|This is a 'Dangerous' area of RuneScape. If you die in this location, you will lose your items|
|Even the gods fear it.|
|God Wars Dungeon (Ancient Prison)|
|Combat XP:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Constitution XP:||Unknown [Edit]|
|Always drops:||Big bones|
|Notable drops:||See drop table|
|Other drops:||See drop table|
|Quote (said by: Nex)
|Face me and know despair.|
Power defines Nex. Even the gods of Gielinor stood alert when her name was said in hushed tones all those centuries ago. Her name is chaos and oblivion personified. So powerful was she that the gods, despite all their troubles, pooled their resources to stop this force of nature in its tracks.
The battle could only end in stalemate; an unstoppable force colliding with an immovable object. Though Nex wasn't defeated, she was weakened and imprisoned, her powers blunted. But, with her strength drained of its original ferocity, Nex is still unmatched within the God Wars Dungeon, with a combat level of 220.
Nex is not alone in her prison habitat. At the four corners of her chamber stand dedicated servants, who have formed a symbolic relationship with their master. Her servants are incredibly powerful mages, each a master of their respective element. They are Fumus, breather of smoke; Umbra, caster of shadow; Cruor, drinker of blood; and Glacies, master of ice.
Nex's elemental army hide their true appearance beneath daunting, evil-looking masks, while their robes give an indication of the element they're attuned to. Nex will do all she can to protect her servants when battling deep within the confines of the Ancient Prison. They repay the favor by fighting with their lives to protect their all-powerful master. Vanquishing one mage after another, though, may severely reduce Nex's unearthly powers.
Nex is the boss of the Zaros portion of the God Wars Dungeon. She had the dubious title of being the first attackable monster over level 1000, prior to the EoC, and is currently the third most powerful monster of RuneScape, being beaten only by the Queen Black Dragon and the Kalphite King.
Nex was involved in The World Wakes, where only there you are able to talk to her peacefully. She wanted to kill Guthix for the edicts to fall just as much as Char, but they agreed with the other Zarosians accounted for, with the exception of Sliske, to let Guthix live and bargain for the return of Zaros. In the end, she hated Sliske for taking her kill.
It is absolutely possible to solo Nex with full torva/ divine spirit shield and a drygore mainhand. If experienced, dual-wielded Drygore weapons can be used too.
Group sizes usually range from 1 to 4 players depending on levels and gear.
Most teams use 1 person in torva/tetsu as a tank and the other using dual wield drygores in elite void for damage. Alternatively, a mage-tank in Seasinger's robes can be used too.
If soloing use Divine spirit shield or Arcane spirit shield; If duo or greater use offhand Drygore.
The most common and effective way to kill Nex is melee.
The best way to kill Nex is to use melee using either full Torva/Superior Tetsu with torva gloves and boots/ or Elite void melee if in a team with a tank. The best weapons to use while killing Nex are the drygore weapon sets.
After some tweaks to Nex she now does the Deflect Ranged curse most of the battle now thus making ranged a ineffective method to killing her. She has no weakness but her deflect ranged curse makes ranged a very ineffective way to kill her now. Nex also uses Deflect Magic curse every other kill as of January 7, 2014. Two combat styles is now required to do the most amount of damage.
You wanna start the fight overloaded with deflect magic and turmoil active. Along with any other things such as auras you may be using and other potions like prayer renewal.
Be sure deflect magic is on at all times along with turmoil. The easiest way to kill her during smoke phase is to melee her near the entrance of the arena. If she runs of into No Escape run to the side of the + looking center staying along the outside of this area during this phase. If she grabs you and yanks you in quickly use either freedom or anticipaton. Once she is low enough health she will yell Fumus don't fail me. At this point you will want to run over and kill Fumus as fast as possible. Quickly kill fumus and prepare for the next phase.
If you are tanking during this phase be sure to keep next attention on you by using incite and provoke. Not many defensive abilities are used during this phase besides freedom/anticipation/resonance/and preparation.
Tip: If you start attacking Nex after she is lured out of the center you should barely reach 50% adrenalin in which you would use the Slaughter ability before she runs towards the center causing massive amounts of bleed damage.
This phase is one of the harder phases. Once Nex shouts Darken my shadow; quickly switch to deflect ranged and watch out for the black shadows on the ground. They can deal massive damage and even kill you if your health is not high enough. The best way to kill her during this phase is to run in do 1 hit and run away making sure you don't stand on the black shadow. This hint-and-run method is key to this phase. Standing near her for a longer period of time will cause her to deal 500's+ every game tick.
Once she says umbra don't fail me quickly run over and kill umbra.
If tanking during this phase be sure to keep Nex on you at all times as she can hit really hard if shadows are not avoided. Be sure to constantly cast resonance and preparation to heal up after taking damage as deflect ranged does not deflect all the damage you take. Once she shouts umbra don't fail me run around the outside by Glacies towards Crour to keep Nex from attacking your partner(s) while they kill Umbra.
This phase is the easiest phase there is. Once Nex shouts flood my lungs with blood switch back to Deflect Magic curse. Wait until she is finishes doing her siphon attack, then quickly use berserk and drink and adrenalin potion dose to maximize damage. You do not need to kill the blood reavers she spawns. Only kill those when Nex is in her siphon. In this phase it is important not to use any kind of damage over time ability during this phase as it will heal her dramatically, effectively making this phase take double the time. Once her health is down she will shout "Cruor don't fail me". At this point you will need to kill Crour.
If tanking during this phase be sure Nex doesn't turn onto your partner besides being target for a blood sacrifice. Be sure to constantly use resonance and preparation along with other defensive abilities at this point to lower the damage you take. Be sure you start using debilitate every time you can after starting this phase to slightly lower the damage Nex can do during the last parts of the fight.
