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Ann and Nancy Wilson
Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia

(Members from) Seattle, Washington

Genre(s) Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock
Years active 1973-Present
Label(s) Mushroom Records/Epic/Sony BMG/Portrait/Legacy (1976-1983)

EMI/Capitol (1985-1995) Shout! Factory/Sovereign (2004-Present)

Ann Wilson

Nancy Wilson Ben Smith Ric Markmann Debbie Shair Craig Bartock

Former members
See Members

Heart is a rock band whose founding members came from Seattle, Washington, USA in the early 1970s. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. The group rose to fame in the 1970s with their music being influenced by hard rock as well as folk music. After diminishing in popularity by the mid-1980s, the band created a major comeback in 1985, experiencing further success with their power ballads throughout the rest of the decade. By the mid-1990s, Heart left their 1980s' sound and went back to their hard rock roots which they continue to play today. They have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.




Origins (1967–1974)

Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, Mike Fisher

In 1967 Steve Fossen formed The Army along with Roger Fisher on guitar, Don Wilhelm on guitar, keyboards and lead vocals, Ray Schaefer on drums and Fossen on bass. They played for several years in and around the Bothell, Washington area (northeast of Seattle). They frequently played Bothell High School, Inglemoor High School and Shorecrest High School, as well as many taverns and club venues. They frequented the club "Parkers" on Aurora Avenue in north Seattle during the 1970s when it was better known as the "Aquarius Tavern". In 1969 the band went through line-up changes (Gary Ziegelman on lead vocals, Roger on guitar, Steve on bass, James Cirrello on guitar, Ron Rudge on drums and Ken Hansen on percussion) (and Debi Cuidon, vocals) and a new name, White Heart (from Tales from the White Hart, a collection of short stories by Arthur C. Clarke). For a brief time in 1970 this line-up shortened its name to Heart; however, the band went through more personnel changes, and when Ann Wilson joined in late 1970, the band was named Hocus Pocus.[citation needed] Mike Fisher, Roger's brother, was set to be drafted. When he did not report for duty, his home was raided, but he slipped out a rear window, escaped to Canada and became a Vietnam War draft dodger.

One day in 1971, Mike sneaked across the border to visit family and, by chance, met Ann at a Hocus Pocus show. According to Nancy, that meeting was "when she and Michael fell in love" and Ann decided to follow Mike back to Canada. Steve Fossen finished his college education before he also decided to move to Canada in late 1972, and Roger followed in late 1972 / early 1973, and along with Mike and Ann, the band Heart was officially formed. Nancy joined in 1974, and soon after became involved with Roger. In 1974 the Heart lineup consisted of Ann, Nancy, Roger, Steve, John Hannah (keyboards) and Brian Johnstone (drums).

Ann and Nancy Wilson

The Wilson sisters grew up in Southern California and Taiwan before their Marine Corps father retired to the Seattle suburbs. After Ann graduated from high school, she joined Roger Fisher in the band Hocus Pocus where she met Roger's brother Mike in 1971, and followed him back to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Meanwhile, Nancy finished high school then went to college where she majored in art and German literature. She then played solo gigs until 1974 when she quit college and moved to Canada to join Heart.

Success (1975–1982)

After many one-night shows around their new home, the group recorded a demo tape with the assistance of producer Mike Flicker and session-guitarist and keyboard player, Howard Leese. Hannah and Johnstone had left by this time, and soon after Leese became a full-time member of the group. The same team then cut the debut album, Dreamboat Annie, which attracted the attention of the newly formed Mushroom Records in 1975, a Vancouver-based label run by Shelly Siegel. Drummers Duris Maxwell, Dave Wilson, Kat Hendrikse and Michael Derosier were among those who played on the sessions for the album. Derosier eventually joined them as their full-time drummer. Upon release in Canada, the album sold an impressive 30,000 copies. In the US, Siegel released the album first in Seattle where it quickly sold another 25,000 copies. With two hit singles, "Crazy on You" (#35, 1976) and "Magic Man" (#9, 1976), Dreamboat Annie eventually sold over 1 million copies.

