|Release date||29 June 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||184 (and 60.7 experience)|
|Always drops||Wolf bones|
|Examine text|| Eek! A werewolf! /|
Down, Fang! /
He doesn't look pleased to see me.
|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||533 (and 175.8 experience)|
|Always drops||Wolf bones|
|Examine text|| Eek! A werewolf! /|
Down, Fang! /
He doesn't look pleased to see me.
Werewolves are found in Canifis. They have low defence for what their combat level suggests. They appear as normal humans (level 28) until provoked (meaning if you attack them), unless the player wields a Wolfbane dagger, in which case they remain human. In either case they drop Wolf bones. They can hit up to 80 as a werewolf, and up to high 50's as a human. If you are a lower level player (70-) training on them you may want food as their attacks are accurate.
Level 89 Werewolves can be found in the God Wars Dungeon, and have a maximum hit of 256. They also have better defence and accuracy than their Canifis counterparts, and are also aggressive to players not wearing an item of Zamorak. They are spread out all over the area except the Bandos area. Werewolves can be killed here for a Slayer assignment, but this is usually not recommended due to the length of the area. However there are many Spiritual Warriors and mages who can quickly decimate them, so players who do not care about the respawn time can quickly kill them there.
They only count towards Slayer tasks and exp when killed in the "wolf" form, not their human forms. There is a strategy that can work to reduce damage when killing these for slayer, though. Start the fight with the wolfbane dagger equipped, then when the werewolf's health is low, switch to a different weapon. It will regain some health in the transformation to wolf form, but still be low, and will ultimately cause less damage than fighting as a wolf the entire time.
If a player has less than 70 Defence/Attack/Strength, it is advised to bring some decent food - Swordfish or better.
It might be a good idea to bring Nature and Fire runes for high alching some of the drops, however decent drops are rare. If you run out of food you can make a quick run to your bank or buy moonlight mead drinks from the bar for 5 gp, which heal 40 life points.
The best way to kill Werewolves, for lower levels, is to use the Wolfbane dagger. This prevents them from transforming into their Werewolf form. Wait until their Human form's LP is very low before switching to your weapon of choice. This decreases the time taken and HP lost due to the low level of the Human form. However, when the human form turns into a werewolf he gains half his life. Once the transformation has occurred, the kill will count towards a Slayer assignment.
Also in the food shop north of the bank, you can use the table as a safe spot to attack a werewolf, Zoja, that constantly spawns and roams in this room. In addition, the general store spawns two werewolves.
Some may choose to enter the bar in Canifis and Range/Mage the werewolves from across the bar tables and stools. This is a safe spot so no food is required. If using Melee, Moonlight Mead can be purchased for 5gp from the barman, healing 40 life points and having no negative effects on other stats.
In addition to this, one may abuse the ability to regain health points in any bank, to allow for both full drop pickups, and healing meaning no food is required.
You can also use a halberd, this is more difficult than Range/Mage so it isn't recommended.
It is possible to "triple hit" a werewolf by first hitting their human forms with a wolfbane dagger, then equipping a dragon dagger and using its special attack as they morph. This causes the initial hit and the special attack to hit at the same time. When using a poisoned weapon in this way (such as a poisoned dragon dagger) the poison damage may also occur at the same time as the initial attack, causing even more damage to be caused early on in the fight.
It is possible to "double hit" without a special attack by clicking attack just before they transform. Combined with the additional automatic attack, you will hit two strikes in rapid succession. This is also possible if you click during the transformation, but timing difficulties make this less effective.
It is important to note that Canifis can be used as a respawn hub. Therefore, a player could train on werewolves with no food or prayer. When the player dies, he or she can respawn in Canifis and pick up any dropped items quickly.
Werewolves in MisthalinEdit
In the quest Darkness of Hallowvale, two werewolves are found to have passed the holy barrier of the River Salve at Paterdomus, abducting stray travellers for the vampyres. In the novel Betrayal at Falador, werewolves made it all the way into Asgarnia.
Werewolves are one of the 'races' who have champions of champions in the Champions' Challenge activity. It is not currently possible to fight the werewolf champion.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Wolf bones 1 Always 949
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 20,076 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Raw chicken 5 Common 2,485 Raw beef 5 Common 2,160 Raw bear meat 1–5 Common 177–885 Jug of wine 1 Common 57
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel scimitar 1 Common 72 Steel hatchet 1 Common 39 Steel arrow 50 Uncommon 600 Steel full helm 1 Uncommon 91 Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 286 Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 471 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 706 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,649 Rune javelin 1 Uncommon 169 Warpriest of Zamorak helm  1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass  1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Zamorak greaves  1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Zamorak boots  1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Zamorak cape  1 Varies Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy tarromin 1 Common 41 Grimy guam 1 Common 739 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 128 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,826 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,302 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,240 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 176 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 3,002 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,504 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 9,050 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 9,464
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 10, 90, 120, 222, 364, 400 Common Not sold Fur 1 Common 375 Grey wolf fur 1 Common 36 Werewolf bone 1 Common Not sold Steel bar 1 Common 1,166 Iron ore 1–5 Uncommon 284–1,420 Coal 2 Uncommon 476 Tinderbox 1 Uncommon 151 Morchella mushroom spore 2 Uncommon 2,266 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold Wine of Zamorak 1 Rare 4,527 Brass key 1 Rare 840 White berries 1 Rare 1,455 Bucket 1 Rare 55 Vial of water 1 Rare 46 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Frozen key piece (zamorak) 1 Varies Not sold
- ^ a b c d e Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon and in Canifis.
- ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.
- ^ Only during the Rag and Bone Man wish list.
- ^ Only in Zamorak's Fortress.
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,641 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,772 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,099 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,735 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,133 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,712 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,777 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,749 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,533 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,224 Rune javelin 5 Rare 845 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,420 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,378 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,580 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 826,650 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,145 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,915 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,484 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,164 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 16,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,269,000 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,800–76,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,602,400 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 102,957 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,837 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 97,475–136,465 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 97,800–136,920 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 988 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 377 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,820–23,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,620 Law rune 45 Rare 18,675 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,450–22,869 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,100 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,250–402,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 418,250–836,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 100,350–334,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 35,700–1,785,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 358,500–1,912,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,079,900 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,429,000–24,003,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,256–712,800 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 120,500–1,205,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 135,360–541,440 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 95,900–959,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,758 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 66,419–3,320,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 123,236–862,652 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,267,540 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,652 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,050–8,020,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 Rare Not sold
- All the inhabitants of Canifis have Slavic names.
- Werewolves used to drop level 3 clue scrolls, but a hidden update changed this and they now drop level 2 clues.
- The inhabitants will make wolf sounds while fighting, even before they change forms.
- If a player uses the Shove special on a regular citizen in Canifis, they will not turn into werewolves. This might be a glitch, as it 'starts' combat against the Canifis citizen.
- Werewolves were previously known as "Wolfman" and "Wolfwoman", and simply "Man" and "Woman" before they transformed.
- If one uses an ability during the werewolf's transformation, then the ability will have no effect, but adrenaline will be generated.
- The villagers in Canifis are weak to Fire spells. However, upon transformation into a werewolf, their weakness will turn into Water spells. It is unknown whether it was intended or not.
- The werewolves in the God Wars Dungeon all appear to be female.