Death Oni

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Death Oni
Mob Death Oni.png
Type Wither Skeleton
Level 35
Location Half Moon Island
Health 1149
Drops Oni Helm
Elemental Effects
Neutral 19-21
Earth Weakness
Thunder Damage, Defense
Water Weakness
Air Defense

The Death Oni is a level 35 miniboss, found in a cave beneath Half Moon Island, which appears to be a wither skeleton wielding a sword and helmet. It seems to be the leader and the most powerful of the other mysterious undead mobs found across the island, including the Oni Zombies and Skeletons and the level 30 Oni Shaman.

On death, the Oni is guaranteed to drop the Rare level 30 Oni Helm.

Location[edit | edit source]

 Location   Half Moon Island   X   994   Y   5   Z   -2634 

The Death Oni resides in the underground tomb below Half Moon Island. Only one instance is alive at any given time, and it spawns from the open grave at the far end of the room, guarded by many Oni Zombies and Skeletons. A Tier III Loot Chest is also found above the grave where the Oni spawns.

In order to access the Death Oni, the barrier in the underground cavern where it resides (on the south side of the island) must first be opened. Near the top of the ruined tower complex north-east of the cave entrance, where the Oni Shaman is found, is a pressure plate; dropping any item on this plate will temporarily open the Oni's tomb. The door to leave the tower at the top is only one-way, so the entire ruin must be traversed in order to reach the pressure plate.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When the player is spotted by the Death Oni after entering its chamber, it will rush forward to attack immediately. It fights using its sword in close melee combat, so classes with more range should try to stay out of its reach, but it has several methods for closing the distance between itself and opponents; its movement speed is much higher than most other mobs, and it also frequently uses the Charge and Pull spells to move around the room very quickly or to force you within its melee range, respectively.

The Oni has a relatively small amount of health for a boss mob, but its manoeuvrability makes it very hard to avoid damage from it if you do not have access to effective movement spells. In addition, its undead minions spawn in large numbers throughout the chamber, and can quickly overwhelm you during the fight with the Oni if you aren't careful to avoid leaving too many alive at once.

Although the Death Oni has defense against the Air and Thunder elements, it takes additional damage from Earth and Water attacks, so strong Earth of Water equipment can be very helpful for lower-levelled players.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Death Oni, like the other Oni mobs across Half Moon Island, is named after a kind of Japanese demon.
  • The Death Oni used to drop 1-5 Emerald Blocks, but was nerfed due to players making huge amounts of Liquid Emeralds very quickly by farming it.