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A warped tortoise can be found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon during the The Path of Glouphrie quest and can be fought there during and after the quest. Players cannot receive Slayer assignments for warped tortoises unless they have completed the quest.

They are commonly killed for the frequent drop rate of Tortoise shells, used for creating a war tortoise pouch. They are also killed for their frequent drop of rune warhammers and pickaxes.

Their horrific appearance is a result of tampering with the Anima Mundi during experiments conducted by Glouphrie in Arposandra. The experiments have caused the tortoises to grow an additional pair of legs, as well as a group of purple tentacles protruding from their shell.

How to killEdit

Warped tortoises are completely immune to incoming attacks unless the player has a crystal chime in their inventory. They mainly attack with magic, which can deal moderate damage, and quite accurately. They have considerable defence against melee and magic attacks, but are less well-defended against ranged, particularly crossbow bolts. The best weapons for killing them are dual Ascension crossbowsChaotic crossbows, or even a Royal crossbow or the Hand cannon, although a Zaryte bow would also be effective.

There are relatively few areas where these foes may be killed without any interference from nearby level 82 warped terrorbirds, which are aggressive and attack with ranged and melee. One is at the entrance, where there are two quick tortoise spawns. A second is at the end of dungeon where there is a room with two warped tortoises alone which is not generally used by bots. This could prove useful for those on a Slayer task, particularly if they have 96 Summoning for a Pack yak. Some players may however find it unappealing to run through the length of the entire dungeon, tanking ranged attacks inflicted by the huge numbers of Warped Terrorbirds along the way.

Notes Edit

  • Competition: Has been fierce at times, with bots sometimes infesting several of the worlds, reducing the chances of tagging a tortoise unless the player's reactions are very quick. Due to the small number of good locations, and the popularity due to slayer assignments and desire for the drops, players will often compete and attempt to force the other one to hop into another world.  An easy way to deal with bots is to place your clan vexilium in front of the ladder to the entrance.  Sometimes bots will also enter the next room (the one with terrorbirds) if both doors are open.
  • Multi-hitting: A Dwarf multicannon can be used in the dungeon. However, this will attack immediately on target, and the chimes must be used manually on them. This however, while expensive to do, maintains your hold on the tortoises the player is currently attacking. This will also affect Ancient Magicks Burst and Barrage spells.
  • Healing: Warped tortoises can drop various amounts of items. They drop Tangled toad legs, which heal for a small amount, and can come in groups of one to three. This makes players who come to kill them bring little or no food, however the drop rate for this food is not common, so players may need to bring food if they have low defence or armour without good resistance to magic.
  • Drops: Pick up stackables such as Swamp tar, Mithril ore, Law runes, and Coal. They also drop decent alching equipment, such as Mithril platebodies, warhammers, and Rune warhammers and pickaxes. Pick up any unique drops, such as Tortoise shells, Perfect shells,[Notes 1] Long bones and Curved bones.
  • Prayer Flashing: Prayer flashing may be used to negate some damage. This is however no longer recommended as protection prayers now only block 50% of damage as of the Evolution of Combat update. This may take some practice to do, and doing this will force the player to attack one at a time to minimise damage.
    1. ^ Perfect Shells can be turned in for 600 coins and 500 crafting xp

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always391

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
80–81%9%4%3%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 51,788 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Armour and weaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Common738
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common396
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,702
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon18,620
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare24,733

Ore and gemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,271
Mithril oreMithril ore3–9 (noted)Common885–2,655
CoalCoal6–16 (noted)Common1,836–4,896

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law runeLaw rune3–6Uncommon786–1,572
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon312
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare199
Air runeAir rune49Rare833

SpecialEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Humerus boneHumerus bone1Common [1]Not sold
Perfect shellPerfect shell1–3UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
SulphurSulphur1Common [1]Not sold
Coins 100Coins30–180CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20Common [2]Not sold
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–32Common1,240–3,968
CabbageCabbage2–54 (noted)Uncommon106–2,862
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–4Uncommon428–1,712
Tortoise shellTortoise shell1–3 [3]Uncommon14,550–43,650
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Rare55
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only dropped during Regicide
  2. ^ Only with RDT drops
  3. ^ Noted if a Tirannwn quiver is equipped

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 sapphire1Common843
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,485
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,338
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,380
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare152,100–185,900
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,907
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon42,987
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,985
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare584,325–714,175
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,109
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,413
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,317,240–1,609,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,243
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,645–956,075
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,403
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,804
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,860–30,140
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,146,150–1,400,850
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,582
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon622
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon199
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare812,500–1,025,000
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,620–241,736
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare69,550–97,370
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,970–36,630
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,225–275,275
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon31,280–35,190
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon370,440–452,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,200–336,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon228,780–279,620
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,960
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare413,640–505,560
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,002,240–1,224,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,107
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare646,605–790,295
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon473,940–579,260
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon333,990–408,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,305–188,595
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,790–146,410
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon146,132–167,008
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon232,218–265,392
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon598,836
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,709,250
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,550–10,450
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon98,550–120,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,496–22,304
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare183,600–224,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,995–39,105
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare586,170–716,430
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

TriviaEdit

  • At one time it was possible to heal using Guthan's set even when the tortoises were not made vulnerable by the crystal chimes. This was because at one point Guthan's set counted potential damage inflicted on foes even when actual damage was not possible due to prayer or other invulnerability. An update on 9 June 2009 fixed this bug.
  • Warped tortoises are the highest levelled monsters to drop cabbages.
  • If you have a slayer Daily Challenge and you attack a tortoise without a chime, you won't be able to do any damage. But if someone else subsequently kills the tortoise, it will still count towards your Daily Challenge.
  • The examine text when protected and not protected are different. When it is examined without being affected by chimes, the examine text says "You don't think you can harm this creature.", while when affected by the chimes it says "This tortoise looks a little more vulnerable now." 
  • There seems to be a glitch where warped tortoises are immune to stuns; if stunned with Impact they will be unaffected, while if Asphyxiate is used the first hit will not stun while the remaining hits will.

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