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This article is about the monster. For the non-attackable werewolf at the Werewolf Agility Course, see Werewolf (NPC). For the werewolves in their human form, see Werewolf (human).
CanifisGod Wars Dungeon
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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. You can power train on them in the bank, because if they harm you and you kill it, in the bank your health is automatically regained. There is one in the bank that respawns every 20 seconds or so.

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 50 Defence/Attack/Strength, it is advised to bring some decent food for your level, or visit the bank periodically, as you will automatically regain your health in there. With 50+ combat skills they can be slain with relative ease.

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 440 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.

Werewolf transform

A Werewolf transforming.

Safe spotting a werewolf in Canifis

A player using the safe spot in Rufus's food store to kill a werewolf.

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.

Champions' ChallengeEdit

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.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wolf bonesWolf bones1Always733


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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Based on a sample of 23,260 kills.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Raw chickenRaw chicken5Common1,225
Raw beefRaw beef5Common1,220
Raw bear meatRaw bear meat1–5Common274–1,370
Jug of wineJug of wine1Common73

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar1Common1,023
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common809
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow50Uncommon800
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Uncommon434
Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar1Uncommon2,009
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon1,910
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon1,313
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,202
Rune javelinRune javelin1Uncommon181
Warpriest of Zamorak helm (75)Warpriest of Zamorak helm[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves (75)Warpriest of Zamorak greaves[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak boots (75)Warpriest of Zamorak boots[1]1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cape (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cape[1]1Varies[2]Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common73
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common111
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,513
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,381
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,620
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon74
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,835
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,891
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,600
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,492


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins10; 90; 120; 222; 364; 400Common10–400
Grey wolf furGrey wolf fur1Common51
Werewolf boneWerewolf bone1Common[3]Not sold
Steel barSteel bar1Common916
Iron oreIron ore1–5Uncommon332–1,660
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore2Uncommon344
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak1Rare7,767
Brass keyBrass key1Rare860
White berriesWhite berries1Rare1,067
Vial of waterVial of water1Rare50
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Frozen key piece (zamorak)Frozen key piece (zamorak)1Random[4]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Only during the Rag and Bone Man wish list.
  4. ^ Only in Zamorak's Fortress.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,613
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,486
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,971
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,695–218,405
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,038
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,831
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare544,410–665,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,289
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,276,200–1,559,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,691
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,365–942,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,659
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,114–24,386
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare373,035–470,598
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,720–138,416
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,750–54,250
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,250–288,750
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,208–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,540–363,660
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon205,920–251,680
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,026–37,744
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,465–389,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,032,390–1,261,810
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,042
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,630–770,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,780–466,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,600–455,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,840–272,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,955–175,945
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,308–16,352
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,300–15,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon465,420
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,674,810
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,765–11,935
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon189,000–231,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare559,980–684,420
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

Notable WerewolvesEdit


Werewolf in museum

A werewolf in a display case in the Varrock Museum.

  • Werewolves used to drop level 3 clue scrolls, but a hidden update changed this and they now drop level 2 clues.
  • 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.
  • Werewolves in Canifis used to be able to drop the Warpriest of Zamorak armour pieces, however an update on 27 October 2014 corrected this.

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