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The quest Fate of the Gods is a requirement to fight Nihils or get them as a slayer task. Despite being a Nihil, Nex Nex is not affected by being on a task.

⬥ As Nihils are not technically demons, the various demon slayer buffs demonslayerperk demonslayer do not work on them.

⬥ They are permanently aggressive unless the player is wielding a Shard of Zaros and run at the same speed as the player.

⬥ Each nihil variant has their own unique special they will use after a few autos.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Smoke nihil: Reduces combat stats.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ This effect is easily nullified by overloads.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Shadow nihil: Deals 500 typeless damage 3 times.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Blood nihil: Stops attacking, becomes invulnerable to styled damage and absorbs incoming damage.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Blood Nihils will not heal from damage in a player-owned dungeon.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Poison poisonicon will still damage them normally.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Ice nihil: Drains 50 prayer points per attack. Also stuns and binds the player stunicon bindicon


⬥ These rates are calculated with blood Nihils.

combat XP per kill : 2,532.6 + 835.7 constitution

slayer XP per kill : 705.4

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~790 (AFK)

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour : ~557K (AFK)

Desirable drops

⬥ Summoning ingredient drops (Aviansie talons, Demon horn, Vampyre fangs, Icyene feather)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Dropped from the Smoke, Shadow, Blood and Ice Nihils respectively.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Used to craft Nihil familiar pouches smokenihil shadownihil bloodnihil icenihil

⬥ They also have a very small chance to drop the zarytebow, though one has a much better chance of obtaining this drop by killing Nex.

Useful Items

Shard of Zaros     • Removes nihil aggression.     • This is absolutely essential if gathering souls or killing them individually. ⬥ Sixth-Age Circuit sixthagecircuit     • Allows for an easy teleport to the World Gate. ⬥ Grace of the Elves gote     • Highly useful as a swap to automatically bank nihil materials. ​

Location and How to Get There

Teleport to the World Gate with sixthagecircuit, set it to Freneskae and select the option "The Pit" to teleport to where Nihils are. Walking on the center tile will provide the option to spawn Nihils for slayer.

⬥ Alternatively, teleport to Eagles' Peak lodestone eaglespeaklode and run south to the World Gate.

Method: Low effort Magic

Magic can utilise the terrain and Nihils' natural aggression to group them up, followed by barraging them down with bloodbarrage. The use of tank armour and animatedead also helps it withstand the attacks of multiple Nihils.


Preset Suggestions


⬥ Spawn the Nihils and run around the pillars to group them up (refer to example video). Make sure to have less than 9 on you else bloodbarrage will not hit all of them.

⬥ If done properly, this achieves ~500kph, getting around 70-100 Nihil pouch ingredients + ~5m in other commons (mostly from onyx bolts and herbs). Being on task helps but the short length of Nihil slayer tasks makes this method mostly impractical for XP.

Video Example

⬥ Low effort magic -

Method: AFK Magic [PoSD]

As players can place specific nihil variants in a dungeon, the best method of killing Nihils is AoEing blood Nihils in the player owned dungeon. This can be done with both revo++ or legacy.

⬥ Revo++ vs Legacy:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Legacy benefits: Tank armour not required.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Revo++ benefits: Significantly lower rune cost and higher kph (~120 more with a BIS setup).

⬥ If using legacy with inquisitorstaff, use bloodburst, otherwise, use bloodbarrage. Cast exsanguinate if using revo++


Preset Suggestions
Active Magic (soul gathering)
AFK Magic (PoSD)

Strategy - Gathering souls

⬥ As blood Nihils cannot be isolated from the other nihil variants, they must be fought in an active manner. Magic is suggested for this although it may also be viable to use ranged with sufficient accuracy boosts.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Do NOT have multi-hitting abilities on your bar to avoid aggroing other Nihils. This includes dbreath tsunami deto

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• corruptblast can be used as it does not aggro other Nihils.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Melee is not as viable as you will spend a lot of time chasing Nihils around due to their high mobility.

⬥ Stand in the western area of The Pit where the blood Nihils spawn.

⬥ Do not spend excessive amounts of time chasing the nihil. Target close-by Nihils as fast as possible after they spawn to prevent them from running away.

Strategy - PoSD slaying

⬥ Place the Nihils in the small room. Stand in the middle of the room if using revo++.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Stand in the northeast corner (yellow box) if using legacy.

Revo bar

Video Example

Gathering souls -