|Release date||3 April 2006 (Update)|
|Combat level||40, 71 (post-quest)|
|A hopeless poor creature.|
Hopeless creatures are monsters found during A Soul's Bane, in the Dungeon of Tolna. A player must kill all 5 of the hopeless creatures before the Bridge of Hope will appear. Each monster must be killed 3 times before they will truly die. Each time a form is killed, they will retreat from the player. Every time a form is defeated, the monster becomes smaller. It should be noted that every time a player eats, 75% of the monster's current health is restored. These monsters can attack with ranged during the quest, but usually use melee to attack. It should be noted that, when poisoned, hopeless creatures do NOT carry the poison on to their next forms.
After the quest, hopeless creatures can be killed as a way to train combat. They are a surprisingly good way to train combat, as they have low defence and high health. Another good factor about training at these monsters is that they are rarely crowded by other players. One downfall however, is that these monster do not drop anything upon death. These monsters can be found east of the Varrock Center and take a right when going outside of Varrock going into the Morytania area. A rope will be needed for your first time going in.