Ancient Relics

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Ancient Relics mode is a Game Mode in which players start with a maximum Skill Level cap of Level 10 and must defeat Dungeons to increase it. Any experience earned beyond the skill cap -1 experience from the next level will be deleted.

Ancient relics can be located in all Skills to gain unique permanent modifiers. There are 5 Relics that can be found for each skill. Upon locating all 5 Relics, you will immediately be awarded with the Master Relic. A random guaranteed Melvor Realm Relic is awarded when the respective skill reaches level 20 and level 99, given there are still relics to locate for that skill. Similarly, Abyssal Realm Relics are awarded at Abyssal level 10 and Abyssal level 60.

Melvor Realm Changes

  • Lesser Relics can be acquired while doing most Non-Combat skills at a rate of 1/1,000 (0.1%) per action and will always drop 300 at a time.
  • Fishing and Cooking are locked until Impending Darkness Event has been completed.
  • Defeating a dungeon for the first time awards you with 5 level cap increases. This allows you to choose between 2 random Non-Combat skills (including Prayer and Slayer). Each choice increases the respective skill's level cap by 15 (20 for Cartography and Archaeology).
  • Combat level caps automatically increase by 5 when defeating a Dungeon for the first time.
  • Before completing the Impending Darkness Event, skills can reach a maximum of Level 99, except for Cartography and Archaeology which can reach level 120. When Impending Darkness is completed, every skill will have their level caps set to 100. Archaeology and Cartography will have their caps set to 120.
  • After Impending Darkness, each completed Dungeon will increase all Combat skill caps by 3 (including Slayer). The amount of Random skill increases is bumped up to 6 and award 8 levels each. When Throne of the Herald is completed, every skill will have their caps set to 120.
    • Finishing a base game dungeon after Impending Darkness will not allow you to increase skills beyond level 99. Due to a bug, it is highly recommended you do EVERY base game dungeon before completing IDE.
  • Dungeons also provide Food Crates upon completion as a reward.
  • All standard preservation and doubling is disabled. There are certain relics that can bypass this limitation for Ammo, Runes. The Fletching Master Relic gives 10% Global Preservation which works for all Non-Combat skills as well as Digsite map charges.
  • Ancient Relics uses the Hardcore Combat Triangle.
  • After Throne of the Herald has been defeated, all skills will be capped at 115.126.837 experience (level 121 -1 experience).
  • A number of requirement changes have been made:
    • Barrier dungeons no longer require anything from Archaeology or Cartography. Combat Areas and Slayer Areas are unaffected.
    • Golem Territory requires 1 completion of Frozen Cove.
    • Into the Mist no longer requires Slayer.
    • Impending Darkness requires 1 clear of Underwater City.
    • Cooking Upgrade 1 can be purchased for 5,000,000GP after 1 clear of Bandit Base.

Abyssal Realm Changes

  • Lesser Relics can be acquired while doing most Non-Combat skills at a rate of 1/1,000 (0.1%) per action and will always drop 300 at a time.
  • Defeating a dungeon for the first time awards you with 8 level cap increases. This allows you to choose between 2 random Non-Combat skills (including Prayer). Each choice increases the respective skill's level cap by 15.
  • Combat level caps automatically increase by 10 when defeating an Abyss for the first time.
  • Upon completion of File:The Final Depth.png The Final Depth, all Abyssal level caps will be set to 60. Abyssal Experience will be capped at 4,945,300,024 experience (abyssal level 61 -1 experience).
  • Ancient Relics uses the Hardcore Reversed Combat Triangle.


Acquiring Ancient Relics

The drop rate of relics depends on the type of Skill and how many relics the player already has. This is because when rolling for a relic, every relic that has not been found (for that skill) will get a roll.

Ancient Relics are rolled for with each action so decreasing action time will increase your chances over time. Melvor Realm combat relics can only be obtained while fighting in Combat Areas, Slayer Areas, Dungeons and Strongholds. Abyssal Realm combat relics can only be obtained in Abyssal Combat Areas, Abyssal Slayer Areas, The Abyss and Abyssal Strongholds. Prayer relics are only rolled while using prayers and Slayer relics are only rolled while on a slayer task.

Melvor Realm Relics

Corruption and Harvesting do not have any Melvor Realm Relics.

  • 1/200,000 (0.0005%) in Non-Combat Skills. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/40,000 (0.0025%).
  • 1/33,333 (0.003%) for Farming. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/6,666 (0.015%).
    • Farming will roll for relics on every plot harvested. There is no difference between Harvesting each individual plot and using Harvest All.
  • 1/66,666 (0.003%) for Township. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/13,333 (0.0075%).
    • Township will roll for relics 10 times every tick (1 hour), once when a building constructed and whenever a building has been repaired.
  • 1/133,333 (0.00075%) for all Combat Skills. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/26,666 (0.00375%).
    • Combat Skills only roll for Ancient Relics when more than 1 damage has been dealt. Rolls are done per attack turn, not per hit.
    • Hitpoints relic 4 is an exception with a chance of 1/200,000 (0.0005%).

Abyssal Realm Relics

Cartography and Archaeology do not have any Abyssal Realm Relics.

  • 1/400,000 (0.00025%) in Non-Combat Skills. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/80,000 (0.00125%).
  • 1/33,333 (0.003%) for Farming. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/6,666 (0.015%).
    • Farming will roll for relics on every plot harvested. There is no difference between Harvesting each individual plot and using Harvest All.
  • 1/40 (2.5%) for Township. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/8 (12.5%).
    • Township will roll for abyssal relics once for every Abyssal Wave fight.
  • 1/363,636 (0.000275%) for Slayer and Prayer. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/72,727 (0.001375%).
  • 1/500,000 (0.0002%) for Hitpoints. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/100,000 (0.001%).
  • 1/266,666 (0.000375%) for all the other Combat Skills. With no relics unlocked, the rate is 1/53,333 (0.001875%).
    • Combat Skills only roll for Ancient Relics when more than 1 damage has been dealt. Rolls are done per attack turn, not per hit.
    • Corruption relics are only rolled for when the enemy is corrupted.


List of Ancient Relics