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Obsidian shards are items dropped by the TokHaar monsters within the Fight Cauldron, which is accessible after completion of The Brink of Extinction. The shards are rewarded after leaving the Cauldron, in an amount based on your performance.

With 80 Smithing, players may smelt obsidian shards into obsidian bars at any furnace; 12 shards are needed to produce 1 bar. This grants 50 Smithing experience per bar. The bars may then be used at an anvil to smith obsidian armour, powerful high-level armour that is exceptionally useful against TzHaar and TokHaar monsters.

The shards can also be used to repair any obsidian armour the player has equipped, at a rate of 100 charges per shard.

A large number of obsidian shards (equal to the current Runedate divided by 10) is also needed in order to find TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot, which is one of the requirements for obtaining the Master quest cape.

With Tier 90 Mage weapons, you can expect to get around 500 shards per hour on average.

Drop sources

TokHaar monsters outside of the Fight Cauldron do not drop obsidian shards.

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
TokHaar-Hok108; 11216Always
TokHaar-Hur100; 1121Always
TokHaar-Ket119; 1803Always
TokHaar-Ket Champion105; 1124Always
TokHaar-Ket-Zek112; 40011Always
TokHaar-Mej119; 1602Always
TokHaar-Tok-Xil119; 2007Always
TokHaar-Xil119; 1402Always
TokHaar-Yt-MejKot112; 3009Always


  • 228 obsidian shards, or 19 bars worth, are needed to produce a full set of obsidian armour, an obsidian shield and all three helmets. (Or 264 shards, equalling 22 bars if, for some reason, you want to make both the platelegs and plateskirt.)