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Level 38Level 57Level 76
Level 90Level 104
Shifter (Level 38).png
Released18 April 2006 (Update)
Combat level38
ExamineNippy little thing!
Combat info
Max hit5
Attack styleStab
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID1694,1695

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.

Due to their ability to teleport, trying to outrun their pursuit can be extremely difficult. However, it is possible to "hide" from them by climbing up a ladder or closing a gate on 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