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This article is about the monster. For the summoning familiar, see Shadow nihil (familiar).
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The Shadow nihil is fought during the Fate of the Gods quest alongside the smoke nihil, the ice nihil and the blood nihil. After the quest, they can be found in The Pit, accessible via the World Gate.

The shadow nihil is a member of the nihil race, created by Zaros during his testing of genetic manipulation. By its examine, the shadow nihil was likely created by weaving the essence of a demon.

The shadow nihil, like the other nihil in the arena, run across the halls and into holes in the wall, causing damage to any players that stand in its way. It always runs north, appearing from a different hole each time, until the player attacks it and draws its attention, at which point it solely focuses on using ranged attacks. The shadow nihil has a very high defence, so players are recommended to bring weapons that are at least level 70. Similiar to the other nihils, the shadow nihil has a special attack which it uses every 18 seconds (30 game ticks) with a "hiss" warning provided before its usage. When activated, a shadow appears on the spot where the player is, dealing 500 damage for three ticks for a total of 1500 damage in a similar fashion to Nex during her shadow phase. This attack does not follow the player, so it can be avoided by simply moving away from the spot when the nihil hisses. The shadow nihil, unlike the other nihils, also has an enhanced defence mechanism, which causes it to take less damage from ranged and magic attacks depending on its distance to the player, quite similar to the ascension legiones. Due to this, players should consider using melee weapons to fight this type of foe.

After the quest, the nihils may be fought for their drops. They are aggressive unless the Shard of Zaros is equipped.

Drops

Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins7,358; 24,537Common7,358–24,537
Death runeDeath rune30Common6,960
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common21,050–42,100
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon56,856
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon21,610
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon22,653
Pure essencePure essence30 (noted)Uncommon900
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone(noted)Uncommon24,154
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Rare1,045
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]8,816,585

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Demon hornDemon horn1CommonNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
  1. ^ 1/1,000,000
  2. ^ Mod Rowley. "Ancient Combat FAQ." 28 May 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare5,575
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