Once every 7 hours on every world, a Warband will set up camp at one of three locations in the Wilderness (an active camp will be announced in the chatbox if Game is set to On). Talk to Quercus at the Wilderness wall north of the Grand Exchange and ask him about the current event. He will tell you when the next camp will be set up or the status and location of an active camp on your current world. Once you've found a world with an active camp, head to the location.
|South of the Dark Warriors' Fortress|
|Southeast of Red Dragon Isle|
|East of the Lava Maze|
Once you see the camp, do not enter it. In the centre of the camp, you will see a beam of light. You now need to sabotage this beam without being spotted by the guards around the camp. To do this, find a location outside the perimeter of the camp with a clear line of sight to the beam and attempt to interrupt it. Once the beam is interrupted, a group of another god's followers will be summoned and begin to attack the inhabitants of the camp. Once the camp general is dead, the remaining followers will teleport away leaving the camp free to be looted.
However, if you fail to interrupt the beam by being seen by a guard, the entire camp will become hostile and attack you without summoning the followers of another god, meaning you must kill all of the guards and the general yourself before being able to loot the camp.
If you successfully interrupted the beam, you now have 10 minutes (5 minutes if you alerted the guards) to loot up to 25 supplies from a choice of three tents, each giving supplies for either Herblore, Farming, Mining, Construction, or Smithing. A total of 1,000 supplies can be looted from each camp, so it's first come, first served.
Once you've looted 25 supplies, you will be teleblocked and must therefore run back to the Wilderness wall to be able to turn in your supplies for a reward at Quercus. Changing world while in the Wilderness will remove any supplies from your inventory.
For each supply you turn in to Quercus, you receive experience in the skill associated with the tent you looted. The formula for this experience is: Skill level^2 - 2 x Skill level + 100/2. For example, at level 90 in a skill you will receive: 90^2 - (2 x 90) + 100 = 8020/2 = 4010 experience per supply, or 100,250 (25 x 4010) experience per fully looted camp. Alternatively, you can trade in each supply for 4,000 coins each. (You can loot up to three camps each day for a maximum of 75 supplies. This resets at 00:00 GMT).
While looting the camp, there is a chance you will find a Wand of treachery. If you find the wand, your Prayer points will be drained to 0, you'll be teleblocked, prevented from logging out for 10 seconds, start glowing and anyone in the camp will receive a chatbox announcement that you have found the wand. This means that there is a high chance that people will try to kill you for the wand and so it is highly recommended to turn on the Protect item prayer/curse to ensure you do not lose it.
If you are to successfully loot a camp without being killed, it is highly recommended to try and find a Wilderness Warbands Friend Chat through the 'Minigames and Distractions and Diversions' section of the RuneScape Official Forums. (At the time of writing these chats have a kill on sight rule for white minimap dots, making it almost impossible to loot a camp without using one of these chats).
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was written by Javezz. Thanks to Bob McDerp, Super Fly for corrections.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was entered into the database on Tue, Apr 30, 2013, at 04:42:06 PM by Javezz, and it was last updated on Tue, Dec 13, 2016, at 01:04:07 AM by Super Fly.
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