Not to be confused with Poison.
"Toxic" redirects here. For other uses, see Toxic (disambiguation).

A player infected with venom at its maximum damage

Venom hitpoints minimap

Venom is a detriment and stronger form of poison that players and monsters suffer after they are successfully envenomed. Zulrah and his snakelings, as well as Vorkath and the spiders in the Ungael laboratory are the only monsters able to inflict venom, whilst players are able to inflict venom upon an enemy by using certain weaponry.

When a player or monster is envenomed, a number appears with a dark green hitsplat (Venom hitsplat) instead of a green one (which indicates poison), indicating the amount of damage the venom has dealt. Venom damage increases over time, increasing by a value of two for every time it strikes.

Damage starts at one hit of 6 per 18 seconds and increases by 2 each time it hits, capping at 20 damage per hit.

Curing venomEdit

Drinking a dose of any strength of antipoison will convert the venom to regular poison, which starts at 6 damage. To fully cure it, players can drink another dose of antipoison. One dose of anti-venom will also completely cure venom. However, players will not gain immunity to venom, unless a dose of anti-venom+ is taken, which provides immunity to venom for three minutes.

Alternatively, a player may use a prayer book from The Great Brain Robbery in order to convert the venom affliction into poison. However, this will cost 50 prayer points.

The Serpentine helm while worn provides full immunity to venom, as well as poison.

Weaponry that can inflict venomEdit

Each weapon has a 1 in 4 chance (25%) to envenom the opponent for every successful attack.

List of monsters immune to venom but susceptible to poisonEdit

The list below displays monsters that are immune to venom, in which venomous weapons will inflict regular poison instead:

List of monsters immune to venom and poisonEdit

The list below displays monsters that are immune to both venom AND poison:

See alsoEdit


  • If you are envenomed, you can simply left-click the Hitpoints icon on the minimap to cure it, as long as you have any sort of antivenom in your inventory.