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I leeched his Strength, Magic and Defence, and prayed to Deflect his Magic during the battle -- when he went beserk I switched the Deflection curse to Melee but kept the leeching curses on - it helped a lot ...

 

My inventory consisted of this:

 

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.. and my gear was:

 

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ALSO, I use a war tortoise with a full inventory of rocktails.

 

By the end of the battle, I still had 8 Rocktails left and one-half of the one prayer pot remaining.

 

-.-

Edited by Blyaunte

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I didn't find protection prayers until bersker mode helpful though eagle eye helped alot

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I didn't find protection prayers until bersker mode helpful though eagle eye helped alot

 

Agreed -- but the three Leeching Curses made a huge difference in the amount of damage he could do to me after the first half of the battle ...

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You might wanna add something about the Bandos God Sword

 

One can use the Bandos God Sword to reduce Nomad's defence by the amount hit. Lowering Nomad's defence by 40 or more is very helpful.

In addition to the Bandos God Sword, a player may use Statirus(sp?) War Hammer which lowers defence by 30% and is very accurate.

 

Since it degrades, would Statius's Warhammer be lost on death?

 

Nope, I used statius hammers and they are very handy. +hits 120 damage from specs.

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If this image of Nomad going berserk is helpful at all..

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[IMG=http://i47.tinypic.com/2w4e5o9.jpg]

 

Good guide, Lunar -.-

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I hope you don't mind but I wrote the FQW. It has more information and I linked it.

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[hr]
[center][size=6][b][u]Nomad's Requiem[/u][/b][/size]
[b]Written By:[/b] Lunar and Blyaunte
[b]Special Thanks To:[/b] Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051 [/center]
[hr]

[p][size=3][b][u]Quick Links[/u][/b][/size]
[list]
[*] [anchor=1]Starting the Quest[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=2]The Ruined Temple[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=3]Nomad[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=4]Rewards[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/anchor]
[/list][/p]

[hr]

[b]Required Skills:[/b] 75 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Magic[/url], 70 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Prayer[/url], 66 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/mining.html"]Mining[/url], 65 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/hunter.html"]Hunter[/url] and 60 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/construction.html"]Construction[/url]

[b]Required Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/KingsRansom.html"]Kings Ransom[/url] including completing the [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/knights_training_ground.html"]Knight Waves Training Grounds[/url]

[b]Required Items:[/b] A Pickaxe, Food, Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

[b]Recommended Skills:[/b] High combat levels
[b]Recommended Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.
[b]Recommended Items:[/b] Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted
[hr]

[center][size=5][b][name=1]Starting the Quest[/name][/b][/size][/center]

[name=1]To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.[/name]

[center][img=http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww287/danwildman123/soulwarsportal.png][/center]

Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

[center][img=http://i50.tinypic.com/ra3o1j.png][/center]

[name=2]Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.[/name] 

[center][img=http://i45.tinypic.com/sbixis.png][/center]

There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order. 

[center][img=http://i48.tinypic.com/20a595i.png][/center]

[name=3]After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.[/name] 

[name=4]Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.[/name]

[center][img=http://i49.tinypic.com/25rfolk.png][/center]
[hr]

[center][name=2][size=5][b]The Ruined Temple[/size][/b][/name][/center]

Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

[center][size=4][b]The First Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

[center][img=http://i46.tinypic.com/1179ppg.png][/center]

[name=5]Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.[/name]

[center][size=4][b]The West Room[/b][/size][/center]

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

[center][img=http://i50.tinypic.com/2i9q9vn.png][/center]

This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

[name=6]Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level.[/name] Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

[name=7]Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor.[/name] Take this ladder to the Third Floor. 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. [name=8]On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.[/name]

[name=9]Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South.[/name] Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues. 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is [u]very important[/u] to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

[name=10]All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously.[/name] Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

[center][img=http://i50.tinypic.com/149030j.png][/center]

To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break. 

[center][size=4][b]The East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=12][name=11]To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.[/name][/name]

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

[name=13]With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely.[/name] Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

[name=14]This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.[/name]

[center][img=http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6840/42331731.png][/center]

Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.
[hr]

[center][size=4][b]The Second Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

[name=15]Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.[/name] 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

[center][size=4][b]The Second West Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=16]Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall.[/name] Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. [name=17]Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route).[/name] Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e).

[center][img=http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8187/avatarfy.png][/center]

[name=18]The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.[/name]

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break.

[center][size=4][b]The Second East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=19]Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak.[/name] Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room. 

[name=20]The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.[/name] 

[name=21]Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.[/name]
[hr]

[size=5][center][b][name=3]Nomad[/name][/b][/center][/size]

[name=22]Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date.[/name] Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. 

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as dragonstone bolts (e) and the dragonfire shield. 

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, and any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0".

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself up to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.
[hr]

[center][size=3][b]Strategy[/b][/size][/center]
*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

[name=23]Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away.[/name]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]
Weapons: Godsword > Whip > Rune Crossbow
Shield> Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield > Rune defender > Dragonfire Shield
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) > Runite. Anything but these are not recommended.
Helm: Veracs > Neitiznot > Archers
Platebody: Bandos Chestplate/Armadyl Chestplate > Black d' hide
Platelegs: Bandos Tassets/Armadyl Plateskirt > Black d' hide
Amulet: Fury > Glory
Cape: Firecape > Skillcape > Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon/Ranger > Bandos/Snakeskin > Infinity
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves > Combat bracelet
Ring: Berserker/Archers > Warrior > Seers

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

Inventory:

1 x rune cross bow 
12 x Super restores
Rest saradomin brews

If using rocktails only bring three Restore Potions.

Also if you have overloads, substitute a saradomin brew for one overload.
[hr]

There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death. 

Start out at the bank by using Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar. If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the beginning of the fight. Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. 

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop out of the sky. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opporitune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot. 

Running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints. 

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad. 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will ice barrage you (for no damage) and will begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. 

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. Well done if you have gotten this far, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will go into "Berserker Mode" and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or  Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally give and you'll be successful.

[center][img=http://i48.tinypic.com/vqiejr.png][/center]

[name=24]Return to Zimberfizz.[/name]  He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

[center][img=http://i48.tinypic.com/20j6ce9.png][/center]

Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

[center][img=http://i47.tinypic.com/28tdjt0.png][/center]

He will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

[name=25]Congratulations! Quest complete![/name]

[center][img=http://i47.tinypic.com/msn0w8.gif][/center]
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[center][size=5][b][name=4]Rewards[/name][/b][/center][/size]
[list]
[*] Claim 70 soul wars zeal from Zimberfizz
[*] Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
[*] Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
[*] Three (3) Quest Points
[/list]

[center][size=4]The Soul Wars Cape[/size][/center]

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:
[center][img=http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3552/statshx.png][/center]
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[center][size=5][b][name=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/name][/b][/size][/center]
1. [anchor=1][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.
2. [anchor=2][^][/anchor] Search Nomad's tent.
3. [anchor=3][^][/anchor] Speak to Nomad.
4. [anchor=4][^][/anchor] Return to Zimberfizz.
5. [anchor=5][^][/anchor] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.
6. [anchor=6][^][/anchor] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.
7. [anchor=7][^][/anchor] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.
8. [anchor=8][^][/anchor] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.
9. [anchor=9][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.
10. [anchor=10][^][/anchor] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine
11. [anchor=11][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.
12. [anchor=12][^][/anchor] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.
13. [anchor=13][^][/anchor] Leave the west room and go into the east room.
14. [anchor=14][^][/anchor] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.
15. [anchor=15][^][/anchor] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.
16. [anchor=16][^][/anchor] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.
17. [anchor=17][^][/anchor] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots. 
18. [anchor=18][^][/anchor] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.
19. [anchor=19][^][/anchor] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.
20. [anchor=20][^][/anchor] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.
21. [anchor=21][^][/anchor] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.
22. [anchor=22][^][/anchor] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.
23. [anchor=23][^][/anchor] Defeat Nomad.
24. [anchor=24][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz.
25. [anchor=25][^][/anchor] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

 

 

 

 

1. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.

