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Nex Duo


Duo Nex is significantly more forgiving than solo, as the DPS check present on Blood phase is much less harsh.

When Nex spawns for the first time in a custom instance it will be praying Deflect Magic DeflectMage for the majority of the kill, this is why Ranged only kills are the meta for fast consistent kills. After every kill you will teleport out of the instance and re-enter in order to force Nex to always be praying Deflect Mage DeflectMage

Note: It is strongly advised to complete the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest in order to get access to the Jas boost which gives a 5% damage boost in GWD1 (including Nex). This can be done via Fairy ring code D.K.Q.

Presets and Relics

Banking Preset

⬥ The most important thing is to have a Frozen key + Ancient Ceremonial set for use with your boss portal.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• You can speak to Ashuelot Reis in the Nex bank and pay a one time cost of the Frozen key + Ancient Ceremonial along with 10M GP to be able to access Nex bank without these items.

⬥ An Enhanced Luck Potion luckpotion works and can be used here.

⬥ A T70+ Defender is required for Ancient Emblem ancientemblem drops

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This is used to make the T80 Defenders (ancientdefender / ancientlantern / ancientrepriser)

Beginner Preset

⬥ A Bladed Dive switch is used, and some solid food is recommended for panic eating, with Jellies blueblubber + Guthix Rests grest are used for healing during the fight without losing adrenaline.

⬥ The shield is used for building at the start.

⬥ A Reaper necklace Reaper is used as accuracy is low at Nex. As you get more experienced it is recommended to start bringing a vuln switch if you do not have an ingen

spices Expensive spices, gives increased healing per bite of solid food.

Advanced Preset

⬥ As a more experienced player, your objective is to implement:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Bring DW and 2H weapons

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Bring less food, replacing it with spices, bolt switches, and optional glove switches.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Ruby bolts RubyBakri will be used throughout the kill until ice phase, after which you should use your own judgement of when to use Hydrix HydrixBakri or Onyx OnyxBakri

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Generally Hydrix HydrixBakri will be used on minions, or if you're falling short on adren.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If opting to glove switch you can bring a pair of swift gloves.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The Death lotus DeathLotuschaps chaps are used as a Clear Headed ch4 switch.

eofgreen with Dark Bow dbow


Nex overview

⬥ Nex is a 1x1 NPC and has very strict softcaps, which means that any damage over a certain amount is reduced by X% depending on the phase.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• During the first four phases, Nex has a soft cap that reduces excess damage above 5,000 by 50%.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ For example, a 6,000 damage hit would be reduced to 5,500 damage.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• On the Zaros phase, the soft cap is changed to reduce excess damage above 2,000 by 75%.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ This means a 6,000-damage hit would be reduced to 3,000.

Mages overview

⬥ Mages have a soft cap that reduces excess damage above 1,000 by a random amount between approximately 80% and 100%.

⬥ Each mage is combat level 111 with 10,000 health, possesses a max hit of around 850, and are weak to bolts. The mages are static and can only be attacked whenever Nex calls their name.

⬥ An unusual trait they all share is that they are immune to magic attacks.

Nex has 5 phases; Smoke, Shadow, Blood, Ice, and Zaros. Each phase has 2 special attacks, with the exception of Zaros

Smoke Phase

Virus → 5 auto-attacks → No escape → Five auto-attacks → Repeat

⬥ Don't stand in middle crossways

⬥ Nex may drag you to MD of her at random times, nulling all damage sent to her during this timeframe.

Shadow Phase

Shadow traps (only if the phased before the virus attack) → Darkness → Shadow traps → 4 auto-attacks → Repeats from the second set of shadow traps

⬥ Move from Shadows and don’t stand MD.

A shadow trap is avoided

A player escapes the shadows engulfing them

Blood Phase

Siphon summon → 3 auto-attacks → Blood sacrifice → 3 auto-attacks → Repeat

⬥ Attacks during Siphon will heal Nex and sacrifice will heal Nex if not phased and in range.

Nex summoning her Blood Reavers

Nex sacrifices a player

⬥ Any bleeds used during this phase will heal Nex rather than damage her ( frag corruptshot deadshot )

⬥ Cruor's attacks always have 100% accuracy and will heal him for 100 damage regardless of the damage he deals.

Ice Phase

First special attack (based on phase start) → 3 auto-attacks → Second special attack (based on phase start) → 3 auto-attacks → Repeat

⬥ If Blood phase ended with Sacrifice, Ice will start with Contain

⬥ If Blood phase ended with Siphon, Ice will start with Prison

⬥ Run from Contain and Freedom freedom into eating up then vitality.

⬥ Glacies' attacks can freeze players if they aren't using Protect/Deflect Magic; keeping the prayer active will result in all of her attacks missing regardless of the player's armour rating.

Zaros Phase

⬥ Upon the start of this phase, Nex activates Turmoil turmoil and heals herself for 33,333 (1/6) of her health to boost it up to 73,333.

⬥ Nex does not have any unique special attacks in this phase and uses only her melee and magic autoattacks

Further details on the mechanics can be found here:


Good positioning is the next best thing to focus on after learning the rotation. This is a simple layout of the path you will follow during the kill.

Starting position

⬥ The pink square is where the 1/3 will stand in the start of the kill.

