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Crystal Shapeshifters are Slayer monsters located on Tarddiad after completion of the quest The Light Within. They can fight with all three combat styles, and they will switch dependent on the combat style of armour you are wearing. Crystal Shapeshifters are more dangerous than their combat level suggests and should not be taken lightly, as they use combat abilities to a much greater extent than many other monsters.

Although Crystal Shapeshifters start off in a specific form based on their spawn location, they will quickly switch combat styles based on what combat form the player is weak to. Activating a protection prayer that protects from the style that counters the player's worn equipment will prevent them from shapeshifting altogether. An example would be bringing magic armour and using Protect/Deflect Missiles; without the overhead prayer, the shapeshifter would use ranged on the player. With the overhead prayer, the shapeshifter will stay in magic form, since melee attacks are weak against magic armour. This method will not work as well with melee shapeshifters, as the shapeshifter can perform Smash and disable the player's protection prayers/curses.

In addition to regular abilities in their respective combat style, crystal shapeshifters can roll into a spiked ball and charge at the player, dealing approximately 1500-2500 melee damage, seemingly doing so when stunned or bound. A shapeshifter can roll several times in a row, dealing high damage.

Angof can be spoken with to make the shapeshifters unaggressive if desired, which is recommended, as they have a very far aggression range.

Shapeshifters do not wander from their spawn point until they enter combat (being attacked or attacking a target they are aggressive against).

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Crystal Shapeshifters during the quest only give their 100% drop.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tarddian crystalTarddian crystal1–3AlwaysNot sold
  • For every piece of crystal armour worn excluding the first piece, the maximum amount of crystals dropped increases by 1. For example, using 3 parts will cause them to drop 2–5 crystals.
  • Without wearing any crystal armour pieces, getting 2 crystals is more common than getting 3 crystals.
  • Without wearing any crystal armour pieces, 1-2 crystals are dropped with the main drop and 1 shortly afterwards. The first drop can be boosted with crystal armour.

Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Common21,138
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Common9,336
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Common5,082
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common8,068
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common11,136
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Common6,708
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Common11,068
Magic logsMagic logs12 (noted)Common6,276
Potato cactusPotato cactus(noted)Common18,188
Crystal acorn 5Crystal acorn1Very rareNot sold
BattlestaffBattlestaff(noted)Common11,620
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Uncommon35,764
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,797
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,519
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attuned crystal armour seedAttuned crystal armour seed1RareNot sold
Attuned crystal weapon seedAttuned crystal weapon seed1RareNot sold
Elder seed 5Elder seed1Rare119,483
Ancient elven wedding ringAncient elven wedding ring1Very rareNot sold
  • The attuned crystal weapon seed and the attuned crystal armour seed may drop at the same time.
  • The drop rate of the ancient elven wedding ring is increased for every piece of the crystal armour set worn, with attuned crystal armour increasing it considerably.

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 sapphire1Common975
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,366
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,870
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,826
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,170–210,430
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,518
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,924
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,522
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare563,490–688,710
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,985
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,474
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,045,800–1,278,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare785
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,519
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,785–937,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,257
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,814
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common33,222–40,278
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,069,200–1,306,800
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,196
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,506
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare532,480–671,744
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare138,580–174,824
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare53,350–74,690
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common44,415–54,285
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon349,425–427,075
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,928–22,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,520–377,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon210,060–256,740
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common49,322–56,368
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare475,605–581,295
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare957,870–1,170,730
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,646
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,690–763,510
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon382,680–467,720
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon229,410–280,390
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,705–272,195
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,865–197,835
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,694–9,936
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,436–10,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon402,052
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,705,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon211,950–259,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,330–48,070
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare463,590–566,610
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*254,248
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

TriviaEdit

Crystaline Shapeshifter armies of Gielinor

Crystalline Shapeshifters in armies of Gielinor

  • Crystalline Shapeshifters are featured in the Armies of Gielinor game as a level 5 unit from Seren, though they share very little similarities with each other in appearance. Unlike most of the level 5 units which are mostly titan class units, the Crystalline Shapeshifter belongs to the warrior class and has the least Strength of all level 5 units, on the other hand the Crystalline Shapeshifter is capable of teleporting on a unit, instantly killing them in the process.
  • In their melee form, Crystal Shapeshifters have a unique melee attack animation where they seemingly attack three times for the duration of the animation, even though the attack hits only once.
  • Crystal shapeshifters received the following changes due to player complaints:
    • Combat and slayer experience was increased.
    • When a crystal shapeshifter shifted styles prior to the change, the player would have to click on them again as they would have "lost" their target even though they were fighting them. This was changed so that it could change styles without turning into a "new" target.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills[1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"