Kurask OSRS Guide [2021]: How To Defeat Kurask

OSRS plays host to some of the most intimidating, fearsome, and creatively designed monsters within the whole MMORPG genre. With over twenty years of experience creating these amazing beasts, it’s hardly surprising that with every new iteration, we are immediately taken with the creativity, the majesty, and the brutality in a battle that these creatures can dish out. However, thanks to this franchise running for such a long time, it means that there is a seemingly endless supply of monsters to become familiar with.

The series has an abundance of monsters and each has unique quirks, fun details, and strategical considerations to commit to memory. With so much to remember you are almost doomed to forget something. However, we have decided to help with this issue. We have written a series of extensive handbooks that give you all the information you could ever need on each OSRS monster, meaning you will never miss a beat.

In this guide, we take a look at Kurask, a leafy monster type that may not be the most accurate monster around. However, if this one gets its hands on you, you could be in for a really tough battle. Here is our essential handbook on Kurask monsters in OSRS.

What is Kurask in OSRS?

The Kurask is an enemy variant within OSRS. These monsters belong to the leafy monster category and for that reason, have several immunities that can make this a tricky enemy to battle if you come ill-prepared. In terms of appearance, this monster is a bulking behemoth that rests upon its hind legs and drags its fists along the ground, not unlike a silverback gorilla. It also has glowing red eyes and sharp horns protruding from each side of its head.

The monster’s color palette is a mossy green all over which is undoubtedly indicates to the player that this monster belongs in the leafy monster category. Players will need to be at least slayer level seventy to engage in battle with one of these creatures.

Kurask is 3×3 tiles in size. They have a combat level of 106, they have a max hit of 11 and each Kurask kill grants the player 97XP.

Where Can You Find Kurask in OSRS?

Kurask can be found in two locations within OSRS. These are Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and Iorwerth Dungeon. However, it is worth noting that players will only have access to the latter after they complete the quest ‘Song of the Elves. Whereas Fremennik Slayer Dungeon can be accessed at any time. Here is the best way to travel to each area and where Kurask is within these dungeons:

Fremennik Slayer Dungeon

This cave is located within the Fremennik Province with the closest landmarks to this area being the troll stronghold to the east, Sinclair mansion in the south, the Golden Apple Tree to the west, and Mountain Camp to the North. The fastest way to reach this area is through the use of the slayer ring which will allow you to teleport right to the entrance. However, there are several teleport items and methods that will take you to nearby places. Here are a few ways listed below:

  • Fairy Ring
  • The Eagle transport system
  • Teleport to house (Rellekka)
  • Games Necklacke
  • Enchanted lyre
  • Fremennik sea boots
  • Music cape

When you enter this cave, you will find a series of slayer monsters. All of these are passive except for the Kurasks and the Cave Crawlers. The other monsters found in this cave include Basilisks, rock slugs, cockatrice, pyre fiends, jellies, and turoths. The Kurasks await in the eighth and furthest chamber. To reach this you can either walk through each in turn. Or with a high agility stat, you can skip the Rock Slug, Pyre Fiend, and Jelly caverns.

Iorwerth Dungeon

This is a dungeon that is found in Tirannwn, Prifddinas. It is an area that is used by the Iorwerth clan for training. As mentioned, this cave is only available to those that have completed the quest, A Song of Elves. This dungeon allows for the use of the Dwarf multi cannon and has a variety of monsters that can be battled without the need to be on an active slayer task. This cave contains Kurask, Moss Giants, Iorwerth Warriors, Waterfiends, Mutated Bloodveld, Dark Beasts, and Greater Nechryaels.

The quickest way to reach the Kurask in this cave is to enter and go south, walking through the caverns with the Bloodvelds. You will pass through two Bloodveld caverns and then you will find two caverns that contain Kurask.

Do You Need To Have An Active Quest to Fight Kurask?

This depends on the cave you intend to fight these beasts in. If you want to battle these creatures in the slayer dungeon, then yes, you will have to have an active slayer quest which can be accessed from one of five quest givers provided you are level seventy. However, if you intend to travel to Iorwerth Dungeon, there is no need to access the slayer quest. However, you will need to have completed A Song of Elves.

Visiting the Iorwerth Dungeon can be beneficial to those of a lower slayer level. However, an important thing to note for players battling Kurask for the first time is that there is an instanced battle with a singular Kurask available in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon that requires no slayer task to be active. So if you want to battle these monsters and get a taste of how to battle against them without being overwhelmed, be sure to make use of this option.

Does Kurask Have Any Immunities?

Yes, it is worth noting that this monster is immune to both venom and poison attacks. So if you planned to use status effects to your advantage and play the waiting game to take down your first Kurask. We are afraid that this simply isn’t an option against this type of foe. You’ll have to use either melee, ranged, or magical attacks if you want to take down this opponent.

Does Kurask Have a Boss Variant?