When Nex calls out "I demand a blood sacrifice" she will turn someone on the team completely red. To stop her from healing over 10K health from this attack you must use the Escape ability to get out of reach as soon as you can.
This is the most difficult phase during the entire fight. You can easily be killed if not done properly. Make sure Deflect Magic and turmoil are active. After killing Crour run back and wait for her to announce her first attack during this form. If she yells contain this, stay back from her as this attack can disable overhead prayer when hit, and stun you making you unable to eat/move/and reactivate prayers for a few seconds. If she shouts die now, in a prison of ice be sure to free your partner by attacking the stalagmites before they are hit. If you do not have anyone near you, activate freedom and eat until you reach full health or use the 'Barricade' ability. Be sure to free a imprisoned partner every time, when possible. Once she yells "Glacies don't fail" me, run over and kill Glacies as fast as possible while making sure your partner is not hit by prison.
If tanking during this phase be sure to keep your adrenaline up at max untill the first prison. When prisoned: quickly use freedom then barricade to negate all damage from the prison. Then quickly reactivate your Deflect Magic curse. Use all defensive abilities besides ultimate's as much as possible. Once your partner has killed Glacies stay in melee distance and prepare for the final phase.
This is the final phase of the fight and you can easily be killed if not done right.
Stay the entire phase within melee distance, or Nex will use her magic attack all the time. This powerful attack can hit over 2000+. Staying in melee distance will cause her to mainly use Melee attacks, that should deal less damage than her Magic attacks. She will use deflect ranged/magic/soulsplit/and Deflect Melee during this phase, along with Turmoil activated throughout the whole phase. When she uses deflect melee click or interact with your familiar to stop all attacks on her as she will deflect all damage back onto its dealer (only when meleeing her). During soulsplit and deflect ranged do as much damage as possible. Another good move during this phase is massacre right at the start of her soulsplit activation to stop her from gaining back health from her damaging you. Berserk is not advised, as her attacks will deal a lot of damage. Once she is dead she will yell Taste my wrath and activate the wrath curse. Quickly run out of its distance to avoid it.
Tip: Stay on the opposite side of Nex as the tank so you do not take melee damage.
If tanking during this phase use all defensive abilities as much as possible and stay within melee distance to reduce damage taken. Same follows as above when she uses deflect melee: do not attack her while that is active as it will reflect back all damage that is dealt to her (only when melee tank). Using barricade and resonance are great abilities during this phase. Use them as much as possible. Once she is dead quickly run out of her wrath distance to avoid being hit.
After she's dead, grab your loot and prepare to fight her again.
All damage done to Nex and her minions was previously capped, but this cap has been raised.
All of her spells are based on the Ancient Magicks spellbook.
Note that rarity of the drop is established as follows:
|1||N/A||This is a guaranteed drop.|
|0.1||0.99||Up to a 1 in 10 chance|
|0.01||0.099||Up to a 1 in 100 chance|
|0.001||0.0099||Up to a 1 in 1,000 chance|
|0.0001||0.00099||Up to a 1 in 10,000 chance|
|0.00001||0.000099||Up to a 1 in 100,000 chance|
|Big bones||1||GE Details|
|Nex's followers & *||1||N/A|
|Torva full helm *||1||GE Details|
|Torva platebody *||1||GE Details|
|Torva platelegs *||1||GE Details|
|Torva gloves *||1||GE Details|
|Torva boots *||1||GE Details|
|Pernix cowl *||1||GE Details|
|Pernix body *||1||GE Details|
|Pernix chaps *||1||GE Details|
|Pernix gloves *||1||GE Details|
|Pernix boots *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus mask *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus robe top *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus robe legs *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus gloves *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus boots *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus book *||1||GE Details|
|Onyx bolts (e) *||300||GE Details|
|Zaryte bow *||1||GE Details|
|Virtus wand *||1||GE Details|
|Grimy torstol (noted) *||40||GE Details|
||Grimy dwarf weed *
Grimy avantoe *
||Super restore (4) *
Saradomin brew (4) *
||Super restore (4) *
Saradomin brew (4) *
|Torstol seed *||12||GE Details|
|Magic seed *||5||GE Details|
|Coal (noted) *||2400||GE Details|
|Runite ore (noted) *||80||GE Details|
|Drop table:||Mega Rare x2 *||N/A||N/A|
|Pure essence (noted) *||4800||GE Details|
|Green dragonhide (noted) *||400||GE Details|
|Magic logs (noted) *||300||GE Details|
|Clue scroll (hard)||1||N/A|
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||N/A|
|Starved ancient effigy||1||N/A|
* This item has a higher chance of dropping if the ring of wealth is equipped.
& This item will not drop if you already own it.
Nex was the most powerful of Zaros' forces and remained so following Zaros' downfall. Eventually Saradomin's forces sealed Nex and the other Zarosian forces in the Ancient Prison, and a temple was built around it, guarded by Saradomin priests.
Following the ambush of Armadyl's aviantese carrying a Godsword, the armies of the God Wars Dungeon surrounded the place and began an unending battle with Bandos, Armadyl, Saradomin and Zamorak forces present.
Years later, Sliske deceived a Saradominist priest, Ashuelot Reis and claimed that he knew an ancient ritual to reawaken Guthix and stop the war. However this ritual instead reopened the prison and unleashed a weaker, yet still powerful Nex. A temporary alliance on all sides lead to the temporary resealing of the prison - which has reopened along with the rest of the prison today.
|Preceded By||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Succeeded By|