Harpie Bug Swarm

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The location of Harpie Bug Swarms and close teleports
The location of Harpie Bug Swarms and close teleports

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.[1]

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.

It is recommended to bring nature runes while slaying this monster since it has many drops that can be alched to free up inventory spaces, and fire runes are frequently dropped from this monster.

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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Harpie bug swarms are located on the northern shore of mainland Karamja, north-east of Tai Bwo Wannai and east of the jogre dungeon.

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.[2]

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel axe.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Steel axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Steel axe 1 Uncommon (4/128) 24
Steel full helm.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Steel full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Steel full helm 1 Uncommon (4/128) 157
Staff of fire.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Staff of fire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Staff of fire 1 Uncommon (4/128) 1,549
Mithril chainbody.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Mithril chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon (2/128) 984
Steel boots.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Steel boots with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Steel boots 1 Rare (1/128) 95
Adamant med helm.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Adamant med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Adamant med helm 1 Rare (1/128) 959
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 30,40,160,230,490 Coins 30; 40; 160; 230; 490 Common (66/128) Not sold
Gold ore.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Gold ore with rarity Common in quantity 1 Gold ore 1 Common (8/128) 355
Jug of wine.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Jug of wine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon (2/128) 4
Gem drop table.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Gem drop table with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Gem drop table 1 Uncommon (2/128) Not sold
Clue scroll (medium).png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Clue scroll (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 30,60 Fire rune 30; 60 Common (29/128) 150–300
Chaos rune.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Chaos rune 15 Uncommon (5/128) 1,485
Death rune.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 Death rune 3 Uncommon (3/128) 666

Other[edit | edit source]

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster approximately has a 1/64 chance to access the gem drop table.

Show/hide gem drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/256; 1/128)[G 1] 634
Uncut emerald.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/512; 1/256)[G 1] 799
Uncut ruby.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,024; 1/512)[G 1] 1,396
Nature talisman.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/2,730.67; 1/1,365.33)[G 1] Not sold
Uncut diamond.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/4,096; 1/2,048)[G 1] 2,928
Rune javelin.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/8,192; 1/4,096)[G 1] 810
Loop half of key.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Very rare (1/8,192; 1/4,096)[G 1] 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare (1/8,192; 1/4,096)[G 1] 9,506
Rune spear.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/131,072; 1/15,360)[G 1] 12,050
Shield left half.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/262,144; 1/30,720)[G 1] 65,700
Dragon spear.png: Harpie Bug Swarm can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/349,525.33; 1/40,960)[G 1] 37,128
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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."
  2. 9,000 kills