|Release date||22 April 2008 (Update)|
|Quest item?||Legacy of Seergaze|
|High Alch||1 coin|
|Low Alch||1 coin|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A Vyrewatch corpse. Just a husk, really.|
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.
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.
|Log type||G.E. cost of normal log||Doses of sacred oil||G.E. cost of pyre logs||Making pyre log XP||Burning XP||Cost/XP|
|Arctic pine logs||40||3||5,042||14||158||31.91|
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:
- Set up logs and a corpse on one pyre.
- Light the waiting pyre.
- As soon as the pyre is lit, set up logs and a corpse on an adjacent pyre.
- By the time Step 3 is done, the Spectral vyrewatch will have been released and Columbarium key will have appeared. Take the key.
- Repeat Steps 2-4 until all corpses are cremated.
This process can be further sped up by not collecting the Columbarium keys until you've cremated a full load of corpses. However, they will disappear if left upon the columns for too long, so waiting to collect the keys may not be a good idea if using a beast of burden to bring extra pyre logs. 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 dissapearing 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.
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
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 6,952 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Note: charms are a second reward, obtained with other items
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Saradomin page 1 1 Rare 401,500 Saradomin page 2 1 Rare 196,354 Saradomin page 3 1 Rare 133,603 Saradomin page 4 1 Rare 135,426 Guthix page 1 1 Rare 144,529 Guthix page 2 1 Rare 160,280 Guthix page 3 1 Rare 150,849 Guthix page 4 1 Rare 234,130 Zamorak page 1 1 Rare 909,488 Zamorak page 2 1 Rare 640,877 Zamorak page 3 1 Rare 786,470 Zamorak page 4 1 Rare 747,373 Armadyl page 1 1 Rare 101,533 Armadyl page 2 1 Rare 120,303 Armadyl page 3 1 Rare 111,310 Armadyl page 4 1 Rare 114,175 Bandos page 1 1 Rare 73,125 Bandos page 2 1 Rare 69,901 Bandos page 3 1 Rare 68,090 Bandos page 4 1 Rare 52,221 Ancient page 1 1 Rare 265,254 Ancient page 2 1 Rare 261,994 Ancient page 3 1 Rare 225,487 Ancient page 4 1 Rare 235,180
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Earth rune 62–123 Common 930–1,845 Chaos rune 7–19 Common 287–779 Death rune 8–15 Common 1,376–2,580 Blood rune 7–13 Common 1,918–3,562 Nature rune 8–15 Common 2,192–4,110 Law rune 7–13 Common 2,072–3,848
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 164–492 Grimy ranarr 1 Common 3,138 Grimy toadflax 1 Common 5,215 Grimy irit 1 Common 2,813 Grimy avantoe 1 Common 4,500 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 4,677 Grimy snapdragon 1 Uncommon 4,347 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 2,156 Grimy lantadyme 1 Common 8,923 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Common 10,163 Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 8,635
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Limpwurt seed 1 Common 1,006 Cactus seed 1 Common 17 Irit seed 1 Common 236 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,363 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 1,615 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 41,581
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 875–1,725 Uncommon Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,840 Gold bar 7–13 (noted) Common 623–1,157 Rune bar 1 Uncommon 14,059 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 268 Blood talisman  1 Common 965
- ^ One will always be obtained during the quest
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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 1,338 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,767 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,713 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,413 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,192 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,037 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,062 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,006 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,483 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,180 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,463 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,564 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,509 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 824,150 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,309 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,969 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,920 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,208 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 17,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,263,000 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,593,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,852 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,572 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 100,875–141,225 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 100,725–141,015 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 1,018 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 268 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,480–21,920 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,220 Law rune 45 Rare 13,320 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 8,600–20,812 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,700 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,875–399,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 450,000–900,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 93,000–310,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 35,400–1,770,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 276,000–1,472,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,600 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,113,300 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,022,000–21,154,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,059–702,950 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 135,300–1,353,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 131,370–525,480 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 87,960–879,600 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,132 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 71,027–3,551,350 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 123,403–863,821 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,127,890 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,615 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,450–8,180,000 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
- 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.