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This is a safe minigame. If you die here, you will not lose your items.
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Mage Training Arena
Al Kharid Mine Duel Arena Abandoned Mine
Al Kharid

The Al-Kharid Duel Arena is a place where all players can go to engage in one-on-one-combat, either for fun or for a prize. Duelling for prizes is referred to as staking. As of 10 December 2007, the Duel Arena is now open to both free players and members, but only members can engage in duelling tournaments.

The duel arena is a safe pastime. In case of death, there is no penalty, and no items (except the stake) will be lost.

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Origins

The Duel Arena was brought into RuneScape shortly after the end of the RS2 Beta. It was partially due to Jagex wanting to do something about players abusing the "Duel anywhere" option back in RuneScape Classic in order to get a free teleport to Lumbridge.

Location

Teleporting to the Duel Arena via the Ring of duelling.
Map of Duel Arena.
The scoreboard.
A player fighting another one while dealing damage to him.

The arena is located North-east of Al-Kharid. It is fenced off from the rest of the area. Players can also rub a Ring of duelling to teleport directly to the arena entrance. This saves on having to walk from far away, although using an Amulet of Glory to teleport to the palace is another viable option along with the Lumbridge Home Teleport as it is close to the Duel Arena.

Main Building

The main building is located along the northern fence of the arena. This is where the majority of players stay to challenge others. There are good number of surgeons there that can heal a player when needed. There is also an altar in the eastern side of the building. The abilities to heal and recharge prayer are somewhat useless though, as when a player enters a duel, all statistics are restored to their normal levels. Outside the eastern side of the building are two bank chests as well as a banker. This banker, though, does not have the capability to return lent items. He can also sell rotten tomatoes to you for throwing at players. Immediately below, is the Head Registrar for Duel Tournaments.

Picking a Fight

Sometimes the arenas may be full.

To fight another player, players must right-click their intended opponent and select the "Challenge" option. This will tell that player that someone wishes to duel with them, and they accept by challenging that player in return.

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Combat

To fight another player, players must right-click their intended opponent and select the "Challenge" option. The player must then select whether it is a fun or staked duel. This will tell that player that someone wishes to duel with them, and they accept by challenging that player in return.

This will open the duelling options screen, which defines the parameters for the battle. The screen shows the name and combat level of the opponent, as well as what each player is offering up for a "bet", or a "stake". Free-to-play players can only bet up to 10000 coins or items worth up to 10000 coins. After acquiring 10 Quest Points, the amount you can stake in 15 minutes increases, until you have 270 or more Quest Points. At this point, you are capable of staking 60,000 coins. Finally, there are 11 different options that can be turned on or off and are adjustable by either player. These are detailed as follows:

  • No Ranged: No ranging weaponry can be equipped during the battle.
  • No Melee: Players cannot engage in hand-to-hand combat, including bare fists/feet.
  • No Magic: No magical attack spells can be cast.
  • No Special Attacks: Special attacks cannot be used.
  • Fun Weapons: The only allowed Weapons are the Rubber chicken, Flowers, Mouse toy, and other items that have very negative combat bonuses. Bare fists are not allowed, nor are snowballs as they are not able to cause any damage.
  • No Forfeit: Players cannot escape the arena; the fight lasts until one player dies.
  • No Drinks: Players cannot drink anything that boosts stats, such as Potions. All stats that are boosted prior to the fight are reset to their default values once the fight begins.
  • No Food: Eating food, or Phoenix necklace not allowed.
  • No Prayer: Using any Prayers is not allowed.
  • No Movement: Players can't move during the battle.
  • Obstacles: The arena becomes like a mini-maze during the fight, also the fighting area is separated from the obstacle-free one.
  • Summoning Enabled: Players are allowed to summon during the battle.

Some of the options can't be combined; for instance, having no ranged, melee, or magic makes it impossible to fight.

It is also possible to take equipped items off on this screen, rangers should be careful not to check off shield if they intend to use a bow.

When the battle begins, players are teleported into the arena itself with a 3-second countdown before the fighting actually begins. If "No Forfeit" was not checked off, players who are losing (or simply wish to end the duel early) can retreat through one of the trapdoors, ending the battle immediately. Anything staked is awarded to the other player. When a player's opponent has a weapon that is faster than the speed of a longsword (For example,Darts & Throwing knives set on Rapid), it is relatively difficult, if not impossible, to forfeit, as the screen to confirm "Yes", disappears when attacked.

