|Release date||30 January 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill||175 (and 57.7 experience)|
|Examine text||A swarm of bugs.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel full helm 1 Common 94 Steel hatchet 1 Common 34 Staff of fire 1 Common 632 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 688 Adamant helm 1 Uncommon 657 Steel boots 1 Uncommon 323 Black 2h sword 1 Rare 878
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 63,540 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 30, 40, 160, 200, 230, 275, 376, 430, 444, 490, 720, 1,000 Common Not sold Gold ore 1 Common 231 Coal 1 Uncommon 241 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 146 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,338 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,560 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,046 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,670 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,223 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,608 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,432 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,124 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,553 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,206 Rune javelin 5 Rare 915 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,466 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,474 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,871 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,557,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,335 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,560 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,213 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,908 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,277,700 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 96,512 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,538 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 61,875–86,625 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 62,425–87,395 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 717 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 442 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 17,000–25,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 18,480–24,640 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,120 Law rune 45 Rare 19,620 Death rune 50 Rare 15,350 Blood rune 50 Rare 25,100 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 60,000–120,000 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 280,250 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 85,350–102,420 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 192,150–320,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,105,000 Rune bar 1 Common 14,090 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 704,500 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 115,640–148,680 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 102,450–119,525 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 89,280–189,720 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,446 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 20,536 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,634 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 499,476–1,165,444 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,286,130 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 160,200–195,800 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 Rare Not sold