This article is about the pay-to-play guide. For the free players' guide, see Free-to-play Revenant hunting guide.


Revenants patrol the north-eastern room in the Forinthry Dungeon. This room covers levels 28-31 Wilderness.

WARNING: The Forinthry Dungeon is a PVP-enabled area, meaning it is entirely possible for other players to attack you while fighting the revenants in the dungeon. Do not bring equipment that you are not willing to lose. It is highly recommended to set player settings to "Hidden" so that you do not accidentally attack another player and skull trick yourself.


If bringing armour, ensure that the armour you are wearing is either hybrid, range or magic-based, depending on your preferred combat style. This will ensure that the revenants will only use ranged and/or melee, based on your overhead prayers/curses and armour rating. If you use melee armour, the revenant will use magic attacks, which have a chance of binding and stunning the player for up to 3 seconds.

Players can opt between an enchanted salve amulet or a demon horn necklace. The enchanted salve amulet provides a 20% accuracy and damage increase against undead, which Revenants are classified as. The demon horn necklace can allow for players to stay for an unlimited amount of time, though this requires a charged attuned ectoplasmator and can potentially decrease the amount of profit gained from revenants.

The Ghost hunter equipment offers a damage bonus against ghosts depending on how many pieces of the armour set you have; one piece grants a 3% damage bonus, two pieces grant 6%, and three pieces grant 10%. Ghost hunter serves as a hybrid armour set, so revenants will only range you as long as your boots/gloves don't cause you to be weak to other styles of combat. You can get the pieces of this set from killing revenants, so there is no need to kill other ghost-like creatures to obtain it beforehand.

Ranged is the most essential way to kill revenants. It is advised to wear ranged armour so they will either use melee or ranged against you.

The cheapest inventory that you're willing to risk should consist of at least 1 to 2 Forinthry braces, and the rest of your inventory should be filled with food such as Monkfish or Sharks. You should also have some ranging potions on hand with your weapon, as even the hellfire bow can still miss against the the dark beast, knight and dragon relatively often if no boosts are used.

The recommended equipment below is from the most effective, to the most effective without the risk of losing too much.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Ghost hunter goggles (70) Ghost hunter goggles Royal dragonhide coif Royal dragonhide coif Black dragonhide coif Black dragonhide coif Red dragonhide coif Red dragonhide coif Blue dragonhide coif Blue dragonhide coif
Neck slot Salve amulet (e) Salve amulet (e) /
Demon horn necklace Demon horn necklace
Salve amulet Salve amulet Amulet of glory Amulet of glory Amulet of power Amulet of power Amulet of accuracy Amulet of accuracy
Back slot Ghost hunter backpack Ghost hunter backpack Ava's alerter Ava's alerter Cape of legends Cape of legends N/A N/A
Torso slot Ghost hunter body (70) Ghost hunter body Royal dragonhide body Royal dragonhide body Black dragonhide body Black dragonhide body Red dragonhide body Red dragonhide body Blue dragonhide body Blue dragonhide body
Legs slot Ghost hunter legs Ghost hunter legs Royal dragonhide chaps Royal dragonhide chaps Black dragonhide chaps Black dragonhide chaps Red dragonhide chaps Red dragonhide chaps Blue dragonhide chaps Blue dragonhide chaps
2h slot Hellfire bow Hellfire bow Noxious longbow Noxious longbow Royal crossbow Royal crossbow N/A N/A
Off-hand slot Any shield N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Forinthry bracelet (2) Forinthry bracelet N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ring slot Jennica's ring Jennica's ring Ring of wealth Ring of wealth N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Attuned ectoplasmator Attuned ectoplasmator N/A N/A N/A N/A

Note: The Hellfire bow is only if you want a relatively risk-free setup. However, players must first find the bow, which can be time consuming and potentially dangerous if someone is carrying it, as the wilderness sword only vaguely informs them of the quadrant it is at, and not the exact location. The bow may also be hidden in a secluded spot.

Melee has the advantage of stronger attacks which can easily decimate almost every revenant in combat.

Note: Dharok's set may be used for those on a low budget, as it is possible to kill revenants in one or two hits on Legacy Mode. The set is far more cheaper than tier 90 weaponry. Ensure that the Protect Item prayer/curse is active at all times, as there is a high chance of losing a piece if attacked by another player. If using Dharok's, your inventory will mostly consist of forinthry braces to nullify damage.