During the fight

After reciting 3-2-1-Fight, the players run towards each other, ready to attack. A skull is shown in the bottom of the screen. This skull means that you are engaging in Player killing. There is a chance of rotten tomatoes, from Pelter's Veg Stall, being thrown at you by anyone in the audience. This will, however, cause no damage to either person duelling. When in the duel, you can only fight players with a yellow arrow above them, signalling they are your opponents. You can still click the "Fight" option for other players, but you are not allowed to fight them.

Outcome

After the battle ends, players are transported back to the building beside the arena and all the stats are healed, along with fully recharged running energy (poison and stat-reducing effects are negated as well). Any ranged weapons that fell to the ground are automatically returned to the owner, if the ranger had no inventory space, the arrows would drop to the ground, ready to be picked up by the ranger only. If there was a stake, the victor claims the prize(s). When you die you only lose the items you staked.

Near the gate and outside the main building, are scoreboards, where players can view the last 50 battles on that server. The scoreboards show the combat levels of the combatants and who won the round. The scoreboard automatically updates every five minutes.

Watching a Duel

If you walk up the brown wood walkways leading up the Arena wall, you'll be in a network of walkways on top of the walls of the various Arena rooms. You can get a good view of the fights from up here. If you right click on a certain part of wall, you'll be given a "Lean on Wall" option. If you select it, you will get a close up view of the battles. You can exit this window by clicking the X in the smaller sub-window by the minimap. People who High Alch like to come here to watch the duels for entertainment. There is a bank for them to restock near by.

A player watching the duels from the "Lean on" option. You can use the arrow keys to move the view.

Maxing

Many people use the duel arena to find their max hit. It helps if your opponent has a very low defence against the combat style you're using.

The lowest possible magic defence:

Equipment Image Requirements
Fighter hat

(1)

File:Fighter hat.png -3 40 defence, obtained from Barbarian assault.
Berserker Necklace File:Onyx necklace.gif -20 None.
Fighter Torso File:Fighter torso.png -10 40 defence, obtained from Barbarian assault.
Third Age Platelegs File:Third Age Platelegs.gif -5 65 defence.
Orb of Oculus

(2)

File:Orb of Oculus.png -20 Bought from Faruq for 20 coins.
Dragon gauntlets

(3)

File:Dragon gauntlets inv.png -1 60 defence.
Total -59 65 defence and access to the Warriors' guild.

1. The 3rd age full helm also has -3 magic defence bonus, but costs approximately 48 million.

2. Any gauntlets, charged or uncharged also have a -1 magic defence bonus.

The lowest possible ranged defence:

Equipment Image Ranged Requirements
Moonclan hat File:Moonclan hat.png -5 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy, a Silly jester hat also has a -5 bonus
Berserker Necklace File:Onyx necklace.gif -20 None.
Moonclan armour File:Moonclan armour.png -7 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy
Moonclan skirt File:moonclan skirt.png -7 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy
Moonclan cape File:Moonclan cape.png -2 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy.
Orb of Oculus File:Orb of Oculus.png -20 Bought from Faruq in Al-Kharid for 20 coins.
Moonclan gloves File:moonclan gloves.png -5 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy.
Moonclan boots File:Moonclan boots.png -5 Completion of Lunar Diplomacy, Silly jester boots also have a -5 bonus
Total -71 40 attack, Completion of Lunar Diplomacy and access to the Warriors' guild.

The lowest possible melee defence bonus.

Equipment Image Stab Slash Crush Requirements
Orb of Oculus File:Orb of Oculus.png -20 -20 -20 None.
Berserker Necklace File:Onyx necklace.gif -20 -20 -20 None.
Total -40 -40 -40 None.

Tournaments

This section is a stub. Please help expand it.
On 20 November, 2007, Jagex added a new way of participating in the Duel Arena by adding a tournament mode. Up to 64 players can compete and the entry fee is based on the register the tournament is being held from; up to 1 million coins on register 5 for a 64 player tournament. In the Tournament dungeon, 5 registers hold 5 different tournaments with random rules varying on difficulties. The rules might include food or potion usage, healing between rounds and special attacks. Although some rules never change. All combat styles are always allowed (to discourage real world trading) and there are rarely ever obstacles. Additionally, winning or losing against a player will affect the winner's and loser's tournament rank. If a weak player lost against a high levelled player the tournament points won or lost won't be of much significance. Tournaments are also restricted with a range of tournament ranks allowed, the tournament value depends on the set of rules and the rank range allowed. It also affects the players rank more or less at the end of the tournament respecting to its value.

Tournaments are only held on worlds 54, 83 and 114. Although the only world with enough people to conduct a tournament is usually world 83. Registrars may spam "We're closed, sorry! Why not try a busier world?" but once a current tournament has ended, they will again open the tournament.

