- This article is about the activity in which players must defeat waves of TzHaar. For the activity in which players fight against each other, see TzHaar Fight Pit.
|This is a safe . If you die here, you will not lose your items.|
The TzHaar Fight Cave is an Activity in RuneScape introduced on 4 October 2005. It is a safe combat activity in TzHaar City, which means if you die, you will retain all of the items you did not use while fighting, such as food. Players must defeat many waves of TzHaar monsters and the level 702 TzTok-Jad to receive the coveted Fire cape.
Up until the release date, the Kalphite Queen (level 333) was the most powerful creature in RuneScape. The introduction of the TzHaar Fight Cave created 2 higher-level monsters: TzTok-Jad (level 702) and Ket-Zek (level 360). However, the Kalphite Queen is widely regarded as more difficult to defeat than the level 360 Ket-Zek. More recently the Corporeal Beast has been added to the game which has overcome TzTok-Jad in combat level. Then there was the release of Nomad (level 699), who is currently the most difficult quest boss in the game, capable of using an attack which hits for the player's maximum life points minus one. (maximum 989).
Deep under the ground of Karamja. To find the entrance to this underground city of TzHaar, players must go into the volcano dungeon on Karamja. You can take a boat from Ardougne (30gp), from Port Sarim (30 coins), or teleport with an Amulet of Glory. Once there, players will see a cave entrance that leads to TzHaar.
The residents here are much stronger than most places, which is to be expected from a race living inside a volcano, and have devised many tests of skill and strength. Some, like the TzHaar fight pit, are meant as tournaments between bold adventurers. However, the TzHaar Fight Cave puts adventurers against a succession of waves of monsters, each harder than the last. To get to the final boss, the immensely powerful level 702 TzTok-Jad, players must battle past six other types of monsters ranging from level 22 up to level 360. Each of these monsters require a different tactic by the player, though, due to the structure of the activity, most of them are best fought from a distance.
They generally have high attack and strength, along with a special ability, but low life points and Defence.
The monsters are in order of appearance by wave number:
|First Wave||Level||Name||LP||Attack||Max hit||Notes|
|1||22||100||Melee||40||Drains prayer, when in Melee range, by 1/10 life points done +1 (e.g. If it hits 0 LP, it will drain 1 Prayer). They hit up to 42 life points and therefore drain up to 5 prayer points at a time. Should always be a player's first priority as Prayer is your most valuable resource in the caves.|
|3||45||200||Melee||75||Inflicts 10 LP of recoil damage when hit by any Melee attack. These are the least dangerous monsters in the cave, and should be a player's lowest priority to kill. They can also be safe spotted. However, if you are trying to conserve life points, try not to melee these as they will inflict 10 recoil damage and can hit up to 75 life points, but not often. When it dies, 2 level 22 Tz-Keks take its place.|
|3||22||100||Melee||43||2 of these appear when a level 45 Tz-Kek is killed; they do not have the recoil effect. These are harmless to any player with a chance of acquiring the cape and are good source of health while using Guthan's.|
|7||90||400||Range, Melee if close. (attacks look similar)||133||Has high accuracy and strength, but low defence and life points. Protect from Missiles prayer is advised in the early waves, but not necessary. In waves where both Tok-Xil and Ket-Zek is present, players should kill the Tok-Xil first with Protect from Magic on (unless a Tz-Kih is nearby) before its damage begins building up. You should get within melee range of them when you need to have protect from magic on, as their melee attack is very innacurate. You can also poison it and rest in the safespot.|
|15||180||800||Melee||290||Can heal itself and other monsters, but only when it is attacking you. Trapping it behind a rock (such as the Italy rock to the east) and safe-spotting it is recommended. When there is a Yt-MejKot and a Ket-Zek on the same wave, try to run around the Ket-Zek so the Yt-MejKot will get stuck. Avoid getting in melee range, as it can hit up to 280.|
