The last front of RuneScape’s Elder God Wars dungeon has been fullyrevealed, and it features TzKal-Zuk, a boss from Old School RuneScape’s Inferno. The TzekHaar Front is the last front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon, however, there was a hint that there will be another addition to the dungeon in the future from the original RuneScape post.
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The TzekHaar Front
The last front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon will feature waves of enemies that must be fought before facing the boss, TzekHaar-Zuk. This is very similar to the Fight Caves and Fight Kilns that already exist in the game.
There are a few minor differences in how the wave fights will work, however. First, there will be checkpoints at certain waves, which will allow you to teleport out (or die) and then bank before continuing.
If you choose to leave, you will be sent back to the last wave checkpoint, meaning even if you clear additional waves, but leave before reaching the next checkpoint, you will have to start back at the last checkpoint.
Second, the mobs will drop loot, unlike the Fight Cave or Fight Kiln, where you are only awarded after completing the entire thing. Loot will be collected similarly to Elite Dungeons, where they will be stored in a chest.
Obsidian Armour will work in the TzekHaar Front, but the accuracy boost from the helm will not work on Zuk.
If players can complete all the waves and defeat Zuk flawlessly (without using checkpoints or failing), they will unlock hard mode. In hard mode, there is only 1 checkpoint, which is before fighting Zuk.
In hard mode, enemies have increased HP, better loot, and Zuk has the chance to drop pieces of his sword, which is a tier 95 2-handed sword (not halberd range).
There are additional differences in hard mode that have no yet been revealed yet, but it’s likely more or different mechanics during the Zuk boss fight.
Like the other fronts, there are heaps of rewards from the TzekHaar Front for RuneScape players.
Scripture of Ful
A new god book alligned with the Elder God, Ful, is available as a drop from Zuk. Similarly to the other Elder God Books, this one has a chance to activate.
Upon activation, you will gain a buff for 15 seconds, which increases damage you deal by 20%, but also increases damage you take by 10%.
As with the other god books, this one is charged by Manuscripts of Ful, which is dropped in the TzekHaar Front.
Igneous Stone and Capes
Players are award with a guaranteed Igneous Stone drop if they defeat Zuk without using a single checkpoint.
The Igneous Stone is used on a Kiln Cape to upgrade it to the new best-in-slot capes, Igneous Capes. These capes provide +57 armour, +43 Strength/Ranged/Magic bonus (depending on the type) and +2 Prayer bonus. Additionally, each cape has a unique passive.
Igneous Kal-Ket (melee)
Overpower costs 60% adrenaline instead of 100% and now hits twice.
Igneous Kal-Xil (ranged)
Deadshot costs 60% adrenaline instead of 100% and deals 42-210% initial damage plus 70% ability damage every 1.2 seconds over 8.4 seconds.
Igneous Kal-Mej (magic)
Omnipower costs 60% adrenaline instead of 100% and causes it to hit four times, each hit dealing 80-180% ability damage.
Finally, if you can defeat Zuk in hardmode flawlessly, you can combine all three capes into a hybrid cape, which has all of the stats of the 3 capes, plus all of the passives.
Since the Igneous Stone is a guaranteed drop after a perfect run, players will naturally accumulate excess from farming the boss. Igneous Stone can be disassembled for components, although the components they provide is currently a mystery.
Ek-Zekkil (Tier 95 2-handed sword)
Defeating Zuk in hard mode also has the chance to drop one of three pieces of his sword, which is a new melee 2h sword.
Aside from its tier 95 stats, it has a special attack, Igneous Cleave. This deals 62-190% ability damage initially, plus 6 hits of 30-105% ability damage, which increases by 5% per hit) over 14.4 seconds.
Furthermore, applying another burn of bleed effect on the target during this effect will increase Igneous Cleave’s duration by an extra hit, for up to a maximum of 5 additional hits.
Lastly, it’s an Obsidian weapon, so it benefits from the Berserker Necklace.
Pontifex Shadow Ring upgrade
While the details of the upgrade specifically for the Ful Front has not been released yet, we do know that upgrading the ring fully (using 1,000 Resonant Anima from each of the four fronts), will overpower it. This gives you access to all of its buffs without having it equipped.
Once the Pontifex Shadow Ring has been fully upgraded, you can find Quiver Fragments from the tier 3 Elder Troves of any type. By combining 100 fragments, you can create Pernix’s Quiver, which is equipped in the ammo slot.
Pernix’s Quiver comes with access to two ammo slots. It automatically switches to the ammo corresponding to the type of weapon you are using.
For example, if you have bolts and arrows in the quiver, it will switch to bolts if wielding a crossbow and switch to the arrows if wielding a bow.
If you have two of the same types of ammo (for example, Deathspore Arrows and Splintering Arrows), then you can change the arrow type via a new Ranged ability. This allows you to still make use of both ammo slots while camping one type of weapon.
Lastly, while the quiver is equipped, your ranged attacks have their damage cap increased by 4% against targets with less than 25% of their maximum health.
That is all the information we have on the TzekHaar Front, which is releasing on RuneScape on October 25th.