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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The upgraded version of the "Penace Trident".

The Penance trident is a staff from Barbarian Assault. It requires level 70 Magic to wield and it is a 2-handed weapon. The trident comes with a special effect. When wielded, it will attempt to 'save' the runes used in any spell. This is how it does so:

  1. The trident finds out how many different rune types you are using for your spell.
  2. For each rune type the trident makes a 1 in 60 roll.
  3. If successful it will save all runes of that type.

For example, the spell Earth blast requires 1 death rune, 3 air runes and 4 earth runes. There is a 1 in 60 chance that once cast, your penance trident will do any one, two or three of these things: save 1 death rune, 3 air runes or 4 earth runes. Your penance trident cannot save only 'some' of the runes of any rune type: for example, it will not save 1 or 2 air runes from the above example, as it will save none or all of any rune type.

Special Attack

The Penance trident also has a special attack called Reap, which gives a chance of instantly killing an enemy with a combat level less than 50 (not including players, bosses, summoning familiars, or creatures that must be killed in a specific way). In PvP, 'Reap' has the same chance of removing a third of the opponent's current hitpoints. To use the Reap special attack, it consumes 50% of the players special attack bar.

The special attack cannot even be attempted on NPCs above level 50. The chat box says "The Penance Trident only works on foes with a Combat Level less than 50." and no special attack energy is drained.

The Penance trident can be upgraded to a Penance master trident by speaking with Commander Connad.

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A player wielding a Penance trident.
A player wielding a Penance trident.
A player using the trident's special attack, Reap.
A player using the trident's special attack, Reap.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 +17 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 +17 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 +0%
Speed: File:speed5.gif


  • Despite being a trident, the penance trident is considered a staff.
  • Even though this weapon's magic bonus exceeds that of the Ancient staff by 2, many people prefer to use the Ancient staff because of the 10% bonus damage, its relative ease to acquire, and the ability to equip an item in the shield slot.
  • The max recorded hit with the trident is 105. This is possible by using the special attack on a Wall beast while it is at full health.
  • A trident is also the weapon/symbol of the Greco-Roman mythological god Poseidon.
  • If the special attack 'Reap' successfully hits one of the humans in Canifis (level 24) it will not kill the NPC as it will transform into a werewolf before the damage can take effect, but once it has transformed into a werewolf (level 84) the NPC will be hit 60 damage (the human forms HP level), hence not completely killing it.
  • On 1 February 2010 Jagex released the upgraded version of the Penance Trident.

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


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