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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.

Bonuses
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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

Trivia

  • 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.
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