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Desert Achievements
Completing one of the Desert Achievements

The Desert achievement set is a series of tasks grouped into four difficulty ratings that take place all over the Kharidian Desert area. You'll be looking from the Mage Training Arena in the north, to Sophanem in the south.

Completing each difficulty group will offer its own rewards. Completing all four difficulty groups is a completionist cape requirement. There are some achievements that do not contribute to completing a set and these are marked accordingly.

Items with a tick.gif in the 'set' column contribute towards this Achievement Set's reward and the Completionist cape. If the item does not contribute, or there is no reward at all, there will be a cross.gif in the 'set' column. Achievements with a dash.gif in the 'set' column contribute to the Completionist cape, but may not show a completion message.

Beginner Achievements

Achievement Quest Requirements Skill / Other Requirements Set
One Piercing Note
Complete the One Piercing Note quest.
None None
Stolen Hearts
Complete the Stolen Hearts quest.
None None
Diamond in the Rough
Complete the Diamond in the Rough quest.
None None

Easy Achievements

Achievement Quest Requirements Skill / Other Requirements Set
The Golem
Complete the Golem quest.
None 20 Crafting
25 Thieving
Tourist Trap
Complete the Tourist Trap quest.
None 10 Fletching
20 Smithing
Missing My Mummy
Complete the Missing My Mummy quest.
Icthlarin's Little Helper
The Golem
35 Magic
35 Crafting
35 Prayer
35 Cooking
35 Construction
Smoking Kills
Complete the Smoking Kills quest.
The Restless Ghost
Icthlarin's Little Helper
25 Crafting
35 Slayer
You must have a combat level of at least 90.
Shadow Of The Storm
Complete the Shadow of the Storm quest.
Demon Slayer
The Golem
30 Crafting
Assassin's Feed
Eagle-dive into a hay cart after completing Diamond in the Rough.
Diamond in the Rough None
Touring Gear
Equip a full set of desert clothing while standing in the desert.
None None
Memento Mori
View the Duel Arena scoreboard.
None None
Fool's Gold
Catch a golden warbler.
None 5 Hunter
Don't You Dare Close Your Eyes
Use any of the magic carpets in the desert.
None None
Slash Fund
Get water from a cactus in the desert.
None None
Talk to Khoochak about a quest.
Stolen Hearts None
Fire at Will
Craft a fire rune at the fire altar.
None 14 Runecrafting
Seems Legit
Obtain five artefacts from Pyramid Plunder and sell them to Simon in one go.
None 21 Thieving
Extra Cheese
Exchange pizazz points at the Mage Training Arena.
None 7 Magic
I Like to Watch
Attempt to spectate on a match at the Dominion Tower.
None None
Wiggle Room
Perform the troubadour dance emote near the dancers outside the Citharede Abbey.
One Piercing Note None

Medium Achievements

Achievement Quest Requirements Skill / Other Requirements Set
The Feud
Complete the Feud quest.
None 30 Thieving
Spirits of the Elid
Complete the Spirits of the Elid quest.
None 33 Magic
37 Ranged
37 Mining
37 Thieving
Enakhra's Lament
Complete the Enakhra's Lament quest.
None 39 Magic
43 Prayer
45 Firemaking
50 Crafting
Faster than a Speeding Bullet
Ride an eagle to the desert.
Eagles' Peak None
So Su Me
Solve an easy runedoku casket.
The Feud None
A Bridge Not Far
Cross the River Lum using a crossbow.
None 8 Agility
19 Strength
37 Ranged
Heathen Idle
Pray at the Elidinis statuette in Nardah.
Spirits of the Elid None
Away with the Kalphites
Travel to the fairy ring near the Kalphite Lair.
None You must have access to the fairy ring network to complete this Task.
All Square
Sell a pyramid top to Simon.
None 30 Agility
Goat Harralander?
Create a vial of combat potion from scratch in Nardah after killing a goat from the desert.
None 36 Herblore
33 Crafting
Taken for Granite
Mine granite at the quarry south of the Bandit Camp.
None 45 Mining
Create a spirit kalphite pouch at the obelisk south west of Pollnivneach.
None 25 Summoning
An Teak
Attempt to cut a log from the teak tree near the Ruins of Uzer.
None 35 Woodcutting
Boost your stats at Amascut's altar.
Missing My Mummy 45 Prayer

