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04-12-12 - The Brink of Extinction - Grandmaster Quest

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The Brink of Extinction (members only)
The crisis in TzHaar City is about to reach breaking point. Ga'al - TzHaar born without the inherited memories of their forebears - were once merely an anomaly, but now they're the only TzHaar being born from the eggs at the birthing pools. If this continues, the TzHaar race - as we know it - will cease to exist and TzHaar society will collapse. The TzHaar-Mej have a radical solution, but they'll need you to return to the Elder Kiln - home of the shadowy TokHaar - to enact it.
Fight your way through some of the most complex combat challenges we've ever unleashed, making full use of the new system released with the Evolution of Combat, and dig deep into TzHaar lore to solve puzzles on the way. You'll also find yourself in the middle of a clash of ideals between the TzHaar and the TokHaar, and the solutions on the table involve pain, death or both. It's up to you - and a rogue Ga'al bearing a particularly painful grudge - to retain the fragile peace between these two ancient races.
This Grandmaster quest contains some of RuneScape's toughest combat, and the rewards are appropriately prestigious. Along with 100,000 Mining XP, 275,000 XP in the core combat skill of your choice and a TzHaar title, you'll earn the ability to smith and wear obsidian armour, and will gain access to an all-new solo combat area: the Fight Cauldron.


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Obsidian Armour
This mighty new gear looks truly spectacular, and works much like Void Knight armour: the body armour can be paired with melee, range and magic-specific helms, each giving a 10% accuracy bonus in its style. It requires no less than 80 Defence to wear, and the completion of The Brink of Extinction, and its stats are suitably spectacular: equivalent to Torva armour, with additional damage reduction per piece against against creatures within the TzHaar City and its surrounding PvE minigames (the same creatures affected by the TokKul-Zo). However, you'll take triple damage if you use it against other players, or in any other location. It also degrades, and new pieces must be made once the armour is destroyed. That said, for a run through the Fight Cave or the Fight Kiln, there's no better gear out there.
The armour and its raw materials are untradeable, and smithing it is no small feat: you'll need 90 Smithing to complete a full set, and the obsidian shards needed to make it can only be found in one place...
The Fight Cauldron
In the Fight Cauldron you'll face the full might of the TokHaar, dodging lava and doing battle with everything they can throw at you: from the humble TokHaar-Hur, all the way up to indomitable TokHaar-Ket champions.
All enemies you defeat within the Fight Cauldron will drop obsidian shards. If you have the Smithing level necessary, these can be smelted into obsidian bars and smithed into obsidian armour.
The onslaught will continue until you choose to leave or are killed. You won't lose any of your gear upon death, although you will expend runes if you're using magic, and anything left on the ground - such as arrows or bolts - will be left behind.
Last, but not least, you'll have the option to donate TokKul at a coffer near the Fight Cauldron entrance, which will give any obsidian armour a defensive buff during your next session in the Fight Cauldron.
The TokHaar live for battle, so steel yourself and step into the Fight Cauldron for all the combat you can handle, as well as all the obsidian shards you can carry!
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Where to start The Brink of Extinction:

Speak to TzHaar-Mej-Ak or TzHaar-Mej-Jeh in the TzHaar City's main plaza.
Requirements:

  • Level 80 Defence
  • Level 80 Smithing
  • Level 72 Mining
  • The Elder Kiln
Behind the Scenes Video
If you haven't already, you can take a tour of the new TzHaar content in our latest Behind the Scenes video:
In Other News
  • Attack, Strength, Magic, Ranged and Prismatic skill pendants will appear more frequently on the Squeal of Fortune this weekend. There'll also be a limited-edition TzHaar Whip available on the Squeal of Fortune until the end of the year, which can be converted into seven different versions with level requirements from 1-60, with stats increasing each tier. It looks truly awesome and - for the first time - allows use of a whip while levelling up to 70 Attack. More details to come soon!
  • It is now possible to convert a Prismatic Pendant into a skill for which you have owned an equivalent necklace, as long as you have destroyed the one that you already own. Recharging with gems and reclaiming cosmetic pendants from Diango remain unchanged.
  • An amazing range of TokHaar-themed armour overrides is now for sale in Solomon's General Store.
  • Slayer masters now give out useful information about your current Slayer target's weakness, via the 'Have you got any tips for me?' conversation option.
The patch notes archive can be seen here.


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Lol GF using Obsidian armour where ever you needed that LP boost as you will take 3x the damage. It will come in handy for kilns and jad slayer tasks.

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Nex armours safe for another week :P

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Sooo ... no legs ?

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No legs? From the looks of the game guide there are platebody/platelegs/skirt/boots/gloves/shield + three helms

I'm sure we'll be able to deal with triple damage taken at certain areas anyway, looks like good stuff :)

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I kind of misread the "body armor" (Which I usually understand as ... chestplate item slot).

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Anything that helps me with Fight Caves can only be a good thing, and if it encourages me to attempt the Kiln then even better.

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"However, you'll take triple damage if you use it against other players, or in any other location."

WAIT ONE SECOND
does that mean its only any good for fighting tokhaar shit waffle? or am i simply bad as the angry aussie says.
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It depends how good the stats are. It might still be worthwhile using on weaker creatures or stuff you can take down quickly.

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What will be the point to waste the armor on weaker stuff if you can use ... non-degradable armor ... for the same .. weak stuff.

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It could be good for situations where you can have one person tank the majority of damage in nex gear and the rest use obsidian and shrug off minor accuracy damage with the increased armour bonus. Provided void doesn't have enough defence to negate that damage in those situations.

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Add to that the fact that it only gives accuracy boost which will be useless on anything you can survive at with this armor. Sounds good for fight kiln but sadly I've done that, oh well cosmetic armor for me!

Edit: Nevermind, above proves it might be useful I just have no imagination :L

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It depends how good the stats are. It might still be worthwhile using on weaker creatures or stuff you can take down quickly.


Except, you know, that would be entirely pointless. If you want to use DPS boosting armor against weak enemies, go with void. Even with its defensive nerf, I'm sure it's still more protective than the obsidian armor taking into account the triple damage. Not to mention obsidian armor only gives 10% accuracy, while void gives quite a bit more than that.

Admit it, obsidian armor is 100% useless outside of Tzhaar combat.
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What if the armour rating on it is high enough that weaker monsters actually have hard time hitting through it? Just a thought really. I'm not familiar with how hit chance works at all in eoc :P
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Void will most likely be better on anything weak enough. What is it, 10% melee 20% range and 30% mage damage now? 10% accuracy is really nothing compared to that considering you'll be hitting all the time anyway.

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If the non-helm obsidian pieces end up as all-class, wouldn't that make them incredibly strong defensively due to the way all-class distributes its defence?

Edit: Think void is 10% across all classes now

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