Mike Fisher was able to freely return to the United States with the members of Heart after President Jimmy Carter granted amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders upon taking office on January 21, 1977. By this time Heart had broken its contract with Mushroom Records and signed with CBS subsidiary Portrait, a move that resulted in a prolonged legal battle with Siegel. He released the partly-completed Magazine just before Portrait released Little Queen. A Seattle court ruled that Mushroom Records had to recall Magazine so that the group could remix several tracks and redo vocals before re-releasing the disc; Heart had wanted the album taken off the market completely. Hence, [Magazine] was released twice, both before and after Little Queen.

Little Queen, with the hit "Barracuda" (#11, 1977), became Heart's second million-seller. Ann and Nancy appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in July 1977 (issue No. 244).

Magazine was re-issued in early 1978, peaking in the top twenty and gave forth the hit single "Heartless". In late 1978, the double-platinum Dog and Butterfly followed suit. After the 77-city "Dog and Butterfly" tour, the Wilson-Fisher liaisons ended. Roger left the band in the fall of 1979 after having a breakdown on stage and throwing a guitar near Nancy's head backstage. Michael was no longer their manager and left Ann for another woman. Roger Fisher formed his own band in the Seattle area. Longtime guitarist Howard Leese and Nancy filled the guitar slack and her childhood friend Sue Ennis helped with song collaborations. Heart then released Bebe le Strange in 1980. It became the band's second top ten hit album and produced two hit singles. By the end of the year, the band scored their highest charted single at the time; a remake of the ballad "Tell it Like it Is" which peaked at #8.

Comeback (1983–1990)

Following the release of Private Audition in 1982, Fossen and Derosier left the band. Both Private Audition and 1983's Passionworks, (featuring new bassist Mark Andes and new drummer Denny Carmassi), failed to go gold[17] putting Heart at a career crossroads.

In 1984, Ann Wilson recorded a duet with Mike Reno of Loverboy called "Almost Paradise". The song was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Footloose and hit #7 on the pop charts. Then Heart's first album for Capitol, simply titled Heart (#1, 1985), sold 5 million copies on the strength of 4 Top-10 hits: "What About Love?" (#10, 1985), "Never" (#4, 1985), "These Dreams" (#1, 1986) and "Nothin' at All" (#10, 1986). By that time, Heart had abandoned their earlier hard rock aspirations to make slick, radio-friendly pop music.

In June 1986, Nancy Wilson married journalist, screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe. (She had made a cameo appearance in his movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982, in a scene where she was driving a Corvette, listed as "Beautiful Girl In Car".) Heart's next album, Bad Animals (#2, 1987), also contained a chart-topper, in the power ballad "Alone" (#1, 1987), as well as "Who Will You Run To?" (#7, 1987), and "There's The Girl" (#12, 1987).

Despite their new success, Ann's weight gain was seen as a liability for the band. Record company executives and even band members began pressuring her to lose weight. For their music videos, Ann was usually shown in close-up and wide shots wearing heavy clothes to hide her weight, and more focus was put on Nancy.

In 1989, Ann Wilson and Cheap Trick's lead singer, Robin Zander, had a #6 hit with their duet, "Surrender to Me". Brigade (#3, 1990) became Heart's 6th multi-platinum LP and added three more Top-25 hits to its catalogue, the most notable of which was "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" (#2 U.S.).


Following a 1990 tour, the Wilson sisters put together an informal acoustic group called The Lovemongers with Sue Ennis and Frank Cox. A four-song EP that included a version of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore" came out in late 1992, and the quartet performed several times in the Seattle area. The Lovemongers released a full-length album titled Whirlygig in 1997.

When Heart re-emerged with Desire Walks On (#48) in 1993, Schuyler Deale played bass on the album's sessions. (Mark Andes had left the band by 1992). For the group's subsequent tour, Heart was joined by bassist Fernando Saunders and drummer Denny Fongheiser. The band offered live acoustic versions of its best-known songs on 1995's The Road Home, which was produced by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.

