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3 Jul 2017 - The Magister

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The Magister | High-Level Slayer Boss


Menaphos is the definitive 'Scaping destination this summer, and that's never been truer than today, with the introduction of The Magister – a high-level Slayer boss – and a great swathe of quality of life updates based on your feedback.


The Magister


How to Start


Find a key to the crossing as a drop in the Sophanem Slayer Dungeon


Find and activate the soul obelisk within to summon the Magister




115 Slayer (can be boosted)

Access to Sophanem Slayer Dungeon (requires Icthlarin's Little Helper)

RuneScape membership



Deep within the festering heart of the Sophanem Slayer Dungeon lurks an evil unlike any you've faced before: a sinister necromancer known as the Magister.


This is a solo-only encounter, so it's a true test of your combat knowledge and skill.


Tool up with your very best gear and head into the murky depths to face him – if you dare.





Perhaps the most noteable drops from the Magister are phylacteries. Smash these to release the hapless souls trapped within, and to obtain scraps of scripture.


Combine 100 scraps of scripture to make a blessing of sand, sky or sea. When you've got all three, apply them to a Khopesh of the Kharidian (or its off-hand variant) to buff it up to a mighty tier 92 weapon.


Next up are the Gloves of Passing, monstrous melee mitts with tier 85 stats. They also grant a special effect when worn: after using Havoc, the damage of your next attack against the same target is boosted by 7%.


Finally, look out for lore drops, and – of course – a new boss pet.




More Menaphos & Patch Notes


Today, we've made enough tweaks to Menaphos to fill a pyramid to the pointy end – and most of it's from your feedback.

  • We've added a whole new insect collection for you to complete. Access it via the Menaphos Collections Journal, which can be obtained from Assistant Librarian Subotai, if you don't already have it.
  • A bumper selection of books has been added to the Menaphos Library. Many were written by community members as part of a recent writing competition. Have fun reading them!
  • A Daily Challenge giver – Challenge Mistress Rashida - now stands near the Pharaoh statue by the Menaphos lodestone.
  • There's now a fairy ring near the fountain behind the Grand Pyramid (code CKQ)
  • There's a player-owned house portal in the Port district, behind Kags.
  • Portmaster Kags now has additional transport options:
    • Jalsavrah and the Exiled Kalphite Hive
    • Nardah and the Heart
    • The Dominion Tower
  • The Pharaoh's Sceptre can teleport you directly to the Grand Pyramid. 'Jalkabir' is the pyramid's name for Pharaoh's sceptre/sceptre of the gods teleports.
  • You can now earn the 'of Menaphos' title if you reach rank 10 in City Rep.
  • An impling collector has been added on the west wide of the Pharaoh statue in Menaphos. This collector has the ability to toggle off the spawn of each type of impling and Guthixian butterflies around the city one you've unlocked the city reputation reward.
  • As an additional reward for 'Phite Club, you can now travel from Sophanem to Menaphos via the bridge.
  • Quest NPCs in Menaphos now have mini-map and world map icons.
  • Azibo's Toy Stall is now open in the south-east corner of the Merchant district marketplace. He offers similar services to Diango.
  • There's now a summoning obelisk in a house next to the marketplace.
  • There's a new signature drink at the Golden Scarab .
  • Fires can now be lit on the docks.
  • The desert swamp to the north east of Sophanem has been graphically updated.
  • The 'gold' version of the Slayer Master title (provided you have already unlocked Silver version) – now reads red, not silver. To unlock this, you must complete the Slayer Codex and beat Morvran's platinum Rush of Blood challenge.
  • Ka the cat has been re-homed near the Soul Altar.

See the patch notes for further details of today's updates.




Have a great week, folks, and best of luck going toe-to-toe with the Magister!


The RuneScape Team

Live Streams this Week


Each week we stream 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.


Friday, July 7th | 20:00 Game Time | Update preview with Mod Shauny


Find out what you can expect from Monday’s patches and more with Mod Shauny this Friday night!


Sunday, July 9th| 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee


Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live on Twitch!


Summer Sweepstake Winner


Congratulations to Naruedyoh, winner of the Summer Sweepstake competition and proud owner of a Razer Blade gaming laptop. Thanks to everyone for taking part!


[spoiler=Patch Notes]


  • A shortcut icon has been added to an Agility shortcut in Brimhaven dungeon.


  • Multi-hit special attacks, such as the dragon dagger, dragon claws and Armadyl battlestaff special attacks, once again hit the correct number of times.
  • A check has been added to ensure that Revolution functions correctly with a shield equipped.
  • Dying to Nex: Angel of Death in Practice mode will no longer unlock the prison barrier in the original Nex boss area.
  • A minor blocking issue inside a house in Al Kharid has been fixed.

