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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.
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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.

LocationsEdit


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.[1] These Vampyres can be harmed with any weapon. It is not known why they differ so much from the other vampyres.

Vampyres reside outside the settlements in Morytania, likely cast out by the more intelligent beings in the area. Most of them can be found in the Haunted Woods and near the Abandoned Mine.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Vampyre dustVampyre dust1Always471

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
89–90%4–5%2%3–4%0.3–0.6%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 6,620 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos runeChaos rune3Common147
Death runeDeath rune2Common668
Earth runeEarth rune4Uncommon56
Blood runeBlood rune1–2Uncommon484–968

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon120
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon7
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon95
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon1,054
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon5
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1–2Uncommon14–28
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon12
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon467
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon5
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon495
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon8
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon116
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare66
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare1,092
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore2Rare90
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare2,060
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare364
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Rare306
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare23,014
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare16,712
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Very rare453
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Very rare1,034

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common178
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,168
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon26
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon397
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon115
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare2,721
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,238
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare5,501
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,527
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare8,555
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare7,765

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 5Coins15CommonNot sold
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Uncommon86
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1UncommonNot sold
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Rare4,765
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,177
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,041
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,137
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,494–302,170
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,028
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,751
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,934–766,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,856
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,509
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,387,620–1,695,980
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,103
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,991
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,120,095–1,369,005
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon70,436
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon946,725–1,194,330
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon309,725–390,730
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,700–146,580
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon585
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon300
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon45,900–56,100
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,675–308,825
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon36,960–41,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon389,880–476,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,400–326,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,160–24,640
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common42,990
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare386,910–472,890
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,740–1,164,460
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,639
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,585–781,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon638,640–780,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon409,320–500,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,890–288,310
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,155–228,745
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon233,968–267,392
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon322,196–368,224
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon562,792
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,339,110
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,005–15,895
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,800–123,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,400–247,500
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,830–53,570
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon656,640–802,560
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

See alsoEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noted in postbag 19, since removed. Recited in full here.
    Forum post by Mod Ana stating that this lore is still relevent.

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