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The west side of the Champions' Challenge arena
This is a dangerous minigame. If you die here, you will lose your items! Please only bring items that you are willing to lose.

The Champions' Challenge minigame is found in the basement of the Champions' Guild and was released on 12 December 2005. On 9 November 2009, the Champions' Challenge was updated. The update included the addition of an Aberrant Spectre, Banshee and Mummy Champion along with a Leprechaun Champion which can be informally fought without a Challenge Scroll, and the second Champion of Champions, Glophren.

While fighting creatures of one of 13 'races', one may drop a challenge scroll, which challenges the player to a formal duel by the race's champion. Challenge scrolls are extremely rare drops, making it quite difficult to duel all the champions.

The duels take place in the Champion's Challenge arena. They have certain rules, such as limiting the player's armour, disallowing some items, and prohibiting some forms of combat. Defeating the champion will grant the player with equal amounts of Hitpoints and Slayer experience, as well as the possibility of duels with the champions of champions in the future.

Larxus in the Champions' Guild Basement will instruct players about the minigame and will set up a match with a champion when the player gives him a challenge scroll. (The player must use the scroll on Larxus, as just talking to him will not start the duel.) Until the match is started, the player can back out and decide to take the challenge another time.

After winning a 10 challenges, the player will be challenged by the human champion of champions, Leon d'Cour. After winning 13 challenges, the player will be challenged by the gnome champion of champions, Glophren. While several other champion of champions are present, watching the arena, only the human and gnome champions will challenge the player. (Given that the 2009 update added lower champions for three additional races from the original ten and enabled a second champion of champion to issues challenges, many players expect future updates will expand the minigame, until all the champions of champions can issues challenges.)

Leprechauns are not counted as one of the 13 races that drop challenge scrolls. Ordinary leprechauns cannot be fought and thus do not have drops. Instead, the Leprechaun Champion will informally take on all newcomers. Because of the informal nature of the duel, the training room, which is accessed via a trapdoor next to Larxus, is used instead of the regular arena. Since the fight does not take place in the arena, the elusive music track "Victory is Mine" cannot be unlocked by defeating the Leprechaun Champion. Defeating the Leprechaun Champion does gain hitpoint and slayer experience but does not count toward qualifying the player to face a champion of champions.

Lower Champion, Informal duel only Level Hitpoints Rules XP to both Hitpoints and Slayer Scroll Scroll dropper
Leprechaun Champion 32 50 No Items 200 None None
Lower Champions of the 13 Races Level Hitpoints Rules XP to both Hitpoints and Slayer Scroll Scroll dropper
Imp Champion 14 40 No special attacks 160 File:Impscroll.PNG Imp
Goblin Champion 24 32 Only Magic attacks 128 File:Goblinscroll.PNG Goblin
Skeleton Champion 40 58 Only Ranged attacks 232 File:Skeletonscroll.PNG Skeleton
Zombie Champion 51 60 No Magic Attacks 240 File:Zombiescroll.PNG Zombie / Armoured Zombie
Hobgoblin Champion 56 58 No melee attacks 232 File:Hobgoblinscroll.PNG Hobgoblin
Giant Champion 56 70 Only melee attacks 280 File:Giantscroll.PNG Hill Giant
Banshee Champion 73 70 No Prayer or melee attacks. 1050 File:Bansheechampionscroll.png Banshee / Mighty banshee
Ghoul Champion 85 100 Weapons only, no inventory 400 File:Ghoulscroll.png Ghoul
Earth Warrior Champion 102 108 No prayer allowed 432 File:Earthwarriorscroll.png Earth Warrior
Aberrant Spectre Champion 102 100 2 Handed weapons only 6000 File:Aberrant spectre champion scroll.png Aberrant spectre
Jogre Champion 107 120 No Ranged attacks 480 File:Jogrescroll.PNG Jogre
Mummy Champion 120 (126 when on fire) Unknown No Shield 473 File:MummyScroll.PNG Mummy
Lesser Demon Champion 162 148 No armour or weapons; only inventory 592 File:Lesserdemonscroll.PNG Lesser Demon
Champions of Champions
Leon d'Cour (Human) 141 123 Worn items only, no inventory 492 N/A There is no human champion scroll. After defeating 10 lower champions in formal duels, the player receives a challenge from Leon d'Cour.
Glophren (Gnome) 100 No Shields and only Magic 520 N/A There is no gnome champion scroll. After defeating both the 13 lower champions in formal duels and Leon d'Cour, the player receives a challenge from Glophren.
Note about Challenge Rules: If magic is not allowed in a challenge, players should check if they have a spell set to autocast before starting a match. If autocast is on, it should be turned off. Otherwise, the game assumes the player will use magic, and Larxus will prevent the player from hitting the champion, even if the player is equipped with a melee weapon and has no runes for the spell! Beware in this case that the champion can still hit and damage the player.