Yes, this is aptly named King Kurask. This monster is somewhat similar in design to a normal Kurask with the key differences being that King Kurask is much bigger, has a more detailed green texture, and has sharp protruding fangs visible around the mouth. This monster is a much more formidable foe, with a combat level of 295, max damage of 36, and is 5×5 tiles in size. This monster will pose a test to strong intermediate players and able high-level players. However, if you manage to take down King Kurask, you’ll receive 2767XP and 150 slayer reward points, so it’s well worth the effort.

How to Defeat Kurask – Inventory

When it comes to stocking up on provisions, unless you are planning a long session grinding out Kurask kills, this isn’t strictly necessary. However, when it comes to kitting out your adventurer so that they can maximum damage to these monsters, there are some things that you will need to bear in mind. First, to damage this enemy at all, you will need to equip yourself with leaf-bladed weapons, broad bolts, broad arrows, amethyst broad arrows, or magic darts. Anything else will not be effective against this type of enemy.

Other than this, you pretty much have free reign to wear whatever armour you deem best for the battle and pack whatever provisions you need depending on how long you intend to grind for.

How to Defeat Kurask – Strategy

Kurask is a simple slayer monster and for that reason, you don’t have to worry about additional stages or phases. Nor do you have to worry about any intense strategic planning just to survive. However, there are several things that you have to bear in mind when fighting these creatures. Things that will make fighting Kurask much easier and more efficient.

The first thing to consider is that while this monster is not very accurate. So in terms of using prayer protection, there is a temptation to be lax. However, when this creature does land a hit, it will hit hard with devastating crush damage. So when facing a group of these monsters, if you get clipped with one attack, there is a possibility that you could get overwhelmed. So what we are getting at here, is don’t write off this monster just because it is slow.

Then secondly, here is a tip for long grinding sessions fighting this monster. While this monster is immune to venom and poison, this doesn’t mean that weapons such as the Toxic Blowpipe, the eldritch nightmare staff, or the Sardomin Godsword are of no value. If you use the special attacks of these weapons they won’t do any damage but they will still heal the player as they would if they landed an attack. Meaning that if you want to pack light and keep battling Kurask for extended periods, this can be a vital secondary weapon choice.

What Are The Best Drops That Kurask Offers?

While Kurasks aren’t boss battles and don’t offer a wealth of lucrative items, that’s not to say that there aren’t some gems on offer here. If you become efficient at taking down these hulking beasts, you could make a reasonable profit per hour. We won’t try to kid you, there are better options in terms of monsters to farm but if you want to get your hands on some unique leaf-bladed weapons, you’ll need to take out this monster type. Here is a list of all the best drops you can get your hands on by killing Kurask:

  • Leaf-bladed sword – 40,186 coins
  • Mystic robe top (light) – 71,287 coins
  • Leaf-bladed battleaxe – 57,499 coins
  • Snapdragon seed – 56,281 coins
  • Torstol seed – 50,248 coins
  • Rune spear – 11,817 coins
  • Shield left half – 65,195 coins
  • Dragon Spear – 37,031 coins

Do I Lose My Items If I Die Fighting Kurask?

This depends on if you fight the slightly larger model in the slayer dungeons or if you battle any other set of Kurask. If you fight the instanced Kurask, the items that you lose will be given to a merchant and you will be able to buy them back for a total of 100,000 gold. However, if you fight any of the Kurask in a multi battle situation, if you happen to die in battle, you can return to the area and retrieve your items. However, if you die on the way to get your items, they will be lost forever, so be careful when you make the journey back.

How Many Times Can You Kill Kurask in One Hour?

Kurasks are not incredibly strong monsters when you get the hang of fighting them. Plus, when you have leaf-bladed weapons, these things go down pretty quick. So we would say that if you are a very skilled player it would be possible to kill around 450-500 Kurasks within an hour.

The average gold intake from defeating one Kurask is roughly 3K gold. So by doing just a touch of math, we can confirm that this would mean that alongside the 48K experience that players would receive, they would also walk away with an average profit of 13.5K-15K gold. Not bad for an hour’s work. These figures are based on off-task intakes.

Up To The Kurask

As you can see from the information above, Kurask is an interesting OSRS enemy. They may be a relatively weak enemy in the grand scale of things, but they do offer some great slayer quests, some excellent profits if you grind out some kills. Plus, King Kurask is a formidable challenge for those that feel they have mastered this enemy type. Fighting Kurask is a great way to spend your time in OSRS, so get into the slayer dungeon and get slaying.

FAQs

If you have reached the end of this guide and you still have some questions without an answer. Then maybe our FAQ section is just what you need:

Question: Is King Kurask A Strong Boss Battle?

