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Vyre corpse
Vyre corpse 3
Release date 22 April 2008 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item Legacy of Seergaze
Tradeable No
Equipable No
Stackable Yes
Value 3 coins
High alch 1 coin
Low alch 1 coin
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Examine A Vyrewatch corpse. Just a husk, really.
Weight 0 kg
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Vyre corpse detail

A Vyre corpse is the body of a slain Vyrewatch, Vyrelord, or Vyrelady. These monsters can only be killed with blisterwood weapons or the Ivandis flail. The player character notes that the corpse feels and weighs like wood. Vyre corpses stack in both the inventory and bank so players will find they can stay longer while killing them as their inventory does not fill up with individual corpses.

Columbarium CremationEdit

During and after the Legacy of Seergaze quest, Vyre corpses can be cremated with teak or better pyre logs in the Columbarium below the Paterdomus. One corpse must be cremated during the Legacy of Seergaze quest. When a corpse is cremated, a Spectral vyrewatch will rise from the pyre, and the player will receive 79 prayer experience (+50% if wearing Morytania legs 4) and firemaking experience based on what type of pyre log was used. Wearing a Ring of fire or Flame gloves does affect firemaking experience. The higher the logs used, the higher the xp returned; higher logs do not increase chances of obtaining higher rewards.

Pyre Logs for Columbarium Cremation
Log type Level Required G.E. cost of normal log Doses of sacred oil G.E. cost of pyre logs Making pyre log XP Burning XP Cost/XP
Teak logs Teak logs (pyre) 40 203 3 (5,999) 8,643 14 120 72.03
Arctic pine logs Arctic pine logs (pyre) 47 30 3 6,449 14 158 40.82
Maple logs Maple logs (pyre) 50 24 3 7,028 14 175 40.16
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs (pyre) 55 767 3 6,339 14 210 30.19
Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs (pyre) 63 608 4 (7,978) 6,041 16 216.5 27.9
Yew logs Yew logs (pyre) 63 240 4 8,667 16 225 38.52
Magic logs Magic logs (pyre) 80 875 4 9,655 16 404.5 23.87
Elder logs Elder logs (pyre) 95 4,041 4 11,533 16 450 25.63

Cremating vyre corpses after the quest allows the player to acquire Columbarium keys which unlock wooden alcoves in the Columbarium. These alcoves contain rewards, including some that are otherwise only obtainable through Treasure Trails.

The spectral vyrewatch does not attack you, it merely appears briefly then leaves, dropping a key on the pedestal near the cremation table.

A vyre corpse is cremated by first placing the pyre log on one of the pyre platforms, then placing a corpse on the log, and finally using a tinderbox to light the pyre. Only one corpse can be prepared for cremation at a time. A player who starts preparing one cremation (even if just placing the pyre logs) and then attempts to prepare a second is told that only one cremation may be 'administered' at a time. However, a new cremation can be set up as soon as the previous one is lit, even before the spectral vyrewatch appears. A quick way to cremate several corpses is thus:

  1. Stand in the crux between two funeral pyres.
  2. Prepare one funeral pyre by clicking on it twice (to add logs and a corpse onto the funeral pyre).
  3. Click once more to light the prepared funeral pyre.
  4. As soon as the prepared funeral pyre is lit (the second that you can see the spectral vyrewatch begin to leave the corpse), prepare and light the adjacent funeral pyre.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all corpses are cremated.
  6. Collect the columbarium keys off both pedestals.

By the time the player begins to light the second funeral pyre, the first funeral pyre will have run its course and will have spawned a columbarium key on the pedestal relative to it. This method can as much as double the speed with which the player cremates corpses.

While not collecting the columbarium keys until you've cremated a full load of corpses can be most expedient, a key will despawn after 3 minutes if not picked up (though not all keys in a stack will despawn after 3 minutes; only ones which have been there more then 3 minutes). So waiting to collect the keys may not be a good idea if using a beast of burden to bring extra pyre logs or if not on a stable connection (i.e. having a tendency to lag or suffer sudden disconnects).

A good way to not lose any keys and still cremate at a decent speed with a War tortoise beast of burden is to light all logs in your inventory, withdraw your burden once, use up all but one log then pick up the keys and continue until no logs are left. With this method you do about half at a time and can collect all keys without them despawning on you. If using a War tortoise and you try to do them all without picking up the keys, you will lose 4-5 keys.

Note: Though some people say wearing a ring of wealth helps with the rewards, there is no mention of the ring shining in the chatbox.

In addition to the rewards that can be obtained via the Columbarium keys, for every 50 vyre corpses that are cremated the player becomes more 'experienced' with the Ivandis flail, Blisterwood staff, Blisterwood polearm and Blisterwood stake. The Ivandis flail receives an invisible Attack, Strength, Defence bonus and the Blisterwood weapons receive Damage bonus against Vyrewatch. After cremating 500 corpses, the player receives the maximum possible boost for the flail, with +50 to Attack, Strength, and Defence; and the maximum possible boost for the Blisterwood weapons, with +100 to Damage. Achieving the maximum boosts for the Ivandis Flail and the Blisterwood weapons is a requirement for trimming the Completionist Cape.

