Before attempting to fight the beast, you must be aware that if you die you will not receive a gravestone. Your items will instead be dropped on the floor and after 3.5 minutes, they will be visible to any other players. After an additional 1 minute, they will disappear completely. Secondly, any weapon other than a spear will deal only 50% damage to the beast and therefore it is highly recommended to use a Zamorakian spear to fight it. Furthermore, Summoning familiars cannot be used as they will be devoured by the beast and partially heal it.
The beast uses three main Magic-based attacks and these are:
- Standard Attack: The beast will fire a blast of energy at you which is capable of hitting up to 4500. This damage can be partially reduced with Protect from/Deflect Magic, but the reduction is less than the normal 50%.
- Stat Drain Attack: The beast will fire what looks like a white orb at a player which drains either their Magic, Summoning or Prayer and deals damage when it hits. If the stat has already been drained to 0, then it will deal extra damage.
- Area-of-effect Attack: The beast will fire what looks like a claw into the ground in front of it's target, which then explodes into small orbs which spread out across the ground and hit up to 400-600 each. This can be avoided by moving one square away before the attack hits.
For more information on fighting the Corporeal Beast, see the Corporeal Beast guide.