2. [^] Search Nomad's tent.

3. [^] Speak to Nomad.

4. [^] Return to Zimberfizz.

5. [^] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.

6. [^] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.

7. [^] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.

8. [^] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.

9. [^] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.

10. [^] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine

11. [^] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.

12. [^] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.

13. [^] Leave the west room and go into the east room.

14. [^] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.

15. [^] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.

16. [^] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.

17. [^] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots.

18. [^] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.

19. [^] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.

20. [^] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.

21. [^] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.

22. [^] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.

23. [^] Defeat Nomad.

24. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz.

25. [^] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

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Okay -- I have tweaked some of the descriptions for the main battle with Nomad -- and divided it into gearing up for either meleeing + range, or just ranging, and added a couple of images for the equipping and inventory for the battle with Nomad for ranging only.

 

I think we should have some images for the melee section -- I can add those later tonight after I get home. If someone else wants to show off their gear, please be my guest.

 

 

Nomad's Requiem

Written By: Lunar and Blyaunte

Special Thanks To: Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051

 

 

 

Required Skills: 75 Magic, 70 Prayer, 66 Mining, 65 Hunter and 60 Construction

 

Required Quests: Kings Ransom including completing the Knight Waves Training Grounds

 

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of Soul Wars.

 

Required Items: A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

 

Recommended Skills: High combat levels

 

Recommended Quests: As a First Resort (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and The Temple at Senntisten using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

 

Recommended Items: Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted

 

 

To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.

 

soulwarsportal.png

 

Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

 

ra3o1j.png

 

Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.

 

sbixis.png

 

There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order.

 

20a595i.png

 

After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.

 

Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.

 

25rfolk.png

 

 

Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

 

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

 

The First Arcane Doorway

 

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

 

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Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.

 

The West Room

 

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

 

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

 

Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level. Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

 

Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor. Take this ladder to the Third Floor.

 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.

 

Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South. Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues.

 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is very important to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

 

All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously. Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

 

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

 

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break.

 

The East Room

 

To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.

 

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

 

With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely. Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

 

This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.

 

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Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.

 

The Second Arcane Doorway

 

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

 

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

 

Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.

 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

 

The Second West Room

 

Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall. Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route). Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

 

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

 

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The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.

 

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

 

The Second East Room

 

Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak. Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room.

 

The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.

 

Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.

 

 

Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date. Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

 

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

 

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

 

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

 

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.

 

Strategy

*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

 

Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away. Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

 

1. Melee + Range:

 

Equipment:

 

Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body

Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

1 x rune cross bow

12 x Super restores

Rest saradomin brews

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

 

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

2. All Range:

 

Equipment:

 

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Weapons: Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e)

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

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If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.

 

 

Prep for Battle:

There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death.

 

If you have completed the As a First Resort or the The Temple at Senntisten Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

 

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only.

 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory.

 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

 

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now.

 

The Battle:

 

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

 

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

 

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

 

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opporitune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot.

 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

 

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints.

 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

 

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad.

 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

 

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.

 

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

 

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

 

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Return to Zimberfizz. He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

 

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Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

 

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

 

Congratulations! Quest complete!

 

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  • Three (3) Quest Points
  • Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
  • Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
  • Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
  • Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses

 

The Soul Wars Cape

 

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:

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1. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.

2. [^] Search Nomad's tent.

3. [^] Speak to Nomad.

4. [^] Return to Zimberfizz.

5. [^] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.

6. [^] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.

7. [^] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.

8. [^] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.

9. [^] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.

10. [^] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine

11. [^] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.

12. [^] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.

13. [^] Leave the west room and go into the east room.

14. [^] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.

15. [^] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.

16. [^] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.

17. [^] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots.

18. [^] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.

19. [^] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.

20. [^] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.

21. [^] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.

22. [^] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.

23. [^] Defeat Nomad.

24. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz.

25. [^] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

 

 

[center][size=6][b][u]Nomad's Requiem[/u][/b][/size]
[b]Written By:[/b] Lunar and Blyaunte
[b]Special Thanks To:[/b] Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051 [/center]
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[p][size=3][b][u]Quick Links[/u][/b][/size]
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[*] [anchor=1]Starting the Quest[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=2]The Ruined Temple[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=3]Nomad[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=4]Rewards[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/anchor]
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[b]Required Skills:[/b] 75 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Magic[/url], 70 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Prayer[/url], 66 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/mining.html"]Mining[/url], 65 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/hunter.html"]Hunter[/url] and 60 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/construction.html"]Construction[/url]

[b]Required Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/KingsRansom.html"]Kings Ransom[/url] including completing the [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/knights_training_ground.html"]Knight Waves Training Grounds[/url]

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of [url=http://runescape.salmoneus.net/soul_wars.html]Soul Wars[/url].

[b]Required Items:[/b] A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

[b]Recommended Skills:[/b] High combat levels

[b]Recommended Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

[b]Recommended Items:[/b] Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted
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[center][size=5][b][name=1]Starting the Quest[/name][/b][/size][/center]

[name=1]To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.[/name]

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Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

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[name=2]Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.[/name] 

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There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order. 

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[name=3]After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.[/name] 

[name=4]Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.[/name]

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[center][name=2][size=5][b]The Ruined Temple[/size][/b][/name][/center]

Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

[center][size=4][b]The First Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

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[name=5]Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.[/name]

[center][size=4][b]The West Room[/b][/size][/center]

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

[name=6]Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level.[/name] Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

[name=7]Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor.[/name] Take this ladder to the Third Floor. 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. [name=8]On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.[/name]

[name=9]Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South.[/name] Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues. 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is [u]very important[/u] to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

[name=10]All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously.[/name] Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break. 

[center][size=4][b]The East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=12][name=11]To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.[/name][/name]

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

[name=13]With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely.[/name] Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

[name=14]This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.[/name]

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Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.
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[center][size=4][b]The Second Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

[name=15]Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.[/name] 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

[center][size=4][b]The Second West Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=16]Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall.[/name] Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. [name=17]Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route).[/name] Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

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[name=18]The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.[/name]

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

[center][size=4][b]The Second East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=19]Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak.[/name] Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room. 

[name=20]The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.[/name] 

[name=21]Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.[/name]
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[size=5][center][b][name=3]Nomad[/name][/b][/center][/size]

[name=22]Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date.[/name] Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.
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[center][size=3][b]Strategy[/b][/size][/center]
*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

[name=23]Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away.[/name] Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

[size=3][b]1. Melee + Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body
Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring  – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

1 x rune cross bow 
12 x Super restores
Rest saradomin brews

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

[size=3][b]2. All Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

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Weapons: Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield 
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e) 
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

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If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.
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[size=3][b]Prep for Battle:[/b][/size]
There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death. 

