Creature Creation

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Creature Creation
Homunculus in dungeon.png
Released 19 February 2007 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Tower of Life
Participants 1
Skills None
Reward currency None
Tutorial No
Music Mutant Medley
Creature Creation dungeon map.png

Creature Creation is a minigame that involves creating unique hybrid monsters and killing them for their drops. It can be found in the basement of the Tower of Life after completing the Tower of Life quest. A trapdoor on the ground floor of the tower leads to the basement. The Builder's costume is not required to enter the tower once the quest has been completed.

Some of the monsters drop multiples of items that are otherwise hard to get or expensive to purchase, such as Unicorn horns, which are used to make Unicorn horn dust for Herblore. Players who have completed tiers of the Ardougne diary will receive these drops in noted form.

Some of the monsters are dangerous, so bringing food may be advised. Players needing food while creating creatures can pickpocket the workers outside the tower to obtain triangle sandwiches. 'Black-eye', 'Gummy', 'The Guns', and 'No fingers' can be pickpocketed, but not Bonafido.

Altars of Life[edit | edit source]

There are six Altars of Life, each dedicated to a different hybrid monster. Placing one each of two ingredients at the correct altar primes the altar. The primed altar must be activated to created the mixed creature. All but one of the monsters in turn drop one of their ingredients, which makes continuous creation easier; however, after completion of the easy and medium Ardougne Diaries, these drops will be noted. The monsters occasionally also drop various types of satchels (the colour depends on the creature) and tea flasks. The satchels are held in the shield slot and can hold one triangle sandwich, one cake, and one banana. The tea flasks can hold the contents of up to five cups of tea.

An Altar of Life.

Players use several items to create the monsters:

Altar Creature (level) Ingredients Always Drops May Drop [1] Average Profit [2]
North-east Newtroost (19) 1 Eye of newt inventory imageEye of newt
1 Feather inventory imageFeather
4-10 Eye of newt inventory imageEye of newt [3] Rune satchel inventory imageRune satchel 97
North-west Unicow (25) 1 Cowhide inventory imageCowhide
1 Unicorn horn inventory imageUnicorn horn
2-4 Unicorn horn inventory imageUnicorn horns [3] Green satchel inventory imageGreen satchel 579
South-east Spidine (42) 1 Red spiders' eggs inventory imageRed spiders' eggs
1 Raw sardine inventory imageRaw sardine
3-6 Red spiders' eggs inventory imageRed spiders' eggs [3] Red satchel inventory imageRed satchel 2,372
South-west Swordchick (46) 1 Raw swordfish inventory imageRaw swordfish
1 Raw chicken inventory imageRaw chicken
10-40 Feather inventory imageFeathers Black satchel inventory imageBlack satchel −167
East Jubster (87) 1 Raw jubbly inventory imageRaw jubbly
1 Raw lobster inventory imageRaw lobster
3-7 Raw jubbly inventory imageRaw jubbly [4] Gold satchel inventory imageGold satchel 2,197
West Frogeel (103) 1 Raw cave eel inventory imageRaw cave eel
1 Giant frog legs inventory imageGiant frog legs
5-10 Raw cave eel inventory imageRaw cave eels [4] Plain satchel inventory imagePlain satchel −1,658
  1. ^ All creatures may also drop a tea flask.
  2. ^ Assuming non-dropped ingredients are bought from the Grand Exchange.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Noted after completion of the Medium Ardougne Diary.
  4. ^ 4.0 4.1 Noted after completion of the Easy Ardougne Diary.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • For fast banking, either use Fairy ring code DJP to get to the Tower of Life and bank in Zanaris or walk from the Ardougne Teleport location and use a jewellery-based teleport to a bank. Fairy rings are the quickest method, but their use requires partial completion of the Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest.
  • When playing the activity to get the 'ingredient drops', bring one of the ingredient that is always dropped and several of the other ingredient. This allows the altar to be used multiple times in one trip. For efficiency, the goal is to fill inventory as much as practical with the desired item. Use trial and error to determine how many of the always-consumed ingredient to bring. (This method does not work with swordchicks, since they do not drop raw chickens.)
  • For more efficiency and convenience, before leaving the activity, prime the altar with both ingredients without activating the altar. The items will still be present when the player returns, allowing the altar to be activated, no matter how long a time the player is away. This method is particularly recommended for forgetful players who might forget to take the 'single' item (for example, the player brought a load of cow hides but not one unicorn horn).
  • The spidine, which requires red spider eggs and raw sardines, is useful as it drops red spider eggs in larger numbers (3-5). Use Ishmael's Fish He Sells in the Ruins of Unkah to stock up on raw sardines. One raw sardine will yield about 3.5 red spider's eggs on average. It takes around 8 raw sardines to collect a full load of red spider eggs.
  • The unicow is perhaps the fastest method in the game to obtain unicorn horns in quantity without spending money. Kill some cows close to a bank and bank the cow hides (or buy cowhides). There is a cow pen just north of the Ardougne market outside the city walls. Each cowhide creates one unicow, which drops 2 to 4 unicorn horns. However, you will need one of the horns to make the next unicow, so bring lots of cow hides to get a full inventory of unicorn horns. It typically takes 10-13 cow hides to get a full inventory of unicorn horns.
  • The different levels of the Ardougne Diary cause some of the drops from the creatures to be noted. This may mean that you are unable to re-use drops to summon the creatures again. However, the Ardougne south bank is not too far away.
  • It is possible to find ranged/magic safespots, although it may be impractical to do so most of the time.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
(update | poll)

Drops from creatures become noted depending on the tier of Ardougne diary completed; the items that will be noted increases from easy to hard diaries.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Homunculus of alchemy were created by combining parts of different animals to create a hybrid.
  • A Homunculus was viewed as a possible by-product of Alchemy in the days when it was believed to be true. They were human-like in manner and appearance but lacked a soul.