In 1995 Nancy decided to take a break from music to concentrate on raising a family with husband Cameron Crowe. Ann toured that year with a band that was alternately called The Ann Wilson Band or Ann Wilson & the Ricola Brothers. This lineup included Leese, Scott Olson (guitars), Jon Bayless (bass) and Scott Adams (sax). Additionally, Lovemongers' members Ben Smith (drums) and Frank Cox (guitars, keyboards, percussion) performed in this lineup. They were joined by Nancy for at least one show at The Joint in Las Vegas on October 16, 1995, which was billed as a Heart show and later broadcast by the Westwood One Superstars in Concert series. A videotape of the show was also shown on VH1.


In 1998 Ann toured again without Nancy, this time billed as Ann Wilson and Heart. The lineup was the same as it had been in 1995, but without Scott Adams. Nancy kept busy scoring her husband's movies Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Elizabethtown and Vanilla Sky. She wrote and, along with her husband, produced the song "I Fall Apart" in Vanilla Sky that Cameron Diaz performed, and also composed "Elevator Beat", a non-vocal composition for the film. In 1999 Nancy released a solo album, (Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop). Also in 1999, Nancy and Ann embarked on a tour of their own, this being the first time that they had done so.


Nancy and Ann Wilson playing at a charity concert for the Canary Foundation 28 July 2007

In 2002, Ann and Nancy returned to the road with a brand-new Heart lineup that included Scott Olson, Ben Smith, former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez, and keyboardist Tom Kellock. In 2003, Heart released their critically acclaimed concert DVD Alive in Seattle which has since been certified platinum by the RIAA. The DVD includes such hits as "Alone", "Barracuda", "Crazy on You", "Magic Man", "Straight On", "These Dreams" and many more.

Also in 2003, Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses) and Darian Sahanaja replaced Olson and Kellock. These two new men didn't stay very long and were succeeded in 2004 by Craig Bartok and Debbie Shair. (Sahanaja's schedule became very busy after he joined Brian Wilson's touring band, but he returned to play with Heart in 2007 for their "Dreamboat Annie Live" show.) In 2004 the Wilsons released Jupiter's Darling, their first studio album as Heart since 1993. It featured a variety of songs that include a return to Heart's original sound, as well as a blend of pop and new textures. Stand-out tracks included "Make Me", "Enough", "Oldest Story In The World" and "Lost Angel". In 2005 the Wilsons appeared on the CMT Music Awards as a special guest of country singer Gretchen Wilson, (no relation), and performed the Heart classic, "Crazy On You", with Gretchen.

Heart performed with Gretchen Wilson on VH-1's 10 March 2006 tribute to the band, "Decades Rock Live".[21] The special also featured Alice in Chains, Phil Anselmo, Dave Navarro, Rufus Wainwright and Carrie Underwood. Later in the year, bass player Inez left Heart to re-join the reformed Alice In Chains. Ric Markman then became Heart's new bassist.


Heart was honored at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors (24 May 2007), and also performed along with Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, and ZZ Top. Gretchen Wilson and Alice in Chains honored the group by performing "Barracuda". [1] This, along with the inclusion of "Crazy on You" in "Guitar Hero II" and "Barracuda" in the "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" video game, renewed interest in Heart once again.

In September 2007, Ann Wilson released her first solo album, Hope & Glory. The album features guest appearances by Elton John, Alison Krauss, Nancy Wilson, k d lang, Wynonna Judd, Gretchen Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, and Deana Carter, and was produced by Ben Mink (Barenaked Ladies, k d lang, and Feist). Both Nancy Wilson and Roger Fisher commenced writing autobiographies, but no publication dates have yet been mentioned.

