|Release date||13 June 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||183 (and 60.4 experience)|
|Examine text||A blood-drinking denizen of the abyss.|
An Abyssal leech is a monster that dwells in the Abyss, and also in the Abyssal Area (Fairy Ring code: ALR). They are the easiest abyssal monsters to kill because they have low defence and low lifepoints. However, they do have high accuracy and can hit very quickly (attack speed of 8, around the same speed as dual wielded "fastest" weapons). They are the monster usually killed for pouches because they are the abyssal monster that has the fewest life points. On the flip side, however, their drop rate is the same of the monsters with tougher life points and defence.
It is NOT recommended to hunt these for pouch drops. Abyssal Walkers are much easier to kill, because while wearing Mage armour, you will consume less food from the melee attacks of the abyssal monsters. It is ONLY recommended to hunt these if you're looking for essence drops and combat experience, which is not recommended, as essence can be mined at a much quicker rate, and there are much quicker ways of training combat.
To hunt this creature in the Abyssal Area, place yourself in a corner so that they can only attack you one at a time. If you have 43 Prayer, bring a Prayer potion and use Protect from Melee. After that point hunting for pouches, charms, and various talismans is easier.
Training on them is not recommended but possible due to other monsters such as Abyssal walkers and Abyssal guardians that roam the Abyss and Abyssal Area. They have 2600 LP, extremely low defence, and are highly aggressive, allowing quick training. However, they will stop being aggressive after a while, just like the Abyssal guardian and the Abyssal walker do. They are particularly weak to crush attacks. It is strongly recommended to use a two-handed crush weapon such as the Saradomin sword as their low defence and health can easily 1-hit them.
The Abyssal Area is a great place to slay leeches as there is no chance of getting skulled unlike the nearby Abyss. You can also teleport out when needed quickly and efficiently along with the fact that it is not a multicombat area. However the leeches here are more spread out then the nearby Abyss, so finding a small number in one spot will be hard to do so.
The Abyss is also another good place to kill leeches. However, you will be SKULLED upon entry unless you have used a Forinthry brace's charge, though your prayer will be drained upon entry. This place is a multi-combat area, making it excellent for training here as it can fetch around 50-100k combat experience per hour depending on your weapon and how fast you can kill the leeches. The leeches here are more clumped so it makes it an excellent area to kill them. However escaping while they are still aggressive is a problem as there are almost no safespots and if you fail an obstacle you will still take damage.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Ashes 1 Always 349
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air talisman 1 Uncommon 145 Mind talisman 1 Uncommon 76 Earth talisman 1 Uncommon 793 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 4,721 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,018 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 187 Cosmic talisman 1 Uncommon 210 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 227 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 270 Law talisman 1 Uncommon 207 Elemental talisman 1 Very rare 81,085
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Binding necklace 1 Uncommon 666 Small pouch 1 Rare Not sold Medium pouch 1 Rare Not sold Large pouch 1 Rare Not sold Giant pouch 1 Rare Not sold Pure essence 1,5,10,25 (all noted) Common 85–2,125 Pure essence 1 (unnoted) Common 85
Note that you will only get a pouch if you have all the smaller pouches, and if you have them all, you will no longer get them as a drop, unless you lose one.
It is recommended to get your pouches from these monsters due to its low LP. They have a slightly lower drop rate than the other abyssal monsters, however, meaning that it may take more kills to obtain the pouches.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Abyssal charm 1 Common Not sold
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 2,221 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold Starved Ancient Effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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- Abyssal leeches used to be level 41, but after a hidden update, their combat levels were raised to 86. This has drawn some criticism from players as they used to be non-aggressive to players with a combat of 83 or higher, but due to the update became aggressive to all levels.