The Ultimate LizardMan Shaman/DWH Guide (No Cannon) ** updated post xeric patch**
Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you my experience (of over 5k kc dry -.-) of how to kill Shamans at a rate of ~90-100 an hour singleway, with no cannon!
I use this method because it is very quick and efficient, and saves a lot on resources. Anyway let's get into it!
This is the optimal setup for my method. as you can see full shayzien is a must! it keeps the damage to a minimum.
Furthermore the Ava's assembler saves on ammunition, which you will need a ton of over thousands of kills.
Thirdly the fury, archer's ring, and blessing are super easy to get, one requiring money (even on Ironman) and the other a few hours grind at DKs. The blessing helps when prayer flicking to maintain slightly longer without losing any points.
Finally, the Blowpipe is really a must. though it is optional and you can replace it with a Crystal Bow or Crystal Bow (I) for slightly lower rates if you cannot afford or have been unlucky at Zulrah
The Inventory Setup is basic. You want half decent food (you can see my budget wine from 99 cooking :p).
You also want a couple Antipoisons, Home Teles, a Xeric's Talisman (Optional) and bonecrusher (Optional).
You can also bring a rune pouch (optional) for high alching if you desire.
To get to the shaman caves you want to use either a Fairy ring (Code DJR) and run south through the Shayzien area, then west through the swamps to the cave or
Use Xeric's Talisman ( choose Xeric's Lookout) then run due west to the Caves.
The Caves in OSRS are task only, however on Zenyte you can kill there even off task! Beautiful!
When you enter the caves you will see a large open room connected to 4 smaller ones.
Each of the 4 smaller rooms has 2 Lizardman Shamans in it. It doesn't matter which you choose as they are all the same size etc.
It is good to note that they will not attack you if you leave the room, HOWEVER! they can have agro on you if you enter and leave one of the smaller rooms and can spawn the purple familiars that can explode and kill you. even if you aren't in one of the smaller rooms. (I died while afking in the main hall once to this)
Once you pick a room it's time to move on to actually killing the shamans and pray for a DWH!!!
When you enter the room you will be immediately attack by 1 of the lizardman shamans
You want to immediately activate Protect From Range and start attacking back on Rapid setting for your weapon. (make sure auto retaliate is off!)
You want to make sure to STAY ALONG THE WALL as this negates the jump attack and you can comfortably kill them without taking any damage.
You also want to make sure to move when you see the purple familiars spawn, immediately! (THEY HAVE CHANGED WITH UPDATE TO BE ALMOST IMMEDIATE!) making sure to STAY ALONG THE WALL. otherwise you risk a jump attack and if the 3 purple familiars are near you when they explode (5x5 square attack) they will deal up to 10 damage each!
OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!: learn to prayer flick range! this will extend trips and increase kills per hour greatly! **This has changed post xeric patch to be on the top of the animation instead of the end** so prayer flick when you see the projectile landing or slightly before to account for the next hit. (Think Zulrah or jad if you have done those)
Furthermore (optional) but recommended is to remember to use the special attack on the blowpipe to recover your health BEFORE using food. as this will also extend trips. If you don't have a blowpipe bring a Magic Short Bow (I) and use the special attack for it for higher DPS, switching back to Crystal Bow or Crystal Bow (I) for regular attacks.
Recharging Prayer is extremely fast at this location as you don't have to teleport home and back.
Instead you simply run North from the Caves to the Altar in the swamps then run back.
It is here that the AntiPoison potions are extremely necessary, since the Lizardman Brutes may attack you and poison you. You don't need to Pray Range as they rarely hit.
Wrapping it Up:
The only thing left to cover is when you run out of food/Inventory space simply teleport home with a teleport tab, bank, restock, and repeat!
congrats! You are on your way to getting your DWH! Hopefully faster than my grind has been
I wish you all good RNG and hopefully you get something out of my guide.
If you have any comments or questions let me know below or ingame (username Lestat)
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