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Harpie Bug Swarms are insectoid Slayer monsters that require level 33 Slayer to kill as well as level 33 Firemaking to light the unlit bug lantern. A lit bug lantern must be equipped to deal any damage to them.

Players often kill harpie bug swarms as many consider them a good source of clue scrolls (medium) as they have relatively low defence.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Harpie bug swarms use rapid Ranged attacks and do quite a bit of damage for their combat level. If a lit bug lantern is not equipped, any attacks on them will not hit. They are weakest to crush attacks.

Alternatively, players can mage or range harpie bug swarms from the eastern side of the stream at the eastern end of their habitat, to avoid taking any damage from them, although this does mean expenditure in terms of runes or ammo for ranged weapons, and using magic is not recommended due to their natural resistance to magical attacks. Note: Ava's device, a reward from Animal Magnetism quest, does not work across the stream to retrieve bolts.

Another place to mage or range them is north of the brown ridge. They will not come too far in between the sea and ridge.

cannon can be used to take down multiple swarms easily.

Another viable strategy, for those that have finished the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest, is to use Protect from Ranged prayer, and refill prayer points at the Tribal statue in the village, a short run away.

Harpie bug swarm location

The location of Harpie bug swarms

HabitatEdit

They're found east of the Jogre Dungeon. Since Harpie Bug Swarms are located close to the Karamja general store, it is possible to buy food there as well as sell drops. However, if one wishes to use a bank, there is one in the TzHaar City, found beneath Karamja Volcano, and the route is made shorter with the mithril grapple shortcut (53 Agility, 42 Ranged and 21 Strength required) on a peninsula just east of the cliff. If you don't wish to or cannot use that shortcut, you may also bank in Shilo Village after you complete the Shilo Village quest. Also, Rionasta in Tai Bwo Wannai Village can send items to the bank for 10 trading sticks per item, although he cannot take items out of the bank. The bank in Zanaris is also close, if you can use fairy rings (northeast of CKR), as the bank is just north-west of the main fairy ring in Zanaris.

Players can still be assigned harpie bug swarms as Slayer tasks, even if they do not have the 33 Firemaking level required to light an unlit bug lantern. Players cannot use assistance from other players to light an unlit bug lantern, therefore 33 Firemaking is a necessary requirement to enable players to kill harpie bug swarms.

DropsEdit

Armour/WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common364
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common836
Staff of fireStaff of fire1Common1,888
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon1,142
Adamant helmAdamant helm1Uncommon1,665
Steel bootsSteel boots1Uncommon482
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare2,293

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
91–92%2%6%0.5–0.6%0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 68,024 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Chaos runeChaos rune15–30Common1,065–2,130
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon483

OtherEdit

 
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins30–1,000Common30–1,000
Gold oreGold ore1Common133
CoalCoal1Uncommon175
Jug of wineJug of wine1Uncommon83
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common831
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,675
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,986
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,994
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,730–219,670
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,604
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,859
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,510
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,950–688,050
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,249
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,603
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,258,380–1,538,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare975
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,390
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,850–934,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,865
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,240
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,306–22,194
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,096,605–1,340,295
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,619
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare960
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare903
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare389,350–491,180
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,865–141,122
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,850–57,190
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,825–15,675
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,225–275,275
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,560–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare313,740–383,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,000–192,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,970–14,630
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,500–203,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,222–37,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare320,355–391,545
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,015,830–1,241,570
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,328
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare619,920–757,680
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon473,040–578,160
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon386,640–472,560
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon270,315–330,385
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,490–182,710
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,322–16,368
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,182–16,208
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon418,836
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,173,290
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,925–14,575
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon146,250–178,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,716–15,334
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare126,225–154,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,935–35,365
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare547,290–668,910
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

TriviaEdit

  • During the 25 October 2011 triple Slayer experience event, these monsters did not give triple Slayer experience, unlike all other tasks.
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