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This article is about the minigame in which players fight against each other. For the minigame in which players must defeat waves of TzHaar, see TzHaar Fight Cave.
This is a safe minigame. If you die here, you will not lose your items.
Inside the waiting room
A player becoming champion of the TzHaar Fight Pit.

The TzHaar Fight Pit is a minigame in which players fight against each other in a free-for-all arena. It is located in the TzHaar City. The winner is crowned champion once everyone else has been killed. Killing someone ejects them out of the arena and into the waiting area.

Please note this is a 'Safe' minigame. If you die during this minigame, you will retain all of your items.


Gameplay and General Strategy


The Waiting Room

The waiting room is little more than a small enclosure. Here, players wait for the next game, converse, watch the current game, or form teams. Inside the waiting room is a small pillar. By clicking it, players can view various areas of the gameplay area.

Basic Gameplay

The rules of the Fight Pits are simple: the last man standing wins. Winners will receive a red skull icon above their head, signifying them as the winner.

The winner can either re-enter the waiting room and collect a reward of Tokkul, or they can wait in the gameplay area for the next game to begin.


The Fight Pits is an 'anything goes' minigame: any weapon or armour type can be used, with the exception of the dwarf multicannon. This makes the game very popular for high-levelled players wearing Barrows armour or using Ancient Magicks. Another advantage is bringing in a Fire Cape, it allows you to get double the amount of Tokkul. Rangers also take their chances with accompany of a Black d'hide or Void knight set and a Rune crossbow. To try this, you would need around 80 hitpoints.

Basic Strategy

  • Teams: Many players will agree to 'team up' in the waiting room. After all other enemies have been defeated, the players of a team either take turns winning or then turn on each other. This is a very popular strategy and is often used by clans.
  • Hiding: An often-ridiculed strategy, hiding consists of concealing oneself in a remote corner of the area, waiting for the various players and teams to weaken each other. Most people count the number of people, and then look at the remaining left. If everyone isn't in the centre, players will most likely run around the pit searching for the hider. This strategy is near-identical to the waiting game strategy except that it is usually done by lower-levelled players, players not confident in their combat ability, or single players playing against teams, hoping that if they are not spotted they will either get to attack the last person standing while he/she is weak, or win by forfeit if the last player mistakenly leaves the pit, thinking they have already won.
  • The waiting game: A very common strategy in which a player waits (usually out of sight) whilst the other players fight amongst themselves. Sometimes a waiting player will be attacked prematurely, in which case he or she will have to fight their attacker. This is near-identical to the hiding strategy except that it can be done in small groups, who plan to team up against the other now-weakened players, aiming to win the game through an unbalanced fight.


The Fight Pit arena

After a certain amount of time, waves of various Tzhaar creatures will appear and attack remaining players. These waves consist of Tz-Kih (level 22), Tz-Kek (level 45), and Tok-Xil (level 90), and come in large numbers. A few minutes after the Tok-Xils appear, all players in the arena will begin to take 1 damage very quickly until every person but one is dead, ending the round.


The last player standing is rewarded with Tokkul, the money of the Tzhaar. The amount varies, based on the combined combat levels of the players the winner defeated. (His or her own level is not included) Anyone who walks out during a game is also not included.

Tokkul can be redeemed at many different Tzhaar shops around the city.


The TzHaar massacre occurred here on the 13 May 2008, the day that TokTz-Ket-Dill was released. It was possible to attack other players in the Fight Pits waiting room, and players would lose their items if they died. This was fixed later in the day, and some players were also banned for bug abuse. Rangers and mages fighting in the arena even sometimes attacked the players waiting to play the game, despite the fact that only gravestones will appear. It was later referred to as the "TzHaar massacre", based on the Falador Massacre.


  • In the TzHaar tourist guide, this minigame is referred to as the "Play Pits".
  • Becoming champion of the fight pits is one of the Hard tasks of the Karamja Achievement Diary.

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


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