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Chaos dwarves are a type of corrupted and dangerous dwarves following Zamorak found in various locations, most notably the Wilderness and the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield. They attack with a steel warhammer and have a maximum hit of 170 Life Points, which they hit fairly often, even through tough armour. They give slayer experience if your task is dwarves.

Although they have high life points for their level, Chaos dwarves are not a good monster to train on because of their accuracy. However, they seem to have a reasonable (albeit low) drop rate for Blue charms. On occasion, they may drop a muddy key which will get you quite an amount of mid-level items if you manage to get to the chest. Range seems to work better than melee.

History

It is revealed in Forgettable Tale... that they are the result of experiments by The Red Axe in their attempt to conquer Keldagrim, and in Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf that The Red Axe have been kidnapping ordinary dwarves, brainwashing them, and using machinery to turn them into Chaos Dwarves, being ultimately loyal to Zamorak and no more to Guthix.

It is revealed through the Azdaran document that all dwarves once possessed magic, but Zamorak put a curse on the dwarves that slowly corrupted the magic within them; the dark magic within their veins would eventually corrupt them into mindless beings locked in a perpetual, incoherent rage, although they seem to retain some form of basic intelligence, able to utilise weapons such as hand cannons and fight as a united force. What the Red Axe did with their kidnapped dwarves is presumably to forcibly unlock the tainted magic within them, and use the Ogre Shaman's magic to brainwash them into service.

Since the transition into chaos dwarves is more-or-less a 'natural' process after Zamorak's curse, it can be inferred that all dwarves who did not have their magic suppressed through the Council of the Elder Magi's rituals or controlled the curse through Saradomin's blessing would eventually turn into chaos dwarves.

According to Ikadia, other races such as humans cannot be subjected to a similar transformation.

Appearance

Prior to the graphical update of dwaves, chaos dwarves appear to be otherwise normal-looking dwarves clad in steel armour and red clothing, and wielding warhammers.

After the graphical update the dwarves' look were updated into their canonical appearance, as detailed according to the Lores and Histories entry, The Coat Thief:

"He was like no dwarf I'd ever seen in Keldagrim. His skin was dark red and had a rough texture, and it seemed to glow from within like lava... Even unconscious, his face was locked in a grimace of rage. He smelled of sulphur and radiated unmistakable heat...

"...The heat was growing stronger. I stepped back, and Hilda did the same. The dwarf's skin glowed brighter and brighter red and then began to disintegrate, crumbling in on itself like wood curling up in a fire... In less than a minute he was gone, leaving only a few bones and some scorched armour fragments in a thinning cloud of black smoke..."

Locations

Chaos dwarves concept art

Concept art of chaos dwarves.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always336

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
81–83%9–10%4–5%2–3%2–3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,718 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common1,065
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,508
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Common2,669
Black full helmBlack full helm1Uncommon1,749
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe(m)1Very rare[1]3,521,845
Water runeWater rune10Common190
Air runeAir rune12; 24Common648–1,296
Mind runeMind rune37Common666
Cosmic runeCosmic rune3; 6Common1,422–2,844
Chaos runeChaos rune10; 37Uncommon2,180–8,066
Nature runeNature rune9; 18Uncommon4,500–9,000
Law runeLaw rune3; 6Uncommon1,545–3,090
Death runeDeath rune3; 6Rare369–738
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare1,942
Coins 250Coins25; 47; 92; 150; 350Common25–350
CoalCoal1Common101
Muddy keyMuddy key1Uncommon12,153
CheeseCheese1Uncommon292
Mithril barMithril bar1Uncommon661
TomatoTomato1Uncommon972
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only on the chaos battlefield - 1/5000 - https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600995430371330

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common611
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common965
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,276
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,554
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare114,930–140,470
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,957
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,705
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,049
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,205–662,695
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,532
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,777
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare537,300–656,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,791
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,374
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common12,995–15,755
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,012,905–1,237,995
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,120
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,692
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare163,410–206,148
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare10,855–13,694
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,500–10,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,135–99,165
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon370,575–452,925
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,884–21,566
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare466,560–570,240
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,200–111,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,660–41,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon45,000–55,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,082–21,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare184,005–224,895
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare91,530–111,870
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,859
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare87,885–107,415
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon557,550–681,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon125,730–153,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,605–163,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,170–188,430
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon25,900–29,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,698–14,512
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon284,840
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare881,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common52,650–64,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon289,800–354,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,620–17,630
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare145,125–177,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,570–19,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare244,890–299,310
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon13,399
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*116,132
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,686,657,284
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare7,888
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