Abyssal leech

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The abyssal leech is a monster that dwells in the Abyss, and also in the Abyssal Area (fairy ring code ALR). They do have high accuracy and can hit very quickly (attack speed of 8, around the same speed as dual wielded "fastest" weapons). They are the monster usually killed for pouches because they are the abyssal monster that has the fewest life points, though only by a small amount. On the flip side, however, their drop rate is the same of the monsters with tougher life points and defence.

It is not recommended to hunt these for pouch drops. Abyssal walkers are much easier to kill, because while wearing magic armour, you will consume less food from the melee attacks of the abyssal monsters. Players often train on Abyssal creatures for combat experience, which is one of the fastest methods of training in the game. Killing these for essence drops is not recommended as essence can be mined at a much quicker rate.

To hunt this creature in the Abyssal Area, place yourself in a corner so that they can only attack you one or two at a time. If you have 40 Prayer, bring a few Prayer potions and use Protect from Ranged. After that point hunting for pouches, charms, and various talismans is easier.

Training on them is not recommended but possible due to other monsters such as Abyssal walkers and Abyssal guardians that roam the Abyss and Abyssal Area. They have 2600 LP, extremely low defence, and are highly aggressive, allowing quick training. However, they will stop being aggressive after a while, just like the Abyssal guardians and walkers do. Once they become tolerant of you, all creatures in that half of the area (north or south) will become tolerant at once. To make them aggressive again, run to the other half of the area and run back.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Ashes.png: Abyssal leech drops Ashes with rarity Always in quantity 1AshesF2P icon.png1Always1191

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
97–98%0.4–1%0.8–1.6%0.2–0.6%0.2–0.7%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,221 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Air talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Air talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Air talismanF2P icon.png15/2564742
Mind talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Mind talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Mind talismanF2P icon.png15/2563132
Earth talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Earth talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Earth talismanF2P icon.png15/2569012
Water talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Water talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Water talismanF2P icon.png15/2565,3712
Fire talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Fire talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Fire talismanF2P icon.png15/2569232
Body talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Body talisman with rarity 5/256 in quantity 1Body talismanF2P icon.png15/2564422
Cosmic talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Cosmic talisman with rarity 2/256 in quantity 1Cosmic talisman (m)P2P icon.png12/2565112
Chaos talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Chaos talisman with rarity 2/256 in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png12/2561,0292
Nature talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Nature talisman with rarity 2/256 in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png12/2569242
Law talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Law talisman with rarity 2/256 in quantity 1Law talisman (m)P2P icon.png12/2568202
Elemental talisman.png: Abyssal leech drops Elemental talisman with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Elemental talisman (m)P2P icon.png11/2561,130300
Binding necklace.png: Abyssal leech drops Binding necklace with rarity 3/256 in quantity 1Binding necklace (m)P2P icon.png13/2561,601855
Small pouch.png: Abyssal leech drops Small pouch with rarity Rare in quantity 1Small pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]90High Level Alchemy icon.png90
Medium pouch.png: Abyssal leech drops Medium pouch with rarity Rare in quantity 1Medium pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Large pouch.png: Abyssal leech drops Large pouch with rarity Rare in quantity 1Large pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Giant pouch.png: Abyssal leech drops Giant pouch with rarity Rare in quantity 1Giant pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Pure essence.png: Abyssal leech drops Pure essence with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1,5,10,25 (noted)Pure essenceF2P icon.png1; 5; 10; 25 (noted)8/12821-5252-50
Abyssal charm.png: Abyssal leech drops Abyssal charm with rarity 9/256 in quantity 1Abyssal charm (m)P2P icon.png19/2560High Level Alchemy icon.png0
  1. ^ Estimated based on 569,187 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ a b c d You will only get a pouch if you have all the smaller pouches, i.e. a medium pouch will drop if you own a small pouch, and if you have them all, you will no longer get them as a drop, unless you lose one.

Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Spirit sapphire.png: Abyssal leech drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: Abyssal leech drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: Abyssal leech drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (medium).png: Abyssal leech drops Sealed clue scroll (medium) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (medium) (m)P2P icon.png1UncommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: Abyssal leech drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 569,187 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: Abyssal leech drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Abyssal leech drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare14,493Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 12 October 2015 (Update):
    • Now has a maximum hit greater than 1 and a reduced attack range

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Abyssal leeches used to be level 42, but after a hidden update, their combat levels were raised to 86.

See also[edit | edit source]