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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.

HistoryEdit

It is revealed in Forgettable Tale... 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.

AppearanceEdit

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..."

LocationsEdit

Chaos dwarves concept art

Concept art of chaos dwarves.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always250

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
81–83%9–10%4–5%2–3%2–3%
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 helm1Common1,156
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,686
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Common2,718
Black full helmBlack full helm1Uncommon1,321
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe(m)1Very rare[1]5,659,454
Water runeWater rune10Common220
Air runeAir rune12; 24Common348–696
Mind runeMind rune37Common703
Cosmic runeCosmic rune3; 6Common975–1,950
Chaos runeChaos rune10; 37Uncommon1,170–4,329
Nature runeNature rune9; 18Uncommon4,257–8,514
Law runeLaw rune3; 6Uncommon1,143–2,286
Death runeDeath rune3; 6Rare402–804
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,210
Coins 250Coins25; 47; 92; 150; 350Common25–350
CoalCoal1Common133
Muddy keyMuddy key1Uncommon10,588
CheeseCheese1Uncommon237
Mithril barMithril bar1Uncommon1,393
TomatoTomato1Uncommon65
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 - https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600995430371330

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common725
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,259
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,723
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,197
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare143,865–175,835
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,691
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,621
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,080
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,600–664,400
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,209
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,476
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,093,860–1,336,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,912
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,680–947,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,103
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,845
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,305–1,310,595
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,270
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare2,015
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare513,435–647,718
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare160,615–202,622
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare55,425–77,595
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,080–34,320
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon240,975–294,525
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,532–16,318
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,380–372,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,840–19,360
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon273,060–333,740
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,758–43,152
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,084,950–1,326,050
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,481
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,215–760,485
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,820–417,780
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon141,390–172,810
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,525–183,975
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,445–182,655
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,890–10,160
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,170–10,480
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon391,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare967,640
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,055–9,845
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon198,900–243,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare109,350–133,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,730–43,670
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare386,100–471,900
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,951
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*346,779
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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 rare19,276