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]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  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]

  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.

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]