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The Warped terrorbird is a Slayer monster found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. They require 56 Slayer and a Crystal chime to be killed. There are also three level 143 warped terrorbirds that the player must fight near the end of The Path of Glouphrie quest; see here for a guide to that fight. Players must have at least started the quest in order to receive these monsters as a Slayer assignment.

Warped terrorbirds are an excellent source of runes, bolts and bolt tips.

CharacteristicsEdit

Warped terrorbirds are the result of Glouphrie's experimentation with the Anima Mundi, or life energy. Once terrorbirds, these mutants are stronger and used for guarding the city of Arposandra.

These monsters are weak to melee, most notably slash weapons such as the abyssal whip and chaotic longsword. It is worth noting that the terrorbird's ranged attack is sound-based, so ear protection could prove useful. In other words, using Earmuffs, Masked earmuffs, Slayer helmet or a Full slayer helmet reduces their ranged attacks' maximum hit to 20. This ranged attack will hit twice, so players can be hit up to 40, though this is very unlikely. It is best to know where to find the least amount of terrorbirds as multiple terrorbirds can hit up to 100 in succession. Their maximum melee hit remains the same, however, so Protect from Melee may be helpful. (However, as the ranged attack hits almost 100% of the time while the melee hits much less often, it is advised to use the Protect from Missiles prayer for less total damage).

They will always be aggressive towards the player, even if the player does not leave the area. If the player uses the crystal chimes on it, it will immediately retaliate, and its spawns will also be aggressive. They can also target the player even if there are obstacles on the way.

It can be noted that, after the Evolution of Combat update, certain monsters have displayed a tendency to drop their current target, if the target accidentally damages them with the few multi-target spells in the game. Despite the warped terrorbird's endless aggression, this system may be used to fight one at a time, with only a small amount of set-up. To make a terrorbird drop its aggression, simply attack it a couple times, then wait somewhere out of range of its attacks, and it will drop its aggression after a few seconds. To regain aggression, kill one and all of its future spawns will be aggressive to you until forced to drop it.

It is revealed during the Prisoner of Glouphrie quest that the Arposandrans breed terrorbirds and then put them through a machine to make them stronger and intelligent. Guard no.72 is an example of such an enhanced terrorbird. The machine does not always work properly, and when the machine malfunctions, the defective terrorbirds end up with unusual growths and are presumably weaker or unintelligent. These "factory seconds" are disposed of by sending them to the sewers. During the quest the player witnesses a blue, female warped terrorbird being disposed of in this fashion; its examine text, like that of the attackable birds in the sewer, is "You don't think you can harm this terrorbird".

HabitatEdit

Poison waste dungeon

The Poison Waste Dungeon.

Warped terrorbirds are only found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. Players may travel there by:

Enter through the sewer entrance south-west of the Spirit tree.

StrategyEdit

Arposandra machine

The Machine in Arposandra that either creates intelligent or warped terrorbirds.

Due to an update in early March, 2010, players are no longer required to use the crystal chime on a warped terrorbird to make it vulnerable to damage, however the crystal chime must be in the player's inventory to kill it.

A healing familiar, preferably a Bunyip, can greatly extend the length of time a player may stay in the dungeon. They are particularly useful because familiars such as the Bunyip heal 200 lifepoints every 15 seconds, which is roughly how much damage the Warped terrorbirds deal. Their ranged attacks are low-hitting (if using ear protection) but persistent, so much damage will be sustained if no healing familiar is used.

At higher levels, Guthans works very well, if killing in the room at the end of the dungeon with only one terrorbird in it. Bring a Prayer potion or two, using Protect from Missiles if health gets too low, and a few pieces of high level food. When one is of a high enough level (75+ combat stats), they may kill these birds without any food at all, due to the fact that the healing properties of Guthan's will be higher than the damage received, when meleeing the lone bird. This way, a player may stay in the room until one piece of Guthan's armour degrades to 0 percent.

Flashing the Protect from Missiles prayer for a short time will make them stop using their ranged attack, as long as they are out of melee range. This is helpful if the player only wants to take damage from one at a time.

Training effectivenessEdit

A good place to slay warped terrorbirds inexpensively is at the very end of the dungeon. It is important to note that the Protect from Missiles prayer is effective here; it allows the player to run through the dungeon without taking too much damage. When the player reaches the large round antechamber with a pit in the centre and doors on four sides, he/she can go through the west door to a room with only a single terrorbird. At this point, Protect from Missiles is no longer necessary. This strategy will save the player from having to use Prayer potions.

