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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 kill Edit

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 118 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, 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 minimize damage.

Habitat Edit

Drops Edit

100% Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 575

Charms Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

80%

9%

4%

3%

3–4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 47,683 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Armour and weaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 2 Common 830
Adamant hatchet Adamant hatchet 1 2 Common 407
Mithril platebody Mithril platebody 1 3 Uncommon 2,622
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 3 Uncommon 18,583
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 4 Rare 24,509

Ore and gemsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 2 Common 2,471
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–9 (noted) 2 Common 2,532–7,596
Coal Coal 6–16 (noted) 2 Common 1,152–3,072

Runes and talismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Law rune Law rune 3–6 3 Uncommon 879–1,758
Law talisman Law talisman 1 3 Uncommon 601
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 4 Rare 447
Air rune Air rune 49 4 Rare 1,715

Special Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Humerus bone Humerus bone 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Perfect shell Perfect shell 1–3 3 Uncommon Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek.

Other Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Sulphur Sulphur 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Coins 1000 Coins 30–180 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20 2 Common [2] Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 10–32 2 Common 4,340–13,888
Cabbage Cabbage 2–54 (noted) 3 Uncommon 232–6,264
Tangled toads' legs Tangled toads' legs 1–4 3 Uncommon 529–2,116
Tortoise shell Tortoise shell 1–3 3 Uncommon 13,114–39,342
Weapon poison (3) Weapon poison (3) 1 4 Rare 108
Court summons Court summons 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only dropped during Regicide.
  2. ^ Only with RDT drops.

Rare drop table drops Edit

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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,405
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,148
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,240
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,722
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,784
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,664
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,352
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,543
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,312
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,127
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,359
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,832
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,166
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,015
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,350–74,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,594,000
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,908,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,097,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 140,908
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 447
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,480–25,920
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,860
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,185
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,650–13,673
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 10,400
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,875–319,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 411,250–822,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 86,250–287,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 370,650–1,976,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,400
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,567
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,880–638,800
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 99,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,700
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 67,803–3,390,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 155,959–1,091,713
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 16,095–498,945
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,858
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

Trivia Edit

  • 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 leveled 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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