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This article is about the monster. For the summoning familiar, see Smoke nihil (familiar).
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The Smoke nihil is fought during the Fate of the Gods quest alongside the ice nihil, the shadow nihil and the blood nihil.

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

The smoke nihil, like the other nihil in the arena, runs across the halls and into holes in the wall, causing damage to and draining the stats of any players that stand in its way. It always runs west, appearing from a different hole each time, until the player attacks it and draws its attention, at which point it solely focuses on using magic. The smoke nihil has a very high defence, so players are recommended to bring weapons that are at least level 70. Like the other nihils, the smoke nihil has a special attack which it uses after 8 auto attacks, it gives a "hiss" warning before its use. When activated, the nihil attempt to choke a player using a smoke barrage. This special attack does not deal any direct damage damage to the player. Instead, it reduces all combat stats by 5 every tick. Smoke-resisting headwear, such as a slayer helmet or a facemask, will not prevent this attack's effects from occurring; however, it can be avoided entirely by using Overload potions, or by running at least two steps away from the spot the player was when the nihil hissed.

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
Law runeLaw rune30Common15,180
Elder energy 1000Elder energy50; 100Common8,600–17,200
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Uncommon14,600
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon5,620
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon28,995
Crushed nestCrushed nest15 (noted)Uncommon56,670
Pure essencePure essence200 (noted)Uncommon4,800
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips8Uncommon60,144
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Zaryte bowZaryte bow1Very rare[1][2]7,787,529

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Aviansie talonsAviansie talons1CommonNot 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 sapphire1Common466
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common734
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,286
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,611
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare117,495–143,605
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,467
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,189
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,166
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare547,470–669,130
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,092
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,753
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare578,520–707,080
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,849
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,768
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common13,899–16,851
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,005–1,280,895
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,506
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,750–241,900
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,480–15,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,250–11,550
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common76,950–94,050
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,025–299,475
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,920–15,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare417,780–510,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,600–129,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,570–41,030
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,560–53,240
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,740–22,560
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare190,350–232,650
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare80,460–98,340
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,438
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare96,570–118,030
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon654,210–799,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon164,430–200,970
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon151,290–184,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,520–190,080
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon33,838–38,672
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,454–23,376
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon354,708
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare803,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common44,100–53,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,535–17,765
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,950–17,050
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare226,800–277,200
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*92,094
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare6,984
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