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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 dust Vampyre dust 1 1 Always 1,082

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

89–90%

4–5%

2%

3–4%

0.3–0.6%

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).


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 2 Common 129
Death rune Death rune 2 2 Common 534
Earth rune Earth rune 4 3 Uncommon 72
Blood rune Blood rune 1–2 3 Uncommon 365–730

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 59
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 12
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 235
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,557
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 20
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1–2 3 Uncommon 12–24
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 399
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 14
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,494
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 302
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 4 Rare 35
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,978
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore 2 4 Rare 666
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,341
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 465
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 4 Rare 284
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 44,606
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 40,551
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 5 Very rare 800
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 5 Very rare 1,340

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 152
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,399
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 44
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 3 Uncommon 639
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 148
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 4 Rare 2,581
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 3,460
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 4 Rare 4,565
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 2,417
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 5 Very rare 9,348
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 5 Very rare 9,329

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 5 Coins 15 2 Common Not sold
Black hatchet Black hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 281
Clue scroll Clue scroll (medium) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1 4 Rare 5,356
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350;3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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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