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Ver Sinhaza
Location on World Map
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Meiyerditch Theatre of Blood Eastern Sea
Eastern Sea
Theatre of Blood logo

The Theatre of Blood is a large arena located beneath the castle of Ver Sinhaza. It is used by the ruling vampyres to host blood sports. Here, the citizens of Meiyerditch are encouraged to go to the theatre and fight against the various experiments and abominations contained within, with the promise of freedom from the blood tithes and the right to leave Morytania should they succeed. The reward is revealed to be a ruse as the vampyres are unwilling to let go of their primary food source.

While the theatre is only open to citizens of Meiyerditch, this rule is rarely enforced. The vampyres are more entertained by outsiders than the citizens themselves, seeing as these are better prepared compared to the civilians who are inexperienced and poorly equipped.

Bosses

Fighting Verzik Vitur

A group of players fighting Verzik Vitur.

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Wave complete (link)
The jingle that plays once a boss has been defeated.

The Theatre of Blood is a linear raid. Thus, there is no randomization involved, and the bosses will always be encountered in this order.

  1. The Maiden of Sugadinti (level-940)
  2. Pestilent Bloat (level-870)
  3. Nylocas Vasilias (level-800)
  4. Sotetseg (level-995)
  5. Xarpus (level-960)
  6. Verzik Vitur (level-1040, final boss)

Despite some of the bosses being spiders, vampyres and dark beasts, they will not count towards a Slayer assignment when killed inside the Theatre; thus, the slayer helmet and black mask bonuses have no effect.

Death within the Theatre

If players die within the theatre, they are placed outside the fighting area, and can only proceed if other team members succeed in completing the current challenge. If the entire team is killed, players will lose all unprotected items; these can later be reclaimed from a storage chest (similar to Torfinn's item storage) for a cost of 100,000 coins. Untradeable items that are normally kept on death will be placed in the item reclamation chest upon complete team death in the theatre.

If players die a second time without reclaiming the items in the chest, they will be permanently lost, unless the death occurs within a minigame deemed safe, such as Pest Control.

Dying in the Theatre of Blood is a dangerous death - Hardcore Ironmen who die within the theatre will lose their Hardcore status, regardless of whether the team successfully completes the challenges or not. Any disconnection or logout during a fight is treated as a death, and will likewise result in loss of Hardcore status. Should a player logout when not in an encounter, such as in the hallways of the theatre, the player's death will be treated as a safe death. Upon logging back in to an unsafe death, the game will attempt to reunite the player with their party and, if successful, will place the player in purgatory. If unsuccessful, the player will be treated with a full death and will have to pay the item reclamation fee to retrieve any items lost.

All normal forms of teleportation within the Theatre are blocked; however, the Mysterious Stranger outside sells Verzik's crystal shards for 75,000 coins each, and is the only item players can use to teleport away from the Theatre safely.

Spectating

Oculus orb detail

Players can spectate other teams in the Theatre of Blood by attempting to enter the theatre, or by speaking to Abigaila, a Morytanian refugee who can be found upstairs in the Lumbridge General Store or near the spirit tree north-east of the Grand Exchange.

Players can either choose to spectate a specific player's team by typing in a team member's or a spectator's name, or choose to spectate the most recently formed party. Spectators must be on the same world as the party member or spectator they wish to spectate. Spectators must also be on the Friends List of the party member or spectator, should the party member or spectator have Private Chat set to "Friends Only."

In order to spectate, players cannot bring any items with them, excluding the oculus orb, and they must not be poisoned or diseased.

As of an update on 21 June 2018, players can right-click the ledges to view the fight in a better perspective. Players can rotate the camera clock-wise or anti-clockwise via the chatbox.

Rewards

Verzik's treasure vault

Verzik Vitur's treasure vault.

Upon defeating Verzik Vitur, a trapdoor will open under her throne, leading to her treasure vault.

There are five large chests, with each player being able to loot one chest. An arrow will point to which chest is for that player to search.

Theatre of Blood monumental chest

A monumental chest, with the arrow denoting the player's chest.

If a unique reward is obtained, a purple aura will emit from the chest, much like how the ray of light turns purple for the player who obtains a unique reward in the Chambers of Xeric. If no unique reward is found, players obtain up to three different common rewards instead depending on their performance.

Players can also search the Grand bookshelves in the treasure vault to find six books:

  1. Serafina's diary Serafina's Diary
  2. The butcher The Butcher
  3. Arachnids of vampyrium Arachnids of Vampyrium
  4. The shadow realm The Shadow Realm
  5. The wild hunt The Wild Hunt
  6. Verzik vitur - patient record Verzik Vitur - Patient Record

Loot table

All non-stackable items obtained are in the form of bank notes, unless it is a unique reward. If the player obtains a unique reward, it will replace all common rewards. If not, the common reward table is rolled three times, possibly granting the same reward multiple times.

