This article is about the weapon. For the item required to make the weapon, see Kraken tentacle.
Abyssal tentacle
Abyssal tentacle
Release date 10 April 2014 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 173,880 coins
Low Alch 115,920 coins
Destroy This will dissolve your whip immediately. The whip will be permanently lost.
Store price Not sold
Weight 0 kg
A weapon from the abyss, embedded in a slimy tentacle.
Abyssal tentacle detail
Attaching kraken tentacle

A player attaches a kraken tentacle to an abyssal whip.

The abyssal tentacle is a weapon which requires 75 Attack to wield. It is created by combining a kraken tentacle with an abyssal whip. It is an upgraded variant of the whip, having a +8 increase in Slash and +4 increase in Strength over its predecessor. It also has a 25% chance per hit to poison the opponent, which starts at 4 damage. It has the highest slash bonus of any one-handed weapon in Old School RuneScape.

If the abyssal tentacle is not protected upon death, it will fully degrade into a kraken tentacle. However, if it is protected on death, it will remain in its regular state as the abyssal tentacle. In addition, the abyssal tentacle does not stack in the bank, regardless of the number of charges the Abyssal tentacles have.

When using the items on each other there will be a warning message that states The tentacle will gradually consume your whip and destroy it. You won't be able to get the whip out again. The combined item is not tradeable.

Special attackEdit

Binding Tentacle

A player performs the abyssal tentacle's special attack, Binding Tentacle.

The abyssal tentacle has a special attack, Binding Tentacle, which consumes 50% of the player's special attack energy, and binds a target for five seconds, as well as increasing the chance of poisoning them.


Due to the volatile nature of the kraken tentacle, the abyssal tentacle degrades as it is used. Each hit costs 198.14 coins. After 10,000 hits with the weapon (400 minutes of continuous combat), it will degrade and consume the abyssal whip, leaving the player with only the kraken tentacle. If the player has a full inventory, the kraken tentacle will be left equipped in the weapon slot, useless and invisible.

As of an update on 31 March 2016, players can combine the charges of two abyssal tentacles. One fully charged abyssal tentacle is worth 10,000 charges, and the maximum one can be charged to, through adding additional abyssal tentacles, is 20,000 charges. This action will destroy the other abyssal tentacle, making this action effectively cost a kraken tentacle as well. This feature can be very useful in PvM situations, where players may use hundreds of charges through several boss fights.

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A player wielding the abyssal tentacle.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +90 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Weapon slotlist

+86 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 6

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles whip Combat Style Type Experience
Flick Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Lash Slash Shared
Deflect Slash Defence and Hitpoints