Tears of Guthix is a short minigame, playable once a week. The player must have completed the Tears of Guthix quest and gained a minimum of 100,000 total experience since the last time they played the minigame. The fastest way to get to the minigame is by teleporting with a Games necklace.
Playing the gameEdit
To play the minigame, a player must go to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves and tell a story to the snake Juna who is the guardian of the Guthix tears. Then, collect the blue tears flowing from a wall, while avoiding collecting the green tears, as these decrease your overall tear count. The locations of the tears changes randomly.
Tip: Stay only at one wall. You'll want to minimize your time walking. Even if there are no blue streams flowing at your wall and the wall next to you has 2-3 blue streams, often times it still works out better if you stay at your spot because of the erratic nature of the streams. For all you know, at your wall a blue stream might reoccur just as you go to leave for the other wall, and the wall you're going to that had all blue streams, may disappear. You usually never have to wait long for another blue stream to reappear at your wall, so don't walk in between walls, and especially not the one opposite to you — it's usually lost time.
Both hands must be free in order to hold the bowl (no weapon or shield).
The game relies heavily on your Quest Points. The more Quest points you have the longer you can collect tears and therefore the more experience you get.
Juna will not let a player in if it has been less than 1 week since the last time. However, entrance may be gained if a player tries within 1 hour before the 1 week time limit (167 hours instead of 168 hours).
Use the Quest Journal of the interface and select Tears of Guthix to find out how many days and how many quest points or experience points are needed before being allowed to collect tears. By talking to Juna, it is possible to toggle alerts upon logging in whenever you are eligible to play this minigame again.
After the minigame is complete, the player receives experience based on the number of tears collected to their lowest skill. If the player has multiple skills at the same level, the reward will go to the skill with the least experience. If both skills have the same amount of experience, it will go to the first listed one. For example, if both Runecrafting and Hunter are 0xp, the experience will go to Runecrafting.
The amount of experience per tear increases as the player's level increases (for example: 10xp is given per tear if the lowest level is 1, and 26.6xp is given per tear if your lowest level is 20), until they reach level 30. Once level 30 is reached, the player receives 60 experience for each tear.
The Hard Lumbridge Diary reward gives 10% more experience.
Players receive a message which indicates the skill they received experience for.
|Attack||You feel a brief surge of aggression.|
|Strength||Your muscles bulge.|
|Defence||You feel more able to defend yourself.|
|Ranged||Your aim improves.|
|Prayer||You suddenly feel very close to the gods.|
|Magic||You feel the power of the runes surging through you.|
|Hitpoints||You feel very healthy.|
|Agility||You feel very nimble.|
|Herblore||You gain a deep understanding of all kinds of strange plants.|
|Thieving||You feel your respect for others' property slipping away.|
|Crafting||Your fingers feel nimble and suited to delicate work.|
|Fletching||You gain a deep understanding of wooden sticks.|
|Mining||You gain a deep understanding of the stones of the earth.|
|Smithing||You gain a deep understanding of all types of metal.|
|Fishing||You gain knowledge about various sea creatures.|
|Cooking||You gain knowledge about various cuisines.|
|Firemaking||You have a brief urge to set light to something.|
|Woodcutting||You gain a deep understanding of the trees in the wood.|
|Runecrafting||You gain a deep understanding of runes.|
|Slayer||You gain a deep understanding of many strange creatures.|
|Farming||You gain a deep understanding of the cycles of nature.|
|Construction||You feel homesick.|
|Hunter||You briefly experience the joy of the hunt.|