When the player defeats a champion, a banner proclaiming the victory appears on a wall in the upper chamber where Larxus is found. The banners are all identical and non-specific about which champions have been defeated. Instead, there is a champion's board near Larxus which, when read, lists the champions the player has defeated (except the Leprechaun Champion, as this is considered an informal match).

A player who has defeated at least one lesser champion (other than the Leprechaun Champion) can receive a set of Calling beads by talking to Larxus. The player can use the beads to call a banner carrier. The carrier holds a banner and follows the player until dismissed. The banner by default shows the number of champions (again other than the Leprechaun Champion) the player has defeated, but the player can ask the carrier to change it to a picture of any of the races whose champion the player has defeated. Defeats of champions of champions (the human and gnome champions) do count towards the overall banner number, so the highest possible number is XV. (The banner uses Roman numerals.)

The east side of the Champions' Challenge arena, with The Champions of Champions.

The champions of champions are those who are seated in the arena. There is one for each of the races of Humans, Dwarves, TzHaar, Werewolves, Elves and Gnomes. Only the Human champion, Leon D'Cour, and the gnome champion, Glophren, may be challenged at this time. Leon's rule is the same as the Ghoul Champion's, although the player is allowed to wear armour. Defeating him will earn the player 492 slayer and hitpoint experience, as well as his seat at the arena.

Glophren's rules are that only magic can be used and shields may not be used. Defeating him will earn the player 520 slayer and hitpoint experience and his seat. After defeating him, the player can speak to Larxus to gain further rewards: 50,000 coins and four scrolls of knowledge, each of which gives 10,000 experience in any combat skill (prayer and summoning included) in which the player is at least level 50.

Players can leave a challenge once it has begun by exiting the player's door in the arena and then climbing the ladder to the upper chamber. Players who do this do not lose their challenge scrolls. Players who die while fighting a champion have their gravestones appear at the ground floor of the Champions' Guild next to the trapdoor to the minigame. All items can be retrieved from the gravestone, including the challenge scroll. In either case, the player can start a new duel with the challenge by using the scroll on Larxus again. The scroll will automatically disappear once you've defeated the champion.

Contents

Map

A map of the Champion Guild's basement floor.

Monster Locations

Note - This is not meant to be a complete list of where these monsters can be found, just a location where there is an abundance of the specific monster

Music

Listen to audio.
Victory is Mine (link)
Music unlocked during a Champions Challenge Fight.

Trivia

  • Some players claim that you cannot get a champion scroll when you are on a Slayer assignment against creatures that can drop champion scrolls. This is not true. Some believe that the odds of a champion scroll are increased on a Slayer assignment. This is also not true.
  • It used to be possible to get a champion scroll even after defeating that particular champion. However, when you tried to redeem the scroll you'd be informed that the challenge was void as you already defeated that particular champion. This no longer works, as monsters no longer drop champion scrolls after the champion of that race is defeated. It is however possible to receive multiple challenge scrolls by receiving another before fighting the champion. The second scroll is useless and is little more than a souvenir.
  • On the day the new races were added the TzHaar and Werewolf watchers switched seats but the respective banners did not. On 17 November, 2009, the banners were switched so as to reflect the seating changes.
  • After the 9 November, 2009 update, the new champions were listed in Quick Chat.
  • Champion Challenge scrolls had their images updated on 9 November, 2009 with the Champions' Challenge Update and Hairstyles upgrade.
  • The Knowledge Base page on Champion's Challenge used to have information on all minor Champions. The new champions (Banshees, Mummies and Aberrant Spectres) have yet to make their appearance. Oddly enough, the new Leprechaun Champion who is only fought informally is found there.
Switched Onlookers

References

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This article uses material from the "Champions' Challenge" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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