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|
|Always drops||Vampyre dust|
|Examine text||It looks really hungry! / Where did that come from?|
|Slayer XP||40, 50, 60|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Vannaka|
Vampyres are dangerous creatures found in the Haunted Woods east of Canifis and near the Abandoned Mine. They used to be aggresive, but no longer attack just 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 1,001
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 140
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Chaos rune 3 Common 126 Death rune 2 Common 206 Earth rune 4 Uncommon 44 Blood rune 1–2 Uncommon 221–442
- 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 109 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 220 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 4 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 789 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 25 Bittercap mushroom spore 1–2 Uncommon 18–36 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 49 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 544 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 8 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,967 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 16 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 239 Cactus seed 1 Rare 24 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 3,215 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Rare 888 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 2,886 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 842 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 256 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 58,397 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 43,601 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 2,957 Ranarr seed 1 Very rare 807
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy marrentill 1 Common 61 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,014 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 51 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 579 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 200 Grimy irit 1 Rare 2,744 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,787 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,676 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 3,168 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 11,565 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 9,899
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15 Common Not sold Clue scroll (medium) 1 Uncommon Not sold Earth talisman 1 Rare 700 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,742 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,309 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,766 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,597 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 25,076 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,698 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,388 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,294 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,873 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,126 Rune javelin 5 Rare 900 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,080 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,622 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,366 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,089 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 843,650 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,467 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,123 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,362 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,194 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,269,900 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,400 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 4,119,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,392,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,088 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,019 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 17,500–24,500 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 81,850–114,590 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 96 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 138 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,000–300,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,700–22,800 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,560 Law rune 45 Rare 16,110 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,150–12,463 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 38,625–309,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 460,000–920,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 81,000–270,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,600–1,230,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 467,850–2,495,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,030,300 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,934,000–27,538,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 12,974–1,946,100 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,320 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 115,775–1,157,750 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 137,550–550,200 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 58,820–588,200 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 48,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,658 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 71,601–3,580,050 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 151,721–1,062,047 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,487,310 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,546 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,755–612,405 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,012 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,500–9,700,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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.