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Tortoise shell
Tortoise shell
Release date 24 April 2006 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 600 coins
Low alch 400 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 14,147 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine A word in your shell-like.
Weight 6.8 kg
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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.

Sometimes Tortoises and Warped tortoises can also drop perfect shells, a rarer counterpart to the Tortoise shells. Like the regular version of the shells, a player may receive up to the 3 of these shells. Although they are untradeable and cannot be used to make a War tortoise pouch, each shell can be exchanged for 600 coins and 500 Crafting experience from Barlak in Dorgesh-Kaan.

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Warped tortoise721–3Uncommon


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

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