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Armadyl warband

A warband of Armadylean bandits.

Wilderness Warbands is a dangerous Distraction & Diversion, composed of heavily guarded storage camps of followers of the different Gods. These camps are founded to gain an advantage for the followers of a particular God once their God returns. They will set up camp in the Wilderness every 7 hours, one time at each of the three locations. Quercus, an ancient seer Ent, will send out adventurers to fight in the camps to balance the followers of the different Gods in Guthix's name. Quercus can be found just outside the Grand Exchange agility shortcut. Warband events are synchronised on each world.

The activity was released on 25 March 2013 and was first mentioned in Jagex's special Behind the Scenes post. [1]

TimeEdit

The next warband begins in
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As a new camp is set up every 7 hours, the time at which these camps takes place is repeated every week.

You can find the times (UTC) a camp is set up given the weekday:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
02:00 UTC 06:00 UTC 03:00 UTC 00:00 UTC 04:00 UTC 01:00 UTC 05:00 UTC
09:00 UTC 13:00 UTC 10:00 UTC 07:00 UTC 11:00 UTC 08:00 UTC 12:00 UTC
16:00 UTC 20:00 UTC 17:00 UTC 14:00 UTC 18:00 UTC 15:00 UTC 19:00 UTC
23:00 UTC N/A N/A 21:00 UTC N/A 22:00 UTC N/A

LocationsEdit

Wilderness Warbands locations

The three locations where warbands can occur

Location Wilderness level Travel
South of the Dark Warriors' Fortress

(Call out is 'DWF')

9
South of the Red dragon isle

(Call out is 'RDI')

32
East of the Lava Maze

(Call out is 'ELM')

40
  • Canoe to the wilderness pond.
  • Lava titan teleport, then walk east.
  • Use the Wilderness obelisks to teleport south of the Lava Maze and run northeast.
  • Games necklace to the Corporeal beast. Go outside the dungeon and walk north-west.

How to ParticipateEdit

Warband interrupting beam

Interrupting the magical beam before summoning reinforcements.

Warband battle

Saradominists have arrived to kill the Bandosians.

Players will be notified via a server-wide notice when a Wilderness camp appears. To find a camp after missing the notice, you can talk to Quercus in Edgeville, near the Grand Exchange shortcut. Quercus will also inform you when the next camp is if there is not one currently occurring.

Players must then head to the camp and avoid any attention by the sentries posted around the camp. Most of the camp's followers always face towards the centre of the camp and are incapable of noticing the player: You must pay attention to the pair of followers sparring with each other, as one of them can spot you if you come too close to the camps outer edge.

Players can then sabotage the god's beam in the middle of the camp by finding a spot close enough to the beam in a direct line of sight. Succeeding in the sabotage will teleport in allied NPCs to attack the enemy warband, and grants five additional minutes to kill the warband and loot the tents before the camp collapses. Players can intervene in the fight if they choose to, or let the reinforcements finish it. Players should be careful when fighting the warbands, as they use abilities, and the general can execute powerful ultimate abilities, including a variant of Meteor Strike

Failing results in the whole camp turning hostile without any reinforcements to distract them from attacking players, and only five minutes to clear the camp and loot the tents.

After the general dies, any assisting followers will need to be killed before you can loot the tents. Participating in looting will instantly toggle your single-way wilderness off (into multiway) and tele-block you. Only three out of the five tents can be looted, and players may loot a wand of treachery. There are only 1000 pieces of loot, and players may obtain loot by killing other players. If a wand of treachery has been looted, the game will announce to everybody in the vicinity that a wand has been found, and the player who has looted it will glow for 20 seconds, as well as have their Prayer Points reduced to zero. In addition, it will disable single-way combat and level restrictions for attacking that player, and like the other loot, prevents the player from teleporting until they have left the Wilderness. Only one wand can be found per camp.

While the players cannot teleport with the items in their inventory, if they can make it to Daemonheim, they can be transported out of the Wilderness. They will be brought either to Taverley or Al Kharid. From Al Kharid, run northwest to use the Lumbridge canoe to go to Edgeville.

NOTE: Logging out or disconnecting from the server will immediately remove all loot.

EnemiesEdit

Various enemies may be encountered while looting camps. Two of each type of follower is in a camp, and each camp has one general. Attacking them will cause the player to automatically switch to multi-combat (if in single-combat).

Note: All followers are level 120.
Combat class Weakness Armadylean Bandosian Saradominist Zamorakian
Magic Arrow weakness icon Arrows
Shaman Wild mage Thaumaturge Occultist
Melee Fire weakness icon Fire spells
Myrmidon Reaver Enforcer Blackguard
Ranged Slash weakness icon Slash
Skirmisher Hunter Scout Bandit
Magic/Melee Zero weakness icon Nothing
Archon Warlord Sergeant Demon lord

RewardsEdit

Raided warband

A dead, ravaged warband camp...

Warbands grant experience in a number of skills, depending on which tents are available at the time and which tents you choose to take loot from. Looting from the tents will cause the player to turn into multi-combat way if they are on single-combat.

Reward items are also looted from the tents in the camps in the Wilderness. Several different items may be acquired:


You can loot a total of 25 supplies per camp before you have to go to Quercus to turn them in. You can loot from 3 camps every day, resetting at midnight UTC. Even if you are killed and lose everything, your attempt will still count as one of the three. You can return to the same camp, however, to try again without penalty. This means that you can loot a maximum of 75 items per day, but only if you manage to get the maximum of 25 from every camp. Once the items are looted, players are tele-blocked and must walk/run back to Quercus to exchange them for a XP reward associated with the items.

\text{xp}(s, l) = s  \left(\frac{l(l-2)}{2} + 50 \right)

is given for s supplies handed in, where l is your skill's level).

The supplies can also be handed in for 4,000 coins each, totaling 300,000 coins per day if all camps are looted. If a player manages to kill someone with supplies in the Wilderness they can pick them up. The supplies can be given to Quercus for either experience in the skills the supplies belong to or 4000 coins for each item. Since skills like smithing and farming are considered expensive skills to train (fast) trading in supplies for XP is by far the most common option especially since the coin value is significantly less than the XP is worth (based on coins per xp in those skills).

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If you are killed or try to hop worlds then your supplies are automatically dropped.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Assuming players hand in 25 Skill supplies from each warband, it would take a player participation in 148 warbands (a minimum of 50 days) to go from level 1 to level 99 in a skill. It would take a player participation in 1685 warbands (a minimum of 562 days) to go from level 1 to 200 million experience in a skill. For both of the calculations, it's been assumed that players go to all 3 camps every day, which spawn every 7 hours, and manage loot and escape with 25 supplies for every camp.
  • When reinforcements come in to fight a warband, they start off by attacking a follower who is weak to their combat style. For example, a Saradominist thaumaturge (magic user) will first attack a Bandosian reaver (melee user).
    • Each follower is weak to a specific attack style that another follower uses. The mages are weak to arrows, which are used by the rangers; the rangers are weak to slash weapons, which the warriors use; and the warriors are weak to fire spells, which the mages use.
    • When a general uses his magic attack on a player, ALL players within range will be hit.
    • Warband followers do not use abilities when fighting each other, only when fighting players.
  • Warbands are one of few Distraction and Diversions that cannot be reset using a D&D token.
  • Warbands were "tweaked" on 11 June 2013. The tweaks were:
    • Synchronized worlds, as before players could hop from world to world to gain massive amounts of XP (and possibly profit) per warband. Each one now occurs every 7 hours.
    • Attempting to log into another world while in the wilderness causes all of the looted supplies to disappear from your inventory.
    • There are only 1000 lootable supplies per camp. This is equal to 40 players with full loot, since 25 is the maximum amount of supplies per person per camp. 
    • Quercus will now exchange the supplies for XP on their respective skill, or turn them into 4000 coins per supply.
  • Whenever a player entering the camp has been spotted by a Warband NPC, an exclamation mark can be seen over their heads, which could be a direct reference from the Metal Gear series, whenever an enemy spots you.
  • Strangely, while melee users for each faction of warbands have different weapons, range and magic users all use the same bow and staff respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jagex. "Behind the Scenes:Special Edition". RuneScape News.

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