[FAQ] • [doc]
Warped tortoise icon

Warped tortoises can be found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon during The Path of Glouphrie and can be fought there during and after the quest. The dungeon may be reached by using spirit trees (fastest). Using fairy ring BKP (partial completion of Fairytale II - Cure a Queen required) or by walking from Castle Wars will take you to an area with a grapple crossing requiring any crossbow and a mithril grapple to cross the river to the dungeon.

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.


Warped tortoises are completely immune to any attack, unless players have a crystal chime in their inventory or on their tool belt. They mainly attack with magic, which can deal moderate damage. They are weak against ranged, particularly crossbows. A dragon crossbow or better is sufficient.

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 players have 96 Summoning for a Pack yak.

Warped tortoises are unaffected by aggression potions.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always205


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 54,670 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Common2,184
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common2,897
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,505
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon17,646
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare23,219
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,121
Mithril oreMithril ore3–9 (noted)Common1,014–3,042
CoalCoal6–16 (noted)Common828–2,208
Law runeLaw rune3–6Uncommon951–1,902
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon774
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Air runeAir rune49Rare1,519
Coins 100Coins30–180Common30–180
Swamp tarSwamp tar10–32Common1,420–4,544
CabbageCabbage2–54 (noted)Uncommon300–8,100
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–4Uncommon445–1,780
Tortoise shellTortoise shell1–3[1]Uncommon13,807–41,421
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Rare980
  1. ^ 5% chance to be noted if a Tirannwn quiver is equipped

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE 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
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20Common[2]Not sold
SulphurSulphur1Common[3]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ Only with RDT drops
  3. ^ Only dropped during Regicide

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,046
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,871
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,560
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare160,200–195,800
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,361
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,761
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,584
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare521,280–637,120
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,923
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,081,440–1,321,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare865
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,510
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,650–937,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,566
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,355–1,282,545
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare405,795–511,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,580–142,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,000–53,200
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,915–37,785
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,050–312,950
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,760–18,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare331,920–405,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,940–18,260
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon201,780–246,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,284–44,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,810–462,990
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,070,190–1,308,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,937
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,055–768,845
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,330–411,070
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon186,030–227,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,730–230,670
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,475–201,025
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,114–10,416
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,674–11,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,292
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,110,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,450–264,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,435–40,865
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare390,150–476,850
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare45,181


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 60,811 kills[1].


  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"