This article is about the specific type of attackable monster. For general information about the race, see Vampyre (race).
- "Vampire" redirects here. For the former difference between vampires and vampyres, see here.
|Release date||14 October 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||160, 200, 240|
|Slayer XP||40, 50, 60|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Vannaka|
|Always drops||Vampyre dust|
|Examine text||It looks really hungry! (level 61 and 77) / Where did that come from? (level 72)|
Vampyres are dangerous creatures found in the Haunted Woods east of Canifis and near the Abandoned Mine. They are aggressive, and will attack anyone. They appear to be a weaker, more animalistic creature than the other vampyres, and can be harmed by all weapons.
They will occasionally bite players' necks, which can sometimes drain combat stats and non-combat stats and will cause the vampyre to recover a small amount of life points. Unlike other types of Vampyre that are vulnerable only to silver weapons, such as Vyrewatch, these vampyres are vulnerable to all attacks.
Hunting and rewardsEdit
Vampyres are usually hunted for the slayer skill. The main reason to hunt vampyres is their relatively high life points and consistently aggressive nature, which ensures good experience per hour, since a player will rarely run out of vampyres to fight. However, the player must have a sufficient defence level, protection prayer and/or healing items to avoid dying. A holy symbol greatly helps when fighting vampyres, as it weakens the vampyres' accuracy and damage.
Vampyres offer mediocre to decent value drops, depending on the price of vampyre dust. Before the discovery of Summoning, vampyre dust had no use and most players refused to collect it. The few who did allegedly made some money in the early days of Summoning, when players levelling up the skill would buy the dust at high prices. The level 72 vampyres are also known to drop clue scrolls very often, a clue scroll is almost guaranteed if you spend at least 15 minutes fighting vampyres.
A good spot to kill vampyres is the south-east corner of the woods, just outside the wall gate of Port Phasmatys. Using a cannon in this area would be useful because there are many safe spots, which include the huge mushrooms and trees, where player may hide and not receive damage.
Some vampyres spawn when a player nears any of the non-attackable spiders in the Haunted Woods. Players can take advantage of this to cause numerous vampyres to spawn.
Players hunting vampyres for Slayer tasks may wish to hunt the vampyres at the Abandoned Mine, due to the presence of leeches in the Haunted Woods which can be frustrating to deal with when trying to finish a task quickly.
Characteristics and historyEdit
Vampyres are savage beasts closely related to other members of the vampyre race, but they are considerably less intelligent, and have much less control over their powers. They are driven by their hunger and a kind of primal rage, unlike the other vampyric beings. These Vampyres can be harmed with any weapon. It is not known why they differ so much from the other vampyres.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Vampyre dust 1 Always 592
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 197
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Chaos rune 3 Common 123 Death rune 2 Common 334 Earth rune 4 Uncommon 44 Blood rune 1–2 Uncommon 278–556
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 6,370 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 34 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 8 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 52 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 591 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 10 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 13 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 51 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 434 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 4 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 833 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 32 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 76 Cactus seed 1 Rare 39 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 2,191 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Rare 528 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 1,953 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 314 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 121 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 38,786 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 24,157 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 1,113 Ranarr seed 1 Very rare 871
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy marrentill 1 Common 56 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,187 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 157 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 332 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 463 Grimy irit 1 Rare 1,721 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,183 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 3,940 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,015 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 9,330 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 7,886
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15 Common Not sold Clue scroll (medium) 1 Uncommon Not sold Earth talisman 1 Rare 761 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
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 1,107 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 1,320 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 1,297,050 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 91,765 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 36,250–290 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 256,500–513,000 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 1,056,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 2,824,000–19,768,000 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 1,043,290 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
- Revenant vampyre, the ghost of a slain vampyre during the God Wars who is located in the Forinthry Dungeon.
- After the Vampyres' graphical update, some players mistakenly thought there was a graphical glitch in which the upper arms were attached to the body; this is however, not a glitch - it is clearly a wing appendage under their arms, as they are after all, bat-like creatures.
- Vampyres were graphically updated on 17 August 2011.
- The different levels of vampyre each have different sounds when attacking, but they all have the same sound when attempting to bite you.
- They appear to wear a damaged version of a Vampyre Juvinate's outfit.
- Vampyres used to be called vampires, but this was changed on 31 August 2011 in a hidden update for an unknown reason. Not even Mod Ana (Developer of The Branches of Darkmeyer) knows why.