Aviansie Hunting Guide
Aviansies are popular creatures because of their profitable drops and low levels, making them a potential monster for players with relatively low combat levels to kill effectively. They are flying soldiers of the god Armadyl; as such they cannot be attacked with melee weapons. You must engage them with either Magical or Ranged attacks, the popular method being Ranged. Aciansies are located in one of the most dangerous areas in the game, the God Wars Dungeon, but with the proper equipment most of the dungeon's dangers will be harmless!
Refer to the God Wars Dungeon guide for basics on the dungeon, including basic mechanics and information on accessing it.
As the Aviansies you will be targeting are relatively low-levelled creatures (below 100), killing them at low levels is not very difficult. However, consider attaining the below-mentioned levels - they are by no means a requirement, but will make the task much easier.
Recommended levels for Ranged:
Recommended levels for Magic:
Note: Items are listed from the best to the worst.
Note: This guide is aimed towards low-levelled players with less access to high-end gear. As such, most item suggestions are cheap and/or low-end; higher-levelled equivalents can be substituted as far as your budget allows.
If you wish to take on the Aviansie with melee, you can make use of salamanders. When wielded, these creatures' attacks allow you to reach the Aviansie. You can then use the Scorch attack style to attack the Aviansie with melee attacks. Do note that Ranged with a rune crossbow and broad bolts produces superior damage compared to using a salamander if your Strength and Ranged levels are roughly similar. You may only wish to consider using a salamander if you want to train your Strength levels while killing Aviansie, or if your Strength level is much, much higher than your Ranged level - in most other cases, it is much better to make use of the Ranged and Magic methods presented earlier.
Fighting the Aviansies
Once you are in the God Wars Dungeon, turn on Protect from Magic (if you do not have a Saradomin item) and head towards the south-western section of the dungeon (denoted by the gray square on the map). This location is typically used in killing Aviansies as there are several low-levelled versions, ranging from levels 69 to 89.
Fighting Aviansies is a straightforward task - simply attack and kill one Aviansie at a time. Use the Protect from Missiles prayer if using a Prayer approach. If using bones to peaches tablets, collect the Aviansies' bones to convert them to peaches later.
You can also make use of the warring factions in the dungeon to improve your kill rate. In this section of the dungeon, you will find the armies of Armadyl and Zamorak fighting each other - these include a Gorak, Vampyres, Werewolves and Pyrefiends. You may wish to make use of these NPCs, targeting the same Aviansie they are attacking to speed up your kills. It is also possible to let them first lower the lifepoints of an Aviansie before attacking it - you only need to deal some damage to the Aviansie to be eligible for a drop. Note that due to the Aviansies' aggression mechanics, they will focus their attacks on you even if they are already in combat when you attack them.
Noted adamant bars dropped by the Aviansies will form the bulk of your reward from killing them, supplemented by money earned from alching their runite drops. Additionally, they are known to drop level 3 clue scrolls, which may lead to even greater treasures. Aviansies are also a good option for low-levelled players to gain ranged experience at a small cost. All in all, their drops are not spectacular, though they are a relatively solid moneymaking option through combat for low-levelled players. For a full list of drops, view their Bestiary entries.
Original Guide by: Saradomin_Mage
Special Thanks to: Jaffy1
Thanks to: ixunforgivenxi
Last Updated by: Saradomin_Mage
Last updated: 20-Jul-2012
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