|31||360||1600||Magic, Melee||500+||Uses Magic and melee attacks. Range these while using Protect from magic. Both types of attacks are known to hit well over 500 life points at best, so it is advised to use protection prayers at all times. The damage is rolled up as it attacks, not as it hits you, so it is advised to turn on protection from magic before you see it. It is possible to use magic against the Ket-Zek, however it is highly recommended to use ranged-based attacks. Defeating a Ket-Zek is also a Hard task for Karamja Diary. The Ket-Zek hits incredibly hard and consistently with melee, and magic (up to 540 with magic and melee) and uses both when in melee combat range.|
|2550||Melee, Magic, Ranged||970||Uses Range, melee, and magic attacks. See text for more details.|
|63||108||600||Melee||140||Appears when TzTok-Jad is at half LP to heal it; these can be distracted by being hit a single time. If using a crossbow the "Longrange" attack is optimal due to its far reach. Can heal itself when in melee range like its cousin the Yt-MejKot.|
The goal of the Fight Cave is to reach and defeat the level 702 TzTok-Jad; however, this is painstaking and very long to do. Players will need to keep focus and not panic if they wish to succeed. Unlike the Kalphite Queen and other high-levelled monsters, players cannot team up against these monsters.
- Main article: TzTok-Jad
TzTok-Jad (commonly referred to as "Jad") is the final monster encountered in the TzHaar Fight Cave activity. Examining the monster yields the discouraging message "This is going to hurt..." TzTok-Jad is also the 2nd highest level monster in all of RuneScape that players can fight with conventional methods (the highest level monster is the Corporeal beast). Those who are skilled enough to defeat it are in for a grand reward, namely the Fire cape, considered one of the best capes in the game. This special cape is also one of only two capes to date that are animated (The other being the Dungeoneering Master cape with its smoke trail). The Fire cape also gives the ability to obtain an Ice strykewyrm slayer task without using slayer reward points to purchase that ability, and doubles the damage of fire spells while slaying them. In addition, it adds 40 damage to all attacks against them. Ice strykewyrms are the only monster to drop the coveted Staff of light.
In order for one to reach TzTok-Jad, one must first endure 62 waves of fighting progressively tougher monsters. The current wave that the player is on is shown at the beginning of each wave. TzTok-Jad himself is a level 702, huge, four-legged behemoth and uses Magic, Melee, & Ranged attacks - he will melee you when you are adjacent to him (he can range or mage at melee range, too); otherwise he alternates between using Magic and Range. Although somewhat slow, all of these can deal enough damage in a single blow to kill even the most powerful of players if not guarded against via using the correct protection prayer, as TzTok-Jad has a maximum hit of 970. When TzTok-Jad is down to half health, he will summon four Yt-HurKots (level 108 with 600 LP and tiny in comparison) which will heal him, effectively causing him to regenerate endlessly until you deal with them. In order to stop them from healing, you need to kill them. The Yt-HurKots' melee attacks hit up to 140, so to repel these attacks, turn on the Steel Skin prayer, or kill them. Alternatively, when all of them are attacking you, simply run through TzTok-Jad and they will become trapped behind him (this is not advised unless you are experienced and know his actions). You can use a bow such as Karil's crossbow or the Crystal bow to attack.
Note: It's highly recommended not to give up if the player runs out of prayer potions just before the last wave, because if the player brought a falador shield (1, 2 or 3) they can log out and come back the day after and restore prayer, which could potentially save the player resources and some time. However, you cannot log out during the last wave.
NOTE: Please be advised that the healers will ONLY respawn after killing them if you allowed them to restore Jad back to full health during their first spawn. If they are distracted and killed while Jad still has some damage from you on him, they WILL NOT RESPAWN!!!
Note: When attacking the healers with a (cross)bow to turn their attention to you, it is advised to set the attack style to "long range" first. Otherwise you may walk too close to TzTok-Jad and get hit by his melee attack.
