This minigame can be played at Low Risk, however, should you choose to stake, you potentially risk losing items. See the minigames page for a definition of high and low risk.
The Duel Arena is a combat based minigame in which you may fight opponents for fun, glory and riches. This minigame is available in both free player and member worlds.
Members may also find that several treasure trails lead to this location. For more information on treasure trails, please visit the Treasure Trail Guide Menu.
On the balcony of the Arena, Captain Daerkin, a retired gnome glider pilot, can be found viewing the fights. You may be required to fill an order for him during the Gnome Restaurant minigame.
There are several methods of reaching the Duel Arena, a structure located north-east of Al Kharid and south of the Fire Altar.
Free Players can get there by:
Members have several more options to get there.
The map indicates several prominent features of the Arena.
Duelling is an honourable sport and inside the arena, you can control the environment in which you fight in, as well as enforce the rules and regulations of your fight. In any fight situation, no experience is earned from defeating an opponent.
To initiate a duel, right click on a player in the lobby of the arena and select 'Challenge', and then choose either a friendly or staked duel.
You can toggle whether or not you can view challenges made by others to you by flicking the 'Trade' option from 'All' to 'Friends' or 'Off'.
During the duel your opponent will be marked by a yellow arrow on the mini-map and the in game screen. Inside an arena you are only able to attack your opponent and will always have a left-click attack option on them. The same is true for your opponent.
In the challenge interface, you and your opponent have the choice to select the following options to affect your duel.
You have the option to create a "favourite" setup, which upon choosing your ideal options and pressing save in the duel options menu can be called upon later by pressing the "Use favourite" button. You may also use the same options in your last match by clicking "Use previous".
Furthermore, it is possible to select which pieces equipment are allowed in your current duel. An equipment slot with a red line though the middle indicates an item which will be unequipped upon duelling.
The Duel arena actually has four visible arenas for players to watch regular fighting; there are two obstacle arenas and two plain arenas. However the duel arena also provides 'instanced' fighting in certain situations, which teleports the players to an instanced arena. Situations in which an instance arena will be used include:
In friendly duels you will never lose your items aside from spent runes and ranged ammunition. After initiating a friendly duel, you will see the screen below and once both you and your opponent have clicked 'Accept' you will be presented with a confirmation screen.
In staked duels, you will risk losing your stake. However your armour and inventory will not be lost. After initiating a staked duel, you will be presented with the screen below.
To stake an item, right click on it in your inventory, and select 'add'. There is no limit to how much you can stake.
It is strongly advised to double-check your duel conditions to avoid the common scam of changing the options at the last moment.
If you are victorious in your duel you will be rewarded by gaining the spoils.
So you're one of the greatest duellists there is on Runescape and people are not willing to take your word for it? No problem! Talk to Estocada just at the gates of the Duel Arena to get a duellist cap for free. The duellist cap will keep count the amount of people you have killed or have killed you. When worn you can use the Brag or Transform emote (once you have killed at least 10 people in the Duel Arena). The Brag emote will make you take off your cap and do a little bow and the Transform emote will turn you into a statue and people can read your dueling achievements.
The more people you kill the higher the tier of cap you unlock.
To watch others duelling, you may go up the ramps about the arenas to the overhead balcony. From the balcony, you can walk around the perimeter of each of the six arenas and watch the on-going fights. You are also able throw rotten tomatoes from the balcony at unsuspecting duellists by selecting a tomato and then using it with a player of your choice. Alternatively, you can shout words of encouragement and egg on your favourite duellists from above.
By right-clicking and selecting 'lean' on a section of wall, your character will lean forwards, and you will have access to a wider view of the arena.
Original Guide by: Jimmyw3000, Rien Adelric
Thanks to: Baffler, Blood_Angel, Dragonkng198, Gabe93_Walla, Howlin1, Jaffy1, jenthe2004, Kenjoi03, Omnitec, Plugpoint92, Saradomin_Mage, Shasta_Sms, Vaderah, Vulxai
Last Updated by: Baffler
Last updated: 04-Jul-2013
Will you use Menaphos to train your skills?
© 1999 - 2023 RuneScape Tips, all rights reserved.
RuneScape® and Jagex® are trademarks of Jagex Ltd © 2000 - 2023 Andrew Gower.