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Desert heat: Misc



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The desert heat is the effect that a player suffers while in the Kharidian Desert south of Shantay Pass. The heat causes players to suffer dehydration, and to lose health if they do not drink from a waterskin. Wearing desert clothing help to keep players cool, and reduces the player's need to drink water as often. If a player's waterskins run out of water while they are in the desert, the desert heat will begin to hit damage on the player until they either die, get water from a cactus using a knife or other water source, or leave the desert. Engaging in a conversation with an NPC will pause the desert effect.


Protective clothes and gear



  • Waterskins - Waterskins allow a player to survive desert heat effect, and usually come in 4 doses of water. Each time a player drink, a dose of water is used up.
  • Enchanted water tiara - Players who have completed Dealing with Scabaras may craft an enchanted water tiara which can be substituted as waterskins when worn.


Three sets of clothes protect against desert heat, by extending the time between drinks of water by 30 seconds. These are:


  • There once was a glitch where either free play and members who stepped near the gates of Shantay Pass would take damage from desert heat. This glitch has been fixed.
  • Before the quest Desert Treasure was released, players who walked in or out of the Desert area would receive a message, "Desert effect is now on", or "Desert effect is now off", respectively.

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


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