The Basilisk is a hunting monster in the game that requires a Hunter level of 40 to be defeated. Like the Cockatrice, players must equip a mirror shield or a shield of reflection when fighting these monsters to avoid the detrimental effects of their petrifying gaze.
To receive a Slayer task that involves basilisks from Duradel, Nieve, or Konar, players must have purchased the Slayer reward called "Basilocked," which costs 80 Slayer points. Additionally, a Defense level of 20 is required to wield the necessary shield to face basilisks.
Basilisks have below-average accuracy for their level but have high defense. They are weak to crush-type attacks, so weapons like the leaf-bladed battleaxe and the dragon mace are particularly effective when used in melee combat. The dragon mace generally produces a similar damage per second to the dragon scimitar, while the leaf-bladed battleaxe surpasses both options by approximately 5% in damage per second.
Without the mirror shield, players will see their combat stats significantly reduced with each hit received from basilisks. Although it is possible to use the "Protect from Melee" prayer to reduce damage, stats will continue to decrease.
Basilisks are also a good source of runes, as they often drop nature runes frequently. This makes carrying a fire staff or killing some pyrefiends to the east for high alchemy on their metal armor and weapon drops useful.
To safely face basilisks, players can position themselves in the southern entrance area of their zone in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and use the southeastern wall to block the basilisks' movement. However, it is important to remember that this does not eliminate the need for a mirror shield, as the basilisks' draining attack is ranged. There are also other safe spots involving rocks or pebbles in the room to avoid their attacks. It's important to note that the use of a dwarf multicannon is not allowed within the dungeon where basilisks are located.
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1. Equipment: Equip a Mirror Shield or V's Shield to protect against the Basilisk's death stare attack. Additionally, wear gear that boosts your Attack and Strength bonuses for faster kills.
2. Prayer: Using the Protect from Melee prayer can reduce the damage you take from Basilisks. Piety is an even more effective prayer if you have the Prayer level for it.
3. Inventory: Bring food to heal and potions like Prayer potions or Saradomin brews if you plan to use prayers extensively.
4. Combat Style: Use your preferred combat style, whether it's Melee, Ranged, or Magic. Melee is commonly used due to its efficiency.
5. Task Completion: Basilisks are a common Slayer task. To maximize efficiency, obtain a task from a Slayer master and head to the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon.
Here's an example of equipment you can use for Basilisk hunting:
Head: Slayer Helmet (if available) or Neitiznot Helm
Shield: Mirror Shield or V's Shield
Amulet: Amulet of Torture or Amulet of Fury
Body: Bandos Chestplate or Karil's Crossbow (if ranging)
Legs: Bandos Tassets or Karil's Skirt (if ranging)
Weapon: Abyssal Whip (Melee), Blowpipe (Ranged), or Trident of the Swamp (Magic)
Gloves: Barrows Gloves
Boots: Primordial Boots or Dragon Boots
Ring: Berserker Ring (i) or Ring of Wealth (for improved drops)
Cape: Fire Cape or Ardougne Cloak (for prayer bonus)
1. Weapons and armour:
4. Gem drop table: