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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).
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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.

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.


StrategiesEdit

If a player has less than 50 Defence/Attack/Strength, it is advised to bring some decent food for your level. 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.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wolf bonesWolf bones1Always815

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
46–47%44–45%4%4%1–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 22,343 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

FoodEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw chickenRaw chicken5Common1,910
Raw beefRaw beef5Common550
Raw bear meatRaw bear meat1–5Common193–965
Jug of wineJug of wine1Common139

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar1Common71
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common37
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow50Uncommon600
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Uncommon115
Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar1Uncommon307
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon427
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon594
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,623
Rune javelinRune javelin1Uncommon177
Warpriest of Zamorak helmWarpriest of Zamorak helm [1]1Varies [2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirassWarpriest of Zamorak cuirass [1]1Varies [2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak greavesWarpriest of Zamorak greaves [1]1Varies [2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntletsWarpriest of Zamorak gauntlets1Varies [2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak bootsWarpriest of Zamorak boots [1]1Varies [2]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak capeWarpriest of Zamorak cape [1]1Varies [2]Not sold

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common440
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common200
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,051
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,029
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,567
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon99
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,941
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,847
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,178
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare7,292

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins10; 90; 120; 222; 364; 400CommonNot sold
FurFur1Common236
Grey wolf furGrey wolf fur1Common33
Werewolf boneWerewolf bone1Common [3]Not sold
Steel barSteel bar1Common983
Iron oreIron ore1–5Uncommon261–1,305
CoalCoal2Uncommon616
TinderboxTinderbox1Uncommon197
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore2Uncommon174
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak1Rare4,900
Brass keyBrass key1Rare825
White berriesWhite berries1Rare1,340
BucketBucket1Rare31
Vial of waterVial of water1Rare44
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 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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common984
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,865
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,388
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,987
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,415–219,285
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,799
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,107
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,251
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare551,295–673,805
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,562
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,325
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,281,420–1,566,180
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,012
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,180–950,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,210
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,020
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,129,815–1,380,885
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon62,390
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon622
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon254
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare845,975–1,067,230
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare210,600–265,680
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare87,350–122,290
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,510–37,290
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon288,000–352,000
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,280–37,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon488,160–596,640
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,600–338,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,190–21,010
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,600–268,400
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,945
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare413,505–505,395
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare963,810–1,177,990
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,834
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,510–785,290
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon514,440–628,760
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon461,700–564,300
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon203,434–232,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon290,766–332,304
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon700,704
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,863,600
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon99,000–121,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,788–23,862
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare196,425–240,075
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,795–41,305
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,210–667,590
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

Notable WerewolvesEdit

TriviaEdit

Werewolf in museum

A werewolf in a display case in the Varrock Museum.

  • 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.
  • Werewolves in Canifis used to be able to drop the Warpriest of Zamorak armour pieces, however an update on 27 October 2014 corrected this.

See alsoEdit

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