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This article is about various special attacks. For the item also known as "spec", see Spectral spirit shield.
This article is about special attacks in the Combat Improvements Beta. For the historical attacks, see Special attacks (historical).
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Special attacks are unique abilities possessed by certain weapons in the Combat Improvements Beta, and which also existed prior to the Evolution of Combat. There are many types of special attacks, from temporary boosts in stats, to strikes dealing extra damage.

Special attacks are activated from a button on the left side of the action bar (unlike passive effects, which trigger automatically). Each special attack requires a certain amount of adrenaline to use, which is also consumed on use. For example, the Korasi's sword special attack, Disrupt, may only be used at 60% adrenaline, and once it is used, 60% adrenaline is drained. There are no cooldowns on using special attacks, although after using a special attack, the player will have a reduced adrenaline gain for 1 minute. This does not stack with repetitive special attacks, such as the dragon mace's.

Melee weaponsEdit

Dragon weaponsEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger Puncture 25% Two quick slashes with increased accuracy and damage. Puncture
Dragon scimitar Dragon scimitar Sever 55% A slash with increased accuracy that, if successful, prevents the target from using protection prayers for five seconds. Dragon scimitar sever
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword Cleave 25% A powerful attack dealing 100-250% weapon damage Cleave
Dragon mace Dragon mace Shatter 25% Deal a massive blow of 100-300% weapon damage but with reduced accuracy. Shatter
Dragon battleaxe Dragon battleaxe Rampage 100% Do 20% more melee damage but reduce your hitchance and defence by 10% for a minute. Rampage
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd Sweep 30% Swipe all targets in front of you twice. Sweep
Dragon spear Dragon spear Shove 25% Push your opponent back and stun them for 3s. This attack deals no damage. Shove
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword Powerstab 60% Hit enemies surrounding you. Powerstab
Dragon claw Dragon claw & Off-hand dragon claw Off-hand dragon claw Slice & Dice 50% Unleash four brutal claw slashes upon your opponent. Dragon Claw Special
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe Shock 100% Powerful attack that drains your opponents Attack, Ranged and Magic by 5%. Dragon pickaxe
Dragon hatchet Dragon hatchet Clobber 100% Attack that lowers your opponents defence and magic by 10% Clobber

GodswordsEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Armadyl godsword Armadyl godsword Armadyl's judgement 50% Unleash the power of Armadyl with upto 250% weapon damage Judgment
Bandos godsword Bandos godsword Warstrike 100% Deal 15% more damage and drain one of your targets combat stats by 10% of the damage dealt. Warstrike
Saradomin godsword Saradomin godsword Healing Blade 50% Deal 10% more damage, heal 50% of your damage you deal and restore your prayer points by 25% of the damage you deal. Healing Blade
Zamorak godsword Zamorak godsword Ice cleave 60% Deal 10% more damage and freeze the target for 10 seconds. Ice Cleave

OtherEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Abyssal whip Abyssal whip Energy Drain 50% Steal 25% of your opponents run energy. Abyssal whip special
Abyssal vine whip Abyssal vine whip Vine Call 60% Summons a vine near your opponent that will hit them 10 times for 125% of your accuracy, and 1/4 of your strength. The attacks will only hit as long as your opponent is in range. Vine call
Granite maul Granite maul Quick Smash 50% Perform an instant attack ignoring any cooldowns. Quicksmash
Korasi's sword Korasi's sword Disrupt 60% Perform a reliable magic attack on all enemies around you. Disrupt Multi
Rune claw Rune claw & Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw Impale 25% Deals an attack with increased accuracy and damage. Impale
Saradomin sword Saradomin sword Saradomin's Lightning 100% Call upon Saradomin's power to inflict extra magic damage upon your opponent. Saradomins Lightning
Statius's warhammer Statius's warhammer Smash 25% Deal up to 50% more damage and lower your opponents defence by 30% Smash
Vesta's longsword Vesta's longsword Feint 25% Deal 100-250% damage with a greater chance to hit. Feint
Vesta's spear Vesta's spear Spear Wall 50% Damages all targets adjacent to you and reflects 50% of any damage you receive back at attackers for 5 seconds. Spear Wall
Zamorakian spear Zamorakian spear Shove 25% Push your opponent back and stun them for 3s. This attack deals no damage.

