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Chaos dwarves are a type of corrupted and dangerous dwarves following Zamorak found in various locations, most notably the Wilderness and the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield. They attack with a steel warhammer and have a maximum hit of 170 Life Points, which they hit fairly often, even through tough armour. They give slayer experience if your task is dwarves.

Although they have high life points for their level, Chaos dwarves are not a good monster to train on because of their accuracy. However, they seem to have a reasonable (albeit low) drop rate for Blue charms. On occasion, they may drop a muddy key which will get you quite an amount of mid-level items if you manage to get to the chest. Range seems to work better than melee.


It is revealed in Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf that they are the result of experiments by The Red Axe in their attempt to conquer Keldagrim, and in Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf that The Red Axe have been kidnapping ordinary dwarves, brainwashing them, and using machinery to turn them into Chaos Dwarves, being ultimately loyal to Zamorak and no more to Guthix.

It is revealed through the Azdaran document that all dwarves once possessed magic, but Zamorak put a curse on the dwarves that slowly corrupted the magic within them; the dark magic within their veins would eventually corrupt them into mindless beings locked in a perpetual, incoherent rage, although they seem to retain some form of basic intelligence, able to utilise weapons such as hand cannons and fight as a united force. What the Red Axe did with their kidnapped dwarves is presumably to forcibly unlock the tainted magic within them, and use the Ogre Shaman's magic to brainwash them into service.

Since the transition into chaos dwarves is more-or-less a 'natural' process after Zamorak's curse, it can be inferred that all dwarves who did not have their magic suppressed through the Council of the Elder Magi's rituals or controlled the curse through Saradomin's blessing would eventually turn into chaos dwarves.

According to Ikadia, other races such as humans cannot be subjected to a similar transformation.


Prior to the graphical update of dwaves, chaos dwarves appear to be otherwise normal-looking dwarves clad in steel armour and red clothing, and wielding warhammers.

After the graphical update the dwarves' look were updated into their canonical appearance, as detailed according to the Lores and Histories entry, The Coat Thief:

"He was like no dwarf I'd ever seen in Keldagrim. His skin was dark red and had a rough texture, and it seemed to glow from within like lava... Even unconscious, his face was locked in a grimace of rage. He smelled of sulphur and radiated unmistakable heat...

"...The heat was growing stronger. I stepped back, and Hilda did the same. The dwarf's skin glowed brighter and brighter red and then began to disintegrate, crumbling in on itself like wood curling up in a fire... In less than a minute he was gone, leaving only a few bones and some scorched armour fragments in a thinning cloud of black smoke..."


Chaos dwarves concept art

Concept art of chaos dwarves.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,718 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common1,062
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common3,000
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Common2,976
Black full helmBlack full helm1Uncommon1,210
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe(m)1Very rare[1]8,142,598
Water runeWater rune10Common270
Air runeAir rune12; 24Common336–672
Mind runeMind rune37Common703
Cosmic runeCosmic rune3; 6Common774–1,548
Chaos runeChaos rune10; 37Uncommon1,010–3,737
Nature runeNature rune9; 18Uncommon4,005–8,010
Law runeLaw rune3; 6Uncommon903–1,806
Death runeDeath rune3; 6Rare438–876
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,276
Coins 250Coins25; 47; 92; 150; 350Common25–350
Muddy keyMuddy key1Uncommon10,784
Mithril barMithril bar1Uncommon1,538
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only on the chaos battlefield - 1/5000 -

Rare drop tableEdit

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common895
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,000
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,863
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,543
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare159,435–194,865
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,204
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,781
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,481
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,645–631,455
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,772
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,606
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,085,580–1,326,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,652
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,780–941,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,525
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,216–31,784
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,051,380–1,285,020
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,397
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,402
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare402,155–507,334
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,880–143,664
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,325–52,255
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,645–37,455
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon246,150–300,850
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,544–18,180
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare338,220–413,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,760–18,040
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon197,100–240,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,766–44,304
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare373,815–456,885
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,058,850–1,294,150
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,478
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,170–760,430
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon339,480–414,920
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,990–243,210
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon169,200–206,800
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,100–10,400
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,534–10,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon421,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,150,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,600–257,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare393,660–481,140
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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 dropsEdit

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 rare50,063