|Release date||4 October 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Examine text||This is going to hurt ...|
TzTok-Jad is the boss monster in the TzHaar Fight Cave, and appears in wave 63. He can easily kill most players in one hit with any of its three attacks: a melee attack with his fist slamming into the player, a blast of magic in the form of a fireball which he stands up and it appears to come from his mouth, and slamming his fists into the ground, causing a rock to drop from the ceiling as a ranged attack.
To add to the challenge, players must fight TzTok-Jad on their own, without the use of Summoning creatures or a dwarf multicannon for assistance. Players must also fight 271 other monsters before fighting him, resulting in a high usage of food, potions, ammunition, prayer, etc.
TzTok-Jad is strong enough to pose a danger to any inexperienced or unprepared player, regardless of skill or equipment. However, despite his very high level, he can be poisoned.
A player may receive a task of TzHaar monsters from Kuradal, with the challenge to "Upgrade" your task. Doing so will result in a task of Volcanic Creatures. With this, you can opt to kill through the Fight Cave all the way to TzTok-Jad for a special reward of 25,250 Slayer experience (250 based on TzTok-Jad's LP and 25,000 bonus xp), in addition to any experience gained during the Caves.
Contrary to popular belief, he does not drop the Fire cape; it is a reward given on completion of the cave.
- See TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies for more information.
Note: If you don't have a Prayer level of at least 40 it will be very difficult to get the Fire Cape. Without magic and range protection prayers, you will most likely be killed in 2 to 3 hits from a Ket-Zek's magic attack which can hit upwards of 500 damage. Additionally, the Tok-Xil's Ranged attack is very accurate and can do great damage over time even with the good defence stats, thus 40 prayer is a must. Despite the fact that most prayers are obtained at level 40, level 60 prayer or higher is highly recommended, due to the fact that you will be praying for the majority of the time spent in the Fight Cave.
If the player has the required Prayer level (71), using Ancient Curses is highly effective. The sap curses are recommended to lower his Defence. The deflect curses drain at the same rate as protection prayers, and as the Ket-Zeks and TzTok-Jad are fairly accurate, the player can deflect decent amount of damage back to the monster, with Deflect Magic or Deflect Missiles. In TzTok-Jad's case, the player could quite possibly deflect hundreds of life points back towards him during the battle. However, due to a recent update, TzTok-Jad will still summon his healers at 50% health, even if damaged only by deflect prayers.
Fighting TzTok-Jad requires a certain amount of skill and calmness. When the wave starts, it is recommended that the player has auto-retaliate on, so that they will be drawn to him if he spawned out of sight, and the Protect from Missiles prayer activated, since that's his most common starting attack. It is not recommended to engage TzTok-Jad using melee, since TzTok-Jad will use all three types of combat to engage the player, and it is a lot easier to protect against two combat types than three. Therefore, a combination of Ranged attacks and Prayer is usually preferred. A sharp eye and swift reflexes are necessary to stand any chance of defeating this monster. TzTok-Jad will use Magic and Ranged attacks to defeat a player that is not using melee to fight him. It is critical that players know the warning signs for these attacks and switch between the protection prayers accordingly before the attack lands.
- Melee: TzTok-Jad slams his fist, without delay, into those who come close to melee him. When he is not using any of his other attacks, the player should have Protect from Melee on at all times, though only if they're standing next to him. This attack is his fastest, rating as a six on the attack speed scale (the speed of unarmed combat, daggers, whips, etc.).
- Magic: Tztok-Jad will slide his front right foot back, stand up on his hind legs, and shoot a fireball after about half a second. You can hear him inhale/growl loudly while rearing up and before he actually attacks, so listen for it. Protect from Magic needs to be activated while he's sliding his foot back or rearing up, as after he begins to breath fire it will be too late, and you will be hit. This attack looks almost identical to his original magic attack, and veteran players should be able to identify it easily.
- Ranged: TzTok-Jad slams down his forward legs onto the ground, causing cracks to appear and a boulder to fall on the player (it is not possible to evade this boulder by running). When his legs crash on the ground, a muffled boom will be heard; the audio occurs before the damage is calculated and is far louder than the Magic attack, so players with quick reflexes should be able to easily discern between the two and switch to the correct prayer. Protect from Ranged must be activated BEFORE the boulder begins to fall; otherwise, you will be hit. This attack is also fairly slow, with an attack speed of two. With the update of 14 February 2012, Jad sometimes produces flames from his mouth, appearing as if he is about to use the magic attack. He quickly stomps on the ground afterward, however, resulting in the ranged attack. This deceptive animation can be negated by watching Jad's front legs rather than his mouth.
- Summary: If you see Jad slide his front right foot back and raise his entire body, remember to activate Protect from Magic; If you see Jad stomp with his legs, activate Protect from Ranged.
