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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 helm1Common1,083
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,939
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Common3,137
Black full helmBlack full helm1Uncommon1,238
Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe(m)1Very rare[1]8,167,067
Water runeWater rune10Common270
Air runeAir rune12; 24Common372–744
Mind runeMind rune37Common703
Cosmic runeCosmic rune3; 6Common786–1,572
Chaos runeChaos rune10; 37Uncommon1,070–3,959
Nature runeNature rune9; 18Uncommon4,059–8,118
Law runeLaw rune3; 6Uncommon951–1,902
Death runeDeath rune3; 6Rare441–882
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,221
Coins 250Coins25; 47; 92; 150; 350Common25–350
Muddy keyMuddy key1Uncommon10,830
Mithril barMithril bar1Uncommon1,562
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 sapphire1Common909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,032
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,858
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,557
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare160,065–195,635
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,361
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,675
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,606
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare522,270–638,330
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,923
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,081,440–1,321,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare865
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,510
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,650–937,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,566
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,355–1,282,545
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare401,765–506,842
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,580–142,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,000–53,200
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,915–37,785
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,050–312,950
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,760–18,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare331,920–405,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,940–18,260
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon201,780–246,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,284–44,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,810–462,990
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,070,190–1,308,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,937
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,055–768,845
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,330–411,070
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon186,030–227,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,730–230,670
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,475–201,025
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,114–10,416
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,674–11,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,292
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,110,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,450–264,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,435–40,865
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare390,150–476,850
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 rare45,181