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Nex (meaning "murder" or "death" in Latin) is, along with Azzanadra and formerly Zamorak, one of the mightiest generals of Zaros, located in the God Wars Dungeon with a combat level of 1001, making her currently the 2nd strongest monster in RuneScape behind the Queen Black Dragon. She is the first monster to have a combat level of over 1000 (the only two other monsters are the level 2100 Queen Black Dragon and the level 9001 Ferret of Doom, which cannot be fought). She resides in the Ancient Prison - the Zarosian stronghold of the God Wars Dungeon - which was released on 10 January 2011. It is highly recommended that one brings at least 3 players to fight her due to her siphon healing up to 3000 lifepoints at once in the blood phase, making it almost impossible for a single player to kill her using conventional methods.

Nex is an immensely powerful entity and one of Zaros's most powerful weapons of war. What race she really is has been long lost to time; however, she possesses physical traits of the Icyene, Demons, Aviantese and Vampyres. Her history and origin are equally mysterious, but whatever they are she has aligned herself with Zaros and is the leader of his last army. She has over fifteen unique combat moves.

History

Nex profile

A picture of Nex from her profile on RuneScape's official website.

Following Zaros's downfall in the Second Age, the Mahjarrat Azzanadra was defeated by the armies of Zamorak and Saradomin. He was imprisoned inside of the great pyramid of Jaldraocht. Before his imprisonment, Azzanadra was working at Senntisten to reestablish contact with Zaros. The other Zarosians were working to secure the area around the Mahjarrat ritual site to gain the upper hand. The leader of these Zarosians was Nex. Gaining even more power whenever she battled, Nex was considered unstoppable. The forces of Saradomin were eventually able to imprison the powerful Zarosian army around the beginning of the Third Age. After great effort and sacrifice, they managed to lead Nex and the Zarosian army into a large ice cavern and then enchant them into a frozen sleep. Afterwards, the Saradomin forces built a temple around it.

Many years after that event, a flock of aviantese were ambushed by an army of demons while transporting a newly created Godsword through the mountains. Because of their small numbers, they were forced to retreat into the temple. Eventually, reinforcements arrived from each side and the battle grew. Thus the battle of the godsword began.

Much later, Saradomin priests, one of them being Ashuelot Reis, were approached by a mysterious figure who spoke of Guthix. He taught them that Guthix was the only god who could end the chaos and stop the war. The priests abandoned the cause of Saradomin and became followers of Guthix. Their new leader taught them the ways of druids, including an ancient ritual that had the power to awaken Guthix itself. The priests and their leader performed the ritual, but the result was unexpected and devastating. The priests accidentally reopened the prison, releasing Nex. Their leader, who had taught them the awakening ritual and the ways of Guthix revealed himself to be Sliske, a Zarosian Mahjarrat.

Due to the length of the enchanted sleep, Nex was not at full strength. Despite this, she quickly laid waste to vast numbers from all sides. She was rapidly gaining power and soon she would be at full strength once again. For the first and last time in history, all sides stood together and, after an intense battle, managed to seal Nex behind the massive frozen door.

When the God Wars Dungeon was reopened to the world in modern times, the number of adventurers that entered it seeking the godsword had an effect on the prison of ice. The adventurers had ventured inside the gods' chambers and found pieces of the key to the sealed prison, and adventurers can now descend to the depths of the prison to do battle with Nex and her army.

Habitat

Nex's chamber

Enter if you dare, Death awaits...

Nex resides in the Ancient Prison. To reach her, players must first open the frozen door - the entrance to the prison. It can be unlocked by assembling a frozen key. To get a key, one must access all of the other gods' strongholds (Armadyl, Bandos, Saradomin and Zamorak) and defeat followers until they receive a key part. Accessing the boss rooms is not necessary. To get in the other strongholds, the player will need 70 Ranged, Strength, Agility and Constitution (note that some skills may be boosted). When assembled, the parts make a frozen key with five charges to open the frozen door. The key can be repaired for a cost which decreases based on your Smithing level, varying between about 50,000 - 100,000 coins .

After passing through the door, the player is in a small, monsterless room with a pit leading to a lower level. A rope is needed climb down the pit; if the player does not have one, one can be obtained by searching the corpse in the room.

After climbing down the pit, the player is in another small, monsterless room. The player should make any final preparation here (healing, drinking potions, etc.) before passing into the dangerous main room. A tunnel connects the small room to the main room. In this room, the monsters will be aggressive to the player unless the player has a high enough defence against them. After killing 40 of Zaros' followers in the main room, the player gains the ability to enter another safe room. There is a bank here, accessed via the nature spirit Ashuelot Reis. Note that players wearing a full set of ancient ceremonial robes don't need to reach a killcount - they will be able to go straight to the bank area just before Nex. Players should be careful when equipping the ancient ceremonial robes in the Nex room of Zaros followers as the robes have no stats and will not prevent the followers from attacking the player.

Note that at most 100 players can be in Nex's lair concurrently.

Killing tactics

Main article: Nex/Strategies

Quotes

Nex will occasionally say various lines which are voiced.

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At last!
Nex's introduction.
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All those who oppose us will perish
At the Frozen Door
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Mortals, only death awaits you here
At the Frozen Door
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Face me and know despair
At the Frozen Door
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There is...NO ESCAPE!
In Nex's lair.
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Let the virus flow through you
In Nex's lair
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Darken my shadow!
In Nex's lair
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Fear the shadow.
In Nex's lair
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Umbra, don't fail me!
In Nex's lair
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I demand a blood sacrifice!
In Nex's lair

Initial phase

  • AT LAST!
  • Fumus! Umbra! Cruor! Glacies!

