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Creatures of the Lost Grove

Introduction

For a creatures of the lost grove task you can choose between three different monsters: Moss Golems, Vinecrawlers and Bulbous crawlers. Moss Golems are the fastest, best xp/hr and best gp/hr, therefore the other ones are only worth doing if you are looking to get a soul.

Desirable Drops

⬥ Cinderbane Gloves Cinderbanes - Drop Rate of 1/1500 on task and 1/5000 off task

⬥ Ancient Elven Ritual Shard ancientshard - Drop Rate of 1/1500 on task and 1/5000 off task

⬥ Torn Grimoire Pages grimpage - Drop Rate of 1/512 on task and 1/1536 off task.

This makes Lost Grove creatures worth coins 72,090 in uniques alone, paired with high kph of Moss Golems, this makes them a very good gp task.

Location and How to Get There

Creatures of the Lost Grove can be accessed through the monolith west of the incandescent wisp colony, west of Yanille.

⬥ The easiest way to get there would be through the fairy ring (code B J S) after repairing it with 5 Bittercap mushrooms.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• An alternative method is to run west from the Incandescent wisp colony, accessible via the portal in the Max guild garden, the elder divination outfit, or via the fairy ring south of Castle Wars (code B K P).

⬥ Alternatively, players can also utilise the Solak solak boss portal through Max Guild, War's Retreat or the teleport through the grouping system. The exact location for each monster can be found on the map in game.

Moss Golems

Moss Golems have hard hitting melee auto-attacks, and can hit from halberd range. When they lose HP, their heads pop off and spawn a Mossy Rock that also deals damage. To prevent taking too much damage, the Enhanced Devoted enhdev4 or cryptbloom cryptbloomhelm are extremely important for survivability, as you will be praying DeflectMelee regardless of which method you are using.

Stats

slayer XP per kill : 2408.8

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~700 AFK

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour : ~1.68M AFK

Strategy

⬥ Stand on top of a hill near the entrance next to a pile of Moss Golem bodies (yellow square shown below), and place the cannon cannon on the red square.

Method - AFK Magic

Magic is used via Legacy mode, capitalising on consistent AoE damage and healing from bloodbarrage

⬥ This allows you to channel golems attacking the player onto 1 spot to be easily AOE'd. If using the Inquisitor's Staff inquisitorstaff, Blood Burst bloodburst can be used for a small damage reduction to save a large amount of blood runes, improving profits. Otherwise, Blood Barrage bloodbarrage should be used.

⬥ 3 pieces of magic tank armour (helmet, legs, boots) should be used when maging in legacy to mitigate the damage taken with Animate Dead animatedead. If using Cryptbloom armour cryptbloombody , only the helm and boots should be needed. As you take significantly less damage with this method, the Penance Aura penance can be used for the task to be more AFK.

Preset

AFK Magic
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Method - AFK Necro

⬥ Thanks to Necromancies sustain with conjureghost and bloodsiphon, as well as its strong aoe damage potential with soulstrike and spectralscythe, it can effectively AFK Moss Golems. Around 630-650kph can be achieved on task with this method while being safe and AFK with low input costs.

⬥ Pray DeflectMelee and sorrow/ruination

⬥ Upkeep darkness elderovl aggressionpotion superprayerrenewal and weppoison at all times.

⬥ Use cannon to help aggro the Moss Golems.

Preset

AFK Necro

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Video Examples

⬥ AFK Magic - https://youtu.be/BSnOFP-WMzs

⬥ AFK Necro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rds7EhT0vlA

Vinecrawlers

These monsters are generally not killed for any purpose other than their soul ushabti

Stats

slayer XP per kill : 2086

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~230 AFK

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour : ~480K AFK

Useful Items

Items
Scrimshaw of aggression aggressionscrim     • Allows you to AFK the task ⬥ Blood reaver scrolls reaverscroll     • Helps sustain damage taken if in lower tiered gear ⬥ Powder of penance     • Increases task afk-ness

Method

⬥ Use a tier 85+ weapon (or hexhunter bow hexhunterbow) along with Cryptbloom helm cryptbloomhelm, and boots cryptbloomboots, and Animate Dead animatedead.

⬥ You need Enhanced devoted 4 enhdev4 on your armour and pray Deflect magic DeflectMage

⬥ Use the Vampyrism aura vampaura along with a Blood reaver reaverpouch, and cinderbanes cinderbanes

⬥ It doesn't matter where you stand, just activate your Scrimshaw of aggression aggressionscrim and sip a Super restore restore if your prayer runs low.

Preset

AFK Ranged
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Video Guide

⬥ AFk Ranged - https://youtu.be/6_bL7GtzxTw

Bulbous crawlers

These monsters are generally not killed for any purpose other than their soul ushabti

Stats

slayer XP per kill : 2360

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: 300 AFK

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour : ~700K AFK

Useful Items

Items
Blood reaver scrolls reaverscroll     • Helps sustain damage taken if in lower tiered gear ⬥ Powder of penance     • Increases task afk-ness

Method

⬥ Put your cannon on this location

⬥ You need Enhanced devoted 4 enhdev4 on your armour and pray Deflect missiles DeflectRange

⬥ Use the Vampyrism aura vampaura along with a Blood reaver reaverpouch, and cinderbanes cinderbanes

⬥ It doesn't matter where you stand.

Preset

AFK Melee

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Video Example

Melee bulbous crawlers