The Xeric’s Talisman is one of the few items in Old School that you are going to want straight away when you open up a new account. There is a massive amount of lore behind this talisman. It was once owned by the great and evil ruler of Kourend, thousands of years ago.
It has been teleported throughout the entire world of Kourend. This makes it one of the most useful items in the game. Zeah is known to be pretty hard to navigate due to the low amount of teleports for the size of the landmass.
In this guide, I am going to tell you how exactly the Xeric’s Talisman is obtained and what is the most effective way in doing so. I will also go in-depth into the locations where this talisman is going to teleport you. This is quite important to be able to figure out how you can use this talisman to its fullest.
This guide is intended for mid-level players who have not obtained the talisman yet or have no idea how to use it to its fullest.
These are the monsters that drop the Xeric’s Talisman
If you have 5% Shayzien favor, you can start killing them in the canyon in Kourend. If you kill these, you will get 0.1% extra favor per kill. These are in my opinion the best monster to kill to get the Xeric’s Talisman. When you have not done the Easy Kourend diary, you have a one in 250 chance of getting this drop. When you have done the diary, you will have one in 125 of getting the Xeric’s Talisman as a drop.
The first time you get the Xeric’s Talisman, it will be inert. This means it does not have any charges. To give it a charge, you will need to add a lizardman fang to the talisman. This way it will be able to teleport. A lizardman fang only gives one charge, so make sure you have multiple to use the talisman effectively.
Killing the lizardmen brutes can be quite slow and can cost you multiple hours of grinding for you to get the talisman. Here are some tips I would like to give you to kill them more effectively.
- Do your diary. If you have done the Easy Kourend Diary, you will get the Xeric’s Talisman twice as fast on average due to the increased drop rate. This diary only takes a few minutes to complete when you have the requirements. If you do not have the requirements, it is still recommended you get it out of the way early. It gives a lot of very useful bonuses.
- Bring a cannon. A cannon will speed up your kills quite a bit. Since the cannon is multi combat you can cannon multiple ones at a time. This will on average give you the Xeric’s Talisman almost 3 times as fast as simply fighting them on your own with range or melee.
Tip: You can safely spot the lizardmen brute by just hiding behind the guards in the canyon who are also fighting them. This way you can even kill them at level 3 if you would wish to do so. This is pretty slow but very safe and easy to do.
These are a lot stronger than the Lizardman brutes. They are famous for their unique drop – the dragon Warhammer. They are always aggressive and can attack the player with multiple hard, damaging attacks. Fighting these shamans requires a 100% favor with the Shayziens.
If you want to make a bit of money while grinding for your talisman, you can consider the Lizardman shamans. The average kill here is worth about 12k and thanks to their 30m drop – the dragon Warhammer – your bank could get a massive cash increase.
The monsters should not be underestimated. You will need to use good gear and a lot more patience. While the Xeric’s Talisman has the same drop rate as the lizardman brutes, the lizardman shamans take way longer to kill.
The same tips apply here as when killing the lizardmen brutes. This means you should first do the Easy Kourend Diary, that way your drop rate increases from one in 250 to 1 in 125. You can also kill the Lizardman Shaman with a cannon. This will make sure you kill them a lot quicker.
The Stone Chest
In the Lizardman temple, you can find stone chests, which you can thieve when you are 64 thieving. This is going to yield you 280 exp. When you loot the chest, it respawns instantly, so you can thieve it as much as you want. This is a great method for getting Xeric’s Talisman without fighting.
When the looting of the chest fails, you have a one in 8 chance of being teleported outside of the lizardman temple. TIP: bringing a lock pick increases the chance of thieving the chest successfully.
There are quite a lot of drops you can get from the chest. The two most relevant are the Xeric’s Talisman and the lizardman fang. The lizardman fangs will recharge the Xeric’s Talisman with teleports and have a one in 3 chance of being dropped when you thieve the chest.
To get the Xeric’s Talisman, you will have to thieve quite a bit. The talisman only has a one in 300 chance of being the loot when you thieve a chest. So you might be here quite long if you have a low thieving level. Also, getting teleported out of the temple is really annoying.
Out of all methods, I would recommend you to kill the lizardman brutes if you want to get the Xeric’s Talisman as soon as possible. If you are lucky, it will only take you about half an hour with a cannon and good gear.
The teleports of the Xeric’s Talisman
There are a lot of interesting places where you can teleport to with Xeric’s Talisman. You will have to unlock some with quests and other tasks. However, even the basic version of Xeric’s Talisman is very useful.
The first teleport you have in your dropdown menu is the one to Xeric’s lookout. This is a great teleport for multiple clue scroll steps and to get to Shayzien quickly. The teleport will get you straight to a dungeon, and very close to the infirmary in Shayzien.
