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This article is about the monster in the Stronghold of Security. For other uses, see Shade.
Shade (monster)
Release date 2 February 2004 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 159
Always drops Nothing
The angry dead.
Combat info
Hitpoints 170
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 14
Weakness Earth spells, Salve amulet, Crumble Undead
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 5
Category Unknown (edit)
Assigned by
Mazchna chatheadVannaka chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
130 130 130 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No no
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4

A shade used to appear and attack a player as a random event when the player was burying bones.

Shades may be assigned as a Slayer task by Vannaka and Mazchna. In addition to 'Shades' themselves, Loar Shades, Phrin Shades, Riyl Shade, Asyn Shades, and Fiyr Shades, which can be found in Mort'ton or the nearby Shade Catacombs can also be slain to fulfill the task. Since shades (the former random event monster variety) give low combat and slayer experience, they are not recommended for completing slayer tasks. Note: To access the shade catacombs, players must have completed the Shades of Mort'ton quest.

It is recommended to use magic to slay shades.

Additional damage can be done to shades through the use of the salve amulet or the gadderhammer weapon.

Since their removal as a random event, regular shades appear in the Stronghold of Security and the Catacombs of Kourend. If you plan on doing Shades for your Slayer task, it is recommended to slay them outside of Mort'ton as those are combat level 40. You can also slay regular shades on the fourth level of the Stronghold. There is a Safespot in the room when you enter, behind the skeleton at the northernmost point. However, these are a lot harder to slay, and are combat level 159. The shades in the Stronghold of Security only provide 5 slayer xp if you're doing them on a slayer task.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shade robe top Shade robe top 1 Uncommon 1,757
Shade robe Shade robe 1 Uncommon 1,414

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