If you have completed the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] or the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only. 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory. 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now. 

[size=3][b]The Battle:[/b][/size]

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opporitune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot. 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints. 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad. 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.  

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

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[name=24]Return to Zimberfizz.[/name]  He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

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Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

[name=25]Congratulations! Quest complete![/name]

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[center][size=5][b][name=4]Rewards[/name][/b][/center][/size]
[list]
[*] Three (3) Quest Points
[*] Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
[*] Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
[*] Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
[*] Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses
[/list]

[center][size=4]The Soul Wars Cape[/size][/center]

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:
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[center][size=5][b][name=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/name][/b][/size][/center]
1. [anchor=1][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.
2. [anchor=2][^][/anchor] Search Nomad's tent.
3. [anchor=3][^][/anchor] Speak to Nomad.
4. [anchor=4][^][/anchor] Return to Zimberfizz.
5. [anchor=5][^][/anchor] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.
6. [anchor=6][^][/anchor] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.
7. [anchor=7][^][/anchor] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.
8. [anchor=8][^][/anchor] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.
9. [anchor=9][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.
10. [anchor=10][^][/anchor] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine
11. [anchor=11][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.
12. [anchor=12][^][/anchor] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.
13. [anchor=13][^][/anchor] Leave the west room and go into the east room.
14. [anchor=14][^][/anchor] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.
15. [anchor=15][^][/anchor] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.
16. [anchor=16][^][/anchor] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.
17. [anchor=17][^][/anchor] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots. 
18. [anchor=18][^][/anchor] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.
19. [anchor=19][^][/anchor] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.
20. [anchor=20][^][/anchor] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.
21. [anchor=21][^][/anchor] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.
22. [anchor=22][^][/anchor] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.
23. [anchor=23][^][/anchor] Defeat Nomad.
24. [anchor=24][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz.
25. [anchor=25][^][/anchor] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

 

 

 

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bly dragonfire shield for ranging is better than ss/bss b/c of the +10 mage def and wouldn't accumulator be better than cape b/c you need bolts and running to pick them up is not fun >.>

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bly dragonfire shield for ranging is better than ss/bss b/c of the +10 mage def and wouldn't accumulator be better than cape b/c you need bolts and running to pick them up is not fun >.>

 

The Accumulator is a better range item, however, you lose the Accumulator if you die, and you have to get it back. There are very few people, except maybe those with 99 Prayer, 99 Range and 99 Summoning, who would use the Accumulator the first round, and survive long enough to keep it.

 

I am merely trying to help people avoid the annoyance of having to fetch it back. -.-

 

As for the DFS vs. the Spirit Shield debate, trial and error has proven that the Spirit Shield is more effective, for some reason, against Nomad's magic. Other than that, you want the defender if your're meleeing, because it will increase your attack rate with the whip. More, better, faster hitting is more important against any enemy that is going to arbitrarily hit you for 75 and 98 points every other minute.

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Edited the images a bit (recropped them and deleted the name from one of the chatboxes (I don't think anyone would want massive amount of questions from the readers asking for help...)):

 

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Okay, I've incorporated Roy's improved pictures and fixed a typo:

 

 

Nomad's Requiem

Written By: Lunar and Blyaunte

Special Thanks To: Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051

 

 

 

Required Skills: 75 Magic, 70 Prayer, 66 Mining, 65 Hunter and 60 Construction

 

Required Quests: Kings Ransom including completing the Knight Waves Training Grounds

 

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of Soul Wars.

 

Required Items: A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

 

Recommended Skills: High combat levels

 

Recommended Quests: As a First Resort (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and The Temple at Senntisten using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

 

Recommended Items: Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted

 

 

To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.

 

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Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

 

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Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.

 

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There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order.

 

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After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.

 

Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.

 

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Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

 

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

 

The First Arcane Doorway

 

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

 

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Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.

 

The West Room

 

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

 

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

 

Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level. Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

 

Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor. Take this ladder to the Third Floor.

 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.

 

Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South. Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues.

 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is very important to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

 

All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously. Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

 

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

 

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break.

 

The East Room

 

To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.

 

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

 

With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely. Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

 

This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.

 

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Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.

 

The Second Arcane Doorway

 

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

 

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

 

Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.

 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

 

The Second West Room

 

Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall. Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route). Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

 

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

 

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The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.

 

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

 

The Second East Room

 

Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak. Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room.

 

The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.

 

Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.

 

 

Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date. Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

 

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

 

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

 

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

 

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.

 

Strategy

*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

 

Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away. Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

 

1. Melee + Range:

 

Equipment:

 

Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body

Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

1 x rune cross bow

12 x Super restores

Rest saradomin brews

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

 

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

2. All Range:

 

Equipment:

 

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Weapons: Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e)

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

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If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.

 

Prep for Battle:

There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death.

 

If you have completed the As a First Resort or the The Temple at Senntisten Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

 

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only.

 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory.

 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

 

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now.

 

The Battle:

 

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

 

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

 

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

 

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opportune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot.

 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

 

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints.

 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

 

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad.

 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

 

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.

 

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

 

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

 

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Return to Zimberfizz. He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

 

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Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

 

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

 

Congratulations! Quest complete!

 

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  • Three (3) Quest Points
  • Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
  • Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
  • Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
  • Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses

 

The Soul Wars Cape

 

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:

 

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1. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.

2. [^] Search Nomad's tent.

3. [^] Speak to Nomad.

4. [^] Return to Zimberfizz.

5. [^] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.

6. [^] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.

7. [^] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.

8. [^] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.

9. [^] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.

10. [^] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine

11. [^] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.

12. [^] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.

13. [^] Leave the west room and go into the east room.

14. [^] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.

15. [^] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.

16. [^] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.

17. [^] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots.

18. [^] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.

19. [^] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.

20. [^] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.

21. [^] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.

22. [^] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.

23. [^] Defeat Nomad.

24. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz.

25. [^] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

 

 

 

 

[center][size=6][b][u]Nomad's Requiem[/u][/b][/size]
[b]Written By:[/b] Lunar and Blyaunte
[b]Special Thanks To:[/b] Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051 [/center]
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[p][size=3][b][u]Quick Links[/u][/b][/size]
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[*] [anchor=1]Starting the Quest[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=2]The Ruined Temple[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=3]Nomad[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=4]Rewards[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/anchor]
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[b]Required Skills:[/b] 75 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Magic[/url], 70 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Prayer[/url], 66 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/mining.html"]Mining[/url], 65 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/hunter.html"]Hunter[/url] and 60 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/construction.html"]Construction[/url]

[b]Required Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/KingsRansom.html"]Kings Ransom[/url] including completing the [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/knights_training_ground.html"]Knight Waves Training Grounds[/url]

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of [url=http://runescape.salmoneus.net/soul_wars.html]Soul Wars[/url].

[b]Required Items:[/b] A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

[b]Recommended Skills:[/b] High combat levels

[b]Recommended Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

[b]Recommended Items:[/b] Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted
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[center][size=5][b][name=1]Starting the Quest[/name][/b][/size][/center]

[name=1]To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.[/name]

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Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

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[name=2]Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.[/name] 

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There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order. 