On 20 October, 2009, Jagex reworked the Duel Tournaments in response to player feedback asking for fairer fights. As a result, registrars are now assigned on entry to the waiting area based primarily on combat levels as well as a number of unknown factors. Each registrar now has a rank cap limit, incrementing in 500s; Registrar 1 has a rank cap of 1999, Registrar 4 has a cap of 3499, and Registrar 5 has no rank cap. Ranks are now secured at every 500 milestone. If a player has a rank of 1754, said player cannot fall below a rank of 1500. Rewards have also been affected: first place in a tournament will only receive 80% of entry fees, and second place now receives 20. Tournaments can now only be held on world 54. Registrars now spam "We're closed, sorry! Why not invite your friends to join you?".

NPCs

The following NPCs are found at the Duel Arena.

2007 update controversy

On 20 November 2007, during the tournament update, Jagex set a limit of 3,000 gold (or items value thereof) per stake, per every 15 minutes, claiming that this would make Real world trading difficult. This move was heavily criticised by players, especially since it also hurt legitimate players. As of 30 September 2008, the limit has been raised to 5,000 coins to 60,000 coins depending on quest points. For free-to-play, the limit is up to 10,000 coins.

Worlds

The official Duel Arena worlds are World 54 and 132, and are for Duel Tournaments and regular duels, respectively.

The unofficial Duel Arena worlds for F2P are 1, 3, 4, and 5.

Trivia

  • Setting ranged on, arrows off and movement off, the game was fooled and players stood facing each other unable to attack, making the duel never ending. It was also used as a scam, with a duel set to only ranged, movement off, and at the last second arrows off, one player used knifes whilst the other player couldn't use their bow. This is no longer possible. However, as there are many ways to create this scenario, the situation itself can still occur.
  • Entering a duel with movement turned off between two melee players, one use the "fetch" interaction with a pet rock to be able to move, and could then range or mage their opponent to death. This is no longer possible.
  • "Snowball fights" are sometimes (but rarely) used as scams. Players would each stake items and set no melee, ranged, magic and fun weapons. The idea of this was that the opponent would eventually give up and forfeit, losing the stake. Setting no forfeit as well could result in a non-stop duel.
  • Just under 25,000 players are ranked in the tournament hiscores because it requires 1800 or more points.
  • Both Ice amulet and the snow imp it summons are not allowed into duelling, though they actually have no effect in combat. They are from 2008 Christmas event. The snow imps are now unable to be summoned (after the 2008 Christmas event ended).
  • There is a glitch when you are leaning on the walls outside the arena. If a player is standing next to you whilst you are leaning on the wall, you are able to do this glitch. You right click the player next to you and select challenge. Then you click the 'x' in the top right corner of the challenge box. You will now see that your player has turned to the other player but is still in the leaning position. If you do any emotes whilst in that position, then you might not finish your emote, or if there are item-related emotes (such as Idea) then you will continue to be in the position whilst the item appears.
  • Talk to Fadli to buy rotten tomatoes at 1 gold piece each. Rotten tomatoes can only be thrown at people dueling in the arena. The rotten tomatoes won't do any damage and it will most likely miss the person you are aiming at.
  • There is a glitch where if a player has a slow connection and gets disconnected during a fight, then he would get a "Fight [Player Name]" option outside of duel arena. This is not a dangerous glitch as the player cannot fight any other players.

See also

External links


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

Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Dueling Arena article)

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

During the Duelist Kingdom tournament, two players Dueled in what was known as a "Dueling Arena". Each arena projected giant holographic images of the cards the players activated or summoned. Some arenas also contained properties of specific type(s) of land masses that could alter a monster's ATK and DEF, depending on what terrain was favored by what monster (see Field Power Bonus). Duel Arenas were also seen in the KaibaCorp building, KaibaLand, and in Duke Devlin's gameshop.

It is inferred that KaibaCorp developed the Dueling Arenas, a possibility made stronger with scenes of Duel Disks using small cables to "plug into" a Dueling Arena, using the Arena's Holographic Display instead of the Duel Disk's Holographic Display.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Crow standing on the Dueling arena.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's only few such arenas exist. Tetsuzo Kuzuyama possess one, which he built himself just so that he could duel against his son, Goki. And has also kept it functioning in hopes that his son would return one day. However it was later completely destroyed after the duel between Tetsuzuo and Crow ended.

Facts about Dueling ArenaRDF feed

This article uses material from the "Dueling Arena" article on the Yugioh wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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