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Solak, the Grove Guardian is one of the Guardians of Guthix and can be fought at The Lost Grove. He is deemed as one of the strongest bosses in-game, with 8 million life points. His drops include tier 92 dual-wield blightbound crossbows, the strongest crossbows in the game.

During the fight players fight alongside Merethiel, who plays a significant role in the lore behind Solak.[1]

There is a hard cap of seven players to fight Solak, though there is also a duo mode, which is similar to the standard fight but the mechanics are changed to accommodate for the smaller team size.

Defeating Solak is required for The Reaper title which remains required for the completionist cape.[2] Solak is a requirement for the Final Boss and Insane Final Boss titles. The title [Name] the Guardian of the grove is achieved from obtaining all drops from Solak's collection log.[3]

HistoryEdit

Solak is a creature of the Anima Mundi, like Vorago and Telos, and a Guardian of Guthix[4] who defends the Lost Grove from those who want its power. He is referred by the inhabitants of the grove as a "Walker".

Solak was tasked in protecting an island that is inhabited by smaller creatures of the Anima Mundi. During the Second Age, Seren sent four elite elf warriors to aid Solak in his task. However, one of these elves, Erethdor, had no intention of defending the grove's power, instead desiring it for himself. He attacked Solak in a bid to claim the power he guarded, but was defeated through the combined efforts of Solak and his own siblings, sealing half of his mind within Solak himself and the other half within a strange glowing orb in Merethiel's possession.[source needed]

After this battle, Solak knew that he was becoming tainted and told the elves to leave and inform Seren of Erethdor's betrayal. He then sealed the grove, knowing that he could not let Erethdor use it at his own will. The fairies tried everything to contact him, along with humans building temples to worship him; however, the religion died out as he never responded. [5] The grove would not be in contact with the outside world until the fifth year of the Sixth Age. By this time, Erethdor had gained complete control of Solak, with the Guardian being mentally weak and no longer able to resist him after thousands of years of keeping him at bay.

Shortly afterwards, the World Guardian allied with Merethiel and a group of adventurers to release Solak from Erethdor's control. Erethdor battled the team with Solak's body and all of his powers at his disposal, further enhanced by his own blight magic, but the World Guardian eventually managed to enter Solak's mind and found the other half of Erethdor who immediately attacked them. Upon defeating this half, Erethdor split himself into multiple manifestations to destroy what little remained of Solak's conscience, but the World Guardian and their allies managed to stop them from completely destroying Solak and defeated his outside body, which also freed Solak from Erethdor's control.

After the battle, Merethiel expressed guilt at what her brother did and her failure to stop him, but Solak, now freed from Erethdor's influence, reassured her that she was not to blame for her brother's mistakes. Solak and Merethiel then agreed to work together to undo the damage Erethdor caused to the Lost Grove.

DropsEdit

Dying during a kill where the team successfully completes the kill will result in the player being marked as being owed loot, as long as they remain logged in on the same world. However, no killcount is awarded if loot is claimed this way.[2] Drop rates are the same for both duo mode and 7-man mode.

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
7–9%7–9%7–9%37–40%36–39%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,500 kills.
20 charms are dropped at a time.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

