A Ferocious barbarian spirit appears as a result of using mangled bones at the pyre site around Otto's whirlpool, south of Barbarian Outpost.
This monster will attack you when you have any type of log and axe in your inventory, mangled bones, and click on the "Build pyre" spot along the edge of the lake in front of Otto the barbarian's hut. Protection prayers are recommended; this monster can hit fairly hard for its level, and cannot be poisoned. Though it appears ghostly and comes from the afterlife, this monster is not undead and cannot be affected by Crumble Undead or the Salve Amulet.
This monster does not drop dragon full helms; these can only be obtained as a direct drop from mithril dragons, or by building a pyre ship with chewed bones, which are also obtained from killing mithril dragons.
Note: The Ferocious barbarian spirit will disappear if not defeated within a certain amount of time (around 3 minutes), even if still in combat. Lower levelled players should consider this if attempting to complete barbarian skills training as if the spirit is not defeated, it will not count towards the training and the player will have to gather the bones once more.
There is a safespot when using the northern Pyre Sites, near the whirlpool to the Ancient Cavern. Lure the spirit near the bridge and attack him while you are standing on the bridge and he is behind the fence. Additionally, the mushrooms near the Pyre Site may be used as a safespot.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Ferocious barbarian spirit kill is worth 3,361.69.
There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table twice.
|Grimy guam leaf||1–2||1/51.2||68–136||7–14|
|Grimy ranarr weed||1–2||1/148.9||9,048–18,096||18–36|
|Grimy irit leaf||1–2||1/204.8||709–1,418||10–20|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1–2||1/546.1||982–1,964||14–28|
There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/32.06; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/64; 1/32.5[d 2]||345||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/128; 1/65[d 2]||529||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/256; 1/130[d 2]||1,156||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/682.67; 1/346.67[d 2]||472||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,024; 1/520[d 2]||2,787||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/2,048; 1/1,040[d 2]||10,016||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/2,048; 1/1,040[d 2]||9,977||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/2,048; 1/1,040[d 2]||735||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/32,768; 1/1,950[d 2][d 3]||11,885||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/65,536; 1/3,900[d 2][d 3]||65,464||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 2][d 3]||36,901||37,440|
- ^ 1.0 1.1 The elite clue scroll and elite casket are only dropped when completing an elite clue scroll asking you to kill a ferocious barbarian spirit.