold