- "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||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 883
- 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 129 Death rune 2 Common 400 Earth rune 4 Uncommon 80 Blood rune 1–2 Uncommon 320–640
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 79 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 10 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 223 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,045 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 16 Bittercap mushroom spore 1–2 Uncommon 16–32 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 358 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 11 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 3,120 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 255 Cactus seed 1 Rare 20 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 2,117 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Rare 1,668 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 2,736 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 368 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,083 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 41,230 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 32,630 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 897 Ranarr seed 1 Very rare 1,591
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy marrentill 1 Common 121 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,709 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 38 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 724 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 145 Grimy irit 1 Rare 2,478 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 3,838 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,105 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,895 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 9,060 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 8,835
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15 Common Not sold Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 260 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Uncommon Not sold Earth talisman 1 Rare 2,639 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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,462 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,688 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,645 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,016 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,099 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 37,800 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,025 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,432 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,507 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,225 Rune javelin 5 Rare 860 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,550 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,378 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,657 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 825,350 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,290 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,877 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,007 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,087 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,254,300 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,597,600 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,561 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 12,015 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 65,975–92,365 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 66,125–92,575 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 960 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 380 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,500–285,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,620–22,480 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,660 Law rune 45 Rare 14,130 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,000–24,200 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,625–405,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 472,000–944,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 106,800–356,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 41,250–2,062,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 290,100–1,547,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,166,300 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,367,000–23,569,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,842–742,100 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 126,225–1,262,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 130,410–521,640 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 84,920–849,200 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,208 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 67,095–3,354,750 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 136,796–957,572 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,370,730 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,486 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,350–8,140,000 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 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 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.