Note: If you get hit hard by Jad, do not power eat or panic. Stay calm and focused. Heal once every time he attacks while prioritizing praying first.
Survival depends on watching his movements. He warns the player before attacking with magic and ranged attacks. By listening for certain sounds and watching his forelegs prior to his attack, he/she can switch to the appropriate protection prayer and avoid severe damage. Between these attacks the player must switch as quickly as possible otherwise he/she could experience hits up to 970s. One way to do this a little quicker is to use the keys "f1" (inventory) and "f3" (prayer); if one wastes even less than a second, the results could be fatal. Using the f keys to switch between interfaces can be done on a PC, some linux, and mac computers. However, in order to use this feature on a mac you must first press the function (fn) key on the keyboard simultaneously with the f1 and f3 keys which may take more time. (however this can be changed through --> System preferences --> Keyboard -->and then check the box "use F1,F2 keys as Standard function keys" to normally use the function keys without the 'fn' key)
Reaching TzTok-Jad takes a considerable amount of time and resources, requiring usually 2–3 hours of continuous playing and a considerable number of potions. At 90+ range however, it can take as little as just over an hour to get to the final wave.
Actually defeating TzTok-Jad requires a huge amount of persistence and determination, as TzTok-Jad is rarely defeated in the first few tries by even the best RuneScape players.
Contrary to popular belief, a player's Ranged or Combat Level to a point do not considerably affect the player's performance in the Fight Caves, as the immense difficulty of dealing with the trials and the final battle with TzTok-Jad still remains. A higher defence level, however, DOES help the player to get to TzTok-Jad easier, as the player can equip better armour and will get hit less often.
For players who wish to save their high-healing foods for later fights may choose to find a safespot and wait until their life points heal. This is very time consuming, but casting a Lunar Dream spell, having a bracelet of regeneration equip or Rapid Heal/Rapid Renewal turned on or simply Resting will speed up the healing process. An Enhanced excalibur is very helpful here, it can heal 200 life points (400 after Seers elite diary tasks) and boosts your defence level every 5 minutes. Higher level players may also find the Saradomin godsword to be useful, as both prayer and life points can be recovered.
Since the release of Kuradal, players may now receive Tzhaar creatures as Slayer tasks. Upon receiving the assignment, Kuradal will offer a player the option to upgrade the task to "280 volcanic creatures of the Tzhaar Fight Caves." Defeating TzTok-Jad on this special assignment will give a bonus of 25,000 Slayer experience, the largest amount of experience to be gained from any monster. Additionally, going through the whole Fight Cave on this alternative task may yield up to 37,000 Slayer experience. This consists of all waves up to 63, including killing eight Yt-HurKots (two waves) and TzTok-Jad himself. It is highly advised to get a full slayer helmet or a focus sight before attempting this task with range. The Slayer experience breakdown of a Tzhaar Fight Caves task is:
48 TzKih (480xp), 40 TzKek [large (800xp)], 80 Tz-Kek [divided (800xp)], 36 Tok-Xil (1,440xp), 34 Yt-MejKot (2,720xp), 33 Ket-Zek (5,280xp), TzTok-Jad (25,000xp), and 8 Yt-HurKot (480xp).
If a player fails/chooses not to kill the all of the Yt-HurKot, he/she can start the fight caves over to fight eight lesser creatures, gaining 50-370xp in Slayer less than if all healers were killed. This may be considered a more favorable option, despite less xp, as killing even one wave of them is often difficult when fighting TzTok-Jad.
Fighting TzTok-Jad requires the use of prayer. As mentioned earlier, you can tell what type of attack he will use before it hits you. The following are the prayers to use to protect yourself:
- Ranged: He will raise his feet up, and then slam them down right away. Quickly turn on Protect from Missiles when he raises his feet.
- Magic: He will tilt his head down (facing the floor) as a large asteroid like object forms, which he then he lunges towards you when he looks back up, which is similar to the sound of the Retribution Prayer. Quickly, turn on Protect from Magic.
