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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. 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.

StrategyEdit

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, 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.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always383

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 52,462 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Armour and weaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril warhammerMithril warhammer1Common786
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Common434
Mithril platebodyMithril platebody1Uncommon2,605
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon18,471
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1Rare24,260

Ore and gemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1Common1,284
Mithril oreMithril ore3–9 (noted)Common747–2,241
CoalCoal6–16 (noted)Common2,328–6,208

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law runeLaw rune3–6Uncommon816–1,632
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon518
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare216
Air runeAir rune49Rare735

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 tar10–32Common1,270–4,064
CabbageCabbage2–54 (noted)Uncommon160–4,320
Tangled toads' legsTangled toads' legs1–4Uncommon455–1,820
Tortoise shellTortoise shell1–3[3]Uncommon15,388–46,164
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Rare51
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 sapphire1Common733
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,428
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,488
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,017
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,765–220,935
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,806
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,808
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,503
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,635–687,665
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,367
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,817
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,853
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,795–946,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,923
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,022
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,134,405–1,386,495
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare782,795–987,526
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare187,590–236,652
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,725–100,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,595–32,505
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon179,325–219,175
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon30,257–34,470
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon310,140–379,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,840–19,360
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon231,120–282,480
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common36,675
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare330,075–403,425
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare926,640–1,132,560
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,164
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare647,460–791,340
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon405,810–495,990
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,600–411,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon179,595–219,505
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,145–141,955
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon136,472–155,968
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon177,632–203,008
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon533,504
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,564,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,180–11,220
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,884–21,566
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare177,525–216,975
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,935–35,365
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare542,700–663,300
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. 
  • 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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