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Crystal Shapeshifters are Slayer monsters located on Tarddiad after completion of the quest The Light Within. They are the only source for Tarddian crystals and the ancient elven wedding ring, an item needed to complete the Master Quest Cape achievement, Angs Off My Ring. To reach them, teleport to the World Gate with the Sixth-Age circuit, or alternatively teleport to the Eagles' Peak lodestone and run south. Interact with the controls directly in front of your character to change the Gate's destination. Rotate the dials until a number "1" is presented on the Gate (not to be mistaken with the straight line and backwards 1).

They can fight with all three combat styles, and they will switch dependent on the combat style of armour you are wearing. Crystal Shapeshifters are more dangerous than their combat level suggests and should not be taken lightly, as they use combat abilities to a much greater extent than many other monsters.

Although Crystal Shapeshifters start off in a specific form based on their spawn location, they will quickly switch combat styles based on what combat form the player is weak to. Activating a protection prayer that protects from the style that counters the player's worn equipment will prevent them from shapeshifting altogether. An example would be bringing magic armour and using Protect/Deflect Missiles; without the overhead prayer, the shapeshifter would use ranged on the player. With the overhead prayer, the shapeshifter will stay in magic form, since melee attacks are weak against magic armour. This method will not work as well with melee shapeshifters, as the shapeshifter can perform Smash and disable the player's protection prayers/curses.

In addition to regular abilities in their respective combat style, crystal shapeshifters can roll into a spiked ball and charge at the player, dealing approximately 1500-2500 melee damage, seemingly doing so when stunned or bound. A shapeshifter can roll several times in a row, dealing high damage.

Angof can be spoken with to make the shapeshifters unaggressive if desired, which is recommended, as they have a very far aggression range.

Shapeshifters do not wander from their spawn point until they enter combat (being attacked or attacking a target they are aggressive against).

Drops

100% drop

Crystal Shapeshifters during the quest only give their 100% drop.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tarddian crystalTarddian crystal1–3AlwaysNot sold
  • For every piece of crystal armour worn excluding the first piece, the maximum amount of crystals dropped increases by 1. For example, using 3 parts will cause them to drop 2–5 crystals.
  • Without wearing any crystal armour pieces, getting 2 crystals is more common than getting 3 crystals.
  • Without wearing any crystal armour pieces, 1-2 crystals are dropped with the main drop and 1 shortly afterwards. The first drop can be boosted with crystal armour.

Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Common10,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Common2,280
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Common7,208
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common7,732
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common11,956
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Common9,146
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Common11,622
Magic logsMagic logs12 (noted)Common4,848
Potato cactusPotato cactus(noted)Common5,384
Crystal acorn 5Crystal acorn1Very rareNot sold
BattlestaffBattlestaff(noted)Common9,662
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Uncommon36,735
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon18,210
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Coins 1000Coins2,053–3,536Uncommon2,053–3,536

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attuned crystal armour seedAttuned crystal armour seed1RareNot sold
Attuned crystal weapon seedAttuned crystal weapon seed1RareNot sold
Elder seed 5Elder seed1Rare35,067
Ancient elven wedding ringAncient elven wedding ring1Very rareNot sold
  • The attuned crystal weapon seed and the attuned crystal armour seed may drop at the same time.
  • The drop rate of the ancient elven wedding ring is increased for every piece of the crystal armour set worn, with attuned crystal armour increasing it considerably.

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 sapphire1Common338
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common742
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,280
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,748
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,423
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,035–628,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,370
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,849
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare869,580–1,062,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,670–1,326,930
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,970–437,716
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,820–51,496
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common27,000–33,000
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare351,360–429,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,400–139,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,860–27,940
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,800–27,200
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare229,500–280,500
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare106,650–130,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,587
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon346,320–423,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon129,150–157,850
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,155–195,745
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon110,115–134,585
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,312–4,928
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,424–5,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,308
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare287,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common31,050–37,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,035–12,265
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon306,900–375,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,010–284,790
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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

Trivia

Crystaline Shapeshifter armies of Gielinor

Crystalline Shapeshifters in armies of Gielinor

  • Crystalline Shapeshifters are featured in the Armies of Gielinor game as a level 5 unit from Seren, though they share very little similarities with each other in appearance. Unlike most of the level 5 units which are mostly titan class units, the Crystalline Shapeshifter belongs to the warrior class and has the least Strength of all level 5 units, on the other hand the Crystalline Shapeshifter is capable of teleporting on a unit, instantly killing them in the process.
  • In their melee form, Crystal Shapeshifters have a unique melee attack animation where they seemingly attack three times for the duration of the animation, even though the attack hits only once.
  • Crystal shapeshifters received the following changes due to player complaints:
    • Combat and slayer experience was increased.
    • When a crystal shapeshifter shifted styles prior to the change, the player would have to click on them again as they would have "lost" their target even though they were fighting them. This was changed so that it could change styles without turning into a "new" target.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer creature. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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