Hard Achievements

Achievement Quest Requirements Skill / Other Requirements Set
Use Humidify to fill a waterskin while standing in the desert.
Dream Mentor 68 Magic
Water on the Brain
Equip a charged enchanted water tiara while in the desert.
Dealing with Scabaras 50 Runecrafting
More Fletcher than Sumona
Fletch some broad bolts or arrows in Sumona's house.
Smoking Kills 52 Fletching
Ug Thankee Kindly
Make an Ugthanki kebab from raw ingredients in Nardah.
None 55 Cooking
Nipped in the Bug
Use a dreadnip on the Kalphite Queen.
None You need to have achieved 450 kills, spectated a match in the Dominion Tower and have a dreadnip to release.
Drafty in Here
Kill a dust devil in the Smoke Dungeon.
Smoking Kills 65 Slayer
Fill a waterskin from the fountain in Enakhra's Temple.
None None
Say It, Don't Spray It
Hear one of Al the Camel's poems using a fully featured cramulet.
Do No Evil
Enakhra's Lament
1001 Kharidian Spikes
Harvest spines from a cactus you grew yourself.
None 55 Farming
Ice-Cold Killer
Freeze an enemy in the desert with Ice Burst.
Desert Treasure 70 Magic
Kill a scarab mage, locust rider or kalphite with the Keris dagger.
Contact! None
Security through Obscurity
Use the deposit chest near the Bedabin Camp.
Deadliest Catch None
Wake-Up Call
Open the sarcophagus in the level 61 room of Pyramid Plunder.
None 61 Thieving
Open Sesame
Enter the Al Kharid Resource Dungeon.
None 75 Dungeoneering

Elite Achievements

Achievement Quest Requirements Skill / Other Requirements Set
Staff on Strike
Kill a desert strykewyrm wearing a fully charged slayer helm and wielding an ancient staff. You do not need to be assigned these as your slayer target to complete this Task.
Desert Treasure
Smoking Kills
77 Slayer
55 Crafting
Room Service
Open the sarcophagus in the final room of Pyramid Plunder.
None 91 Thieving
Sun Shade
Plant a dominion marker in the desert, with all its achievements complete, including killing Sunfreet.
None You need to have completed all achievements in the Dominion Tower including killing Sunfreet.
A, B, Cithara
Play the Holy Cithara while standing in the Citharede Abbey.
One Piercing Note
Desert Treasure
Ghosts Ahoy
Ankle Support
Wear the ankh and Scabaras mask while in the desert.
Do No Evil 80 Agility
80 Mining
I'm Super
In Nardah, make a super antifire flask - making both the flask and potion from scratch.
None 89 Crafting
85 Herblore


Difficulty Reward Provider Location
Easy Grand Vizier Hassan Al Kharid
Medium Zahur Nardah
Hard Ali the Mayor Pollnivneach
Elite Clay golem Uzer

For completing a difficulty set you will receive an item reward and you'll also receive an experience lamp (or several lamps). These rewards increase in usefulness alongside the difficulty of the achievement set. The achievement set specific item will also increase in usefulness, including not only new abilities, but the abilities of all lower difficulty sets.

Rewards are obtained from different NPCs throughout the area. These are detailed in the table to the right.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

details title.png statistics title.png bonuses title.png
item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Desert amulet 1 Members icon 1 None 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6
Desert amulet 1 inventory icon
Reward Details:
Desert amulet 2 Members icon 13 None 0 0 0 1 0 15 15 15
Desert amulet 2 inventory icon
Reward Details:
Desert amulet 3 Members icon 13 None 0 0 0 2 0 24 24 24
Desert amulet 3 inventory icon
Reward Details:
Desert amulet 4 Members icon 42 None 0 0 0 3 0 30 30 30
Desert amulet 4 inventory icon
Reward Details:

# The chance to create extra super antifire does not work while creating potions outside desert area.
& You can retrieve your molten glass but this must be within the desert area, and not while inside a building.

Development Team

Content Team
Developer: Marion C
Graphics Team
Animation: Wing C
Characters: Zoltan H
Environment: Alex R
Quality Assurance Team
Core Testers: (Project Lead:Richard D) Jamie B, Thomas H
Audio Team
Audio: Michael M, Adam B

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