Harpie Bug Swarm
|Harpie Bug Swarm|
|Released||30 January 2006 (Update)|
|Examine||A swarm of bugs.|
|Category||Harpie Bug Swarm|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
Harpie Bug Swarms are mid-level slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 33 to kill. A lit bug lantern, which requires a Firemaking level of 33 to light, is required to damage these monsters (the lantern must be lit and worn). If you do not have 33 Firemaking, you cannot be assigned Harpie Bug Swarms as a Slayer task.
Harpie Bug Swarms should be an easy task for well-equipped mid-level players. Their abundance as well as the fact that they remain aggressive to players until level 93 combat makes this task very click-easy. However, Harpie Bug Swarms are very accurate, and will often hit for up to 6 hitpoints; thus, it is advisable to bring food appropriate for the player's level. Many may find lobsters suitable for the task. Defence levels beginning roughly in the late 40s or early 50s or higher will prove helpful in defending against this enemy. Another option for those that have completed Tai Bwo Wannai Trio is to keep Protect from Melee up and recharge prayer at the Tribal Statue about 30 seconds away.
There is a safespot behind a bush in between two trees on the south side of the area.
You can use a Dwarf Multicannon in this location, but you have to equip the bug lantern for the cannon to deal damage.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Notice: The map pointing out where the swarm is on the right sidebar.
- (Most recommended) The closest fairy ring is dkp. Although you will need to run south and use the shortcut to cross the river and then run north. Fairy ring ckr can also be used, though it's further to the south. Taking the former requires you to run past the Shaikahan and aggressive jogres before you can melee the swarms.
- A Tai bwo wannai teleport scroll will take you to the nearby village, just south-west of the swarms.
- You can also use the Ardougne cloak's teleport to the monastery, run north-east to captain Barnaby, take the boat to Brimhaven and run south and east to reach the swarms.
- If your House is in Brimhaven, you can Teleport to House, then walk south to the mainland then east.
- You can also use a ring of dueling and take the Al Kharid gnome glider to the crashed Karamja one which is slightly slower than the fairy rings.
- With 53 Agility, 21 Strength, 42 Ranged, and any crossbow and a mithril grapple, use the Karamja teleport option on a charged amulet of glory, run southwest, and use the grapple agility shortcut. This is faster than any other travel method, but losing an inventory space for the crossbow if not ranging (or the grapple if ranging) may not be appealing to some players.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Estimated drop rates are based off 9,000 kills.
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
|Steel full helm||1||Uncommon||133||330|
|Staff of fire||1||Uncommon||1,411||900|
|Adamant med helm||1||Rare||902||1,152|
Runes[edit | edit source]
|Fire rune||30; 60||Common||150-300||60-120|
Other[edit | edit source]
|Coins||30; 40; 160; 230; 490||Common||30-490||30-490|
|Jug of wine||1||Uncommon||3||0|
|Gem drop table||1||Uncommon||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue scroll (medium)||1||1/128||Not sold||12|
Gem drop table[edit | edit source]
There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/256; 1/130[d 1]||512||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/512; 1/260[d 1]||687||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/1,024; 1/520[d 1]||1,363||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 1]||834||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/4,096; 1/2,080[d 1]||2,790||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||10,744||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||9,288||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||885||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/131,072; 1/7,800[d 1][d 2]||11,927||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/262,144; 1/15,600[d 1][d 2]||65,581||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 1][d 2]||37,946||37,440|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|25 April 2013
|Harpie bug swarms will no longer be assigned as a Slayer target unless you have the appropriate Firemaking level.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 1 Oct 2017. Mod Ash: "I think all three of the checks you list are still in effect on the creatures in question. Reducing requirements tends not to be popular."
- 9,000 kills
- Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."