Tortoise

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The Tortoise (Testudines giganteus) are trained tortoises used by the Gnomes in battle. They can be found northwest of the Grand Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, just north of the swamp. Trainer Nacklepen is in charge of their combat development.

Fighting[edit | edit source]

When fighting the tortoise with riders, the three gnomes take turns attacking the player. The mage sends a bluish spell towards the player. The ranger shoots a steel arrow at the player, and the tortoise attacks with the driver holding the reins if the player is within their meleeing range. Protection prayers aren't very effective because the riders use all 3 combat styles; however, the tortoises hit hardest with melee, so that prayer will stop the most damage.

When the mounted tortoise is slain, the riders, which consist of a level 5 Gnome Archer, Gnome Driver, and a Gnome Mage spawn. This can prove somewhat dangerous for low levelled (under 80 combat) players, as these gnomes are fairly accurate for their level. If the player runs away, however, they become unaggressive, and eventually disappear when the tortoise respawns.

If the player is not in multi combat only the Gnome Driver will attack the player. While in multi combat sometimes the gnomes don't attack the player or only attack one at a time. The Gnomes will cry out for "Dobbie", apparently referring to the slain tortoise. They will despawn after around 48 seconds if they are not killed before. The player will not receive combat or hitpoints experience for slaying these gnomes.

Location[edit | edit source]

Drops without riders[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always700

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nature rune.png: Tortoise drops Nature rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Nature rune1–310/128271-813108-324
Steel arrow.png: Tortoise drops Steel arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 12-23Steel arrow12–2310/128[d 1]396-75984-161
Earth rune.png: Tortoise drops Earth rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10-14Earth rune10–145/12850-7020-28
  1. Steel arrows also drop together with the seed drop table.

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/51.2 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/51.277
Grimy marrentill.png: Tortoise drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/68.3128
Grimy tarromin.png: Tortoise drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/91 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/911149
Grimy harralander.png: Tortoise drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1175089
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/148.910,49718
Grimy irit leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/204.880610
Grimy avantoe.png: Tortoise drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/273.11,64210
Grimy kwuarm.png: Tortoise drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/327.7 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/327.71,27712
Grimy cadantine.png: Tortoise drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/409.61,43313
Grimy lantadyme.png: Tortoise drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/546.11,41113
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/546.150914

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the fixed allotment seed drop table, with the exception of one set of cabbage seeds that are also an individual drop.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-19Cabbage seed10–1910/12830-5710-19
Potato seed.png: Tortoise drops Potato seed with rarity 1/35.1 in quantity 4Potato seed41/35.184
Onion seed.png: Tortoise drops Onion seed with rarity 1/46.8 in quantity 4Onion seed41/46.844
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/70.1 in quantity 4Cabbage seed41/70.1124
Tomato seed.png: Tortoise drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/140.3 in quantity 3Tomato seed31/140.396
Sweetcorn seed.png: Tortoise drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/280.5 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed31/280.51812
Strawberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/561.1 in quantity 2Strawberry seed21/561.1820
Watermelon seed.png: Tortoise drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/1,122.1 in quantity 2Watermelon seed21/1,122.118266
Snape grass seed.png: Tortoise drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,683.2 in quantity 2Snape grass seed21/1,683.26,148112

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage with rarity 10/128 in quantity 20-59 (noted)Cabbage20–59 (noted)10/128[d 1]620-1,8290
Pineapple.png: Tortoise drops Pineapple with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Pineapple110/1283071
Worm batta.png: Tortoise drops Worm batta with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Worm batta18/1281,1290
  1. Cabbage also drop together with the herb drop table.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Swamp toad.png: Tortoise drops Swamp toad with rarity 20/128 in quantity 1Swamp toad120/1285841
Tortoise shell.png: Tortoise drops Tortoise shell with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Tortoise shell1–310/128867-2,601600-1,800
Mahogany logs.png: Tortoise drops Mahogany logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Mahogany logs12/12839630
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Teak logs12/12816018
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Teak logs21/12832036

Drops with riders[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always700
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 3Bones3Always[d 1]2100
  1. Three sets of bones are dropped from killing the three riders on the tortoise.

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Pink boots.png: Tortoise drops Pink boots with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink boots11/128451120
Pink robe bottoms.png: Tortoise drops Pink robe bottoms with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink robe bottoms11/128163108
Pink robe top.png: Tortoise drops Pink robe top with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink robe top11/128285108

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth rune.png: Tortoise drops Earth rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-14Earth rune10–1410/12850-7020-28
Mithril arrow.png: Tortoise drops Mithril arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 6-11Mithril arrow6–1110/128[d 1]138-253114-209
Nature rune.png: Tortoise drops Nature rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Nature rune1–310/128271-813108-324
Steel arrow.png: Tortoise drops Steel arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 12-23Steel arrow12–2310/128396-75984-161
  1. Mithril arrows also drop together with the seed drop table.

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/51.2 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/51.277
Grimy marrentill.png: Tortoise drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/68.3128
Grimy tarromin.png: Tortoise drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/91 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/911149
Grimy harralander.png: Tortoise drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1175089
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/148.910,49718
Grimy irit leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/204.880610
Grimy avantoe.png: Tortoise drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/273.11,64210
Grimy kwuarm.png: Tortoise drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/327.7 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/327.71,27712
Grimy cadantine.png: Tortoise drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/409.61,43313
Grimy lantadyme.png: Tortoise drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/546.11,41113
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/546.150914

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the fixed allotment seed drop table, with the exception of one set of cabbage seeds that are also an individual drop.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-19Cabbage seed10–1910/12830-5710-19
Potato seed.png: Tortoise drops Potato seed with rarity 1/35.1 in quantity 4Potato seed41/35.184
Onion seed.png: Tortoise drops Onion seed with rarity 1/46.8 in quantity 4Onion seed41/46.844
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/70.1 in quantity 4Cabbage seed41/70.1124
Tomato seed.png: Tortoise drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/140.3 in quantity 3Tomato seed31/140.396
Sweetcorn seed.png: Tortoise drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/280.5 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed31/280.51812
Strawberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/561.1 in quantity 2Strawberry seed21/561.1820
Watermelon seed.png: Tortoise drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/1,122.1 in quantity 2Watermelon seed21/1,122.118266
Snape grass seed.png: Tortoise drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,683.2 in quantity 2Snape grass seed21/1,683.26,148112

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage with rarity 10/128 in quantity 20-59 (noted)Cabbage20–59 (noted)10/128[d 1]620-1,8290
Pineapple.png: Tortoise drops Pineapple with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Pineapple110/1283071
Toad crunchies.png: Tortoise drops Toad crunchies with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Toad crunchies110/1284,8921
Worm batta.png: Tortoise drops Worm batta with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Worm batta14/1281,1290
Blurberry special.png: Tortoise drops Blurberry special with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Blurberry special11/1283,88118
  1. Cabbage also drop together with the herb drop table.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tortoise shell.png: Tortoise drops Tortoise shell with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1-3Tortoise shell1–38/128867-2,601600-1,800
Swamp toad.png: Tortoise drops Swamp toad with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Swamp toad15/1285841
Mahogany logs.png: Tortoise drops Mahogany logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Mahogany logs22/12879260
Perfect shell.png: Tortoise drops Perfect shell with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-3Perfect shell1–32/128Not sold600-1,800
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Teak logs22/12832036
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 4Teak logs41/12864072

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 January 2015
(update)
Battle tortoises no longer block players from walking into them.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Gnome riders named the tortoise Dobbie.

See also[edit | edit source]