- "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|
|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 782
- 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 123 Death rune 2 Common 358 Earth rune 4 Uncommon 56 Blood rune 1–2 Uncommon 336–672
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 95 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 10 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 364 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,211 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 4 Bittercap mushroom spore 1–2 Uncommon 28–56 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 3 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 563 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 1 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,808 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 110 Cactus seed 1 Rare 32 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 3,656 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Rare 972 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 2,068 Spirit weed seed 1 Rare 298 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,444 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 65,475 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 46,058 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 853 Ranarr seed 1 Very rare 1,562
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy marrentill 1 Common 81 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,620 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 34 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 870 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 180 Grimy irit 1 Rare 2,786 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,083 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,837 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,845 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 12,715 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 10,895
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15 Common Not sold Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 173 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Uncommon Not sold Earth talisman 1 Rare 3,372 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 1,393 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,879 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,756 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,064 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,914 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,316 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,016 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,596 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,377 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,071 Rune javelin 5 Rare 855 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,100 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,390 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,457 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,554 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 818,850 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,467 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,038 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,600 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,289 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 21,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,274,400 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,624,400 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,659,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,033,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,335 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,539 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 84,300–118,020 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,925–116,095 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 1,016 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 329 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,000–270,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,120–24,480 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,240 Law rune 45 Rare 13,185 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 8,950–21,659 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,800 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,000–392,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 383,000–766,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 90,150–300,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 34,050–1,702,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 354,300–1,889,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,185,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,356,000–23,492,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,516–2,177,400 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 123,123 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 126,025–1,260,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 155,220–620,880 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 79,030–790,300 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 179,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,204 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 63,896–3,194,800 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 164,269–1,149,883 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,053,740 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,537 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 24,266–752,246 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,214 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 25,050–10,020,000 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 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.