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[name=3]After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.[/name] 

[name=4]Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.[/name]

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[center][name=2][size=5][b]The Ruined Temple[/size][/b][/name][/center]

Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

[center][size=4][b]The First Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

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[name=5]Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.[/name]

[center][size=4][b]The West Room[/b][/size][/center]

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

[name=6]Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level.[/name] Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

[name=7]Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor.[/name] Take this ladder to the Third Floor. 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. [name=8]On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.[/name]

[name=9]Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South.[/name] Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues. 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is [u]very important[/u] to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

[name=10]All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously.[/name] Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break. 

[center][size=4][b]The East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=12][name=11]To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.[/name][/name]

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

[name=13]With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely.[/name] Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

[name=14]This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.[/name]

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Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.
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[center][size=4][b]The Second Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

[name=15]Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.[/name] 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

[center][size=4][b]The Second West Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=16]Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall.[/name] Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. [name=17]Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route).[/name] Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

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[name=18]The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.[/name]

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

[center][size=4][b]The Second East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=19]Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak.[/name] Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room. 

[name=20]The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.[/name] 

[name=21]Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.[/name]
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[size=5][center][b][name=3]Nomad[/name][/b][/center][/size]

[name=22]Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date.[/name] Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.
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[center][size=3][b]Strategy[/b][/size][/center]
*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

[name=23]Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away.[/name] Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

[size=3][b]1. Melee + Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body
Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring  – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

1 x rune cross bow 
12 x Super restores
Rest saradomin brews

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

[size=3][b]2. All Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

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Weapons: Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield 
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e) 
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

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If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.
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[size=3][b]Prep for Battle:[/b][/size]
There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death. 

If you have completed the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] or the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only. 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory. 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now. 

[size=3][b]The Battle:[/b][/size]

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opportune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot. 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints. 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad. 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.  

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

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[name=24]Return to Zimberfizz.[/name]  He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

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Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

[name=25]Congratulations! Quest complete![/name]

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[center][size=5][b][name=4]Rewards[/name][/b][/center][/size]
[list]
[*] Three (3) Quest Points
[*] Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
[*] Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
[*] Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
[*] Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses
[/list]

[center][size=4]The Soul Wars Cape[/size][/center]

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:

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[center][size=5][b][name=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/name][/b][/size][/center]
1. [anchor=1][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.
2. [anchor=2][^][/anchor] Search Nomad's tent.
3. [anchor=3][^][/anchor] Speak to Nomad.
4. [anchor=4][^][/anchor] Return to Zimberfizz.
5. [anchor=5][^][/anchor] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.
6. [anchor=6][^][/anchor] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.
7. [anchor=7][^][/anchor] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.
8. [anchor=8][^][/anchor] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.
9. [anchor=9][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.
10. [anchor=10][^][/anchor] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine
11. [anchor=11][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.
12. [anchor=12][^][/anchor] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.
13. [anchor=13][^][/anchor] Leave the west room and go into the east room.
14. [anchor=14][^][/anchor] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.
15. [anchor=15][^][/anchor] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.
16. [anchor=16][^][/anchor] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.
17. [anchor=17][^][/anchor] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots. 
18. [anchor=18][^][/anchor] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.
19. [anchor=19][^][/anchor] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.
20. [anchor=20][^][/anchor] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.
21. [anchor=21][^][/anchor] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.
22. [anchor=22][^][/anchor] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.
23. [anchor=23][^][/anchor] Defeat Nomad.
24. [anchor=24][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz.
25. [anchor=25][^][/anchor] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

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bly dragonfire shield for ranging is better than ss/bss b/c of the +10 mage def and wouldn't accumulator be better than cape b/c you need bolts and running to pick them up is not fun >.>

 

The Accumulator is a better range item, however, you lose the Accumulator if you die, and you have to get it back. There are very few people, except maybe those with 99 Prayer, 99 Range and 99 Summoning, who would use the Accumulator the first round, and survive long enough to keep it.

 

I am merely trying to help people avoid the annoyance of having to fetch it back. -.-

 

As for the DFS vs. the Spirit Shield debate, trial and error has proven that the Spirit Shield is more effective, for some reason, against Nomad's magic. Other than that, you want the defender if your're meleeing, because it will increase your attack rate with the whip. More, better, faster hitting is more important against any enemy that is going to arbitrarily hit you for 75 and 98 points every other minute.

the only spirit shields that would do better against nomad would be arc/div/ely/specteral bss/ss

as for you saying you need 99 prayer/summoning to kill him first try is complete nonsense i only had to do it 2 times b/c i had an unlucky spec combo on ruby bolts while he hit me for his hp thingy. btw i was only 71 prayer 99 range 88 sum. i think you need to stop exaggerating things and look at them from a much more realistic point, sorry if i'm sounding harsh :)

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bly dragonfire shield for ranging is better than ss/bss b/c of the +10 mage def and wouldn't accumulator be better than cape b/c you need bolts and running to pick them up is not fun >.>

 

The Accumulator is a better range item, however, you lose the Accumulator if you die, and you have to get it back. There are very few people, except maybe those with 99 Prayer, 99 Range and 99 Summoning, who would use the Accumulator the first round, and survive long enough to keep it.

 

I am merely trying to help people avoid the annoyance of having to fetch it back. -.-

 

As for the DFS vs. the Spirit Shield debate, trial and error has proven that the Spirit Shield is more effective, for some reason, against Nomad's magic. Other than that, you want the defender if your're meleeing, because it will increase your attack rate with the whip. More, better, faster hitting is more important against any enemy that is going to arbitrarily hit you for 75 and 98 points every other minute.

the only spirit shields that would do better against nomad would be arc/div/ely/specteral bss/ss

as for you saying you need 99 prayer/summoning to kill him first try is complete nonsense i only had to do it 2 times b/c i had an unlucky spec combo on ruby bolts while he hit me for his hp thingy. btw i was only 71 prayer 99 range 88 sum. i think you need to stop exaggerating things and look at them from a much more realistic point, sorry if i'm sounding harsh :)

 

Point is, you still died. Carrying an accumulator would have meant you'd need to go and retrieve it. As I said, someone with 99/99/99 prolly won't die -- they can make that choice for themselves.

 

Secondly, all the capes listed will afford you a better defence and strength and prayer bonus.

 

Thirdly, if you're spending that much money on pots, what does the cost of a few bolts matter?

 

Fourthly, the Spirit shield offers better protection against Nomad. Period. THAT discussion has been long since completed.

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bly dragonfire shield for ranging is better than ss/bss b/c of the +10 mage def and wouldn't accumulator be better than cape b/c you need bolts and running to pick them up is not fun >.>

 

The Accumulator is a better range item, however, you lose the Accumulator if you die, and you have to get it back. There are very few people, except maybe those with 99 Prayer, 99 Range and 99 Summoning, who would use the Accumulator the first round, and survive long enough to keep it.

