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Greater Nechryael are stronger variants of Nechryael that require level 80 Slayer to kill. They are found exclusively within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Like normal Nechryael, Greater Nechryael can summon up to two Death spawn when fighting a player. These Death spawn are the same as the ones summoned by normal nechryaels. Using Protect from Melee is recommended, as the greater Nechryael is more accurate and deals even more damage. Arclight can be very effective against Nechryael, as these are considered to be demonic creatures.

Unlike the Mutated Bloodvelds who have a unique superior variant of their own, Greater Nechryael do not. They simply get the normal Nechryarch instead.


Much like Dust devils, Greater Nechryaels are popularly killed using Ice Burst or Ice Barrage, as you are able to clump them up into a pile and hit them all simultaneously. To do this, turn on Protect from Melee, then attack the nechryaels with a fast ranged weapon (such as darts or toxic blowpipe) or the special attack of the Dinh's bulwark to get them aggressive towards you. Run to a side of the room which has two corners adjacent to each other and run back and forth between the two corners so that the nechryaels pile on top of each other.

Due to their very low Magic defence, it's important to use equipment that maximises Magic damage instead of accuracy, such as a Tormented bracelet or an Occult necklace. Otherwise, wear items that give Prayer bonus to increase the usefulness of your Prayer potions. Bringing along Chaos runes to cast Blood Burst can also help extend your trips due to the fact that the summoned Death spawns can hit through your prayer. You can be healed up to full in as little as two casts if the nechrayaels are properly stacked, making it much more effective than bringing food.


100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes.png Ashes 1 Always 72


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune axe.png Rune axe 1 Common 7,181
Adamant battleaxe.png Adamant battleaxe 1 Common 2,157
Mystic air staff.png Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 24,974


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant kiteshield.png Adamant kiteshield 1 Common 2,950
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Common 22,459
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,475
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,084
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588
Rune boots.png Rune boots 1 Rare (1/128) 7,253


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png Air rune 150 Uncommon 750
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 50 Uncommon 4,450
Death rune.png Death rune 23 Common 4,669
Blood rune.png Blood rune 20 Uncommon 7,340
Soul rune.png Soul rune 25 Uncommon 3,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.The seed table is rolled twice, dropping two seeds.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Toadflax seed.png Toadflax seed 1–2 Uncommon 795–1,590
Irit seed.png Irit seed 1–2 Uncommon 47–94
Belladonna seed.png Belladonna seed 1–2 Uncommon 57–114
Poison ivy seed.png Poison ivy seed 1–2 Uncommon 18–36
Cactus seed.png Cactus seed 1–2 Uncommon 98–196
Avantoe seed.png Avantoe seed 1–2 Uncommon 1,675–3,350
Kwuarm seed.png Kwuarm seed 1–2 Uncommon 379–758
Snapdragon seed.png Snapdragon seed 1–2 Rare 54,551–109,102
Cadantine seed.png Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 1,034–2,068
Lantadyme seed.png Lantadyme seed 1–2 Rare 2,358–4,716
Dwarf weed seed.png Dwarf weed seed 1–2 Rare 423–846
Torstol seed.png Torstol seed 1–2 Rare 58,385–116,770


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 300–7,000; 10,000 Common Not sold
Tuna.png Tuna 2 Uncommon 86
Lobster.png Lobster 1 Uncommon 167
Gold bar.png Gold bar 5 (noted) Uncommon 230
Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 3 (noted) Uncommon 5,325
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard.png Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/196.66) Not sold
Dark totem base.png Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/295) Not sold
Dark totem middle.png Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/295) Not sold
Dark totem top.png Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/295) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Common 505
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow.png Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226