- Melee: He will only attack using melee if you are standing beside him.
Note: It is also possible to use the Ancient Curses from The Temple at Senntisten to protect from his attacks. The Deflect Curses are very useful, as they work and drain the same way the normal protection prayers do, (the Curses can also be used against Yt-MejKot, Ket-Zek and Tok-Xil) and have a chance of dealing some helpful damage to the enemies attacking (up to 97 on TzTok-Jad, since its maximum hit is 970) It is widely believed that the Deflect Curses deal 10% of damage of what the enemy would have caused. The disadvantage is you need at least 68 prayer (if using range) or 71 (if using melee for TzTok-Jad.)
There are generally two approaches to get through the caves. One is using Guthan's and ranged, the other is using ranged only. Magic is ineffective in the caves as a vast quantity of runes is needed, and all the monsters have high magic defence. Note that these setups are only a suggestion, and they can vary from player to player depending on skill levels.
Note: When using a crossbow it is recommended to bring two types of bolts. One for strong opponents or opponents you can't hide/pray against and a cheaper one for weaker opponents and ones you can safespot. This saves money but will make it take longer to defeat some opponents and the extra prayer potion/super restore/saradomin brew/food may make the difference between winning a firecape or a few tokkul.
Cheap, Successful Setup (recommended)Edit
Many players use high-priced objects, such as Guthan's armour and Armadyl armour. If you are around level 80-90, you might want to use this setup for any of your attempts at completing the Fight Caves. Make sure that no monsters melee you except the level 45s and the descendants of the level 45 which are two 22s. All other monsters are most likely to inflict high damage, and even the low-levelled Tz-Kih can heavily penalize you with a melee attack capable of draining several seconds worth of prayer points per hit. When bringing potions you should always be carrying 4 doses of the potion.
This is a recommended minimalist equipment setup.
- Verac's helm
- Amulet of fury or gods stole
- Black d'hide body
- Verac's plateskirt or Proselyte tasset
- Rune crossbow
- Unholy book
- Ava's accumulator
- Around 200 Diamond bolts (e) (for killing Jad)
- Around 750-1000 Broad-tipped bolts (if 55 Slayer, else Adamant bolts)
- Gloves (barrows), (if not able black vambs)
- Ranger- or Snakeskin boots
Here is a suggested inventory:
- 6 Super restore potions (4)
- 6 Saradomin brews (4)
- 2 Ranging potions (4) (Extreme if possible)
- 14 Prayer potions (4)
Note: This is a ranged-only setup, since you will only be using a rune crossbow. Ava's accumulator is a highly recommended item to bring, as bolts will be rapidly used up, and you will want to use all the bolts you possibly can.
Many players use Guthan's in the early waves as it helps conserve food, and it also has reasonable defence. Players would normally use Guthan's until the Yt-MejKots appear, in which the player would then switch to their ranged setup. However, they could still heal on monsters in later waves to replenish their health when needed. Ideal monsters to heal on are Tz-Kih, Tz-Kek, and Tok-Xil. Yt-MejKots are also ideal to heal on if you are using a safe spot: this is done by hiding in the safe spot, hitting Yt-Mejkot and running back to the safe spot. It should be noted that when you run back to your safe spot you should wait until its LP bar goes away so it will not attack you.
Here is a suggested equipment setup if you are using Guthan's:
- Guthan's helm/Proselyte sallet/Armadyl Helm
- Amulet of fury / God stole / Holy symbol / Unholy symbol / Amulet of glory
- Guthan's platebody/Armadyl chestplate/Proselyte hauberk/Armadyl Chestplate
- Guthan's chainskirt/Verac's plateskirt/Proselyte cuisse/Armadyl chainskirt
- Guthan's warspear/Rune Crossbow/Crystal Bow/Karil's crossbow
- Ava's accumulator / Ava's attractor / Fire Cape / Obsidian cape / Skillcape / Legends cape
- Adamant bolts / Diamond bolts (e) / Bolt racks / Broad-tipped bolts / Nothing (if using crystal bow)
- Regen Bracelet / Karamja gloves(4)/ Gloves (barrows) / Black spiky vambs
- Ranger boots / Snakeskin boots / Dragon boots/Bandos boots
- Archers ring / Explorer's ring (optional) / Berserker ring
Note that the Saradomin Godsword could save your life, as it's special attack restores prayer AND life points. You might want to consider bringing one or borrowing one.
