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Ancient Effigies are somewhat rare monster drops that can be used for bonus experience in various skills. They encourage integration of high-levelled combat and high-levelled skills and have some very rewarding results.
The only requirement to actually obtain the Effigies is that you have to have less than 5 of them in your inventory or bank. Various skills of level 91 to 97 are required to feed the Effigies knowledge and receive a reward, although the assist system may also be used. The Effigies can be banked for later use, but will not stack.
Effigies can be obtained as a drop from a variety of monsters. The higher level the monster, the higher the likelihood of obtaining an effigy. Some of the monsters known to drop an effigy are listed below.
Using the Effigies and Rewards
Feeding an Effigy requires a certain pairing of skills, and each type of Effigy has a different skill level requirement. Having either one of the skills in the pairing at the required level is sufficient. For example, if an Effigy requires level 91 Mining or Smithing to investigate, having either skill at level 91 will allow you to do so. After feeding the Effigy, you will gain some experience, and it will either change into an Effigy of another type or crumble to dust and reveal a Dragonkin lamp. Note that if the Effigy changes type, the required skill pairing will change.
If you do not have the skills to feed the effigy and cannot find someone else who does, you can take it to Historian Minas on the first floor (US: second floor) of the Varrock Museum. He will swap it for an antique lamp, which will award 5,000 experience in a skill of your choice that is over level 50. This is only a small fraction of the experience the effigy would have given.
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Last updated on: 30-Sep-2013
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