Lava Maze

By: Gain Again
Special Thanks to: Bub5000, Djpailo, kevinptn99, Mrcsupertrain, Neo Avatars, Numbskull33, Renegade3540, RuniteSlayer, Salmoneus, Simple013, Sobend
Original Guide by: Un_t0uch

The Lava Maze is located around level 50-57 wilderness, so be aware of PKers (Player Killers). There's quite a bit to do, you can train there, high alch there and you can open the infamous Muddy Chest. This is a quite good training place, as there are Lesser Demons in the center, and there isn't anyone most of the time.

Getting There


Pretty self explanatory, just walk up from Falador.

Route walking from falador

Ghorrock Teleport

Cast Ghorrock Teleport (Level 96 Ancient Magick) and run to the lava maze.

Teleport and walk


From Falador, walk to Edgeville and make a Waka Canoe, canoe to the wilderness. Now just run to the maze. This is a freeplay option.

Take a canoe to the wilderness, and run to the maze

Getting Back


Walk to level 26 wilderness and cast any teleport, preferably Falador or Varrock if you want to make another trip. Or you could just walk back.


If you want to get back, just run to level 39 wild and rub your glory to Edgeville. If you don't want to risk your glory, you can walk to level 26 wild and cast Paddewwa teleport (If you're on Ancient Magicks) go up the ladder, and you're in Edgeville.

Map of the Lava Maze

A map of the lava maze

Training in the Lava Maze

You can train quite a lot at the lava maze. You can train Prayer, Magic, Mining, Ranged and Combat. This makes it a great training spot. You can even make money!


Nature RuneStaff of FireBring Natures and a Staff of Fire for high-alching, because there spawns a Gold Necklace, a Steel Platebody and an Earth Staff. If you pick them all up and high-alch them, you get a total of 2,370gp (1,200 + 900 + 270), if you bought the natures for 300 each you get a 1,470gp (2,370 - 900) profit.


Big BonesThere's a spawn of hill giants, who drop big bones, which give 15 prayer xp when buried. Big bones are the best bones for Free To Play.

Hill giants!


There is a wide range of monsters in the Lava Maze, varying from Black Knights (level 44) to Lesser Demons (level 100). This makes the Place perfect for combat training, as you can fight the lesser demons first and when you've got only about 150-200 Life Points left, you go to weaker monsters. Be careful of other players!

Black knights fortress entrance

Don't forget your knife or slashing weapon, as you'll need it to slash through the spider web blocking the way!


In the Lava Maze dungeon, which is down the ladder (marked 7 on the map above) there is a rune rock. There are also two rune rocks just north of the maze. You must have 85 Mining for these.

The entrance to the lava maze dungeon

That's the ladder in the corner.

The Muddy Chest

Inside the Lava Maze is the Muddy Chest, which requires the Muddy Key to open. No, the muddy key isn't worth 300,000gp! It's only 5,000gp at height. Since nobody is wanting to sell you a muddy key for 5,000gp, you must go and get yourself one. The Muddy Key can be obtained by killing Chaos Dwarves, which drop a lot of other stuff. Chaos Dwarves are located here:

Location of the chaos dwarves south of red dragon isle

As you can see, the chaos dwarfs spawn around level 44-47 wilderness.

Chaos Dwarves

Also, you kill Chaos Dwarves here, at the Chaos Ridge:

Map of more chaos dwarves at the ridge

As always in the Wilderness, beware of players, waiting for an unsuspecting Miner to come by.

Chaos dwarves

Now, after some killing, you get a muddy key. And now? Get to the center of the Lava Maze and open the Muddy Chest. the chest contains:

  • 1 Mithril Bar
  • 2 Law Runes
  • 1 Anchovy Pizza
  • 1 Mithril Dagger
  • 50 Coins
  • 2 Death Runes
  • 10 Chaos Runes
  • 1 Uncut Ruby

Epic loot. It is advised you to don't high-alch anything, as you'll only lose money.

A lesser demon guards the chest!

Lava Maze Dungeon

A map of the lava maze dungeon

Well, down the ladder are:

  • Level 90Poison Spiders (don't forget antipoison)
  • Level 118 Greater Demons
  • Level 144 Black Dragons

The Greater demons can be hallied, ranged or maged, and there are also some safespots. But most important: Rune Rocks (which almost nobody mines, mind you) You can hally the greater demons and fight the dragons while waiting for the ore to respawn.

Note: Always bring anti-poison, because if a poison spider hits you, you're automatically poisoned.

Lava Eel Fishing

The fishing spot is just a Lava Eel fishing spot, one of the only 2 in the game. The second is in the Taverley Dungeon. Lava Eel fishing requires an Oily Fishing Rod and Fishing Bait. The Oily Rod is made during the Heroes' Quest.

The fishing spots are the ripples on the right edge of the picture

Those "circles" or ripples on the right of the above picture are the fishing spots.

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Published on: December 27, 2006 01:10 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: July 03, 2014 05:17 PM UTC by Sobend