And here is the suggested inventory to go with it:
- Black d'hide body / Karil's leathertop / Armadyl chestplate
- Guthan's helm (if using some other helm)
- Black d'hide chaps / Karil's leatherskirt / Armadyl chainskirt / Verac's skirt (optional)
- Rune crossbow / Karil's crossbow / 2 Crystal bows
- Falador shield 3 / Granite shield / Dragonfire shield / Elysian spirit shield (optional, and only if using Rune crossbow)
- 1 Ranging potion (4)
- 5-6 Saradomin brews (4)
- 16-18 Super restore potions (4)
The ranged-only setup involves using ranged all the way through to the end. Many players say this is harder than using Guthan's, as more food and/or potions is required, and you would take more damage. However, it isn't very difficult to make it to the end using only ranged, and it is a good alternative to people who can't afford Guthan's. As you will be taking more damage, it is highly recommended to maximise your defence bonus (especially slash and ranged, to help defend against Tok-Xil and Yt-HurKot), as well as prayer and ranged attack. Falador Shield 3 gives 100% prayer point restore once per day and a +7 static prayer bonus, making it a good shield alternative to the Elysian shield and the Dragonfire shield. Falador shields 1 and 2 are not recommended as their statistics and prayer restore percentages are not very effective, although, with a good prayer level of 60+, the 50% prayer restore of shield 2 can be useful. Players may find using multiple hand cannons extremely useful getting through this activity (as there is a chance a hand cannon will break).
Here is the suggested equipment setup if you are using ranged only (in order of best to worst):
- Full slayer helmet (only if the player's task is Tzhaar) / Verac's helm / Saradomin coif / Guthix coif / Zamorak coif / Helm of Neitiznot / Proselyte sallet / Armadyl helm
- Amulet of fury / God stole / Holy symbol / Unholy symbol / Amulet of glory / Amulet of ranging
- Armadyl chestplate / Karil's leathertop / Black d'hide body
- Bandos Tassets / Verac's skirt / Armadyl chainskirt / Proselyte tasset / Proselyte cuisse / Karil's leatherskirt/ Black d'hide chaps
- Chaotic crossbow / Rune crossbow / Karil's crossbow / Crystal bow / Hand cannon (WARNING: The Cannon may explode)
- Dragonfire shield / Blessed spirit shield/ Obsidian Shield /Granite shield / Elysian spirit shield / Falador Shield 3 / Faithful shield/ God book /Broodoo shield
- Ava's Accumulator / Ava's Attractor / Trimmed Skillcape (If not using Rune Crossbow) / Soul Wars cape / Ardougne cape 3/ Fire cape/
- Diamond bolts (e) / Rune bolts / Broad-tipped bolts / Bolt Rack (if using karil's crossbow) / Adamant bolts / Hand cannon shot for fighting Jad
- Regen Bracelet / Barrows gloves / Black d'hide vambraces / Other Gloves obtained from Recipe for Disaster/ Combat brace
- Ranger boots / Snakeskin boots / Dragon boots for melee defence bonuses / Bandos boots for melee defence bonuses and prayer/ Rock climbing boots
- Archer's ring (i) / Explorer's ring (optional) (prayer bonus)/ Onyx ring (i) / Archer ring
And here is the suggested inventory to go with it:
- 1 Ranging potion (4)
- 6-10 Saradomin brews (4)
- Fill rest of slots with Super restore potions (4)
- Purple Sweets (stackable food, heals 10-30 LP)
Note: While using Crystal bows, players will find that they will reach Jad with their bow at 2/10. Most players using this method find it wise to bring two Crystal bows, or just one and Karils c'bow/ Hand Cannon for Jad.
