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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 bones1Always210

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 hatchet1Common9,757
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,540
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon22,097
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare23,218
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common232
Mithril oreMithril ore3–9 (noted)Common570–1,710
CoalCoal6–16 (noted)Common642–1,712
Law runeLaw rune3–6Uncommon1,491–2,982
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon816
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,349
Air runeAir rune49Rare1,960
Coins 100Coins30–180Common30–180
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–32Common820–2,624
CabbageCabbage2–54 (noted)Uncommon992–26,784
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–4Uncommon559–2,236
Tortoise shellTortoise shell1–3[1]Uncommon9,362–28,086
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Rare832
  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 sapphire1Common527
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common991
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,448
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,290
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare148,050–180,950
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,080
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,028
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,075
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare633,375–774,125
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,086
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,561
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare561,240–685,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,647
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,926
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,009,935–1,234,365
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,394
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,349
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare228,475–288,230
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,065–16,482
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare10,025–14,035
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common62,640–76,560
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon282,150–344,850
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,280–17,220
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare370,260–452,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,400–117,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common31,230–38,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon41,760–51,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,866–22,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare191,565–234,135
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare74,700–91,300
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,312
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,680–115,720
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon700,830–856,570
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon147,870–180,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,330–169,070
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon199,350–243,650
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon40,348–46,112
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon21,784–24,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon365,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare902,460
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,750–52,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common18,630–22,770
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon212,400–259,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,036–14,514
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare119,475–146,025
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,300–18,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare276,750–338,250
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*108,881
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 rare4,966

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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