|Release date||24 April 2006 (Update)|
|High alch||600 coins|
|Low alch||400 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||14,342 coins (info)|
|Examine||A word in your shell-like.|
Tortoise shells are dropped by Tortoises and Warped tortoises. They can also be received by completing daily challenges. Both monsters can drop up to three shells at a time per kill. They can be sold to Barlak in Dorgesh-Kaan for 250 coins but sell for much higher on the Grand Exchange. They are also used to make War tortoise pouches for Summoning thus making them highly valuable—war tortoise familiars are common familiars for high-level players to use, due to their ability to store 18 items and the fact that summoning them only requires 67 Summoning.
Collecting shells can be a reasonable way of making money, when combined with the other valuable drops from Tortoises or Warped tortoises.
- The tortoise shell was released a while before Summoning, and it had no use at that time.