"Orc" redirects here. For the historical orc, see Orc (historical).
This article is about the monster. For the NPCs that appear in the Fairy Tale quest series, see Ork (NPC).
|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Examine text||Ugly, fierce, and with a bad attitude.|
Orks are stocky, green-skinned humanoids and some of the most prominent soldiers in Bandos' former armies. They have large tusks protruding from their jaws, and prefer to use large axes or maces in battle.
Orks can be found in the God Wars Dungeon, in the army of Bandos. These Orks are notable as the most reliable soldiers in the army of Bandos, as they can hit up to 150 life points. Players should also beware that if they kill an Ork, all nearby Orks and other bandos followers will become aggressive to the player. Also, if players have dealt damage to an ork which is eventually slain by other monsters, the orks around would still become aggressive. The strength of the ancient Orks is unusual, but all the recently-thawed combatants in the dungeon are stronger than their modern versions. It is unknown if they truly worship Bandos as their patron god, were forced into service like the goblins, or simply fight out of entertainment rather than loyalty or necessity.
Orks were in the beta of RuneScape 2 before it was released. There existed one ork (spelled "Orc") in the Tree Gnome Village Maze, but it was removed in January 2005 with the Creature of Fenkenstrain update.
Undead versions of the Orks, known as Revenant orks, can be found in the Forinthry Dungeon. They are the ghosts of Orks that were slain in the God Wars. They are much more powerful than their combat level suggests, able to hit hard and perform surprising tricks (see the article for more information).
An Ork can also be found in the Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza as a target of levitation spells. This suggests they are not yet extinct. Also, it is said that the people who count up the Poll Results on the RuneScape Website are called Poll Orks.
Despite their high combat level, orks only drop lower level combat metals such as bronze, iron, and occasionally steel. However, they do drop level 1 & 3 clue scrolls.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 85
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bronze dagger 1 Unknown 66 Bronze 2h sword 1 Unknown 59 Bronze halberd 1 Unknown 858 Bronze scimitar 1 Unknown 198 Iron sword 1 Unknown 17 Iron 2h sword 1 Unknown 56 Bronze battleaxe 1 Unknown 55 Iron dart 2 Unknown 8 Steel dagger 1 Unknown 23
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bronze full helm 1 Unknown 67 Bronze platelegs 1 Unknown 53 Bronze helm 1 Unknown 29 Iron chainbody 1 Unknown 59 Steel helm 1 Unknown 76
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Unknown 555 Grimy marrentill 1 Unknown 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Unknown 253 Grimy harralander 1 Unknown 675 Grimy ranarr 1 Unknown 2,248 Grimy irit 1 Unknown 1,730 Grimy avantoe 1 Unknown 4,054 Grimy kwuarm 1 Unknown 2,507 Grimy cadantine 1 Unknown 2,516 Grimy lantadyme 1 Unknown 8,156 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Unknown 8,089
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Knife 1 Unknown 53 Whiteberry seed Unknown Unknown 28 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Very rare Not sold Frozen key piece (bandos) 1 Varies Not sold
- The Ork first dropped Level 3 clue scrolls, but this was changed to level 1 clues for some reason, however, it has since been changed back. This could have been because semi AFK is commonly used on these monsters thus allowing someone to obtain a level 3 clue scroll with little or no effort.
- Although Orks have been graphically updated, the game guide still shows the old image before it is removed.