Smoke phase

  • Fill my soul with smoke!
  • Let the virus flow through you!
  • There is...NO ESCAPE!
  • Fumus, don't fail me!

Shadow phase

  • Darken my shadow!
  • Fear the shadow!
  • Embrace darkness!
  • Umbra, don't fail me!

Blood phase

  • Flood my lungs with blood!
  • A siphon will solve this!
  • I demand a blood sacrifice!
  • Cruor, don't fail me!

Ice phase

  • Infuse me with the power of ice!
  • Contain this!
  • Die now, in a prison of ice!
  • Glacies, don't fail me!

Final phase

  • NOW, THE POWER OF ZAROS!
  • Taste my wrath!

Drops

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It is important to note that Nex's drop mechanics differ from those of other bosses while LootShare is in effect. Rather than merely dropping all of a high-quantity item to a single player, the drops are instead divided up into one, two, three, four, or five parts, depending on what the drop can be divided into perfectly. For example, rather than one player receiving 375 onyx bolts(e), the drop will be split up into five sections of 75 bolts and then distributed out through LootShare. However, it is still possible for one player to receive all five 75 bolt drops, depending on his or her potential to receive loot.

100% drop

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always416
Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
2–3%6–9%8–11%11–15%21–26%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 817 kills.
20 charms are dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Armour

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Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Torva full helmTorva full helm1Rare8,089,512
Torva platebodyTorva platebody1Rare19,888,977
Torva platelegsTorva platelegs1Rare18,393,366
Pernix cowlPernix cowl1Rare4,315,199
Pernix bodyPernix body1Rare13,891,203
Pernix chapsPernix chaps1Rare15,803,064
Virtus maskVirtus mask1Rare2,107,641
Virtus robe topVirtus robe top1Rare6,533,950
Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legs1Rare9,153,351

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Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)75–375Common645,525–3,227,625
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Rare34,043,137
Rune swordRune sword1Rare12,068
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Rare37,338
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare24,279

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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe
  (dropped with dwarf weed)
75 (noted)Uncommon300,750
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed
  (dropped with avantoe)
75 (noted)Uncommon473,550
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol40Uncommon213,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon754,675
Herb seed 5Torstol seed12Uncommon103,932

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Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins19; 20–940; 0CommonNot sold
Saradomin brew (4)Saradomin brew (4)
  (always with super restores)
10; 30Common91,980–275,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)
  (always with saradomin brews)
10; 30Common34,490–103,470
Pure essencePure essence4,800 (noted)Common100,800
Magic logsMagic logs375 (noted)Common341,625
CoalCoal2,400 (noted)Common760,800
Runite oreRunite ore80 (noted)Common884,240
Green dragonhideGreen dragonhide400 (noted)Common606,400
Ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1CommonNot sold
Blood runeBlood rune5,000Rare2,300,000
Death runeDeath rune5,000Rare1,760,000
Raw sharkRaw shark500 (noted)Rare383,000
Spin ticketSpin Ticket1RareNot sold
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common756
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,412
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,187
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,680
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare165,600–202,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,673
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,935
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,102
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare589,590–720,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,033
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,538
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,301,400–1,590,600
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,171
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,565–954,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon65,239
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,766
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,158,300–1,415,700
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,880
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon630
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon210
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare791,960–999,088
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare207,025–261,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare74,825–104,755
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon36,180–44,220
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon172,350–210,650
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,280–37,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon353,340–431,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,400–348,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon248,940–304,260
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common48,090
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare432,810–528,990
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare994,770–1,215,830
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,281
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare649,215–793,485
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon479,700–586,300
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,670–402,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,205–189,695
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,230–159,170
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon143,094–163,536
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon218,946–250,224
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon603,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,809,430
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,010–9,790
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon88,200–107,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,768–22,632
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare186,300–227,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare576,180–704,220
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Trivia

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  • All of Nex's guards have Latin names related to the kind of Ancient Magicks spell they use. Umbra means 'shade' or 'shadow', Glacies means 'ice', 'frost', or 'cold', Cruor means 'bloodshed', 'gore', or 'blood', and Fumus means 'smoke' or 'fumes'.
  • The plaque memorial in the safe and banking area reads: Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur, Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur, Omnia mors perimit et nulli miseretur, which translated from the Latin means: "Life is short, and shortly it will end, Death comes quickly which respects no one, Death destroys everything and takes pity on no one." The inscription is taken from the lyrics to "Ad Mortem Festinamus", a medieval song which served as a memento mori, a reminder of the certainty of death.
  • After killing Nex, the Adventurer's Log will say, "I killed a devastating creature of Zaros, Nex." or, after killing Nex several times, it will say "I killed X devastating creatures of Zaros, all named Nex."
  • On 19 May 2011 there was a Quick Poll on which RuneScape character you would like to follow on Twitter. Nex was the option with the second highest number of votes.
  • On 9 August 2011, Nex was given a "stomp" attack, which lowers Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged of, deals up to 100 damage to, and shortens the Overload duration of players standing under her.
  • Nex is the second female boss in the God Wars Dungeon; the first being Commander Zilyana.
  • Nex's combat level, 1001, is a tribute to her release date, 10 January (10/01).
  • Nex is the only God Wars boss who does not drop a hilt, instead she drops the Zaryte bow.
  • During the fourth cryptic clue fest, it is revealed that Nex worshipped Saradomin in her early years and that her favourite gemstone is an uncut sapphire. However, this was only a joke.

References

Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January". 1 January 2011. RuneScape News.


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