Players should wear the best melee armour available and wield a good slash weapon such as the Abyssal whip, Chaotic longsword, or any of the godswords. If desired, the player can use a Dwarf Multicannon. There is an effective cannon spot on the west edge of the second "big" room of the dungeon, four spaces north of the square in front of a sewer gate. This drastically speeds up the time spent during a Slayer task, and makes Warped terrorbirds one of the fastest tasks accounting for XP/min. However, this method is highly expensive (on the amount of 500k + per assignment, and even more if the player doesn't weaken the terrorbirds fast, wasting a lot of cannonballs) and requires extreme concentration, forcing the player to reload the cannon periodically, drinking Prayer potions, and healing with food. There are also a few methods to safe-spot the birds, although your direct environment does not reveal them. Opening and fighting adjacent to a metal door will allow you to fight your opponent in 1 vs. 1 combat, beware that respawning birds could start to hit you with their ranged attack. Once you are not comfortable about your supplies and health you can just step back and close the door to immediately stop any kind of combat. Another trick could be standing on a frequent respawn-spot of the terrorbirds because if you are, they will respawn "in" you and start levitating around you, leaving you with only 1 (or maybe 2) opponents.

Cheap Method Edit

As previously suggested, Protect from Missiles is an excellent way to defend against the multiple ranged attacks of several terrorbirds at once. If you do not wish to pay for prayer potions and can use Spirit Trees as well as the Ardougne cloak 1 (or higher) and have a Ring of duelling this method may work out for you. Use the Spirit Trees to teleport there, then when you are being attacked by a ranged attack, use the prayer. You may notice that if you use a protect prayer and do not move, you may turn it off without any existing terrorbirds attacking you (usually), any new spawns will still attack you. Turning off the prayer when it is unnecessary will help prolong your stay. You will also want 20 or so of a cheap food (i.e. tuna/lobster). When your prayer or food runs out, use the cloak to teleport to the monastery and restore your prayer. If you are using a familiar and you have run out of summoning points, use the Ring of duelling's Castle Wars teleport and use the Obelisk. If not, then teleport to Mobilising Armies and use the Spirit tree there.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BonesBones1Always174

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune24–60Common600–1,500
Earth runeEarth rune12–36Common192–576
Death runeDeath rune4–28Uncommon1,364–9,548
Law runeLaw rune1–10Uncommon317–3,170
Soul runeSoul rune1–10Uncommon156–1,560

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,723
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Rare31,665

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Emerald bolt tips 5Emerald bolt tips16–24Common1,088–1,632
Ruby bolt tips 5Ruby bolt tips16–24Common640–960
Diamond bolt tips 5Diamond bolt tips16–24Common2,912–4,368
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts5–15Common345–1,035
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Uncommon719
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts3–12Uncommon954–3,816
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare24,679
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Very rare18,642

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins15–479CommonNot sold
FeatherFeather23–99Common644–2,772
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–52Common2,510–13,052
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,293
Wergali seed 5Wergali seed1Common496
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)1Uncommon116
Chocolate bombChocolate bomb1–3Uncommon1,275–3,825
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–3Uncommon415–1,245
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon187
Raw sharkRaw shark1–6 (noted)Uncommon1,187–7,122
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20Uncommon [1]Not sold
SulphurSulphur1Rare [2]Not sold
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare287
  1. ^ Only with RDT drops.
  2. ^ Only dropped during Regicide.

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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,213
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,956
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,839–321,145
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,955
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,491
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,388–791,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,814
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,821
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,360,800–1,663,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,105
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,718
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,979
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon20,905–25,345
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,136,160–1,388,640
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon68,734
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon907,790–1,145,212
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon297,180–374,904
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon99,150–138,810
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon613
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon287
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon43,065–52,635
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon267,075–326,425
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon35,680–40,140
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,940–546,260
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,600–349,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,890–24,310
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,740–284,460
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common44,325
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare398,925–487,575
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare956,880–1,169,520
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,954
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,310–787,490
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon584,280–714,120
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon451,440–551,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,115–310,585
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,170–210,430
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon251,118–286,992
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon323,890–370,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon587,916
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,507,510
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,250–35,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon10,845–13,255
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,900–133,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,944–254,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon657,450–803,550
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

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