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Vorago is a gigantic, rocky, and extremely powerful boss monster created by the Anima Mundi, or as he refers to it, the "earth soul".[1] He has been billed as the toughest boss monster in RuneScape. He is an ancient being that caused chaos in the past, but was later defeated by a powerful weapon known as the maul of omens, prompting him to fall into a restorative slumber. Vorago used his remaining power to destroy the weapon. Towards the end of the Fifth Age, he awakened, now friendlier, albeit no less powerful.

Vorago is found in the Borehole, a large cave north of Falador. Having awoken, he is prepared to defend Gielinor from any future threats he deems worthy of his intervention. One such threat was Tuska, to whom Vorago struck the finishing blow in the conclusion of the Tuska Comes event.

While idle in his cave, Vorago is willing to accept challenges from adventurers to test his strength. He may be fought in groups, who will need to salvage the Maul of Omens from his body and use it to defeat him at the end of the fight. Using the maul of omens to finish off Vorago is a requirement for trimming the completionist cape.


Borehole entrance

The entrance to the borehole

Vorago is located in the Borehole just north of Falador. The closest teleport is the Falador lodestone or Falador Teleport and its tablet version. The portal inside the Max Guild can be attuned to Vorago, arriving right at the entrance to the cave.

Sliske can be seen talking to Vorago about Tuska's defeat. When he spots the player, he will teleport away.

Starting a fightEdit

Every world has the option to fight Vorago using either the world's free encounter or a private instance. Instances cost 1,000,000 coins normally and last up to 1 hour. An instance can hold up to 50 players, and, due to the nature of the fight, respawn speed cannot be customised. Using an instance is the only way to fight Vorago in hard mode.

Inside the cave, there is a series of chasms to traverse to access Vorago. To be eligible to fight Vorago, one will have to speak to him and learn why he is here. Once these are done, two coloured messages should show up saying that you are now eligible to fight Vorago. Learning Vorago's history only needs to be done once.

If Vorago is not currently fighting players for whatever session you are in, his face will be visible. Occasionally, he will be unoccupied but not visible, in which case speaking to him will prompt him to reveal himself. He can be challenged via right click or by going through the dialogue.

When challenged, all eligible players will be given the option to accept the fight. Players who challenge him during the next few moments will be given the option to join the fight the original player initiated. After 20 seconds, Vorago unleashes a blast of 50,000 damage, split evenly between all players who accepted his challenge. Players who do not accept the challenge will not be harmed by the blast. If challenged while he is already preparing to start a fight, the challenger will be notified of this and given the option to join the original fight.

For entry into the fight itself, all players will need to have survived their blast of damage. The minimum number of people required to survive the blast normally is four, if each player has over 12,500 life points. The entry damage flag is based on damage that would have been received, rather than damage actually taken; i.e., even if a player's damage is reduced or blocked in some way, they would have to have survived the unblocked hit to get in.

Fight overviewEdit

Current rotation
Ceiling collapse
Green bomb
The end
Next: 6 days (wrong?)
Main article: Vorago/Strategies

Vorago's fight consists of 5 phases, each taking place in a different room, and each having their own mechanics and attacks. Vorago also has a weekly attack that changes based on the current week. He has 6 different specials, changing every Wednesday at 00:00 UTC.

Players cannot teleport out of the arena through any means once the fight has begun.

Hard modeEdit

Welcome to hard mode

Vorago unleashes a barrage of red bombs after players receive the message "Welcome to hard mode."

The hard mode option for Vorago is unlocked after a player performs the finishing blow on Vorago with the Maul of Omens on all six of the weekly Vorago rotations (Rock fall, Scopulus, Vitalis, Green Bomb, Teamsplit and The End). You can see which conditions you lack by reading the sign near the entrance to the borehole.

Hard mode is not available in the regular or basic instanced modes. To start up a hard mode instance, the player must use the instance interface and click "Hard Mode".

Unlike normal mode, entering a fight in hard mode requires players to survive a hit of 70,000 damage as opposed to 50,000. In hard mode, Vorago's health is still the same, however his attacks are increasingly powerful, and spawns a barrage of red bombs upon entry. In addition, when Vorago does a mage (blue bomb) attack he will always send two pairs of bombs instead of one.

Any special attacks (reflect, red bombs, teamsplit etc.) will not have a warning message. His stomp attack also reflects part of the damage he dealt on the player to the familiar, which can kill them. He has 11 phases, with all versions of phase 3 as separate phases (referred to as phase 3-8) and an additional phase on its phase 5 (phases 10 and 11) where he has to be mauled twice in phase 10 and 11.

If killed in hard mode, he has a greatly increased chance of dropping the ancient summoning stone, tectonic energy and seismic equipment. The person who has used the maul on him during phase 11 will receive the title [Name] the Defeater and also one piece of the Outfit of Omens cosmetic override per hard mode base rotation mauled.

Outfit of Omens
Unlock Rotation Piece
Ceiling collapse Torso of Omens
Scopulus Helm of Omens
Vitalis Legs of Omens
Green Bomb Boots of Omens
Team Split Maul of Omens
The End Gloves of Omens


Vorago received a new weekly special on 11 December 2013: TeamSplit. This rotation was supposed to appear during that date, but was replaced with the green bomb week due to the phase needing some tweaking. In addition, all players who possessed the "the Defeater" title had it removed until the remauled Vorago in hard mode.

