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The Chambers of Xeric

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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:

 

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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…

 

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This update opens the door for a new type of PvM: OSRS Mode.

 

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Gaze upon the Warped Armament of Xeric...

 

  • Dragonshredder Crossbow: 
  • 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.

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  • Dragonhunter Claws:
  • 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.

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  • Elder Warhammer:
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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... and don't forget your friends ...

 

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  • 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.png Puppadile, Tektiny.png Tektiny, Vanguard (pet).png Vanguard, Vasa minirio.png Vasa Minirio, and Vespina.png Vespina.

 

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Thank you for your patience throughout the development of Chambers of Xeric.

We look forward to raiding with you soon!

 

 

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Edited by Soulgazer

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January 18, 2021 Fixes

 

- Increased the magic defece level of Lizardman Shamans
- Fixed a typo with the Imbued Heart
- Tekton may now be attacked when walking towards the anvil
- Lowered the aggression radius of Mystics
- Decreased the cooldown of smashing crabs and increased frequency at which they may be smashed
- Fixed a bug in which the Tekton door would be unpassable if returning to the room after defeating the boss
- Made it so logging off would leave you inside the same tile and not teleport you outside
- Reduced the amount of times Tekton walks back to the anvil
- Stackable items stored inside the storage chest will now consume only one slot
- Vanguards now wait to walk until the current attack is completed
- Fixed an issue which casued Vanguards and Vasa to not drop items upon death
- Increased the speed on the olm combat orbs
- Fixed a bug in which Olm would register attacks towards a player that was recently killed
- Fixed a delay issue with Olm Crystal Mark attack
- Olm ceiling crystals will now begin at the start of the head phase and not phase 3
- Moved the party points interface overlay down as to not coincide with the targets hp bar
- Fixed big Mutadile fire ball attack to hit multiple people while inside the water
- Mutadiles are no longer to be attacked while outside the tendrils
- Fixed the offensive ranged stats of mutadiles to be more accurate
- Praying melee against scavs will now reduce all damage taken to 0
- Changed seed drops to uncommon instead of always
- Reduced tekons defence by 15% 
- Tekton will now prioritize aggro on the person closest to the anvil
- Using a regular hammer,Statius Warhammer, or any of the Custom Hammer Weapons on crabs will now be able to stun it while selecting the "smash" option
- Fixed points given by Ice Demons
- Increased all seed yields gained from raking
- Added a few seeds to the scav drop table
- Fixed a bug which did not allow players to equip their Comp Cape
- Removed screen shaking from olm during phase 3 while the hands are alive, this will only occur during the final phase
- Fixed the quantities required for creating/upgrading the storage chest
- Removed a debug from olm which displayed when restoring hp (this was done for beta testing and now removed)
- Increased the stun duration on crabs 
- Decreased Mystics range defence by 10% and increased damage taken by 5% if the attacking player is wearing a Salve Amulet
- Decreased the hp of crystals during the Vasa fight
- Fixed the damage dealt by the falling crystals during the Olm fight
- Made the raid interface collapse after leaving or finishing a raid
- Fixed the olm spike attack to deal damage
- Fixed the olm crystal bombs to blow up and deal damage correctly
- Fixed healing pools spawned from olm
- Fixed a bug which allowed you to attack olm from outside the door
- Fixed points gained from olm to be more accurate
- Attacking the head with melee has now been disabled
- Fixed a scaling issue with Ice demons HP
- Fixed a visual bug which displayed the incorect HP of Ice Demon
- Fixed a bug which would award multiple kc for osrs mode
- Dieing while on Onyx Mode will no longer bring you to the start of the raid
- Fixed hp scaling for both of olms hands
- Increased the frequency of secondaries obtained while killing Scavs
- Revamped Olm scaling when raiding with 5+ players to be more accurate
- Fixed a bug where exp could be gained from agility obstacles
- Fixed a bug where drops would only reward one item sometimes
- Added new admin commands to make chambers mass events much more fun when attempting to raid with a large group!

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  • Twisted bows are now powerful against Skeletal mystics within Chambers of Xeric.
  • Vanguards attack distance has been lowered.
  • Vanguards magic and ranged attacks have been rewritten to reflect OSRS.
  • Vanguards will no longer aggress targets greater than 8 tiles away from their current walk rotation position.
  • Twisted bows are now powerful against Great Olm during his final stand.
  • Great Olm's flame walls can now be doused (just left-click douse with water spell runes / humidify)
  • Muttadiles attack distance is now fixed for their melee attacks.
  • Solo players & friends chats will only be able to hold 1 rank at a time on Chambers scoreboard.
  • Players who were teleported by vasa's teleport attack will no longer be affected by trample damage.
  • Untradeable item dropping issue has been patched - in future untradeable items will disappear after 60 seconds.
  • Tekton can now be attacked on his way back to the anvil.
  • Skoll can no longer be a boss task.
  • Typo fixed on imbued heart activation.
  • Skeletal mystic magic defence has been increased.
  • Skeletal mystic agression distance has been reduced.
  • Stunning crabs within chambers of xeric will now reset the stun timer each time they are smashed.
  • Follow dancing mechanics have been tweaked.

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