The interface that appears after casting Monster Examine.

Monster Examine is a lunar spell that requires 66 Magic plus the quests Dream Mentor and Lunar Diplomacy to be cast. It costs 1 Mind rune, 1 Cosmic rune, and 1 Astral rune to cast and grants 66 Magic experience per cast.


The spell gives a large amount of information about the monster examined in four tabs:

Monster Examine general.png Stats

Attack icon.png Aggressive Stats

If a monster does not have a bonus of any kind, it is omitted from the interface.

  • Attack speed
  • Attack bonus
    • Applicable to whatever melee style the NPC uses by default[1]. For example, casting the spell on Justiciar Zachariah would display an Attack bonus of 200 under the Aggressive Stats tab. This means that in actuality, he has a Slash bonus of +200, as slash is the only melee style he uses.
  • Stab bonus
  • Slash bonus
  • Crush bonus
  • Magic bonus
  • Ranged bonus
  • Strength bonus
  • Ranged strength bonus
  • Magic strength bonus (A.K.A. magic damage[2])

Defence icon.png Defensive Stats

  • Stab bonus
  • Slash bonus
  • Crush bonus
  • Magic bonus
  • Ranged bonus

Monster Examine other attributes.png Other Attributes

If a monster does not possess a certain criteria, it is omitted from the interface.


Spell cost
1Mind rune.png1Cosmic rune.png1Astral rune.png305


  • Upon release, the spell only informed players of the monster's combat level, hitpoints and its max hit (not counting special attacks), as well as informing the player whether the monster can be killed as part of a slayer assignment.
  • The spell was improved to display much more information in an update on 12 November 2015, along with some occasional additions.


  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 20 February 2018. Mod Ash: "You know how that spell lists "Main attack style"? If the listed main attack style is stab, slash or crush, the attack bonus will be its accuracy bonus in that style."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 June 2018. Mod Ash: "[Is ["Magic str bonus"] equivalent to the Magic Damage % for players?] Yup."

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