Today, the most sinister of November's four slayer monsters are unleashed upon the world: ripper demons.
These lethal melee-using monstrosities lurk in an abandoned mine east of Al Kharid, and can drop the deadly level-85 ripper claws.
They're a hard target for high-level slayers, and can crop up in the ongoing Raptor's Challenge. Remember to take your daily assignments from Raptor – who's now outside Citharede Abbey - making the most of that double XP.
Read on for further details, or play now!
|Where to find Ripper Demons|
|Enter the abandoned mine outside the Al Kharid east gate|
|You must be a RuneScape member|
|96 Slayer is required to harm the ripper demons|
|100 Combat is required to be assigned ripper demons by a slayer master|
|Very high combat stats and your best gear are strongly recommended|
Ripper demons come to you courtesy of Omnis's cracking RuneLabs pitch.
Until now, ripper demons have been the stuff of nightmarish legend – referenced in the One Piercing Note quest, in historical accounts, in tales from the Eastern Lands, and in the Song from Before the War short story.
Now they're a terrifying reality. Jump down the steps alongside the path to Citharede Abbey and make your way down into the mine entrance. The rippers lurk deep beneath the abbey – be sure you're prepared when you enter their lair.
We don't want to give too much away, but watch your health – once a ripper demon has a taste of blood, it becomes all the deadlier. They're tricky devils, too, and you'll need to stay focused to avoid their attacks.
You'll soon find that that they're dangerous right up to the point of death. Positioning is key.
Survive, and you may pick up some ripper claws. These are level 85 weapons that – when wielded as a pair - deal more damage the further the target's health is below 50%. Note that these are tradeable until they are first used.
Ripper demons can be assigned by Kuradal, Morvran and – during November – the Raptor. Note that once the month is up, the rippers will remain – they're a permanent addition to the game.
Finally, while you're on a ripper demons assignment, watch out for the next part of the key to open Raptor's chest. Hold onto it, and look out for the remaining parts in the coming weeks!
Get stuck in and slay some rippers this week, and keep impressing the Raptor. Let us know what you think over on the forums.
The RuneScape Team
Solomon's General Store | Clan Citadel Boosters
Solomon's now stocking clan citadel boosters – handy consumables which double the user's XP and resource gain on Clan Citadel plots until the next build tick.
They're a great way to help out your clan if you're short on time, as it's twice as quick to reach your cap. They're tradeable, too, so you can give them to your clanmates if you wish.
Please note that boosters do not increase your XP/resource cap – only the rate at which the cap can be reached.
Head to Solomon's Store to pick up clan citadel boosters today. These cheap and cheery consumables are a great way to use up any spare Loyalty Points or RuneCoins jangling around in your pocket. Why not give them a go?
Short on RuneCoins? You can redeem Bonds in-game, click ‘Earn' in Solomon's Store, or purchase RuneCoins on the website.
Live Streams this Week
Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including last week's Invention Special!
This week we'll be finding out more about November's high-level mobs, and seeing the loot from 1,000 Kalphite King kills!
Developer Q&A: High Level Slayer Mobs, Part 2 | 17:00 UTC, Tuesday 10th November
Mammoths and Camel Warriors are the focus of this week's stream as we take another look at high level slayer mobs. Are you ready for some more awesome Slayer beasts?
Loot from 1,000 Kalphite King Kills | 18:00 UTC, Tuesday 10th November
Straight after our Developer Q&A, Mod JD and Mod Jon will be going on a rampage and killing and looting the Kalphite King 1,000 times for your viewing pleasure!
What will the loot be? Watch and find out!
In Other News
- Gauntlet of Souls ends at 23:59 UTC on the 10th of November. Be sure to hand in any lost spirits from the surface, as they'll be cleared up when the event is over.
Read the patch notes for further detail of today's updates.