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|Release date||10 January 2011 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||Even the gods fear it.|
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|Slayer XP||Unknown edit|
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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.
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.
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.
Nex will occasionally say various lines which are voiced.
- AT LAST!
- Fumus! Umbra! Cruor! Glacies!
- Fill my soul with smoke!
- Let the virus flow through you!
- There is...NO ESCAPE!
- Fumus, don't fail me!
- Darken my shadow!
- Fear the shadow!
- Embrace darkness!
- Umbra, don't fail me!
- Flood my lungs with blood!
- A siphon will solve this!
- I demand a blood sacrifice!
- Cruor, don't fail me!
- Infuse me with the power of ice!
- Contain this!
- Die now, in a prison of ice!
- Glacies, don't fail me!
- NOW, THE POWER OF ZAROS!
- Taste my wrath!
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 627
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 817 kills.
20 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Torva full helm 1 Rare 24,187,854 Torva platebody 1 Rare 45,112,088 Torva platelegs 1 Rare 36,494,229 Pernix cowl 1 Rare 18,713,547 Pernix body 1 Rare 34,469,345 Pernix chaps 1 Rare 33,946,366 Virtus mask 1 Rare 11,326,775 Virtus robe top 1 Rare 18,273,745 Virtus robe legs 1 Rare 17,669,386
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Onyx bolts (e) 75–375 Common 642,075–3,210,375 Zaryte bow 1 Rare 70,450,555 Rune sword 1 Rare 11,974 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,426 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,156
Herbs and seeds
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy avantoe
(dropped with dwarf weed)
75 (noted) Uncommon 343,950 Grimy dwarf weed
(dropped with avantoe)
75 (noted) Uncommon 750,600 Grimy torstol 40 Uncommon 306,840 Magic seed 5 Uncommon 649,675 Torstol seed 12 Uncommon 268,560
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 19,940–20,000 Common Not sold Saradomin brew (4)
(always with super restores)
10, 30 Common 13,210–39,630 Super restore (4)
(always with saradomin brews)
10, 30 Common 39,640–118,920 Pure essence 4,800 (noted) Common 72,000 Magic logs 375 (noted) Common 410,250 Coal 2,400 (noted) Common 564,000 Runite ore 80 (noted) Common 894,800 Green dragonhide 400 (noted) Common 722,000 Starved ancient effigy 1 Common Not sold Blood rune 5,000 Rare 1,270,000 Death rune 5,000 Rare 765,000 Raw shark 500 (noted) Rare 917,000 Spin Ticket 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table drops
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,333 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,733 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,695 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,479 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,316 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,921 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,139 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,128 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,448 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,156 Rune javelin 5 Rare 905 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,426 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,395 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,028 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 822,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,378 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,540 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,448 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,179 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,265,250 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,619,600 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,113 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,233 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 95,250–133,350 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 92,825–129,955 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 998 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 232 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 7,500–225,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,320–21,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,780 Law rune 45 Rare 11,565 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 7,650–18,513 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,700 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,375–395,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 458,500–917,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 94,050–313,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 35,250–1,762,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 293,100–1,563,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,118,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,093,000–21,651,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,257–712,850 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 128,925–1,289,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 124,470–497,880 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 77,230–772,300 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,456 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 65,737–3,286,850 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 129,935–909,545 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,041,540 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,800 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 19,850–7,940,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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.
Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January". 1 January 2011. RuneScape News.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Corporeal Beast||Strongest attackable monster in RuneScape||Queen Black Dragon|