The Xeric’s talisman is a great teleport to go straight to Hosidius. The Xeric’s glade teleport is one of the most useful of the talisman in my opinion. It will get you directly to the magic trees. These are north of Logova, her cooking supply shop, and extremely close to an altar and a farming patch.
When I was a mid-level player, this was my favorite teleport out of all of them. The teleport will bring you very close to the lovakite furnace and south of the mini-game the blast mine. Most importantly, it will bring you very close to the brutal black dragons. I loved fighting this monster when I got the slayer requirements for it. It makes quite a bit of money, and it is pretty fun to do if you like killing dragons.
This is not such a useful teleport. By this point, you should already have a normal Kourend Castle teleport at your disposal. However, if you do not want to use tabs or your player-owned house, this is a great second option. Kourend Castle is where you can find the Catacombs of Kourend. This teleport is locked behind a quest. You can only use the teleport when you have completed the Architectural Alliance quest. This quest is rather short, so it should not take you very long.
This is the hardest requirement. Xeric’s honor is located very close to raids, and it will save you quite a lot of time if you enjoy doing raids. To unlock this teleport, you must use an ancient tablet on the Xeric’s Talisman. This will unlock the option permanently, no matter what Xeric’s Talisman you use, you will be able to teleport there. To get an ancient tablet, you will need to have completed at least one successful raid. This is a lot harder than it seems. Completing a raid does not give you a guaranteed ancient tablet, so you might have to complete multiple raids to get one.
Teleporting with the talisman is rather straightforward. You can just charge it with lizardman fangs. A single fang will give one teleport to one of the unlocked locations of your Xeric’s Talisman.
Conclusion: A very useful teleport item that should be a priority for your account
Getting the Xeric’s Talisman early on in your game is going to save you a ton of time. It has 5 extremely useful teleports. They are crucial to do slayer and bossing efficiently and get the most out of your playing time.
The Xeric’s Talisman gives you teleports to a lot of interesting spots that are close to useful places like a bank and a farming patch. The talisman is also very handy to help you solve clue scroll steps. Teleport charges are very easy to get and very cheap. A teleport only costs you 18 GP on average. This means you can teleport around Kourend for a tenth of the regular costs.
The best way to get this Xeric’s Talisman is by killing lizardman brutes with a cannon and having done the Kourend easy Diary. If you do not want to do combat, you should do the stone chests in the Lizardman temple. However, this method will take quite a long time.
Frequently asked questions about the Xeric’s Talisman in OSRS
Question: How do I use my lizardman Fangs?
Answer: The lizardman fangs are a very common drop from lizardmen. You can use them on Xeric’s Talisman to charge the talisman. For every lizardman fang, you will get a teleport charge that will enable you to teleport to any place the talisman can teleport to. The lizardman fang is a tradable item, so if you do not need them, you can also sell them on the GE for coins. They are worth around 20 GP each.
Question: What is the best way to get a Xeric’s Talisman?
Answer: The best way to get Xeric’s talisman is by killing regular or brute lizardmen. They have low combat and low defense. They are mostly found in multi combat zones. This means you can use a cannon to kill multiple of them at the same time. If you are lucky, and you have done the Kourend and Kebos Easy Diary and thus the drop rate is doubled, it will only take you about 20 to 30 minutes to get one. You have a one in 125 chance of getting the Xeric’s Talisman as a drop here.
If you do not want to do combat, it is going to take a whole lot longer. You will have to thieve the stone chests. These have a one in 300 chance of being the loot in the chest. So you can be here quite a while till you get one. If you have a low thief, do not forget to bring a lockpick.
Question: How do I put my Xeric’s Talisman in the player-owned house?
Answer: To do this, you will need to make a special mounted Xeric’s Talisman in your house. There are quite a lot of requirements to do this. Of course, you need to be a member to have access to the player-owned house and the construction skill.
Next to those requirements, you will need a construction level 72. You can also use a crystal saw to boost your construction level. That way, you will be able to build it with just 67 construction.
You will also need the necessary materials. To build the mounted Xeric’s Talisman you are going to need a mahogany plank, a gold leaf, 5000 lizardman fangs and a Xeric’s Talisman with no charges so an (inert) one.
Question: How much is the worth of a Xeric’s Talisman?
Answer: Technically, Xeric’s Talisman is an untradeable item. However, there is a method to make money from it. All you need to do is dismantle the talisman. This will give you 100 lizardman fangs. These are tradable items. So your talisman is worth the price of 100 lizardman fangs.
If you want to use this as a money-making method, I have to disappoint you. The price of a fang is only 18 GP. So that means a 100 lizardman fangs (or one talisman) is worth 18 times 100 or 1800 GP.
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