Zamorakian spear Shove

Brackish blade Brackish blade Rum'ify 75% Doubles the chance of hitting and increases your Attack, Strength and Defence proportional to the damage dealt. 'Rum'ify
Brine sabre Brine sabre Liquefy 75% Doubles the chance of hitting and increases your Attack, Strength and Defence proportional to the damage dealt. Can only be used underwater. Brine sabre liquefy
Ancient mace Ancient mace Favour of the war God 100% Attack ignores protection prayers and will recharge Prayer points by 10% of the weapon damage while draining your opponent's Prayer points the same amount. Favour of the War God
Keenblade Keenblade Critical Strike 75% Strike the enemy with 25% increased accuracy for 100-150% weapon damage. Critical strike
Bone dagger Bone dagger Backstab 75% Deals 50-200% weapon damage and lowers your target defence proportional to the damage dealt. Accuracy is increased by 100% when hitting unsuspecting targets. Backstab
Darklight Darklight Weaken 50% Strike your target reducing their Attack, Strength and Defence by 5%. Against demons, this is twice as effective. Darklightspecial
Barrelchest anchor Barrelchest anchor Sunder 50% Swing the anchor with increased accuracy to deal 75-150% weapon damage and randomly reduce your target's Defence, Attack, Ranged or Magic level. Sunder

Ranged weaponsEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Dark bow Dark bow Descent of Darkness 50% A powerful double attack with increased damage. Descent of Darkness
Magic shortbow Magic shortbow Snap-Shot 55% A powerful double attack with reduced accuracy. Snapshot special attack
Magic shieldbow Magic shieldbow Powershot 35% A powerful attack with increased accuracy. Powershot
Magic composite bow Magic composite bow Powershot 35% A powerful attack with 20% increased weapon damage and accuracy.
Morrigan's javelin Morrigan's javelin Phantom strike 50% Inflicts a bleed on the opposing player that will deal 100% of the damage dealt. Phantom strike
Morrigan's throwing axe Morrigan's throwing axe Hamstring 50% Deal 20% extra damage[sic] and increase the enemies run energy drain rate for a minute. Hamstring
Zanik's crossbow Zanik's crossbow Defiance 50% An attack that deals more damage to those with an affinity to the gods. Zanik crossbow special
Hand cannon Hand cannon Aimed Shot 50% Fire a shot which deals 30-200% weapon damage and has 75% greater accuracy, but takes longer to aim. There is a chance that the hand cannon will explode and be destroyed. Aimed Shot
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe Chain-hit 10% Throw an axe which hits its target then bounces up to 3 nearby targets for up to 100% weapon damage each. Chain Hit
Quickbow Quickbow Twin Shot 75% Fire two arrows with 25% increased accuracy for 100-150% weapon damage. Twin shot

God bowsEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Saradomin bow Saradomin bow Restorative Shot 55% Deals damage to your opponent and heals twice the amount of damage over time.
Guthix bow Guthix bow Balanced Shot 55% Deals 50% more damage to your opponent and heals the amount of damage you would have dealt over time.
Zamorak bow Zamorak bow Twin Shot 55% Fire your bow, dealing double damage against your opponents.

Magic weaponsEdit

Weapon Name Adrenaline Description Animation
Staff of light Staff of light Power of Light 100% Reduce all melee damage by 50% for the next minute. Power of Light
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Tempest of Armdayl[sic] 50% Perform a barrage of magical attacks at your opponent.
Zuriel's staff Zuriel's staff Miasmic Barrage 100% Deal up to 200% weapon damage and slow your opponents attack speed down. Miasmic barrage2
Penance trident Penance trident Reap 50% Strike your target for 25-200% active spell damage with a 5% increase in your critical chance rate. TridentSpecial
Penance master trident Penance master trident Reap 50% Strike your target for 25-200% active spell damage with a 5% increase in your critical chance rate. TridentSpecial
Saradomin staff Saradomin staff Saradomin strike 25% Call upon the power of Saradomin to perform a powerful magical attack that lowers your opponents prayer points. Sarastrikebloomahd
Guthix staff Guthix staff Claws of Guthix 25% Call upon the divine energy of Guthix to perform a powerful magical attack that lowers your opponents defence by 5%. Claws of guthix
Zamorak staff Zamorak staff Flames of Zamorak 25% Call upon the power of Zamorak to perform a powerful magical attack that lowers your opponents magic by 5%. Flames of Zamorak
Ibans staff Iban's staff Iban Blast 25% A powerful attack dealing 100-250% spell damage. Iban Blast
Mindspike (air) Mindspike (air) Rune Flame 75% Blast your target with 25% increased accuracy for 100-150% weapon damage. Rune flame
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