Today is Solak launch day! The Guardian of the Grove is here, and he’s waiting to maim any foolhardy adventurers who blight his path. Get ready to fight the hugely anticipated boss in RuneScape 3! If you are lucky, you will get the Blightbound Crossbow which is the strongest crossbow in the game outside of Daemonheim.
How to Start
Head to the Lost Grove and talk to Merethiel by the centre circle
Once the instance has started talk to Solak to begin.
High combat levels and your best gear are recommended
Solak is a release from Mod Ramen which uses his knowledge picked up from Nex: Angel of Death. Each player will have a dedicated objective to focus on in the boss fight, and as the fight progresses there's a story being told - so keep an eye out for that as you make your way through the phases - keep an eye out for Merethiel as she will make an appearance in this fight also! Also, remember to turn your Audio on to hear some incredible voice acting from Doug Cockle (of The Witcher fame) and Viva Seifert, who has voice acted in 'Her Story' - adding to the intense atmosphere of the boss fight.
Solak releases with two dedicated modes, duo & group mode.
Group mode is capped to 7 players - if you're daring, and wish to take less than 7, this will be an incredibly enduring challenge, giving incredible satisfaction to teams that complete their first kill.
Duo Mode, as the name suggests is for teams of 2. Expect the same mechanics as Group mode, scaled down a little - this will be just as challenging as group mode.
With that being said... let's look at what you'd likely ask us with this update in a quick list
· Can I instakill dart Solak? - No
· Will Solak be added to the Reaper requirement? - Yes
· Are there any Comp/Trim/Master Quest Cape requirements - There are no MQC requirements, however as Solak is a new boss, he'll be added to the Reaper comp requirement. There are also new music tracks which you'll have to unlock during the fight to finish the music track requirement
· Can we get Solak as a reaper task? - Yes
· Average time for a kill? - About 10 - 15 minutes.
· Is there a practice mode? - There is indeed! You can practice Solak on release
· Does Solak have his own boss collection log entry? - He does! If you complete it you can unlock the title 'Guardian of the Grove'
· Will Solak be added to Final Boss/Insane Final Boss - He will be added to these indeed, information on the pet and drop rates below in the 'Rewards' section!
Rewards - Tier 92 Crossbows!
Let's face it, we all love awesome rewards from a boss and Solak has you covered, with a direct dual wield range upgrade! Throw away those Ascension Crossbows and say hello to the Blightbound Crossbows!
These are tier 92, and can be obtained as a full drop from Solak if you get lucky enough. These crossbows can also be dyed, and you can check out what these look like here. If you didn’t get the rare drop, don’t worry, you can buy one with your RS3 gold! With RS gold, you can buy anything you want from the Grand Exchange, and you can also repair your weapons with gold in the game.
Rewards - Boss Pet (Solly)
Solly is the boss pet obtainable from Solak, with a drop rate of 1/1200, the boss pet threshold is 500, as already mentioned above, Solly will tie in to Insane Final Boss so make sure to get him if you want that achievement back... or just get him for style, either works.
Premier Club Pays
Gold member? Taking on Solak? Well with Premium club, members can receive Lost Grove Mushrooms from the Guardian of the Vault, granting them 5 penalty free deaths when attempting to take down Solak! Remember though, you need the mushroom in your inventory for when you die! He's going to be a challenge!
Do you watch the RS Team’s live stream? It’s a great opportunity to grab a LootScape Loot Chest and get yourself some awesome in-game goodies by watching their live streams every month.
Just connect your RuneScape account to your Twitch account and tune into one of the RuneScape team’s live streams to get some free stuff!
This week, the LootScape item is the Game Jam created Nature’s Balance sword. Have fun and watch the stream for a guaranteed drop! You’ll also get an additional Parcel from the Hedge until the end of May.
You can connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more about it here.
Live Streams this Week
Tuesday, May 29th – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Solak Launch Day!
Join the RS team on the PCs as they commentate on how their streamers are getting on with getting among the first Solak kills.
Watch live on Twitch and YouTube – be sure not to miss it!
LootScape will be enabled, and the Game Jam created Nature’s Balance sword will be a guaranteed drop – as well as an additional Parcel from the Hedge.
Tuesday, May 29th – 19:00 UTC (Game Time) – Mod Lee takes on Solak!
The resident PvM expert pits his skills against RuneScape’s new toughest boss, with your guys’ help. Join him and – who knows? Maybe you’ll get to share the sweet, sweet loot.
Sunday, June 3rd – 18:00 UTC (Game Time) – PvM with Mod Lee
Join the resident PvM expert with another mass on Twitch this Sunday!
LootScape will be enabled, and the Game Jam created Nature’s Balance sword will be a guaranteed drop.
Solak Player Gallery
This week RuneScape is launching the Solak Player Gallery!
Send Jagex your art inspired by the Guardian of the Grove for a chance to win prizes worth of RuneScape’s toughest boss.
· 1st place: 1 month of free membership, 3 Bonds, 400 RuneCoins, and a unique, 3D-printed, hand-painted figurine of Solak!
· 2nd place: 1 month of free membership, 3 Bonds, and 400 RuneCoins
· 3rd place: 1 month of free membership and 3 Bonds
· Top 10: 1 month of free membership
Keep checking back to for more RS news and guides related to RuneScape Gold. MmoGah has some skilling money makers for you to earn OSRS gold and a 1-99 Crafting guide for players who want to earn some RuneScape 3 Gold while training the skill.
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