 

I am merely trying to help people avoid the annoyance of having to fetch it back. -.-

 

As for the DFS vs. the Spirit Shield debate, trial and error has proven that the Spirit Shield is more effective, for some reason, against Nomad's magic. Other than that, you want the defender if your're meleeing, because it will increase your attack rate with the whip. More, better, faster hitting is more important against any enemy that is going to arbitrarily hit you for 75 and 98 points every other minute.

the only spirit shields that would do better against nomad would be arc/div/ely/specteral bss/ss

as for you saying you need 99 prayer/summoning to kill him first try is complete nonsense i only had to do it 2 times b/c i had an unlucky spec combo on ruby bolts while he hit me for his hp thingy. btw i was only 71 prayer 99 range 88 sum. i think you need to stop exaggerating things and look at them from a much more realistic point, sorry if i'm sounding harsh :)

 

Point is, you still died. Carrying an accumulator would have meant you'd need to go and retrieve it. As I said, someone with 99/99/99 prolly won't die -- they can make that choice for themselves.

 

Secondly, all the capes listed will afford you a better defence and strength and prayer bonus.

 

Thirdly, if you're spending that much money on pots, what does the cost of a few bolts matter?

 

Fourthly, the Spirit shield offers better protection against Nomad. Period. THAT discussion has been long since completed.

1. the death was such a freak instance i don't really count it, also i always keep a few accumulator's just incase :)

 

2. only reason you're wearing accumulator is cause your raning str doesn't matter, who cares about +12 def?, and using accumulator allows you to use less bolts and avoid the chance of needing to run in to get them.

 

3. i spent like 200k on the quest, most of that was in bolts

 

4. regular spirit shield and even the blessed variant don't come close to matching to defense bonuses of dragonfire shield. and just for your convenience here are the stats of said shields.

 

stab|slash|crush|magic|range|summoning prayer|str|magic boost

Spirit shield:39 41 50 1 45 40 1 0 0

Blessed ss: 53 55 73 2 52 65 3 0 0

dragonfire: 70 75 72 10 72 67 0 7 0

 

now do tell what do you mean when you say ss/bss is better than dragonfire shield

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Thanks a Lot Blyaunte, Guide should be done now -.-

 

Dfs has -5 ranging bonus, as he pretty much hits you 85% of the time anyway offensive stats are really only the ones that matter.

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Thanks a Lot Blyaunte, Guide should be done now :wizard:

 

Dfs has -5 ranging bonus, as he pretty much hits you 85% of the time anyway offensive stats are really only the ones that matter.

 

 

You're welcome, Lunar. We're pretty much good to go.

 

I've included images, now, for the inventory and the gear for the Melee + Range option -- I think it helps a bit.

 

 

[center][size=6][b][u]Nomad's Requiem[/u][/b][/size]
[b]Written By:[/b] Lunar and Blyaunte
[b]Special Thanks To:[/b] Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051 [/center]
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[p][size=3][b][u]Quick Links[/u][/b][/size]
[list]
[*] [anchor=1]Starting the Quest[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=2]The Ruined Temple[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=3]Nomad[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=4]Rewards[/anchor]
[*] [anchor=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/anchor]
[/list][/p]

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[b]Required Skills:[/b] 75 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Magic[/url], 70 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/magic.html"]Prayer[/url], 66 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/mining.html"]Mining[/url], 65 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/hunter.html"]Hunter[/url] and 60 [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/construction.html"]Construction[/url]

[b]Required Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/KingsRansom.html"]Kings Ransom[/url] including completing the [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/knights_training_ground.html"]Knight Waves Training Grounds[/url]

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of [url=http://runescape.salmoneus.net/soul_wars.html]Soul Wars[/url].

[b]Required Items:[/b] A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

[b]Recommended Skills:[/b] High combat levels

[b]Recommended Quests:[/b] [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

[b]Recommended Items:[/b] Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted
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[center][size=5][b][name=1]Starting the Quest[/name][/b][/size][/center]

[name=1]To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.[/name]

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Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

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[name=2]Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.[/name] 

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There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order. 

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[name=3]After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.[/name] 

[name=4]Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.[/name]

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[center][name=2][size=5][b]The Ruined Temple[/size][/b][/name][/center]

Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

[center][size=4][b]The First Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

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[name=5]Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.[/name]

[center][size=4][b]The West Room[/b][/size][/center]

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

[name=6]Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level.[/name] Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

[name=7]Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor.[/name] Take this ladder to the Third Floor. 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. [name=8]On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.[/name]

[name=9]Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South.[/name] Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues. 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is [u]very important[/u] to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

[name=10]All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously.[/name] Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break. 

[center][size=4][b]The East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=12][name=11]To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.[/name][/name]

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

[name=13]With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely.[/name] Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

[name=14]This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.[/name]

[center][img=http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6840/42331731.png][/center]

Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.
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[center][size=4][b]The Second Arcane Doorway[/b][/size][/center]

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

[name=15]Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.[/name] 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

[center][size=4][b]The Second West Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=16]Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall.[/name] Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. [name=17]Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route).[/name] Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

[center][img=http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8187/avatarfy.png][/center]

[name=18]The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.[/name]

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

[center][size=4][b]The Second East Room[/b][/size][/center]

[name=19]Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak.[/name] Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room. 

[name=20]The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.[/name] 

[name=21]Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.[/name]
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[size=5][center][b][name=3]Nomad[/name][/b][/center][/size]

[name=22]Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date.[/name] Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.
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[center][size=3][b]Strategy[/b][/size][/center]
*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

[name=23]Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away.[/name] Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

[size=3][b]1. Melee + Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

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Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body
Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring  – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

[center][img=http://i45.tinypic.com/anp09.png][/center]

1 x rune cross bow 
12 x Super restores
Rest saradomin brews

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

[size=3][b]2. All Range:[/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Equipment:[/b][/size]

[center][img=http://i48.tinypic.com/16atz4y.jpg][/center]

Weapons: Rune Crossbow
Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield 
Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e) 
Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot
Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide
Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory
Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*
Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots
Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet
Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

[size=3][b]Inventory:[/b][/size]

[center][IMG=http://i49.tinypic.com/10p6e5y.gif][/center]

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.
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[size=3][b]Prep for Battle:[/b][/size]
There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death. 

If you have completed the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/AsAFirstResort.html"]As a First Resort[/url] or the  [url="http://runescape.salmoneus.net/quests/TheTempleAtSenntisten.html"]The Temple at Senntisten[/url] Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only. 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory. 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now. 

[size=3][b]The Battle:[/b][/size]

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opportune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot. 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints. 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad. 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.  

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

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[name=24]Return to Zimberfizz.[/name]  He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

[center][img=http://i48.tinypic.com/20j6ce9.png][/center]

Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

[name=25]Congratulations! Quest complete![/name]

[center][img=http://i47.tinypic.com/msn0w8.gif][/center]
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[center][size=5][b][name=4]Rewards[/name][/b][/center][/size]
[list]
[*] Three (3) Quest Points
[*] Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
[*] Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
[*] Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
[*] Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses
[/list]

[center][size=4]The Soul Wars Cape[/size][/center]

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:

[center][IMG=http://i49.tinypic.com/1znlouw.png][/center]
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[center][size=5][b][name=5]Fast Quest Walkthrough[/name][/b][/size][/center]
1. [anchor=1][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.
2. [anchor=2][^][/anchor] Search Nomad's tent.
3. [anchor=3][^][/anchor] Speak to Nomad.
4. [anchor=4][^][/anchor] Return to Zimberfizz.
5. [anchor=5][^][/anchor] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.
6. [anchor=6][^][/anchor] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.
7. [anchor=7][^][/anchor] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.
8. [anchor=8][^][/anchor] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.
9. [anchor=9][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.
10. [anchor=10][^][/anchor] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine
11. [anchor=11][^][/anchor] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.
12. [anchor=12][^][/anchor] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.
13. [anchor=13][^][/anchor] Leave the west room and go into the east room.
14. [anchor=14][^][/anchor] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.
15. [anchor=15][^][/anchor] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.
16. [anchor=16][^][/anchor] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.
17. [anchor=17][^][/anchor] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots. 
18. [anchor=18][^][/anchor] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.
19. [anchor=19][^][/anchor] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.
20. [anchor=20][^][/anchor] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.
21. [anchor=21][^][/anchor] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.
22. [anchor=22][^][/anchor] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.
23. [anchor=23][^][/anchor] Defeat Nomad.
24. [anchor=24][^][/anchor] Speak to Zimberfizz.
25. [anchor=25][^][/anchor] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

 

 

 

 

Nomad's Requiem

Written By: Lunar and Blyaunte

Special Thanks To: Zazzy, Entei, iWild, N3wb, Roy, candi, Aarmy of One, Ph201, Adihman, Eman1051

 

 

 

Required Skills: 75 Magic, 70 Prayer, 66 Mining, 65 Hunter and 60 Construction

 

Required Quests: Kings Ransom including completing the Knight Waves Training Grounds

 

Must have completed the Soul Wars Tutorial, and have played one game of Soul Wars.

 

Required Items: A Pickaxe, Food (Rocktails, Sharks or Cavefish), Armor, Weapons, Prayer or Super Restore Potions, Runes for a Fire Wave.

 

Recommended Skills: High combat levels

 

Recommended Quests: As a First Resort (using Pools to Boost Prayer and Hitpoints) and The Temple at Senntisten using the Altar of Zaros to Boost Prayer Levels and use the Ancient Curses.

 

Recommended Items: Boost potions, Summoned Familiars, Ranged gear, Ruby bolts enchanted

 

 

To start this quest, the player must talk to Nomad’s Assistant, Zimberfizz the Imp, located at the Soul Wars Mini-Game, which is accessible via the portal in the South-west end of Edgeville.

 

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Zimberfizz will ask the player to check up on Nomad.

 

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Zimberfizz says that Nomad has been acting very Evil. Agree to help Zimberfizz, and he will suggest checking out Nomad's tent. Searching the tent will uncover a trapdoor.

 

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There will be a cutscene featuring Nomad doing battle with three enemies: an Elite Dark Warrior, an Elite Dark Mage, and an Elite Dark Ranger. Nomad dispatches the three of them in very short order.

 

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After witnessing the battle, select “Talk to Nomad”. There is no particular sequence to the discussion. Eventually, after informing Nomad that Zimberfizz has sent you to find out where Nomad went, Nomad will tell the player to leave and never return, and then he will teleport away.

 

Return to Zimberfizz, who will suggest that you go do some further investigating.

 

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Equip a pickaxe, several Prayer Restore Potions or Super Restore Potions and some food. It may also be advisable to bring along an instant teleport. Armour and Weapons are useful but not necessary at this point in time. There is a lot of running and heavy lifting involved here, and players with a lower agility level may tire quickly. Equipping themselves with potions or equipment to quickly restore energy is helpful here.

 

Prior to reaching Nomad for the final battle, it is wise to turn “Auto-Retaliate” to the off position, as this will save a lot of time trying to manipulate the various puzzle pieces during the quest.

 

The First Arcane Doorway

 

In order to find out what Nomad is up to, one must enter the Ruined Temple and pass through the Arcane Doorway to the North of the Main Room. However, the Arcane Doorway is inaccessible, as there is energy blocking access through it, which energy is being supplied by two cables.

 

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Following the cables from the Arcane Doorway along the floor to the South wall, the two cables separate into two separate entries along the South Wall – one towards the East and the other towards the West.

 

The West Room

 

Entering the west room will reveal a great machine which is providing energy through the cable to the Arcane Doorway.

 

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This machine is protected by four (4) very aggressive Spectral Attendants (level 155). The Spectral Attendants fight using melee only. On the second and third floor of this section, there are more level 155 Spectral Attendants. Praying Protection against melee is very helpful here. Killing all of the Spectral Attendants is possible, as they do not respawn unless you log out. However, this can be rather time consuming. Using a Protection from Melee Prayer, or Deflect Melee Curse will reduce the damage they hit to zero and allow the player to complete the task in a more timely fashion.

 

Climbing the ladder in the Southeastern corner of the West room, will lead to the second level. Along the East Wall of the Second level is a pile of Rubble. Mine it to clear a way for water to flow later on.

 

Heading to the North of this second level will lead to another ladder that leads to the third floor. Take this ladder to the Third Floor.

 

On the third floor, there are pillars located over water troughs. Each of the pillars have markings on the top which denote how the water will flow under them. On the Third Floor, move the South pillar Northwards until water flows down the waterfall.

 

Return to the second floor and pull the two levers (one North and one South) until the water flows due South. Return to the First Floor, and you should have water flowing under a 3 x 3 combination of troughs and statues.

 

The four level 155 Spectral Attendants in this room will constantly attack while a solution to this puzzle is being worked on. The can be killed and they will not respawn, however this is time-consuming. The four Spectral Attendants can also lured into the space between the machine itself and the doorway to the West Room, however, this is likewise tricky. It is likely more expedient to simply pray Protect from Melee while moving the puzzle pieces around. That said, it is very important to remember that while a statue is being moved, prayer pots cannot be consumed, so make sure that the prayer level is sufficiently high prior moving any given puzzle piece, or it may prove fatal.

 

All of the puzzle’s pieces will work together in order that all three streams of water will flow under the main machine simultaneously. Again, each of the statues has a shape on the top of it that indicates which direction it will divert the water flow. There are numerous solutions to this puzzle. One of which solutions is provided below:

 

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To reset the puzzle, simply log out and back in. This will relocate the player back outside Nomad’s tent, which is a convenient way to return to Zimberfizz or the Soul Wars bank box to restock supplies. However, logging out and back in will also respawn any Spectral Attendants that have been killed.

 

After successful completion, the room will shake and the machine will break.

 

The East Room

 

To destroy the power source for the cable running from the East Room, the levers on the second from the West Room puzzle need to be manipulated in order to redirect the water flow.

 

Return to the second floor and manipulate the North and South levers to divert the waterflow to the pass through the rubble you cleared on the East side of the second floor room. This should mean that only the South lever needs to be pulled once, to divert the waterflow to under the rubble, however it may take a little more manipulation.

 

With the water flowing under the rubble to the East on the Second Floor, return to the First Floor and leave the West Room entirely. Enter the East Room and there should now be a waterfall flowing along the West wall. If there is no waterfall flowing, make sure that the Rubble has been cleared, and the water is flowing properly on the Second Floor of the West Room.

 

This power supply is being attended by Spectral Tenders which are not aggressive. These Tenders are bringing elemental fuel out of the fuel hopper from the container in the North-East corner. Placing pieces of elemental fuel on the floor, will lure the Elemental Creatures from the Power station. Take several pieces of elemental fuel, and place them on the ground in regular intervals and lead the Elemental Creatures towards the waterfall on the Western wall.

