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Not to be confused with Perfect shell.
Tortoise shell
Tortoise shell
Release date 24 April 2006 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 1,000 coins
High alch 600 coins
Low alch 400 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 13,773 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine A word in your shell-like.
Weight 6.803 kg
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Tortoise shell detail

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.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Warped tortoise721–3Uncommon


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.1
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?98.9%
Total materials received ?1
Possible materials
Simple parts Simple parts
Variable components Variable components


  • The tortoise shell was released a while before Summoning, and it had no use at that time.

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