|Release date||8 February 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||527.9 (and 174.2 experience)|
|Examine text||Who said worms were small and harmless?|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
Jungle strykewyrms are Slayer monsters that are located north-east of Mobilising Armies, next to the three fishing spots along the western coast. They are some of the most visually striking creatures in RuneScape, and are accessible only at 73+ Slayer. They can only be attacked when you have been given them as a Slayer assignment. When asking for tips from your slayer master they will inform you that they will sense your "ill-intent" and will come to the surface themselves to fight you. This, however, is untrue. In the area containing the strykewyrms there are "mounds" moving across the jungle floor. You must go up to one and "Investigate" the mound in order to actually fight a strykewyrm. Your character will do an animation in which you stomp on the ground. Only once you have done this will the strykewyrm come to the surface to fight.
The quickest ways to reach Jungle strykewyrms are by using the Mobilising Armies teleport spell, a ring of duelling's Mobilising Armies teleport option, the Mask of The Green Wyrm teleport option, the Oo'glog lodestone, or using a Spirit Tree to get to Mobilising Armies.
Jungle strykewyrms have 3 attack types:
- A fairly weak and inaccurate melee attack which can hit diagonally.
- A fairly weak magic attack that looks like a large purple ball which explodes upon impact.
- A special attack when the wyrm tunnels down into the ground and then bursts out beneath the spot where the player was standing with tremendous force, hitting 1,900 plus. This attack can be avoided by running away. (This attack can be prevented by standing with your back or side to an obstacle, such as rocks. This is highly recommended.)
Jungle strykewyrms are capable of inflicting poison. However, the damage dealt from it is insignificant compared to its other attacks. Therefore, bringing an antipoison is not necessary nor recommended, as the inventory slot would be better used on another piece of food.
Healing on siteEdit
There are lobster, tuna/swordfish, shark and big net fishing spots along the coastline, near the strykewyrms. Jungle vegetation can also be cut nearby. Since the Toolbelt update, the player has access to an unlimited food supply by utilising this. Alternatively to fire, a bunyip familiar and swallow whole scrolls make for a good healing strategy. The wyrms also drop a modest amount of food, which combined with Soul Split, Vampyrism aura or scrimshaws, or healing weapons and armour can be sufficient.
The Mobilising armies bank is also a very short run away, which is even more accessible with a ring of duelling.
Jungle strykewyrms are weak against stab attacks. They are also immune to poison (as shown by Monster Examine), due to their venomous nature.
Once the strykewyrms spawn to the surface, whether after a special attack or an inspection, the wyrm will not attack for a few seconds. This gives you the opportunity to attack it without retaliation. When asked for tips, Slayer Masters note that they are inherently passive creatures, who become aggressive upon sensing the slayer's own ill intent.
As with all strykewyrms, the Jungle strykewyrm will only perform its tunnelling attack if the 3x3 square area around the attacking player is free from obstructions. As the jungle area is littered with rocks and trees, players are likely to be able to move into a position where they can attack without fear of such a retaliation. If abilities are used properly, it is rare that they will have a chance to tunnel. This attack is easily dodged by moving out of the area immediately around the player when the strykewyrm begins to tunnel.
Since they attack with melee most of the time, melee armour is suggested for killing them. Using Attack and Strength potions can increase your stay times and make the tasks and kill go faster, eliminating extra damage that may occur from slower kills. There is no need to bring Super defence potions because they drop them quite frequently.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 31,155 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 Nature rune 15 Common 4,320 Death rune 5,10 Common 1,315–2,630 Law rune 10 Common 4,830 Air talisman 1 Rare 138 Body talisman 1 Rare 224 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 1,328 Earth talisman 1 Rare 5,395 Fire talisman 1 Rare 5,254 Mind talisman 1 Rare 199 Nature talisman 1 Rare 424 Water talisman 1 Rare 16,022
NOTE: Almost all herbs are noted; there may be rare cases of unnoted herbs.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy cadantine 1–4 (noted) Common 2,307–9,228 Grimy guam 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 564–2,256 Grimy marrentill 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 125–500 Grimy tarromin 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 44–176 Grimy irit 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 2,548–10,192 Grimy harralander 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 130–520 Grimy dwarf weed 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 9,373–37,492 Grimy avantoe 1–4 (noted) Rare 4,412–17,648 Grimy lantadyme 1–4 (noted) Rare 9,004–36,016 Grimy ranarr 1–4 (noted) Rare 3,126–12,504 Grimy kwuarm 1–4 (noted) Rare 3,511–14,044
NOTE: Most seeds are dropped with nature runes, though there are cases of seeds without nature runes.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Toadflax seed 1 Common 1,351 Limpwurt seed 1 Common 1,603 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 23 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 13 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 7 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,173 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 9 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 233 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 799 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 257 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 13 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 34 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 9 Jangerberry seed 1 Rare 1 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 1,418 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 479 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 431 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 217 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 40,848 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 3,021 Maple seed 1 Rare 37,557 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 38,773
Armour and weaponsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 465 Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 575 Hexcrest 1 Rare 348,245
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 200–7,844 (200 drops with 20 teak logs) Common Not sold Papaya fruit 3–16 (noted) Common 9,963–53,136 Pure essence 40 (noted) Common 600 Lobster 1, 2 Common 237–474 Super defence (1) 1 Common 152 Mithril ore 2 (noted) Uncommon 1,182 Mithril bar 5 (noted) Uncommon 9,410 Teak logs 20 (noted) Uncommon 11,840 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit Sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Court Summons 1 Very 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 1,255 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,751 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,546 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,843 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,996 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,167 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,502 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,984 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,452 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,131 Rune javelin 5 Rare 840 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,280 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,356 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,419 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,478 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,529,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 21,988 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,603 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,247 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,600 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,600 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 107,406 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,022 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 134,875–188,825 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 131,350–183,890 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 973 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 424 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 15,000–22,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,280–23,040 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,780 Law rune 45 Rare 21,735 Death rune 50 Rare 13,150 Blood rune 50 Rare 19,900 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 51,375–102,750 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 327,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 96,900–116,280 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 294,000–490,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,067,000 Rune bar 1 Common 13,906 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 695,300 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 140,630–180,810 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 150,900–176,050 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 133,536–283,764 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,539 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 36,153 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,519 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 414,126–966,294 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,137,860 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 171,900–210,100 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
- Jungle strykewyrms, along with the rest of the strykewyrms, were the first monsters in RuneScape that made use of particle effects.
- The release of strykewyrms was hinted at by the Chaos Elemental in the Postbag a few weeks earlier and by the Twitter Clue "Three strykes and they're out" which is a pun on the baseball term Three strikes and you're out!. The Twitter Clue was also posted on Facebook.