The Chaos Elemental is the game's 15th most powerful monster (14th highest level attackable monster), with a combat level of 305 and 2500 life points. It was released on 20 February2006. Prior to the update on the 1st February 2011, it resembled a dark cloud with six tentacles and a lavender tint. It dwells in the members-only section of the Wilderness, just west of the Rogue's Castle. It was the strongest monster in the Wilderness, overtaking the King Black Dragon, which held the title for 4 years. The Chaos Elemental held the title for another 2 years and 7 months before the introduction of the Corporeal Beast. It is currently the most powerful non-quest monster in the Wilderness. Behind the Scenes - February 2011 it states "Improved Chaos Elemental drops (and a chaotic new look)."
The Chaos Elemental's primary attack, a magic attack, is a series of different colours fired at the target. It also has a ranged attack and a far reaching melee attack that looks exactly the same. They hit a maximum of 284, but it is still suggested that you use Protection from Magic to reduce the chance of being hit, as it uses its magic attack more frequently. It also has two special attacks. The first teleports players a short space or several spaces away from itself. The second unequips items that players are wielding, forcing them to take time to re-equip their armour and weapons before continuing the battle. However if a player was to bring food such as summer pie to the Chaos Elemental, it will not be able to unequip the players items, because when you eat summer pie the pie dish will remain in the players inventory, giving the Chaos Elemental no room to remove your items. This does however give the Chaos Elemental a chance to use a teleportation or offensive attack in turn, so you could leave just a single empty spot in your inventory for the Chaos Elemental to unequip one of your items instead of every single one and so the Chaos Elemental does not focus on offensive spells. The Chaos Elemental was introduced along with the Dragon two-handed sword, which it also drops.
The Chaos Elemental is almost always hunted in groups, and it is coveted for the dragon two handed sword it drops, which sells at 134,445 coins. However, it is possible for a player to kill the Chaos Elemental by him or herself if that player has a reasonably high combat level.
WARNING! As of 1 February 2011, you are now able to be attacked by other players in the Wilderness - do NOT bring items you can't risk losing.
A useful tactic which can be used against the Chaos Elemental is to fill up your inventory with summer pie or Juju gumbo. These items are not only useful as food, because they leave an empty dish or vial in your inventory when consumed, preventing the Chaos Elemental from unequipping your items (as long as your inventory is full); summer pies are also highly recommended. A cheap version of this is using sack of vegetables. This tactic also works with potions, which leave empty vials when all the doses are taken. Another tip is to put auto retaliate on and always keep a menu up with the option to attack the chaos elemental, so when you get teleported, you can just click to attack the Chaos Elemental and quickly rejoin the fight. Recommended stats to solo are 80+ Attack, 80+ Strength, 80+ Ranged (if using range), 60+ Defence and 50+ Magic, while 37 Prayer is a must.
A common belief is that the Chaos Elemental will make the player drop their weapon if their inventory is full, which is not true.
Unlike some other boss monsters, surrounding the monster only has a moderate use because it has the ability to teleport players around. However, it still has to take time to turn and attack or teleport each individual player. When 2 players stand beside each other facing it, it fires 2 magic attacks at the same time. Therefore, surrounding the monster can be useful.
A Crystal bow is preferred when ranging. Not only does it prevent you from losing arrows upon death, but it allows you to attack from a great distance. It's especially useful after being teleported because it can shoot from long range, even on rapid fire. This nullifies the Chaos Elemental's melee attack and makes dragonhide armour the best choice, since dragonhide is useful against potential far-casters as well.
Another tip is that if you are meleeing or maging, having one or more arrows in your equipment menu can be useful; unequip them to take up a space in your inventory to counter the Chaos Elemental's unequipping attack.
Another useful tactic for countering the elemental's unequipping attack, is to bring the best Runecrafting Pouch you can use and make sure the pouch is full,right click and select empty pouch whenever you lose a slot. If you die, however, you will always lose this item as it is an item not kept on death.
Be warned, try not to walk past the mage arena when going to kill the Chaos Elemental the reason for this being is that if another player spots you more than likely they will try and kill you.
So be WARNED and good luck !
Summer pie as food; Normal food, such as Shark and Monkfish, can also be used, though is not suggested, as it leaves empty space, which leaves the Elemental free to disarm you. This can be countered by bringing a BoB familiar which can carry food or something worthless to refill your inventory after eating it. But a very good method is to use Saradomin Brews as they leave a vial when fully consumed and they heal a lot, but it can be expensive.
A set of super potions (consisting of a super attack potion, a super strength potion and a super defence potion) or, if ranging, a ranging potion.
Going in a team is advisable (although it can be easily soloed), especially since the Chaos Elemental can teleport or disarm a single opponent multiple times if it only has one target, distracting the player from the fight. It can be soloed by poisoning it and waiting inside the castle wall while running out to refresh the poison every few minutes, although this takes around fifteen minutes. A powerful summoning familiar with a strong ranged or magic attack is helpful.
Pros and Cons
Monster and Location
Moderately easy to access from the deep Wilderness teleport lever in Ardougne or Edgeville.
Chance of getting valuable drops. Has common drops valuing over 50k
The ability for the Chaos Elemental to unequip all that you are wearing (more of an annoyance than anything else, and can be negated by using food like curry)
ability to hit hard through prayer is somewhat intimidating. (needs confirmation on how much prayer helps protect against damage)
Since it is in high-level multicombat wilderness, there is a chance of getting attacked by other players in groups who can be much more powerful than you.
You will NOT get a gravestone upon death in the wilderness
It takes 4 minutes and 30 seconds to respawn.
Follows in combat for a very long range; can easily kill low level or unsuspecting players.
The protect item prayer/curse is available here, so you can take an extra item.
None, aside from the fact that players can attack you (which is the case on both world types).
High risk worlds
Due to potential item loss, there are less people on these worlds.
Watch out for other players when killing the Chaos elemental.
The Chaos Elemental's letters in Postbag from the hedge hint at forthcoming updates, in a rather cryptic manner.
It is the only major "boss" monster that does not exist in its own "area" or "arena" (Dagannoth kings live in their cave, Kalphite Queen lives in her lair, etc.). Though, the Wilderness could be viewed as quite chaotic at times.
The examine information of the Chaos Elemental, pUre A cHaOs of crEatuRe!, reflects its chaotic nature. A grammatically correct examine would be "A creature of pure chaos". The chaotic nature of the examine text is also symbolised by the alternating between upper and lower case.
In Postbag from the Hedge #39, Reldo states that the Chaos Elemental is related to the Balance Elemental by some means.
As of February 1st 2011 the Chaos Elemental drops the Ancient Warriors' Equipment, according to Jagex. There has been, however, very few confirmed cases of this happening (most likely due to the rarity of the armor combined with the difficulty and time involved fighting this monster).
The Chaos Elemental is a favorite mascot of the Rogue Ninja Civilization clan. The clan nicknamed the creature kibbles in 2006 because of it's pet like features before the graphical update that made him look more chaotic.