Skills, D&Ds & Minigames

  • Blocked tasks can now be given by a slayer master when the slayer mask for that type of creature is used.
  • Simon Templeton no longer references cliffs that aren't there.
  • Using the Agility Pyramid once again requires level 30 Agility.
  • Cockatrices now attack correctly.

Quests, Challenges and Achievements

  • Hassan can now be seen on the Al-Kharid palace roof from multiple levels during Jack of Spades.
  • Blue boxing has been added to Osman on the roof of the Al-Kharid palace during Jack of Spades.
  • The ending cutscene of A Tail of Two Cats has been updated to account for Sophanem's recent graphical improvements.
  • You can once again claim easy desert task set rewards from Hassan.

More Menaphos

  • Menaphos reputation now caps correctly on the tooltip.
  • The chance to receive a soul devourer's soul has increased.
  • There is now an increased chance to receive a creature's soul if the player has 200 million Slayer XP.
  • A three-second delay has been added between catching souls for the Slayer Codex.
  • The Soul Obelisk demands your full attention. Duels will now be cancelled while interacting with it.
  • Abyssal demons will no longer teleport through the entrance barrier in the player-owned slayer dungeon.
  • Sumona now only assigns scorpions, desert lizards and crocodiles if the level requirement to kill them in the Sophanem slayer dungeon is met.
  • Players can no longer understand Faiza when attempting to talk to her without the Ghostspeak amulet.
  • An issue that was preventing the quest point total being updated correctly until logging out after completing the Crocodile Tears or 'Phite Club quests has been fixed.
  • Aristarchus now only appears in the appropriate location.
  • Crocodile Tears can no longer be started without meeting the quest's requirements.
  • Graphical issues with the Desert Treasure pyramid have been resolved.
  • Players can now interact with the magic carpet dust and manifest knowledge after logging out and back in again.
  • A teleport option to Acadia Trees has been added to the Nature's Sentinel outfit.
  • Players can now right-click a tomb entrance for a list of locations to travel to.
  • A number of spelling and grammar errors in the Menaphos content have been fixed.
  • Confused citizens of Menaphos no longer disconnect players if they can't remember what help they need.
  • World map labels have been added for the Menaphos faction leaders.
  • Some unusual pathing around Raja, the Mammoth has been fixed.
  • Some patches of grass have been removed from Menaphos.
  • Two typos in the 5% XP boost buff icon for Menaphos have been fixed.
  • Some flickering has been removed from the purple Menaphite tents in the desert.
  • Missing floors have been added to buildings in Pollnivneach.

Last week's hotfixes

  • 26/06, 11:00 UTC: Environment overrides were stopped from applying when using the Java client, since they were not applying correctly.
  • 26/06, 11:50 UTC: A disconnect that previously occurred when a player died in a group with another member offline or on another world has been fixed.
  • 26/06, 12:50 UTC: A disconnect that previously occurred when trying to drag an ability to the action bar from the Strength tab of the melee ability book, or the Constitution tab of the defence ability book has been fixed.
  • 26/06, 15:15 UTC: The Orb of the Cywir Elders will now broadcast correctly when a drop is received.
  • 26/06, 16:00 UTC: Quick teleporting will now correctly complete various tasks, and update the last teleported to right-click option on the home teleport button.
  • 28/06, 12:30 UTC: Scopulus will no longer attempt to retaliate against players when trying to walk towards its partner.

Last week's coldfix (27/06, 12:45 UTC)

  • A certain variable limit has been altered to ensure that all players' interface layouts and presets load correctly.
  • Cosmic runes now correctly restock every day.
  • An issue with the familiar action bar not displaying when using Beast of Burden on Legendary pets has been fixed.
  • A common freeze in NXT related to clock adjustment that mostly affects MacOS devices (but may also affect Windows) has been fixed.
  • With the exception of the Dominion Tower, lighting over map squares should now be consistent in the NXT client.

Ninja fixes

  • It is no longer possible to change action bars by clicking the number, or drag items to them while they are locked.
  • The fail rate for crossing the vine agility shortcut at the herblore habitat has been lowered.
  • The filters on the chat interface have been repositioned to better display them and increase usability.
  • Mammoth tusks are now a 100% drop from Acheron mammoths.
  • Eating food using the Mammoth Feast special move no longer drains adrenaline.
  • The anti-poison totem can now be worn in the pocket slot with no defensive stats and reducing poison damage by 50% except in Pyramid Plunder. It is also still possible to equip in the off-hand slot as before.



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