Desert Diaries

Quick Facts

RequirementsSkills & Quests
RewardsDesert Amulet

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The Desert Diaries involve completing a set of challenges in 1 of 4 difficulties. To receive the rewards and benefits you must have completed the prior diary.

Completing each set of tasks offers increasingly beneficial rewards along with a unique item.


Catch a golden warbler5 Hunter, Bird Snare
Mine five clay in the north-eastern desertPickaxe
Enter the kalphite hiveRope
Enter the Desert with a set of desert robes equippedDesert shirt, robe, boots
Kill a vultureRanged weapon and ammo or runes
Have the Nardah herbalist (Zahur) clean a herb for you1 Grimy herb, 200 coins
Collect 5 potato cacti from the kalphite hiveRope, Antipoison
Sell some artefacts to Simon TempletonPyramid Plunder artifact
Open the sarcophagus in the first room of Pyramid PlunderIcthlarin’s Little Helper or pharaoh’s sceptre, 21 Thieving
Cut a desert cactus open to fill a waterskinKnife, Empty waterskin
Travel from the Shantay Pass to Pollnivneach by magic carpet200 coins, Shantay pass
Desert Easy Diary


  • Desert Amulet 1
  • Antique Lamp (2,500 experience in any skill over 30)
  • Simon Templeton will purchase noted artifacts
  • Desert goat horn will drop noted
  • Pharaoh’s sceptre will hold 4 charges


Climb to the summit of the Agility Pyramid30 Agility, Waterskins, Desert Robes
Slay a desert lizard22 Slayer, Ice cooler
Catch an orange salamander47 Hunter, 1 rope, 1 small fishing net
Steal a phoenix feather from the desert phoenix25 Thieving
Travel to Uzer via magic carpetThe Golem, 200 coins
Travel to the desert via the eagle transport systemEagles’ Peak, Rope
Pray at the Elidinis Statuette in Nardah.Spirits of the Elid, Less than full prayer points
Create a combat potion in the desert36 Herblore, Harralander potion (unf), Goat horn dust
Teleport to Enakhra’s Temple with the camuletEnakhra’s Lament, Camulet
Visit the genieSpirits of the Elid, Rope, Light Source
Teleport to Pollnivneach with a redirected teleport to house tablet20 Construction, Scroll of redirection, House Tablet
Chop some teak logs near Uzer (located SE of the Ruins- 1 teak tree)35 Woodcutting, Any axe
Desert Medium Diary


  • Desert Amulet 2
  • Free teleport to Nardah (daily)
  • Antique Lamp (7,500 experience in any skill over 40)
  • Pharaoh’s sceptre will hold 5 charges


Knock out and pickpocket a Menaphite thugThe Feud, 65 Thieving, Any blackjack
Mine some granite45 Mining, Any pickaxe
Refill your waterskins in the Desert using lunar spellsDream Mentor, 68 Magic, 1 Fire, 3 Water, 1 Astral rune
Kill the kalphite queen (must get the drop)Weapon, Armour, Food
Complete a lap of the Pollnivneach rooftop course70 Agility
Slay a dust devil in the desert cave with a slayer helmet equipped65 Slayer, 10 Defense, 55 Crafting
Activate ancient magicks at the altar in the Jaldraocht pyramid.Desert Treasure
Defeat a locust rider with Keris. (scarab mage works too. Finishing blow must be done with Keris.)Contact!, 50 Attack, Keris, Armour, Light source
Burn some yew logs on the Nardah mayor’s balcony.60 Firemaking, Yew logs, Tinderbox
Create a mithril platebody in Nardah68 Smithing, 5 Mithril bars, Hammer
Desert Hard Diary


  • Desert Amulet 3
  • Antique Lamp (15,000 experience in any skill over 50)
  • Free carpet rides
  • Window shortcut in Al Kharid palace (70 Agility required)
  • Pharaoh’s sceptre now holds 6 charges
  • Ability to toggle camulet to cavern entrance
  • Zahur will create unfinished potions (200 coins each)


Bake a wild pie at the Nardah clay oven85 Cooking, Raw wild pie
Cast ice barrage against a foe in the DesertDesert Treasure, 6 Water, 2 Blood, 4 Death runes
Fletch some dragon darts at the Bedabin campThe Tourist Trap, 95 Fletching, 1 Dragon dart tip, 1 Feather
Speak to the kq head in your POHPriest in Peril, 78 Construction, kq head, 2 Mahogany planks, 2 Gold leaf, Saw, Hammer
Steal from the grand gold chest in the final room of Pyramid PlunderIcthlarin’s Little Helper or Pharaoh’s sceptre, 91 Thieving
Restore at least 85 prayer points when praying at the altar in Sophanem85 Prayer
Desert Elite Diary


  • Desert Amulet 4
  • 100% protection from desert heat when worn
  • Unlimited teleports to Nardah and kalphite cave
  • Antique Lamp (50,000 experience in any skill over 70)
  • Free passage through Shantay Pass
  • Pharaoh’s sceptre now holds 8 charges
  • Kalphite lair shortcut (Requires 86 Agility)
  • Permanent ropes at kalphite lair and kalphite queen entrances


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