|Release date||12 December 2002 (Update)|
|XP per kill||65.1 (and 21.5 experience)|
|Examine text||A crazy evil druid.|
Salarin the Twisted is an evil druid in Yanille's Agility dungeon. He can be found at the end of the dungeon, in an area that requires level 67 Agility to enter (64 with an agility potion or 62 with a summer pie). He and the Magpie impling are currently the only NPCs able to drop the Sinister key. This key opens the Sinister chest that contains nine herbs: 2 Harralander, 3 Ranarr, 1 Irit, 1 Kwuarm, 1 Avantoe, and 1 Torstol. Salarin is a target for many players because of this drop. Players should keep in mind that the Sinister key is an uncommon drop.
Salarin can only be harmed by Strike spells or spells higher level than strike spells, including special spells like Polypore Strike. Lower-level spells, melee, and ranged cannot harm him. (Before the Evolution of Combat, Salarin could only be injured by the four elemental strike spells that used mind runes - Wind Strike, Water Strike, Earth Strike, and Fire Strike - and by Magic Dart, Wind Rush, and Polypore Strike spell. Although it hit higher, magic dart wasn't as consistent as the strike spells. It is not known whether the ability of higher level elemental spells to damage Salarin is an oversight by Jagex or is intentional because not even the strike spells use mind runes now.)
Salarin's targeting information indicated that he is vulnerable to Crush melee weapons. This is, however, incorrect, as all melee attacks, including with crush weapons, cannot do any damage to him.
Food, or a healing familiar such as the Bunyip, are useful during long trips. High-level players can easily kill Salarin (and the nearby Chaos druids multiple times with little or no need for food. One effective tactic is to use Void knight gear and a Polypore Staff, which often kills Salarin in one strike. If also killing the chaos druids, bringing an arrow-firing ranged weapon will also kill them quickly, too.
There is a point in the corridor where the player can attack Salarin and he will try to retreat rather than attack. This is useful for low level players who are not confident about taking on a level 120 at close quarters.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 91
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 332 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 56 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 157 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 463 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,187 Grimy irit 1 Common 1,721 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,940 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,148 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,015 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 7,886 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 9,330
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 12 Common 132 Fire rune 36 Rare 432 Law rune 2 Uncommon 380 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 348
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bronze longsword 1 Uncommon 56 Black dagger 1 Rare 132 Mithril bolts 2–12 Rare 80–480 Rune javelin 1 Very rare 243
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Iron helm 1 Rare 11
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Vial of water 1 Common 16 White berries 1 Uncommon 987 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 311
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 3–24 Common Not sold Super defence (1) 1 Common 39 Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 208 Sinister key 1 Uncommon 19,901
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster drops items from the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances if equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250; 381; 450; 3,000; 9,000; 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,082 Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,903 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,112 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,034 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 11,742 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,052 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 12,885 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,585 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,976 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,215 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,933 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,988 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,917 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 848,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,727 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,404 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,284 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,501 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,305,000 Rune arrow 150–200; 500 Rare 29,850–199 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,680,000 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,587,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,723,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 92,454 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 5,311 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 19,025–26,635 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 47,950–67,130 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 177 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 193 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 34,000–1,020,000 Nature rune 47–77 Rare 5,452–8,932 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,480 Law rune 45 Rare 8,550 Death rune 50; 121 Rare 167 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,900 Raw swordfish 125 – 250; 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 36,000–288 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 257,000–514,000 Big bones 150 – 500 (noted) Uncommon 67,350–224,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 38,250–1,912,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 214,650–1,144,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,056,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 2,876,000–20,132,000 Rune bar 1,50,150 (noted) Rare 13,069–1,960,350 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 75,900 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 88,175–881,750 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 106,230–424,920 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 94,140–941,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 64,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,859 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 60,155–3,007,750 Magic seed 1–6 Rare 164,810–988,860 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,058,660 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,127 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 50,268–1,558,308 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,000 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 53,600–10,720,000
- Before the release of the Farming skill, killing Salarin for the Sinister key was the only way to obtain Torstol.
- At one time, the grave markers in the area afforded one a safe spot to mage Salarin from. This no longer works.
- At one time, strike spells always hit their maximum on him. This is no longer true.