Heart appeared on the "Ellen Degeneres Show" on January 25, 2008 for Ellen's birthday show, and performed "Barracuda". Ellen played an intro to "Barracuda" on Guitar Hero in front of the audience before announcing Heart. On April 9, 2008, the band appeared on "Idol Gives Back" with Fergie, who sang "Barracuda" in harmony with Ann. In mid 2008, Heart made a U.S. tour with Journey and Cheap Trick.

Starting in July 2009, Heart will be special guests on 15 dates of Journey's summer arena tour. They will be playing at a number of venues, including Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Sovereign Center, Reno Events Center, and Taco Bell Arena. Heart will also be headlining a series of shows when The Bangles will be opening for them.


Current Members

  • Ann Wilson - lead vocals, flute, guitar, keyboards, violin, percussion (1973–present)[28]
  • Nancy Wilson - lead guitar, vocals, mandolin, keyboards, synthesizer, harmonica (1974–present)
  • Craig Bartock - guitar (2004–present)
  • Ric Markmann - bass (2006–present)
  • Debbie Shair - keyboards, syntheszier (2004–present)
  • Ben Smith - drums, percussion (1995–1998, 2002–present)

Former Members

  • Roger Fisher - lead guitar, backing vocals (1973–1979)[29]
  • Mike Fisher - Manager, engineer, producer, light man, and prior to Nancy joining the group, guitar (1973–1979)[30]
  • Steve Fossen - bass, percussion (1973–1982)[31]
  • Howard Leese - guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, mandolin, recorder, autoharp, percussion, backing vocals (1975–1998)
  • Mark Andes - bass, backing vocals (1982–1992)
  • Denny Carmassi - drums, percussion (1982–1993)
  • Mike Inez - bass (2002–2006)
  • Gilby Clarke - guitar (2003–2004)
  • Michael DeRosier - drums, percussion (1975–1982)
  • John Hannah - keyboards (1974)
  • Brian Johnstone - drums, percussion (1974)
  • Schuyler Deale - bass (1993)
  • Denny Fongheiser - drums, percussion (1993–1995)
  • Fernando Saunders - bass (1993–1995)
  • Scott Olson - guitar (1995–1998, 2002–2003)
  • Frank Cox - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1995–1998)
  • Scott Adams - saxophone (1995)
  • John Bayless - bass (1995–1998)
  • Tom Kellock - keyboards, synthesizer (2002–2003)
  • Darian Sahanaja - keyboards, synthesizer (2003–2004, 2007)[32]



  • Dreamboat Annie
  • Little Queen
  • Magazine
  • Dog and Butterfly
  • Bebe le Strange
  • Private Audition
  • Passionworks
  • Heart
  • Bad Animals
  • Brigade
  • Desire Walks On
  • Jupiter's Darling

Live Albums

  • Greatest Live Hits
  • Rock the House! Live
  • The Roade Home
  • Alive in Seattle
  • Dreamboat Annie Live

Compilation Albums

  • These Dreams: Heart's Greatest Hits
  • Greatest Hits
  • Greatest Hits: 1985-1995
  • Ballads: Greatest Hits
  • The Essential Heart
  • Love Songs
  • Playlist: The Very Best of Heart