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Ghost hunter goggles (70) Ghost hunter goggles Pathfinder hood Pathfinder hood Dharok's helm Dharok's helm N/A N/A
Neck slot Salve amulet (e) Salve amulet (e) /
Demon horn necklace Demon horn necklace
Salve amulet Salve amulet Amulet of glory Amulet of glory N/A N/A
Back slot Constitution cape Skillcape Pathfinder cape Pathfinder cape N/A N/A N/A
Torso slot Ghost hunter body (70) Ghost hunter body Pathfinder jacket Pathfinder jacket Dharok's platebody Dharok's platebody N/A N/A
Legs slot Ghost hunter legs Ghost hunter legs Pathfinder trousers Pathfinder trousers N/A N/A N/A
Main hand slot Drygore longsword Any main-hand drygore weapon Blade of Nymora Blade of Nymora Chaotic longsword Any main-hand chaotic weapon N/A N/A
2h slot Noxious scythe Noxious scythe Dragon Rider lance Dragon Rider lance Dharok's greataxe Dharok's greataxe N/A N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand drygore longsword Any off-hand drygore weapon Blade of Avaryss Blade of Avaryss Off-hand chaotic longsword Any off-hand chaotic weapon N/A N/A
Off-hand slot Any shield N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Pathfinder gloves Pathfinder gloves Forinthry bracelet (2) Forinthry bracelet N/A N/A N/A
Feet slot Pathfinder boots Pathfinder boots N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ring slot Ring of wealth Ring of wealth N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Attuned ectoplasmator Attuned ectoplasmator Ectoplasmator Ectoplasmator N/A N/A N/A

Other Items

  • Antipoison++ - only if fighting the Revenant dragon, whose ranged attacks are poisonous and deals very high poison damage, which lasts two minutes.
  • Forinthry brace - when used, makes the player immune to damage from revenants for one minute, and makes them tolerant for one hour while staying in the dungeon.
  • A familiar - A Beast of Burden is recommended, especially the Pack yak so you can send any potential non-stackable valuables to the bank while staying at the revenants.
  • Food - Not needed with Soul Split and high level weaponry, but should be taken in the event that you take too much damage or are attacked by a PK'er.
  • Potions - to increase combat stats when fighting and to restore prayer. Not needed with a demon horn necklace/attuned ectoplasmator but should be taken as a precaution.
  • Shield switch with Mobile to escape from aggressive players.

Suggested healing abilities

Ability Explanation
Freedom Extremely useful if you are stunned or bound by a PK'er.
Anticipation If used correctly, it will prevent any stuns or binds from putting you in place for a while.
Regenerate (ability) For healing in-between combat.
Guthix's Blessing Rejuvenate Large healing, only should be used after a fight where you have almost no life points left.
Balanced Strike While using ranged for healing without using food or Soulsplit.

The Revenants

The Revenants have various levels and that with different max hits and life points.

When killing Revenants, you'll will want to try and kill them quickly before they make your fight last long. Each revenant has 20 "food", which they start to consume once they fall below half health. The amount of life points they recover is approximately 6% of their maximum life points. If the player finds themselves in a prolonged fight with a revenant, continue attacking to deplete its food supply.

Use of combos is not needed for the weaker revenants, which can easily die to simple basic or threshold abilities. Stronger revenants (demon and higher) may need use of combos in order to kill them.


Drops from the Revenants include:


  • Avoid logging out in the dungeon, as it's possible that there are players waiting to kill you upon logging in.
  • The revenant cave is a multi-combat zone. This means any number of players can attack you at once.
  • Dual-wielding, while allowing faster kill rates, adds an extra item that you risk losing if killed by another player. Take weapons at your own risk.
  • Having activated a value set will make identifying revenant drops significantly easier.
  • Bringing along a gold accumulator is not required but can help to pick up the common coin drops of the revenants. Any red dots you see on the minimap when one is brought along will allow the player to easily identify any potential drops.
  • Completing the Elite Wilderness Tasks will increase the drop rate of revenant items by 5%, and a Revenant drop enhancer increases it by 10%. Both stack together for a 15% drop rate increase.
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