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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 dust1Always584

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 rune3Common132
Death runeDeath rune2Common690
Earth runeEarth rune4Uncommon40
Blood runeBlood rune1–2Uncommon511–1,022

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon117
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon6
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon82
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon829
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon9
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1–2Uncommon20–40
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon13
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon316
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon18
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,442
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon12
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon125
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare112
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare372
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore2Rare258
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,700
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare525
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Rare656
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare12,716
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare9,579
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Very rare434
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Very rare887

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common173
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,293
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon335
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon82
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare1,942
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,633
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare3,946
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,494
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare6,466
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare6,088

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 5Coins15CommonNot sold
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Uncommon90
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1UncommonNot sold
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Rare2,963
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common786
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,355
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,272
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,915
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,158
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,022
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,726
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,670–699,930
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,392
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,205
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,303,200–1,592,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,385
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare575,775–959,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,127
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,055
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,165–28,085
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,155,060–1,411,740
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon854
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare759,005–957,514
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,595–242,966
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare72,575–101,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,400–36,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon362,700–443,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,800–383,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon243,720–297,880
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,655
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare374,895–458,205
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare948,870–1,159,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,648
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,720–781,880
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon437,130–534,270
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon323,730–395,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon146,880–179,520
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,700–146,300
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,106–153,264
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon178,024–203,456
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon594,208
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,468,690
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,650–119,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,165–40,535
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,890–728,310
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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