Holiday Albums

  • Heart Presents a Lovemonger's Christmas


  • "Crazy On You"
  • "Magic Man"
  • "Dreamboat Annie"
  • "(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song"
  • "Barracuda"
  • "Little Queen"
  • "Kick it Out"
  • "Love Alive"
  • "Crazy On You (reissue)"
  • "Heartless"
  • "Straight On"
  • "Dog and Butterfly"
  • "Magazine"
  • "Without You"
  • "Even it Up"
  • "Bebe le Strange"
  • "Break"
  • "Raised You"
  • "Sweet Darlin'"
  • "Tell it Like it Is"
  • "Unchained Melody"
  • "This Man is Mine"
  • "City's Burning"
  • "Bright Light Girl"
  • "The Situation"
  • "How Can I Refuse?"
  • "Sleep Alone"
  • "Allies"
  • "The Heat"
  • "What About Love"
  • "Never"
  • "These Dreams"
  • "Nothin' At All"
  • "If Looks Could Kill"
  • "Alone"
  • "Who Will You Run To"
  • "There's the Girl"
  • "I Want You So Bad"
  • "If Looks Could Kill"
  • "Never" / "These Dreams"
  • "What About Love"
  • "Nothing At All"
  • "All I Want To Do Es Make Love to You"
  • "Wild Child"
  • ""Tall, Dark, Handsome Stranger"
  • "I Didn't Want to need You"
  • "Stranded"
  • "Secret"
  • "Your the Voice"
  • "Back on Black II"
  • "Will You Be There (In the Morning)"
  • "Back to Avalon"
  • "The Woman in Me"
  • "Alone"
  • "The Road Home"
  • "Strong, Strong Wind"
  • "The Perfect Goodbye"
  • "Oldest Story in the World"
  • "Make Me"

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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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The Heart was an organ in many lifeforms. Humans had a single heart while Time Lords had a second heart. Some accounts indicate that a Time Lord would grow his or her second heart after the first regeneration. (MA: The Man in the Velvet Mask)

The Great Vampire, lesser vampires and Haemovores could only be killed by a stake through the heart. (DW: State of Decay, The Curse of Fenric)

Alternative definitions

Heart can also refer to the physical or ideological centre of a location; Looms were the heart of the Great Houses (NA: Lungbarrow), or the Kandy Man's kitchen which was at the heart of Terra Alpha's governance system. (DW: The Happiness Patrol)

Heart can also refer to the change in emotional standing in an individual ie them having a "change of heart" such as Maldak saving the Governor and Peri Brown from execution on Varos (DW: Vengeance on Varos) or Alan Jackson changing his mind to move away from Sarah Jane Smith. (SJA: The Lost Boy)

Behind the Scenes

The Man in the Velvet Mask attempted to retroactively explain why the Doctor appears to only have one heart in DW: The Edge of Destruction. However, the same ommission also appears in the Second Doctor story DW: The Wheel in Space; it is not concretely mentioned that the Doctor has a Binary vascular system until DW: Spearhead from Space.

Later stories would instead imply that injury or illness could temporarily stop one of the two hearts. (DW: The Mind of Evil; DW: The Christmas Invasion)

See also

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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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The Heart is an organ that is responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.

In humans, the heart is usually found on the left side of the thorax, underneath a bone called the breastbone. The human heart has four chambers, a left and right atrium, and left at right ventricle. Connected to the lungs, the heart helps re-oxygenate blood before supplying it to the rest of the body.

The Vulcan heart is positioned differently than that of the human heart, located on the right side of the body underneath the lung. (Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual). Doctor McCoy, treating Commander Spock after he had been shot, remarked that Spock would have died if his heart had not been where the liver was in a human.(TOS episode: "A Private Little War") Captain Ronald Tracey later used the fact that the Vulcan heart was in a different location in an attempt to prove to the people of Omega IV that Spock was the devil, and that because of this Spock had no heart. (TOS episode: "The Omega Glory").

In Malcorians, the heart is located in the area of the body where the digestive organs would be in a human body, and the digestive organs are where a human's heart would normally be. Malcorian doctors treating a disguised Commander William Riker were unable to find a heart beat where they expected, and were surprised to find a heart beat in his upper chest. (TNG episode First Contact).

The Klingon heart was, like the rest of the major organs, designed with a high degree of redundancy, having eight chambers. (TNG episode Ethics).

The heart is one of the most vital organs in a humannoid body. A serious injury to the heart can be life threatening, and hummanoids cannot live without a functional heart. By the 24th century artificial hearts were used routinely to replace hearts that quit functioning due to disease or were otherwise damaged. Captain Jean-Luc Picard's heart was replaced after he was stabbed directly though the heart by a Nausicaan during a brawl. (TNG episode Samaritan Snare). Later, when the heart of Captain Kira Nerys was damaged by Taran'atar, Doctor Julian Bashir was unable to repair the heart, and was forced to replace it with an artificial heart. (DS9 novel Warpath).

