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This article is about the monster. For the summoning familiar, see Shadow nihil (familiar).
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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.

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 rune30Common5,100
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common9,650–19,300
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon52,208
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon27,035
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon12,837
Pure essencePure essence30 (noted)Uncommon1,020
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone(noted)Uncommon25,186
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Rare7,640
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]9,224,271

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Demon hornDemon horn1CommonNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,083
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,198
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,706
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,515
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare203,175–248,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,190
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,372
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,593
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare566,685–692,615
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common54,893
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,589
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,221,480–1,492,920
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,098
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare556,470–927,450
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,249
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,432
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,042,200–1,273,800
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,720
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,798
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare419,575–529,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare136,565–172,282
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,200–53,480
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,845–24,255
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon327,375–400,125
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,224–35,280
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare272,700–333,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon31,400–172,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon237,960–290,840
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common44,688–51,072
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare430,920–526,680
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare980,100–1,197,900
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,628
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,420–763,180
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon432,990–529,210
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon307,980–376,420
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon273,825–334,675
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon229,950–281,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,266–16,304
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,552–15,488
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon491,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,968,530
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common8,100–9,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,970–14,630
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon315,450–385,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon50,445–61,655
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare675,270–825,330
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*206,092
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*69,592,674
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

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