The Light Within is here, along with more on-screen action bars. It's a great day for Ironman players, too, with Group Bossing and Completionist Cape (including Trimmed) all fully enabled.
Top that off with some sweet new walk overrides in Solomon's Store and it's a heck of a week of content.
Read on to find out more!
The Light Within
How to Start
Speak to Eluned in Prifddinas
| You must be a RuneScape member
||Fate of the Gods
||The World Wakes
|The Temple at Senntisten
The Light Within's sprawling story will see you helping the elven elders to find and reunite the Seren Shards – the scattered remnants left when the goddess sacrificed herself to save her faithful.
Travel across Gielinor and beyond – to the elven homeworld of Tarddiad. Expect fiendish puzzles, challenging combat and some truly tough choices.
Whatever the outcome, your part in these events will be pivotal in the ongoing saga of Gielinor's Sixth Age.
Completing this epic adventure unlocks some truly game-changing rewards: new prayers and spells which make a dedicated support role possible in endgame combat content, and high-level skilling incentives that are nigh on vital.
Note that these are part of the Ancient curses and spellbook.
||Direct damage spell. Also restores lifespan on prisms.
|Prism of Restoration
||Places a prism which heals nearby familiars and restores their special attack energy, and gives a chance to not use scrolls on familiar special ability use.
||Direct damage spell. Also overcharges prisms, adding useful effects on their next tick.
||Redirects damage taken by the targeted player over the next three seconds to the caster, and reduces the damage to 95% of the original hit.
||Direct damage spell. Also applies a stacking 1% damage reduction buff to the caster. Stacks up to 5%, and with other damage reduction methods.
|Prism of Salvation
||Places a prism which players can click to teleport near to, as long as there's a clear path between.
||Direct damage spell. Also has a chance to apply a 1% damage buff to nearby allies. Stacks up 3%.
|Prism of Loyalty
||Places a prism into which players can funnel life points. Anyone doing so will take damage, and the prism will automatically heal nearby players with 75% or lower life points.
||Deploys a static dome that allies can stand within to reduce incoming damage by 50%. Domes cannot be layered on top of eachother, and new shield domes affecting a player within 2 minutes have diminishing returns.
|Prism of Dowsing
||Places a prism which attracts wisps to it and increases the chance of drawing enriched wisps. All nearby players can benefit from this.
||When cast on mining, fishing or woodcutting spots - or full box traps - will cause the resource to persist for 30 seconds, yield no resources and give increased XP. Other players may still deplete the resource, but Crystallise will carry on when the resource is back.
||Skips a tree, fruit tree or herb patch forward a growth stage. Usable once per day on each eligible farming location.
||Gives +15% to pickpocketing chance and gives a chance to avoid damage and stun on failure.
||Identical to the Lunar version.
||Automatically absorbs chronicles while training divination, granting Hunter and Divination XP.
||Doubles the chance of Seren-aligned spell effects occurring when using abilities.
||Doubles the chance of Zaros-aligned spell effects occurring when using abilities.
||Equally shares all damage and healing with another player also using this effect.
||Gives 5% damage reduction and 1% damage reflection for all nearby players who have the same prayer active. Stacks up to 5 times for a total of 25% reduction and 5% reflection. Note that the prayer only affects other players, so you'll need 6 players using it to get the full effect.
||Automatically burns logs and smelts ore into bars for XP.
||Boosts Defence by 10%, life points by 100, doubles regeneration and allows regeneration in combat.
All of this is yours to enjoy with the wondrous new capabilities you'll unlock, but it doesn't stop there.
You'll also get to return to Tarddiad, where you can earn stunning hybrid-style crystal armour sets in two forms: level 70 tradeable, and level 80 untradeable.
And of course, there'll be a healthy helping of XP in a range of skills as soon as you complete the quest.
Additional Action Bars
Ever wanted to have multiple, hot-key enabled action bars open on your RuneScape HUD? The Ninjas have made it so.
Head to the Settings interface to enable up to four additional on-screen action bars, and drag them freely around the screen and resize them as you wish, finding your perfect set-up.
Ironman | Group Bossing & Completionist Requirements
We've enabled a great deal of high-level content for Ironman players this week.
First Up, Ironmen players may now group with each other to access all bosses that use the boss instancing system. They may also create groups to access the Raid ‘Liberation of Mazcab’.
Lootshare has also been enabled to Ironman accounts - although it will only work on bosses.
Alongside these changes we’ve opened up a few areas in the game that were previously inaccessible to Ironman players. These include areas such as the Kalphite King's lair, Vorago’s borehole, Mobilising Armies and Barbarian Assault.
On top of this, we’ve also made it possible for Ironman players to earn the Completionist and Trimmed Completionist cape! To unlock those songs you previously couldn't access, simply attempt to enter or interact with the content in question.
Keep an eye out for broadcasts as Ironman players start making RuneScape history!
This week sees the release of one of the most spectacular and rewarding quests yet released, plus a raft of new spells and prayers - and more. We hope you have a tremendous time with The Light Within – head over to the forums and let us know your thoughts.
The RuneScape Team
Solomon's Store | Walk Animations
Strut your stuff with four new walk animations, available today in Solomon's Store.
Happy, Sad, Proud and Angry make up the gamut of emotional states on display. Check out the previews below or on our Vine channel, and start walking the walk.
Please note that these animation only work when weapons are sheathed
Need RuneCoins? You can purchase them via the website, or click 'Earn' from within Solomon's Store.
Live Streams this Week
Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including last week’s September Raffle teaser.
This week, we have something a little new for you – read on to find out more.
Developer Q&A: Vampyre Quest | 16:00 UTC, Tuesday 25th August
Join the usual cast of JMods on the streaming sofas as they take your questions, and show you some unseen teasers for the terrifying Vampyre Quest, coming your way very soon!
Ask your questions on the forums, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag #RSDevQA.
Community Stream: QBD 101 with Mod Osborne | 20:00 UTC, Tuesday 25th August
Ever wanted to learn how to knock QBD out of the park? So did Mod Osborne!
We'll be teaming him up with one of our combat specialists and taking him through the best tactics, weaponry and gear in order to destroy one of Gielinor's most fearsome beasts.
Expect deaths and comedy a-plenty.
In Other News
- We've got a few more RuneFest hotel rooms available for Bonds. Redeem in-game now to book your accomodation while you can!
- Just one week left to book flights with Bonds for RuneFest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Read the patch notes for further detail of today's updates.