⬥ The blue square is where the 2/4 will stand in the start of the kill, they will also vulnbomb from here.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• You will stand in these spots until either smoke phase ends or Nex moves towards you, after which you will go to the yellow squares to attack the minion (Fumus).

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• You don't want to be standing adjacent to each other incase one of you gets virus.


⬥ It's not recommended to Surge surge diagonally across the middle to Umbra as it can mess up the path for duo kills. The only time you will Surge surge is on Ice phase, this is explained more below.

⬥ Since the 1/3 will be using Incite Incite, it is their job to lure and position Nex correctly.


⬥ Do not stand adjacent to each other at the start to reduce virus spread (described below) and the 1/3 must make sure to position themselves between Nex and Cruor on Blood phase so 2/4 may Flank flank4

General path during the kill


⬥ After ending Blood phase and killing Cruor, Nex will be in either one of 2 places depending if you lured correctly or not. If done correctly Nex will be in the red box as described in the 1st picture and you will run to melee distance of the minion Cruor as shown by the white box

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• It is important to only run MD of minion after it is killed and Nex is phased into Ice or it will follow you and the 2nd scenario will occur.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Standing in the white box will cause Nex to walk the Fragmentation Shot frag bleed.

⬥ From here you will end Ice phase with a Shadow Tendrils shadowtend + Snap Shot snap most of the time, if not just use a basic.

⬥ You will then immediately Surge towards surge Glacies (angle your camera so that you can click Glacies as soon as you reach him).

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If for any reason Nex comes into the red box as described in the 2nd picture, then you will carry out the Ice phase rotation while running towards Glacies as this will most likely kite Nex and dodge contain.

Ice Surge

Ice run

Rotations without an Eldritch Crossbow

Note: If you are using dual wield instead of a two handed weapon, replace Dazing Shot mds with Needle Strike needle. As 1/3 you should use Incite Incite. If you are stalling adrenaline after each kill you can save your adrenaline potion for Zaros phase.


jasboost Make sure to use jas boost

Target Fumus ASAP and start building adrenaline with defensives. Freedom freedom should be first, and Anticipate anti should be last. Spam click the minion as sometimes when you Escape escape, you won't get adrenaline from Anticipate anti if you don't keep clicking the minion before Escape escape.

Smoke phase





Shadow phase

1/3 ‎Tag with frag → Auto + mdssnipestw ( mds or rout if needed)

2/4 ‎Tag with mds → Auto + snipemdsstw ( mds or rout if needed)




Blood phase

Tag with snapVulnsnipebombardmds




Ice phase

1/3 ‎Tag with fragshadowtendsnapmds

2/4 ‎Tag with mdsshadowtendsnapmds




Zaros phase

1/3 ‎Tag with mdsdeadshotfraglimitlessrapid

2/4 ‎Tag with corruptshotonsl

Eldritch crossbow rotation


jasboost Make sure to use jas boost

dummy → Build adren if needed → needleecb specanti

Smoke phase


2/4 ‎Auto + dbow eofspecmds



2/4fragecb spec

Shadow phase

1/3 ‎Tag with fragecb spec + Auto → snap (mds if needed)

2/4 ‎Tag with corruptshot → Auto + snipemds (Tuskas if needed)




Blood phase

1/3 ‎Tag with dbow eofspecfreedom + vulnbomb → Any defensive for adren → snipemds

2/4 ‎Tag with snapfreedomecb specsnipemds


1/3dommineecb specricochet

2/4domminecorruptshotecb spec

Note: You want to place mines at the last tick of snipe or they will be wasted due to the delay on popping

Ice phase

1/3anti during phase transition → Auto + snapmds

2/4anti during phase transition → shadowtendmds


1/3corruptshotecb spec (Tuskas if needed)

2/4fragecb spec (ricochet if needed)

Zaros phase

1/3 ‎Tag with fragdbow eofspeclimitless rapidTuskas / rout if needed

2/4 ‎Tag with corruptshotdbow eofspeclimitless rapidTuskas / rout if needed

Camp RubyBakri, HydrixBakri on minions and after blood, OnyxBakri Zaros

Eldritch Crossbow with Greater Ricochet rotation

Note: Make sure to use Jas Boost! jasboost


needle the combat dummy → ecb specanti

Smoke Phase


2/4 ‎Auto + gricoroutfrag


1/3gricoecb spec

2/4ecb spec

Shadow Phase


2/4Auto + rapid


1/3 ‎Look pretty.


Blood Phase

1/3 ‎Pre-phase dbow eofspecsurge + ecb spec

2/4 ‎Pre-phase dbow eofspec → Auto + snap / mds depending on adrenaline.


1/3 ‎Auto + grico. Skip auto if you had a clean Blood skip.

2/4ecb spec

Ice Phase

1/3 ‎Pre-phase snap / mds → Auto + dbow eofspec → walk frag

2/4 ‎Pre-phase snap / mds → Auto + dbow eofspec / snapsnipe depending on adrenaline → mds


1/3ecb spec


Zaros Phase

1/3gricorapidsnap / dbow eofspec / rout depending on your adrenaline and cooldowns.

2/4ecb specrapidsnap / Tuskas depending on adrenaline.

Video Examples

Casual rotation (Some tactics in these videos are a bit outdated, however the general path and idea is still a good reference)



Advanced rotation