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Nex: Angel of Death is an extension of Nex, the Zarosian general of the God Wars Dungeon. Up to 50 players may enter the fight, but a group size of 5-7 players is recommended. The entrance to her arena is a hidden door found to the south of the magical barrier to the original Nex encounter, which requires a Frozen key and either 40 Zarosian kills or a set of Ancient ceremonial robes.

Similar to Vorago, the difficulty of the fight is affected by the number of players present in a group. This does not affect Nex's strength, as she will still retain her normal max hits and health; instead, the amount of people affected by some of her special attacks increases. Each instance only lasts for one kill, but there are no fees required to create one. Defeating this boss once is a completionist cape requirement as part of the Reaper title.


Nex has a lower unique item drop rate if there are more than 7 players.[1] Nex has two drop tables: a main drop table and a side drop table. The main drop table is given to the top 7 players in the team: up to 2 players who have taken the most damage from Nex (base and backup tanks) and up to 5 players with the highest damage dealt. The side drop table is given to the next 3 players who have dealt the most damage to her. The rewards from the side drop table are worth less than those from the main table. Drops are placed in the centre of the room.

Additional rewards include two lore books, The Promised Gift and The Praesul. These books explain the story behind Nex's relationship to Zaros, including the mention of Zaros preparing to give something to Nex which is made in Children of Mah. The 10 players who deal the most damage to the boss during a kill receive both books at the same time as a guaranteed drop. Obtaining and reading these journals is a master quest cape requirement. Once these journals are obtained, they will no longer be dropped.

Among the possible rewards from the main drops are three curses: Malevolence, Desolation, and Affliction. These are stronger versions of the Turmoil, Anguish, and Torment curses but have a higher drain rate. They are dropped in the form of one tradeable book, the Praesul codex, which unlocks one curse of your choice.

Possible rewards also include tier 92 dual wield magic weapons: the Wand of the praesul and the Imperium core. There are also four chest drops which are tradeable: intricate shadow chest, intricate blood chest, intricate ice chest, and intricate smoke-shrouded chest. These chests can be used to unlock cosmetic battle robes from all four of Nex's mages: Cruor, Fumus, Glacies, and Umbra battle robes.


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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascendri bolts (e) 4Ascendri bolts (e)60–75Uncommon587,160–733,950
Crystal keyCrystal key14–16Common582,344–665,536
Crystal triskelionCrystal triskelion1CommonNot sold
Dragon longswordDragon longsword10–14Common556,110–778,554
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine83–119Common409,356–586,908
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon105–150Common345,450–493,500
Incandescent energy 1000Incandescent energy2,934–3,182Common727,632–789,136
Luminous energy 1000Luminous energy3,152Common507,472
Magic logsMagic logs955–1,249Common601,650–786,870
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips73–89Uncommon504,430–614,990
Rune 2h crossbowRune 2h crossbow20–69Uncommon150,740–520,053
Rune barRune bar41–50Common561,905–685,250
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt13–17Common471,055–615,995
Rune warhammerRune warhammer25–34Uncommon565,025–768,434
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1–2Common384,963–769,926
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone40–50Uncommon449,760–562,200
Uncut onyxUncut onyx1Uncommon2,032,992
Praesul codexPraesul codex1Rare697,394,107
Wand of the praesulWand of the praesul1Very rare1,612,461,751
Imperium coreImperium core1Very rare228,435,049
Intricate smoke-shrouded chestIntricate smoke-shrouded chest1Very rare253,962,963
Intricate shadow chestIntricate shadow chest1Very rare318,934,598
Intricate blood stained chestIntricate blood stained chest1Very rare580,000,000
Intricate ice chestIntricate ice chest1Very rare440,929,816

Tertiary dropsEdit

These can only drop to those that received loot from the main drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
The Promised GiftThe Promised Gift1AlwaysNot sold
The PraesulThe Praesul1AlwaysNot sold
Blood tentacleBlood tentacle1Very rare[d 1]Not sold
  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/3,000 with a threshold of 1,000.

Side dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Uncommon384,963
Luminous energy 1000Luminous energy500–800Common80,500–128,800
Rune barRune bar9–16Uncommon123,345–219,280
Earth orbEarth orb25–40Common70,175–112,280
Earth talismanEarth talisman15–37Common34,830–85,914
Rune clawRune claw6–11Uncommon73,548–134,838
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak3–20Uncommon39,330–262,200
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide18–37Uncommon70,308–144,522
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)14–23 (noted)Common57,848–95,036
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)6–16 (noted)Common45,414–121,104
Mahogany plankMahogany plank43Uncommon90,515
Yew seed 5Yew seed3–5Uncommon121,923–203,205
Nex - Angel of Death concept art

Concept art for Nex's empowered form


  • Upon release, the wand of the praesul and imperium core were dropped more commonly than intended. Jagex increased their rarity later the same day.
  • Upon release, there were several bugs with the fight, all of which have been fixed:
    • For every Nex: Angel of Death kill you obtained, you would also gain 1 Prestige when quickchatting your killcount, which normally only happens upon reaching 60,000 kills.
    • If a player died in the fight but was eligible for a drop, the drop would still appear. Thus, all tradeable drops left behind could still be picked up by other players as long as they did not leave the chamber.
    • Nex was able to be provoked from the viewing platform but could not attack players standing there so she could be easily killed by players with no risk.


  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ramen's Twitter account. 2 February 2017. Mod Ramen: "it gets a lot harsher after 7 man"

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