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This article is about the NPC residing in the Mort Myre Swamp. For the familiar, see Ghast (familiar).
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Ghasts are undead souls of people that starved to death in the Mort Myre swamp.

Ghasts are completely transparent and will attempt to attack any player travelling through the swamp. If the player is carrying food of any sort (with the exception of raw food apart from potatoes) and the ghast successfully attacks the player, they will turn it into rotten food. This includes food held in containers, such as baskets or sacks. If the player does not have any food and the ghast successfully attacks the player, they will drain a small amount of their health instead. Their attacks may miss.

Ghasts can only be attacked once they have been invoked through a charged druid pouch or a Ouroboros pouch, the latter having unlimited charges and obtained from the Temple Trekking minigame. Players can invoke the ghast themselves, or let the ghast attack them, as they will be forced to reveal themselves. This does not rot food.

30 Prayer experience is awarded for every ghast killed.

Transformation

Ghasts are in fact humans who have been transformed due to a lack of food, as proven during the Temple Trekking minigame. This explains why ghasts attempt to steal and consume food from players. When one is in the Morytanian environment and does not eat enough, the following will occur:

  1. At first the human looks hungry, but normal.
  2. The hair colour will begin to fade. The victim's skin will turn to a purple-adjacent colour.
  3. The hair will become completely grey and might fall out or grow even more, the cheeks and nose begin to "slump" and the skin turns to a more brown colour. The white of the eye will become slightly yellow.
  4. If the person still hasn't eaten, their skin turns blue-grey and completely loses elasticity. The white of the eye is now completely yellow.
  5. Finally, the victim turns into a ghast, at which point they can no longer be cured.

Drops

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins203–397Common203–397
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore1Uncommon280
CoalCoal(noted)Uncommon226
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon606
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon3,561
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore3Uncommon7,023
Raw potatoRaw potato1–3Uncommon881–2,643
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Uncommon359
Fat snailFat snail1Uncommon3,788
Lean snailLean snail1Uncommon1,006
Thin snailThin snail1Uncommon459
Swamp tarSwamp tar4Uncommon364
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon1,088
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1Rare3,430

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1Rare6,259
Congealed blood 1000Congealed blood2–7Uncommon122–427
Ghost hunter goggles (70)Ghost hunter goggles1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter body (70)Ghost hunter body1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter legsGhost hunter legs1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter backpackGhost hunter backpack1Very rareNot sold
EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Deployable herb burnerDeployable herb burner1Very rareNot sold
CremationCremation1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table drops

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 sapphire1Common582
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,068
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,489
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,873
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare129,285–158,015
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,711
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,965
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,536
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare564,120–689,480
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,774
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,890
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare556,200–679,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,874
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,825
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,125–17,125
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,029,510–1,258,290
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,338
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,365
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare205,920–259,776
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare9,475–13,265
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common66,555–81,345
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,100–328,900
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,716–15,334
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare398,340–486,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,600–124,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common32,490–39,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,380–53,020
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,384–23,296
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare196,560–240,240
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare78,930–96,470
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,222
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare93,330–114,070
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon793,800–970,200
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,360–187,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,910–197,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon208,980–255,420
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,396–53,024
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon24,220–27,680
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon333,468
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare898,370
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common54,900–67,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common19,530–23,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon222,750–272,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,495–22,605
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare318,330–389,070
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*109,035
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare5,581

Trivia

  • If a ghast dies above water, there will be no drop at all. This also applies to the Vyrewatch in Meiyerditch near the boat.
  • If you finished Deadliest Catch you have access to a bank deposit box somewhat north-west from the grotto where you can bank your herbs and other drops.
  • Since their graphical update on 17 August 2011 the ghasts now have the same moving, idle, and death animations as the aberrant spectres.
  • If attacked by a Ghast while using a Home teleport, the animation will be interrupted, although the teleport will not, even if the Ghast does damage to you, only when it is transparent.
  • When a ghast dies, its spirit resembles the way it used to look before their graphical update.
  • With the update to Temple Trekking on 17 August 2011, the ghasts in the events no longer gave Prayer experience. This glitch was fixed on 7 February 2012.
  • There is currently a glitch where, if you teleport to the Lunar Isle using the lodestone network, are attacked during the animation, arrive on Lunar Isle, log out, and log back in, there will be a ghast. It does not attack you or follow you, and using a druid pouch on it will have no effect; it can only be examined.
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