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The Warped terrorbird is a Slayer monster found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. They require 56 Slayer and a Crystal chime to be killed. There are also three level 82 warped terrorbirds that the player must fight near the end of The Path of Glouphrie quest; see here for a guide to that fight. Players must have at least started the quest in order to receive these monsters as a Slayer assignment.

Characteristics

Warped terrorbirds are the result of Glouphrie's experimentation with the Anima Mundi. Once terrorbirds, these mutants are stronger and used for guarding the city of Arposandra.

These monsters are weak to melee, most notably slash weapons such as the abyssal whip and chaotic longsword. It is worth noting that the terrorbird's ranged attack is sound-based, so ear protection could prove useful. In other words, using Earmuffs, Masked earmuffs, Slayer helmet or a Full slayer helmet reduces their ranged attacks' maximum hit to 20. This ranged attack will hit twice, so players can be hit up to 40, though this is very unlikely. It is best to know where to find the least amount of terrorbirds as multiple terrorbirds can hit up to 100 in succession. Their maximum melee hit remains the same, however, so Protect from Melee may be helpful. (However, as the ranged attack hits almost 100% of the time while the melee hits much less often, it is advised to use the Protect from Missiles prayer for less total damage).

They will always be aggressive towards the player, even if the player does not leave the area. If the player uses the crystal chimes on it, it will immediately retaliate, and its spawns will also be aggressive. They can also target the player even if there are obstacles on the way.

It is revealed during the Prisoner of Glouphrie quest that the Arposandrans breed terrorbirds and then put them through a machine to make them stronger and intelligent. Guard no.72 is an example of such an enhanced terrorbird. The machine does not always work properly, and when the machine malfunctions, the defective terrorbirds end up with unusual growths and are presumably weaker or unintelligent. These "factory seconds" are disposed of by sending them to the sewers. During the quest the player witnesses a blue, female warped terrorbird being disposed of in this fashion; its examine text, like that of the attackable birds in the sewer, is "You don't think you can harm this terrorbird".

Habitat

Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon map

Warped terrorbirds are only found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. Players may travel there by:

Enter through the sewer entrance south-west of the Spirit tree.

Strategy

Arposandra machine

The Machine in Arposandra that either creates intelligent or warped terrorbirds.

Due to an update in early March, 2010, players are no longer required to use the crystal chime on a warped terrorbird to make it vulnerable to damage, however the crystal chime must be in the player's inventory or tool belt to kill it.

A healing familiar, preferably a Bunyip, can greatly extend the length of time a player may stay in the dungeon. They are particularly useful because familiars such as the Bunyip heal 200 life points every 15 seconds, which is roughly how much damage the Warped terrorbirds deal. Their ranged attacks are low-hitting (if using ear protection) but persistent, so much damage will be sustained if no healing familiar is used.

At higher levels, Guthans works very well, if killing in the room at the end of the dungeon with only one terrorbird in it. Bring a Prayer potion or two, using Protect from Missiles if health gets too low, and a few pieces of high level food. When one is of a high enough level (75+ combat stats), they may kill these birds without any food at all, due to the fact that the healing properties of Guthan's will be higher than the damage received, when meleeing the lone bird. This way, a player may stay in the room until one piece of Guthan's armour degrades to 0 percent.

Training effectiveness

A good place to slay warped terrorbirds inexpensively is at the very end of the dungeon. It is important to note that the Protect from Missiles prayer is effective here; it allows the player to run through the dungeon without taking too much damage. When the player reaches the large round antechamber with a pit in the centre and doors on four sides, he/she can go through the west door to a room with only a single terrorbird. At this point, Protect from Missiles is no longer necessary. This strategy will save the player from having to use Prayer potions.