TzTok-Jad can deal up to 980 damage with his melee attack, and 970 with his ranged and mage attacks. Unless you have over 980 lifepoints, you can potentially be one-hit if one of Jad's attacks hit you. Most players use Saradomin brews in conjunction with Restore potions to boost their lifepoints above their maximum normal lifepoints, to reduce the chance of dying from Jad's attacks if something goes wrong. However, there is no guarantee that Jad will hit his maximum, and players usually manage to survive being hit by TzTok-Jad just the once if also wearing damage-soaking armour. However, letting more than one of Jad's attacks hit you in a short period of time is almost a certain death. Tip: If you do get hit by his attack, remain calm and correct your prayers first, as eating will most likely just exacerbate the situation.
Once TzTok-Jad is reduced to 50% health, he will summon four Yt-HurKot (which are also called healers, but not mentioned in game) to come and heal him repeatedly. The player must deal with them whilst warding off TzTok-Jad's attacks. One old trick is to attack each of the Yt-HurKot once to get them to attack you instead of healing TzTok-Jad. However, if you do not want them to attack you, you can run through TzTok-Jad (be careful since he might melee you). If you kill these Yt-HurKot, they will respawn when TzTok-Jad is back at half health and heal it again if they had healed TzTok-Jad back to full health before being killed. If they didn't fully heal Jad originally (i.e. they only healed him to 2449 LP or less), then they will not respawn. Also, if you kill them while TzTok-Jad's health is under half, they will not respawn again. An invisible update made it so that the healers will heal Jad if the healers are next to Jad while they are attacking the player. Thus to deal with the healers, one must attack the healers then move so that the healers are not next to Jad when they are attacking the player .
Even though this sounds simple enough, in reality it is much harder. You may lose concentration for a few seconds; this is more than enough time for TzTok-Jad to deal a fatal blow. It is recommended that you make yourself as comfortable and calm as possible in order to not lose focus, since just one mistake may get you killed. If Jad spawns in a position where he cannot attack you, you should probably make the most of the time that it gives you in order to calm down and only attack when you are ready. However, Jad can spawn in the middle of the arena, not allowing you to choose when you want to attack. After you have prayed against Jad's first attack, you should run towards him to see his next one.
- 16,064 Tokkul (you will still get some Tokkul if you do not complete the fight caves. The amount depends on how far you got, 8,032 if you happen to die at Jad.)
- Fire cape
Players will always receive a fire cape after killing TzTok-Jad, even if they already own one. If the player happens to die at the same time as killing TzTok-Jad, a fire cape will still be received, although no credit will be given for killing him if you have him as a slayer assignment and the chat will still say the player has been defeated.
The Fire Cape can only be obtained by completing the fight caves, so it is a clear symbol to other players that the player has defeated TzTok-Jad.
- With the Damage Soaking Update, players have a much lower chance of being 1-hit by TzTok-Jad as many armour sets give enough soaking percentage to negate a large amount of damage. As example: a player wearing full Ganodermic armor and an Eagle-eye shield reduces the max hit of Jad's magic attack from 970 to only 454. Therefore, bringing such damage soaking armor is strongly recommended.
- In the 38th Postbag from the Hedge, the Wise Old Man calculated the approximate number of Roosters required to complete the TzHaar Fight Cave and kill TzTok-Jad at 5,308. In addition, the Wise Old Man mentions TzTok-Jad is allergic to chicken.
- When the player has killed TzTok-Jad, their Adventurer's Log will state 'I killed TzTok-Jad, and can now claim my fire cape'.
- As of 23 August 2011, players with 99 Summoning, Slayer, and 100 Soul Wars zeal can purchase a miniature pet version of TzTok-Jad, named TzRek-Jad, from either Nomad or Zimberfizz.
- On 29 October 2011, Jagex moderators began spawning TzTok-Jad inside of the f2p clan wars on world 11 to celebrate RuneFest. This is the only time a pay to play monster has appeared in a f2p world and multiple people were allowed to attack it at once. This also occurred during the Final Battle of The Dead Walk!, where several Jads were summoned by Mod Kathy to help defend her zombie horde.
- On 14 February 2012, TzTok-Jad, along with the rest of the Tzhaar city received a major graphical overhaul, which brought along new animations for his attacks.
- A different version of Jad appears in the Fight Kiln minigame (known as "TokHaar-Jad"), a total of seven times, which was also released on 14 February 2012.
- As of 14 February 2012 if the player dies at the same time as TzTok-Jad they do not get a fire cape. (However after 31 March 2012, if you die after killing TzTok-Jad by the healers, you do get the cape.)
- TzTok-Jad is the fourth strongest monster that normally must be fought solo, after Har-Aken and Tokhaar-Jad , both fought in the Fight Kiln, and the Queen black dragon.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Kalphite Queen||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Corporeal Beast|
|Fiends & Demons|