Common rewards

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Message (Theatre of Blood) Message (Theatre of Blood) 1 Always [1] Not sold
Cabbage Cabbage 1 Always [1] 34
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 27–57 Uncommon 49,977–105,507
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 2–4 Uncommon 49,022–98,044
Rune platebody Rune platebody 2–4 Uncommon 77,046–154,092
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 2–4 Uncommon 59,130–118,260
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1–3 Uncommon 54,048–162,144
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–3 Uncommon 70,584–211,752
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–3 Uncommon 150,186–450,558
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 5–11 Uncommon 17,750–39,050
Molten glass Molten glass 167–234 Uncommon 25,217–35,334
Vial of blood Vial of blood 31–60 Uncommon 49,507–95,820
Death rune Death rune 306–595 Uncommon 63,648–123,760
Blood rune Blood rune 414–600 Uncommon 139,104–201,600
Swamp tar Swamp tar 367–585 Uncommon 5,505–8,775
Potato cactus Potato cactus 42–57 Uncommon 32,382–43,947
Battlestaff Battlestaff 11–17 Uncommon 90,981–140,607
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 94–150 Uncommon 111,860–178,500
Runite ore Runite ore 53–103 Uncommon 582,947–1,132,897
Coal Coal 374–595 Uncommon 53,108–84,490
Gold ore Gold ore 250–348 Uncommon 77,750–108,228
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 23–27 Uncommon 178,664–209,736
Grimy toadflax Grimy toadflax 28–39 Uncommon 53,480–74,490
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 26–55 Uncommon 21,580–45,650
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 19–35 Uncommon 39,425–72,625
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 28–48 Uncommon 34,580–59,280
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 19–48 Uncommon 10,564–26,688
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 20–34 Uncommon 187,600–318,920
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 31–49 Uncommon 49,321–77,959
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 11–24 Uncommon 18,062–39,408
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 15–22 Uncommon 112,620–165,176
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only obtained if players have died in every challenge within the theatre.

Unique rewards

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Avernic defender hilt Avernic defender hilt 1 Rare 83,321,173
Ghrazi rapier Ghrazi rapier 1 Rare 182,223,460
Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) 1 Rare 80,966,166
Scythe of vitur (uncharged) Scythe of vitur (uncharged) 1 Rare 685,634,049
Justiciar faceguard Justiciar faceguard 1 Rare 31,927,411
Justiciar chestguard Justiciar chestguard 1 Rare 17,883,486
Justiciar legguards Justiciar legguards 1 Rare 20,104,959

Tertiary rewards

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Lil' zik Lil' zik 1 Rare [1] Not sold
  1. Drop rate is dependent on the player's performance during the raid, with a drop rate of 1/650 if the player has performed optimally in the Theatre.

Performance & records

Performance Details

Theatre of Blood - Performance Details

Performance Details for a performance within the Theatre of Blood.

Upon entering the treasure vault, players may read the strategy table by the grand bookshelves to view the overall performance of the team, while spectators can read the war table to view it.

Here, players may view the death counts of each team member, the total deaths in the performance, as well as the time spent in each wave.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is listed on the top of the interface, and is determined based on the performance of the individual player, such as damage dealt and the number of deaths.

The challenge time (the time spent fighting the bosses) and the overall time, which includes the time spent between waves, can be seen on the bottom of the interface.

Scoreboard

Theatre of Blood scoreboard

The Theatre of Blood scoreboard found next to the entrance of the theatre.

Next to the entrance to the Theatre of Blood is a scoreboard, which displays personal and global statistics for the Theatre of Blood, such as number of attempts, number of completions, number of deaths, and completion times.

Theatre of Blood records

An official records page exists, which shows all-time global records, such as most completions by an individual and total Hardcore Ironman deaths within the theatre, as well as fastest completion times for each boss and the raid as a whole.

Music unlocked

Name Music track
Welcome to the Theatre
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Welcome to the Theatre (link)
The Maiden's Sorrow
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The Maiden's Sorrow (link)
The Maiden's Anger
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The Maiden's Anger (link)
Welcome to my Nightmare
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Welcome to my Nightmare (link)
The Nightmare Continues
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The Nightmare Continues (link)
Dance of the Nylocas
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Dance of the Nylocas (link)
Arachnids of Vampyrium
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Arachnids of Vampyrium (link)
The Dark Beast Sotetseg
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The Dark Beast Sotetseg (link)
Power of the Shadow Realm
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Power of the Shadow Realm (link)
Predator Xarpus
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Predator Xarpus (link)
Last King of the Yarasa
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Last King of the Yarasa (link)
It's not over 'til...
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It's not over 'til... (link)
The Fat Lady Sings
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The Fat Lady Sings (link)
The Curtain Closes
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The Curtain Closes (link)

Pre-release gallery

Work-in-progress

Models

Trivia

  • The Theatre of Blood was first mentioned in game in the book The Tale of Serafina, found in the Myths' Guild Library.
  • The release date for the Theatre of Blood was silently announced in an update on 3 May 2018 via a leaflet just north of the Ectofuntus, which displayed the following message when read:
Theatre of Blood leaflet teaser

The leaflet found north of the Ectofuntus.

Lady Verzik cordially invites you to the Theatre of Blood!
The greatest collection of powerful beasts are here for your entertainment.

Tickets available from June 7th!

  • The date was then changed to "Pentember 15th" after a player complaint of the leaflet not using the canonical in-game calendar.
  • Upon the release of the Theatre of Blood, there was a bug which would cause players to drop the item in the top right corner of their inventory on the floor upon death, if they were in possession of Dawnbringer. This bug was hotfixed within one hour of discovery.


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