 

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Place the final piece directly in the waterfall. This will cause the creature to “short out” and die. Repeat this process for the other two Elemental Creatures. There are three such Creatures to be destroyed before the machine is disabled.

 

The Second Arcane Doorway

 

Now would be a good time to return to the Soul Wars area and bank. Restock any used Prayer Potions or Super Restore Potions, and equip a Range weapon and appropriate armour. It is suggested to take Ruby Bolts (e), as the next monster to tackle has a great deal of hitpoints, and the Ruby Bolts will reduce the amount of time involved in dispatching it. Also equip sufficient runes to cast a Fire Wave spell.

 

It is also more expedient at this time to ensure that the player’s “Prayers” have been turned “on” and Ancient Curses have been turned off, as “Prayers” will be needed to complete the next steps.

 

Search Nomad’s tent and return to the Main Room of the Ruined Temple. To the North, the Arcane Doorway is now open. Pass through this Doorway. This area is populated with several aggressive level 155 Spectral Worshipers. Praying to Protect from Melee will nullify any damage in this area.

 

Due north of the entrance from the first Arcane Doorway is a second Arcane Doorway with two more cables running from same in separate directions running East and West.

 

The Second West Room

 

Head West and follow the cable to the room along the West wall. Enter the room and you will discover another Power Station surrounded with vines. Any attempt to destroy the vines will be unsuccessful. Take notice of the vine roots running along the ground. Follow these vines and destroy the four (4) individual roots along the way (two [2] per route). Beware of the level 155 Spectral Cultivators in this area. As before, Praying Protect against Melee will nullify their effect.

 

Killing the four vines will unleash a level 525 Decaying Avatar, which will be waiting for the player upon return to the Power Station. The Decaying Avatar attacks using melee and Protection from Melee will keep it from making any damage. This monster can be ranged from a safespot with Ruby Bolts (e). Ruby bolts can hit up to 200 points of damage on the Avatar.

 

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The Decaying Avatar has 1000 hp, like the Soul Wars Avatars, but this one will heal itself to full health three times – once at ¾ damage, once at ½ damage and once at ¼ damage – by eating roots that appear at those times. If using Protect from Melee, the player can rush to destroy the roots prior to the Decaying Avatar eating them. The roots appear in the following order: at ¾ damage the root will appear in the Northeast corner; at ½ damage, the root will appear in the Southeast corner, and at ¼ damage, the root will appear in the Northeast corner of the room. Destroying these roots will save time and make the Avatar easier to kill. However, by merely safespotting and biding one’s time, the Avatar can be killed without having to destroyed any roots.

 

After the Decaying Avatar dies, the machine will break down.

 

The Second East Room

 

Leave the West Room and head East. Upon trying to enter the doorway, a the Knight by the door will speak. Talk to the dying knight and then examine his body after he dies. His body contains an important clue about piety, which is a hint to indicate that the Piety Prayer will help you in this next room.

 

The room is toxic – as it is corrupted -- without using Piety the player will receive one point of damage as well as prayer and other stats every half second. Scattered around the room are six stone slabs. The room is also filled with numerous Corruption Beasts, so it is best to move quickly and find all slabs as soon as possible. Killing a Corruption Beast will restore your Prayer to full, but it is more effective to simply use Prayer Potions to keep your Piety going. Gather these stone slabs and look for an already started bridge heading across the polluted river – the path to this bridge which is located roughly half way along the east side of the room. Select place and hop across, repeat.

 

Cast Fire Wave on one of the explosive barrels and this will destroy the machine. Head back out into the ‘Temple’ area and go through the new unlocked gate.

 

 

Nomad is combat level 699, making him the highest combat level "Quest Boss" ever, to date. Because he heals when he is at one-fifth hitpoints, he has, in effect, 1500 hitpoints. His maximum hit is your maximum hitpoints, minus one (98 if you have 99 hitpoints). Plus he hits for 75 damage in one hit, and in the 20's and 30's with his magic and melee attacks. He will also hit through any Protection and Deflection Prayers.

 

There is no safe-spot when fighting him. You cannot teleport out during the battle. If you attempt to hide from Nomad, he will yell “Face me!”. Failure to do so will cause him to call you a “Coward”, and he will teleport himself back to the middle of room, and heal himself completely.

 

Ruby bolts (e) will only hit a maximum of 75 damage on Nomad. He is invulnerable to all dragonfire effects such as Dragonstone Bolts (e) and the Dragonfire Shield. He is also invulnerable to the fire effects of Chinchompas.

 

That said, the battle with Nomad is a "safe" battle -- as the dying player will respawn in the Soul Wars area, their grave marker will respawn in the cemetery nearby, and all their equipment which would normally be kept on death, will remain under the grave marker. Only those items normally lost on death will not be returned, any barrows equipment will be reduced to "0", and any summoned familiar will be lost along with any items it is carrying.

 

When he is reduced to 1/5 of his total hitpoints, Nomad will heal himself back to one half of his hitpoints. At one-quarter hitpoints, Nomad will go berserk and close upon the player and commence a rapid succession of melee attacks. These attacks are better thwarted with a Protection/Deflection of Melee prayer, but some will still hit.

 

Strategy

*Note: You will respawn at Soul Wars with your grave in the graveyard, so use the best gear possible.*

 

Your strategy is to hold on as long as possible and just slowly whittle Nomad’s hitpoints away. Nomad is very powerful, and is virtually immune to most magic attacks. As such, there are two possible strategies to complete this:

 

1. Melee + Range:

 

Equipment:

 

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Weapons: Godsword or Whip + Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield or Rune defender or Dragonfire Shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) + Diamond bolts (e) – any other type of bolt are not recommended.

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Torso): Bandos Chestplate or Black Dragonhide Body

Armour (Legs): Bandos Tassets or Black Dragonhide chaps

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape or Skillcape or Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots -- Bandos or Snakeskin boots or Infinity Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Berserker or Archers Ring – Warriors or Seers Ring – Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

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1 x rune cross bow

12 x Super restores

Rest saradomin brews

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew for one Overload.

 

If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

2. All Range:

 

Equipment:

 

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Weapons: Rune Crossbow

Shield: Divine/Elysian/Spectral/Arcane spirit shield

Ammo: Ruby bolts (e) or Diamond bolts (e)

Helm: Veracs or Neitiznot

Armour (Body): Armadyl Chestplate, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Armour (legs): Armadyl Plateskirt, Black Dragonhide or Blessed Dragonhide

Amulet: Amulet of Fury or Amulet of Glory

Cape: Firecape, Skillcape, Obsidian Cape or Ava's accumulator*

Boots: Dragon Boots or Ranger Boots

Gloves: Recipe for Disaster Gloves or Combat bracelet

Ring: Archers Ring or Ring of Recoil

 

* You will lose Ava’s Accumulator upon death. A replacement Accumulator can be purchased from Ava for 999 gp.

 

Inventory:

 

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If possible, it is recommended that you bring a Summoned Familiar along – such as a Terrorbird, War Tortoise or Pack Yak – to carry additional food or Sara Brews along with you.

 

Also if you have Overloads, substitute a Saradomin Brew or Rocktail for one Overload.

 

Prep for Battle:

There is no safespot here. There is no other way through it. You simply have to stand your ground and fight Nomad to the death.