See Also

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Since heart consists almost entirely of muscle, it tends to be quite tough. Heart can be braised, stewed or chopped and added to cooked dishes such as stews.

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Hitpoints (also known as HP or health) is a skill representing the amount of damage a player or monster can withstand until he/she dies. This is known as death, which happens when their hitpoints reaches zero.

The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at rank 2,000,000) on the hiscores for Hitpoints is level 62.

Players begin with a hitpoints level of 10, with 1,154 experience.

The number of hitpoints a monster has varies between 1 and 2,000. The Corporeal beast, the highest level monster in RuneScape, tops this list, followed by Nomad, Turkey (2009 Thanksgiving event), Decaying Avatar, Living rock patriarch, Tormented Demon, Living rock striker, Kree'arra, Commander Zilyana, General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth, and the Kalphite Queen (although the Kalphite Queen has two forms, each of which has 255 hitpoints, effectively giving her 510 total hitpoints).

The highest amount of hitpoints of a monster in a minigame is 1,000, the avatars of Soul Wars. TzTok-Jad is second at 250 hitpoints.

The highest amount of hitpoints for a familiar is the Steel Titan with 750 hitpoints.

The title of monster with the least amount of hitpoints is a tie among the Carnivorous chinchompa, the Chinchompa, evil creatures, and Miscellanian citizens and guards, all with 1 health each. This effectively means that any successful attack will kill them in one hit.


File:Bar.png The current Hitpoints bar.
File:Hit.png The Hitpoints splat for a hit.
File:Hit 0.png The Hitpoints splat for a miss/block.
File:Poison_Hit(new1).png The Hitpoints splat for poison.
Hitpoints bars appear above players' and attackable NPCs' heads when in combat.
99 Hit
Some players coming to RuneScape 2 from RuneScape Classic had only 9 hitpoints instead of 10.

While fighting, both the opponent and the player will have a bar on top of them. This bar represents their HP.

There are two colours on the bar: green and red. The green part of the bar is on the left, and represents how much HP the player has remaining. The red part of the bar appears on the right, and represents how much damage has been taken away from their maximum HP. This allows easy estimation of how much health the player has left compared with how much they have lost.

Current HP can be seen in the circle just beneath the compass, and is labeled by a heart.

If a player has only 5 HP left, assuming that they have 30+ maximum HP, then the bar on top of them would be mostly red, meaning they are near death. However, due to an update (most likely a hidden update of an unknown date), the health bar above your head will no longer change shades. This may be due to complaints on the forums.

Now, players can just look over to the top-right of their RuneScape screen and check how many hitpoints they currently have remaining and can be alerted when their hitpoints drop to 25% or lower; during then, the Heart Icon will start to pulse. And due to a recent hidden update, players are now further warned that their hitpoints are getting low (25% of total HP) through the addition of a beating heart sound effect which accompanies the pulsing animation until health is restored above 25%. (Note that this is a very common device in video games, almost always used to show that the player is near death or that another similarly dramatic event is occurring.)

Poison (Members only)

Main article: Poison

A player may become poisoned during a fight. This effect will continue to reduce hitpoints periodically, even after the fight is over, though the body's natural defences will gradually neutralize the poison.

For instance, if a player is hit by another player wielding a poisoned dagger, they would be hit for 4 damage every minute (four times), then 3 damage every minute (four times), then 2 damage every minute (four times), then 1 damage every minute (four times), then the poison would be gone.

Players can cure the poison early with an anti-poison potion that members can make with the Herblore skill.

Please note that if you are poisoned in a Member's server, but then switch to a Free server you will remain poisoned with no way to cure it until you switch back to a Member's server.

Also note that damage caused by poison gives no experience to any skill.


A player dying and their Gravestone appearing
Main article: Death

If a player is in Pest Control, in a player-owned house, duelling another player at the Duel Arena, or playing any other safe minigame, they will not lose any items on death, and will respawn in a designated location with all items retained.