Players should wear the best melee armour available and wield a good slash weapon, preferably a halberd for its extra reach and access to Hurricane and Quake. Other feasible weapons include godswords and the abyssal whip (with a suitable off-hand). If desired, the player can use a Dwarf Multicannon. There is an effective cannon spot on the west edge of the second "big" room of the dungeon, four spaces north of the square in front of a sewer gate. This drastically speeds up the time spent during a Slayer task, and makes Warped terrorbirds one of the fastest tasks accounting for XP/min. However, this method is highly expensive (on the amount of 500k + per assignment, and even more if the player doesn't weaken the terrorbirds fast, wasting a lot of cannonballs) and requires extreme concentration, forcing the player to reload the cannon periodically, drinking Prayer potions, and healing with food. There are also a few methods to safe-spot the birds, although your direct environment does not reveal them. Opening and fighting adjacent to a metal door will allow you to fight your opponent in 1 vs. 1 combat, beware that respawning birds could start to hit you with their ranged attack. Once you are not comfortable about your supplies and health you can just step back and close the door to immediately stop any kind of combat. Another trick could be standing on a frequent respawn-spot of the terrorbirds because if you are, they will respawn "in" you and start levitating around you, leaving you with only 1 (or maybe 2) opponents.

Cheap Method

As previously suggested, Protect from Missiles is an excellent way to defend against the multiple ranged attacks of several terrorbirds at once. If you do not wish to pay for prayer potions and can use Spirit Trees as well as the Ardougne cloak 1 (or higher) and have a Ring of duelling this method may work out for you. Use the Spirit Trees to teleport there, then when you are being attacked by a ranged attack, use the prayer. You may notice that if you use a protect prayer and do not move, you may turn it off without any existing terrorbirds attacking you (usually), any new spawns will still attack you. Turning off the prayer when it is unnecessary will help prolong your stay. You will also want 20 or so of a cheap food (i.e. tuna/lobster). When your prayer or food runs out, use the cloak to teleport to the monastery and restore your prayer. If you are using a familiar and you have run out of summoning points, use the Ring of duelling's Castle Wars teleport and use the Obelisk. If not, then teleport to Mobilising Armies and use the Spirit tree there.

Drops

100% Drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always179

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune24–60Common720–1,800
Earth runeEarth rune12–36Common168–504
Death runeDeath rune4–28Uncommon528–3,696
Law runeLaw rune1–10Uncommon489–4,890
Soul runeSoul rune1–10Uncommon431–4,310
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,468
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare31,254
Emerald bolt tips 5Emerald bolt tips16–24Common800–1,200
Ruby bolt tips 5Ruby bolt tips16–24Common1,024–1,536
Diamond bolt tips 5Diamond bolt tips16–24Common1,616–2,424
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts5–15Common945–2,835
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Uncommon2,289
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts3–12Uncommon2,943–11,772
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare23,304
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Very rare19,292
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare827
Coins 250Coins15–479Common15–479
FeatherFeather23–99Common184–792
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–52Common1,490–7,748
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,431
Wergali seed 5Wergali seed1Common594
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)1Uncommon37
Chocolate bombChocolate bomb1–3Uncommon1,307–3,921
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–3Uncommon608–1,824
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon800
Raw sharkRaw shark1–6 (noted)Uncommon1,018–6,108

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SulphurSulphur1Rare[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only dropped during Regicide.

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 sapphire1Common397
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,040
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,049
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,303
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,635–126,665
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,613
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common17,596
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,113
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare500,085–611,215
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,426
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,171
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,108,980–1,355,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,711
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,665–942,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,587
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,850
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,075,950–1,315,050
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,024
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare827
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare507,130–639,764
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare143,325–180,810
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare50,925–71,295
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,980–24,420
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,050–279,950
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396–16,154
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare299,880–366,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,400–139,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon257,580–314,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,150–43,600
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare367,875–449,625
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,082,250–1,322,750
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,781
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare626,715–765,985
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon266,040–325,160
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon77,670–94,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,190–164,010
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,405–154,495
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon2,660–3,040
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon5,334–6,096
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon335,184
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare803,360
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common25,200–30,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common4,095–5,005
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon187,200–228,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon9,588–11,562
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare95,175–116,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon20,745–25,355
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,407
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*218,600
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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 rare8,517

See also