Note: If you have completed the Seer's Village Achievement Diary then you might want to bring the Enhanced Excalibur instead of a Saradomin brew. The enhanced Excalibur special takes the entire special attack bar but it heals you by 200 LP and boosts your defence by 15%. The Enhanced Excalibur heals up to 400 if you completed the Seer's Village Elite Diary.
This pure's setup is for those with a defence level of 20 or below, and who are willing to spend at least 1M-3M on a Fight Caves attempt. Achieving the Fire Cape on a low defence pure is a great achievement.
It is recommended to have at least these stats for a relatively easier fight caves trip:
- Monk's robe (top)/ God robe top
- Black d'hide chaps
- Rock climbing boots / Ranger boots
- Rune crossbow
- Amulet of fury / Amulet of glory/ Unholy symbol
- 1000-2000 Diamond bolts (e)/ Broad bolts
- Ava's attractor / Ava's accumulator
- Archer's ring or Archer's ring (i)/ Onyx ring(i)
- Regen bracelet/ Black d'hide vambraces (Not recommended)
On a low Defence pure, the activity can be extremely challenging. Therefore it is recommended to study the caves and many guides before attempting. You will be hit very hard by the level 90's. When the healers appear in the last wave, it is recommended to use the Steel Skin prayer to aid your low Defence against them for a short period of time.
Higher levelled players may find that the Saradomin Godsword is a useful weapon to bring into the caves. This allows for regular boosts in prayer and life points. This eliminates the need for food up until Jad (in most circumstances), and cuts down on prayer restore potion usage.
Despite some of the lower levelled creatures having 100 or 200 lifepoints, players can still heal the equivalent to what they would have hit, should the given monster have had more life points. The saradomin godsword's special attack heals on a 1:2 ratio to lifepoints (and 1:40 for prayer), meaning that a hit of 400 life points will restore 200 lifepoints (as well as 10 prayer!).
The Saradomin Godsword is best used in conjunction with range (for details of equipment, see above). Using the two methods, rangers can afford to be a little more relaxed as to the damage they receive, due to the fact that they will find they are able to use one special attack per round from roughly round 20.
An effective method of using range and the godsword is to use a Crystal bow (or alternative) as you otherwise would, and save a Tz-Kek for last, and healing on that to prepare for the next round. Sometimes even using a Dragon halberd on some of the monsters while they are stuck can save some bolts or crystal bow charges.
Another method for high levelled players is to use full Proselyte, a Soul Wars cape (from Nomad's Requiem), a God Stole, and a Dragon Halberd to complete the waves. The benefit to this method is that the gear has extremely high prayer bonus (+36 with a Slayer helm, +39 with a Helm of Neitiznot) which allows the player to use fewer prayer potions. With 90+ attack and strength, and extreme attack and strength potions, this method can be used to complete the caves as quickly as with traditional range-based methods.
However, this method is quite advanced, as the player must use caution with the halberd. Running up to a Ket-Zek with the halberd may put the player within the Ket-Zek's melee reach, so it is advised to turn run off several steps before hitting the Ket Zek, and then on again once the player is attacking from a safe distance. This is even more critical when fighting TzTok-Jad, as the player must keep the healers away from Jad, while staying within halberd reach of Jad. Often this involves complex maneuvers to line the healers up parallel to Jad.
While not a method in of itself, players with a high Magic level may wish to bring runes for a multi-targeted Blood spell, as this can speed up the caves considerably while providing additional healing. It takes some practice to learn to hit many monsters at the same time, because when cast on a multi-square monster, the spell only hits creatures adjacent to the monster's southwest-most corner square.
Players who have plenty of time on their hands could bring full penance and rest. This restores both health points and prayer, but takes quite a long time. This is best used in conjunction with ranging.