A ring of life can also teleport the player safely back to the chosen respawn point automatically upon reaching 10% or below their maximum HP. There are three exceptions, either the player was hit for more than 10%, they are beyond level 30 in the deep wilderness or they are in a safe mini-game with no danger of losing one's items. A ring of life can only be used one time before disintegrating.

In addition, if a player has used the Abyss for runecrafting, they are given a skull that appears over their head. If a player dies of any circumstances while being "skulled" they lose ALL of their items carried at the time, rather than the usual keeping three. However, if a skulled player dies while the "Protect Item" Prayer is on, they keep ONE item (one more than the usual, which is zero if the player is skulled). If a player does not enter the Abyss within twenty minutes of receiving the skull, the skull vanishes.


When a player dies, they will respawn, meaning they will live again. The player will keep 3 of his/her items (if not skulled).

Earning experience

To earn experience in hitpoints, a player has to fight or do a quest that rewards hitpoints experience. Alternatively, one could use an item that gives a specific amount of experience. (ex: genie lamp)

When fighting, whether it be by melee, ranging, or magic, as long as they deal damage, a player will always earn hitpoints experience. There is a formula which is used to determine how much hitpoints xp a player will receive. The sole exception is by using a Dwarf Multicannon, which gives half the range experience and no hitpoints experience.

When a player deals damage to an opponent, they receive some hitpoints experience. If a player hits the opponent, whatever damage they deal is multiplied by 1.33 and given to the player's hitpoints. This is one of the slowest skills to gain levels on, with experience being earned at one third the rate of Attack, Ranged, Strength or Defence.

The quickest way to earn hitpoints experience is the Soul Wars Minigame. Amazingly, a player named
The messege a player receives after obtaining 99 Hitpoints
 Heart Emote has achieved 99 hitpoints at a low combat of 25, thus being the lowest level possible with a Hitpoints cape.

Recovering HP

A player casting the Heal Group spell.

A player can heal to restore their HP back to its maximum. There are a number of ways to do this:

  • Let it recharge on its own. A player will naturally heal one hitpoint about every minute. However, this is very slow, although the prayer 'Rapid Heal' doubles hitpoint recovery rate to one every 30 seconds. This is not recommended unless you have no food, are next to an altar, or don't want to get killed by whatever monster, PKer or NPC happens to be there. Also, a lunar spell, Dream, will make hitpoints recover five times as fast as normal. Additionally, a Regen bracelet will double recovery.
  • Eat lots of food. Players can eat food to heal their hitpoints, the best foods are more expensive but providing more healing per item. This is the most common way players heal themselves. Members have a much wider variety of foods to eat which can heal many more hitpoints at one time.
Food Heals HP GE price Consumption bites
Monkfish 16 455 One
Curry 19 1,239 One
Shark 20 1,539 One
Wild pie 22 2,874 Two
Summer pie 22 1,452 Two
Pineapple pizza 22 1,858 Two
Tuna potato 22 2,094 One
Manta Ray 22 3,101 One
Rocktail 23 2,485 One
Basket of strawberries up to 30 259 Five
  • Players can sit down, giving 2x the normal rate of recharging, or players can listen to a Musician, which gives 3x the rate. (The game mechanics treat this as a separate heal clock: i.e. the player heals one point every 60 seconds normally plus one additional point for every 60 seconds seated - or two per minute while seated if listening to a musician. Note that when sitting down and using 'Rapid Heal,' the prayer will affect only the normal-heal clock, not the seated-heal clock: thus the player will recover 1 point every 30 seconds while under 'Rapid Heal' plus one additional point for every 60 seconds seated, resulting in a 3 points per minute recovery rate.)
  • The monks at the Monastery and Entrana will heal players if they ask them. They heal 20% of the player's hitpoints level.
  • The nurses Sabreen and A'abla and Surgeon Tafani at the infirmary north of Al-Kharid Duel Arena will heal players if asked.
  • Two lunar spells can be cast to heal a player or a group of players: Heal Other, level 92 magic needed, and Heal Group, level 95 magic needed.
  • Die. When a player dies, they respawn at full health and full energy. This is not recommended unless the player has banked all items and wants to go to an area near their respawn point.
  • A player can use a bracelet of regeneration which doubles hit point recovery rate. When used in conjunction with the prayer rapid heal, it quadruples to two hitpoints every thirty seconds.
  • The two Summoning familiars, the Void spinner and the Bunyip, will heal a player over time, for 1 hitpoint per 15 seconds and 2 hitpoints per 15 seconds, respectively. The Unicorn stallion will heal 15% of the player's hitpoints by using its special move, Healing Aura.
Familiar Summoning level required Heal rate
Void Spinner 34 1 hitpoint every 15 seconds
Bunyip 68 2 hitpoints every 15 seconds
Unicorn Stallion 88 15% of Summoner's hitpoints (special attack)

