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The Shadow nihil is fought during the Fate of the Gods quest alongside the smoke nihil, the ice nihil and the blood nihil. After the quest, they can be found in The Pit, accessible via the World Gate.

The shadow nihil is a member of the nihil race, created by Zaros during his testing of genetic manipulation. By its examine, the shadow nihil was likely created by weaving the essence of a demon.

The shadow nihil, like the other nihil in the arena, run across the halls and into holes in the wall, causing damage to any players that stand in its way. It always runs north, appearing from a different hole each time, until the player attacks it and draws its attention, at which point it solely focuses on using ranged attacks. The shadow nihil has a very high defence, so players are recommended to bring weapons that are at least level 70. Like the other nihils, the shadow nihil has a special attack, which gives a "hiss" warning before its use. When activated, a shadow appears on the spot where the player is, dealing 500 damage for three ticks for a total of 1500 damage in a similar fashion to Nex during her shadow phase. This attack does not follow the player, so it can be avoided by simply moving away from the spot when the nihil hisses. The shadow nihil, unlike the other nihils, also has an enhanced defence mechanism, which causes it to take less damage from ranged and magic attacks depending on its distance to the player, quite similar to the ascension legiones. Due to this, players should consider using melee weapons to fight this type of foe.

After the quest, the nihils may be fought for their drops. They are aggressive unless the Shard of Zaros is equipped.

DropsEdit

Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins7,358; 24,537Common7,358–24,537
Death runeDeath rune30Common4,410
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common11,550–23,100
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon55,280
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon13,505
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon8,787
Pure essencePure essence30 (noted)Uncommon870
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone(noted)Uncommon22,908
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Rare9,210
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]6,582,849

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Demon hornDemon horn1CommonNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
  1. ^ 1/1,000,000
  2. ^ Mod Rowley. "Ancient Combat FAQ." 28 May 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common677
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,839
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,570
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,214
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare144,630–176,770
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,827
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,167
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,454
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare515,430–629,970
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,809
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,034
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare865
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,828
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,420–945,700
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare66,914
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,683
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,071,225–1,309,275
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,428
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare455,585–574,738
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare125,255–158,014
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,050–64,470
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common27,810–33,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon244,350–298,650
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare316,260–386,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,400–145,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,380–20,020
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,160–277,640
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,296–42,624
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare359,640–439,560
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,086,030–1,327,370
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,244
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,660–756,140
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon318,960–389,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon147,510–180,290
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,440–210,760
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,330–202,070
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,618–10,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,604–10,976
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon373,212
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,079,390
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,955–10,945
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon178,200–217,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,376–14,924
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare122,850–150,150
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,810–44,990
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare380,160–464,640
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,625
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*355,192
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare16,218