This article is about the monster. For the summoning familiar, see Smoke nihil (familiar).
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The Smoke nihil is fought during the Fate of the Gods quest alongside the ice nihil, the shadow nihil and the blood nihil.

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

The smoke nihil, like the other nihil in the arena, runs across the halls and into holes in the wall, causing damage to and draining the stats of any players that stand in its way. It always runs west, appearing from a different hole each time, until the player attacks it and draws its attention, at which point it solely focuses on using magic. The smoke nihil has a very high defence, so players are recommended to bring weapons that are at least level 70. Like the other nihils, the smoke nihil has a special attack, which gives a "hiss" warning before its use. When activated, the nihil attempt to choke a player using a smoke barrage. This special attack does not deal any direct damage damage to the player. Instead, it reduces all combat stats by 5 every tick. Smoke-resisting headwear, such as a slayer helmet or a facemask, will not prevent this attack's effects from occurring; however, it can be avoided entirely by using Overload potions, or by running at least two steps away from the spot the player was when the nihil hissed.

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


Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins7,358; 24,537Common7,358–24,537
Law runeLaw rune30Common9,600
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common11,600–23,200
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon13,755
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon7,750
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon8,469
Crushed nestCrushed nest15 (noted)Uncommon41,490
Pure essencePure essence200 (noted)Uncommon5,000
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon54,288
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]9,192,591

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Aviansie talonsAviansie talons1UncommonNot 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 sapphire1Common884
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,119
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,851
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,585
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare161,325–197,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,175
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,645
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,683
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare525,735–642,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,641
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,005
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,100–1,329,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,585
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,775–939,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,160
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,570
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,461
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,432
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare408,265–515,042
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,855–144,894
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,375–53,725
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,780–37,620
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,100–328,900
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,616–18,270
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare330,660–404,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,120–18,480
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon211,500–258,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,116–44,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,190–461,010
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,600–411,400
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon182,970–223,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,435–227,865
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,855–199,045
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,044–10,336
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,576–10,944
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,067,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,100–20,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,265–17,435
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,750–41,250
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare388,530–474,870
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,375
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*268,789
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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 rare40,774