To complete the fight caves, it is strongly recommended you have the following skill levels:
- 70+ Attack (if using Guthan's) 75+ (if using the Saradomin Godsword)
- 70+ Strength (Not required to use Guthan's, but recommended)
- 70+ Defence (if using Guthan's)
- 70+ Ranged (80+ Makes a huge difference versus 70 range)
- 70+ Magic (for extra protection from the Ket-Zek's magic attack)
- 70+ Constitution
- 60+ Prayer
If one is successful in completing all the waves and defeating TzTok-Jad, they receive 16,064 Tokkul and the much-coveted fire cape. This cape has an animated "lava" pattern. The animation shows lava flowing downwards continually.
The Fire Cape is widely considered the best cape in RuneScape. It provides more protection (+11 in all defence bonuses) than the Cape of Legends (+7), the skillcapes (+9) and the Obsidian cape (+9). It is, of course, non-tradeable. The only capes better in any area are the God capes which provide a higher magic offensive bonus only, Ava's attractor or accumulator in ranged attack bonus, and trimmed Capes of achievement as well as Vestment cloaks, Soul Wars cape, and the Ardougne cloak 2 and 3 which are only higher in prayer.
Defeating TzTok-Jad subsequently after obtaining the Fire Cape awards the player with another Fire Cape and 16,064 Tokkul, allowing you to have more than one fire cape at a time. Any spare fire capes can also be sold to TzHaar-Mej-Jal for 16,064 Tokkul per cape.
If a player dies in the fight caves, they will still get Tokkul, but not as much as they would if they defeated TzTok-Jad. The further a player gets, the more Tokkul and if one dies at TzTok-Jad then they will only receive 8,800 Tokkul—about half the amount than if the player defeats TzTok-Jad.
As of 9 November 2009, defeating the Fight Cave and TzTok-Jad rewards the player with double Tokkul!
The Italy Rock, named for its striking resemblance to the country of Italy, is on the east wall, just south of the entrance. This is an ideal area for safespot ranging . It is generally considered a safer tactic to stay to the north of the Italy Rock as most of the monsters spawn on the southern side, preventing them from hitting you unexpectedly.
A useful spot to range/mage the lvl180 Yt-MejKots is in the north-west "cave" standing against the east wall there. The lvl180 Yt-MejKots will almost always get trapped there so you can safely range/mage them. This is useful on waves like 30 and 61, where you get attacked by two Yt-MejKots at once.
- 22, 22
- 45, 22
- 45, 22, 22
- 45, 45
- 90, 22
- 90, 22, 22
- 90, 45
- 90, 45, 22
- 90, 45, 22, 22
- 90, 45, 45
- 90, 90
- 180, 22
- 180, 22, 22
- 180, 45
- 180, 45, 22
- 180, 45, 22, 22
- 180, 45, 45
- 180, 90
- 180, 90, 22
- 180, 90, 22, 22
- 180, 90, 45
- 180, 90, 45, 22
- 180, 90, 45, 22, 22
- 180, 90, 45, 45
- 180, 90, 90
- 180, 180
- 360, 22
- 360, 22, 22
- 360, 45
- 360, 45, 22
- 360, 45, 22, 22
- 360, 45, 45
- 360, 90
- 360, 90, 22
- 360, 90, 22, 22
- 360, 90, 45
- 360, 90, 45, 22
- 360, 90, 45, 22, 22
- 360, 90, 45, 45
- 360, 90, 90
- 360, 180
- 360, 180, 22
- 360, 180, 22, 22
- 360, 180, 45
- 360, 180, 45, 22
- 360, 180, 45, 22, 22
- 360, 180, 45, 45
- 360, 180, 90
- 360, 180, 90, 22
- 360, 180, 90, 22, 22
- 360, 180, 90, 45
- 360, 180, 90, 45, 22
- 360, 180, 90, 45, 22, 22
- 360, 180, 90, 45, 45
- 360, 180, 90, 90
- 360, 180, 180
- 360, 360
- 702, (108, 108, 108, 108)*
*The four level 108 healers will appear when Jad is at half health. It may happen, that they respawn if you killed them when they healed Jad to full health. They don't have to be killed to complete the fight caves.