Primary table dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins748,333–887,655Uncommon748,333–887,655
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm155–200 (noted)Uncommon685,255–884,200
Rune hastaRune hasta30–45 (noted)Uncommon330,390–495,585
BattlestaffBattlestaff76–121 (noted)Uncommon467,476–744,271
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips128–165Uncommon878,848–1,132,890
Hydrix bolt tips 5Hydrix bolt tips100–183Uncommon956,800–1,750,944
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale3–5Uncommon694,044–1,156,740
Rune 2h crossbowRune 2h crossbow29–85 (noted)Uncommon239,888–703,120
Wine of SaradominWine of Saradomin15–25 (noted)Uncommon859,590–1,432,650
Crushed nestCrushed nest200–250 (noted)Uncommon301,800–377,250
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine151–200 (noted)Uncommon366,326–485,200
Rune barRune bar70–85 (noted)Uncommon957,460–1,162,630
Runite oreRunite ore81–104 (noted)Uncommon954,261–1,225,224
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide252–341 (noted)Uncommon854,784–1,156,672
Grimy iritGrimy irit156–200 (noted)Uncommon468,624–600,800
Uncut onyxUncut onyx1–3Uncommon1,633,226–4,899,678
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone76–100 (noted)Uncommon853,100–1,122,500
Blightbound crossbowBlightbound crossbow1Rare[c 1][6]663,762,236
Off-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand Blightbound crossbow1Rare[c 1]595,938,642
Erethdor's grimoire (token)Erethdor's grimoire (token)1Rare31,401,825
  1. ^ a b Crossbow chance per person: In duo, 1/200. In 7 man, it was 1/700 prior to 30 July 2018, but has been increased. The new 7 man rate is not known. If rolled, the main-hand crossbow will be rolled first; if failed, the off-hand is obtained instead. Unlike other uniques from high level group bosses like Vorago, there is no limit for crossbow drops per kill.

Secondary table dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 1][7]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Rare[d 1][7]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[8]1Rare[d 1][7]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[8]1Rare[d 1][7]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[8]1Rare[d 1][7]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c 1/100

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Purple mushroomPurple mushroom1Rare[e 1][7]4,689,239
Merethiel's staveMerethiel's stave1Rare[e 2][7]11,079,674
Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves1Very rare[e 3][7]21,134,138
Imbued bark shard.Imbued bark shard.1Very rare[e 4]Not sold
Torn grimoire pageTorn grimoire page1Common751,859
Ancient elven ritual shardAncient elven ritual shard1Very rare[e 3]16,630,428
  1. ^ 1/500
  2. ^ 1/500
  3. ^ a b 1/1000
  4. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/1,200 with a threshold of 240.

DialogueEdit

GalleryEdit

AchievementsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It was revealed at RuneFest by Mod Pi that Solak was originally called Kalos.[source needed]
  • Solak's initial concept art was changed after it drew comparisons to League of Legends champion Maokai.
  • Solak is voiced by Doug Cockle, an actor and director who also played Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher game series.[9]
  • There was a global broadcast after Solak killed 1, 100, and 100,000 players, specifying which individual died on the milestone.
  • P at rick and Ghost Team achieved the first kill in a duo.[10]
  • AP 2121, Zirazzy, idrm, The Mehukas, zalttar, lEEch and Afrodite achieved the first kill in 7-man mode.[11]
  • Solak's examine text in battle is a reference to the movie Gladiator.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RuneScape. February - The Month Ahead Q&A. YouTube. 7 February 2018.*
  2. ^ RuneScape. RuneScape's May Month Ahead (2018). YouTube. 27 Apr 2018.*
  3. ^ RuneScape. RuneScape - Solak Q&A and Gameplay Showcase. YouTube. 22 May 2018.*
  4. ^ Mod Mark. "RuneScape Reveals." 23 September 2017. RuneScape News.
  5. ^ Bub, "The Lost Grove", RuneScape.
  6. ^ JagexIago. Can Jagex (Ramen/Iago) check the code on the 7-man drop rate at Solak, data suggests that the modes are not balanced.. 23 July 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 July 2018.)
  7. ^ a b Mod Shauny. "Patch Notes - 23/07." 23 July 2018. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  8. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  9. ^ RuneScape. RuneScape Behind the Scenes – The Origins of Solak. YouTube. 25 May 2018.*
  10. ^ Jagex. Mod Iago's Twitter account. 29 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 July 2018.) Mod Iago: "A huge congratulations to P at rick & Ghost Team for being the first people to defeat Solak in duo mode! Was amazing to watch, well earned guys! 👏 I may or may not have screamed 😁."
  11. ^ Vengeanceee, Mod Iago. First 7man Solak but no announcement (not mine). Reddit. 30 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 July 2018.) "First impression was that it was done in practice mode due to the amount of comments going around about it, hence my comment, but it was not done in practice mode."