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Shifters are creatures in the Pest Control minigame that excel in melee combat and can teleport across the island and even pass through walls. For this reason, they are very dangerous for those on defence since they can teleport right next to the Void Knight and attack them. They appear to have the bottom half of a spider with the scythes of a praying mantis (similar to the Abyssal demon). Their colouring varies, depending on their combat levels. Although it has the ability to teleport other monsters, such as Ravagers and Torchers (even up on to towers), they can only teleport others a very short distance. Unlike other pests, shifters are immune to the effects of poison.

For some reason, shifters are some of the few monsters that can attack at a diagonal. Other than ranged monsters, most single squared beasts will align with the player to attack. They also seem to hit the knight from a distance while teleporting around them.

Level table[edit | edit source]

Level Hit points Max hit Colour Novice Intermediate Veteran
38 23 5 Red Yes No No
57 38 6 Green Yes Yes No
76 53 8 Black No Yes No
90 68 8 Yellow No Yes Yes
104 83 9 Silver No No Yes