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This article is about the monster. For the non-attackable werewolf at the Werewolf Agility Course, see Werewolf (NPC). For the werewolves in their human form, see Werewolf (human).
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Werewolves are found in Canifis. They have low defence for what their combat level suggests. They appear as normal humans (level 28) until provoked (meaning if you attack them), unless the player wields a Wolfbane dagger, in which case they remain human. In either case they drop Wolf bones. They can hit up to 80 as a werewolf, and up to high 50's as a human. If you are a lower level player (70-) training on them you may want food as their attacks are accurate. You can power train on them in the bank, because if they harm you and you kill it, in the bank your health is automatically regained. There is one in the bank that respawns every 20 seconds or so.

Level 89 Werewolves can be found in the God Wars Dungeon, and have a maximum hit of 256. They also have better defence and accuracy than their Canifis counterparts, and are also aggressive to players not wearing an item of Zamorak. They are spread out all over the area except the Bandos area. Werewolves can be killed here for a Slayer assignment, but this is usually not recommended due to the length of the area. However there are many Spiritual Warriors and mages who can quickly decimate them, so players who do not care about the respawn time can quickly kill them there.

They only count towards Slayer tasks and exp when killed in the "wolf" form, not their human forms. There is a strategy that can work to reduce damage when killing these for slayer, though. Start the fight with the wolfbane dagger equipped, then when the werewolf's health is low, switch to a different weapon. It will regain some health in the transformation to wolf form, but still be low, and will ultimately cause less damage than fighting as a wolf the entire time.


Strategies

If a player has less than 50 Defence/Attack/Strength, it is advised to bring some decent food for your level, or visit the bank periodically, as you will automatically regain your health in there. With 50+ combat skills they can be slain with relative ease.

It might be a good idea to bring nature and fire runes for high alching some of the drops, however decent drops are rare. If you run out of food you can make a quick run to your bank or buy moonlight mead drinks from the bar for 5 gp, which heal 440 life points.

The best way to kill werewolves, for lower levels, is to use the Wolfbane dagger. This prevents them from transforming into their werewolf form. Wait until their Human form's LP is very low before switching to your weapon of choice. This decreases the time taken and HP lost due to the low level of the Human form. However, when the human form turns into a werewolf he gains half his life. Once the transformation has occurred, the kill will count towards a Slayer assignment.

Also in the food shop north of the bank, you can use the table as a safe spot to attack a werewolf, Zoja, that constantly spawns and roams in this room. In addition, the general store spawns two werewolves.

Some may choose to enter the bar in Canifis and Range/Mage the werewolves from across the bar tables and stools. This is a safe spot so no food is required. If using Melee, Moonlight Mead can be purchased for 5gp from the barman, healing 40 life points and having no negative effects on other stats.

In addition to this, one may abuse the ability to regain health points in any bank, to allow for both full drop pickups, and healing meaning no food is required.

You can also use a halberd, this is more difficult than Range/Mage so it isn't recommended.

It is possible to "triple hit" a werewolf by first hitting their human forms with a wolfbane dagger, then equipping a dragon dagger and using its special attack as they morph. This causes the initial hit and the special attack to hit at the same time. When using a poisoned weapon in this way (such as a poisoned dragon dagger) the poison damage may also occur at the same time as the initial attack, causing even more damage to be caused early on in the fight.

Werewolf transform

A Werewolf transforming.

Safe spotting a werewolf in Canifis

A player using the safe spot in Rufus's food store to kill a werewolf.

It is possible to "double hit" without a special attack by clicking attack just before they transform. Combined with the additional automatic attack, you will hit two strikes in rapid succession. This is also possible if you click during the transformation, but timing difficulties make this less effective.

Canifis can be used as a respawn hub. Therefore, a player could train on werewolves with no food or prayer. When the player dies, he or she can respawn in Canifis and pick up any dropped items quickly.

Werewolves in Misthalin

In the quest Darkness of Hallowvale, two werewolves are found to have passed the holy barrier of the River Salve at Paterdomus, abducting stray travellers for the vampyres. In the novel Betrayal at Falador, werewolves made it all the way into Asgarnia.

Champions' Challenge

Werewolves are one of the 'races' who have champions of champions in the Champions' Challenge activity. It is not currently possible to fight the werewolf champion.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wolf bonesWolf bones1Always2,477

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
46–47%44–45%4%4%1–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 23,990 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Food

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Raw chickenRaw chicken5Common6,895
Raw beefRaw beef5Common7,215
Raw bear meatRaw bear meat1–5Common2,099–10,495
Jug of wineJug of wine1Common38

Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar1Common1,464
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common2,945
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow50Uncommon750
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Uncommon1,065
Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar1Uncommon2,591
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon2,669
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon2,619
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,533
Rune javelinRune javelin1Uncommon174
Warpriest of Zamorak helm (75)Warpriest of Zamorak helm[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves (75)Warpriest of Zamorak greaves[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak boots (75)Warpriest of Zamorak boots[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cape (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cape[1]1Varies[2]Not sold

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common101
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common538
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,121
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,942
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon844
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,063
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon408
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,099
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare9,810
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare8,068
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare7,065

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins10; 90; 120; 222; 364; 400Common10–400
FurFur1Common243
Grey wolf furGrey wolf fur1Common70
Werewolf boneWerewolf bone1Common[3]Not sold
Steel barSteel bar1Common683
Iron oreIron ore1–5Uncommon377–1,885
CoalCoal2Uncommon202
TinderboxTinderbox1Uncommon243
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore2Uncommon360
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak1Rare13,313
Brass keyBrass key1Rare1,016
White berriesWhite berries1Rare3,823
BucketBucket1Rare239
Vial of waterVial of water1Rare104
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Frozen key piece (zamorak)Frozen key piece (zamorak)1Random[4]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.
  3. ^ Only during the Rag and Bone Man wish list.
  4. ^ Only in Zamorak's Fortress.

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 sapphire1Common611
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common965
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,276
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,554
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare114,930–140,470
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,957
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,705
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,049
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,205–662,695
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,532
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,777
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare537,300–656,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,791
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,374
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common12,995–15,755
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,012,905–1,237,995
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,120
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,692
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare163,410–206,148
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare10,855–13,694
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,500–10,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,135–99,165
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon370,575–452,925
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,884–21,566
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare466,560–570,240
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,200–111,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,660–41,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon45,000–55,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,082–21,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare184,005–224,895
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare91,530–111,870
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,859
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare87,885–107,415
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon557,550–681,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon125,730–153,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,605–163,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,170–188,430
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon25,900–29,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,698–14,512
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon284,840
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare881,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common52,650–64,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon289,800–354,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,620–17,630
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare145,125–177,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,570–19,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare244,890–299,310
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon13,399
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*116,132
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 rare7,888

Notable Werewolves

Trivia

Werewolf in museum

A werewolf in a display case in the Varrock Museum.

  • Werewolves used to drop level 3 clue scrolls, but a hidden update changed this to level 2 clues.
  • Werewolves were previously known as "Wolfman" and "Wolfwoman", and simply "Man" and "Woman" before they transformed.
  • If one uses an ability during the werewolf's transformation, then the ability will have no effect, but adrenaline will be generated.
  • Werewolves in Canifis used to be able to drop the Warpriest of Zamorak armour pieces, however an update on 27 October 2014 corrected this.

See also

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