Chaos Dwarf Battlefield Guide
This area has been rated as EXTREMELY HIGH-RISK. Extra care should be taken at all times while roaming the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield.
The Chaos Dwarf Battlefield is an underground cavern filled with menacing Red Axe Chaos Dwarves in perpetual battle with Keldagrim's Black Guard. Players can choose a side amongst the confusion and join in on the fight, with potential for great rewards! You must have completed the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to access this area.
About the Chaos Dwarves
The chaos dwarves occupy the western half of the battlefield, continually attacking the persistent and determined Black Guard troops. They have superior weaponry and numbers, making them a fearsome enemy you do not want to engage unprepared. There are multiple methods of attacking the chaos dwarf monsters, one which exploits their varying aggression behaviours, and another that focuses on killing as many monsters as fast as possible. Before these are explained, it is important to note that upon entering the battlefield, no monsters are aggressive towards you, as you have not shown favor towards a particular side. Once you attack a dwarf, that dwarf's entire army will become aggressive to you. This applies to both the Black Guard and chaos dwarf forces. The critical exception, however, is that the chaos dwogres may be attacked without arousing the suspicion of the rest of their army. The melee praying method takes advantage of this. The blood barrage method attempts to deal sufficient damage to keep your character's life points at a safe level while he or she takes on the full force of the chaos dwarf army.
One should be familiar with the attack styles of the chaos dwarves. The dwogres use a mage-based melee attack when fighting close, and a magical attack when they are unable to reach their target. The hand cannoneers use a ranged attack, but will switch to a less damaging melee attack if you are praying against it. The lower level chaos dwarf soldiers will always use a weak and comparatively trivial melee attack. If you plan on attacking any monsters other than dwogres, you need to be able to withstand all three styles of attack.
Getting to the Battlefield
There are two convenient routes to the Battlefield, one from the Grand Exchange mine cart trapdoor, and another from the East Rellekka cave entrance. You will need to cross the river using the ferryman following the green route.
A full map of the actual battlefield can be found on this page. You should ideally use the Keldagrim Bank to restock when you have run out of supplies. If you must teleport out, note that a quick teleport back is the DKS Fairy Ring code. This will teleport you to a fairy ring very close to the Rellekka cave entrance.
The tactics for dwogre slaying are relatively simple. Once you enter the battlefield from Keldagrim, run all the way to the west side and attack a dwogre of your choice. To stay safe, you should follow some key guidelines. You should right click every time you plan to attack a dwogre, or do any left click action. Slightly inaccurate left clicking can sometimes cause your character to unintentionally attack a dwarf, which can lead to a quick death from multiple hand cannon shots.
In addition, do not herd dwogres onto you. Having multiple dwogres attacking could lead to death from the piling on of magical attacks from far away. You should use a special attack whenever possible, as shown in the picture. This can give you a much higher kill per hour ratio. Activate Turmoil or Piety whenever doing so to ensure the highest hits possible. Once again, be wary of accidentally clicking on other moving NPCs as you concentrate on switching weapons and prayers. Remain in the west side of the battlefield until you need teleport or restock. The Keldagrim Bank is a short thirty second walk from the exit.
The Black Guard's assault on the chaos army can be used to your advantage to add some "free" dwogre kills over time. Some dwogres will engage Black Guard troops, and will slowly take damage over time, and ultimately die. If you manage to hit them once, the kill will automatically become yours. The dwogre may attack you once or twice, but its focus will remain on the Black Guard. Therefore, if you see dwogres engaged in combat with other NPCs, hit them once, and continue killing the dwogre attacking you.
Taking on the Entire Army
This style of fighting takes more focus than single monster slaying. Once you enter the battlefield from Keldagrim, run all the way to the west side and set up your dwarf cannon. You should set up the cannon in a central location on the west side, to draw as much attention to yourself as possible from the Chaos Dwarves. There is a high chance that the Black Guard will turn to attack you from afar, but their attacks will mostly be negated by prayer. As dwarves and dwogres are attracted to you, begin running around the room in circles until you have around nine or more enemies tagged on.
You will want to manipulate them so that they fall into a 3 by 3 square (sample shown in the picture). This will allow your blood barrage attacks to hit the maximum amount of targets. If you find you are not taking that much damage, switch to ice barrage for greater damage. Don't forget to refill your cannon's ammunition, and watch your prayer points very carefully. Running out of prayer will cause the cannoneers to switch to range attacks, potentially killing you instantly. If you brought a Staff of Light, use the special attack for increased melee protection.
Original Guide by: Warriormonkx
Thanks to: All_Bogs, Articultural, Cowman_133, DrunkenWoody, Jaffy1, Naive
Last Updated by: Aurhora
Last updated: 12-Apr-2012
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