The progression can be summarized as follows: if a wave has two of the same level monster, the next wave will replace that monster with one monster of the next higher level; e.g.: "22, 22" becomes "45", "90, 90" becomes "180", and so on. If all monsters have different levels, an extra Tz-Kih (22) appears.
You have to kill each monster exactly 32 times, except for the level-22 monster and TzTok-Jad. The 22s must be killed 48 times, and the TzTok-Jad once.
The toughest rounds are: 53 to 60 and 63 (Jad).
- When the activity originally came out, players could use the Dwarf multicannon in the Caves. This was remedied shortly thereafter.
- TzTok-Jad originally only used Ranged and Melee; however, Jagex later added Magic to his attacks so players couldn't kill TzTok-Jad as easily.
- When the activity was first released, you could not log out during the fight caves without giving up all of your progress. It is now possible to logout during the fight caves and pick up where you left off. When the logout button is clicked, the player will receive an option to logout immediately or at the end of the current wave. If they chose to logout immediately, the player will be required to re-do the wave they were on when trying to log out. Additionally, if a player clicks the logout button while fighting a monster, the player will appear to log out, but the "Connection Lost" screen will appear, and the player will find themselves back for the next level.
- When summoning was released, scrolls could be brought to the caves and familiars summoned. This was probably fixed with the release of TokTz-Ket-Dill Quest.
- Before the random event update it was possible to receive Genie, Evil Chicken, and Jekyll and Hyde Random Events inside the fight caves. This was to combat a problem with botting inside the caves for training purposes. These events were removed with the update, and random events usually do not occur in the Fight Cave anymore—it still occurs if a player logs out and logs back in after finishing a wave.
- The fight caves can also be used as a place to recover for players killing Tzhaar monsters or Lesser Demons when their Prayer or Lifepoints are low. This is effective because it is faster to die in the caves than to go find a prayer altar.
- If you are low on potions, food or the like when there is only one or two monsters left to kill, trapping them on the other side of the Italy rock can allow you to rest and regenerate health without using supplies.
- The monsters' levels double as the waves increase. The first monster is level 22: 22+22 is 44, which is rounded up to 45. This makes the next monster level 45. 45+45 is 90, making the next monster level 90. 90+90 is 180, making the next monster level 180. 180+180 is 360, making the next monster level 360. Finally, 360+360 is 720, but because the hitpoint limit was 255 (2550) when TzTok-Jad was introduced, he could not have 3200LP. Therefore his combat level is not 720 (double of Ket-Zek, 360), but only 702.
- It is possible to get around 45-50k Ranged experience by using the range only method while completing the Fight Caves. Note that this depends on how much the Jad heals and how much damage is dealt to the healers.
- Jagex has recently hinted at the possibility of a higher-levelled boss being added, along with several more waves. This would of course bring the requirements for the fire cape in to question, and there is speculation that its requirements would stay, while a new reward, such as an upgrade to the existing cape, would be given for killing the new boss.
- There is even more speculation that the new item would be possibly be a dragon bow, as a fire bow would seem awkward (or even possibly obsidian). As Ranged is the primary method of choice for defeating the fight caves, it would be logical to introduce a ranged reward. This, however, is fairly unlikely because it was said by Jagex that the dragon crossbow will come out once the combat triangle is balanced.
- The equation to find what wave a given monster will make its first appearance is W = 2^x - 1, where x = the tier of the monster you wish to find the wave it appears (1-6, 1 being the level 22, 2 being the 45's, 3 being the 90's, 4 being the 180's, 5 being the 360's, and 6 being TzTok-Jad). Where W = the wave it will appear on.