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Warped tortoises can be found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon during The Path of Glouphrie and can be fought there during and after the quest. The dungeon may be reached by using spirit trees (fastest). Using fairy ring BKP (bkp) (partial completion of Fairytale II - Cure a Queen required) or by walking from Castle Wars will take you to an area with a grapple crossing requiring any crossbow and a mithril grapple to cross the river to the dungeon.

Players cannot receive Slayer assignments for warped tortoises unless they have completed the quest. They are commonly killed for the frequent drop rate of tortoise shells, used for creating a war tortoise pouch. They are also killed for their frequent drop of rune warhammers and pickaxes. Their horrific appearance is a result of tampering with the Anima Mundi during experiments conducted by Glouphrie in Arposandra. The experiments have caused the tortoises to grow an additional pair of legs, as well as a group of purple tentacles protruding from their shell.

Strategy

Warped tortoises are completely immune to any attack, unless players have a crystal chime in their inventory or on their tool belt. They mainly attack with magic, which can deal moderate damage. They are weak against ranged, particularly crossbows. A dragon crossbow or better is sufficient.

There are relatively few areas where these foes may be killed without any interference from nearby level 82 warped terrorbirds, which are aggressive and attack with ranged and melee. One is at the entrance, where there are two quick tortoise spawns. A second is at the end of dungeon where there is a room with two warped tortoises alone which is not generally used by bots. This could prove useful for those on a Slayer task, particularly if players have 96 Summoning for a Pack yak.

Warped tortoises are unaffected by aggression potions.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always171

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
80–81%9%4%3%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 54,865 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Common2,203
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common8,749
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,540
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon22,097
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare23,218
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common237
Mithril oreMithril ore3–9 (noted)Common558–1,674
CoalCoal6–16 (noted)Common684–1,824
Law runeLaw rune3–6Uncommon1,485–2,970
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon789
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,172
Air runeAir rune49Rare2,009
Coins 100Coins30–180Common30–180
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–32Common1,260–4,032
CabbageCabbage2–54 (noted)Uncommon1,648–44,496
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–4Uncommon578–2,312
Tortoise shellTortoise shell1–3[1]Uncommon5,328–15,984
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Rare820
  1. ^ 5% chance to be noted if a Tirannwn quiver is equipped

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Humerus boneHumerus bone1Common[1]Not sold
Perfect shellPerfect shell1–3UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
SulphurSulphur1Common[2]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ 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 sapphire1Common316
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common697
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,372
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare106,740–130,460
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,045
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,413
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,074
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,330–664,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,207
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare639,720–781,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,671
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,998
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,351–17,399
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,220–1,282,380
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,491
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,172
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,130–229,764
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,310–14,268
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,000–9,800
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common83,430–101,970
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon362,250–442,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,628–14,022
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare559,620–683,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,800–125,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,210–40,590
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,486–19,984
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare168,615–206,085
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare86,400–105,600
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,868
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare88,020–107,580
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon697,860–852,940
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon165,600–202,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,885–206,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,435–194,865
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,992–22,848
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon22,862–26,128
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon411,428
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare765,480
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common44,550–54,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,240–14,960
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon283,950–347,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,320–16,280
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare216,000–264,000
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,252
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*76,690
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,626,392,973
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 rare9,193

Trivia

  • At one time it was possible to heal using Guthan's set even when the tortoises were not made vulnerable by the crystal chimes. This was because at one point Guthan's set counted potential damage inflicted on foes even when actual damage was not possible due to prayer or other invulnerability. An update on 9 June 2009 fixed this bug.
  • Warped tortoises are the highest levelled monsters to drop cabbages.
  • If you have a slayer Daily Challenge and you attack a tortoise without a chime, you won't be able to do any damage. But if someone else subsequently kills the tortoise, it will still count towards your Daily Challenge.
  • There seems to be a glitch where warped tortoises are immune to stuns; if stunned with Impact they will be unaffected, while if Asphyxiate is used the first hit will not stun while the remaining hits will.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 60,811 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 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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