On 8 December 2014, "the end" weekly special was introduced and players who defeated Vorago in a team of 7 or lower were notified by a Scopulus that Vorago has changed, and that their previous best has been taken out. Once again, players' defeater titles were reset. Hard mode was locked until players defeated Vorago in the new rotation. In addition, many mechanics were changed or rebalanced: red bombs used during phase 5 Ceiling Collapse and Scopulus weeks were replaced with teamsplit and purple bombs respectively, Scopulus max hp and damage were significantly increased and they gained the ability to heal, hard mode had some changes such as increased Vitalis orb damage, ceiling debris was changed to deal fixed damage rather than split among people caught in and final phase was changed so when mauling Vorago he jumps back to the arena, changing his attack rotation and requiring a second finishing blow to kill him.

In late 2014, an easter egg was added to Vorago allowing him to be changed into Voraga, a pink variant of Vorago, by using pink dye on him. This only works on World 62, the homeworld of the clan that suggested it. Voraga is the only entity in the game to have pink right click text. The dye will only last for one phase.


Phase 1 Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4 Phase 5

Vorago drops five drop sets upon defeat. For each phase, 3 slots are remembered, for the player who:

  • Dealt the most damage
  • Had Vorago's aggression last
  • Random player who received at least X bombs (exact number unknown)
    • A player is marked as a bomb tank after receiving a certain number of bombs, and a random bomb tank will receive the drop chance for that phase.

This gives a total of 15 drop chances (5 sets of 3). At the end of the fight, a random slot for each phase is chosen, and the player in that slot will receive the drop. It is possible to occupy multiple slots for each phase (e.g. receive the most bombs and dealing the most damage). If the player who occupied a slot that was picked but the player is not present, then the drop will go to a random player who survived the fight.

The location of the drop for each phase is illustrated in the table to the right.


Tectonic energy is always dropped several times, dropping alongside the main drop for several slots.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tectonic energyTectonic energy2Common320,418


Vorago's seismic weapons constitute the normal drop in a drop slot. The chance of getting a seismic item is 1/400 per item per slot, making any seismic drop roughly 1/200 per drop, or 1/40 per kill; however, only 1 unique weapon can be dropped per kill, if at all.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seismic wandSeismic wand1Rare467,494,433
Seismic singularitySeismic singularity1Rare115,590,047


These drops are unaffected by LootShare being active, and will follow the normal drop distribution mechanic. For example, if a team takes down Vorago with LootShare active, the drops will be distributed via the LootShare system. If, in that same kill, a player did the most damage in phase 3 and was chosen to win that phase, they could potentially receive these drops outside of the LootShare system. If a player who has already received a pet receives the same pet as a drop, then the pet item will be passed to a different eligible phase winner who does not have it.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ancient summoning stoneAncient summoning stone1Very rare[d 1][2]Not sold
Ancient artefactAncient artefact1Rare[d 2]Not sold
  1. ^ 1/5000 per drop slot, or 1/2500 while in hard mode. This is the "per drop" chance, where Vorago gives 5 drops per kill. As such, the "per kill" drop chance (the chance that at least one is dropped in Vorago's 5 drops) is a between 1/1000 and 1/1001 (or between 1/500 and 1/501 in hard mode). If 5 players each obtain one of the drop slots, their individual chances are 1/5000 (1/2500 in hard mode). See below for source.
  2. ^ 1/100 per drop slot and only available in hard mode to a player has mauled all hard mode base rotations. This is the "per drop" chance, where Vorago gives 5 drops per kill. As such, the "per kill" drop chance (the chance that at least one is dropped in Vorago's 5 drops) is between 1/20 and 1/21. If 5 eligible players each obtain one of the drop slots, their individual chances are 1/100.


Vorago drops 0–5 sets of 5 charms, 5 charms per drop slot. The following percentages are calculated per set of charms dropped.

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 251 kills.
5 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol15–20 (noted)Common68,670–91,560
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed10–35Common79,330–277,655
Raw rocktailRaw rocktail75–152 (noted)Common241,350–489,136
Rune platebodyRune platebody3–9 (noted)Common114,000–342,000
Herb seed 5Torstol seed4–10Common11,964–29,910
Runite oreRunite ore15–28 (noted)Common153,900–287,280
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide35–55 (noted)Common131,880–207,240
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)20–55Common169,040–464,860
Magic logsMagic logs35–128 (noted)Common28,210–103,168
Hydrix bolt tips 5Hydrix bolt tips50Common480,600
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Common[3]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Common[3]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Common[3]Not 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold




Vorago (christmas)

Vorago during the 2014 Christmas event

  • Vorago is an English word, derived from Latin, meaning abyss, chasm, or gulf.
  • A bug allowed players who died at Vorago to duplicate any item that they wanted. The player would die to the blast, and when they came back to their grave, there would be two graves with the same items instead of one. This bug has since been patched.
  • Vorago is loosely based on the living rock creatures (the patriarch in particular), according to Mod Chris L.
  • Hard mode was coded during the developers' lunch breaks. Nobody at Jagex was actually able to complete the new hard mode through legitimate means before it was released and defeated by players.[source needed]
  • After killing Vorago, the Adventurer's Log will say: "I killed a monstrous entity, Vorago." Killing more than one Vorago results in the Adventurer's Log saying: "I killed # monstrous entities of the Earth, the constantly reforming Vorago."
  • Vorago is the ninth individual known to have defeated, and the eighth to have killed a god. The others were Jododu Otoku, who killed an unknown god; Bandos, who slew Jododu; Guthix, who slew SkargarothZaros, who killed LoarnabZamorak, who defeated Zaros; Armadyl who slew Bandos; Sakirth who killed V and Sliske, who assassinated Guthix
  • During the 2014 Christmas event, Vorago was decorated with lights and wore a Santa hat.
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  1. ^ Mod Osborne. "Campfire - Answers." 27 June 2013. General Forums.
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Chris L's Twitter account. 9 February 2015. Mod Chris L: "1/5k per drop, so should be 1/1k kills"
  3. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments will constitute the main drop and will go to the phase winner, even in LootShare.

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