Answer: King Kurask is a relatively strong boss battle. For players at the upper end of intermediate or those who have ascended into the category of high-level experts, this boss will pose a fair challenge. However, when compared to some of the bosses within OSRS, King Kurask is a teddy bear. With that in mind, you may be wondering what bosses pose the biggest threat in OSRS. Well, here are the top five strongest bosses in OSRS:

Verzik Vitur: June 2018–present

TzKal-Zuk: June 2017–7 June 2018

Great Olm: January 2017–1 June 2017

Corporeal Beast: October 2014–5 January 2017

TzTok-Jad: February 2013–16 October 2014

Currently, the monster’s powerful beast is Versik Vitur, the Vampyre ruler of Ver Sinhaza. She boasts a tremendous combat level of 1520 and is one of, if not the most brutal challenges that players will face throughout their entire playthrough. So if you happen upon this devastatingly powerful queen, beware.

Question: Are There any Monsters like Kurask?

Answer: Aside from the superior variant King Kurask, there are no monsters that bear the same resemblance as Kurask. However, there is another monster within the leafy family that has a strong link with Kurask. This monster is called a Turoth and can be battled within the same slayer dungeon that you find Kurask, provided you have a slayer level of 55. The reason why these two monsters are closely linked is thanks to the shared drops that they have.

If you manage to kill a Turoth, you will have a chance of receiving a leaf-bladed sword. A rare item that can also be gained by killing Kurask. The relevance of this is that if you obtain this item by killing Turoth, this will make your battle later in your slayer journey with Kurask much easier. So consider pummelling a handful of these creatures before you take on the Kurask slayer quest.

Question: What are the main Types of Weapons in OSRS?

Answer: With all this talk of leaf-bladed swords and battle-axes, you may be wondering what types of weapons you can get in OSRS. While there are thousands of unique variants, these weapons all fall into certain categories. So let us put your mind at ease. Here are all the weapon types in OSRS:

Melee:

  • 2H Swords
  • Axes
  • Banners
  • Blunt weapons
  • Claws
  • Pickaxes
  • Polearms
  • Pole staves
  • Slash swords
  • Scythe’s
  • Spears
  • Spiked Weapons
  • Stab swords
  • Unarmed
  • Whips

Ranged:

  • Blasters
  • Bows
  • Composite bows
  • Longbows
  • Short bows
  • Chinchompas
  • Crossbows
  • Guns

Thrown:

  • Darts
  • Throwing knives
  • Throw axes
  • Toktz-xil-ul
  • Holy water

 

Question: Is King Kurask A Strong Boss Battle?

Answer: King Kurask is a relatively strong boss battle. For players at the upper end of intermediate or those who have ascended into the category of high-level experts, this boss will pose a fair challenge. However, when compared to some of the bosses within OSRS, King Kurask is a teddy bear. With that in mind, you may be wondering what bosses pose the biggest threat in OSRS.

Well, here are the top five strongest bosses in OSRS:

Verzik Vitur: June 2018–present
TzKal-Zuk: June 2017–7 June 2018
Great Olm: January 2017–1 June 2017
Corporeal Beast: October 2014–5 January 2017
TzTok-Jad: February 2013–16 October 2014

Currently, the monster’s powerful beast is Versik Vitur, the Vampyre ruler of Ver Sinhaza. She boasts a tremendous combat level of 1520 and is one of, if not the most brutal challenges that players will face throughout their entire playthrough. So if you happen upon this devastatingly powerful queen, beware.

Question: Are There any Monsters like Kurask?

Answer: Aside from the superior variant King Kurask, there are no monsters that bear the same resemblance as Kurask. However, there is another monster within the leafy family that has a strong link with Kurask. This monster is called a Turoth and can be battled within the same slayer dungeon that you find Kurask, provided you have a slayer level of 55. The reason why these two monsters are closely linked is thanks to the shared drops that they have.

If you manage to kill a Turoth, you will have a chance of receiving a leaf-bladed sword. A rare item that can also be gained by killing Kurask. The relevance of this is that if you obtain this item by killing Turoth, this will make your battle later in your slayer journey with Kurask much easier. So consider pummelling a handful of these creatures before you take on the Kurask slayer quest.

Question: What are the main Types of Weapons in OSRS?

Answer: With all this talk of leaf-bladed swords and battle-axes, you may be wondering what types of weapons you can get in OSRS. While there are thousands of unique variants, these weapons all fall into certain categories. So let us put your mind at ease. Here are all the weapon types in OSRS:
Melee:
2H Swords
Axes
Banners
Blunt weapons
Claws
Pickaxes
Polearms
Pole staves
Slash swords
Scythe’s
Spears
Spiked Weapons
Stab swords
Unarmed
Whips
Ranged:
Blasters
Bows
Composite bows
Longbows
Short bows
Chinchompas
Crossbows
Guns
Thrown:
Darts
Throwing knives
Throw axes
Toktz-xil-ul
Holy water

Final Thoughts

So that is our essential handbook giving you all the info you could ever need on Kurask in OSRS. What did you make of our guide? Was this helpful and informative for you? Are there any other enemy types within OSRS that you would like us to cover? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

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