You can check your progress at the southern end of the columbarium, by searching the lectern. It reveals that there is a list of names, subsequently, the amount of corpses that a player has cremated is the same as the amount of names crossed off the list. It should be noted there is no limit to how many corpses you can burn but only the first 500 give bonuses to your vampyre harming weapons.

You can also check more easily by right clicking the flail and selecting "check." It will tell you the exact number of corpses you have cremated.

Columbarium key rewardsEdit


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 7,713 kills.
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Note: charms are a second reward, obtained with other items

God armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Guthix full helmGuthix full helm1Rare99,223
Guthix kiteshieldGuthix kiteshield1Rare39,934
Guthix platebodyGuthix platebody1Rare110,017
Guthix plateskirtGuthix plateskirt1Rare37,415
Guthix platelegsGuthix platelegs1Rare56,878
Saradomin full helmSaradomin full helm1Rare576,096
Saradomin kiteshieldSaradomin kiteshield1Rare113,023
Saradomin platebodySaradomin platebody1Rare827,138
Saradomin plateskirtSaradomin plateskirt1Rare36,926
Saradomin platelegsSaradomin platelegs1Rare236,452
Zamorak full helmZamorak full helm1Rare319,145
Zamorak kiteshieldZamorak kiteshield1Rare66,962
Zamorak platebodyZamorak platebody1Rare379,008
Zamorak plateskirtZamorak plateskirt1Rare37,223
Zamorak platelegsZamorak platelegs1Rare113,039
Armadyl full helmArmadyl full helm1Rare34,382
Armadyl kiteshieldArmadyl kiteshield1Rare31,485
Armadyl platebodyArmadyl platebody1Rare40,250
Armadyl plateskirtArmadyl plateskirt1Rare36,706
Armadyl platelegsArmadyl platelegs1Rare43,739
Bandos full helmBandos full helm1Rare23,398
Bandos kiteshieldBandos kiteshield1Rare31,289
Bandos platebodyBandos platebody1Rare39,129
Bandos plateskirtBandos plateskirt1Rare37,009
Bandos platelegsBandos platelegs1Rare40,359
Ancient full helmAncient full helm1Rare33,473
Ancient kiteshieldAncient kiteshield1Rare32,354
Ancient platebodyAncient platebody1Rare88,505
Ancient plateskirtAncient plateskirt1Rare36,863
Ancient platelegsAncient platelegs1Rare41,330

God pagesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Saradomin page 1Saradomin page 11Rare42,375
Saradomin page 2Saradomin page 21Rare27,610
Saradomin page 3Saradomin page 31Rare21,650
Saradomin page 4Saradomin page 41Rare31,525
Guthix page 1Guthix page 11Rare32,969
Guthix page 2Guthix page 21Rare25,269
Guthix page 3Guthix page 31Rare23,384
Guthix page 4Guthix page 41Rare25,284
Zamorak page 1Zamorak page 11Rare235,532
Zamorak page 2Zamorak page 21Rare144,496
Zamorak page 3Zamorak page 31Rare136,244
Zamorak page 4Zamorak page 41Rare165,890
Armadyl page 1Armadyl page 11Rare22,786
Armadyl page 2Armadyl page 21Rare20,881
Armadyl page 3Armadyl page 31Rare19,996
Armadyl page 4Armadyl page 41Rare20,197
Bandos page 1Bandos page 11Rare19,855
Bandos page 2Bandos page 21Rare14,097
Bandos page 3Bandos page 31Rare8,925
Bandos page 4Bandos page 41Rare18,335
Ancient page 1Ancient page 11Rare28,841
Ancient page 2Ancient page 21Rare29,732
Ancient page 3Ancient page 31Rare24,917
Ancient page 4Ancient page 41Rare24,931