Temporary boosts

A player wearing a Hitpoints cape (t) and performing the Skillcape emote.
  • Saradomin brew - Made using the herblore skill. Drinking this brew raises defence by 20% and hitpoints by 15%+2 even above maximum, though all other combat skills decrease by 10% excluding defence.
  • Titan's Constitution - The respective scroll of the Fire titan, Moss titan and Ice titan which will raise a player's max HP by 8 and defence by 13% temporarily.
  • Elidinis Statuette - this altar in Nardah will heal you and raise your total HP by 8, and will also refill your prayer. Players need to have completed Spirits of the Elid.
  • Skill Cape of Hitpoints - Owners of a Hitpoint Cape can boost their hitpoints by 1 every minute, by operating the cape or re-equipping it. The cape is one of the Capes of Achievement, and can be bought and equipped by players with 99 hitpoints only.
  • Guthix rest - Guthix rest, if drunk when at full hitpoints, will boost your maximum hitpoints by 5.
  • Oo'glog - by resting in the Thermal bath your HP will be raised dramatically, by 20% over your maximum Hitpoints level.
  • Temple Trekking / Burgh de Rott - One particular event in the treks Abidor Crank, temporarily increases your max HP according to its max level / current stance, as well as increasing defence in the same way, and turning all rotten food in your inventory into Curry or Stew.
  • Rocktail - Can heal up to 10 over the player's maximum hp when eaten.


  • After a hidden update from Jagex on December 2008, falling to 1/4 of maximum HP or lower will result in a heart-beat-like sound.
  • When RuneScape 2 (as it was then known) was released, the experience required for level 10 in any skill was slightly raised. This meant that characters with no extra Hitpoints experience had a Hitpoints level of 9. However, the combat level of those players is still 3.
The old HP bar.
  • A player concentrating on just 1 melee skill (attack, strength or defence), you have to inflict 3,258,608 hitpoint of damage to get from level 1 to 99. This would also result in level 87 hitpoints. For level 99 in all melee skills, a player needs to inflict 9,775,823 hitpoints of damage.
  • On the 27th of May 2009, the Hitpoints bar and damage splats were graphically updated.Before this update, the hitpoints bar was simply a bar that had only green and red colour.After this update, an outline was added and the colours had more detail, plus NPCs with many hitpoints, such as Nomad with 1,000 hitpoints, will have a much longer bar to show how many hitpoints have been lost to much more accuracy.
  • If you get poisoned on a members' world, you will stay poisoned if you log onto a free-to-play world. The same applies if you are diseased.
  • As of the 20th of October 2009, the hitpoints bar will no longer become completely red unless the monster or player has zero hitpoints.

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A heart.

The heart was a major internal organ found in many non-sentient creatures and sentient humanoid species. It was responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels. Any strikes or damage done to the heart is usually fatal to humanoids.[1] Some species, such as the Zabrak had two hearts, which had to beat in synchronization to function properly[2], while the Muun had three hearts, which may have contributed to a long life-span.



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