- "Vampire" redirects here. For the former difference between vampires and vampyres, see here.
|Release date||14 October 2004 (Update)|
|Combat level||61 (89 GWD)|
|XP per kill||160, 200, 240|
|Always drops||Vampyre dust|
|Slayer XP||32.5, 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 aggressive, 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 967
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 6,500 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 Chaos rune 3 Common 135 Death rune 2 Common 442 Earth rune 4 Uncommon 64 Blood rune 1–2 Uncommon 445–890
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 66 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 11 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 199 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,494 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 31 Bittercap mushroom spore 1–2 Uncommon 13–26 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 10 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 367 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 18 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,004 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 6 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 220 Cactus seed 1 Rare 37 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 2,679 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Rare 324 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 1,865 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 438 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 133 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 39,689 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 32,446 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 782 Ranarr seed 1 Very rare 1,208
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy marrentill 1 Common 97 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,415 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 39 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 495 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 138 Grimy irit 1 Rare 2,949 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 3,849 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,613 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,416 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 8,940 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 8,867
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15 Common Not sold Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 198 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Uncommon Not sold Earth talisman 1 Rare 5,643 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold 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 is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,351 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,851 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,425 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,795 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 31,319 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 37,787 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,659 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,385 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,406 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,259 Rune javelin 5 Rare 885 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,247 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,262 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,181 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,495,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,386 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,745 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,792 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,003 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,268,550 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 112,856 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,590 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 141,075–197,505 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 136,500–191,100 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 809 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 514 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 16,000–24,000 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,460–23,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,020 Law rune 45 Rare 17,280 Death rune 50 Rare 11,050 Blood rune 50 Rare 22,250 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 56,000–112,000 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 345,750 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 84,600–101,520 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 137,500–175,000 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 274,800–458,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,054,700 Rune bar 1 Common 13,993 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 699,650 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 149,940–192,780 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 156,060–182,070 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 127,296–270,504 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,413 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 28,297 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,595 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 414,150–966,350 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,175,980 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 166,950–204,050 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
- 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.