 

If you have completed the As a First Resort or the The Temple at Senntisten Quests, head to either of these places and use the pools or the Altar of Zaros to maximumize your Prayer level.

 

Next, return to Soul Wars and, at the bank box in Soul Wars, drink a Sara Brew dose, followed by a Super Restore dose, to maximize your Hitpoints and Defence levels. Then drink doses of Super Potions to maximize Attack and Strength to the fullest if Meleeing, or a Range Pot if Ranging only.

 

Make sure that you set your “Left Click” options of your familiar to “Take from BoB” – this will save you precious time during combat. Withdraw all items and fill your familiar and inventory.

 

If using Ancient Curses, set your “Auto Prayer” feature to turn on all of either the “Sap” or “Leech” Curses – the more powerful curses used, the better – plus Deflection of Magic. This will help reduce some of the damage done by Nomad and, in addition, will weaken him over the duration of the battle.

 

Make sure your auto-retaliate is turned “ON” now.

 

The Battle:

 

Try to keep the conversation with Nomad short. He isn’t going to tell you much anyways and, the more you talk, the more the boosting effects of your Potions will wear off. After talking to Nomad, he will jump down from his chair and attack you. You will side-step his first attack. Immediately turn your prayers on now.

 

If you brought a weapon to special with, use that at the very beginning of the fight. A Bandos Godsword special attack is very useful here, as the special will lower all of Nomad’s combat skills. Every little bit helps.

 

Nomad’s maximum hit is 31 with his normal attack, so try and eat when your hitpoints are at 35-40. Don’t panic and over eat. Don’t try to keep your hitpoints at maximum or you will burn through food and potions in no time at all.

 

Early into the battle he will say: "Lets make this interesting", and a set of mines will drop all around you. Hit one of these mines and you will lose 40 hitpoints and all running energy. Ideally, you want to make it out of the mine trap to avoid his 75 hit. Turn Auto-Retaliate off before trying to move. Otherwise, if Nomad attacks you, it will draw you back into the mines. Head south through the gap in the mines, and range him until he starts charging up. Then run East or West to the pillar closest to Nomad and wait for his attack. This is an opportune time to drop empty vials and/or re-pot.

 

If ranging from the start, running into the Northeast or Northwest corner, beside Nomad’s “throne”, will cause Nomad’s mines to all fall into that corner – this will make it easier to avoid stepping on these mines when you attempt to evade Nomad’s 75 point attack.

 

Nomad will yell "Face Me!" and a few seconds later a teleblock-looking ball will hit the pillar, being nullified. Immediately run back out or he will heal back to full hitpoints.

 

If you have turned auto-retaliate off to avoid Nomad’s attack, be sure to turn it back on now.

 

Soon after this stage of the battle, Nomad will create three clones of himself. Each of these clones may hit you for damage of roughly 5 hitpoints. The fight continues when you attack the right one. Auto Retaliate usually catches him, but if it does not, the one that attacks last is Nomad.

 

In the next stage of the battle, Nomad will teleport you to the center of the room, and ice barrage you (for no damage) and freeze you to the spot. He will then begin charging up an attack. This attack will hit you for your maximum hitpoints minus one. So brew or eat to over your maximum hitpoints, and range him with bolts. After he hits you, he will 'cool down' for a moment, and you should heal to about 50-60 hp. You will be unfrozen and, if you so choose, you can close in on him and melee him once more.

 

The battle will continue on in this matter, repeatedly, several times until either you or Nomad is dead.

 

Once you have reduced him to one-fifth of his hitpoints, Nomad will heal back to one-half health. If you have lasted this long, well done, things are hopeful. Continue hitting Nomad until he gets to one-quarter health – at which time, he will declare “it is time to finish this” and go into "Berserker Mode", and start hitting you with melee attacks at rapid speed (roughly the same speed as darts). Protection from Melee or Deflection of Melee will stop most of his attacks. But, to be safe, eat at 60. His defense is somewhat lower too.

 

After a long, hard fight, Nomad will finally die, and you will be successful.

 

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Return to Zimberfizz. He will want proof that you killed Nomad. A cutscene will follow in which the player and Zimberfizz visit Nomad’s body.

 

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Zimberfizz announces he will now take over Soul Wars and has a new suit to boot. Exit your character, arise Nomad, who is not dead afterall!

 

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Nomad will teleport away and you can claim your rewards from Zimberfizz.

 

Congratulations! Quest complete!

 

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  • Three (3) Quest Points
  • Claim 70 Soul Wars Zeal from Zimberfizz
  • Choose to respawn at Soul Wars
  • Soul Wars cape in the colors of red or blue
  • Strength, Defence and Magic are no longer affected by Sap and Leech Curses

 

The Soul Wars Cape

 

The Soul Wars Cape provides the following boosts:

 

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1. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz in Soul Wars.

2. [^] Search Nomad's tent.

3. [^] Speak to Nomad.

4. [^] Return to Zimberfizz.

5. [^] Go back inside the trapdoor in Nomad's tent and enter the west door of the temple.

6. [^] Go to the southeast corner and climb up the stairs.

7. [^] On the second floor climb up the other ladder to the third floor.

8. [^] Push the pillar northward until the water flows.

9. [^] Return to the second floor and pull the levers until the water flows south.

10. [^] Push the pillars until the water flows to the main machine

11. [^] Return to the second floor and mine the rubble.

12. [^] Pull the levers until the water flows into the rubble you mined.

13. [^] Leave the west room and go into the east room.

14. [^] Take elemental fuel from the bags and lead them into the puddle of water. Repeat this two more times.

15. [^] Leave the Eastern room and go into the now opened Arcane doorway.

16. [^] Go into the west room in this new Arcane doorway.

17. [^] Follow the vines on the floor until you have destroyed 4 roots.

18. [^] Kill the level 525 Decaying Avatar.

19. [^] Leave the East room and head over to the west room. Before entering talk to the Knight.

20. [^] Enter the room praying the Piety prayer and collect the 6 stone slabs around the room.

21. [^] Lay the slabs across the waste in the upper part of the room. When across the room cast fire wave on the barrels.

22. [^] Leave the room and prepare to battle the level 699 Nomad. When ready enter the second Arcane Door.

23. [^] Defeat Nomad.

24. [^] Speak to Zimberfizz.

25. [^] Congratulations! Quest Complete!

Edited by Blyaunte

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No offense Bly, but the inventory you submitted for ranging is one of the worst. It would only work for really high level players. Its better to use:

10 Super Restores (4)

Rest Saradomin Brews (4)

 

Beast of Burden

Filled with Saradomin Brews (4)

 

 

 

I can't get a picture of it at the moment but, I will try and get one tomorrow

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I agree for just because your ranging dosen't mean you won't need as much health. I'm level 111 and used range and would not ahve been able to beat the quest without Sara Brews.

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I agree for just because your ranging dosen't mean you won't need as much health. I'm level 111 and used range and would not ahve been able to beat the quest without Sara Brews.

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No sweat - I managed using rocktails - but it may not work for everyone ... -.-

 

Personally, I found it better using rocktails - as I spent more time fighting and less time healing and restoring. But that's just me.

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Really nice guide Blyaunte and Lunar, this guide looks excellent! It's well written and detailed, and should be a huge help to readers. Great work guys! :)

 

-Accepted- -.-

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