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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 rune30Common3,360
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common8,150–16,300
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon61,360
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon15,370
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon30,387
Pure essencePure essence30 (noted)Uncommon600
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone(noted)Uncommon25,106
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Rare1,530
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]7,370,099

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 sapphire1Common408
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common825
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,236
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,810
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare126,450–154,550
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,066
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,671
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,553
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare564,885–690,415
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,061
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,731
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare657,360–803,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,210
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,077
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,690–17,810
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,064,340–1,300,860
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,405
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,190
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare250,055–315,454
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,635–14,678
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,650–10,710
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common63,450–77,550
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon199,125–243,375
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,880–13,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare336,240–410,960
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,400–128,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common32,490–39,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,640–54,560
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,530–22,320
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare188,325–230,175
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare92,070–112,530
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,450
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare96,750–118,250
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon646,290–789,910
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon174,420–213,180
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon177,795–217,305
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon178,920–218,680
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,826–16,944
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,222–13,968
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,668
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare530,300
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common40,500–49,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon260,550–318,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,104–14,596
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare120,150–146,850
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,840–19,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare238,950–292,050
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,746
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*71,223
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,054
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