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Common108
Rune daggerRune dagger1Common4,179
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin12–28Common780–1,820
Rune javelinRune javelin6–12Common1,098–2,196
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow81Common810
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow62–122Common806–1,586
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow16–29Common800–1,450
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Common1,509
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,147
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow6–11Uncommon906–1,661
Black dragonhide setBlack dragonhide set1Uncommon13,714
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,712
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,434
Rune spearRune spear1Rare11,084
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,857
Black full helm (t)Black full helm (t)1Rare59,629
Black platelegs (t)Black platelegs (t)1Rare41,954
Black plateskirt (t)Black plateskirt (t)1Rare1,842
Black kiteshield (t)Black kiteshield (t)1Rare49,911
Black platebody (t)Black platebody (t)1Rare74,061
Black full helm (g)Black full helm (g)1Rare278,270
Black platelegs (g)Black platelegs (g)1Rare273,067
Black plateskirt (g)Black plateskirt (g)1Rare7,776
Black kiteshield (g)Black kiteshield (g)1Rare140,369
Black platebody (g)Black platebody (g)1Rare327,104
Adamant full helm (t)Adamant full helm (t)1Rare118,424
Adamant platelegs (t)Adamant platelegs (t)1Rare26,610
Adamant plateskirt (t)Adamant plateskirt (t)1Rare4,003
Adamant kiteshield (t)Adamant kiteshield (t)1Rare48,632
Adamant platebody (t)Adamant platebody (t)1Rare165,460
Adamant full helm (g)Adamant full helm (g)1Rare373,670
Adamant platelegs (g)Adamant platelegs (g)1Rare146,729
Adamant plateskirt (g)Adamant plateskirt (g)1Rare4,313
Adamant kiteshield (g)Adamant kiteshield (g)1Rare134,176
Adamant platebody (g)Adamant platebody (g)1Rare503,404
Rune full helm (t)Rune full helm (t)1Rare25,350
Rune platelegs (t)Rune platelegs (t)1Rare38,636
Rune plateskirt (t)Rune plateskirt (t)1Rare37,100
Rune kiteshield (t)Rune kiteshield (t)1Rare32,931
Rune platebody (t)Rune platebody (t)1Rare39,294
Rune full helm (g)Rune full helm (g)1Rare96,966
Rune platelegs (g)Rune platelegs (g)1Rare86,829
Rune plateskirt (g)Rune plateskirt (g)1Rare37,765
Rune kiteshield (g)Rune kiteshield (g)1Rare46,314
Rune platebody (g)Rune platebody (g)1Rare159,547


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth rune62–123Common868–1,722
Chaos runeChaos rune7–19Common385–1,045
Death runeDeath rune8–15Common2,336–4,380
Blood runeBlood rune7–13Common2,688–4,992
Nature runeNature rune8–15Common2,272–4,260
Law runeLaw rune7–13Common1,827–3,393


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–3Common119–357
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,557
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax1Common5,748
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common2,319
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Common4,576
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common6,143
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1Uncommon4,074
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common6,130
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Common6,520
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Common6,817
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1Uncommon5,329


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common596
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Common199
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Common112
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,562
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon435
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon8,923


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins875–1,725UncommonNot sold
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,337
Gold barGold bar7–13 (noted)Common623–1,157
Rune barRune bar1Uncommon13,983
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon490
Blood talismanBlood talisman[1]1Common1,024
  1. ^ One will always be obtained during the quest

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common896
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,500
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,531
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,503
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare202,635–247,665
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,621
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,918
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,164
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare592,380–724,020
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,859
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,857
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,293,120–1,580,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,091
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,365–952,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,308
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,075
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,820–1,374,780
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon888
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare829,725–1,046,730
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare233,415–294,462
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare85,600–119,840
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon27,675–33,825
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275–247,225
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,230–33,300
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon353,880–432,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,600–399,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon240,660–294,140
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,635
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare419,715–512,985
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare906,930–1,108,470
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,949
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,235–769,065
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon479,610–586,190
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon366,660–448,140
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,230–203,170
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon129,915–158,785
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon100,114–114,416
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon124,922–142,768
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon408,852
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,472,320
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,885–8,415
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,000–99,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,320–19,680
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare162,000–198,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,230–38,170
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare597,240–729,960
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


  • As of the Temple Trek update on 17 August 2011, Vyrewatch drop up to 17 different corpses with each one having their own stack in a bank. The dropped corpse does not depend on the level of the Vyrewatch killed. Despite this, all of the Vyrewatch in the Temple Trekking and Burgh de Rott Ramble activities drop the same type of corpse, distinct from the types dropped in Burgh de Rott and Meiyerditch. The type of corpse did not affect the rewards for cremation as they all gave identical Columbarium keys which stacked in a single pile when banked.
    • This was changed in an update on 17 June 2013, which made it so each variant of Vyre corpse would change to a single corpse type when picked up (rather than the previous 17) so they stack in a single pile in the bank. Any other corpse variants stored in the bank before the update would also change to the single type when dropped and picked up again.
    • However, in some rare cases, a second type of vyre corpse can exist. It is not known if these corpses can be obtained, or were only created during the update. In any case, removing them from the bank and putting it back in will not change the corpse to the normal kind.
  • The reference to the Vyre corpse weighing the same as wood is likely a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in which witches, being burned at the stake, were reasoned by Sir Bedivere to be thusly made of wood. Furthermore, in the same sketch, the sole purpose of witches was said to be for burning, and the sole purpose of Vyre corpses in RuneScape is for burning.
  • When dropped, Vyre corpses take up more than a single tile on the ground.
  • When burning corpses, if a player right clicks a stack of keys, they will only see the stack as displaying a single key, despite that there may be multiple keys resting on a pedestal.

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