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This article is about cooked shark. For other uses, see Shark (disambiguation).
This article is about the cooked version; for the raw version, see Raw shark.
Shark
Shark
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Edible? Yes
Stackable? No
Value Cash out:
100 coins
High Alch 180 coins
Low Alch 120 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,450 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine I'd better be careful eating this.
Weight 0.6 kg
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Sharks can be obtained by cooking a raw shark on a fire or cooking range. They require level 80 Cooking to cook, and heal up to 2000 life points each. Sharks are fished with harpoons which requires 76 Fishing, but they can also be fished bare-handed which requires a Fishing level of 96, a Strength level of 76, and some completion of Barbarian Training. Raw sharks can be caught at most net/harpoon fishing spots; some locations include the Fishing Guild, Catherby, Burgh de Rott, Rellekka, Jatizso, and north-west of the Elf Camp. Sharks can also be foraged by granite lobsters, a level 74 Summoning familiar. Sharks give 110 Fishing experience per catch and 210 Cooking experience when cooked.

Enter your Constitution level name=skillstat_Constitution_level|type=int|value=1|range=1,99|sublist=calchealing name=healing|type=output
variables=skillstat_Constitution_level
calchealing|

let(base,80) let(hp,skillstat_Constitution_level) if(hp < base){

 if(hp > 12) {
   let(heal, hp * 16)
 } {
   let(heal,200)
 }

}{

 let(heal,base*20)

} let(healing,"Shark will heal " + heal + " life points at level "+hp+".")

Players never stop burning sharks (even with cooking boosted to over 100) unless they are wearing Cooking gauntlets, in which case sharks stop being burned at level 94 cooking. Using cook-all, a full inventory of sharks (28) can be cooked in 68 seconds, as they take 4 game ticks each to cook. Each inventory will give up to 5880 cooking experience, and that number is guaranteed at 94+ cooking with cooking gauntlets. Banking times vary, but doing full rounds in 75 seconds (7 second banks) will result in 282,240 cooking experience in an hour.

Sharks are very useful when inside the Wilderness, as they restore 1200 - 2000 life points and only require one inventory spot. For many players, it is a common practice to fill their inventory with sharks prior to entering the wilderness.

Sharks used to be the most popular food for members, but with the introduction of the Living Rock Caverns and rocktails, their use for PvP has greatly decreased. Although rocktails can restore more life points (up to 2300), some people prefer sharks because they are easier to get and a cheaper alternative.

Players may occasionally get a big shark while fishing. These can be mounted in a Skill Hall in a player-owned house with 76 Construction.

Tools/Utensils None
Ingredients Raw shark
Fishing-icon Level 76
Fishing Method Harpoon
Fishing Spot Net/Harpoon
Fishing-icon Experience 110 (210 with Gloves)
Cooking-icon Level 80
Level at which it stops burning Never (94 with cooking gauntlets)
Cooking-icon Experience 210 (231 with bonfires)
Range Only? No
Instructions Use raw shark with fire or range.
Servings 1
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ObtainingEdit

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos Elemental 305 10 Common
Elf warrior 120, 128 1 Common
Abyssal demon 98 1 Common
Frost dragon 160 1–2 Common
Ganodermic beast 112 1–3 Common
Ice strykewyrm 152 1–6 Common
Mithril dragon 160 1–6 Common
Sergeant Grimspike 102 2–3 Common
Sergeant Strongstack 102 2 Common
Kalphite King 2500 50 Common
Ancient mage 148 1 Uncommon
Balfrug Kreeyath 146 3 Uncommon
Cyclossus 128 1 Uncommon
Dagannoth Rex 156 5 Uncommon
Dark beast 150 1–2 Uncommon
Giant Mole 230 1–5 Uncommon
Mature grotworm 140 2 Uncommon
King Black Dragon 120 4 Uncommon
Revenant werewolf 76 4 Uncommon
Angry barbarian spirit 152 3 Uncommon
Berserk barbarian spirit 152 3 Uncommon
Enraged barbarian spirit 152 3 Uncommon
Ferocious barbarian spirit 152 3 Uncommon
Tormented demon 170 5–15 Uncommon
Tstanon Karlak 146 3 Uncommon
Waterfiend 146, 154 1 Uncommon
Zakl'n Gritch 102 2 Uncommon
Grotworm 90 1–2 Rare
Airut 175 2 Uncommon

OtherEdit

Noted sharks can sometimes be found inside barrels.
They may also be obtained from level 3 Treasure Trails.

Shark fishing spotsEdit

Location Advantages Disadvantages Requirements
Fishing Guild
  • Closest to bank
  • Cooking range in southern house
  • Fishing shop
  • A small obelisk
  • More shark spots on southern, further platform
68 fishing (fishing sharks requires 76 fishing anyway)
Catherby
  • Fairly close to bank
  • Range on bank route
  • Fishing shop
  • A small obelisk
  • Shark fishing spots are often farther from the bank than other fishing spots
None
Burgh de Rott
  • Fairly close to bank
  • Spots are close to each other (1 or 2 spaces)
  • Permanent fire just east of Bank.
  • Vyrewatch may attack you, even on the dock
Started In Aid of the Myreque
West of Elf camp
  • Two everlasting fires in the camp
  • Very far from bank, unless Deadliest Catch has been completed, unlocking the deposit box.
  • Difficult to get to
Completion of Underground Pass quest
Jatizso
  • Fairly close to bank
  • A small obelisk
  • Only one cooking spot in Jatizso, the little range east of the bank.
Started Fremennik Isles
Rellekka
  • Far from bank (unless you have done Easy Fremennik Province Tasks).
None, but Fremennik Trials is useful.
Ape Atoll
  • Quiet area away from crowds.
  • The spot never disappears, and only moves slightly every once in a while.
  • Can get lonely as not many players fish here.
  • Far from a bank unless Deadliest Catch has been completed.
Started Monkey Madness

TriviaEdit

  • Before 2007, the price of sharks was fairly stable at about 1,000 coins each. However, real-world traders and macroers catching sharks brought the price down to as low as 400 coins each in the summer of 2007. In 2008, sharks were around 800 coins each. After trade balancing updates macroes and bots were no longer useful and because of this the shark supply declined and the price increased. The popularity of PvP worlds increased the demand for sharks even more. This combined with inflation from drops on PvP worlds and brought sharks to around 1,500 coins each. The price of sharks then fell as supply caught up with and surpassed the demand of player-killers, causing the price to drop yet again. By February 2011, the price of sharks had fallen to nearly 500 each, with the re-release of free trade. In May 2011 the prices for cooked sharks were at a stable 410gp for a long period of time. After the Bot nuke update, the price of sharks skyrocketed as bots could no longer fish them, but dropped slowly as bots made their way back into the game.
  • Before the release of the Grand Exchange, Edgeville was a popular spot for buying and selling sharks because of its proximity to the wilderness, it was used until the closing of Bounty Hunter Worlds, because many PKers ran out of food and couldn't be bothered to go to the Grand Exchange.
  • Sometimes the price of cooked shark greatly surpasses the price for raw. Due to this, they are commonly used for cooking to make a profit. (Beware of losing some of the investment to burning.)
  • At 99 Cooking, you may burn one out of 9 sharks without using cooking gauntlets.
  • On Evil Bob's Island, if you have a cooked shark in your inventory and try to uncook it, it tells you that you need "40 uncooking level".
  • According to Brugsen Bursen in the Grand Exchange, cooked sharks were once worth only 5 coins.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brugsen Bursen, RuneScape. "Well, the quantities are always increasing. I remember the day when you could buy some cooked shark for five coins!"
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