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Nex: Angel of Death is a successor to the original Nex boss fight. The entrance to her arena is a hidden door found to the south of the magical barrier to the original Nex encounter, which requires a Frozen key and either 40 Zarosian kills or a set of Ancient ceremonial robes. As such, players require level 70 Agility, Constitution, Ranged, and Strength to access this extension.

A team size of 7 players is recommended for the fight. Up to 50 players may battle Nex, though this does not affect her actual strength; she will retain her stats, but instead more players will be targeted by some of her attacks. All kills are performed in an instance, which has no starting fee.

Defeating Nex in this state once is a completionist cape requirement as part of the Reaper title.

There are two lore books, The Promised Gift and The Praesul, which can be claimed from the exit pillar at the end of the kill. These books explain the story behind Nex's relationship to Zaros, including the mention of Zaros preparing to give something to Nex which is made in Children of Mah. All players will obtain this drop, provided that they participated and survived the encounter. Reading both of these books is a requirement for the master quest cape. Once obtained, they will no longer be dropped.

Possible rewards include tier 92 dual wield magic weapons: the wand of the praesul and imperium core. The praesul codex unlocks one of three level 99 curses; Desolation, Affliction and Malevolence, upgraded versions of Anguish, Torment and Turmoil respectively. There are also four tradable intricate chest drops: intricate shadow chest, intricate blood chest, intricate ice chest, and intricate smoke-shrouded chest. These chests can be opened to unlock cosmetic battle robes from each of the four of Nex's mages: Cruor, Fumus, Glacies, and Umbra battle robes.

Obtaining all of Nex: Angel of Death unique drops will unlock the [Name] of the Praesul title.


Nex has two drop tables. The first drop table is the main drop table, where unique items can be rolled. Drops here are awarded to the top 7 contributors to the fight. This includes up to two tanks and the top 5 damage dealers.[1]

A second, inferior drop table is awarded to the top 3 players who contributed in the fight but were not eligible to roll for the main drop table. This is only accessible when fighting Nex in a group of 8 or larger. Both drop tables have access to the blood tentacle.

If battling Nex in a team of more than 7 players, the drop rate for the wand of the praesul and imperium core are significantly decreased (5x the normal drop rate).[2] Intricate chests and Praesul codices are not affected by this.

Each kill is worth 18,403,955.15 coins purely from unique drops in a team of 7 players, assuming all players survive to receive loot; this number is split among all players in the team. However if a team decides to have 8 or more players the average value per kill from uniques drops to 15,818,467.48 coins due to the wand of the praesul and imperium core becoming less frequent.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
The Promised GiftThe Promised Gift1AlwaysNot sold
The PraesulThe Praesul1AlwaysNot sold


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Primary table drops

These drops are awarded to the top 7 contributors in the fight (2 tanks and then top 5 DPS). The wand of the praesul, imperium core, and praesul codex drops are limited to one per kill, if at all. Chests on the other hand, are not limited. All non-unique non-stackable drops are dropped in noted form.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascendri bolts (e) 4Ascendri bolts (e)60–77Uncommon573,600–736,120
Crystal keyCrystal key14–16Common305,354–348,976
Crystal triskelionCrystal triskelion1CommonNot sold
Dragon longswordDragon longsword10–15Common562,120–843,180
Off-hand dragon longswordOff-hand dragon longsword10–15Common553,960–830,940
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine83–119Common358,726–514,318
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon105–150Common187,845–268,350
Incandescent energy 1000Incandescent energy2,934–3,204Common1,202,940–1,313,640
Luminous energy 1000Luminous energy3,152Common835,280
Magic logsMagic logs750–1,249Common285,000–474,620
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips73–89Uncommon518,811–632,523
Rune 2h crossbowRune 2h crossbow20–69Uncommon81,140–279,933
Rune barRune bar41–50Common122,385–149,250
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt13–17Common481,793–630,037
Rune warhammerRune warhammer25–34Uncommon580,450–789,412
Off-hand rune warhammerOff-hand rune warhammer25–34Uncommon586,200–797,232
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1–2Common698,722–1,397,444
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone40–50Uncommon483,080–603,850
Uncut onyxUncut onyx1Uncommon2,297,944
Praesul codexPraesul codex1Rare (1/250)[d 1][d 2]529,691,612
Wand of the praesulWand of the praesul1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1][d 3]519,656,294
Imperium coreImperium core1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1][d 3]403,732,158
Intricate smoke-shrouded chestIntricate smoke-shrouded chest1Very rare (1/20,000)[d 1]149,858,430
Intricate shadow chestIntricate shadow chest1Very rare (1/20,000)[d 1]245,277,532
Intricate blood stained chestIntricate blood stained chest1Very rare (1/20,000)[d 1]277,074,247
Intricate ice chestIntricate ice chest1Very rare (1/20,000)[d 1]301,305,304

Secondary table drops

These drops are awarded to next 3 players (if applicable) after the main drop table is rolled.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Uncommon698,722
Luminous energy 1000Luminous energy500–800Common132,500–212,000
Rune barRune bar9–16Uncommon26,865–47,760
Earth orbEarth orb25–40Common171,350–274,160
Earth talismanEarth talisman15–37Common2,775–6,845
Rune clawRune claw6–11Uncommon27,330–50,105
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak3–20Uncommon46,200–308,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide18–37Uncommon62,676–128,834
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)14–23 (noted)Common29,330–48,185
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)6–16 (noted)Common89,352–238,272
Mahogany plankMahogany plank43Uncommon56,803
Yew seed 5Yew seed3–5Uncommon45,906–76,510

Tertiary drops

This can only be awarded by those who have access to either drop table.[3]

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Blood tentacleBlood tentacle1Very rare[d 4]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 29 September 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ Only after failing a roll for the wand or core.
  3. ^ a b 1/10,000 with 8+ people
  4. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/3,000 with a threshold of 1,000.


Nex - Angel of Death concept art

Concept art for Nex's empowered form


  • Upon release, the wand of the praesul and imperium core were dropped more commonly than intended. Jagex increased their rarity later the same day.
  • Upon release, there were several bugs with the fight, all of which have been fixed:
    • For every Nex: Angel of Death kill you obtained, you would also gain 1 Prestige when quickchatting your killcount, which normally only happens upon reaching 60,000 kills.
    • If a player died in the fight but was eligible for a drop, the player could create their own instance and wait inside until the kill that they died from was finished, and their drop would be left on the ground. The player could then lobby and rejoin on a player from their team that was still in the instance and grab their loot, or another player could wait until their drop appears to pick it up for them.
    • Nex was able to be provoked from the viewing platform but could not attack players standing there so she could be easily killed by players with no risk.
  • Based on player feedback, Nex was given several changes on 19 June 2017:
    • The two lore books (which are master quest cape requirements) can now be obtained by all players by searching the exit pedestal.
    • Dominion mines could be used in the arena.
    • Players trapped under an icicle during phase 3 can no longer be targeted by a shadow trap during the final phase. Prior to this, it was possible for this to happen and would outright kill the trapped player. There are still some circumstances that occur where players can still be targeted by a shadow trap while pinned by an icicle.
    • The name of the player who interacts with the mysterious energy is broadcast throughout the arena.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ramen's Twitter account. 2 February 2017. Mod Ramen: "it gets a lot harsher after 7 man"
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ramen's Twitter account. 2 February 2017. Mod Ramen: "Anyone who rolls a drop, first table and second table!"
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