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For the elite version, see Harpie Bug Swarm (elite).
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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 wielded 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 market price
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common125
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common35
Staff of fireStaff of fire1Common581
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon627
Adamant helmAdamant helm1Uncommon695
Steel bootsSteel boots1Uncommon124
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Rare800

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
91–92%2%6%0.5%0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 67,128 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos runeChaos rune15–30Common750–1,500
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon918

OtherEdit

 
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins30; 40; 160; 200; 230;
275; 376; 430; 444; 490; 540; 720; 1,000
CommonNot sold
Gold oreGold ore1Common165
CoalCoal1Uncommon377
Jug of wineJug of wine1Uncommon59
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common746
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,479
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,365
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,201
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare189,045–231,055
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,805
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,918
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,497
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,365–687,335
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,608
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,911
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,281,240–1,565,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,857
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,855–946,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,653
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,869
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,956–29,044
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,550–1,374,450
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,585
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon883
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon322
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare889,330–1,121,924
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare220,870–278,636
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare80,950–113,330
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,565–36,135
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon186,975–228,525
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,230–33,300
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon299,520–366,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,400–414,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon241,020–294,580
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,000
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare405,000–495,000
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare934,920–1,142,680
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,843
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,645–785,455
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon499,410–610,390
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon399,060–487,740
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,760–194,040
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon137,295–167,805
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon86,800–99,200
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon152,348–174,112
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon461,076
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,581,620
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,885–8,415
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon82,350–100,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,932–20,418
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare168,075–205,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,200–41,800
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare666,630–814,770
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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