The Chambers of Xeric (CoX) has arrived on Onyx.
CoX will be action packed, PvM-oriented, and optimized for player experience.
This update will introduce game mechanics previously unseen on Onyx.
This update will take Onyx in new directions with PvM, competition, and metagame.
Furthermore, a CoX Strategy Guide (linked in the Guide Directory) has been released as a companion to the update:
Chambers of Xeric consists of a linear, complete raid with all rooms.
CoX has an unchanging order of rooms, listed in the image below.
There are two types of rooms in CoX: “Bosses” and “Puzzles”.
Management has balanced Onyx CoX to maximize PvM time.
Puzzle rooms (Crabs, Ice Demon, Thieving, Tightrope) have been shortened.
Olm Prep (usually directly before Olm fight) has been shortened.
Let’s dive into some features…
This update opens the door for a new type of PvM: OSRS Mode.
OSRS Mode will be a classic take on Chambers of Xeric which will limit gear allowed inside to those only found within OSRS.
To accomplish this, a gear “Blacklist” has been developed -- for OSRS Mode, only. Onyx Mode will have all items allowed.
The Blacklist can be viewed here:
This new feature allows you to make a choice.
Do you wish to experience the vanilla CoX?
Or do you wish to see the godly equipment of Onyx rip and tear?
OSRS Mode offers higher innate DR, chance at Metamorphic Dust, and Boss Record distinction.
Onyx Mode offers the possibility at higher CoX clear speed.
Disclaimer: Don't worry fam — we got you on the math — take a deep breath.
Along with release, a Promotional CoX period begins for both OSRS & Onyx Modes!
Firstly: OSRS Mode gets an automatic +0.50 DR so that the two game are ~even in GP/hour.
Secondly: CoX DR (helps your purple chances) is capped at 2 and 2.5 for Onyx Mode and OSRS Mode, respectively.
Therefore, if your DR (seen in Quest Tab) is 2.0 or higher, the promo cannot raise you further.
This measure was put into place to level the playing field and moderate the influx of items to healthy levels.
See for yourself: The difference between the gray line and the orange line is what you'd expect with the promo and without.
Midgame players, Rejoice! Lategame players, don't fret.
Ex: A Sapphire player with a DR of 1.3 has a CoX DR of ~1.75 (Onyx) and ~2.25 (OSRS) during the promo.
Ex: A Zenyte player with a DR of 2.1 has a CoX DR of 2 (Onyx) and 2.5 (OSRS) whether the promo is active or not.
This means that, during the promotional, the vast majority of our playerbase has a fighting chance at drops.
You can have a rocky raid with multiple deaths and get a purple, so don't be worried about misfortunes along the way.
Unlocking Metagame Prayers:
Players will no longer automatically have access to three prayers in the standard prayer book.
These prayers are Preserve (level 55), Rigour (level 74), and Augury (level 77).
From here forth, these prayers must be unlocked (Torn ~ Preserve, Dex ~ Rigour, and Arcane ~ Augury), prior to use.
We understand that this was an oversight early on in Onyx development and players may be upset.
However, we are confident that their addition to the metagame will add to the thrill of raiding and expand progression.
The Unique Drop Table has been changed so that these prayer scrolls are fairly common.
Gaze upon the Warped Armament of Xeric...
A student of olde Dragonkin, Xeric crafted a 1-handed bow of unparalleled power vs Draconic creatures.
The Dragonshredder Crossbow increases both Ranged accuracy and Ranged damage by 30% against dragons.
This crossbow shoots two bolts, the second being halved damage.
Dipped in the acid of the Great Olm, these claws are perfect for rending your opponent's flesh.
The Dragonshredder Claws increases both Melee accuracy and Melee damage by 30% against dragons.
Tekton's craftsmanship and metallurgy in the palm of your hand — crush the armor of your enemies!
The Elder Warhammer special attack lowers the defence of the target by 35% and depletes 33% special attack.
As such, even without the Ring of Vigour, the Elder Warhammer can spec three times in succession.
Corrosive Spirit Shield:
Sharp crystalline and biting acid magically fused into the ultimate protective shield.
This shield, after a brief period, procs Vengeance automatically.
In addition, the shield sports some of the best statistics of any shield on Onyx.
A fantastic combination of offense and defence.
... and much more spoils to gain:
The number on the right side is the weights of each item tier.
This mirrors OSRS' rewards mechanics: https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Chambers_of_Xeric#Reward_system
... and don't forget your friends ...
The Olmlet pet has a chance to drop both Onyx & OSRS Mode — a 1/65 chance if a purple is received.
The Metamorphic Dust has a chance to drop on OSRS Mode ONLY — a 1/400 chance regardless of rewards.
The Olmlet pet can metamorphose into Puppadile, Tektiny, Vanguard, Vasa Minirio, and Vespina.
Thank you for your patience throughout the development of Chambers of Xeric.
We look forward to raiding with you soon!