|Release date||6 December 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Assigned by||Turael or Spria|
|Examine text||It's an extremely dangerous looking scorpion.|
Level 61 Scorpions are found on Ape Atoll. They will attack and poison you if you are in human form. The poison damage starts at 68, and is inflicted in one of 2 ways, when you attack it with melee (even if you kill it in one hit), or when it attacks you (whether it does damage or not). These tiny critters can hit very hard for their level, up to 156 life points. Players with mid-level defence and hitpoints should try to avoid these. Higher levels can choose to either activate Protect from Melee (this won't stop the poison), or they can just fight back, as these scorpions have a very low defence level, and can easily be killed in a single hit.
These scorpions give 15 slayer experience per kill if assigned as a task - This is not recommended however as level 14 scorpions give more experience and are far less hazardous.
These scorpions used to be fairly low-level, but they were updated in early February 2012, as noted in the Patch Notes for that week.